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When in doubt , head to Italy ! 

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Italy is my favorite country in the world.  New York is where I wanted to live as a child , Italy (  Regions of Tuscany or Umbria ) are where I would love to retire. 

Day 1 in Milan. We checked in at the Bulgari. A true test of a hotel is what they do when they are in trouble. With that internet down , printers not working the hotel was in trouble. But with a smiling face and no stress visible they handed it like complete pros. 

We had the 4 th floor room , garden view. Very nice. 

Candy and a tamarind drink at the lobby. 


Drinks at the ever popular bar with outdoor seating. Felt like an oasis in a busy city. Loved it. 

We did lunch at convivum restaurant. It overlooks this piazza.  Everything is gorgeous here. 


We dined at the 2 Michelin star restaurant , Seta. We really enjoyed our meal. The lamb was one of the best I have ever eaten. ( At the Mandarin Oriental ) 


Day 1 – a success !! We also went to the gym – so that was great. Could slightly justify the over eating. 

There are hotels, homes and then VILLAS !

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We went to the Dominican Republic for spring break and decided to stay in a villa versus a traditional hotel for the week that we were there.

It was a great decision, we had a chef and also another couple friend that went with us and their son.

This is the place we stayed at. Direct flights with Jet Blue, short drive to the property.

 

http://www.casaphil.com

Pictures from the website, not my own.

The kids rooms, was so fantastic! Definitely going back.

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We played the “festival of colors- Holi” while we were there. The kids loved it! These pictures make me want to go back!

Four seasons Mumbai 

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I had a short (2 night ) stay in the hectic city of Mumbai. It’s a super hotel , centrally located and not super large. 

It has fewer than 300 rooms and an amazing rooftop bar ( aire). 

I had the premier executive Room, city view. It came with a complimentary transfer and breakfast daily plus a cocktail hour and free wifi.  Room was over 300 sq ft with a nice sized closet. 

In addition as a preferred travel agency , a complimentary 60 m massage ( with Kim- who was amazing ) was a nice perk. 

Nice small gym, good restaurant and the a great location. 

What’s not to like ? 

Did I mention their signature deep soaking tubs ,  extra comfortable mattress and pillows ? 

   
    
    
 

Storyful Announces Leadership Changes To Build On Substantial Growth Momentum Under News Corp

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So proud of my hubby!

News Corp

Storyful Announces Leadership Changes To Build On Substantial Growth Momentum Under News Corp

Rahul Chopra Becomes CEO;
Founder Mark Little Named Director of Editorial Innovation

New York, NY and Dublin, Ireland (December 15, 2014) – Storyful, the world’s first social news agency, announced leadership changes on the eve of the 1st anniversary of its acquisition by News Corp.

Rahul Chopra will become Chief Executive Officer, with Founder and CEO Mark Little taking on the newly created role of Director of Editorial Innovation. Mr. Chopra previously served as Chief Revenue Officer and SVP, Global Head of Video for News Corp. The changes are effective immediately.

“Storyful is both a symbol of our digital and global aspirations and a substantive contributor to them,” said Robert Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp, which announced its acquisition of Storyful on December 20, 2013. “We will have twin pillars of development, with Rahul leading our…

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35 Designers Bags To Buy Now And Wear Forever

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U can never have too many ‘

the CITIZENS of FASHION

Designer bags are like chocolate (Ok,they are better!!!) ! You don’t have it every day but once in a while falling into the temptation it is just ok and it has to be something noble, beautiful,… expensive! What is their fascination factor?! It is the irresistible mixture of perfect design, high quality materials, excellent workmanship and the prestige and glamour of a luxury label.

Sure, often designer bags cost several monthly salaries, but they are also an investment for life, if you know what and how to choose, and not a trend article that is literally unbearable and difficult to worn after two years.
I had looked around the web and created a list of the most beautiful designer and luxury bags this fall . Tote bags for everyday,clutches to the melt after, box bags to fall in love ,everything a girl can dream! Dream and why not ,choose one or…

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Officially Nicolas Ghesquière is the artistic director of Louis Vuitton

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the CITIZENS of FASHION

After a long silence, the French fashion house, Louis Vuitton finally officially announced the name of the future artistic director of its women’s line. As expected, it is Nicolas Ghesquière .

The French designer like you know very well was for 15 years the head designer at another French fashion house, Balenciaga ,after starting his career working for designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler, Ghesquièrea will take immediately his position at Louis Vuitton. In a statement, Louis Vuitton said that Ghesquière give “a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.”

“Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration,” Ghesquière said. “I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.”

 

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