“Being in love never goes out of style”

Grace Ormond

The tragic tale of Romeo et Juliette

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The Metropolitan Opera held a breathtaking French performance of ‘Romeo et Juliette’ on Saturday night. My friends, who had so very kindly invited me, had a box. I pinched myself with happiness as people with their own dress code took their seats and the orchestra warmed up; that wonderful sound of discordant notes that somehow work – if only to build anticipation of what’s to come. I sat up front and centre, transfixed by every movement and sound. The sputnik-style crystal chandeliers disappeared into the ceiling, dimming in their orbit. Lights glowed in the orchestra pit, which brimmed to the edge with musicians and instruments ready to play under the powerful direction of Placido Domingo. Fluorescent dots slowly disappeared from sight as people’s mobile devices…

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The Wine Wars

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Bolero Brasserie is absolutely one of my favourite restaurants. It’s perfect for an intimate dinner with a man who wants to whisper nothing but sweet nothings into your ear or a group of girl friends for gossip, giggles and everything in between.  La Chaine des Rotisseurs, an organization to which I belong, had arranged a dinner on Saturday night which involved a blind taste test competition.  10 different wines? Bolero? Count me in! The timing could not have been better as my hair appointment had been booked long before the dinner was planned. (If you’re ever in need of your tresses to be expertly cared for go to Strands and ask for Jette.)  I enter the salon with my dead straight, dragged-through-a-hedge backwards, lack-luster hair and I…

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It’s all about the little things

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As soon as the Bermuda Wedding season goes into full swing, Sunday afternoons are spent in recovery. Recovery from lack of sleep, recovery in the office tidying up a forest worth of paper or recovering in my home, armed with a list of what needs to get done before the week begins again. Repeat. Repeat. But last Sunday, I did none of the above. As soon as I opened my eyes, I knew it was going to be a beautiful day – but how should I spend it?  The deliberation was short lived by an invitation to go to a friend’s house for a bbq. Before I could help myself and allow guilt to set in of all the things that would not get done,…

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The perfect place for perfect toes …and lots of laughs too.

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Red toes… love them… need them… want them… got them.  Louise and I got to try out the Nail Bar over the weekend. This is not your typical ‘be quiet and zone out’ place at all. I didn’t even pick up a magazine although they were certainly there. Drinks were available and readily offered (and replenished!). I loved the layout of the lounge area, complete with white sofas, punctuated by colourful cushions,  and a bar which dominated one side. The nail stations, with the best pedicure chairs ever, took over the other. I was mesmorized by the foot basins which appeared to be a mottled texture of pink and coral – my favourite colours. We tried out all the massage options the chair offered and just…

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