BALISSANDE MAGAZINE

6 WINES FOR FALL AT $100+

Fall is around the corner. And with it comes scenic drives through red-roofed forests… pumpkins, apple pies, turkey, and cardigans. And we cannot forget the wines. As it gets cooler and meals start to change, so do our wine choices. BEGINNING AUTUMN Apple picking generally runs from August to October. So, it's a time for … Continue reading 6 WINES FOR FALL AT $100+

WHY HATS ARE SO IMPORTANT + HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT

The Best Dressed Woman I know came into my yard the other morning with a hat-box. “Want to see my new hat?” she asked. Was there ever a woman who did not want to see a new hat? The Best Dressed Woman carefully untied the tape and produced the hat. It was a beauty - … Continue reading WHY HATS ARE SO IMPORTANT + HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT

WHY CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAT IS IMPORTANT + 100 YEARS OF HATS

A dear old aunt of mine who had been a milliner all her life, used to say that if a woman had a becoming hat the rest of her clothes didn’t matter so much. A hat, she said, was the frame of the face and as your face was the most important thing about you, … Continue reading WHY CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAT IS IMPORTANT + 100 YEARS OF HATS

SMALL ART MUSEUMS: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

Can you name 5 female artists whose work you admire?The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) was founded to reform traditional histories of art. It is dedicated to discovering and making known women artists who have been overlooked or unacknowledged, and assuring the place of women in contemporary art. And it is located … Continue reading SMALL ART MUSEUMS: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

EVENTS 2019: SPRING GARDEN PARTY @ THE FRICK, NYC

If you love art, elegant settings, getting dressed up, drinking champagne in a garden while listening to jazz - consider attending the annual Spring Garden Party for Fellows and Young Fellows at The Frick Collection. It is on May 29th from 6:30-10:00 pm. The Frick Collection is a premier small art museum located in the … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: SPRING GARDEN PARTY @ THE FRICK, NYC

THE ROYAL ASCOT: HATS AND FASHION

"Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. This is upheld by our Dress Code and annual Style Guide, which invite guests to take inspiration from the season’s key trends and contribute to an occasion heralded as a major fashion event in its own right." - AscotRacecourse   Are you going to the Royal Ascot this year … Continue reading THE ROYAL ASCOT: HATS AND FASHION

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT FOR THE RACES

Ever wondered if there was a secret to picking the right hat for your shape, coloring, or dress? If yes, you've come to the right place. We searched and found the best videos for you. The first two videos focus on picking the right hat for the races like the Kentucky Derby and the Royal … Continue reading HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT FOR THE RACES

EVENTS 2019: THE ROYAL ASCOT, ENGLAND

The Royal Ascot is one of the most important events in the British social calendar. It is synonymous with sartorial elegance, offering a royal atmosphere and views of the most beautiful and luxurious hats. Its press coverage on the attendees and their fashion often surpasses the coverage of the race, itself. The Royal Ascot is … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: THE ROYAL ASCOT, ENGLAND

EVENTS 2019: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses for a distance of one and one-quarter miles long. It is normally held the first Saturday in May, ending the … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: THE KENTUCKY DERBY

HOW TO BE CHARMING OVER THE AGE 30

The woman who charms is not necessarily young. History is full of accounts of women who have been fascinating when beyond middle life. The truest and strongest love is not always inspired by the beauty of twenty. The enthusiasm over sweet sixteen is not supported by the old experience which teaches that the highest beauty … Continue reading HOW TO BE CHARMING OVER THE AGE 30

THE VIENNA OPERA BALL

The Vienna Opera Ball is an annual Austrian society event which takes place in the building of the Vienna State Opera in Vienna, Austria on the Thursday preceding Ash Wednesday (a religious holiday). Together with the New Year Concert, the ball is one of the highlights of the Viennese carnival season. The tradition of the … Continue reading THE VIENNA OPERA BALL

EVENTS 2019: THE VIENNESE BALL

Hello ladies! We are starting an event section that will be featuring high-class and high culture events around the world. The first event we will be discussing is the Vienna Opera Ball to be held on February 28th, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. We are introducing the Vienna Opera Ball because this is one of the … Continue reading EVENTS 2019: THE VIENNESE BALL

HOW TO BE CHARMING

The Woman Who Charms... Is it the handsome woman? Yes, sometimes, but not always. Beauty is always attractive, but the handsome woman has the same advantage only that the handsome man possesses - she draws attention to herself at once. If she has nothing but her beauty to rely upon, she does not hold the … Continue reading HOW TO BE CHARMING

8 BASIC RULES OF ETIQUETTE

Etiquette tends to be one of those words that people cringe and scowl whenever they hear it. It makes people think of reprimands, classism, or "that horrible moment when...". But it doesn't have to be so. The basis of etiquette is being kind, considerate, and respectful. Yes, etiquette is about rules. And although some rules … Continue reading 8 BASIC RULES OF ETIQUETTE