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Cooking with Celebrity Chef James Kelly

James Kelly of Soma Chef Services in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is hands-down Paula’s favorite chef. Paula was so excited when Chef Kelly agreed to come to her home in La Jolla, California and cook with her and friends. Paula met Chef Kelly on a trip to Santa Teresa, one of her favorite vacation spots… Read More

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Maillot Madness

This season, we’re mad about maillots! Maillot (pronounced: mä-y?') is the French word for “shirt” and since the 1920’s, has been used to describe one piece swimsuits and leotards used for dance or gymnastics. Today, “maillot de bain” is the French term generally used for swimsuits. Fast forward almost a …

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The Real Girl From Ipanema

“The paradigm of the young Carioca: a golden teenage girl, a mixture of flower and mermaid…beauty that is not ours alone—it is a gift of life in its beautiful and melancholic constant ebb and flow.” -Vinicius de Moraes She was a gorgeous, young brunette and every day she would pass …

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Luxury Locale: Ipanema

Ipanema, a beach forever immortalized in the song “The Girl from Ipanema.” It has become a symbol of all that is trendy in Rio but even so, there are still some secret hot spots worth revealing!   Where To Dine Terzetto is a fine dining establishment perfect for indulging–its menu …

BLACK_BIA_Blog

Anatomy of a ViX Look

  While on vacation, it’s easy to relax and let go. In fact, we condone it! Take designer Paula Hermanny, for example. Do you know the first thing she does when she reaches her beach-side destination? She jumps in the ocean! Passionate abandon aside, there’s a certain sense of style …

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Mood Board: Para

Collection: Cruise 2014 Print name: Para Inspiration: The artisanal process of indigenous basket weaving     Designer notes: “Indigenous basket weaving is an art. It's so special to have something handmade and organic looking. We're hoping this same feeling exudes from our own Para digital print.”     Mood: Appreciation, …

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Luxury Locale: Maldives

Dotting the middle of the Indian Ocean is a paradise almost 1200 islands strong–the Maldives. Loosely translated as the “Garland” (Sanskrit) or “Necklace” (Sinhala) Islands, the Maldives are a choice destination for those on the search for a lush and pristine destination. When To Go The average temperature in the …

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Mood Board: Jaguar

  Collection: Cruise 2014 Print name: Jaguar Inspiration: A regal creature both intimidating and beautiful.   Designer notes: “We've reinvented the classic animal print as a reversed black & white print. It's eye catching, mysterious and oh-so-sophisticated.”   Mood: Powerful, Exotic, Bold   Reminds us of: The mythical Amazon woman–come …