The magic carpet

As I do most mornings, on the morning of the Oscars, I asked my daughter, Ava, if she had good dreams and what it was that she dreamed about. This particular morning when I asked her what she dreamed about she said, “dresses!” It made my day. The day before I told her another red carpet (which she calls the magic carpet…how cute is that!) was going to be on and having watched two with me already at the Golden Globes and Grammys, she knew what to expect. So when I said a new dresses show was going to be on, she got a huge smile on her face. For those of you who know me, you can imagine how happy this made me feel being a forever fan of glamour, fashion and all things that sparkle.

Truth be told, Elena of Avalor on Disney Junior was the show of choice when push came to shove but never fear, TiVo was here.

These were a few gowns that took my breath away. I do wish they would go into more detail on all the time and effort that went into the dresses. For example, Emma Stone’s dress, they said on E! Fashion Police took 1700 hours to make, 11 seamstresses and was hand made. Those people are stars in my book.

p.s. kind of funny all but one of my dress picks has a belt!

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Beauty in a blazer

If I were to ever attend a red carpet, I’d be happy with whatever event it was for but if I had my choice, I’d love to get to go to the Grammys. I’d also probably feel the most pressure on how to dress for it because it’s the one huge Hollywood event that combines ultimate fashion, with that acceptable rock edge but while still maintaining class and glamour.

Now I love a man in a nice, crisp black suit but I rarely do a double take for a mans ensemble on the red carpet, over all the beautiful dresses. The one exception though from last night at the Grammys was Ryan Seacrest’s blazer (from his own line). It was delicious! Such a beautiful color, design and just looked smooth as silk.

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February travel fever

I pretty much have the travel bug year round but February in particular for some reason. Maybe it’s because I usually need the month of January to recover from and reflect on the holidays but once February rolls around, the wheels start turning and I can’t help but think where to next. Since we are currently in the process of house hunting and being extra budget conscious, aka not going anywhere soon, I was taking a look back at a cool work trip I took back in July to the quaint and charming town of Quebec City. I was fortunate enough to stay at the stunning Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. I even got to practice some of my French. It felt like a little slice of Europe only a couple hours outside of the states.

I also got to try the local dish, Poutine (photo above), and can see why this combination of French fries, cheese curds and gravy tastes so amazing. Highly recommend!