Hey guys! I know i've been a very naughty blogger, but I have the perfect excuse: i've been away in Saint Tropez for a week.
This is my second time in the south of France and the first at Plage de Gigaro, a great beach only 15kms to the center of Saint Tropez. Besides from eating ice cream, shopping and drinking white wine we didn't do much: just sunbathing and eating. What can I say: the perfect vacation. Nevertheless, we did make an effort to always look cool and fashionable! Here are some pics of this great vacation. Ill be reporting later on the hotel and the food.
What I was wearing:
Bikini River Island from Asos
Orange top Joie from Donna Ida
Sunglasses Italia Independent from Mytheresa
Silk Kaftan Etro (vintage)
Blue dress from Alice + Olivia
Hi guys! Last week I went to Paris for a weekend of work ( Mode City - Interfiliere swimwear shows). Lucky me, I still had almost the entire monday free so I headed to Le Marais, my favourite neighborhood: full of shops, restaurants and small cafes. I've bumped into Sarah Jessica Parker ( no kidding, she was with her son and a bodyguard) at Repetto shop in rue du Vielle Temple.
Anyway, another thing I love about Le Marais it's the graffiti. I always take pictures of the newest art on the street. So here's a selection of some of the best graffitis in Paris at this moment. Adorable.
Hey guys! My nieces came to London to spend a weekend with me. They live full time in Lisbon so it's exciting for them to spend some time in such a cosmopolitan city as London. Nevertheless, I was a bit scared they might get bored, as London is a fantastic city for grown ups but not the most entertaining for children. Or at least thats what I thought. They had a blast and so did I. So, what is so exciting about London for a 10 and a 13 year old, you may ask? First evening we went to the west end to see Matilda the Musical (Image 1). An award winning musical beautifully put together that we all loved. It's really difficult to get tickets, as it's always booked weeks in advance. Also, I took them to see Lucien Freuds exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. they did moan about going to a museum but they ended up enjoying it and laughing most of the time at the nude portraits. Because they begged me, I took them to do a manicure - I normally do it in a chinese nail salon in King's Road. The younger one, Matilde, wanted to have black nails, and the older, Carolina, wanted to have the english flag painting in her hand nails (2). A bit tacky for my taste but she loved it so much that she even tweeted it as soon as she arrived home.
On Sunday, we've headed to Hyde Park (3). The plan was to have a picnic but as the weather was a bit chilly, we've decided just to rent bikes and enjoy the sun. Lunch, had to be, of course, a traditional sunday roast. So i've booked a table at the Thomas Cubitt pub just across the street from my home. The meal was delicious and they really enjoyed the Yorkshire pudding - it was the first time they tasted it. After, they had cupcaked from Peggy Porschen (4) and we did some shopping in their favourite stores: Topshop, Abercrombie & Fitch. River Island and Forever 21. Before returning home, we took our baby Pablo, my Yorkshire Terrier, for a wash and a trim at the Pet Spa in Harrods (5). Harrods' pet kingdom is such an amazing place for children, that they could stay their an entire afternoon without complaining about it. Today the girls left and I miss them already. XOXO.
Hey everyone! When it starts getting cold like it is now, I always get a bit nostalgic about warm and sunny places that i've loved visiting in the past. And Capri is one of those destinations that I miss often, especially on a chilly cold daylike today. Recently i've bought a book dedicated to the italian island simply called Capri, and published by Assouline. Since the 50's, Capri has become a byword for glamour and luxury, attracting many jet-setters and literary genius and millionaires, like Jacqueline Kennedy, Truman Capote and the Agnellis. An effortless chic destination that you always want to go back to.
Hey everyone! Just got back from a weekend in Paris where i've stayed in one of the most stunning hotels i've ever been in my life: Le Royal Monceau - Philippe Starck's latest project, and probably one of his best ever. I have stayed before at the Sanderson (that looks a bit like the Big Brother house) and in St Martins Lane (too white, too cold, too passé), but Le Royal Monceau is a completely other deal and level of quality. Every detail is stunning and Starck designed every inch of the hotel - incluing lamps and door handles. And you can feel his genius in every corner. The rooms and suites are ultra cozy with a very hip vibe - the tv inside the XL mirror in front of the bed is simply great. But the real eye-opener is the bathroom - top to bottom covered in mirrors. This is surely the coolest hotel in town where you can spot celebrities at breakfast. As for service: absolutely flawless.
If there is a place on earth that everyone should go before they die is Rio - ok, Paris also. But Rio is so special not only because of its own natural beauty but also because it has everything you need to feel youre in paradise: fantastic beaches on your doorstep, tasty food and exotic fruits, sexy people all over the place and a cool vibe that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. On top of that, cariocas (natives of Rio) are super nice, relaxed and always smiling. Of course everybody knows Rio for two main events: the carnival and the new year's eve celebrations on Copacabana beach, but actually you should avoid travelling to Rio during those periods. Here's my all time top ten things to do in the city. Enjoy!
1. Stay in the fantastic Fasano. This is the most stylish hotel in town and the pool on the rooftop is one of the most beautiful in the world. A bit expensive but worth every dime.http://www.fasano.com.br/.
2. Go to Talho Capixaba. A delicatessen with tasty sandwiches to eat any time of the day. Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1022
3. Go for a walk in Leblon and Ipanema calçadão. It's free, it's great.
4. I always go back to Sushi Leblon. This japanese restaurant never disappoints me. Rua Dias Ferreira, 256, Leblon.
5. Eat a lemon ice cream with slices of orange in Sorvete Mil Frutas, the best ice cream shop in town. You can find them in all these locations: shopping Leblon, São Conrado Fashion Mall, Barra da Tijuca.
6. Lay on the beach. The best ones are: Posto 9 (Ipanema), Arpoador (between Copacabana and Ipanema), Country (near Country club) and Coqueirão (Ipanema).
7. Buy the best brazilian fashion: i absolutely love Osklen (super cool clothes with a chic twist); Cia Maritima bikinis (stunning and small like i love them); H. Stern jewelry (i have been collecting H. Stern for some years now and they just stand out from everything else out there).
8. Eat the best portuguese food. I always go to one of these places to have the best "bacalhau espiritual" (codfish baked in the oven with bread and a special sauce): Antiquarius - http://www.antiquarius.com.br/; and Da Silva (av Graça Aranha, 187).
9. Drink plenty of água de coco (coconut water). They sell it all over the city. You just can't get enough.
10. Lounge in the Baretto –Londra bar (Fasano Hotel); bar dos Descasados (Hotel Santa Teresa); Café Del Mar Rio (www.cafedelmar.art.br). Three great spots to drink cocktails and relax at night.
The Raleigh's pool in Miami is the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. Shaped to resemble a lagoon, it's separated from the rest of the hotel by trees. Perfumed towels are distributed to the swimmers when they arrive. Stunning! raleighhotel.com