Don’t forget to watch the ‘sexiest show on Earth’ !
The 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was filmed in London earlier this month and although I’ve seen plenty of previews, I can’t wait to watch the show in it’s entirety tonight on CBS!
Like last year’s show and the show before that, this year’s themes are pretty awesome – they include: Gilded Angels, University of Pink, Exotic Traveler, Fairy Tale, Dream Girl, and the Angel Ball. Here’s a little summary of each of the categories and what they mean for this season’s trends in the fashion world:
Gilded Angels celebrates over the top details drenched in crystals and gold – lots and lots of gold! Metallics aren’t going anywhere and bling is in full swing with large statement pieces decked out in lots of, “Ooh…shiny”…
The University of Pink collection features “puffer parkas, animal print and bold grafitti wings”. I have to say – I’m absolutely loving the street style cross-over! When I travel, I often find myself taking photos of, or wanting to stop the car so I can take photos of, grafitti. One day, I think it would be awesome to create a coffee table book using photos of street art from around the world. I love that graffiti is a focal point of this collection! Arianna Grande will be singing for the University of Pink portion of the show, but I really hope that they play at least a short clip of Fergie’s new song L.A. Love (la la) - it seems so appropriate. Moving on…
Wow, what a crazy few months it has been! Sorry for not posting more regularly, but after two months in Europe, a week in Texas and then coming home to find out my gram is in the hospital (thankfully, she’s since returned home and is doing much better), I’ve barely had time to catch my breath!
While JC continues his travels, I have been staying on the East Coast and trying to catch up on lost time with friends and family. Par for course, the weather has been unpredictable; snow, sleet, rain and even the occasional sunny & warm day. You know the saying around here: “If you don’t like the weather, wait a day and it will change”!
Of course, it is also the holiday season which adds an extra layer of both fun and stress. For Thanksgiving, I enjoyed a meal with friends and family that included turkey and all the requisite fixins’. I even made a few side dishes myself – sure, I almost burned the house down trying (true story), but nonetheless, I was proud of myself for the effort. After putting out the fire that was once marshmallow topped sweet potatoes, I managed to muster up a second attempt and the results were delicious!
Christmas is around the corner and so from here on in, I will be shopping, gift wrapping and lining up my stockings on the mantelpiece (figuratively) – all while enjoying pumpkin spiced lattes and sugar cookies (literally)!
After Christmas, New Year’s Eve will be right around the corner and there’s a good chance I will be ringing in the New Year with a toast in one of my favorite cities – Las Vegas! (fingers crossed)
In the meantime, I will be doing my best to catch up on my posts from the past couple of months while still gathering content for the next couple of months. I can’t thank you enough for your patience while I try to catch up – I will do my best to make up for it by posting some great articles from my trip, along with equally great photos.
Although I’m sad to be leaving Europe, I’m super excited to be back in the United States. The last two months have been a wonderful experience; I’ve met some incredible people and I’ve had the chance to explore some really beautiful parts of Europe including Slovenia, Northern Italy, Switzerland, France, and Monaco. Of course, I will be writing much more detailed experiences on each, but for now, I have a flight to catch – see you on the East Coast!
Since we are staying in Nice, France, JC and I decided that it would be fun to check one more country off of our ‘must see’ list and so we hopped in our rental car and made the (short) trek to Monte Carlo, in Monaco.
Although the drive according to Google Maps is only about 30 minutes long, it took us about an hour to get there since we pulled over on a few occasions to take photos – (pics below). The drive from Nice to Monte Carlo was breathtaking and at times, also a little scary – a winding road, far above the coastline, and only a low bearing guardrail to prevent you from tumbling over should you swerve!
Thankfully we made it there and back safely and enjoyed the perfect day trip exploring the views of the city, the yacht club (with all the beautiful boats), the historical buildings (including a casino), and of course some of the shops!