Category Archives: VOYAGE a la mode

MAGNIFICENT GARDENS

ONE OF THE SPLENDORS OF ISRAELIMG_0250One of the most wonderful trips I had the pleasure of experiencing for Swimsuit was the voyage to Israel…and one of the most beautiful sites in this country is the incredible Bahá’í Gardens of Haifa.  The precisely manicured gardens consist of 19 Terraces that extend all the way to the northern slope of Mount Carmel.  It was truly a wonder to stand at the top of these absolutely perfect gardens.IMG_0252The top of the stairs of these amazing gardens is where you can see the entire vista.  It was truly inspiring and I couldn’t wait to get back to the states to start planting!

SEE NO EVIL

READ THE NEWEST BEST SELLERslideshow_3. . .on the beaches of St. Bart’s–or by poolside–with these clever, foldable reading glasses by Eye Spies. These amazing patented glasses, made of the highest quality materials, tuck into the tiniest beach bag and let you enjoy that novel you can’t put down.  Perfect for your travels.

available at www.eyespies.vision

ULTIMATE LUXURY

THE CAPELLA SINGAPORE IS THE PERFECT HOTELOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is the panel next to your bed at The Capella that gives you every possible option effortlessly.

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Sunday brunch at The Capella is out of this world. . . a culinary feast that you will never forget.

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Izabel Goulart reveals her handbag contents on a terrace in Singapore.

www.capellahotels.com

A HOLLYWOOD STORY

BACK TO MY HOMETOWN photo_20141023_0001One of my favorite shoots was a Hollywood story with photographer Steve Erle, make-up artist Steven Aturo, and hairdresser Ted Gibson.  Here, Steven is touching up beach goddess Anne V.malaysia_20141023_0003Pink’s is a Hollywood destination where there’s always a line of people around the block waiting for their hot dogs.  We did photos at Pink’s where Steven and beautiful Yesica Toscanini strike a pose.photo_20141027_0001The amazing hairdresser Ted Gibson takes a break with Yesica Toscanini at the Hollywood W Hotel.IMG_1294I had a lovely déjeuner recently with make-up artist Steven Aturo at Fred’s, the ladies-who-lunch restaurant located at Barney’s in New York City.  It was so great to catch up and hear all about Steven’s fabulous East and West Coast jobs, where he always makes women look gorgeous.

NORTH SHORE SHOOT

A GREAT DAY ON LONG ISLANDIMG_1244Watch for gorgeous photos that we shot in Greenport, L.I. last week with spectacular newcomer Kim Riekenberg, photographed by Ernesto Gonzalez.IMG_1247A surprising location that we stumbled upon was the charming Silver Sands Motel.  It is directly on the beach and the owner makes it one of the most comfortable places to stay on the North Fork.

A TRIP TO ISRAEL

ONE OF MY MOST MEMORABLE TRIPSIMG_0295. . .was to Israel.  The ruins of ancient Caesarea were magnificent and powerful.  The historical significance of this site was overwhelming.IMG_0212Beautiful actress Brooklyn Decker did her own selfie video next to the ruins.IMG_0253The Gardens of Haifa on Mount Carmel were spectacular and inspiring.IMG_0331Israeli-born beauty Bar Refaeli gets ready for some time off at the Dan Hotel after her early morning shoot in the Caesarea ruins.  The special light on those sunrise morning shoots are worth the 4 A.M. wake up calls.

TAKE A TOTE

A TOTE BAG FOR CITY AND COUNTRYIMG_0540A beauty of a tote that goes anywhere and always looks great. . .on city streets or the overhead bin or a bathroom of The Surrey Hotel.  The designer Baird & Baird is known for gorgeous bags and totes, including this one.

available at baird&bairdonline.com

BY THE BAY

A PARADISE FOR A GREAT ESCAPEIMG_0396IMG_0398One of the greatest resorts to get away from it all is Caneel Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The beaches are pristine and the water is so clear you can see your feet at the bottom of the ocean.  No phones or televisions make it truly a retreat from the world.  I was lucky to get the amazing room where Brad and Angelina stayed on their holiday.IMG_0449Spectacular Oluchi Onweagba getting her video interview in the best studio in the world—the beach at Caneel Bay.

GREEN CANDLE

TAKE YOUR CANDLE EN VOYAGEIMG_0412When in Rome…or Paris…or Lisbon, having your own candle in your hotel room brings a personal touch to travel.   We found this one from Further, which actually uses repurposed gourmet vegetable oil to create a divine candle.  How clever to have Mario Batali recycle oil from his Los Angeles restaurant, Pizzeria Mozza for this wonderful candle.

available at furtherproducts.com