May16

The Finds: Girls-Night-In Necessities

{Kendra Scott Rose Quart Small Candle ($25). The One by Frédéric Fekkai The Uplifting One Volumizing Shampoo ($30) and Conditioner ($30). Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask ($1.80). Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner ($44). Hope Fragrances Hand & Body Creme ($40, 100 percent of proceeds of net profit go to depression research).  Diptyque Do Son Parfum ($165).} Deadlines. Whining kids. Ringing phones. Traffic. Sometimes you just need to close the door and make the outside world go away. Turn off the phone. Unplug the laptop. Turn on Bravo and just disconnect. Those are the best times to indulge in products and do something nice for your skin. I like to start with a yummy candle, like this one from Kendra Scott’s new candle collection. Tell everyone you can’t hang tonight because you’re washing your hair. Then do it with the new Frederic Fekkai The Uplifting One shampoo and conditioner. It’s loaded with volume-making magic….Read More

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May03

Happy Fourth Anniversary to Leggings Lounge

{Wearing Phat Buddha leggings from Glimpse. Photographed by @thelouiscollection} Leggings Lounge is back. Admittedly, it’s my favorite thing about summer in Miami, which is why I was beyond thrilled to host the fourth anniversary. Thinking back, I’ve hosted every opening of the free yoga and happy hour event since its inception. How cool is that? This year, I walked into the first meet up of the fourth season at Paradise Plaza Event Space in the Design District. There were pops of pink everywhere. And when I say everywhere I mean down to people’s brows. Leggings Lounge partnered with European Wax Center and its Raise a Pink Brow Against the Pink Tax (essentially how women’s products at the same size and even from the same brands cost more). To raise awareness, they were on hand painting people’s brows pink. How fun are pink brows? We all hit our pink mats and…Read More

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Apr06

The Finds: I Heart Miami

{MarthaofMiami.com Pin ($8), Homesick Miami Candle ($20), Homegoods Florida Notebook ($5), Alice and Olivia Beverly Sunglasses ($275)} You know what’s fun about being a Miami girl? Everything. To celebrate that, I’ve dedicated this month’s The Finds to all things Miami. For starters, there’s my “Miami Mi Amor” pin, perfect for any denim jacket pocket. And it’s from a local artisan as well. Then, there’s the Homesick Miami candle, which smells like Miami. What, you ask, does Miami smell like? In their own words: “Orange slices and cold water with lemon sipped on a hot day by the ocean. Coconut and lavender pair with patchouli and palm trees bending in the breeze.” I scored this Florida notebook from Homegoods. And, of course, Miami is right where it should be. My sunnies, a Miami staple, are from the brand new Alice and Olivia store in the Design District. And my Miami necklace, well,…Read More

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Apr05

Extreme Beauty: How to Get Rid of Cellulite

{Wearing: Bikini top: Ark Swimwear. Bikini bottom: Forever 21. Bag: European Wax Center. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris} {Danielle at Smith & Popov doing what she does. And me letting her.} I have cellulite. There, I said it. I’ve had it. I don’t know where it came from. I mean, I never asked it to hang out. But it did. And for years now, when I talk about it, people react the same way each time: “You’re too skinny to have cellulite.” Well, guess what? I’m not. In fact 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men have cellulite. And it affects everyone from the skinny chick to the full-figured girl. It starts to appear around ages 25-35. No amount of squats and leg lifts can send it back to where it came from. Once it shows up, it’s here to stay. Or so we thought. In the wake of my…Read More

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Mar09

Alice and Olivia Opens the Miami Design District

{Wearing: Alice and Olivia polkadot dress. Alice and Olivia The Beatles jacket—both c/o Alice and Olivia. BCBG Generation Booties c/o Sawgrass Mills.} How was my International Women’s Day, you ask? Um, the greatest day ever. I’m going to have to backtrack a wee bit to explain that, so here goes: A few years ago someone gave me grief because my Instagram “had too many things going on.” You can’t have fashion and yoga and your kid, they said. I kind of laughed because, though I’ve basically been doing all of that since my Instagram inception, somewhere along the way I noticed I wasn’t the only one. Stacey Bendet of Alice and Olivia, she shared the best aspects of her life, too. And they also just happened to be fashion, yoga and her family. I guess that’s when I decided she was the ultimate Instagram inspo. If I’m wrong, then she…Read More

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Feb28

Color Me and My Hair Happy

{Wearing: Swimsuit: Indah c/o Blush. Hair color: c/o Atma Beauty. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris} And here’s the post where I curse whichever relative did a swan dive into the gene pool with their early grey. While I don’t mind getting older, I do mind the effects it’s having on my hair color. Granted, I found my first grey way back when I was 14. And I recently discovered one in Milly’s hair. But these days, discovering them is a lot less. It’s more like hire a PR team to do damage control on their ever-progressing takeover. Actually, it’s more like head over to Atma Beauty to let Sheenon Olson hide them with the beauty of hair color. I recently went to the salon (as did Milly, who has bangs now), to update my look. And by update I meant hide any evidence that my 40th birthday is just around the…Read More

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Feb26

Rent My Dress

{Wearing: Solace London Oxana Maxi Gown c/o Lakzya. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} Here’s the thing about being a woman: You are constantly on the search for a dress. To wear to a party. A wedding. A dinner. A date. And once you find that dress for said occasion, (and oh what a mission that can be) you put it on, show it off, take a pic in it, post it somewhere, hang it in your closet and never wear it again. Cue a repeat of the whole process for the next party, wedding, dinner, date that pops up. The next thing you know, you have a closet full of dresses you’ll never wear again (for at least three years anyway—you know, once people forget). It’s silly. It’s time-consuming. It’s space wasting. And it’s done. Which leads me to intro-ing you to Lakzya. As in a high-end rental co that’s here in Miami….Read More

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Feb22

My Day With Victoria’s Secret

{Wearing: Victoria’s Secret Hello Bombshell Denim Jacket. Alo Leggings. Andre Assous Espadrilles.}  A invitation to lunch at Casa Tua is one thing. A really good thing. A lunch invitation to Casa Tua with Victoria’s Secret, well that’s something else entirely. The brand came to town for the launch of its latest fragrance, Bombshell Seduction, and threw a stunning lunch at not just anywhere, but my favorite restaurant in all of Miami, Casa Tua. The table was overrun with fresh flowers. Personalized, engraved bottles of perfume served as a place cards. And, oh yeah, a Victoria’s Secret model of the tall, blonde, perfect variety dined with us. Her name was Romee Strijd. Perhaps you’ve heard of her? I kid, of course you have. Never before in my life I have felt so short. And so brunette. Variety is the spice of life, no? But the fun didn’t stop there. After lunch…Read More

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Feb13

A Reminder to Just Breathe

{Wearing: c/o Imbodhi Astra bodysuit. Necklace: c/o The Shift by Komusō Design. Photographed By Milly Jane Harris} Sometimes, when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and everything feels out of whack and you feel like ducking and running for cover, the most important thing to do is the thing you most often forget; to breathe. It sounds so simple and yet it’s not. Our body voluntarily does it for us for a reason. If left up to us, we’d be blue in the face—a lot. When I heard about The Shift by Komusō Design, a cylinder-shaped charm with holes that allows you to center your breath by simply breathing into it, I jumped at the chance to feature it. We all need a reminder to inhale the good and exhale the bad. And this is a beautiful, zen-filled way in which to do so. Plus,…Read More

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