My Style, Fall 2013

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is underway in New York City. Being a fashionista, I am enthusiastically following the shows on their web feed, and decided to share a few designs that Have Me At Hello so far…

JasonJason Wu

Jason1Jason Wu

Custo BarcelonaCusto Barcelona

BCBG Max AzriaBCBG Max Azria

Carolina HerreraCarolina Herrera

Cynthia RowleyCynthia Rowley

Donna KaranDonna Karan

Donna Karan 1Donna Karan

Donna Karan 2Donna Karan

Amore Dinner – A little Ikea On All Of Us

img_0914From IKEA Elly dish towel to awesome aprons, an introduction to our Amore Dinner!

In preparation to a ten day choir pilgrimage to Italy, our Choir held an Italian Dinner party at the Church Parish wall. Let’s face it, we are not event planners but after this one event, we matter as well be. The dinner came out without a stitch and we have none other then ourselves to pat on the back. Job well done!

img_0757The theme was Amore and amore it was: cozy, warm, festive…

We were all “professionals”. So, we had “ushers”, “waiters”, “servers”, “bartenders” and “a band”. We had it all and we had fun.

We needed uniform, cohesiveness, consistency; so, we decided to tweak the IKEA Elly dish towel into handsome aprons. What a concept huh? Voila!

img_0659Step one: Do it yourself.

img_0664Step Two: Help others.

img_0663Step Three: Strike a pose. Smile. Everyone looked beautiful.

My Close Encounter With Pope Benedict XVI

IMG_7598As we heard the surprising news this morning of Pope’s resignation, I went back and dusted off some pictures from last year’s trip to Italy that I have yet to post here. Yes, I was this close to him, could have touched him but would have to walk over the guards and they were not having it. Besides, I needed to take pictures, was too excited and could not see myself pulling double duty.

IMG_7600It was one beautiful October morning, one that I will never forget in my life. I was visiting but singing in the St. Peter’s Basilica, priceless. Yes indeed!