Beauty & Health,  Fashion,  Travel

Tipping the Scales


What happens when you take the Caribbean sun, add a weeklong sailing trip and throw in a

pasty lass of northern European* decent?  You get one crispy chic.  My trip to Guadeloupe

and Isle des Saints was fabulous.  We had gorgeous weather -  cloudless skies, bright blue

water and gentle breezes.  Just what the doctor ordered.  But maybe not the dermatologist.

I often mention how much care I take with my skin.  I wear sunblock everyday and haven’t

spent dedicated time in the sun since I was twenty.  The problem?  When I do go in the sun,

I fry up faster than bacon in a skillet.  So although I do have a healthy glow about me, I’m

also starting to peel.  Unhealthy and gross, but not without some humor.  In light of my flaky,

peeling appearance, I figured I would feature all things scaly and reptilian this week.  I love

texture – I just prefer to see it on stilettos and handbags and not so much on my face.











handbags 2 


left: vintage (top), Temperley London (bottom)

middle: Alexander McQueen (top), Bottega Veneta (bottom)

right: Amber & Babzoe (top), Lanvin (bottom)















shoes 3


clockwise from top left: Dior, Roberto Cavalli,

Elizabeth & James and Fendi

















left to right: Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Zara















furnishings 4


top left & bottom right: Huntley & Co. custom collection

bottom left: David Iatesta

top right & bottom middle: R&Y Augousti













guad group 2

Wishing you (and your skin!) a safe and festive season of sun.



* Norwegian, German, English & Irish   ; )




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