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Hannah Nicole is Happy | Southport, United Kingdom

  With so much to consider, I search for inspiration and direction. Placing myself in the presence of beauty automatically opens me up to the more  pleasant things about life. It could be the beauty of a person, beauty spread across an amazing natural landscape, or beauty in brilliant and creative...

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All Sides of Kitty D | Columbus, Ohio

While immensely enjoying a peanut butter and jelly crepe, my thoughts head in the direction of contrast. Seemingly unfitting components coming together was creating something new. I have with me Kitty D. Kitty is an old interview, but her story still deserves to be told. And why not. I won't...

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Irony featuring Marissa Kilgore | Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  Irony... Wintry weather confronts me as I head to my favorite Starbucks to escape people and join the world of words and wonder. Irony... A photographer becomes a model. "I'm a photographer by trade and whenever I'd spend time with my mentors or at workshops they'd always ask me why...

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Life Changes ft. Jolie Dacosta | Bronx, NY

  Change is good some say. I guess it all depends on what you want. For Puerto Rican Bronx resident Jolie Dacosta, the changes that came with her decision to model were both good and bad. "My life has changed," she says. "I'm always busy, my popularity went from 0 to...

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Andrea Blake's Awakening | Central - Utah, United States

  Shy and quiet. She would go about her day, chin-to-chest and eyes down; avoiding eye contact. This was many years ago, before modeling, before the photo shoots, outfits and events. Back then she was less colorful, traveled about dressed in all black. “I just didn’t want to be noticed,” she...

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Danielle McConnell's Cutest Ideals | Ogden, Utah

  It’s been a long day. Looking for a little peace of mind, I settle in front of my laptop, the cacophony of reality spills from the television as a popular supposed non-scripted program airs. That’s not reality. My reality revolves a constant search for all that is beautiful. True beauty....

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Something in Life w. Jimena Vazquez | Austin, Texas

  “If I really want something in life,” the angel before us begins, “I will never give up to get there.” Hi-end tastes drive her ambition. “Armani, Maison Valantino, Chanel, Dolce Gabbana,” she mentions almost casually as the brands she would love to one...

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Curvy Curriculum w. Charlee Carlton | Arizona, USA

  "Perfect physical beauty would be these features,” begins our newest angel. “Long dark hair, doe eyes that are light in color, plump lips, and perfect brows… and curves. Although, to be truly beautiful one should also have a beautiful heart.” A heart of beauty may not be recognized by most,...

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Rhoma Lavenza Bares All | Waverly, New York

  Sitting in a Prêt A Manger in Times Square, I indulge my inner passions; writing, communicating; not mere talking, but actual communication, pondering ‘heaven on earth’, the search for beauty.  Beauty is no longer hard to find, my eye has become keen, adept at discovering beauty whenever, wherever. However, communicating...

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Never-Never Land featuring Jacqui Childs | Toronto Canada

  She has managed to stay the same since she was a little girl; there is no difference in her now than when she was growing up. It's as if she grew up in Never-Never Land. She is all Canadian, English and Scottish being her family origins, but Canada raised her....

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Happiness is Beauty with Aouxe | London, UK

  In London, fresh off vacation an angel answers questions posed by an inquiring mind; a mind focused on the beauty of the world. With this mindset, the inquirer sees a worthy subject in her. “Beauty,” she says, “cannot exist without harmony and happiness. Being happy makes you the most beautiful...

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Christine Lee's Short and Sweet Tale | North Hollywood, California

  When a woman decides to model, becoming a public figure, the transition requires sacrifices. “I had to give up on studying and having a 9-5 job,” says Christine Lee, who got into modeling as a suggestion by a past associate. “My former make-up artist helped me to be featured on...

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The Rooftop Yu Bar | Shanghai, China PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Nightclubs & Lounges
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"The name, Yu," says Kokai Studios architects, "is a classical Chinese character which symbolizes elegance and exclusivity. It is the inspiration of the design to combine nostalgic touches and contemporary decor, blending traditional Chinese design with western romance." I enjoyed this quote so much, I needed not view the impressive images I knew would accompany these words. The Yu Bar occupies the 28th and 29th floors, as a glass pavilion, on the Marriott Hotel in Shanghai, China.

 

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Generous, Feisty, Independent - Champa Ashlee Thao | Charlotte, North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
Angels - Playpen
Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in the NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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From the mountainous regions of Thailand and Laos, beauty descends. Named Champa, an angel of Hmong descent, has decided to bless us with a momentary look into her spirit. Born in central California, she is now a Charlottean living in Charlotte, North Carolina. “This,” she says, “makes me a Southern Valley girl.” The bold beauty that now lures us in with her sex appeal isn’t the same girl from Cali. “I was definitely a shy girl but now,” Champa admits, “not so shy!”

