How Perfectionism Hurts You

…And 3 Ways To Overcome It: As someone who can’t resist righting an off-kilter picture frame and will reread an email 5 times to make sure it’s to the point, I’ll be the first to admit that perfectionism can be more of a vice than a virtue. While there’s nothing wrong with high standards, constantly striving for “perfect” can have a negative affect on your work, personal relationships and even your health. Stressing over small detail that went wrong can put a damper on otherwise a good day. Perfectionism is often linked with a fear of failure, which can heighten…

Color Trend 2017: Yellow

Punchy yellow seems to be spring’s color of choice, as designers opt for a little sunshine to brighten their lineups.  Surprisingly it was a color of choice for spring of 2016 as well.  Hey, at least some of the things stay the same! Inspired by the contrast of urban design and lush vegetation, leading to unexpected color combinations and collections reminiscent of architecture, travel and nostalgia. By creating looks that truly represent the world we live in, both constructed and organic, designers sought to awaken a sense of reflection, followed by playful escapism. Artists, many of whom are known for…

Why I Left Snapchat And So Are All Your Friends

Snapchat was the darling of technology: we praised the company for being innovative and using daring interfaces; it was a camera that didn’t save anything — if you took a photo, and it was opened by someone else, it was gone forever. At the time, that was alien, but eventually, as we all grew weary of social media and burnt out on over-sharing, it caught on. Disappearing messages invented by Snapchat, were a new world: you could share anything — a dumb thought, a nude photo, or a photo of a sunset — all in the same place with little…

Discipline = Success.

Want success? Start with self discipline. With the Millennials leading the way, it becomes increasingly harder to be disciplined in a society that prizes instant gratification. We are more concerned about feeling good all the time, so we seek immediate pleasures, whether it’s a new car, an exotic trip or a new partner. Our long-term goals are not so important anymore. We get comfortable and wait for a special event to give our lives meaning, happiness and success, we forget that best things in life do come from commitment and dedication to your goals. Discipline is the difference between being…

“Malinka 101” On Caviar

Here is pretty much all you need to know about caviar: Real caviar: Sturgeon roe is considered to be premium and “true” caviar. It comes in four varieties — beluga, sevruga and osetra. The most expensive is beluga caviar (about $250 per ounce). It comes from the Caspian Sea, which is bordered by Russia and Iran. Beluga is characterized by soft, small pea-size eggs ranging from pale silver-gray to black with a hint of green. Step down is osetra caviar which is medium size and gray to brownish gray in color. Next in quality is the smaller, gray sevruga caviar….

What is Luxury?

When you see a $250 burger on the menu, first reaction most likely would be: “WTF?” , ”RIDICULOUS!”  “Only a ____ person would buy that.” (What word did you use? Arrogant? Elitist? Jackass? Dumbass?) Sure, you could take that approach and insult people who spend a lot on something. That’s what most people do. Or you can say, “Hmm… Who actually buys this and why?” As a general rule, people who spend 100x more than other people are not stupid. There’s something else going on here.  Something that almost nobody talks about. …Lets take a look into the world of…

And all that glitter…

Summer spot in Cannes and winter hideaway in South Beach Le Baoli and Baoli Miami are birds of a  feather. Since Miami location took over Vita on 2010, it struck a chord with local elite, celebs included Beyoncé, Clooney, DiCaprio, Dolce/Gabbana and many more, and remains to be a true hot spot today. Behind a blank streetside facade you’ll find an indoor-outdoor space whose movie-set-like interplay of retro-chic, verdant foliage, sultry soundtrack, and sexy lighting could make almost anyone look hot (good thing that Miami has a high percentage of both crowd and servers that are model-level gorgeous). I especially…

Best Art Basel Events in a flash

Art Basel, December 2016 This year, the first few hours of Art Basel were less frenzied than in the past. As the market’s bubble was inflating, it was the dealers that benefited. After all, people in attendance this year were there to buy, not browse. Furthermore, the parties, events and overall experience was at its very best – in true Art Basel fashion. The grand opening of Faena Forum was one big feast for the eyes. The latest piece of the four-block conga line of buildings dreamt up by Alan Faena, paid for by Ukranian billionaire Len Blavatnik and promoted…