Version 1 scrapped but my favorite
Version 1 scrapped but my favorite
“Devil May Care,” a novel written by British author Sebastian Faulks and authorized by the estate of the late Ian Fleming, is due to come out in 2008, the centennial of Fleming’s birth. According to the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, “Devil May Care” is set during the Cold War and, like so many Bond adventures, moves about a variety of scenic locales.
“My novel is meant to stand in the line of Fleming’s own books, where the story is everything,” Faulks, whose books include “Birdsong,” “Charlotte Gray” and the upcoming “Engleby,” said in a statement issued Tuesday by Doubleday.
“In his house in Jamaica, Ian Fleming used to write a thousand words in the morning, then go snorkeling, have a cocktail, lunch on the terrace, more diving, another thousand words in the late afternoon, then more martinis and glamorous women. In my house in London, I followed this routine exactly, apart from the cocktails, the lunch and the snorkeling.”
Fleming, who died in 1964, wrote such favorites as “Goldfinger,” “Dr. No” and “From Russia With Love.” Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore are among those who have played the debonair secret agent on screen.
The Bond series has continued over the past 40 years, with Kingsley Amis and John Gardner among those writing stories. Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications Limited, said Faulks was ideal for the job.
“We had him in mind for our centenary novel for quite some time. He has an ability to write convincingly in whichever period or genre he chooses, and his novel ‘On Green Dolphin Street’ in particular made me think he might enjoy exploring the world of Ian Fleming and James Bond,” Turner said in a statement.
“We gave a sneak preview of the manuscript to Barbara Broccoli (daughter of Bond film producer Albert Broccoli), who said if I had told her the family had found an old manuscript of Ian’s in the basement she would have believed me. Sebastian couldn’t have written a better book to celebrate Ian’s 100th birthday.”
This is my shit for the summer
listen to song here
Ricotta Ice Cream
1 (15-oz) cold container whole-milk ricotta (1 2/3 cups) or 1 2/3 cups fresh ricotta
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup cold milk
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold heavy cream
1. Blend the cheeses, milk, sugar, zest and rum in a blender until smooth.
2. Add the salt, vanilla and cream and blend for just a few seconds until combined.
3. Put into an ice cream maker and freeze according to directions.
4. Put in the freezer to harden for at least two hours.
1 (4 1/2- to 5-lb) wedge of watermelon, cut into 1-inch-thick slices and chilled
1 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (from a 3-oz bar), shaved (1/4 cup)
Serve watermelon with scoops of ice cream and chocolate shavings.
The new Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Off shore Alinghi Team Chronograph watch celebrates the win of the Alinghi team over Team New Zealand in the 32nd America’s Cup – the most famous and prestigious regatta in the sport of sailing. The new Royal Oak Off Shore model has everything for sailing devotees.
Featuring a Flyback chronograph funtion and a regatta countdown aperture, two devices perfectly tailored to the complex procedure of America’s Cup race starts. The countdown aperture counts off the minutes prior to the departure and turns progressively red as the crucial start approaches. The flyback function enhances the accuracy of timing operations, since pressing a single pusher enables the wearer to reset and instantly restart the chronograph.
The hull and sails of Class America boats owe their lightness to the use of carbon fibre. For the Royal Oak Off shore Alinghi Team Chronograph, the watchmakers in Le Brassus chose a new concept applying forging technology to machining carbon which resulted in forged carbon. A first in the field of Haute Horlogerie! Two years of research were devoted to this material. In addition to the version featuring a case entirely made of forged cargon, the chronograph watch is also available with a case in pink gold or platinum.
In terms of the style, Audemars Piquet could not have designed something more sporty and macho. From the chunky bezel to the rectangular hands, 14.3 thick case and modern materials – this is an exceptional timepiece.
one of my favorite songs right now and hands down my favorite music video.