Ann Caruso's Fashionable Week: Off to Bal Harbour



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Celebrity stylist and fashion consultant Ann Caruso will be blogging about the many stylish events and appointments she attends. Caruso has an illustrious career working for magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle as well as luxury brands. This week, she's off to the opening of the St. Regis Bal Harbour, with some very stylish friends.

Monday, March 12, 2012

9:00 p.m. Marc Balet and Taghi Naderzad

Downtown excursion to Café Select, a European/Swiss bistro that attracts cool, creative, downtown types. I went to meet the infamous and oh-so-sweet Marc Balet—who was art director at Interview during the Warhol days—and Taghi Naderzad, a cool, fashion photographer that I love working with!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Meeting

Meeting with Anna DeLuca and Robbie Franklin of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Shop Pink 2012! I met with these fabulous ladies to see how I can help build awareness and find some new products to raise funds to award grants to some of the best researchers all over the world that need money to find a cure for Breast Cancer. FYI, BCRF needs to raise $250,000 for each grant. To date, BCRF has raised $360 million. Every purchase goes a long way, so shop on! Visit www.bcrfcure.org.

Wednesday, March 14th , 2012

8:00 p.m. Euan Rellie’s 44th Birthday

My good friend Euan Rellie, who is married to one of my besties Lucy Sykes Rellie, celebrated his 44th Birthday at Corsino, an Italian restaurant in the West Village. Euan always throws the best birthday parties. Guests included Peter Som, Miguelina Gambaccini, Sean Avery, Hilary Rhoda, Tinsley Mortimer, Vanessa Neumann, Ali Wise, Milly de Cabrol, Amy Sacco, Francesco Clark, Melanie Laurent, Lana Ogilvie, Luigi Tadini, Adam Glassman, Annabel Tollman, Kim Vernon, and Peter Davis.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Packing for Bal Harbour

Packing and putting outfits together for a fashionista is not always an easy thing to do. What accessories do I bring? What accessories do I put with what dress?

Friday, March 16, 2012

2:00 p.m. St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Helloooooo, Miami! I arrive at the amazing new St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and Residences in Miami for the Grand Opening Celebration Weekend.

5:00 p.m. I have a blowout with the hot Eduardo at The Privé Salon in the hotel for the night's event.

8:00 p.m. Midnight Supper at the J&G grill, hosted by St. Regis Global Brand Leader, Paul James, and General Manager, Marco Selva. It was a seated dinner of 75, which included Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, Jason Wu and Gustavo Rangel, Olivia Chantecaille, Mary Alice Stephenson, Daniel Capello, Brooke Travis, Arizona Muse, and many Miami influencers.

Surprise guest performance was Niia, the jazz singer that collaborated with Wyclef Jean, Akon, and Lil’ Wayne on “Sweetest Girl (Dollar bill),” which put her on the charts. We all moved to the St. Regis Bar to listen to her sing to someone’s cell phone texts! I’m glad it wasn’t mine.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Day of Luxury-St. Regis Bal Harbour

It was all about my Presidential Suite Cabana. I have never seen anything like this before and the service is insane. Inside the cabana there is a shower, bath, and a lounge bed to relax if you have had too much sun. Outside there is a patio table, lounge chairs, and towels. Bottle service and massage anyone? We relaxed, had lunch, swam in the ocean and came back to my center, my cabana. I want one in New York and the service that comes along with it!

8:30 p.m.  The Grand Opening Celebration of the St. Regis Bal Harbour, included celebrities like Diane Kruger, Wolf Blitzer, and many socials and models. It was one of the most spectacular parties that I have experienced. Walking down to the party from the hotel, candle-lit stairs led us to an oasis of cabanas filled with pillows and throws. There was a dining courtyard leading to the pool area where we all watched a live performance and beautiful fireworks. The people at the St. Regis know how to throw a party, but most of all how to make everyone feel welcomed and taken care of.

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