I was recently invited to experience the St. Regis Shenzhen, which opened just one short year ago. How could I refuse a stay at the new Kingkey 100 property, a.k.a. the tallest building in Southern China?! I’ve stayed at many St. Regis hotels before– NYC, Aspen, and Beijing – it’s hands down one of my favorite hotel brands.
UPDATE: Congrats to the winner- @Jade_Melissa – enjoy your bag and stay at the St. Regis! I am on the most magnificent tour in Shenzhen, China. A Grand Tour, in fact. Not unlike the grand tours taken for centuries by affluent travelers in the past. They’d go on these extensive, opulent journeys around Europe and … Continue reading The St. Regis Grand Tourista – and Grand Giveaway!
In Paris, the men’s shows for Fall/Winter 2013 continued, leading to another round of fine bags for men, that I’m looking forward to gracing the city streets. The French houses (and an American) managed to create covetable accessories that were neither too outlandish nor feminine. So the question I have to ask is who’s your … Continue reading Men’s Bags of Fall 2013: Part 2
With a powerhouse voice and real acting chops, Emmy Rossum is a rare breed of double-threat. Have you watched Shameless yet? It’s my new guilty pleasure: the Gallaghers are the family you love to hate but can’t help but love. Indeed, producers initially feared Emmy was “too pretty” for therole, but she plays Fiona with … Continue reading The Five Essentials Featuring Emmy Rossum
Downton Abbey is back on PBS this Sunday, and I can’t wait! My biggest burning question – will Lady Mary and Matthew really get married?? What will she wear for the wedding? As early 20th century British aristocrats, the star-crossed couple is always dressed to the nines. And with this season kicking off the 1920s, … Continue reading Getting into Character: The Five Essentials for Lady Mary
By the time you’ve hit the 4-0, you’ve hit your stride. You know what you like, and better yet, you know how to get it. It’s all about genuine confidence (which was often elusive in your 20s!). You’re not trying to impress anyone, except yourself. No doubt it’s fun to be young, but nothing is … Continue reading Five Essentials for the Snob in Her 40’s
When you hit 30, despite all the moaning and groaning, you suddenly seem to know yourself better than ever. What you need, what you want: it’s all within your reach. Bags included! Your 20s are for experimenting; by the time you’re into the next decade, a few investment-level pieces are key. Your essentials should be … Continue reading Five Essentials for the Snob in Her 30’s
If you’re not watching Homeland, odds are someone has already chastised you for it, and I’ll second them! Honestly, once you start, you can’t stop. Just ask the president – it’s his favorite show. Claire Danes has already won tons of awards for playing bipolar CIA officer Carrie Mathison on the Showtime thriller. Intrigued yet? … Continue reading Getting into Character: The Five Essentials for Carrie Mathison