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“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a journey, but let’s not get lost in travel. Instead, you must focus on what is within you. The journey of life will change you and unlock what is inside of you. As you evolve during the journey, you have to be sure that all of the changes you are making are positive. Don’t allow missteps in the journey be permanent.

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“If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” – Brad Szollos

If you want to be better than everyone else, start to do what they are not doing. You will not become greater than them by doing exactly what they are doing. That will do you no good and only keep you below them. Learn how to be different and think outside the box.

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“To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

Think about a time when you had a project that excited you. Do you remember the motivation that made it easy to get out of the bed in the morning so you could work on it? Do you recall the passion and happiness you felt? To be successful, find more of that passion.

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Diving Into Art In Fondation Maeght, Provence

I spent my summer at the Riviera, travelling between Italy and France. And Saint-Paul de Vence is a must visit for an art lover like me. One of the oldest medieval cities in Provence, it’s also the most vibrant, artistic and contemporary in its spirit, bursting with museums and small galleries giving you endless inspiration.

Я провела лето на Ривьере, путешествуя между Италией и Францией. А Сен-Поль-де-Ванс – обязательное место для посещения такому ценителя искусства, как я. Один из старейших средневековых городов Прованса, он также является самым ярким, артистичным и современным по своему духу, изобилуя музеями и галереями, дающими бесконечное вдохновение.

My goal was to see with my own eyes the famous Fondation Maeght, an iconic contemporary art foundation established in 1964. This place is a unique sight. It was the first private art foundation in Europe, built by well’known Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert, with a garden designed by Joan Miró and full of his sculptures – both artists were close friends of the founders, Aimé and Marguerite Maeght.

Мне хотелось своими глазами увидеть знаменитую Fondation Maeght, культовую фондацию современного искусства, основанную в 1964 году. Она была первым приватным арт-фондом в Европе. Это место поистине уникально: здание построил архитектор Хосеп Луис Серт, а сад спроектировал и наполнил своими скульптурами Жоан Миро – оба были близкими друзьями основателей, Эме и Маргерит Маэ.

The collection of Fondation Maeght is incredible. Here you can find crème de la crème of XX century art (there’re more than 13 000 works in the Foundation). Among them Georges Braque, Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Christo and many others.

Коллекция Fondation Maeght невероятна. Здесь собраны сливки искусства ХХ века (в фонде более 13 000 произведений). Среди них Жорж Брак, Альберто и Диего Джакометти, Александр Колдер, Фернан Леже, Марк Шагал, Василий Кандинский, Кристо и многие другие.

And this contemporary art installation was my favourite for the photos by Saverio Chiappalone. Indeed, ‘Pénétrable Jaune’ by kinetic artist Jesús Rafael Soto from 1992 is picture perfect. The same works in different shades by this artist are represented in the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and were exhibited at Miami Art Basel in 2017 and at Centre Pompidou in Metz.

А эта современная арт-инсталляция была моей любимой для снимков, которые сделал фотограф Саверио Кьяппалоне. Действительно, это произведение художника-кинетиста Хесуса Рафаэля Сото Pénétrable Jaune’ 1992 года идеально для съемок! Похожие работы этого художника представлены в коллекции Fondation Louis Vuitton в Париже, выставлялись на Miami Art Basel в 2017 году и в Центре Помпиду в Меце.

Fondation Maeght is a great place to visit with children – not only because of the amazing sculpture garden by Joan Miró with which the little ones would fall in love straight away, but also because the Foundation organises artistic tours for children, building their understanding of art from early age.

Fondation Maeght – отличное место для посещения с детьми. И не только из-за удивительного сада скульптур Жоана Миро, в который малыши влюбятся сразу, но и потому, что Фонд организует художественные туры для детей, чтобы помочь им научиться понимать искусство с самого раннего возраста.

I was amazed to discover the whole artistic family of the Giacomettis: there was a temporary exhibition dedicated to their works. Alberto Giacometti was the most famous with his sculptures represented at the most important museums around the world and with price tags of millions at art auctions, but also his father and brother were very well-known painters. Definitely, art is a family affair!

Здесь я открыла для себя всю творческую семью Джакометти: их работам была посвящена временная выставка. Альберто Джакометти был самым известным благодаря своим скульптурам, представленным в самых важных музеях по всему миру, и с ценникам в миллионы на художественных аукционах. Но также его отец и брат были очень известными художниками. Безусловно, искусство – дело семейное!

