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29 May 2012

My Home

LOS ANGELES: When I saw these pictures of photographer Mario Testino’s house in Los Angeles I immediately felt like being at my own home. The way he mixes art, personal belongings, books and objets d’art comes very close to my vision of a perfect place. Take a close look and take your own inspiration for a personal detail at your home. It does not have to be a Hollywood bungalow.

Mario Testino’s house in the Hollywood Hills
26 May 2012


Bikram yoga at the Côte d’Azur

CANNES: And when it is all over I aim for something more holistic. I will book into one of Benjamin Sear’s Bikram Yoga retreats at his beautiful Mas about 30 minutes along the coast. Practice Yoga from dawn to sunset and eat the delicious food, locally sourced and prepared daily by Nicolas, the in-house chef who has cooked already for the royal families of Monaco and Sweden. The retreat is limited to 14 people, but for ultimate seclusion, book the retreat exclusively for a week with your best friends.

24 May 2012

Sea, Sun & Fun

view from Bijou Plage, Cannes
lunch at the Belles Rives, Juan les Pins
Au Secours at the Plage Tetou
Five Hotel Spa and Pool in Cannes
Marie Hélène Arnaud at the Eden Roc, Cap d’Antibes

LA COTE D’AZUR: The beaches and clubs are the place to be during the Cannes Film Festival; here you will have your important lunch, a photo shoot or some fun at the bar of the Z Plage to watch the sunset at the end of the day. But the best time to go to the beach is when it is all over, then you will recognize true beauty. Enjoy a glass of chilled rose and a salade nicoise, a sunbath just by yourself and relax with a good book.

22 May 2012

Star Looks

Festival de Cannes pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe
Diane Kruger attends opening ceremony
Lana Del Rey, street style
Eva Herzigova in Dolce & Gabbana
Lana Del Rey with haute joaillerie

CANNES: Stars from all over the world will attend the movie premieres, galas and charity events at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Whether it is a beautiful dress, a stunning piece of jewellery or glamorous hair, everyone will be looking just their very best. Next time you get ready for a party, have a look at these pictures and make the most out of your style.

Here are some addresses from my NOTE BOOK for the best beauty spots in Cannes:

  • CARITA for hair, 23 Rue des Etats-Unis 06400 Cannes
  • THE DIOR SUITE at the Hotel Martinez, for the signature L’Or de Vie facial before a premiere, La Croisette, 06400 Cannes
  • Anglo American Pharmacie for the best French & international beauty products, 36, Rue d’Antibes
15 May 2012

All You Can Find

Kelly working hard
impressions from her shop on Melrose Avenue
Kelly Wearstler’s ready-to-wear
Kelly in Los Angeles shopping for books at IVANHOE Bookshop

LOS ANGELES: The Hollywood interior designer Kelly Wearstler turned fashion designer and now has her own retro-glam empire on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The store stocks Wearstler’s ready-to-wear label, furniture and objets d’art. A great location to get inspired before you are invited at someone’s private home in the West Hollywood Hills.


brings good news to you.
She lives and travels around
the world, stopping wherever
she sees something interesting,
reporting on what inspires her.
She finds beauty in the
most varied places,
from fashion shows
to art exhibits, from lonely
beaches to bustling cities.



When in Munich my
favorite store to look
for the best selection
of clothes is THERESA.
The staff is competent
and always has the
best ideas for styling
and mixing different
designers together.