Sunday, July 20, 2008

Weekend Bliss

"Because I am a bad girl, people always automatically think that I am a bad girl, or that I carry a dark secret with me or that I'm obsessed with death. The truth is that I am probably the least morbid person one can meet. If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do."
Angelina Jolie




Unfortunately last weekend hit a glitch due to family schedule mix ups and an on call at work...I spent the whole week slaving away determined to definitely have the weekend I planned and finally on Thursday I packed, set my music and went to Dubai.
It was absolutely and utterly relaxing...Spent the first night at the Buddha Bar for dinner followed by a decadently dreamy sleep catching up on a much needed snoozefest...following morning breakfast at the Grosvenor house for the yummiest oatmeal berries and honey with double chocolate milk making my sister chuckle at my eight year old sudden whim...
Headed off to watch Wanted and god it was so worth it...Not since Gia released in 1998 have I been moved by a performance by Angelina...she looked absolutely breathtaking and the glow on her face, the strength she exuded comes from the past rollercoaster year of her mother dying and the support of finding an inner place of peace with Brad pitt and her children...I admired her in Gia because as an actress she shed her inhibitions and worked professionally and challengingly for a very graphically raw true account of the story of Gia Carangi that hit very close to home for her...and she made the movie compelling...she delivered a portrayal of brilliance.. performance with shellshocking honesty...alot of other actresses wouldnt be able to pull off what she did.
Maybe thats one of the many things I love about her...Shes a rebel that doesnt aplogize for who she is and yet she cares so much for the world...Shes the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees Emissary..I loved her book 'Notes on my travels'...when you look into her eyes you'll see stories that won't ever be told...cementing my personal philosophy...leave everything to the imagination...She was very open about her sexuality and now with time has a very je ne sais quoi air about her making most people look at her with a mixture of fascination, intimidation and awe...a strange combination reflecting how most are not comfortable in their own skin..as humans its such a shame to deny or not acknowledge what we possess.
I followed up the movie with the most blisssssssssful treatment at my favourite spa Sensasia and as the masseur worked on my tension with soft scrubs and milk and frangapani oils...I slipped away into a deep slumber to wake up feeling like I was literally walking on air...the rest of the weekend passed by just as decadently and I made my pilgrimage to Harvey nics to stock up on my Kiehls essentials..Philip B's white truffle hair treatments and a look at my favourite corner...stunning Lanvin.

I leave you with the Gia trailer and kisses for a starry night xx

9 comments:

Fastidious Babe said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend, good food, a good movie, and good pampering a la sensasia! i always always sleep when i go there! i think the place is feng shui-ed that way! and of course, to wrap it all up.. a shopping spree at harvey nix.. ah bliss! glad u enjoyed ur belated bday getaway! xx

Anonymous said...

glad you enjoyed your weekend, have to check out wanted then. sensasia is my favorite sanctuary <3

PinkChampagne said...

@Fastidious...It was fantabulous and yes the place was definitely feng shu-ied that way :) Thank you darling would have been fun to see you there x

@Anonymous...Merciii I hope you enjoy the movie.

Fastidious Babe said...

inshalla next time ur in dubai we have to make a plan or something x

PinkChampagne said...

@F.B that sounds like a plan already :) xx

ephemeral said...

Angelina used to be the most-loathed celeb in my eyes, but these last couple years my view has changed admirably. I'm looking forward to reading her book, would i find it at Magrudy's?
Your DXB getaway sounds very lovely relaxing and refreshing..totally wish i can get something close to that soon XD

PinkChampagne said...

@ephemeral lol you made me laugh at the comment...Ill have to post some clips of an interview she made, soon to show you what I mean...I admire how she battled her demons and changed into the woman she is today..when you come from darkness into the light youve journeyed through and to whats real, and your life is so much richer for it...the book Magrudys can order for you or get at amazon :)
I hope you get your much deserved blissful break soon xx

ephemeral said...

I'd love to see the interviews you're talking about..i read snippets about her life story here and there so it should be interesting to watch..as for the book, ordered from Amazon, cant wait for it to reach hopefully I'll finish it before the summer ends =)

PinkChampagne said...

@ Ephemeral, its a very candid interview that makes you appreciate and relate to her in so many different ways..In the Q&A section of the interview to the first 4 answers I was blown away because her answers were the exact same ones I gave my friends back in college one night during a game of truth and dare..and Im honestly being modest here.
Enjoy babe and Id love your to hear about your insight on what you see.
Ill find them and upload but as you can see from the end of the post something is not working right when I upload vids, gotta check into that but will do as soon as I can :)