Photo credit: @DAN & Corina Lecca
Photo credit: @DAN & Corina Lecca
Ice Cream has finally grown up
We will be at the Calle Ocho Festival on March 9, 2014 in Miami! Make sure you find us to snag some #BuzzBar samples!
This is Hair Design = SASSOON
Mit der Bi-Couture Collection Spring/Summer 2014 präsentiert Sassoon Professional eine Collection präziser handwerklicher Looks, die im harmonischen Einklang mit der Haircouture-Heritage der Marke stehen. Die Bi- Couture Collection ist eine aufsehenerregende Symbiose aus moderner Androgynität und Avantgarde-Mode. Sie präsentiert maßgeschneiderte Looks, die jede Frau mit nur wenigen Handgriffen zu Hause perfekt stylen und umstylen kann. Sassoon-typische Looks, die seit über 60 Jahren weltweit für „Ready-to-wear“-Tragbarkeit stehen.
Die Frühjahr-/Sommerkollektion 2014 bricht präzise kontrollierte Linien mit weichen Texturen. So entsteht ein Hauch wilder Eleganz: Haute Couture trifft auf skulpturale Formen. Das Ergebnis sind Looks, die die Handschrift des großen Vidal Sassoon tragen und doch ganz am Puls der aktuellen Laufstegtrends sind.
Die Schnitttechniken von Bi-Couture bringen wunderschöne Formen hervor und können mühelos in verschiedene Finishs umgestaltet werden. „Ich wollte die Wandelbarkeit von Sassoon Cut and Colour darstellen. Einerseits technisch anspruchsvolle, texturierte Haarschnitte für maßgeschneiderte Outfits, anderseits skulpturale, glatte Formen. Das ist Bi-Couture“, kommentiert International Creative Director Mark Hayes die Collection.
Sassoon works with hair in its natural state, treating it as an organic material, applying precision technique with consideration for the individual, creating genuine bespoke hair design based on ultimate suitability. Sharing a vision that’s purely client-focused, Sasson Salon and Professional produce two seasonal collections – Spring / Summer and Autumn / Winter.
Haute couture is the pinnacle of fashion – a made-to-measure service in which perfection of technique underpins every detail but remains invisible to the eye.
At Sassoon we apply the same bespoke philosophy to hair – our cuts and colours are designed to be unique to every individual with suitability being the deciding factor above all.
Our version of the couture technique is based on the principles of ABC; a geometrically precise method of cutting and colouring hair that uses line, graduation and layering in combination with colour placement to create a look that is entirely suited to the individual.
This is Sassoon. This is Hair Design.
To further discovery of the Sassoon philosophy:
Zur weiteren Entdeckung der Sassoon Philosophie:
Meditation is the key to get in touch with yourself.
How to Meditate
The goal of meditation is to focus and quiet your mind, eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner calm. It may come as a surprise to learn that you can meditate anywhere and at any time, allowing yourself to access a sense of tranquility and peace no matter what’s going on around you. This article will introduce you to the basics of meditation, allowing you to begin your journey on the path of enlightenment.
Choose a peaceful environment. Meditation should be practiced somewhere calming and peaceful. This will enable you to focus exclusively on the task at hand and avoid bombarding your mind with outside stimuli. Try to find somewhere that you will not be interrupted for the duration of your meditation – whether it’s five minutes or half an hour.
The space does not need to be very large – a walk-in closet or even your office can be used for meditation, as long as it’s somewhere private.
Wear comfortable clothes. One of the major goals of meditation is to calm the mind and block out external factors – however, this can be difficult if you feel physically uncomfortable due to tight or restrictive clothing. Try to wear loose clothing during meditation practice and make sure to remove your shoes.
Decide how long you want to meditate for. Before you begin, you should decide how long you are going to meditate for. While many seasoned meditators recommend twenty minute sessions twice a day, beginners can start out doing as little as five minutes, once a day.
Stretch out. Meditation involves sitting in one spot for a certain period of time, so it is important to minimize any tension or tightness before you begin. Doing a couple of minutes of light stretching can really help to loosen you up and prepare both your body and mind for meditation. It will also prevent you from focusing on any sore spots instead of relaxing your mind.
Sit in a comfortable position. As stated above, it is very important that you are comfortable while you meditate, which is why finding the best position for you is essential. Traditionally, meditation is practiced by sitting on a cushion on the ground, in a lotus, or half-lotus position. Unless your legs, hips, and low back are very flexible, lotus postures tend to bow your low back and prevent you from balancing your torso around your spine. Choose a posture that allows you to be balanced tall and straight.
Follow your breathing. The most basic and universal of all meditation techniques, breathing meditation is a great place to start your practice. Pick a spot above your navel and focus on that spot with your mind. Become aware of the rising and falling of your abdomen as you breathe in and out. Don’t make a conscious effort to change your breathing patterns, just breathe normally.
Concentrate on a simple visual object. In a similar way to using a mantra, you can use a simple visual object to fill your mind and allow you to reach a level of deeper consciousness. This is a form of open-eye meditation, which many people find easier when they have something to focus their gaze on.
Practice visualization. Visualization is another popular meditation technique, which involves creating a peaceful place in your mind and exploring it, until you reach a state of complete calm. The place can be anywhere you like – however, it should not be entirely real, it should be unique and personalized for you.
