Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The chicest way to do tech with Michael Kors Sofie Smartwatch

Michael Kors has launched its next generation technology smartwatch and I honestly couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I have gone for the Sofie Smartwatch in silver with pavé. I love it because it combines glamour with next generation technology. The pavé silver detailing and the slim design give the smartwatch a chic and luxorious feel.
The Sofie Smartwatch is powered by Android Wear so I can stay connected and thanks to the Google Assistant  I can get help on the go. I love the fact that I can make the Sofie Smartwatch truly mine through customizing the watch face and intercheangeable bands to match my style, mood and look of the day.
Thanks to the My Social App you can also customize the watch face with your latest Instagram picture. My Sofie Smartwatch also allows me to keep up with the world as I can notifications when I want where I want. 
The Sofie is really the ultimate smartwatch combining the opulence of a fabulous piece of jewellery with the technology and functionality of an high-tech smartwatch. For me it is really the chicest way to do tech!

A fantastic wine and food journey at Villa Principe Leopoldo

Last Friday night I had the great pleasure to attend the "Cena Enogastronomica" a food and wine journey at Villa Principe Leopoldo. It was a magnific culinary journey among the wine estates of Silvio Werner Denz, who is one of the ten most famous private wine collectors in the world.
The location doesn't really need any presentations as it is well-known and truly spectacular. 
Villa Principe Leopoldo is the former private home of German Emperor Wilhelm's brother in law and thanks to its location on a promontory on the Collina d'Oro it boasts probably the best view over lake Lugano. It is really breathtaking!
The atmosphere of the hotel somehow manages to combine a five star service while keeping a familiar warmth.
For this special occasion Chef Dario Ranza has surprised us and the other guests with a dedicated menu and matching prestigious wines.
During the dinner we had the pleasure to taste some of the best wines produced at Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Péby-Faugères and Faugères. Starting with the very fine Champagne Barnaut à Bouzy Grand Cru 2006 and ending with the faboulous Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes 1er Grand Cru classé 2005.
We started the dinner with the Château Faugères Blanc 2015 followed by Château Laufarie-Peyraguey, grand vin sec 2015 and Château Faugères Grand Cru Classé 2009. We also had the great pleasure to taste the Château Péby-Faugères Grand Cru Classé 2000 and Château Péby-Faugères Grand Cru Classé 2007.
Chef Dario Ranza managed to combine these fabulous wines with sought after dishes specially created for the occasion in such a way to make stand out the scents and aromas. 
Dario Ranza has been the chef and face of Restaurant Principe Leopoldo for 27 years now and he is appreciated by all the best international guides such as Les Grandes Tables, Gault Millau and Le Soste. The award-winning chef, respectful of raw materials and traditions, with his light and creative hand, gave rise to surprising menus from the region of his origins in the Bergamo area.
2017 is surely a special year for Villa Principe Leopoldo as it celebrated 30 years of excellence in hospitality in a magical atmosphere of the 1930's and which saw an open day with guided tours for the public to discover the Villa and its best kept secrets. Surely a special birthday, too as it saw the rebranding of the logo, the launch of the new website and the pubblication of the book "Trent'anni di eccellenza" which gathers the most exciting moments in the history of the Villa from 1986 until today.

With Roberto Porini from Ticino Hotel Group

General Manager Barbara Gibellini and 
Sommelier Gabriele Speziale

Chef Dario Ranza

Chef Dario Ranza and his staff

Chef Dario Ranza at work

Thanks Villa Principe Leopoldo and Ticino Hotel Group
for the wonderful evening!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

MAC presents MAC GIRLS Eye Palettes

Are you a Rocking Rebel? A Fashion Fanatic? or a Basic Bitch? Well, you now have a palette to match your personality thanks to MAC Girls eye palettes. Each one of the palettes comes with an highlighter and eight eyeshadows to match the tastes and personalities of a Mischief Minx or a Prissy Princess. 
The colour themes and textures of each palette are fantastic and so is the packaging.
I am loving the Rocking Rebel Eye Palette with beautiful blue, green and gold shades but also the Mischief Minx with hues of gold, orange and brown.
With these six gorgeous palettes you are really spoiled for choice, you just need to pick one to match your mood, personality and style!

Available at all MAcounters
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Ready for Winter with Sorel

The weather outside may still be fairly warm for the season but if there is one thing I like to have ready for the colder days is a good pair of winter boots. The Cozy Carnival by Sorel for me it is a true must-have for Fall adventures but also for Winter walks in the months to come. They are stylish enough to be worn in the city but just as perfect for fun days in the snow. They are water-resistant and the cuddly fleece lining with insulation keeps the feet warm and dry. Now you only have to pick your favourite colour and you are ready for winter!

Caran d'Ache presents its special edition Justice League

Caran d'Ache presents the special edition Justice League in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. This special edition takes inspiration from the six super heroes from the movie Justice League.  The Maison Caran d'Ache has used its know-how to create exceptional writing instruments, inspired by the most legendary icons of the DC-Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman heroes of Warner Bros.'s Justice League.

Justice League
available from October  2017

Monday, 16 October 2017

Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder presents the second collection in collaboration with Victoria Beckham and I can't tell you how excited I am for this come back. Just like the first collection also this one takes inspiration from some of Victoria's favourite cities in the worlds such as London, Paris, L.A and Miami. You will be happy to hear that some of the products of the first collection are back such as the Eye Foils and the Morning Aura Illuminating Cream but don't worry there are plenty of new products to love.
A beautiful and glowy skin is really the starting point of the whole Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder collection and you can get it with the Morning Aura Illuminating Cream. Thanks to its hybrid formula and its micro-pearls it brightens your complexion instantly. The Skin Perfecting Powder will give you an airbrushed finish, sets makeup as well as minimising the look of imperfections. Give your complexion some extra glow with the Aura Gloss in Honey. It is a high-shine gloss which defines features and brings dimension, wear it on cheekbones, bridge of nose and lips for a beautiful wet-shine look.
The new Eye Ink Mascara Blackest thanks to its fiber-filled formula thickens and lenghtens lashes for a beautiful and high-impact effect. It is flake-resistant, smudge-resistant and sweat-resistant for a 15-hour perfect wear. Create a gorgeous smoky eye look with the loose-powder Smudgy Eyeliner in graphite grey with golden pearl by stroking it across the lashline and smudging with fingertips. Wear it alone or over the Victoria Beckham Eye Kayal. For an amplified effect use the Eye Metals in Bitter Clove or the Bordeaux shadow in the Eye Palette. The Eye Palette in Blanc Noir Gris Bordeaux features four shades with different finishes and intensities from sheer to matte. To complement your sexy smoky eyes look go for the Matte Victoria Lipstick. A gorgeous matte lipstick in a nude tone which really suits all skintones.





Smudge Matte Eyeliner in Graphite

Eye Ink Mascara in Blackest

Cheek Creme in Blonde Mink

Eye Foil in Blonde Gold

Eye Matte Duo 

Limited Edition Collection
is available at selected Estée Lauder Counters 
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