Inspired by Sonny Vandevelde's cloud pics, took this one as we landed in Saint Pete's, as the locals call it.
Dear Shaded Viewers,
I just got back from my first trip to Saint Petersburg and instantly all the Russian visa stress quickly disappeared. The W Hotel Saint Petersburg is the only W Hotel in all of Russia and they greeted me with such warmth and even had customized the Matryoshka wooden dolls for me. How sweet is that? I cannot get enough of them. They gave me one pure white one and a magic marker, so if you are there you might find traces of me. W Saint Petersburg's decor is inspired by the faberge eggs, I love that, I always dream of having a golden faberge egg crack open above me and shower me in …gold. Then it was off to meet the Aurora Fashion Week team.
If you see the lights behind the Aurora Fashion team, you get the Faberge connection.
During our getting to know each other meeting I learned about some new beauty products, Forlle'd, I will tell you about them once I've tried their products. Luxury is a principal interest in Saint Petersburg and who doesn't love a little luxury?
Evgeny Gurevich, Ekaterina Puchkova, yours truly, Robb Young, Michael Bazhenov, Anastasiya Masyuk, Artem Balaev
and we discussed the plan for the following day.
After the Virgin Mary, Ekaterina Puchkova took Robb Young and I to the Alain Decosse restaurant at the W Hotel. Delicious.