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8 weeks. [01 May 2005|10:39pm]
Somehow, I managed to hit 8 weeks. Blame it on this busy life I live. There are times I wish I was normal, like all the other suburban kids I see passing by everyday. Or I wish that I was younger, so I wouldn't have to worry about my future so much. Maman and Papa always tell me that I can do whatever I wish to, but I know they have high hopes for me. I just don't want to disappoint them.

Karl Lagerfeld came to the hotel today to greet my parents and to present a piece to my maman. She loved it, and I'm going to borrow it for the party next week. They look great with my Chanel flats. I really have too much Chanel. Tomorrow I'm going to the Chloe boutique to see what is new over there. Phoebe Philo is too great for words.
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wow it's been awhile. [01 Mar 2005|08:28am]
So I hear that I'm nominated for a MBP Award or something like that? What a strange world this is.

I watched the Oscars on television yesterday and wished that I could attend them, just once, so I can get all dolled up and wear couture. The last time I did that was at the Hotel Crillon ball, which was fun, but there were so many other girls there who were just screeching and shouting. It wasn't very pleasant. Some of them were very immature. This year's ball seems a lot better though, what with Anna Wintour's daugther and Gorbachev's granddaughter or something like that. I should've gone with my parents just to watch.

School is driving me nuts, but spring break is coming up soon. I'm going to be in the Riviera avec mon pere. So if you are free and want to have a fabulous time, come join me; we'll frolic in the waters all day long.
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bon anniversaire [01 Feb 2005|08:15pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Bon Anniversaire, steph_grimaldi. You are an inspiration to all. May your year be filled with love and kindness, Chanel couture, and fun in the sun.

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... [01 Feb 2005|12:21pm]
Cause the truth is, baby, you're a star.
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new years and whatnot. [05 Jan 2005|02:14pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

I had a very eventful New Year. Spent it with Family at the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo. It was same old, same old. My parents' friends coming around, bisous on both cheeks, smalltalk about college. What bugged me the most was that they didn't even really care about what I said. It was as if everything went in, how do the Americans say it, through one year and out the other? Je ne sais pas. I just don't think that's very fair.

But I had a very happy new year. For the first time, I kissed a stranger at midnight. The past years I've kissed friends. Pierre, Henri-Louis, all the kids of the couples my parents are friends with. But this year it was different. He waved goodbye to me and drove off into the sunset. I know it sounds trite and cliched but I felt something. It was strangely comforting.

What is 2005 going to bring for me? I can only guess.

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MIERDE. [14 Dec 2004|07:15pm]
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tired. [22 Oct 2004|11:43pm]
[ mood | creative ]

It's been awhile, hasn't it? Life has been hectic and the only thing good in the past few weeks was the Paris Fashion Week. Karl Lagerfeld is a genius. Charlotte and I went around to different shows and had lots of fun.

I need a haircut.

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Pierre. [05 Sep 2004|07:55pm]
[ mood | jubilant ]

Happy Birthday, amour. May this year bring you everything you hope for and more. You are one of the greatest and most generous people I know, and you deserve the best. Bon anniversaire, amour.

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one. [04 Sep 2004|03:09pm]
[ mood | confused ]

One of these days...

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the world as we know it. [19 Aug 2004|12:29pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

This is incredibly late and I'm incredibly sorry, but a belated Bon Anniversaire, ma Charlotte. You'll always be the best friend in my life, never doubt it. Here's to your turning 18.

So last night maman told me that she's worried about the genocide in Sudan. Even though we're far away, in France, she has these flights of worry. Sometimes I worry with her, because it's frightening how fast the world is moving and how current events get more shocking by the minute. Three years ago the twin towers in New York fell. Then came the war with Iraq which France.. well, we all know France's position on that. Now this? What is our world coming to? I'm scared for the future of this planet. Everybody just keeps killing one another and causing a ruckus.

I learned in Economics class back at school that the reason we never get what we want is because rescources are limited. It's the truth, isn't it? In that case, will we ever be truly happy? Or is happiness just a relative term?