If you’re visiting Saint-Paul-de-Vence, make sure to check La Colombe d’Or, as it’s a local sight. This hotel and restaurant was opened in 1920 by a local farmer, and in late in the war years of 1940s many painters from all Europe were staying here, paying the bed with their artworks – like, Picasso and Matisse among them. Now these paintings form the extraordinary collection of La Colombe which is frequented by socialites, influencers and other famous people from all over the world. If you’re not staying at the hotel, book a lunch in the restaurant with its unique setting.

Если вы отправитесь Сен-Поль-де-Ванс, обязательно посетите La Colombe d’Or, так как это местная достопримечательность. Этот отель и ресторан был открыт в 1920 году местным фермером, а в конце войны 1940-х годов здесь останавливались многие художники со всей Европы, расплачиваясь своими работами – среди них Пикассо и Матисс. Теперь эти картины составляют необыкновенную коллекцию Ла-Коломб, которую часто посещают светские люди, инфлюенсеры и другие важные персоны со всего мира. Если вы не остановились в отеле, забронируйте столик на обед в ресторане с его уникальной обстановкой.

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“Nothing happens to you, it happens for you. See the positive in negative events.” – Joel Osteen

When things happen “to” you, you feel helpless and victimized. However, if you look at things as happening “for” you, then you take some of your power back. This allows you to look at the lessons and blessings (a.k.a. silver linings) within anything you might experience.

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How to Wear a Scarf as a Top: Hurry Up to Try the Hottest Trend

These last summer days is THE time to try some of the most interesting micro-trends. I don’t ask you to buy anything new – I know you need to refresh the Fall wardrobe instead of hot weather shopping. But there’s one trend that everyone can try without investing any budget! Yes, I’m talking about the scarf top. And I love it!

Эти последние летние дни – самое время опробовать самые горячие микротренды. Я не прошу вас покупать что-то новое – знаю, что вам нужно обновить гардероб к осени, а не совершать летние покупки ради пары недель. Но есть одна тенденция, которую может протестировать каждая, и при этом не вкладывая никаких средств! Да, я говорю о верхней шелковом платке в качестве топа. Обожаю этот прием!

There are plenty of ways to style a scarf as a top, but I go for the simplest and the hottest option of Summer-2021: a a bow tie in the front. It’s the ultimate version of sensual crop top you can wear. Just fold your carré silk scarf to form a triangle, leave the angle on the back and tie a knot in the middle of the décolleté.

Есть много способов повязать шарф как топ, но я предпочитаю самый простой и самый модный вариант лета-2021: узел спереди. Это идеальная версия чувственного кроп-топа, который вы можете носить хоть каждый день. Просто сложите шарф-карре из шелка в виде треугольника, оставьте угол сзади и завяжите свободные концы на узел посередине в центре груди.

This scarf top adds a pinch of joyful prints to my everyday wardrobe in summer. Au bord de la mer I wear it with classic bermuda shorts in white, a straw hat and my vintage chain belt to t reflect the luxurious seaside spirit of elegant and classy Monte Carlo. But this of a scarf as a top should be definitely saved for the Fall wardrobe as well! I already imagine wearing it with a sleek blazer and matching trousers, or jeans and trench. Just play!

Такой топ-платок добавляет жизнерадостности принтов моему повседневному летнему гардеробу. Au bord de la mer я ношу его с классическими белыми шортами-бермудами, соломенной шляпой и моим винтажным поясом-цепочкой, чтобы в тон атмосферы элегантного и стильного приморского Монте-Карло. Но эту идею обязательно стоит приберечь и для осеннего гардероба! Я уже представляю, как носить его с роскошным блейзером и брюками, или джинсами и тренчем. Почему бы не поиграть?

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“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers

As you build your self-image and confidence at the beginning of your journey to success, you will be more prepared to handle the attention and spotlight that will come once you achieve it. Knowing that you are worth success makes handling it much easier.

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“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” ~ Katharine Hepburn

They say that some rules are made to be broken, and still others are made to be bent. She’s not saying that you should break the law, but our society has so many rules put in place that if you conform to them all you might have a bland and vanilla time here. Find out which rules are getting in the way of some good clean fun, and test the boundaries. Life isn’t about staying within the lines, it’s about doing what you want without getting in the way of others doing what they want.

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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

The most important aspect of change is that it starts within. If we only focus on outward change, then we will always be discouraged, confused, and even lost. If we allow those outward changes to bring opportunity, we can grow through them and become even stronger. Don’t be afraid to change.


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“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ~ Melissa Etheridge

This is a beautiful quote that will help you realize just how powerful you really are, and to stop spending so much time trying to become beautiful. You already are beautiful, and the power you possess will reveal itself over your lifetime. It’s enough to know that you have power, and that it will continue to grow and expand as you allow it. The good news is that realizing you’re beautiful just as you are right now is the first step to harnessing the power within you and accomplishing more in life.

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