June 8th was a both a special and a spectacular day for the Swedish Royal Family.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 30, and NYC banker Christopher O’Neill, 38, held a wedding ceremony in Stockholm Saturday that drew about 500 European royals and wealthy jet-setters. It was prepared exquisitely for a princess with a kiss on the balcony, a carriage of course, and many little activities to commemorate this marriage.
Oh, and her Dad, King Carl XVI Gustaf, is said to be paying for the expenses.
Which princess is she? She’s the fourth in line. She hasn’t had the best reputation among her people since in her early 20s, she would be found partying in the nightclubs and always presented herself in extravagant clothes. Her sister Victoria, has a better reputation with the crowd since she married a commoner. Victoria is first in line for the throne who married her fitness trainer about three years ago, and now they have a pretty daughter by the name of Estelle. SHE’S ADORABLE!!
However, Princess Madeleine heartbroken after her previous fiancé had an affair with a Norwegian handball player, she fled to a new life in New York, started working at her mother’s non-profit World Childhood Foundation, and found Mr. Rich O’Neill. Isn’t this a fairy tale?
Christopher and Princess will make their home in New York: He passed up the offer for a royal title, which would have required he become a Swedish citizen since he’s already both American and British.
Guests at the wedding included the U.K.’s Earl and Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie; Princess Takamado of Japan and princes and princesses from Norway, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg and Monaco.
O’Neill had also invited many of his super-rich friends, such as Opel heir Georg von Opel, Cadbury chocolate heir Joel Cadbury, Colombian billionaire Alejandro Santo Domingo, and Aidan and Fizzy Barclay. Other well-known invitees were Duran Duran band member John Taylor, the CEO of fashion retailer H&M, Karl-Johan Persson, and golfer Jesper Parnevik.
AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
What’s the story behind that photo?
Stockholm’s Danderyd Gymnasium organized a Gatsby party where all the invitees dressed up as if they were guests at Gatsby’s…hence, the style of clothes and the joyful expressions.
Here’s more from the fiesta! Enjoyyy!
I like this picture(background pic) a lot because everyone seems so carefree and after all! The Great Gatsby was recently released in the theatres!
And it represents the ‘young’ culture…relative to my age (:
Thank you to all the commenters on the previous post: ” new background photo”
Photo creds: Klara B.
This weekend was Mother’s Day! My family and I decided to spend it at a little city located in Sonoma County called Healdsburg. The area is known for producing wine (:
We were blessed with a beautiful day too! Mother enjoyed her gift with the family!
Healdsburg is a sweet town with lots of cute/chic boutiques and wonderful restaurants! At the end of the day, we bought a couple plates, and two pieces of jewelry, oh. and we had such a delicious lunch!
We hope to visit it once more during the Summer
Here are a few pictures of the mini-outing!
Enjoy! and WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA LIVING!
Don’t we all want to know a useful French word besides… Bonjour?
Well, that was a sarcastic comment, but I think knowing the French translation of ‘Hangover’ would perk your interest, and it wouldn’t be too much of a hassle to learn and memorize
What is pretty interesting about this translation is that, Gueule means long face, and Bois means Wood…
So .. Hangover= Wooden Face= LA GUEULE DE BOIS
Good Evening WordPress Readers!
I have never been a fashionista; I’m not the person that would be able to create a fashion blog about all the clothes I wear, as an example.
In other words, I’m a neophyte and an amateur when it comes to fashion, but there’s one thing I’m absolutely certain of.
In the States, this item hasn’t really reached its popularity, and since Europe has already introduced this item in trend, I know that it will eventually spread to the States. (American fashion is always behind, in my opinion)
The secret is FUR ! Yes! Having Fur is the secret ingredient! *I’m not supporting killing animals for fur, I mean FAKE FUR!*
This little accessory helps bring out the trendy, elegance, and chic style! It really works wonders! I’ve gotten compliments that I look like a celebrity haha
FUR IS THE MUST HAVE FOR THE WINTER/EARLY SPRING!
This is moi with fur. Do you see the difference? Imagine me without the fur.
Well…I only wear my fur coat during the weekends.
Greetings WordPress Readers!
