Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Dream Places/ Pongua Falls/Vietnam

This water fall is the most magnificent powerful one in the vicinity of Dalat. Located in a mountain range more than 50 kilometers from Dalat, Pongua water fall is as high as 40 meters. From that height water falls down to a big lake below producing great noise the echo of which can be heard far from the fall.

Quote of the Day

Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.

William Faulkner

Snow White and The Huntsman

I can't wait to see this movie!

Style Icon/ Eugenie Niarchos

She's the daughter of a Greek shipping heir, the best friend of Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess of Monaco. Born in New York but spent most of her life in Paris , Eugenie is  a  leading figure on the european art, fashion, and social scene. A  front row regular at many fashion shows, style icon and from 2007 a jewelry designer , she launched the Czarina Collection in collaboration with her childhood friend Gaia Repossi.
 She prefers to hide behind a veil of discretion, to play hide and seek with a smile and a light, elusive sense of humour. "At the moment", she says, "I have decided to dedicate myself to travel, to gather impressions freely and collect sensations, memories, images and cultural inspirations. I do not feel I belong to any one single place. Of Greece, the cradle of my family on the paternal side, I love the light, the idea of a living classicism, ongoing to this day, the enamel skies, the sea water woven with reflections of the sun where I go for long swims. But perhaps the city to which I am most closely linked is Paris, where I spent much of my childhood and early adolescence. When I have not been there for a while, I feel an overwhelming desire to return."

Oscar de la Renta Launches Children’s Line

This spring, Oscar de la Renta will debut his super chic kids collection for boys and girls aged 12 months to 14.
Items in the collection will run from $65 to $350, and they'll include "seersucker rompers, gingham smocked dresses, striped polos, floral blouses and more."

My Holiday in Dubai :)

Thomas Heatherwick-The Great Mind Behind

Thomas Heatherwick describes himself as a three-dimensional designer. Considered “UK’s brightest young designer” in Icon magazine, an extraordinary selection of projects ranging from public art with England’s tallest sculpture, to a bag collection for Longchamps, a rolling footbridge and a collection about ideas for the Conran foundation, has been invented and produced by him.
His projects are diverse, innovative and breathtaking each in their own individual way.

Christie's to sell Lily Safra jewels

Jewels belonging to Lily Safra, billionaire widow of banker Edmond Safra, are estimated to fetch more than $20 million at a May auction whose proceeds will benefit 20 charities selected by the philanthropist, Christie's said on Tuesday.
The 70 gems, being offered at its Geneva sale on May 14, include diamonds, rubies and sapphires as well as antique pieces dating to the late 18th-century and period jewellery, it said.
The Safra couple is known for their philanthropic work, including building Jerusalem's Safra Square and donations to the Louvre in Paris, where a gallery bears their name.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Song of the Day/ Beverley Craven/Promise me

Quote of the Day

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

Benjamin Disraeli

Izola Candles

Izola candles are made in the USA from renewable resources.  The wax is hand-poured into eight-ounce recycled, colored glass containers that have a rustic, weathered, and charming design quality.  In keeping good faith with old-world, utilitarian ethics, these candles are built to last and maintain their fragrance through 40 hours of burning time.

Italian police recover 37 stolen masterpieces

Italian police have recovered a collection of 37 masterpieces which were stolen more than 40 years ago, including a painting by Van Dyck and others attributed to Rubens and El Greco.
The oil paintings, worth an estimated £6 million (7.5 million euros), were stolen in 1971 from the house of a wealthy businessman in Rome but rediscovered when police recently raided two homes in the capital owned by a 50-year-old woman.
The paintings include Portrait of a Knight by Van Dyck, Christ on the Cross by Rubens and The Baptism of Christ by Nicolas Poussin, a 17th century French artist who spent most of his working life in Rome.

Paris Fashion Week 2012/Alexander McQueen

The latest collection by Alexander McQueen was Sarah Burton's fourth catwalk collection since inheriting the designer's chair, and her best yet. Seductive and feminine, it drew on organic and naturalistic imagery: dandelion heads were delicately embroidered onto evening dresses, while layers of fuschia tulle were layered to create gowns as dense and gaudy as bauble-decked Christmas trees. "I wanted it to be very positive," said Burton after the show. "It is about a beautiful future."