Sunday, August 2, 2015

Beatrice Borromeo Marries Pierre Casiraghi


The nuptials of Beatrice Borromeo, whose family counts among Italy’s most ancient and aristocratic, and Pierre Casiraghi, the youngest son of Princess Caroline of Monaco and grandson of Grace Kelly.


 Last Saturday, July 25th, with a sumptuous civil ceremony and celebrations for more than 700 guests at the Grimaldi Palace and the opulent Hotel de Paris, in Monte Carlo, presided over by the groom’s uncle, Prince Albert, the head of the small principality, and mother, Princess Caroline.


Few are the times the word ”lavish” have been used as frequently and as aptly as to describe the pageantry of the two weddings within a week of one of the top glamor couples of the European noble set: The nuptials of Beatrice Borromeo, whose family counts among Italy’s most ancient and aristocratic, and Pierre Casiraghi, the youngest son of Princess Caroline of Monaco and grandson of Grace Kelly.
Celebrity Sightings During Pierre Casiraghi And Beatrice Borromeo Wedding

Other equally lush descriptions have been splashed around the event, which began last Saturday, July 25th, with a sumptuous civil ceremony and celebrations for more than 700 guests at the Grimaldi Palace and the opulent Hotel de Paris, in Monte Carlo, presided over by the groom’s uncle, Prince Albert, the head of the small principality, and mother, Princess Caroline.
 By Cecilia Rodriguez Contributor I'm a Luxembourg-based writer covering European affairs. FULL BIO > +FOLLOW Comment Now Few are the times the word ”lavish” have been used as frequently and as aptly as to describe the pageantry of the two weddings within a week of one of the top glamor couples of the European noble set: The nuptials of Beatrice Borromeo, whose family counts among Italy’s most ancient and aristocratic, and Pierre Casiraghi, the youngest son of Princess Caroline of Monaco and grandson of Grace Kelly.  Celebrity Sightings During Pierre Casiraghi And Beatrice Borromeo Wedding Getty Images  Other equally lush descriptions have been splashed around the event, which began last Saturday, July 25th, with a sumptuous civil ceremony and celebrations for more than 700 guests at the Grimaldi Palace and the opulent Hotel de Paris, in Monte Carlo, presided over by the groom’s uncle, Prince Albert, the head of the small principality, and mother, Princess Caroline.  > on August 1, 2015 in UNSPECIFIED, Italy. Getty Images  That warm-up was followed today by an even “bigger and grander” religious celebration and festivities that were spread among the northern Italian town of Stresa, on the shores of sun-kissed Lake Maggiore, and two of the various islands belonging to the Borromeo family.






When Italian heiress Beatrice Borromeo married Monaco’s Pierre Casiraghi (currently seventh in line for the throne) during a civil ceremony last weekend, she wore two different Valentino creations. On Saturday, when the couple held their religious ceremony on her family’s private island in Italy, she decided to go with another famed Italian fashion house — Armani.
The model-turned-journalist did another double-dress moment, donning a quarter-sleeved custom ivory Giorgio Armani Privé gown for their garden ceremony and then changing into a flowing silk tulle number for their white tie reception.





Prince Rainier and Princess Grace



                                                                 Beatrice  and Pierre  after ceremony

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Feel Comfortable In Your Own Skin

Feeling comfortable in your own skin!

There is only one of a kind and that is you!  Keep thinking
of  how special you are. No one else was created just
as you are and that entitles you to  the best of care! 

 Remember to honor your body's needs through 30-40 minute runs or exercise,  long showers, moisture, drink lots of water.Eat clean food and get plenty of  sleep. Feed your mind healthy thoughts.  Keep negative thinking out.

Make a list of the things you need to do to take care of yourself so you feel healthy and grounded, and then schedule them into your day. It’s easier to feel good about who you are when you make your needs priorities.

Maintain a happy, healthy spirit

Without inner peace, authenticity is fleeting. Consequently, I meditate if you can and do my best to live where peace is found—in the present moment.  Watch up lifting movies or do go after happy experiences.
Nothing helps my spirit soar as much as laughter. It helps me see the world through younger eyes and reminds me that, no matter what, every moment contains hope and possibilities.
Take time out to nurture your spirit, whether that means practicing yoga, walking on the beach, or simply relaxing. In order to be comfortable with yourself, you first need to be comfortable just being.
And always keep in mind…
Finding your authenticity—finding yourself—will help you feel your beauty. When you endeavor to be who you are and be true to yourself, you will automatically feel attractive and unique.
Also, it is important to remind yourself that beauty is never dependent upon the approval of others. Quite the contrary, beauty is very much self-defined and self-created. The only person who can ever truthfully tell you “you are beautiful” is also the only person who can “make you beautiful.”
You are the only person who can do this.














Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Back to France


Cannes, France

Hello sweet people!   Missing my French friends  and the beauty of the
amazing journey through France with girl friends.   My hope was to blog through
the vacation, However, Internet connections did not go well in the area of Nice and Provence.
Will post  some photos and little bits about the trip!
Still, on  busy days I sit and day dream I'm riding the train along the Mediterranean!

Cannes was much more crowded than I remember!  Blockades every where.
When I used to vacation there  there were barely any tourists just french
vacationers.   However, it still is a magical place on the ocean.  One
could feel, the thrill of  the  Elite Movie  Festival. Cannes has 12 hours of sun light
each day and sits on the Mediterranean.  We took a train from Nice (approx 30 min)
the views  were  dreamy! 
I purchased my first Chanel bag in Cannes! 

Au revoir!


Cassis /  My favorite part of Provence

Cassis Cafe

Beach in Canne, France
Avignon, France  ( Provence region)


Chateau La Costa Winery near Cezanne's Studio (French Painter)
studio below







 On our trip  to France we met  a lovely lady, Wendy Roehrig.  She  adored Chanel and made it over
to 31 Cambon in Paris.  Wendy just sent me photos of her with Coco Chanel
Thank you Wendy!







Under the Tower

Sienna Miller on a poster in Paris

Monday, July 6, 2015

Emily in France




Hi Emily,   Enchante!  ( translation: Please to meet you!)

Hello, Just got back in the states after an exceptional  experience and vacation to France.   We met wonderful  people during our stay.  One lovely up and coming pretty model was Amanda and her grandmother Amy! She was kind enough to do some quick photo ops and you can see she has a great future ahead of her.   Couldn't resist the opportunity after seeing her in those shoes purchased in Nice!

By the way, my friends and I just missed the Paris haute couture Fashion shows,on July 5th.   Versace runway was showing beautiful sheers with threads of loving flower head pieces. See below





















Took a photo through the doors of the GRAND PALAIS where employees
were setting up for a  fashion show


Flower market.   Maybe where Versace designers found influence in their collection










Thank You for posing Amanda!