Four Finds: The Bday Edition

It was a fabulous birthday week of fun at Maison Milly and Me. My beautiful friends gifted me with treasures I’m eager to share. Here are a few of my faves. This Living Locket from The Wordy Girl is so cute I can barely stand it. Plus, she personalized it for me with symbolic little charms. I’ve worn it twice and been stopped a handful of times with, “What is that and where did you get it.” Find it at Living Lockets. I gifted this one to myself. It’s a beautiful lavender plant from the green market. Given my amazing ability to kill orchids in a single bound, I finally decided to switch to something else to see if my green thumb is officially black or if I just have a special gift for annihilating orchids. I’ll let you know if this survives the week. Obvi this adorable stationary is…Read More



March Beauty Board

Before we bid farewell to March, here are a few of my favorite products that helped me kick off spring. New Scents: My house is stocked with vanilla candles. This Nest Vanilla Orchid and Almond candle from Neiman Marcus is just one in my arsenal. The scent reminds me of freshly baked confections. And what’s better than walking into a home that smells like dessert? My new scent for the season is Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Vitae. The combination of musky, wood and citrus with lemon, mandarin, tonka bean and vanilla feels like a refreshing spring day. To bring my home into the season, I added an AirEssence from Agraria in Golden Cassis. The beautiful flowers have wicks as stems, which absorbs the oil and emanates the scent throughout your home. I put mine on my mail stand so it’s the first thing I smell when I walk in…Read More



Four Finds

It’s four finds time. Today’s post is inspired from the stunning floral arrangement from the Swarovski dinner with George Kotsiopoulos and his new book Glamorous By George. It made me feel like spring really is in the air, and here are a few things I’ll be donning all season long. I rock Tom Ford … Will I be trading my signature red lipstick for pink this season? With this Tom Ford limited-edition Paradiso, courtesy of Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, I just might. The L’oreal event at Perez Art Museum Miami to introduce us to the new collection gave way to fab swag like this L’oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque in Brilliant Thinking. Remember, pink is the new black, er orange, uh purple, ah blue for spring. The other week the Trendy Truck made a pit stop at The Local House. I finally got the chance to shop it. Kiddo found these amazing pieces…Read More



My Date With Tom Ford

{Dress: Style Mafia. Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Necklace: Frankie Miami. Wrap bracelet: c/o Jurate Double Troule Bracelet in red. Shoes: Steve Madden. Photographed by me.} OK, I didn’t have an actual date with Tom Ford. If I did God knows you would have heard me scream from here to Chicago. But I did have a date with his makeup counter and the extremely talented makeup artist Cal Campos before I hosted the Neiman Marcus Project Beauty event at Bal Harbour Shops last week. Normally, I break out into a cold sweat before sitting with a makeup artist. So many of them want to make me look like what Ginger would look like with a ton of makeup on. Hi, no thanks. But Cal just got it. And he’s ridiculously awesome, too. We chatted like two kindred spirits about everything under the sun. (He now knows I have two ill-behaved Yorkies, and…Read More



The February Beauty Board

Smell pretty, like a floral bouquet: Bulgari Omnia Crystalline L’eau de Parfum at Neiman Marcus. Put a ring on it: Tous ring. Cuter and cheaper than Botox: Warby Parker Quimby in Absinthe. The spring collection is essential for beach getaways, or—as we like to call them in Miami—weekends. Better than your phone in your back pocket: Che-nel (because it’s def not Chanel) boy bag phone case cover. You’ll have to hunt this down on Ebay and wait 16 years for it to arrive from China. And if Chanel actually made one, I’d be all over it. OMG has Chanel been one-upped by China? Blasphemy! Pucker up: Tata Harper Be Adored. Lip-plumping powers from the mother of all beauty: nature. The scents of time: Diptique Amber Hourglass Sablier Diffuser at Neiman Marcus. (Seriously, this is brilliant. It’s an hourglass of scent. Flip flop, flip flop.) Home spa attempt to get my 21-year-old skin back: Glamglow Brightmud Eye Treatment and Thirstymud Hydrating…Read More



Saving Face

{Me, sans makeup.} Fact: I am terrified of facials. Petrified. Frozen with fear. I know, it’s the most ridiculous thing in the entire world to be afraid of, but trust me I am. It all dates back to a decade ago, to a facial situation that left me at the dermatologists office begging for a prescription to undo what had been done to me. It took PRESCRIPTION MEDS to get my skin back to normal, prescription meds! My forehead was a virtual rough terrain for a Range Rover test drive. If I were the eighth dwarf, my name would have been Bumpy. It wasn’t pretty, and, worse yet, it took forever and three weeks to get rid of it. With prescription meds, people. Forget aesthetician, this lady was a mess-thetician. Yeah, so that’s why I’m mortified of facials. But when Neiman Marcus recently invited me to get a facial with a…Read More



The January Beauty Board

Take a look at what I’m loving this month in the January Beauty Board … A new bauble for the new year, thanks to Swarovski. This rose gold chain and charm on the Swarovski Tactic Pendant are the perfect bit of bling to add to those sweaters that have recently been getting a major workout this month. If this bottle were a dress, I would wear it all day long. Instead, the Balenciaga Rosabotanica Eau de Parfum is a blend of hyacinth, fig leaf, grapefruit, pink pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, vetiver and patchouli, that ‘s equally wearable. Find it at Neiman Marcus. Plucking is such a pain, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. At least these stunning Luxe Edition Crystal Slant Tweezers at Neiman Marcus make the ugly task that much prettier. And considering I’m all about Swarovski crystal-covered goodies this month, how could I pass these up? No…Read More



The Most Decadent Pedicure in the World

Behold, the most amazing pedicure in the world. Yup, those are 150 Swarovski crystals individually glued to my toes, thanks to Lapis Spa at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The spa is now offering the pedicure, complete with red, blue, gold or silver crystals. Leymi, my super-skilled nail tech, started with CND’s Vinylux Red Baroness polish (because it dries fast). Next, she individually adhered each crystal to my toes (big toes last) with nail glue. After letting the crystals sit, she covered with a CND top coat and voila, the most amazing feet on the planet. They look just like Dorothy’s ruby slippers. The rules of the road are no closed-toe shoes for 72 hours, so haul out those flip-flops. The pedicure takes 90 minutes and costs $200, which is well worth it, considering you’ll have the most spectacular toes around town. Currently, Lapis is offering one finger per hand in…Read More



December Beauty Board

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—only you still haven’t purchased half the gifts you need to because you keep buying stuff for yourself instead. I get ‘ya. Here are a few ideas for yourself and otherwise. What I most love about the holidays makeup-wise are all the gift sets. Napoleon Perdis, Pixi and Edward Bess have these playful glosses. All are neutral, soft shades for a natural look. Perfect for puckering up under the mistletoe. Holiday candles are also the best. This one from Nest, available at Neiman Marcus, is simple amazing. Called Opulence by Ken Downing, it’s sugarplum fairy meets sandalwood for holiday that will last well into the new year. Living in Florida makes it hard to get into the Christmas spirit, especially this year when it’s summer part 2. This Holiday home scent from Nest at Neiman Marcus is amazing for giving your home that…Read More