Friday, June 21, 2013

My BOOK Launch at ICON Awards and so much more!

SOFITEL, Los Angeles
opening of Riviera 31 Lounge
its a great spot!
Founder of "French Tuesdays" Jake Saady

OMG so much has happened since my last POST

Impossible to fit it all in one title:)

this will be an amazing post my dear friends
where to begin??

lets talk about some homemaking stuff first, as I am an official published homemaker now- my book Sofra with Beril Akcay is out! we will talk about that in a minute but first:

I don't know if you heard of the store called Party City
its my new hang out spot lately...

I was hopping to find some, cute wedding celebration cards for my friends getting married this summer- that's was the first time i went there and OMG! unbelievable! I loveee this place

every single option for very single party idea\YAY

i take gift wrapping very seriously, so does Party City :)

in August where i will be back from all my summer vacations- i will throw an amazing Party City party, stay tuned for pics!


I want to talk about the latest photoshoot i did...well actually its a surprise photo shoot as i am going to launch a new product this fall- so exciting!!!

but i am keeping it a secret right now- this is a sneak peak of what we did, and my look and my costume...Maybe you can guess the product, who knows???

Paris is with me in the make-up room:)
if you like my make-up, you can send me a message to get connected with Catherine, my make-up artist, I have been working with her for a long time- always so happy with the results!

 Catherine did wonders that day_

mystery :))))
himmmm what could this be
i am wearing my UGG boots with the outfit. its cold posing outside...had no choice...

I am into gardening now!
Roger's Gardens

this should not come as a shock...i needed some kind of a meditation right?
to let go...unwind...keep calm...

Nature is the answer- i am telling you...

so from now on i will grow my own lemons:)

if you are in the Southern California definitely go to Roger's Gardens...its an amazing place...take your dogs with can go around...look at the amazing!

I totally bought 5 of these:)

my lemon tree...she is a baby now...with my love and my gardeners help, she will grow fast and feed me lemons:))))

if you ask my why lemons:

Nutritional value

The average lemon contains approximately 3 tablespoons (50 mL) of juice.[citation needed] Lemons and limes have particularly high concentrations of citric acid, which can constitute as much as 8% of the dry weight of these fruits (about 47 g/L in the juices[21]); the juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid. These values vary depending on the cultivar and the circumstances in which the fruit was grown.
Lemons left unrefrigerated for long periods of time are susceptible to mold.

A bee on a Meyer lemon flower
Lemon, raw, without peel
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy121 kJ (29 kcal)
Carbohydrates9.32 g
Sugars2.5 g
Dietary fiber2.8 g
Fat0.3 g
Protein1.1 g
Thiamine (vit. B1)0.04 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2)0.02 mg (2%)
Niacin (vit. B3)0.1 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.19 mg (4%)
Vitamin B60.08 mg (6%)
Folate (vit. B9)11 μg (3%)
Choline5.1 mg (1%)
Vitamin C53 mg (64%)
Calcium26 mg (3%)
Iron0.6 mg (5%)
Magnesium8 mg (2%)
Manganese0.03 mg (1%)
Phosphorus16 mg (2%)
Potassium138 mg (3%)
Zinc0.06 mg (1%)
Link to USDA Database entry
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Although lemons and limes may not be what you would choose for an afternoon snack, we consider them as powerhouses when we want to bring out the flavor of other foods. While both are available throughout the year, lemons are in the peak of their season around May, June and August while limes are at their peak from May through October.
Lemons are oval in shape and feature a yellow, texturized outer peel. Like other citrus fruits, their inner flesh is encased in eight to ten segments.
Usually smaller than lemons, limes are oval or round in shape having a diameter of one to two inches with green flesh and skin. They can be either sour or sweet depending on the variety; however, sweet limes are not readily available in the United States. Sour limes contain citric acid giving them an acidic and tart taste, while sweet limes lack citric acid and are sweeter in flavor. 
Nutrients in
Lemons and Limes, Juice
0.25 cup (61.00 grams)
Nutrient%Daily Value

 vitamin C46.7%

Calories (15)0%

By Theresa Cheung
Did you know the Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons, and that recent research has confirmed this belief?

