PARIS - I'm officially in love and the object of my affection is the person that I have become thanks to experiencing 'Paris'. Paris has been a huge catalyst for me to completely reinvent myself. There were many highlights for me - seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, hanging out at the Latin Quarter eating gelato nearly every night, the Eiffel Tower (seeing it lit up on a boat cruise is 'magnifique', seeing all the wonderful museums/art galleries, churches (the Notre Dame is just exquisite)!!! One of the most amazing experiences of my life to date was going to the House of Chanel - I had to save the best for last - I was 'transfixed' and in total awe that I was standing in the place where Gabrielle Coco Chanel lived her work and passion - I could honestly still feel her energy there! Being in Paris, I made it a point to study what the Parisian women were wearing, their makeup look, their 'allure' - I kept a journal and have writen down many musings about these topics. I plan to do a series of posts dedicated to my NEW philosophy of beauty, makeup, the allure of Chanel. Coco Chanel is so inspiring to me right now because she IS the essence of feminine power - the ideal 'self-made' woman. Sensing the energy in the House of Chanel, I really feel inspired to pursue every desire of my heart. I feel that 'this is the time' for me to transform - to really embrace my individuality in a way that is not defined by anything or anyone outside of myself - not a man, not a friend, not a foe - its really about embracing that part of me that has been wanting to be freed for a very long time. The time really is now!