Corporal Punishment has been long a controversial topic throughout the world and so I am curious to know what your opinion is:) And you may choose as many choices as you wish.
Feel free to share your personal light on this serious subject!
Thank you again and have a safe weekend,
Hello WordPress Readers!
Today’s post will be about recommending a few reliable, and efficient photo-editing sites for all of you. I personally love editing pictures because a photo becomes spectacular after being embellished, right?
I am not a fan of downloading apps that take huge amounts of space on the computer’s disk hardware, and no one is sure if the app carries a virus… Which is why, I’m pro for websites.
*Feel free to check out my other edited pictures on the Background Photos*
I do adore pixlr! It has got to be my favorite editing site for all my photos. It offers a bunch of tools to edit the photos.The EXPRESS part of it is absolutely easy to use and it produces amazing, great, and professional photos.
I have not explored more than the Express part because the other two, I feel are too advanced for my neophyte computer skills.
2. IPHOTO EDITING
This only applies to those who own APPLE products like a mac. Once I import all my camera photos into IPHOTO, I then edit them using this Iphoto Editing button. It is useful, and helps give the original photo a cleaner, and sharper overall presentation.
After editing through IPHOTO, I usually then continue onto pixlr.
Simple editing through IPHOTO- (The basics)
Just discovered this today! I’m very glad I did!
It is not as complete as pixlr, but it is still the second-best, so I have got to add this to this list.
Very easy to use, but it’s obvious that the site is trying to earn money by putting a bunch of restrictions on tools that pixlr has for free, and the ads at the bottom page.
Still, don’t hesitate to try this site too, you might prefer this than Pixlr.
Just about the level of Pixlr. Love it too!
Hello again WordPress Readers!
I’ve decided that for this post, I’ll give you some insight about French culture. I’m a French citizen because I was born to French parents. Thanks to them, I’m fluent in French. However, I’m stuck in San Francisco… (It gets complicated haha.)
If you’re wondering if the city of Fashion- Paris has fashion sales? WELL. IT’S A YES! But It only happens in June-July and ends in August (Once a year). So, definitely do plan your trip well:) And, when the French say “Sales”, they truly lower the prices to make it affordable. Name any brand, and they’ll most likely have a Sale for it. (Zara, NafNaf, Kookai, Mango, H&M…etc.)
2. Sunday is the day of Rest
Don’t expect shops in Paris to be opened on this day. Some markets (local produces) will open for a few hours in the morning, but that’s about it – and some family-owned businesses (such as bakeries/boulanges) will be closed on Mondays as well.
3. SPEAK/LEARN FRENCH
Don’t be shy- speak French! No matter how badly you think your French is, the French people will gladly appreciate your efforts either way! You will better enjoy your trip this way!Americans think French people are rude because when they come to France, they impose the English language on them, therefore, they put the French in uncomfortable positions. DON’T BE LIKE AMERICANS.
Cheering in France is no simple happening. There are specific rules to follow to cheer as per the French rules: you have to look every single person you cheers with in the eye, say “Santé!” or “Tchin Tchin!”
5. La Bise (kiss) [Obama's enjoying it with the ex- First Lady of France]
Don’t feel like it’s disgusting or anything.. It’s part of the culture! and it’s the lovely part! Everybody has to stand up to greet you with a kiss on both cheeks.
6. Don’t ask for Ice in a French Restaurant..
Usually, water is not served with ice cubes when you’re there. If you do ask…the waiters will probably know that you’re a tourist!
7. Pharmacies are highly respected and valued
In America, it’s GO TO CVS and get the drugs.
But in France, Pharmacists have great pay jobs, and their drug stores are well arranged and it feels so professional!
Yes, there are pharmacies on every block in Paris.
8. Customers are not King.
French don’t have such great customer service. Be careful, and pay attention to this part of French culture.
9. TAX IS INCLUDED ON THE PRICE YOU SEE! YAYY!
Example : Service is included in all restaurant bills. You can exceptionally leave a euro or two on the table if you received outstanding customer service, but that’s highly unlikely…
Example 2: Fashion clothes are included for this one! If the ticket says 20 Euros, you’ll be paying exactly 20 Euros! No TAX. cause it’s already there! AMAZING!