Bridal

Make a Vow at Maara Konak

We know you are always on the lookout for special venues for weddings. There is so much to choose from an array of beaches, castles and exotic locations across the world, but before we scour the globe for fabulous destinations, we’d love to first let you in our little secret! Our new favorite for weddings is a special place far away from the city’s din and chaos in Turkey: a new spectacular place in Cappadocia to say your vows – Maara Konak.

This new venue, part of the award-winning Museum Hotel – the only Relais & Chateaux hotel in Turkey – is barely 200 meters away from the hotel. When we say we love the views, which by the way are gorgeous, we mean every word.

Surrounded by ‘fairy chimneys,’ Cappadocia is a popular wedding destination these days. The stately mansion of the Maara Konak venue, which can accommodate up to 200 guests, was once the private residence of the Uçhisar regional priest. So, it’s a piece of history that has been given a meticulous restoration and transformed into something quite contemporary. Maara Konak has indoor space, open area and terraces, and hosts boutique weddings and mini concerts.

The Museum Hotel is the best luxury hotel to check-in to – its lavish suites are decorated with rare antiquities and you’ll also have peacocks and pigeons to keep you company.

Treat yourself and your guests to hot-air balloon rides over the valley and have the hotel organize a private whirling dervish show set against the beautiful landscape etched with cones, mushrooms and rock pillars. A trek or horse ride through the Ihlara Valley is bound to remain etched in your memories. We loved it and so will you!

Getting There: Fly in to Turkey’s Kayseri or Nevsehir airports. The Museum Hotel offers private transfers from these airports.

Book it: www.museum-hotel.com

 

Smitha Sadanandan

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All the Bridal Looks from Paris Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019

Elie Saab
 
CHANEL
 
Elie Saab
CHANEL
Ralph & Russo
Rami Kadi
 
Giambattista Valli
 
Dany Atrache
 
Alexis Mabille
 
Zuhair Murad
 
Ziad Nakad
 
Julien Fournié
 
Stéphane Rolland
 
Georges Chakra
 
Georges Hobeika
 
Tony Ward

Whether you’re getting married this summer, are a maid-of-honor or a bridesmaid, or you simply have a wedding to attend, you probably are already racking your head as to find the perfect gown. One thing’s for sure though, if there’s a fashion occasion where you can always find any of the above, it’s Paris Haute Couture week.

And so, every season, designers showcase for nearly 15 minutes, their ultimate best in terms of creativity, design and fine craftsmanship and savoir-faire. And with every couture collection, comes an exquisitely jaw-dropping finale bridal look to top it all off. This season in particular, the shows and presentations unveiled the masterminds behind the collections, all of whom presented their finest creations, from intricately embroidered garments to gowns requiring hours upon hours of savoir-faire. But perhaps our favorite creations might have definitely been the gorgeous bridal gowns, attesting to the designer’s true excellence and expertise.

So whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your wedding or you just have a thing for all-things bridal, we’ve gathered the most fabulous bridal looks spotted on Paris’ Haute Couture runways.

                                    

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Brighten Up Your Day with Gucci’s Charming Eyewear Collection

Sponsored by Gucci

 

Forget everything you thought you knew about glasses, because Gucci’s Spring-Summer 2018 Eyewear collection is as eclectic as eyewear can be.

Sunglasses with crystals
Fluorescent sunglasses

Rectangular-frame acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Alessandro Michele has long championed the frilly attitude of fashion, what with his abundant exploration of all-things colorful, eccentric and opulent creativity. But the House’s Creative Director has instilled the Spring-Summer 2018 collection with a whole lot more than what meets the eyes – literally.

Sunglasses with crystals
By Gucci

 

Fine executions and sophisticated details come alive in a series of unique eyewear, all of which embody the eccentric spirit of Gucci. With colors as enchanting as magic and shapes as mystical as ever, the collection beams with a certain elegance brought up to very “vintag-y” proportions. Call it the Gucci effect.

Square-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

His creativity has indeed reached new heights, taking the fashion scene through the joys of bold proportions, visionary masks, classic shapes and heart-shaped styles with colorful multifaceted lenses.

Square-frame glitter sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Gucci’s futuristic designs have always harmoniously blended with bits and pieces of the retro world – think nods to the seventies and the eighties in the best kind of way. And so, this particular collection holds essentially true to this statement, offering fun and unexpected details from here, embellished jewels from there and a whole lot of shimmers from everywhere.

Square frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Round-frame sunglasses with metal
Cat eye glitter acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Square-frame sunglasses
Fuchsia pink sunglasses
Round-frame sunglasses with metal

All by Gucci
 

Heart-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

 

Article written by Cindy Menassa
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