Friday, November 14, 2014

The Annick Goutal Experience

French perfume house Annick Goutal blossoms when it comes to fragrances that elicit emotion. I am currently loving Vent De Folie with notes of blood orange and geranium rosa mixed with blackcurrant and raspberry. The fragrance speaks to the optimistic and spontaneous young woman who embraces life with all of its insanity.


Annick Goutal was passionate about displaying her love for fragrance and the magic of timeless experiences they inspire. A visit to one of her boutiques represent an experience for the soul inviting you to use your sense of smell and touch to engage.

In the exclusive world of high-end, French-style luxury, Annick Goutal never disappoints. Each product collection is unique with its own identity... and every bottle of perfume comes with a beautiful signed note from Annick Goutal.





Monday, November 3, 2014

Haute Travels Tips to Stay Connected!


When traveling from the USA to Europe staying in touch with friends and family can be very expensive. But there are a number of ways to make phone calls without spending the bank using new technology that makes life easier.

Here are five ways to keep roaming charges under control, while you stay connected with smartphones and tablets:

I love using Facetime on my iPad mini, but it requires Wi-Fi and once connected I can chat with friends from the beach in the Bahamas or a café in Paris!

Get an unlocked phone to use with different carriers like a verykool SL5000 Quantum with 4 G LTE support and add a local SIM card that you may purchase from a carrier in London for example. This will allow you to receive calls while you’re in the UK.



You may want to get an unlocked phone with dual SIM card capability like the verykool s505 so that you don’t miss calls from home. This allows you to use your cell phone to receive calls from the USA and add a second SIM card to make local calls.

If you’re looking to save space in your travel bag, pick up a Phablet like the verykool s5510 Juno. It’s like having a mobile phone and tablet all in one. You can take high quality photos and even look at documents while on the go with the 5.5 inch screen. Since the s5510 is unlocked, you can also put in a local SIM card and make personal and business calls while traveling in another country.

You can also purchase an inexpensive mobile phone with prepaid minutes from a local carrier when in Europe for example. But be sure to use all of your minutes because they will expire within a year of purchase and use of the phone.


Disclosure:  I have both the verykool SL5000 and the s5510 Juno for travel compliments of the company for review. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Amaluna is a Haute Ticket!




Cirque du Soliel’s Amaluna invites Atlanta audiences to a mysterious island of goddess guided by the moon, provoking imagination and emotion. Under the big top at Atlantic Station, Atlantans packed the house to see the story that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance written and directed by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus.

During the wake of a storm, a group of men land on the island sending sparks flying between the queen’s daughter and a young suitor, but as fate would have it their love is tested. The beauty of their relationship is played out as they discover the power of their union.

The 52-member Amaluna cast is comprised of 70% women along with an entire female band. In true Cirque du Soleil fashion, the cast performed exciting stunts complete with acrobatic tricks highlighting a mid air ballet dance and hand balancing on the edge of a water bowl.

Amaluna runs through November 30th in Atlanta. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Haute Beauty Look!

The Tom Ford Beauty cosmetic line is gorgeous! Here's my pre-fall look using the most amazing beauty must-haves in luxury cosmetics.



Here are 10 Tom Ford beauty essentials that made my look HAUTE!

1. Eye Primer Duo
2. Illuminating Primer
3. Traceless Foundation Stick (Praline)
4. Concealing Pen (Medium)
5. Eye Color Quad (Orchid Haze)  
6. Eye Defining Pen
7. Brow Sculptor (Chestnut)
8. Conturing Cheek Color
9. Lip Color (Violet Fatale)  
10. Translucent Finishing Powder


Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Haute Look!

My Better Mornings Atlanta TV look was compliments of Neiman Marcus... the dress ($275)  is by Erin and the coat is Christian Dior ($4,100). 

A special thank you to Makeup Artist Gwynnis Mosby and hair by Jennifer Green and Zara Green (Instagram:  @Zara1)


Haute Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends!

I teamed up with Neiman Marcus Atlanta to bring you the latest fall fashion and beauty looks. Neiman Marcus Atlanta PR Director Rebecca Brodnan and I appeared on Better Mornings Atlanta to highlight the seasons new colors... as well as Global Chic fashion trends.

Here are 7 Fashion Trends for Fall 2014

1. Green and Gray are power players this season
2. The year round bootie makes a statement
3. Large Chunky Jewelry is Tres Chic
4. The Clutch brings your outfit to life
5. Outer Wear adds personality
6. Bold prints makes Global Chic Haute
7. A statement bag in a bold color gives the wow factor





When it comes to makeup looks our models wore amazing eye shadow palettes by Chanel (Green) Les 4 Ombres, Christian Dior (Gray) The Bar and Bobbi Brown (Global Chic). Christian Dior and Chanel models gave us strong eyes and nude lips, while Bobbi Brown highlighted skin looking like skin with a flawless foundation and a rosy lip. 



Atelier Is Haute!

My new fragrance obsession from Paris... Atelier's Orange Sanguine is extremely lovely. It makes me smile when I apply it to my wrists and the back of my ear.  

It's the kind of fragrance that evokes special memories. It's the first Maison de Parfum dedicated to cologne. The Cologne Absolue celebrates the essence of citrus fragrances and oils such as blood orange; it's a central ingredient in making pure perfume.

The blending process literally takes the woman or man who wears it around the world. Top notes include blood orange from Italy, bitter orange from Spain and red mandarin from Italy. Heart notes include, Jasmine from Egypt, geranium from South Africa and black pepper from Madagascar. The mixture concludes with base notes from tonka bean from Brazil, Sandalwood from Indonesia and cedarwood from Texas.

Once applied, I can feel the essential oils on my skin and its lasting power of  something beautiful.






The Atelier Cologne bottles can be refilled or reused. Additionally, travel size fragrances come with an engraved leather case to match the bottle top. You can also add a lovely candle to bring the fragrance into your sacred space. I selected the Rose Anonyme because Turkish rose is one of my favorite scents.