GO-TO couturier of princess brides the world over, Ralph & Russo has never had a problem creating the requisite drama with its show finale. Always heavily embellished and full-skirted, the bridal outing this season was just a little more grown-up. A Victorian neckline and covered-up silhouette - often required by the high-profile Middle Eastern and Asian brides serviced by the British label - were offset by a slimmer, more sensual, line over the hips.
Shepherd's Salad: 3 Roma tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch parsley (leaves picked, not chopped), 1/2 cup pitted and halved black olives 1/2 small red onion, 2 tbsp cider vinegar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 4 tbsp olive oil, Salt and pepper, 8 ounces Greek feta cheese, diced. Toss together all ingredients except feta cheese in a large bowl. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Toss in the feta cheese just before serving and taste for seasoning and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
The Sky Disc of Nebra: 3,600 years old. Was used as an advanced astronomical clock and was found near Europe's oldest observatory in Goseck. The 32-centimeter-wide (seven-inch) bronze disc with gold-leaf appliqués representing the sun, the moon, and the stars is the oldest visual representation of the cosmos known to date. A cluster of seven dots has previously been interpreted as the Pleiades constellation as it appeared 3,600 years ago.