Friday, November 28, 2014


Snow is amazing!! Especially first thing in the morning as the sun starts it's daily journey
from the east to the west. Pure white snow with tiny specks you would swear it was glitter.
"New Snow" I call it. And there is nothing like being the first one to walk on new snow.
Snow + Travel = VACATION!!!!!
Let's visit some of the best winter Resorts, should you be planning a Christmas get-away, this
will get you started....

So we start our tour in Deer Valley Ski Resort - Park City, Utah - this would be a great winter vacation spot!

Or Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. in the Canadian Rockies .... wow .... love it!!

And the Aiguille du Midi, Haute Savoie in France..... what views!!

Gstaad Palace in Switzerland is one of the best luxury Resorts in the world.

Oh! And the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland. The hotel provides 20 snow igloo made with 
glass so that you can watch the Northern Lights lying down on your bed!!

Hotel Riffelalp Resort in Zermatt, Switzerland is the most magical ski town in the world...

LeCrans Hotel & Spa located in Crans-Montana, Switzerland meets the expectations of the most discriminating guest.

 Snake River Lodge & Spa, Teton Village Wyoming.

Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado

Hôtel Rond Point Des Pistes in Courchevel

Mont-Tremblant is a city in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec

Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa - Soldeu, Andorra

The Little Nell – Aspen, CO, the best place to relax after a day on the slopes...

The St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen, Colorado

Val d'Isere in France is a premium ski resort in the French Alps....

And there you have it .... my list of favorite "snow" Resorts ..... I hope it helps guide you to your
next winter destination ❤ ....

Sunday, November 23, 2014


At the heart of the Pacific Ocean and far, far away from the rest of the world, lies a
magical Island I call Barefoot Luxury.....

Laucala Island in Fiji ..... What makes this Island so special, you ask?
Well..... let me tell you.....

Laucala Island offers dramatic extreme landscapes: volcanic mountains covered
in tropical rainforest and picture-perfect beaches, untouched mangroves and coral
reefs brimming with Marine life.

The vast majority of the island is an unspoiled wilderness of jungles and coconut
plantations, home to some of the Archipelago's rarest birds and animals.
And although Laucala Island is very small, it's incredibly diverse.

Laucala Island uses it's lush natural bounty, establishing a number of organic farms
and gardens producing fruits, vegetables, herbs and meat for resort restaurants as
well as flowers and spices for the spa.

Their sustainable approach to resort living, not only guarantees flavorful food and
memorable spa treatments, but they also make sure their guests leave with a
genuine insight to Fijian culture.

Laucala Island Resort - beautiful moments ....

The Resort is a down-to-earth ambience with a natural rustic flair that could resemble
a pirate's South Seas lair ... (Captain Jack's lair .... food for thought) ....

A most important feature is the supremely generous design providing ample space
to breath freely. And with the hustle and blustle of our everyday lives, this is a very
much appreciated feature for maximum relaxation.

And of course, the private service team consisting of a maid, chef and butler ...
(just for you ❤) .....

Just let you chef know what your dining wish is for the day..... and VOILA!!

Catering to your wishes is just the way it is ..... really .....

And their well stocked gourmet wine cellar hides exquisite bottled treasures to please
even the most elegant gourmet diner.

Oh.... and one of my favorite things ever.....horseback riding on the beach.... ❤
and exploring the Island...

And despite the sophisticated facilities, the preservation of the Islands unique nature
is of top priority.

Every water sports equipment you can possibly wish for is available here. But really,
this is an Island... snorkeling and diving are simply amazing and encouraged, especially
with an original Fiji outrigger sailing yacht...

Diving legend Jacques Costeau's son, Jean-Michel has often said this is a favorite

Unparalleled beauty ....

Crystal clear waters everywhere you look ....

An 18-hole championship golf course which lies against a backdrop of lush mountains,
the golf course was integrated into the abandoned plantations.

Yes.... I would say this Island is on the top 5 places to visit on everyones list!!


Thursday, November 20, 2014


Dear Dr. Huxtable,

Through most of the 80's I, and as I'm sure millions of devoted fans, watched the
Cosby Show, about an upper middle class African American family living in Brooklyn,
New York.  It was wonderful to think that racism and poverty were problems of the
past, and no longer affected us, as the show made me feel.
Although The Cosby Show was in most part a comedy, it also dealt with serious subjects,
and Dr. Huxtable handled the problems of his children, which were also the
problems of society at the time with wit and sensibility.
Dr. Huxtable, you were an inspiration to many. I looked up to you. You were a
champion amongst men. You were everything a father should be.
I refused to believe this woman whom I thought was looking for her 15 minutes
of fame accusing the great Dr. Huxtable of such an act. Preposterous. After 30 years?
Really? Money hungry accusations of a desperate soul.
Innocent until proven guilty.
Then another woman came forward, and another ....... Dr. Huxtable, please say
something, I thought as I watched the interview. But he just shook his head.
Please, I believe in you......I know this can't be true...... you're the man...... silence.
More women came forward, this was no longer anyones 15 minutes, but a true reality,
an ugly, disgusting act of betrayal ..... why Dr. Huxtable? you had were
loved and respected by millions of people including myself. Why?
Mr. Bill Cosby, you've shattered an illusion ... a respect so deep ... broken in a million
pieces ... as I look around me in disgust, I think to myself... what is this world coming to?
You are no longer the great Dr. Huxtable to me. You are Bill Cosby. Only Bill Cosby.
No idol. No champion. No inspiration. Nothing........

Only God can judge you? He will..... Oh, He will.....

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


The title says is all!! Let's take a look at some pictures..... Spectacular pictures, that is....
let's see, where do I begin? .......

Opera de Paris in Paris, France .... how amazing is this!!!

Vatican Altar, St. Peters Bascilica - Vatican City

The "Glory Hole" in Arkansas - this waterfall plunges more than 30 feet through a
large opening in a cliff-side grotto..... magical..

The Marina in Dubai.... in my opinion, Dubai is the most Architecturally advanced 
city in the world...... with it's amazing buildings ..... nothing is done "small" there!!!

Just take a look at the lobby of the Atlantis Resort in Dubai .... yep... nothing small.....

Fusion Escalator by Architect Designer Edward Tian, located in Singapore ...

La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.....

What a perfect shot of fireworks over the Capital .... by Bauer Photography

The largest chandelier in the world, a gift from Queen Victoria to the Dolmabakce
Palace in Istanbul .... try swinging on that.... lol...

Moscow ... looks just like a fairy tale .... very pretty!!

Plafond de l'Opera Garnier,  Paris ..... wow ....

Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium .... such detailed work ....

Galeries Lafayette Paris, France .... mall shopping in Paris ❤  

Klementinum Library in Prague ... incredible isn't it?

Newly erupted lava....

When lightning strikes ....

Unitarian Church in Charleston ..

National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Poland

Zeus ....

Helix Bridge in Singapore ...

And the people who build it all..... Men at Work ......