Archive | May, 2015

Powerful Richards

28 May

Did you know that Virgin started in a church? True! Richard Branson started his own company of a record business from a church where he ran The Student Magazine. In the 1960s he interviewed prominent personalities such as Mick Jagger and R.D. Laing. Because Branson advertised popular records, it was a huge and fast success.

Not only was Richard Branson a game changer but also the other Richard- Richard The Lionhearted was taking command at age 16.  At age 16, he had taken command of his own army in order to put down rebellions in Poitou against his father.

English: Sir Richard Branson kite surfing at N...

English: Sir Richard Branson kite surfing at Necker Island, photo by Dominic Lee Priory Studios Dublin for the book “Out of Your Tree 2″ for The Irish Cancer Society. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Build it and They Will Come

28 May

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Taking on Instagram!

19 May

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Take Me To Versailles

19 May

Versailles was something out of a dream. We arrived in Paris late on trouble climbing right into our bed. However, once I landed in bed around 1:30am, I couldn’t fall asleep. I felt like a little kid before Christmas Eve because I knew that the next day I’d be stomping around Marie Antoinette Palace of Versailles.FullSizeRender FullSizeRender

We woke up early to take a 45 minutes train ride to Versailles. We arrived, stopped by a market to get some snacks, and than made our way up to the Palace. Almost like a tidal wave, the palace was getting bigger and bigger as we approached it. Once at the entrance, we stared in awe at its beauty and the entrance, which was a giant gold gate. We walked around the inside of the palace in silence imagining what it might have been like to dance, walk, or run through the hallways hundreds of years ago. Just by walking from room to room, you could tell there were extravagant parties held in this palace. Each room was dripping with color, gold, and richness. It took my breath away.

After making our way through the palace, we made our way out to the maize of gardens. There was music playing and people lounging and laughing. Garden after garden, we couldn’t believe the enormousness of the grounds. Every garden was equally as intricate as the other and every fountain as beautiful as the next. I often closed my eyes and imagined Marie Antoinette walking the grounds with her big dresses and even bigger hair. After a couple hours of walking, we laid down by the Grand Canal. The palace still felt like the grounds of a party and the life of luxury. People were licking their melting ice cream, drinking wine, and laying by the water.  It was as if there wasn’t a problem in the world once you passed those giant gold gates.

Marie Antoinette might have had a short life but it was a luxurious one at that.

This Cool Girl Takes Paris!

14 May


Did You Know?

7 May



English: A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of...

English: A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (6801 Hollywood Blvd), 21 April 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

declined to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Back in 1990, Madonna was nominated to have her name placed in a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The international pop star, however, declined to have the star created in her honor due to the fact that she was simply not interested in receiving such an award. The organization that deals with the nominations and the stars also has certain requirements before giving the award: they require that the nominee actually show up to the ceremony. It was made known that Madonna does not want to show up to the ceremony and, until such time as she agrees to actually attend, the organization will likely not let her have one. There is also little doubt about the fact that Madonna will not accept future nominations to have her name placed on the iconic walk, even though she is perfectly eligible.

Can you believe that? I sure can’t. This was taken from the Mashup Up Book Series focusing on Marie Antoinette and Madonna. For more, buy the book on Amazon today at: