As you all know, I dedicate my life to my career. I never complain about too much work because I love my career as a fashion designer and I feel privileged to assist brides at the most special time in their lives—right before they say “I do.” Beyond helping them choose the perfect dress, I am here for my brides for any questions or unresolved issues they might have that require guidance. My life experience and experiences working with brides for the past 27 years have equipped me with the right advice for a happy married life, and when I don’t have the answer myself I can consult the best professional team of therapists, mentors and coaches. It is my calling to always give my brides all I can so that they make the right decision and walk down the aisle wholehearted.
Having said that, my career takes its toll, as all careers do, and sometimes my energy level is so low that I, too, need some help to de-stress and recharge.
Recently I have been working non-stop designing collection after collection-- the couture line, my diffusion line called LOVE, and my eveningwear collection, “METALLIC,” which I just launched in April. I wasn’t even aware that I needed a vacation ASAP until Yael, our creative designer, found me this amazing spot and made sure I went there for a few days right after my last trunk show at Kleinfeld.
When I first arrived at COMO Parrot Cay it was so calm that I panicked. I’m used to a crazy, fast-paced lifestyle, and I couldn’t imagine myself spending five days in such a calm and peaceful atmosphere. But when I woke up the next morning to the sound of the birds singing and our beautiful two-room, two-bathroom COMO suite, I took a deep breath and began to relax. Our room had a beautiful terrace along the full length of the suite where I chose to have my first coffee of the day on our huge sun lounger, and—most importantly—a huge dressing room with plenty of space for hanging all my clothes (I travel heavy… two suitcases for five nights!)
Nothing at the resort was unnecessary—everything from the main terrace where we sat for breakfasts with fresh squeezed fruit juices, to the clean white décor of our suite was designed to let us fully enjoy the beautiful palm trees, orchids and clear blue water. The resort staff was so kind and welcoming every moment of our stay, happy to help us schedule an amazing massage at the spa or pick out freshly caught fish to be cooked for our dinner.
While at the resort, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Parth S. Mahajan, COMO Parrot Cay’s Wellness & Lifestyle consultant. Dr. Mahajan placed three fingers on my wrist, and I was amazed when he told me so many things about myself that I immediately felt to be true. He advised me to try to make my circle of worries smaller. He told me that I should not worry about the things I cannot change because worrying will not change them, and I should not worry about the things I can change because I will take care of them. He reminded me to focus on how I feel about myself, and not what others think about me. I could immediately tell that Dr. Mahajan was a wise and intuitive person, and his advice came at a time when I really needed it. My meeting with Dr. Mahajan was the finishing touch on a perfect few days in paradise, giving me valuable words to keep with me when I went home.
When you plan your honeymoon, you want to make sure that you are choosing a place you will look back on with your beloved for the rest of your lives as a truly wonderful, romantic experience and a beautiful start to your life as a married couple. I can’t imagine a better place for that than COMO Parrot Cay. In addition, I can’t recommend the resort enough as a getaway for people like me who need a calm, relaxing environment to let go of the stress of daily life and their career.
I’m back now, feeling refreshed and ready to continue creating beautiful designs and to help my customers feel as beautiful as they are, inside and out. I am so thankful to COMO Parrot Cay for an amazing few days in a perfect, elegant atmosphere, where they truly understand that simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.