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Elegant Breakfast at the Drake Hotel

Updated: 4 days ago

Artist's Statement:

A few years ago a marvelous travel agent booked my husband and me into the Drake Hotel in London, where the service and staff (and lack of elevators) recall the Edwardian era.


Each evening, we placed our order for the following morning's breakfast. Each morning, two waiters would appear, each carrying a large and very full platter whose contents would nourish us throughout the day. I told my husband, "I want to live here."



Oil on Linen

16 x 20 in


Never work before breakfast.

If you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.

Josh Billings

American humorist


Life, within doors, has few pleasanter prospects than a neatly-arranged

and well-provisioned breakfast-table.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables


Everyone runs around trying to find a place where they still serve breakfast

because eating breakfast, even it it's 5 o'clock in the afternoon,

is a sign that the day has just begun and good things can still happen.

Having lunch is like throwing in the towel.

Jonathan Goldstein

Lenny Bruce is Dead


I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time"

so I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.

Steven Wright

Standup comedian

(American)



Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.


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