BALISSANDE MAGAZINE

9 LUXURY MIDDLE EASTERN PERFUMES

Did you know the world's first female perfumer was from the Middle East? Her name was Tapputi-Belatekalllim and she worked in Assur around 1200 BC. Oftentimes, when people in the West think of perfumes, they think of Europeans and Americans. This is a shame. The Middle East has a long history of making perfumes. As … Continue reading 9 LUXURY MIDDLE EASTERN PERFUMES

THE EDWARD HOPPER’S NEW YORK EXHIBITION IS OPENING IN OCTOBER | 2022

DATE: October 19 to March 5, 2023 LOCATION: Whitney Museum of American Art From October 19, 2022 to March 5, 2023, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York will be opening their doors for the Edward Hopper’s New York exhibition. Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was an American realist painter and printmaker from New York. … Continue reading THE EDWARD HOPPER’S NEW YORK EXHIBITION IS OPENING IN OCTOBER | 2022

8 BOOKS EVERY FEMALE LEADER, EXECUTIVE & UPCOMING TRAILBLAZER SHOULD READ

Whether a diplomat, CEO, chairman, business owner, manager, politician, CFO, influencer, organizer -- becoming a leader in any industry is difficult. Becoming a good leader and then maintaining that position is harder, especially when you are female. So, we recommend every women who wants to become a leader: read… read often. Even if you are … Continue reading 8 BOOKS EVERY FEMALE LEADER, EXECUTIVE & UPCOMING TRAILBLAZER SHOULD READ

ANCIENT PERFUMER SANTA MARIA NOVELLA DEBUTED ITS FIRST EAU DE PARFUM IN 800 YEARS

Santa Maria Novella debuted their first Eau de Parfum in more than 800 years last month. And it is intense. The fragrance combines the green notes of galbanum and timur pepper with florentine “concreta d’iris”, neroli, magnolia champaca, geranium and sambac jasmine. Its base notes are Florentine iris, musk and ambergris. This elegant perfume is … Continue reading ANCIENT PERFUMER SANTA MARIA NOVELLA DEBUTED ITS FIRST EAU DE PARFUM IN 800 YEARS

9 LUXURY WINE SUBSCRIPTION CLUBS

If you are like us, finding a new fine wine to enjoy can be daunting, especially if you are interested in drinking wines from around Europe. Many high-quality wine vineyards sell a limited number of bottles every year. So, it is hard to find these wines at local shops. Luxury wine subscriptions can help with … Continue reading 9 LUXURY WINE SUBSCRIPTION CLUBS

WHAT ARE WINE SUBSCRIPTION CLUBS & WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT

Wine subscription clubs are clubs that send members bottles of wines several times a year. The types of wine they send, the number of bottles they send, and the frequency they send them depend on the subscription joined. Most clubs offer at least 2 subscriptions, usually at different prices. There is a club for every … Continue reading WHAT ARE WINE SUBSCRIPTION CLUBS & WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT

OLD MONEY ELITE BOARDING SCHOOLS IN THE USA

Did you know that the United States is home to over 300 boarding schools? For families across America, attending a boarding school is not a choice, but a tradition. And it's not just for the chance at a better education, it is also for the chance at making the right connections. For centuries, boarding schools … Continue reading OLD MONEY ELITE BOARDING SCHOOLS IN THE USA

MONACO YACHT SHOW 2022

DATE: September 28 to October 1, 2022LOCATION: Monte Carlo, Monaco If you love yachts or are looking for something to do in Monaco in September, we recommend you attend the Monaco Yacht Show from September 28 to October 1st. The Monaco Yacht Show is a great representation of the glamour and wealth of Monaco. It … Continue reading MONACO YACHT SHOW 2022

FRANCE TO TAX PRIVATE JET FLYERS

According to the latest news reports, France is discussing the creation of taxes to target those who fly around France in private jets. It is part of their goal to fight climate change. Some other measures being considered now are: asking owners to limit flights, forcing owners to reveal details of their flights, and requiring … Continue reading FRANCE TO TAX PRIVATE JET FLYERS

A PINK DIAMOND WORTH $20+ MILLION IS BEING AUCTIONED IN OCTOBER 2022

DATE: October 5, 2022 LOCATION: Sotheby's Hong Kong Sotheby's will be selling the Williamson Pink Star on October 5, 2022 in Hong Kong. It is one of the world's purest, most saturated pink diamonds. It is a 11.15 carat, internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond that has been masterfully cut into a dazzling cushion-cut. The … Continue reading A PINK DIAMOND WORTH $20+ MILLION IS BEING AUCTIONED IN OCTOBER 2022

HANDKERCHIEF ETIQUETTE

At one time, the handkerchief was meant to be hidden, like one's underclothes, for it was regarded as an article of toilet. But this rule proved utterly futile. The beauty of the handkerchief - its exquisite lace embroideries - made it too beautiful and too effective a weapon to be hidden. The handkerchief can be … Continue reading HANDKERCHIEF ETIQUETTE

WHERE TO BUY LUXURY HANDKERCHIEFS

Handkerchiefs… ah, the romance of them! They have been around since before the Renaissance era, dainty-fying both ladies and men alike. Handkerchiefs, also known as hankies are small, hemmed, square-shaped pieces of fabric used for personal hygiene or as a fashion accessory. A handkerchief can be made of cotton, silk, or linen. It can be … Continue reading WHERE TO BUY LUXURY HANDKERCHIEFS

TOP 6 SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCES FOR LEADERS AND EXECUTIVES | FALL 2022

Sustainability (n) : avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance Sustainability has become an important topic around the world this last decade. As more natural disasters occur, shortages increase, health and safety deteriorates, and communities crumble - leaders are recognizing the need to change how they do business … Continue reading TOP 6 SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCES FOR LEADERS AND EXECUTIVES | FALL 2022

TOP 16 CONFERENCES FOR FEMALE LEADERS & EXECUTIVES THIS FALL 2022

Attending professional conferences are essential activities for networking and learning. They are so important, we even like to recommend them to women who have not reached leader status, but have that as one of their goals. They don't just empower you, they also drive you up, much faster than often expected. If you choose the … Continue reading TOP 16 CONFERENCES FOR FEMALE LEADERS & EXECUTIVES THIS FALL 2022

CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL 2022

DATES: September 6-11, 2022 LOCATION: Cannes, France It's that time of the year again! The Cannes Yachting Festival, in the heart of the French Riviera, is back with the biggest names in the nautical industry and the most innovative designs. This year, the festival will showcase 500+ prestigious motor units from 16ft (5m) to 147ft … Continue reading CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL 2022