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

Florida Trip Roundup

One of my favorite places to travel to is Florida. No wonder – I lived there for a long time so it does have a special place in my heart. This trip was a great one, I packed so many things into it, new flying and travel tips, coaching lessons, me time at the Spa, Health appointments and visits with friends. I had an absolute blast.

I left with the Red Eye flight from LAX last Friday. I did not want to waste a perfectly fine day for flying so I opted for catching some sleep on a plane. Over all those years of traveling for dancing so much I got this down to a science and you can find my “Redeye Flight Survival Tips” in this previous post here.

But this time I had to go directly from the airport to the dance studio, I have been invited to coach and the schedule turned out in a way that I could not stop by to where I was staying to shower and change before heading to teach. I definitely stressed over this for a little bit – showering in the morning is an absolute must be for me and I absolutely cannot go without it.

So here is how I managed. I had a 2 hour layover in Atlanta and flew with Delta. I found out that they have showers  at terminal E and F in the Delta Sky Club lounges. I just got a day pass to get in – they had a spa area for travelers. You can check in, you get everything you need, Towels, hairdryer, toiletries and your own bathroom – absolutely spotless and spacious. I got ready for the day, had breakfast at their buffet with eggs, toast and Starbuck’s coffee and then made my way back to my terminal to fly to Florida and go to the studio. Thank you Delta, you were lifesavers in this crazy travel world.

After my coaching lessons I felt I needed some me time to restore, so I went to one of my favorite places, Eau Spa at the Eau Palm Beach Resort. It was the perfect me time and I enjoyed every minute of calm and beautiful bliss.

The rest of my time was packed with visiting friends, having some business meetings and some health checkups. I had a little scare with a mammogram a while back here in LA and I felt more comfortable to follow up at a fabulous facility in Jupiter, Florida, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center. This center has been founded and designed by Suzanne Niedland in memory of her mom, who died of Breast cancer, and is one of the most advanced breast diagnostic facilities in the world. And besides that the people who work there really care and make you feel comfortable, it is a great place for women. And I’m really happy to hear that I am OK and everything is fine with my health.

I had a fantastic time and can’t wait to be back next time,

thank you so much for stopping by

xo BB

 

Red Lips on a Rooftop

This post contains affiliate links – Disclosure here

Dress: NA-KD (sold out) – similar here and here; Shoes: Valentino (old), also cute here and here; Lips: Karina Smirnoff by LASplash Cosmetics (c/o) 

Happy Easter Sunday!

What a great day to be back! I broke my arm about 4 weeks ago and I decided to take a couple of weeks off blogging to give it some rest, but I am so happy and excited to finally be back and to catch up with all of you and share lots of exciting new things and adventures.

It has been nice and warm for a few days now and today was the perfect day to meet friends and celebrate Easter Sunday. We went for Brunch to a place called Mama Shelter, a trendy Boutique Hotel with a cute Rooftop Garden.

To celebrate I decided I wear red lips, my favorite lipstick right now is the “Karina Smirnoff Liquid Lipstick” (c/o). Stays on all day and does not smudge when eating or drinking.

What did you do on Easter Sunday?

xo BB

 

 

 

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