For the purposes of the relaxation techniques on this site, here are the definitions I am using:
Visualization – visualizing something for relaxation or making positive changes. This may include visualizing a relaxing scene, visualizing healing occurring, visualizing the stages of a breath, or other mental images.
Guided imagery – the process of being guided through calming or helpful mental images. Includes following along with a description of a peaceful place or calming scene, healing process, or other guided images.
Meditation – focusing the mind for the purposes of relaxation or making positive changes.
Relaxation techniques usually involve all three of these processes.
The main differences between meditation, visualization and guided imagery:
- Visualization can be guided or unguided. You can visualize mental images all on your own, with or without a script.
- Guided imagery is directed, either by a written, video, or audio script.
- Meditation involves focusing the mind on passive observation or on making positive changes.
The BOND Brickell HOTTEST new project in the heart of Brickell avenue is about to be revealed !
“The Bond” Brickell Miami will be located along side Brickell Avenue and SE 1 St. Next to Mari Brickell Village and the Metro Mover with access to Brickell Avenue.
The Bond at Brickell is the first new condominium to be developed on Brickell Avenue since Miami’s last real estate cycle. The 44-story luxury tower will be home to 323 residences that will attract residents from throughout the Americas and around the world. Inspired by the best of classic British elegance and appointed with modern day amenities, The Bond introduces a new standard of luxury living to the Brickell Financial District.
10% at Reservation
10% at Contract
20% at Ground Breaking
10% at Top Off
50% at Closing
The Bond is comprised of 44 floors and 323 luxury residences ranging from studios, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units, to exclusive lofts and penthouses.
595 parking spaces
Approximately 5,000 square feet of retail space on the 2nd floor
Construction will get underway in Summer 2013 with completion slated for summer 2015.
Alicia Cervera Interview
Birth year unknown – 270 in Italy
Feast Day: February 14th
Patron Saint Of:
Love, marriages, engagements, young people, greetings, travelers, bee keepers, people with epilepsy, and numerous churches.
The most famous miracle attributed to Saint Valentine involved a note that he sent to a young blind girl named Julia who Valentine had befriended.
Shortly before he was martyred for his faith in Jesus Christ, Valentine wrote Julia a farewell note.
Believers say that God miraculously cured Julia of her blindness so that she could personally read Valentine’s note, rather than just have someone else read it to her.
Valentine signed Julia’s note “From your Valentine,” and that loving note, combined with the memory of Valentine’s support of engaged and married couples in his work as a priest, led to the tradition of sending loving messages on his feast day, Valentine’s Day.
Blessing to Magnetize True Love
May your life be filled with the blessings of love.
May the spiritual bond that unites you
with your soulmate draw your closer.
When you find one another, may your lives be enriched.
And may you be connected body, mind, heart and soul.
May your two lives soon be joined.
And May God bless your union in all ways.
Dear God, Loving Essence of all there is. Please fill me with your sacred presence.
I ask for your Love and Guidance And for your blessings
As I explore the deep reaches of my heart I ask for you assistance
In releasing that which stands in the way of true love.
My heart is pure; my intentions clear. lease bring to me my most perfect partner.
I seek a partner who enhances me by his/her very being.
who brings more love, joy, peace and prosperity to my life,
Who I can love fully and who can fully receive my love,
Who loves, honors and cherishes me completely, and always.
May my heart be open and my head be clear.
May my life be ready to welcome True love.
May I be embraced in a circle of your love.
An uplifted by your grace. And so it is.
The Legenda Aurea of Jacobus de Voragine, compiled about 1260 and one of the most-read books of the High Middle Ages, gives sufficient details of the saints for each day of the liturgical year to inspire a homily on each occasion.
The very brief vita of St Valentine has him refusing to deny Christ before the “Emperor Claudius in the year 280.
Before his head was cut off, this Valentine restored sight and hearing to the daughter of his jailer. Jacobus makes a play with the etymology of “Valentine”, “as containing valour”.
There are many other legends behind Saint Valentine. One is that in the 1st century AD it is said that Valentine, who was a priest, defied the order of the emperor Claudius and secretly married couples so that the husbands wouldn’t have to go to war.
Soldiers were sparse at this time so this was a big inconvenience to the emperor. Another legend is that Valentine refused to sacrifice to pagan gods.
Being imprisoned for this, Valentine gave his testimony in prison and through his prayers healed the jailer’s daughter who was suffering from blindness.
On the day of his execution he left her a note that was signed “Your Valentine.”
Anyone, who is a fan of Roberto Cavalli, knows that the designer never does anything halfway when it comes to his passion for design, luxury, and sensuality.
The case couldn’t be truer in his restaurants and lounges that have already begun cropping up around the globe in places like Dubai, Milan, and Saint Tropez.
Roberto Cavalli is excited to open the Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge in Miami Beach, his first entertainment location in the USA, which represents his ‘entertainment & night-life’ concept.
The Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge will be the ‘go-to’ destination for celebrities and socialites.
“ The pleasure of listening to enjoyable music, accompanied by great food and good company in an elegant and sophisticated setting … This is the philosophy of the Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge.I wanted to communicate all my passion for beauty and sensuality combining them in a hospitality project in Miami…”-