Monday, February 27, 2012

Snow Art

Perhaps some of you may be tired of the snow and ready for spring, but I am sure that you will still enjoy the pristine beauty of these "snow drawings" by Sonja Hinrichsen...

This concept amazes me!

If you have a few minutes, to take off into a beautiful dream, watch the very short vimeo on the creation of this masterpiece ~


Snow Circles from Beauregard, Steamboat Aerials on Vimeo.


I wish you a dreamy week!
 Did you watch The Academy Awards last night? I thought they were outstanding, the best in years ~

xo,
Nathalie

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever...

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Oh what fun! How I wish I were in London, to participate in this fabulous Faberge egg hunt! There are 200 Faberge Eggs decorated by designers and artists, that are hidden in 12 zones throughout the city...you can take participate in the hunt using maps with clues...and when they are all found they will be auctioned off to charities. Those that find the eggs are entered into a draw to win The Diamond Jubilee Egg worth $100,000 British pounds.
Now that is what I call an Egg Hunt!
For more information visit thebigegghunt.co.uk



la vie en rose by janet law

peacock in his prime by george butler

zandra rhodes

the golden cosmic egg by andrew logan

a cruel spring by amanda harlech

aisha caan

seraphina by natasha mann

angel hatching by anita klein

tree of life by isharna for wolf and badger

benedicte by tata-naka

violet, dowager countess of grantham by dame maggie smith

Visit the link above to see the other 189...I believe that you can also bid on them on the site!

Have a FABULOUS weekend ~

( How I shall miss Downton...thank goodness for the Oscars! )

Nathalie

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Muhammad Ali's 70th Birthday Celebration

photo via getty images

Saturday night I was fortunate to be a guest at The 16th Annual
"Keep Memory Alive"
 Power of Love Gala celebrating Muhammad Ali's 70th Birthday.
The Gala raises money and awareness for Alzheimer's, Huntington's,
ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease
( which Ali has been fighting since 1984). It is always an over the top Event,
that raises HUGE monies to support the Frank Gehry designed
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain
Health here in Las Vegas.... this year was quite the show,
with the number of celebrities that attended to
 honour a man that is truly an icon.
The highlight  of the evening was when Stevie Wonder
 (who had flown in from Whitney Huston's Memorial the same day) 
 sang Happy Birthday to Ali !
( see the link below for video footage)...


With performances by Lenny Kravitz, Cee-Lo Green, Snoop Dogg, John Legend,
Kelly Rowland, LL Cool J...
Almost every major Boxer was in attendance, some that had fought Ali
in the past...
Food by Wolfgang Puck, Michael Mina, Scott Conant,
and Tom Colicchio...
Dom Perignon was abundantly poured...

And most importantly, HUGE amounts of money were raised for the cause...
( a pair of boxing gloves that Ali used when he defeated Floyd Patterson in 1965
went for 1.1 million...Wow!)

Bravo!

In listening to some of the heads of The Cleveland Clinic speak, the best news that I heard
 was that there are currently 100 new drugs being tested to fight Alzheimers...
The worst news that I heard was that approximately 80% of us will have Alzheimers in the
 future, if something is not found to combat this terrible disease. ( I could be off in those
 amounts due to the Dom bubbles, but they are pretty close)...

The event will be aired ABC Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST).

Read more HERE...

Some souvenirs that I brought home...
( I was NOT one of the big bidders unfortunately!)
The prize belt on the plate is made entirely of chocolate, and was served to all
2,000 attendees with dessert...Crazy Mom that I am, I had to figure out a way to bring
them home for our boys...and they did not last long!

On that note....Have a HEALTHY and memorable week!
 I will be watching Saturday to see if I pop up anywhere in the crowd...

And to my fellow Downton Fans...wasn't Sunday marvelous! I am terribly upset that it
will be an entire year until we see Season 3 here in the States though... AND I am hoping
that Susannah Buxton wins tonight at the Costume Designers Guild Awards,
she most certainly deserves it!

xo, Nathalie

Friday, February 17, 2012

Enjoy The Weekend!

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Do you have fun plans for the weekend? We have had some surprise snow in the mountains, after feeling like spring had sprung...so we may go up to indulge in some sledding and snowballs, which I always love ~
I am attending a big charity event tomorrow, The Power of Love that I attend every year. It is always over the top, and I mean WAY over the top...
I will have more on it next week!

Peace, Love, and Enjoy...

Nathalie

p.s. I also cannot WAIT for Sunday, for Downton Abbey...I am loving all of the "cinegraphs" from Downton that are on Tumblr...take a peek at some of them on
my Tumblr page... they are so fun!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nina All The Way...

Nina Ricci Pre Fall 2012 via Vogue

It's very rare that I love an entire collection by anyone....
Take a peek at Nina Ricci's pre Fall 2012 collection  ~
I could dive into each and every look, right up my alley!

How I wish I had this to wear to a huge shinding I am going to Saturday night...I will have pictures next week! Let's just say that my rock idol Lenny Kravitz is part of the entertainment ~

Not always a fan of the nude tones, this to me is dreamy ~

Love love love love ~

Sexy and chic ~

Crazy for this....I had a skirt just like this that I loved, and can't find it anymore? Hate when that happens!

Sexy, sexy ~

Maybe it is just this models body that I am wanting?

ALL of it...dress, coat, BAG...Hello! What do you think, do you like the nude shoes with this, or would you go black?

This one I would not wear, but it is just so pretty ~

Ouch!

Well...after this want list, I had better get off my behind to do some "downward cat" and see if my body can be coerced back into this size with yoga...

Whose looks are you lusting after this season?

xo, Nathalie

all pictures via Vogue

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today and Every Day...

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Happy Valentines Day to ALL
of you sweethearts
that come by to visit!

xox
Nathalie

Friday, February 10, 2012

Jewels, Chocolates,Flowers,Champagne and Love

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Valentines' is around the corner, and as traditional and "boring" as jewelry, chocolates, flowers, champagne and love are...I will never turn any of them down!
Some pretty eye candy to indulge in over the weekend ~ treat yourself!


chocolates via pinterest

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tartella

doloris petunia

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tony duquette for coach

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jacaranda designs

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tutorial to put your own words in a heart here via black and white

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honey pie design

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Hugs and kisses to all, I hope you enjoyed my little romantic interlude...and whatever you do on February 14, most of all, don't forget to love YOURSELF!

xo, Nathalie