Travel

25 years and counting...!

I think that everyone that's been married for 25 years deserves a weekend on a cruise.

Just kidding! I couldn't ask for the ONLY and better company than the two loves of my life: my husband Walter and my lovely son Alex.

The boat "Carnival Liberty" took us to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios, where I was stunned by its blue, blue skies and crystal clear, turquoise waters. 

Cruise1 

Cruise3

This was a cute little gift shop in Cozumel, I couldn't resist to take a picture of these amazing colors! 

 Cruise2

Other thing I could not resist: hand- painted pottery! I could not come back home without some gorgeous pieces.

Cruise4 

There was this irresistible spa that offered full body massages for couples... how could I say no? They gave us this fabulous massage (I can't tell you the exact name because I don't remember, but I do remember it was exquisite!), followed by a seaweed wrap, nothing ever felt so soothing!

Isn't every woman's dream to have his husband get a facial? You had to be there to believe it, the look on his face was priceless! Wish I had a picture!

Cruisee

This is how 25 years of complete and utter happiness look like: 

 Cruise5 

A heart-warming hug from my dear Alex is always more than welcome!

Cruise8 

Cruise6 

I know, I know, I was on vacation... but with this gorgeous flowers, inspiration shots are a must! 

Cruise10
Cruise11
Cruise12
Cruiseflower1 Cruiseflower2 

A little secret about this picture: it's not "casual"! I actually put my producer skills into action and asked the bartender to make some drinks (virgin, that is) just for the shot! And then I arranged them to look all pretty.  He must have thought I was a bit crazy, but it was worth it, right?

Cruisedrinks 

I had the most wonderful time, and I believe this picture says it all: 25 years of Paradise on Earth.

Cruisehands 

Love,

Pat.
  
 
 



 

  


Paris (Part II)


More pictures of Paris……”The City of Lights”. Isn’t it breathtaking?

Paris had been my life-long dream. I’m so grateful of life for this opportunity!

 

The main focus of the trip, other than the obvious (The Eiffel Tower, the croissants, the French bread, and oh dear, I can keep on going and going like the Energizer bunny on things about the city), was basically to get inspired, and if there's one thing that's easy to find in Paris, is inspiration!

Here is a brief selection of my favorite pictures, I must confess selecting between the gorgeous stream of photos was quite a hard task to accomplish! Anyway, I invite you to look at the colors, the textures, the beauty of it all... are words really necessary? 



DSC_0345
 

IMG_1193
 

IMG_1440

DSC_0588

IMG_1490

IMG_1238
IMG_1230


 

IMG_1390

My_pink_nails
 

   
 Oops! I just had a reality check moment... work is calling me, REALLY loud!

Paris... to be continued.

All my love,

Pat.   



Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


Paris

So, here are some of the pictures I promised you from my trip to Paris. Finally!!!! Did I tell you I had an amazing time already? OMG!!!!! Paris is my dream city.  I’m counting the days till next year when we go back (I know, I know….. many days to count).

Paris-me
Here with my husband Walter 

I must admit I fell deeply in love with the city and its culture. And not to mention I fell in love with my husband all over again. Now I know where the phrase "Paris is for lovers" came from.  What a place!!!!!!!!!

Paris-flower
 

I found art in every single place I visited. From the bakery, to the flower shop, to the chanel boutique. Every where I went, you could see “Joie de Vivre”. 

Paris-chanel
 


Paris-food
  

In so many ways the European traditions remind me of my own culture. I remember growing up and going to the market with my mom every single day to get fresh produces, bread and flowers. These are only some of the pictures, I will be sharing more in future posts...

Paris-chocolate
 

My mind was dazzling with new colors, new patterns and new textures. I couldn't keep up with my notes and sketches... Everything I saw inspired me so much that it will translate into my upcoming collections, I can't wait to show you!!! but I guess you'll have to wait until may... 

In my travels I found amazing colors, textures and combinations. My latest obsession... fuchsia. The color awakes my senses. Makes me feel happy and alive. It gives me passion and inspires me with ideas, every minute of the day. What’s your mood of color today? I’m getting my nails done tomorrow in fuchsia. 

Paris is definitely a "sense shaker," but do you have any suggestions where should we go next for inspiration? What do you think about Morocco?

Love,

Pat