Going Green in the Riviera

Jun 27, 2014

Going green in the Riviera.
Some of my favorite "greens"

Bags: Burberry
Gold Flat Sandals: René Caovilla (Venezia)
Tropical iPhone case with the iconic
Beverley Hills Martinique Wallpaper: Etsy
Watch: Graff
Heels: Kole Crystallized Suede +
Mesh Sandals Jimmy Choo 
Make-up: Shiseido
Green dress: McQueen

All pieces available here

Are you a "green girl"?
I have only recently started to like green again
(I think that came from the "trauma" of
years of having to wear a dark green school uniform-yuk!)

Hope you can adopt "tropical glam"
wherever you are this weekend


Just One Question

Jun 22, 2014

As we approach our lazy hazy holidays,
we all start thinking about the stack of books we 
want to take with us.

If you could choose only ONE book to take on holiday,
which book would you choose?

Tweet: It is most likely that I will die next to a pile of books I was meaning to read -Lemony Snicket

That's it Lovelies.
Wishing you all a wonderful  week

This Is A Game-Changer (I think) :

Jun 12, 2014

Are you like most women, a multi-tasker
who is forever chasing her tail, with a
hundred thoughts swirling in her mind at any one
time? An insomniac who can't sleep because
of all the swirling etc etc

Then pull up a chair.
Bring your favorite brew,
and listen to this incredible talk
by the wonderful Arianna Huffington.

It takes only 30 minutes to watch, but it will
really re-shape your day and how you
see time (don't skip to the juicy bits as
it is all juicy and you might just miss the 
part that pertains to you ;-)

If you don't have 30 minutes to spare………..then
the irony of that should not be lost on you ;-)
Enjoy this really inspiring video. It certainly
made me change some of my habits.


Happy Weekend Lovelies

This Ruffled My Feathers

Jun 4, 2014

I had planned to write about something else this week
(as was also the case last week;-)
But I read a few things that really "ruffled my feathers".

Here's why.

As most people in Europe would have heard, the
King of Spain is due to abdicate.

As most of my readers know I have a great affinity
with Spain; my husband is of Spanish parentage,
I have lived there for the last 13 years and 
I love everything about Spain (well most things ;-)

But this week I have seen  a few articles written all about
why Kate Middleton should be using  Letizia as 
a role model.


This has made me really angry for a number of reasons.

From a style perspective-maybe. 
But there are a number of
reasons why Kate would NEVER have been allowed to
marry Wills if  she was more like Letizia.

Here's why:

*Letizia was married before she wed into the monarchy; she
married her college lecturer. I don't have a problem with her being
divorced. But being the future Queen of a predominantly Catholic 
country it does seem ironic

Also (as an aside) when Princess Diana divorced Charles, she
wanted to retreat for a while to Spain (as she used to holiday with
the Spanish Royal Family every year). The Spanish Royal family
refused and quickly distanced themselves from her on the basis 
that she was divorced.

Is it just me that smarts at the the irony of this?

*In the lead up to Letizia's  wedding, videos were shown
all over the TV of her participating in anti-monarchy
demonstrations in her youth. She was quite vocal about wanting a
Republic for Spain

*She was also vocal about being an atheist

* During her engagement photo call she caused 
outrage when the Prince tried to interrupt her whilst
she was speaking and she turned to him in front
of the world's press and said "Be quiet and let me finish!"
Spain was mortified!

* She also has one sister who committed suicide; which
is really a sin in the Catholic faith (but certainly not my
view) and another sister
who is  a bit of a "fruit loop" and constantly plays
with the paparazzi (in a somewhat embarrassing way)

* her grandmother was also under suspicion some years
ago on a charge related to Social Security fraud

The hypocrisy of all of the above was never lost on the
people of Spain, hence the reason there are now huge demonstrations
across Spain calling for the abolition of their Monarchy.

I am sure if Kate had that kind of background
she would never have been allowed to marry our 
heir to the throne.

So journalists, please leave her alone and stop comparing
her to a woman I really don't admire that much.

Kate is much younger and will grow into her 
role the same way Letizia was allowed too.

She is much younger, she has her own style
and she has no skeletons in her closet
(as they would have been found by now).

Admittedly I do think sometimes her clothes
can be a little "old" for her. But I think she
has such a fine line to walk  (between that of
young and trendy vs regal) that it must be hard
to get it on the money every time.

I am NOT a "Royalist", but  it really has
niggled me reading these articles about 
Letizia vs Kate.

What do you think?
Maybe you don't even care and think
I should go and get a life (and maybe you are right ;-)

Maybe you think the points I have
made have nothing to do with anything-what
happened when she was younger or 
to her family have nothing to do with now.

As always would love to hear from you