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I am always enchanted by Hermes. I love looking at Hermes' online magazine Paris Mon Ami for inspiration. The mag features pretty photographs of Paris mixed with images from their collection of gorgeous scarves and jewelry. The brand has also launched their very own blog Ella from Paris. Even though Hermes has been around since 1837, the luxury fashion brand always feels so modern and fresh. Here are my favorite images. 

10 years


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I rarely talk about 9/11 because it's hard to talk about. Even though it's been 10 years, I can still remember the long walk home over the Manhattan Bridge with my friend Gyna, the horrifying news that my dear friend Chris was at work that day at the World Trade Center, and the orange sky.

I was born and raised in NYC. It's a city that has an energy like no other. The French agree. I have found that when I tell a Parisian that I am from New York, you can see the enthusiasm in their face. Most people have a love affair with New York. And, I can understand why.

I am planning to go to the 9/11 memorial when I go home for a visit. This day is dedicated to Chris who was a true New Yorker--proud to be from the Big Apple and he never considered leaving it. There is no other city like it and I am proud to say that I am a New Yorker.