Note 1: (bon vivant) According to the American Heritage Dictionary: "A person with refined taste, especially one who enjoys superb food and drink."
Note 2: (Arcturus, the bear, and Cassiopeia) From the Encyclopeadia Britannica:
Arcturus: also called Alpha Bo÷tis, one of the five brightest stars in the night sky, and the brightest star in the northern constellation Bo÷tes, with an apparent visual magnitude of 0.00. It is an orange-coloured giant star about 40 light-years from the Earth. It lies in an almost direct line with the tail of Ursa Major (the Great Bear); hence its name, derived from the Greek words for "bear guard."
The Bear is also known as the "Big Dipper" and by "Ursa Major": (Latin: "Greater Bear"), also called THE GREAT BEAR, in astronomy, a constellation of the Northern Hemisphere. It was referred to in the Old Testament (Job 9:9; 38:32) and mentioned by Homer in the Iliad (xviii, 487). The Greeks identified this constellation with the nymph Callisto, who was placed in the heavens by Zeus in the form of a bear together with her son Arcas as "bear keeper," or Arcturus; the Greeks named the constellation Arctos, the she-bear, or Helice, from its turning around Polaris, the Pole Star. The Romans knew the constellation as Arctos or Ursa. Ptolemy cataloged eight of the constellation's stars. Of these, the seven brightest constitute one of the most characteristic figures in the northern sky; the group has received various names--Septentriones, the Wagon, Plow, Big Dipper, and Charles's Wain. For the Hindus these seven stars represented the seven Rishis (or Sages). Two of the constellation's stars, Dubhe and Merak, are called the pointers because the line Merak-Dubhe points to the Pole Star.
Cassiopeia: abbreviated Cas, in astronomy, a constellation of the northern sky, easily recognized by a group of five bright stars forming a slightly irregular W. It lies at one hour right ascension (the coordinate of the celestial sphere analogous to longitude on the Earth) and 60║ north declination (angular distance north of the celestial equator). Tycho's nova, one of the few recorded supernovae in the Galaxy, appeared in Cassiopeia in 1572.