I may be the daughter of the owner of the Hotel d'Pozzo di Borgo, but I'm still a girl with her own worries and doubts, ones that I don't know what to do with sometimes. There are these thoughts that stick to my head about what the world would be like in a hundred, maybe five hundred years. And the images I conjured up were, let's say, bittersweet. Technology, although making everything easier, kills our world. The prospect of that scares me.

Well, you know the best rememdy for disturbing thoughts like these. Shopping. Now then, where did I put my purse.

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J'adore l'Afrique. [02 Jul 2004|03:26am]
[ mood | delighted! ]

Paris is lovely in the summertime. But I suspect South Africa will be lovelier. My parents are taking me there to visit some friends of theirs. I'll be there for a couple of weeks and will probably update. If not it just means I'm having too much fun.

I'm excited already. It's been too long.

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Achoo. [06 Jun 2004|02:47am]
[ mood | sick ]

I've been sick with the flu for the past couple of days, and I can barely breathe. Everywhere I go I have to carry a box of tissues with me, hoping that I don't sneeze and spread my germs all over. It's not a pretty sight, my nose permanently red and me coughing like a machine everyday, but I'll live. The French Baccalaureat exams are coming up soon (in several days), and I've been hard at work studying for that. Hopefully I'll do well.

My maman sent me a pair of Chanel shoes with a matching bag yesterday in hopes of making me feel better. Merci, maman, they did. I love them. She told me that Karl Lagerfeld will be in town when I get back to Paris. I'm excited. Char, amour, you're always invited to the hotel, anytime you want. Maman also promised that we'd go shopping after my exams. I'm excited already!

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update. [29 May 2004|04:49pm]
[ mood | confused ]

I haven't been here for ages. I'm at school, doing work, riding horses, shopping a little. Yeah. The usual.

The Grand Prix of Monaco was a few days ago, and although I didn't go, Pierre told me it was fun.

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[17 May 2004|03:03am]
[ mood | bored ]

Charlotte and Pierre, log in please.

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Bon Anniversaire! [02 May 2004|11:50am]
[ mood | calm ]

Happy birthday Mr. Beckham. I hope you have a good day and subsequently a good year. Bon Anniversaire!

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Remember this? [29 Apr 2004|03:23pm]
[ mood | blank ]

I can't believe they took a picture of me crying.
I'm back in school, and very, very bored.

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Everything's better now. [19 Apr 2004|01:08pm]
[ mood | confused ]

I'm ungrounded, no longer under house arrest. Thank God. Last night I had the strangest dream. I was flying over Paris, and for some reason, there were shoes everywhere I looked. On rooftops, on streetlamps, on the eifel tower. They came chasing after me, all lined up and ready to pounce. Then I awoke in cold sweat.

Shoes, out of all things? I'm frightened.

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Paris. [15 Apr 2004|06:36pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

I'm still stuck in Paris, living the life that my parents wanted for me. They have forbidden me to leave the metropolis, saying that it's only for my own good. Okay, so maybe I shouldn't have snuck out 3 nights ago without telling them. But they have kept me under chain and lock for so long that I don't even know what it means to have fun anymore.

My break from school ends this week. Next week I'll be back in Fontainebleu, riding, studying, and living the routine life that school offers. But it also means that I'll see you and you again, so that makes it all better.

I just wish they would let me live my life the way I want it to be. Carefree.

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home not-so-sweet home [09 Apr 2004|04:56pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]

My mother always told me that I needed to follow my heart and do what I wanted, but it's so easy for her to say, she doesn't have to listen to papa nag at her everyday telling her that she needs to live up to her name. I'm getting tired of this riffraff. I thought that coming home for Easter would mean a load of relaxation and fun. Apparently I was very wrong.

I need to get away from here. Now.

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AIM! [06 Apr 2004|10:39pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I have a screenname! It's full of gaffes, just like I am, but at least it's there.


It was supposed to be pdb at the end but I typed it wrong and was too lazy to make another one, so this one will have to make do. You can just pretend it's Pozzo di borGo for now. :)

It'd be a big help if you guys could comment with your screen-names so I can add you to my list ASAP. My eyes are getting a little tired from the computer and I don't have the energy to flip through the userinfos to retrieve them. Merci!

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