Aug03

Miami Spa Month Still Going

{My Spa Month Experience c/o Agua at The Delano}  {Braid by L’Oréal Professionnel} Attention, Miami, as of today, August 3, 2016, you still have 28 days left to pamper yourself at Miami Spa Month. From now until August 31, spa treatments are all the rage. I unwound from swim week with a chill afternoon at Agua at The Delano. After slipping into my white robe, I sat back and relaxed in their white lounge, overlooking the beach. After flipping through a few pages of a local mag and finding my vibe, my masseuse came to take me away to a candlelit room. For the next 90 minutes, sheer bliss. I opted for the Citrus Scrub & Rub ($199 for 90 minutes). We started off polishing my skin to perfection with a basil & lemon sugar scrub. Then, it was off to the shower to wash off what the scrub left…Read More

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Jul19

Meet the Team Who Gives Me #MySassoonStyle

{Hair by Sassoon in Miami Beach. This photograph by Jorge Camaraza.} That’s me up there, having a good hair day, thanks to the hair whisperers at Sassoon in Miami Beach. I’ve been a part of the long hair team for about two years now, and being a part of that tribe takes a lot maintenance. Nearly once a month, I slip into Sassoon for a hair transformation, to keep these long locks in line. I know that when I get there, Ronnie, my colorist will take whatever damage Miami has done to my hair (sun eating my color, chlorine fading my hue, age turning my brown locks grey) and reverse it. Once she gets her hands on my strands I know its only a matter of time before I’m a rich, deep, chocolate brunette. Afterward, she always treats me to a Kerastase mask that loads my hair with shine that goes the…Read More

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Jul14

That Time I Got to be a Bikini Model at Splashion 2016

{Wearing: Peony. Photographed by Thaddaeus McAdams/exclusiveaccess.net} {Wearing: Laundry by Shelli Segal. With: Ria Michelle, I’m Not Sorry Darling, Uncle Luke, Brickellista, Kelly Saks and (my lifelong swim week sista for more years than either of us can remember) The Wordy Girl. Photographed by Thaddaeus McAdams/exclusiveccess.net} Year after year, as July creeps into the middle of our summer, we make our way to the tents of swim week. We go to the rooftop parties. We snap pics of models in bikinis. We wish our legs were that long. We realize just how short our legs are. And we sweat—in hair, in makeup, in outfits we obsess over putting together, backstage, front of house, front row, on rooftops, at presentations, at breakfasts, waiting for Ubers. Swim week is one of my favorite weeks in Miami, but I’ve been going for so long (since its inception), I can’t even remember which year I’m on. While its fun, it…Read More

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Jun10

Because I’m Happy—Tous Happy Moments Giveaway

{Tous Happy Moments Perfume and Necklace.} It’s summer, which makes me happy. The weather, the sunshine, the beach, not having to drag a kiddo out of bed and off to school—it all culminates to fill me with bliss and endless happy moments. What I’m most excited about is pulling suitcases out of the top of the closet and filling them more than a few times this summer. The wanderlust is coursing through my veins. I’m ready to see new parts of the world, taste their flavors, see new sights and make new moments. Since the summer is all about making memories and moments, I thought it would be fitting to share a bottle of Tous’ Happy Moments with one of my readers. Not only does Tous have beautiful and fun baubles, like my cute arrow necklace, it also has a host of fun fragrances, just waiting to be worn on…Read More

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May31

And Now a Post on the Importance of Deodorant …

{Introduced by Simply Stylist, I’ve partnered with Dove to make the #EssentialUpgrade to an antiperspirant that can go as long as 48 hours, moisturizes and smells amaze.} Deodorant, it’s not really something you think about—aside from when you need to restock—but it’s definitely something you don’t want to live without. Especially in Miami. For obvious reasons. Turns out, as I learned at a recent Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant event, there’s more to a stick of deodorant than meets the, well, underarm. Since skin is summer’s never-ending trend, I want to make sure mine is soft and smooth for the season, which is why I’ve opted to do some laser hair removal (more to come on that soon). I shared all of this with Dr. Barba of Barba Skin Cinic during a wonderful exfoliating session at the event. After hearing my story, she suggested I chuck my current deodorant and give Dove…Read More

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Apr21

Creating the Total Look With Sassoon TORQUE

{Wearing: Lace Marta Set: Touch Dolls. Wedges: Steve Madden. Bracelet: Touch Dolls. Herba Earrings: c/o Tarbay. Hair: c/o Sassoon. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} People joke that living in Miami we live in the land of eternal summer, and for the most part, we do. But, there’s still that transition to spring, be it ever so slight, where the itch to wear white replaces the urge to wear over-the-kneee boots—even though it takes us forever to get to that point weather-wise. That little skip to spring is upon us now, the time when the weather in Miami is so good, you remember why you sit in traffic, wait in line, put up with tourists during all the “cold” months. And with it comes a deep-rooted need to revamp everything. Not just your clothes, not just your shoes, but your hair, your makeup, your nail polish. It’s like shedding the winter you—even though that only lasted…Read More

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Apr08

Why Isn’t There a Flamingo Emoji?

  {Wearing: Jeans: Blank NYC from Blush. Vest: DIY Vintage. Necklace: Vintage. Makeup: M.A.C. Flamingo Park by Joshua Manuel Ribadeo. Hair: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed By Jorge Camaraza.} First, why in the hell isn’t there a flamingo emoji? Seriously, why? For the love of God, I live in Florida and could use a rendering of that little pink bird like I use anti-humidity hairspray on this peninsula. But no. Instead we get Easter Island stone guy, which for the record I don’t plan on using like ever. In fact, as of today I just refuse to use it in protest. In lieu of the beloved single-foot-standing bird, M.A.C. gifts us Flamingo Park, a whole collection dedicated to pink. Every flipping shade of pink your little girl heart could dream up. And then some. After receiving the collection, which I’m convinced is named after the South Beach park just down the…Read More

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Apr06

Birthday Face

{Wearing: Dress: American Apparel. Bag: Kate Spade New York Outlet at c/o Sawgrass Mills. Earrings: Herba c/o Tarbay. Shoes: Steve Madden. Hair: c/o Sassoon. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza at Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} Fact: 38 is closer to 40 than it is to 30—whether or not you feel it. That’s just the God’s honest truth. But just because you’re closer to one decade than another doesn’t mean you have to look it. I knew I was going to be shooting for my 38th birthday, so rather than stick a camera in my face and break out into a cold sweat wondering what age lines, marks, spots, dots, holes, cliffs and ravines the lens would pick up. I just wanted to take pics and feel good about them afterward. Not dissect all the flaws time gifts you along the way and curse myself for not remembering…Read More

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Mar10

Prelude to a Kiss

{Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin in Rosy Lips.} {Wearing: Vest: Market Miami. Jeans: American Eagle. Shoes: c/o T.J. Maxx.} I live in Miami so nothing every gets dried out. I mean, how can it? It’s rarely below 70 degrees and we have enough humidity to keep your hair in a state of perma-frizz until the end of Hillary’s second term (see what I did there?). False! Just because we Miamians don’t have winter doesn’t mean we don’t need to moisturize on the regular. That big ball up there in the sky that keeps us in a constant state of hot also dries us out. And I’m fairly certain chapped lips—the side effect of said ball—are just evil face hangnails. Chapped lips feel like sandpaper rubbing against sandpaper. No one wants to put lipstick on them. No one wants to kiss them. And they feel awful pressed together. So, when Vaseline recently…Read More

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