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!
I haven’t been keeping up with this blog for awhile now…I will begin again over the Summer.
For now, if you’d like to follow me on Instagram on a more regular basis, I suggest visiting my page
or simply just searching for my username: odilefrenchconnection
And of course! I’d love to be in contact with my fellow WordPress writers and readers (:
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
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!
Ever since I was a child, my parents influenced me by having tennis channel on for many hours a day. Watching tennis being played on the terre battu (clay court) would probably have to be my favorite. Therefore, my preferred
grand slam would also be Roland Garros held in Paris, France, every May. umm..As yo
u may infer, that opinion is super biased. I enjoy watching tennis and playing the sport. I played it for about 4 years and previous to that, I played badminton and won several awards for the primary school team. Thanks to my parents, they have pushed me to always remember to follow an active lifestyle.
I have ‘followed’ Rafael Nadal since the start of his early professional tennis career. I have seen him grow from an amateur to the King of Clay, and to the #1 player in the world, which means I saw him through the ups and downs.
What has always impressed me about Nadal is his surrounding of a lovely and supportive family. I know that his Dad and Mom divorced, but no matter what happened between the couple, both parents know that Nadal is ‘their’ son, which is why both try to attend their son’s tennis matches. Also, his Uncle Tony has been coaching him from the ripe age of 6, and Nadal has never changed coaches. *loyal student*
Nadal says his family and support team cocoons him from distracting mud that comes with money and fame. According to Nadal’s mother, Nadal is a very sensitive boy who has full of fears. As an example, he dislikes the dark, and he prefers to sleep with the light turned on. He also isn’t safe around lightnings; when he was a child, he’d hide under the cushions.
As for food preferences, he hates cheese tomato, and ham- which is the national dish of Spain…
Nadal’s girlfriend is very down-to-earth and hides in the limelight. She believes that traveling everywhere with her boyfriend would not be healthy for either party. She has a degree in business administration and a full time job with an insurance company in Mallorca. If she were to follow him, she imagines that there would be a risk that they might stop
getting along. She isn’t looking to be on headlines and seen around with her beau. She chooses to remain the ‘earthly’ girl that she has always been.
She says, “Even if my family asks me about Rafael, I prefer not to say much. The fact is that I don’t feel comfortable talking about these things in private. It’s what works for me, and what works for Rafael and me as a couple.”
Merry Christmas WordPress!