Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sometimes, I wish I was born a French girl, with effortless chic style, a carefree attitude, side-swept hair, Longchamp bag in one hand and carrying a woven basket filled with baguettes, cheese, grapes and strawberries in the other. Seems like I’m not the only one – witness Kanye West at Coachella pulling off a women’s silk blouse from the Céline S/S 2011 RTW collection, also worn by Clémence Poésy, the epitome French girl. Touché, Kanyé.

Friday, May 13, 2011

As promised, here are a little more than a dozen blackberry photos taken while vacationing in Playa del Carmen. It was a fantastic trip, filled with a tour of the Mayan ruins in Tulum, plenty of Mexican food (fish tacos, fajitas, ceviche, huevos rancheros, and enough guacamole and salsa to last me a life-time), snorkeling in the cenotes of the Riviera Maya, rappelling and zip lining through the forest, swimming in the warm and glistening waters of Mamitas Beach, enjoying the nightlife and the laid-back town of Playa del Carmen, and relaxing in our luxurious condo residences at El Taj. All of these adventures, combined with a fabulous group of some of the most fun and delightful people in the world, made for an exquisite and entertaining fête. Big shout-out to the organizers, Roxanne and Roja, with a special mention to Anissa, Martha, Samira, Anyssa, Olivia, Shireen, Navid, Nima, Yvette, Justin, Nima, Carmel, Saam, Leila, Nicole, Gus, Nieku, Nataly, Jen and Crystal. Miss you all, including Joaquin! See you soon in another paradise.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

After spending hours looking through the photos and videos of the Royal Wedding, I am fully satisfied with the class and beauty of that majestic day. However, even though Prince William and Kate make an adorable couple, the only reigning king and queen of gorgeousness is Victoria and David. And their counterparts in America, Gisele and Tom, have once again captivated the fashion insiders at the Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. So much hotness. From a cute attack to a stunning invasion, both these couples seem to get better and better as the years go by. I hope Victoria gives birth to a girl who ends up marrying Gisele's son ... Now that would be a Royal Wedding!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! I just got back from Playa del Carmen, so am really in the VIVA MEXICO spirit. Will post a few snaps from my exotic trip abroad, but first I have to spend a few hours reviewing everything that happened this past week: a royal wedding, the death of a dictator, and a fabulous ball. Interesting how the "real world" has elements of a Disney movie ... a simple girl becomes princess, the bad guy gets killed, and we all live happily ever after. Here's hoping!