Valentino Spring Couture 2013

Maria Grazia Chiuri and her design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli brought an emotional Valentino to his feet as their show closed the Spring 2013 couture season. Inspired by wrought-iron gates and secret labyrinths of formal gardens, the duo stuck true to the brand’s identity with show-stopping artisanal dresses adorned with hand painted organza, luxe embroidery, hand-rolled crepe piping, stamped wool, and intricate crystal beading. Dramatic and romantic perfection.


Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor, a luxury boutique hotel located 12 miles outside of Nairobi, was set up by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife as a breeding and conservation center for the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Can you think of anything better than waking up in Kenya to feed a herd of giraffes over your breakfast table?! Sign me up!


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