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Thursday, July 25, 2019


Summer is the season of romantic candlelight dinners, and for me and my life partner also of celebrating our anniversary. Lake Garda is the perfect location for romantic dining, since several are the restaurants where you can delight your beloved with gourmet dishes, elegant table settings and superb views in a relaxing atmosphere.
This year, we chose the Magnolia Restaurant at Hotel Laurin - Salò Instagram, to celebrate the occasion, following the steps of my parents, who chose the location for their wedding party, several years ago... In this sophisticated venue inside an upmarket Art Nouveau villa overlooking Lake Garda, we enjoyed a romantic evening on the terrace with a charming view, and chose dishes from a refined "à la carte" menu with flavours from the lake, local wines and a careful service. And at the end of the dinner, an evocative, meaningful jewel from Gas Bijoux - St-Tropez was the perfect gift to celebrate our union: "The Tresses", a gold-plated bracelet consisting of intertwined plaited chains and decorated with delicate pompons at the clasp. Meaningful!...💞🎁

Thursday, July 18, 2019


Hot cruises, sandy beaches, and marine life - French Riviera fashion invokes many images, all of them speaking to us of style, luxury, and  he perfectly hedonistic approach to life. To enjoy this timeless mix between nautical and Parisian style, a certain loveliness of spirit is needed in combination with chic clothes and attention to detail that will make you look remarkably free-spirited and naturally gorgeous. The proper basics embodying this spirit are breezy garments such as off the shoulder white pieces and crop tops + long floral dresses / skirts. Light materials such as chiffon or georgette are definitely one of the hallmarks of this style, since we all love the way they drape over the body and hug it in all the right places.  That's why I immediately fell in love with this dress, as soon as I saw it, during a shopping day in Cannes, during my last trip to the French Riviera.
It's a long gored dress in semi-transparent aqua voile with graphic coral-coloured poppy print is the embodiment of this careless marine and flirty glam. And the cross-over V-neckline, together with the waist highlighted by a removable tie-belt, raglan armholes and short bell-flared sleeves add feminine charm to the model.
Now that I'm back home, its light evocative shades will bring pleasurable memories and feelings of my last sunny holiday on the French Riviera, while accompanying my remaining Summer evenings on the lakeside...