The Best Night Ever in Tuscany

Tuscany Cover

Last night was probably the best one I have ever had in Tuscany. I was absolutely determined to go to bed early but that didn’t happen. It was so much fun being re-united with my favourite blogger colleagues and of course the LUISAVIAROMAicon team. The first Firenze4Ever evening started off with cocktails at the store.


Our host, Andrea Panconesi, owner of LUISAVIAROMAicon, with my beloved Hilary from Lyst and my humble self.

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Bryanboy and gorgeous Tina from Bagsnob.


In the car with Hilary on our way to the next stop: La Fattoria Delle Corti, a gorgeous location 20 minutes outside of Florence, in the Tuscany wine region.



Hilary and me with Tiani from Belmodo



My look: Printed jumpsuit with studs, matching chiffon poncho, both by Givenchypointed leather Mary-Jane pumps iconand Betty chain red leather shoulder bag, both by Saint Laurent.




Tiani, Tina and lovely Camilla with me.


Having fun at dinner with Bryan and Tina.


After we left the Fattoria, we went to the pool party at Roberto Cavalli’s mansion which was absolutely amazing. The ambiance, the house, the enormous gardens, every little detail was just beautiful. The music was outstanding and I danced until dawn. Before leaving, I even spoke to Roberto’s parrot as you can see in the last picture.


Cavalli Ambiance

The decor reminded me a lot of the one that Roberto Cavalli created for the amfAR gala.




I am sure that you are curious how Roberto Cavalli’s palace looks like. It is amazing as you can imagine. I would like to respect his privacy but of course I have some photos for you. Enjoy!






I am off to more adventures today! Firenze4Ever is the best…

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Moda Operandi & Lyst: $1000 Give-Away


Here is an amazing contest for you. Moda Operandi, the most exclusive shopping website where you can order your must-have pieces right off the runway (for more details, please click here) and Lyst, the social shopping site that helps you discover some of the best fashion pieces available, are giving away a $1000 shopping spree. Amazing, isn’t it?!

All you have to do is to follow Moda Operandi on Lyst. Just click on the photo above to be transferred directly.

The contest starts Monday October 8th, 2012 at 12:00am EST and ends October 17th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST (the “Entry Period”). All entries must be received during the Entry Period. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.

LoL, Sandra

12 Days ’til Christmas – Lyst it!


Here is another great contest with Lyst and Neiman Marcus!

Every day from now until December 24th, Neiman Marcus will post a featured product as a collection on the NM Lyst page. Participants are asked to create a collection on their own Lyst user accounts that includes the featured product. From these collections, Neiman Marcus will select one collection that exhibits the most original and on-trend use of the featured product, and the winner will be awarded a $250 Neiman Marcus gift card via email. (The prize will be sent to the email address attached to the user’s Lyst account.) The winners will be announced the following day. There is no limit to the number of collections a user creates, and each user may enter all daily contests. No purchase required.

Please click here to participate!

If you are interested in my entry for today, just click here.

LoL, Sandra


Personal News of the Week

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This week, I have had some pretty cool things happening. First of all, one of my favourite websites (have look, it is worth it) did a Q&A with me.
Please click on the photo to see it.



Secondly, I was asked to be in the committee for the Who Is Who of  Zurich magazine which will be launched in November this year.


And last but not least my new column in the SI Style is available from today which tells you all about the campaign shoot for Closed.

More to come!

LoL, Sandra