A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 24, 2018
“Life is short—buy the shoes, drink the wine, order the dessert”

"Life is short—buy the shoes, drink the wine, order the dessert” is a motivational saying that has been printed on many images. “Life is short so buy the shoes, drink the wine, and enjoy the ride. #pgp” was posted on Twitter by Pretty Girl Problems on July 24, 2012. “Life’s too short so wear the sequins, drink the wine, and buy the shoes. #pgp” was posted on Twitter by Pretty Girl Problems on November 20, 2012.

“Life is short… drink the wine, buy the shoes, dance until dawn, have desert, get dressed up, sing out loud and say what’s on your mind” was posted on Twitter by Michele Celentano on April 28, 2013. “Quote of the day - “Life is short: buy the shoes, drink the wine and order dessert” #QuotesAboutLife #life #letsliveandlove” was posted on Twitter by Cook Consulting on March 14, 2014.


Twitter
Pretty Girl Problems
@PrettyGrlProb
Life is short so buy the shoes, drink the wine, and enjoy the ride. #pgp
9:22 PM - 24 Jul 2012

Twitter
Beatriz
@ladybea1979
Yes!  #PrettyGirls RT “@PrettyGrlProb: Life is short so buy the shoes, drink the wine, and enjoy the ride. #pgp”
9:24 PM - 24 Jul 2012

Twitter
Pretty Girl Problems
@PrettyGrlProb
Life’s too short so wear the sequins, drink the wine, and buy the shoes. #pgp
1:01 PM - 20 Nov 2012

Twitter
Michele Celentano
@MichCelentano
Life is short… drink the wine, buy the shoes, dance until dawn, have desert, get dressed up, sing out loud and say what’s on your mind..
4:15 AM - 28 Apr 2013

Twitter
Tiffany Kelly
@Tiff_Kelly_
Life’s short-eat the dessert, drink the wine, buy the shoes, quit your miserable job, go on vacation,… http://instagram.com/p/ZDZxqHlQMd/
9:58 AM - 8 May 2013

Twitter
Cook Consulting
@_CookConsulting
Quote of the day - “Life is short: buy the shoes, drink the wine and order dessert” #QuotesAboutLife #life #letsliveandlove
4:55 PM - 14 Mar 2014

Twitter
Michelle
@Michelle_Hervo
“Buy the shoes, drink the wine, order the dessert” 👠🍷🍰 #lifeistooshort
7:23 PM - 27 Mar 2014

Twitter
Lola Lowe
@WriterLolaLowe
“Life is short. Buy the shoes. Drink the wine. Order the dessert.” #shoes #wine #chocolate #girls
3:43 AM - 29 Mar 2014

Twitter
The Privvy
@theprivvy
Today is National Splurge Day, so eat the pizza, drink the wine, and buy the shoes.
6:09 PM - 18 Jun 2014

Google Books
Military Life 101:
Basic Training for New Military Families

By Janet I. Farley
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
2016
Pg. 182:
Life is short. Buy the pottery. Buy the shoes. Drink the wine.

Twitter
PluralSense
@pluralsense
Life’s short - buy the shoes, drink the wine, order the dessert.
2:35 PM - 22 May 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, May 24, 2018 • Permalink