The “Dope” Moments in Life

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Breakfast with my sister – definitely qualifies as a “Dope” moment in my life!

Relaxing and Enjoying life

Terrace at the Cafe at Castle Mattsee near Salzburg

Visiting the place my sister got married

Beautiful Breakfast and Brunch spot!

T-Shirt: Eyedope c/oSunglasses: Jag Multi Hue c/oJeans: American Eagle (old) – similar here and here

Happy Thursday!

I hope you all spent a wonderful Independence Day with friends and family, life is about the little but big moments that we remember and cherish. I am visiting my family in Salzburg, Austria and I got to spend an amazing morning with my sister at the beautiful Cafe at the Castle in Mattsee, near Salzburg.

The reason why it’s only me on the pics is that my sister prefers to remain more private and I love and respect her, so it’s only me…

We definitely made memories together, had a nice talk, a fantastic breakfast and a magnificent view onto Lake Mattsee.

Thank you so much “Eyedope” for bringing you this post!

Thanks for visiting me here, it means a lot and I would love to hear about some “Dope” moments in your life!

xo BB

 

Visiting Portland…

    

 

Last week I have been in Portland, Oregon to judge a competition. I have never been there so I decided to take an early flight to be able to look around a little bit and get a feeling for the city and what life is like there. The hotel was located downtown so I just took my camera and started to walk – and here is what I came across.

The first thing I noticed was how green it was everywhere – I am in the middle of the city and the streets are really tree lined alleys, it makes the city feel very homey.

I loved the Pioneer Courthouse square, the locals call it their “Living Room”. You can see people strolling, taking a break and just enjoying to sit down on the stairs or grabbing a bite at the Food Trucks located on the top. They actually looked very yummy and good food is definitely a thing in Portland. There are lots of artesian and organic stores and products available and the area is known for their many Micro Breweries and great wines, a must visit for foodies for sure.

Passing the courthouse I noticed those cute bronze animal figures and while taking pictures a lady stopped me and asked if I knew the story about those sculptures… We spent chatting for about 15 minutes and she told me that people love to pet those little cute creatures, children give them a hug and in the wintertime some people even knitted little hats and scarves for them to keep them “warm”. What a lovely place – it speaks a lot for the local people who are very warm and friendly and connected to nature.

I kept walking to the river, Portland has a lot of bridges and green space. You see people walking, biking and jogging along the river and in between wild geese strolling around the grass unbothered by what is going on around them.

I loved my little adventure, it was mostly sunny that day and I took the opportunity to have a nice little coffee break during a short rain shower…. but this is why it is so amazingly green there.

I definitely hope to be back one day.

xo BB

 

 

 

Looking back at Emerald Ball

The last few weeks were intense and last week was no exception. I am so happy that I love what I do, otherwise everything could easily be too much, it was overwhelming but I also had a fabulous time.

I have been asked to co-host the first Live Ballroom Backstage Red Carpet event at Emerald Ball. I was excited and said yes but little did I know that we were live for a whole 45 min at a time – non stop – no commercial breaks like on regular TV. There was really not any script as well, so we had to deal with whatever happened at the moment. It was quite nerve-wrecking but also a great new experience.

The dresses I am wearing a part of my Babette Brown Couture line. The pink gown is from my Fall Hollywood Collection but the Black one is brand new and especially designed for this event. I have a couple of things in the works right now that I am very excited to reveal shortly.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it really means a lot to me.

xo BB

Thank you to Stephen Marino Photography for the pictures