There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances--notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene--that promote immunity and fight infection.

These are well-known health facts about lemons. But there’s so much more to this little yellow fruit. Here are 15 that I’ll bet you didn’t know. Whether you use them in the form of juice, teas, drinks, dressing, poultices or in the bath, take advantage of lemons’ natural healing power.
Bunch of lemons on tree
KEVAN HALL Fashion Show

Women of Distinction, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation had their annual luncheon event at the Beverly Hills Hotel...

Crohn's and Colitis is a very serious medical condition that lots of people suffer every year...Its very important to have more awareness to this disease in the society...I have been participating at the events for over 2 years now and its amazing to hear success stories from Crohn's and Colitis patients!

if you would like to find out more:

Kevan Hall fashion was the finale of the luncheon, and I have most certainly enjoyed his Faboulous Gowns

here are my picks:


shortly past fallowing weeks:

Lunch with the girls

Pacific Symphony, Night in China GALA
with my amazing Fox Fur Etoile 
and Versace Gown

the whole GALA was in the Night in China concept! how amazing is this picture!

almost forgot to mention my diamond bracelet that i wore with my outfit!

had a great time at the GALA

off to Desert Hot Springs:
Two Bunch Palms Hotel

for a nice relaxing weekend...Two Bunch Palms is this magnificent boutque hotel with a natural spring water pool...also the SPA is very good...well i was in between very busy weeks so it was a good getaway for...also has to pack very little and very light:)

Missoni dresses

Pucci Top, great for the pool

i have to accessorise no matter what no matter where:)

my Lucky Eye bracelets. FAVS!!!


its kind of a BLOG tradition for me to talk about the latest make-up stuff that i buy
well, i constantly buy new things...thats for sure...
because in order to apply great make-up that really is one of the important parts
there is stg new and stg better every single day!
its very crucial to keep up

my latest FAV brushes
the biggest one is SEPHORA 59- i am obssesed with it...i have never applied this good of a blush before this brush
the other two is: SEPHORA pro crease 10
                                      SEPHORA eyeliner precision 23

Hourglass lip gloss- that i apply before all the lipstick products
first Lip primer than Hourglass than lipstick than lipgloss:)))

Laura Mercier Eye Liner

SmashBox under eye primer

OLE Henriksen complete skin care serum set


not a day goes by without somebody hating you!

I can hear you saying how true this is...

well, a few days ago, one of my friends called me and told me about a BLOG that is bashing
me and my oufit

I was like: who, what?
and of course checked it out immediately:)

its this BLOG called Moda ve Sosyete by Pelin Kaya

I have never heard of her before...she has a nice BLOG though, very up to date I would say...
(if you would like to check out the BLOG:

but she definitely hates me, that's for sure:)

she even has a problem because I call myself a socialite, LOL
Being a socialite is a definition of your life style- that's what I think... and given the fact that I am read from all around the world, of course I would like to describe my lifestyle to my readers with one word: Socialite

Just don't say Socialite when Pelin Kaya is around

and it goes on and on about how awful everything that I do and wear and say...

she is not the first, or will be the last
what can I say:



SOFRA with Beril Akcay

my book is out!

I don't remember the last time I was this happy and proud!
its the greatest feeling of all

 my Book launch at ICON Awards, Beverly Hills Hotel

the very first book that I have signed for my production company
so much more to come YAY!!!

I will have a whole new POST dedicated to my new Book very soon...
There you can read about all my experience, the amazing journey, and sale information about
SOFRA with Beril Akcay

make sure to check out my previous posts, clicking on the OLDER POSTS link on the bottom

Thank You for being with me and supporting me from the very first day
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