“For my birthday, my boyfriend, Vlad, gave me a trip to St. Petersburg.
He told me that experience is the most beautiful gift. We went to
Catherine the Great’s summer palace [above, left], which was like
being inside a diamond. And we saw the ballet Giselle at the Mariinsky
Theatre, where I snapped this pic [below, left]. If you tried that at
La Scala, they would kill you!”