 

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Firenze Grand Hotel Villa Cora | Florence, Italy PDF Print E-mail
Destinations - Hotels | Resorts | Spas
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In Florence is a historic park called "Biboli Gardens," in which sculptures reside that date back to the 16th century and through to the 18th century. Overlooking this wonderful park is the exceptional "Firenze Grand Hotel Villa Cora." The hotel is comprised of three villas, the main being "Villa Cora." There are 30 suites on 4 floors of the main villa, each with a distinctive decor. Decided attention to the original detailing, Villa Cora has been preserved almost exactly as it was when Baron Oppenheim built the main villa at the turn of the XIX century. Two restaurants, a spa and wellness center are also situated on the grounds.

 

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An Angel for a Friend - Amy Markham | Houston - Texas PDF Print E-mail
Angels - Interviews
Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in the NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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As I sit at my laptop, perusing and pondering the various news titles on this quiet lovely July morning, joined by the beautiful Amy Markham, a sense of loss threatens and here in Angels Playpen, feelings of loss does not fit into our daily search for ‘heaven on earth.’ Maybe it’s the overwhelming lightweight verbiage, insubstantial rhetoric or superficial concerns that bother me. Whatever it is I don’t like it. Celebrity divorce, though admittedly briefly entertaining, fails to hold my attention. The world needs more substance, less fluff. More philosophy, less gossip. Then there is everything from Syrian torture centers to child abduction and animal abuse. More beauty, less ugly. More love, less hate. That’s where we come in. Trying to keep a healthy balance where serious matters are addressed, beauty is sought, dreams are fulfilled and personal pleasures are encouraged, unknowingly, Amy and I are friends of the same beauty based cause.

 

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Place des Arts Welcome Lounge | Montreal Canada PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - Architecture
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A very unique design, the lounge/welcoming area of the Place des Arts home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra was designed by Sid Lee Architecture in collaboration with Aedifica. The area was once a parking garage and now it is a area for visitors traveling to and from the popular arts complex.

 

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Heart of a Warrior - Nana Akimoto | Toronto, Canada PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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“Hi,” one word starts her introduction. “Thanks for stopping by my interview. My name is Nana Akimoto. Yes I am one-hundred percent Japanese, born and raised in Yokohama, just south of Tokyo.” Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city, the type of place where big ideas have a way of being born. Ideas that take a person from a dream-like state to a real-world existence.  Nana chased her dream from Japan to Canada, where she now lives. “I made my way to Canada when I was nineteen all by myself,” says our current angel. “I live in downtown Toronto at the moment. It was a big challenge for me because I didn’t speak any English. I get homesick a lot, but now I love Canada too much [laughs], so I decided to get permanent residence and now I can stay in Canada as long as I wish.”

 

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The Castello di Scerpena Castle | Tuscany, Italy PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - Architecture
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Anyone who knows me knows I love immense structures and the land that surrounds them, castles especially. Located an hour away from the Rome airport, the Castello di Scerpena is a medieval castle with a history that goes back to the 12th century. This gorgeous Italian castle has five bedrooms, a garden, park and swimming pool, a separate three bedroom villa with its own swimming pool, a four bedroom villa with a spa, plenty a land with 7,000 olive trees, a deer park and a two bedroom guard house. If you're looking to own your own castle this one is on sale from Savills International.

 

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Beauty in Person with Michelle Eastman | New York, New York PDF Print E-mail
Angels - Interviews
Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in the NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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The architecture of these interviews' foundations lay in the telling of a few tales. The honest response to inquiry, an angel inquisition if you will. We are rewarded with a better understanding of beauty and the souls of these precious angels who possess it. From your sexy girl-next-door to your refined and sophisticated beauty, stories of encouragement and words of wisdom build upon each other until we have a metaphysical metropolis of ideology and gorgeous philosophy. This ‘metaphysical metropolis’ would be policed by angels like Michelle Eastman whose beauty helps shape the world we live in and lends to an atmosphere of heaven on earth which is all we strive for in Angels Playpen.

 

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Birds of Paradise and Lanvin | Paris, France PDF Print E-mail
Intelligent Design - Fashion
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When you walk past a boutique or shop, it's usually what's in the windows that draws a potential customer in. Lanvin have created a wildly imaginative window display for their Rue du Faubourg St. Honore store in Paris. Inspired by the family of colorful exotic birds called "Birds of Paradise" or Paradisaeidae. The treatment does nothing but enhance the aesthetics of Lanvin's designs. Take a look.

 

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Meet the Real Kayla Dee | Lancaster, Ohio PDF Print E-mail
Angels - Interviews
Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief | As Seen in NY Times Bestseller: Rat Bastards   
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Once again P!nk Elite’s Tiffany Habib’s influence in Ohio is felt. From Lancaster we have our newest angel Kayla Dee, whom after a bit of a mix up, has come to share her beauty with us. Originally from Columbus, Kayla moved to Lancaster about a year ago. She credits Tiffany with influencing her to model.  “She is internationally published and I look up to her for her accomplishments in the modeling industry,” says Kayla. It is an admirable thing when a person can cite their real world influences with such obvious endearment.

 

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