Back In Rome

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I love shopping for vintage books and magazines!

Last April, I was going through a phase in my life where there was much cleansing and healing needed. So my visit to the Vatican and Rome was overall very therapeutic.  This year, I am happier and in a more grounded place since I have cleared a lot of emotional baggage and have let go of the things that were in the way of my desired beautiful life. So my recent trip to Rome last week was quite creative, positive, and inspirational.  I had a lot of fun doing more exploring, connecting with people, did a lot of walking, a lot of prayers, and a whole lot of shopping for our goddess sanctuary. Enjoy the photos below and perhaps you might want to join me next time. (smiles)

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Wearing one of the new tops that we are now carrying.

Wearing one of the new tops that we are now carrying.

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I like this somehow.

My first Metro experience in Rome, still prefer walking though.

My first Metro experience in Rome, still prefer walking though.

Wine for two in the Jewish Quarter.

Wine for two in the Jewish Quarter.

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A must visit, this museum!

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You are going to love these belts. So perfect with any outfit!

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Weather was a bit chilly, but I did not find and I love my Kjore bag.

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Love the view from the powder room of my suite.

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I love nude sculptures!

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Can you guess what I can’t live without?

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I like staying at little quiet Bed and Breakfast places. (Kame Hall)

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Always delighted to have titan help anytime.

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Fabric shopping is always fun and inspirational!

Picture Perfect!

Picture Perfect!

Italian Sophistication for Our American Titans

I love their looks!

I love their looks!

From classic Hollywood movies to the latest looks and magazines, Italian inspired fashion for men continues to be the ultimate preferred style.  The cuts, the colors, the textures, and the tailoring are impeccable, which is why tu-anh Boutique is excited about bringing Italian style and refinement to our American titans!

I was in Florence, Italy back in June for a buying trip with one of my style goddesses at the world’s biggest menswear fashion trade show, and that was an unexpected WOW experience!  Right after that, we headed over to Rome for some work and play. This time around in Rome, I did not want to leave. I discovered even more unique and amazing things as well as made new friends.  My favorite part was staying at the chic La Maison D’Art Suites, a family-owned boutique hotel in the heart of Rome. The location was perfect, the hotel was very clean and the service was exceptional!

The trip was a great balance of work, play, and new discoveries. Everywhere we went, there were no ill-dressed or unpolished titans.  Even the taxi drivers and the train attendants were polished, and I am not exaggerating.  Some of the local titans we met shared that they were taught by their fathers growing up that you do not leave your house unpolished. Since then, it has been their natural way of being. I love hearing that and I am determined to bring back the classic American Titan Style with a touch of Italian sophistication.

That is why we have partnered with J.Hilburn to offer made-to-measure Italian-style luxury suits and ready to wear to our male clientele.  The value-added part is that they no longer have to pay for my time to take them shopping.  Instead, the titans can just book an appointment to get fitted and styled by us goddesses at the sanctuary so they don’t have to deal with the stress of shopping malls and other crazy retailers.  Plus, our goddesses are beautiful and our place smells so heavenly, what titan would not want to be there? Below are some photos I shot from my Italian buying and sourcing trip. Not so bad for an iphone 🙂 Enjoy!

P.S. If you happen to be around in the Old Town Alexandria area this Sunday, we have a 007 titan and goddess cocktail social from 4-8pm. Just stop in and join the fun.

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Look at their shoes!

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They pull off color so well!

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The pants are a bit too short for my taste, but sharp though.

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Even their walking shoes look good, unlike the big bulky ones that our American titans wear.

Everything about this titan is perfect!

They pull off these walking shoes so well with their suits!

I love men in linen suits!

Although this is nice, I would not want to see my titan in it.

Double-breasted is making a come back, but better if the titan is slim.

They really know how to pick their shoes!

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Look how they match. Accessories are perfect head to toe!

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Our polished titans infront of our sanctuary showing off their exotic toys.

Healing My Heart In Rome

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There are so many ways to heal a wounded heart and staying at home eating junk food and watching TV are definitely not on my to do list!  You have read my recent posts about healing the wounded heart with music and also healing my childhood wounds with candles.  Well, my heart is in a much better place than it was weeks ago. I am getting back to my strong goddess self again. Part of what helped was a mixture of talking to my two dearest titan friends to get their perspectives on what to do, writing in my journal and going to ROME!

Since our goddess sanctuary have fashion collections from Greece, Spain, France, Belgium, Mexico, Japan, Turkey, Vietnam, and US that it was time for me to add Italy to the list. What perfect timing to go on a buying trip while healing my wounded heart at the same time. And I was so happy that my friend Peder who has been traveling the world for the past 8 months was able to join me as my sexy body guard and personal assistant. 🙂 We even got dumped on by the birds while walking in the streets of Rome one day. Believe me, it was not pretty and we smelled very bad, but I was blessed with good luck the next 6 days after that and I believe the good luck is still lingering.

Hope you like my iphone photos below. You can see the rest on my Facebook page. The good news is that I just came back last week and we sold almost half of the Italian collection I selected. So it looks like Milan is going to be next very soon. 🙂