Fireworks Ahead: The Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra 2015

The time has come for our annual rendevouz with the unveiling of the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra for 2015! The lingerie-maker once again turned to Lebanese jeweler, Mouawad, to design and execute yet another bra and belt masterpiece set, that will be shown during Victoria’s Secret’s fashion show this year.




Following last year’s two breath-taking sapphire, ruby, and diamond bras worn by Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, 2015’s  multi-million bra centers around a firework theme, and features diamonds, blue topaz, yellow sapphires and pink quartz and is set in gold. And like all pricey VS fantasy bras, this flawless piece costs a whopping USD 2 million!



And who might just be the lucky supermodel who gets to parade the catwalk wearing this year’s fantasy bra? As it turns out, Victoria’s Secret tipped veteran angel, Lily Aldridge for this role. The model- who has walked for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show 6 times already- will slip this beauty on when the label tapes its annual fashion show in NYC next week.



Dining In Style At Pasquale

It comes as no surprise that the Grand Hills Hotel is the place to be this season. The Fall weather is absolutely the perfect time to take a stroll in this extravagant village that boasts the world’s largest presidential suite and offers more than breath-taking views of the Lebanese mountains as well as the mesmerizing Mediterranean Sea.

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The Grand Hills Hotel is also home to the county’s newest Italian restaurant, Pasquale. The eatery has just recently opened and features truly authentic Italian delights and specialties that aim to satisfy every Italian food lover’s appetite. Pasquale boats  spacious indoor seating, but we chose to sit outdoors among the Fall trees as soft Italian music played into the background on the first day of November.



Soon after, our waiter came with menus and started making suggestions to assist us with our order. Following a brief discussion, we decided to share the Pizza Funghi as a starter, and surely, we were not disappointed. This pizza is truly by far one of the best I’ve had in quite some time and featured what can only be a homemade tomato sauce with heaps of tastefully melted Mozzarella.




As for the main courses, we ordered the Gnocchi Al Sorrentina – which was exquisite, the Risotto Porcini, and the baby chicken with potatoes and vegetables. All dishes were perfectly cooked and full of flavor.



Although we were stuffed, we couldn’t resist but share the chocolate dessert specialty at Pasquale. Three layers of thin chocolate bars were pressed together in between rich creme chantilly and hazelnut that provided the perfect sweet ending to a great experience.



Meal for 3, with drinks: USD 120.

Special thanks to our waiter Paul, who was knowledgeable as he was courteous!