Monday, September 14, 2009

blame it on rio

One night in Rio was last nights theme at the legendary and beautiful Hollywood Bowl. My favorite Bossannova songstress Bebel Gilberto was the guest artist along with Seu George who is considered the Nat King Cole of Brazil. A lovely medley of songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim and led by conductor Thomas Wilkins, as he kept the audience moving to the brazilian beat. A little surprise change in tempo when he added a John Barry classic, the theme from Indecent Proposal. With picnic baskets in hand we had boarded the Pasadena to Hollywood Bowl bus and the trip was down in 30 minutes.
Rosemary chicken Salad with apricots, pecans, and pears, on a bead of spinach with gorgonzola ( I make this with non-fat plain yoghurt instead of mayo).
Bruschetta my favorite new appetizer
Europane Bakery Deserts
accompanied by Pinot Noir
and sparkling water.
A drink that I read is a brazilian morning favorite and so good for you, Carrot, apple, ginger, cucumber, and parsley juice, can't wait to try it.
Since this is Fashion Week I am including the Brazilian bombshell swim-and-beachwear line Rosa Chá. Hair shown on model : a femme-and-fresh turban-bedecked chignon, perfect for lounging poolside. Instead of the normal elastic bands used for pony tails we are using these bungee type bands that help keep the hair smooth shown here. Loving the gold eye shadow on the darker skinned models as it truly accents the their beautiful coloring. A little white liner on the bottom rim makes eyes pop. The long hair models in their bathing suits remind me of the brazilian dancers at the bowl shaking their groove thing.
Listening to Bebel Gilberto to get me ready for the concert and currently listening to Red Hot + Rio to keep me in the mood.

Hair for Rose Cha models: Edward Tricomi

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