Fenton Bailey writes:
Popped into a book store at the weekend, and an entire table was dedicated to Da Vinci books: travel, guide, sketch. Even diet books, like this one,The Diet Code: Revolutionary Weight Loss Secrets from Da Vinci and the Golden Ratio, available on Amazon:
As a master baker, painter, and woodworker, Stephen Lanzalotta has used the mathematical principles of The Golden Ratio (an integral plot element in The Da Vinci Code) for more than 30 years. His realization that this seemingly magic formula, once used by Da Vinci, held the secret to optimal health and weight loss led him to apply it to his menu at his popular bakery/café.
It reminded me of a pitch we made a few months back to international star plucker, Anastasia. Who is she?
Anastasia has built a reputation over the past several years as a top beauty maven by working magic on the brows of a large and loyal celebrity clientele – including Madonna, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Osbourne, Brittany Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Renee Zellweger, Debra Messing, Oprah Winfrey, Helen Hunt, Kim Cattrall, Reese Witherspoon, Julianna Margulies, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Kate Capshaw, Rita Wilson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lauren Holly, Christine Lahti, Lucy Liu, Portia De Rossi, Lara Flynn Boyle, Chloe Sevigny, Melissa Etheridge, Debi Mazar, Elle MacPherson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Garcelle Beauvais, Kirstie Alley, Lisa Marie Presley, Penelope Cruz and Sharon Stone.
We asked her daughter the secret of her success. In hushed and reverent tones she told us that she calculates how eyebrows should be plucked according to The Golden Ratio.