Archive for August, 2009

the eagle has landed

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snapshot sunday

At the Norwegian Opera House, post-Operakvarteret exhibition.

Snapshot Sunday at the Opera

I’m wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs top, Zara jacket, Denim Birds jeans, Zara ankle boots, LV Huntington sunglasses, LV Monogram Bequia PDV, and Inno Sotto Mondo Huit Eau Extreme.

a greek holiday: postcards from mykonos town

The heart and soul of the island, pedestrianized Mykonos Town is a beehive of activity where the world comes together to sample Greek dishes in the many tavernas and topnotch restaurants, to shop local wares as well as luxury timepieces and fine jewelry, to appreciate and acquire art from the galleries, and when the night falls party like there’s no tomorrow.

Mykonos Town has a myriad of tiny and charming alleyways. In every corner you turn, you’ll find a sight that’s postcard pretty. Bursts of color, from potted plants to bougainvilleas lazily hanging from balconies, appear among whitewashed houses. Following the breeze, you’ll find yourself in one of the island’s main tourist attractions – be it the famous windmills, Little Venice situated dramatically on the edge of the sea, the Paraportiani church with its insurmountable shape and structure, or the friendly town mascot Petros the Pelican spreading its wings at the Old Port.

Here are my postcards from Mykonos Town.

Mykonos Town House

Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town
Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town

Mykonos Paraportiani Church

Mykonos Town Window

Mykonos Town Little Venice

Mykonos Town Little Venice

Mykonos Town Windmills

Mykonos Town Windmills

Mykonos Town Windmills

Mykonos Town Windmills

I hope you’ll find yourself here one day, too.

je t’aime

You all know I already love the bags.

Louis Vuitton Macassar Soft Briefcase

Louis Vuitton Macassar Neo Greenwich

Louis Vuitton Macassar Keepall 45

Do I love these Fall/Winter 09 jackets or what?

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2009

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2009

I LVoe!

some kind of mono: bequia, bordeaux

I’ve been obsessing about LE bags from Louis Vuitton – especially those from past seasons that are extremely difficult to come by. I snagged myself a Tanger Sac Plat from Spring/Summer 2005 five months ago, and through incessant net crawling the last few weeks and an intense bidding for a bag the second time around, I won my latest LE acquisition.

Do you remember this?

LV Fall 2007 Runway Bequia PDV

First appearing on the Parisian runway in January 2007 and in stores thereafter, the Monogram Bequia Porte Document Vertical (PDV) was one striking piece of show bag. I saw it in person for the first time back in February (surprisingly!) on a trip to Berlin, considered buying it but decided on the Cabas Naxos.

And then last Saturday, mine in Bordeaux came in the mail!

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

This bag is brimming with killer details – the multi-colored and multi-layered bequia leather, the woven zipper pull, the detachable leather strap, the expandable sides, the interior metal plate, the sturdy golden hardware, the striped lining and the comfortable rolled handles. The handheld and cross-body options (something lacking in my Damier Graphite Ieoh) are also a big plus.

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

Someone got (trigger) happy. Lol.

I LVoe!

a greek holiday: postcards from the beaches of mykonos

Agios Stefanos Beach, Mykonos

People from four corners of the world come to the island of Mykonos for its incredible, long sandy beaches and enjoy the crystal clear waters and brilliant sunshine. But no one told us that Mykonos is also a cradle of winds. It was therefore essential to check how the wind was blowing every day as a trip to the beach could be quite uncomfortable with towels flailing and sand getting onto your face.

Taxi boat approaching Paranga Beach

First, an impression. The waters of Mykonos beaches are outstandingly warm and are in the most attractive shades of deep blue, turquoise, and lapis. It is truly quite a breathtaking sight to see or swim in.

Well, most of the days was windy so we only managed to visit two beaches. While Mykonos is known for its Paradise Beach, and as if that wasn’t enough, the ultra hot gay beach Super Paradise, we opted for more toned-down choices. One could reach the beaches via networks of private-run buses or by way of the sea with a taxi boat. If you have extra money to spare, as if Mykonos is not already expensive, you can rent a scooter, a quad, or a car during your stay and drive to some of the islands’ virgin beaches that are unreachable by public transportation. Also remember that rental of sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach is expensive, at 4 euros each. So if you are a couple, you’d pay 12 euros for two sunbeds and an umbrella for a day. But you can always just choose a spot right on the beach, bring your own towels and umbrella and pay nothing.

Our first beach was Paranga Beach. Situated between Paradise and Platys Yialos beaches, Paranga is a beautiful organized (sunbeds on offer) southern beach that offers excellent swimming and bars that go rowdy as the day rolls by. If you like a more peaceful area like we do, go to the right-most side of the beach, farthest to the row of bars.

Paranga Beach, Mykonos

Paranga Beach, Mykonos

Paranga Beach Boys

LV Zippy Coin Purse

We got a tip off our hotel hostess one day we wanted to go to the beach while it was quite windy. Located just around the corner of the new Tourlos Port on the northwest coast of the island, the Agias Stefanos Beach is well protected against winds from all directions. A favorite among locals, the beach has very fine sand and it’s easy to waddle from the shore as it’s mostly just sand, quite a wonderful surprise actually. It is also at an advantageous position capturing the legendary Mykonos sunset and watching the big cruise ships leaving the island at the end of each port call.

Agias Stefanos Beach, Mykonos

Cruise ship leaving Tourlos Port

Agias Stefanos Beach, Mykonos

There were still many beaches we wanted to explore like the undeveloped, virgin beaches and a tip-off like Agrari Beach and its idyllic cove, but we just didn’t have enough time or the weather conditions didn’t offer the best possible scenario. But as long as the tides keep on turning and the sun keeps on shining, there will be a next time for Mykonos and its lovely beaches.

the eagle has landed

Eagle has landed 2

Look at the poor state this thing came in. But I’m happy to report that the content is safe and secure. And it’s stunning to say the least.

Happy happy!


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