Saturday, June 4, 2016
Are you looking for a gift for the hostess with the mostess? Sal de Ibiza might just be the answer. It's "granito" or sea salt mixed with rose, cornflower, marigold and orange blossoms... how delicious is that? Just sprinkle it over a salad, pasta or cheese (for example mozzarella) and it instantly turns your dish into something special. In fact it makes you dream of a hot summer night in Ibiza, dining "al fresco"...
For more information, please visit: http://www.saldeibiza.com
Monday, May 2, 2016
Speaking of models... I wonder which models will be walking the Chanel show... Rumour has it that Gisèle Bündchen and her husband Tom Brady will be special guests.
While in Havana for the Chanel Cruise Collection, you cannot miss some of the following highlights! Have lunch or dinner at the most famous restaurant in town (and my personal favourite), paladar "La Guarida": http://tarasdolcevita.blogspot.nl/2011/10/paladar-la-guarida-havana-cuba.html
If you want to try something new, opt for another paladar called "Atelier", a stunning restaurant with titillating art and food to match: http://tarasdolcevita.blogspot.nl/2013/03/atelier-havana-cuba.html (By the way, the roof top terrace is not bad either!)
For old school showgirls and mindblowing music, you must pay outdoor nightclub "Tropicana" a visit. (This is the place where jazz pianist Bebo Valdés, father of Chucho Valdés, started his career. Other famous headliners included Josephine Baker and Nat King Cole!) http://tarasdolcevita.blogspot.nl/2011/06/tropicana-havana-cuba.html
The morning after you need a good cup of coffee of course... and I know "Parisiennes" do like their café... so head over to Cafe El Escorial: http://tarasdolcevita.blogspot.nl/2014/05/cafe-el-escorial-havana-cuba.html This is also a great spot for people watching!
While most of Chanel's guests stay at the Hotel Nacional, I can really recommend the five-star Hotel Saratoga, accross the Capitolio and just a two minute walk from the Paseo del Prado. This hotel has the best swimming pool in town! (Beyoncé and Jay-Z stayed here for their 5th wedding anniversary; not sure whether that's a good sign though.) http://tarasdolcevita.blogspot.nl/2013/02/hotel-saratoga-havana-cuba.html
For those of you who are not so lucky to be there for the Chanel Cruise Collection show, do not despair... Havana is there for everyone!!!
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Only a couple more weeks until the next Designer-Vintage sale will take place in Amsterdam… make sure you stop by, because the "crème de la crème" of vintage fashion will be sold here. From classic Chanel bags to sexy Louboutins, from Dutch designers like Frans Molenaar or Frank Govers to Hermès Kelly bags…. you’ll find it at the Amstel Hotel. And while you’re there... why not celebrate the purchase of your new Chanel bag with a glass of champagne in the hotel bar?
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
Tickets: R.S.V.P. please to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
We had "colomba" (traditional Italian Easter cake), sandwiches with smoked salmon, Parma ham and truffled egg salad, deviled eggs, a big fruit salad with pineapple, figues and passion fruit, Chardonnay wine from Alois Lageder and I made chilcanos... (a Peruvian cocktail)!
Colomba by Loison
Easter eggs by Leonidas
Wine by Alois Lageder