No matter how we are attached to the city we live in, it’s always a great idea to get away for a few days. It’s like taking a break after a constant workout, and letting your muscles relax, repair and become stronger. Periodically we all need those breaks.
My recent California trip to San Jose, Carmel Bay and Monterey completely reinvigorated me. At first, the California laissez-faire attitude was difficult. After New York’s fast pace, I felt like I was in a slow-motion movie. And admittedly, I could only take California for a few days. I missed the madness and intensity of urban living.
My first destination was an event in the heart of Silicon Valley, at a newly opened Versace boutique in Westfield Valley Fair. It was organized by tech company, Polyvore and people behind famous Italian brand, Versace. As a huge fan of Italian brands and aesthetics, I could not miss this.
I love Versace’s colorful, bold accessories that can glam up any woman’s wardrobe, whether she lives on the East Coast, West Coast or South Miami Beach.
When I think of Gianni Versace’s designs and the women who buy them, I think of fearless women. The type of woman who isn’t afraid to take risks and believes in chances. She is a strong woman, yet at the same time feminine and somewhat vulnerable. She is creative, bold and charmingly eccentric.
The crowd was very diverse in terms of background and age. I always find it amusing that New Yorkers stand out from Californians when networking. New Yorkers are more direct, a bit more intense and open-minded. There is always some sort of immediate bond when New Yorkers meet each other. I think they are, in general, very intuitive people.
During the next few days, I spent time in picturesque small towns, including Monterey and Carmel Bay. More posts are coming! Stay tuned.