Feb22

Extreme Beauty: Salt Rooms, Swedish Showers and a Vibrating, Glowing Bed

{The Pink Himalayan Salt Room at Ame Spa & Wellness Collective} Imagine a giant pink himalayan salt room. OK, there’s not too much imagining if you look at the pics above. Nevertheless, a salt room is beautiful. The way the light comes through the bricks of pink salt, it’s soothing, lovely. And it has health benefits, too, including enlightening your mood, detoxing your skin and improving your lung functions. I got to spend a little time in one at Ame Spa & Wellness Collective recently. And that’s just the beginning of experience. The day began with a wellness circuit. After hanging out in the steam room and hitting the salt room, my next stop was the Swedish shower. I had never actually had a Swedish shower before and let me tell you, it’s basically a human carwash. And it’s awesome. High pressure water comes at you from every angle. It’s…Read More

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Feb01

Everything You Never Knew About Your Beauty Routine—But Probably Should

{Wearing: Striped Tape Tee Sweater : c/o Kersh (on sale for $21.30).  Shorts: c/o Blush. Necklace: Vintage. Hair & Makeup: c/o Glamsquad.} I recently got to spend the afternoon with Glamsquad at the Carillon Hotel (which is all kinds of stunningly beautiful and has a large and lovely spa) to get tips and tricks on how to make the most of your beauty routine. Turns out, after just five minutes with the beauty gurus, I realized, I’ve been doing basically everything wrong. Haha. For instance, did you know sleeping on cotton pillowcases sucks the moisture out of your skin and hair, making you wrinkly before your time? Yup, I had no idea either. And that’s why you should sleep on satin pillowcases. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what else I learned: SHAMPOO Before you get a blowout, it’s best to wash your hair twice with clarifying…Read More

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Jan25

Where to Get Glam in Miami

{Wearing: Dress: Touch Dolls. Shoes: Steve Madden. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hairstyle: c/o Glamsquad with Barbie Annitto. Hair Color: Michele Fury/ Haircut: Guillaume Massol both of #bestbayalagemiami.  Skincare: Botox Labb Aesthetic Beauty Bar and Vivid Face. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} Let’s be honest, it takes a village to be a woman. I’m 38 years in and can confirm this is not an alternative fact. Between hair, makeup, skincare—being a woman can easily turn into a full-time job. Don’t get me wrong, life with a dirty bun, sweats and no makeup doesn’t make you less of a woman. In fact, there are more days than not that’s what I have time to pull off. But sometimes, I just want to feel good. And when I look good, well, it makes me feel good. Things like confidence and strength radiate outward. That’s why I’ve put together a glam team here in Miami I rely on for when I want…Read More

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Dec05

Extreme Beauty: Laser Facial Part Deux

{Glow: c/o Vivid Face. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} A few months back I mentioned I’ve beamed myself  into the world of laser facials at Vivid Face as part of my new Extreme Beauty series. Since August, I’ve been playing laser tag on the imperfections my skin has managed to bring to the surface over the years. Not only am I pleased with the results of the Aventura laser spa’s Signature Treatment, I’ve actually stopped wearing makeup to things like drop-off, Pilates and basic errands. Wait for it, there’s more: I’m only wearing one thin layer of foundation these days. And it feels amazing. But, being a Miami girl, I still have sun damage, the little leftovers from all those days on the beach, all those trips on boats, all those water-logged vacations. I’ve decided to do something about those, too, with the team at Vivid Face. I’ve signed up for three…Read More

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Nov03

Extreme Beauty: No More Waiting in Line

{Wearing: Dress: Blush. Shoes: Steve Madden. Necklace. Hair & Makeup: Gina Dearing. Skincare: Botoxx Labb Aesthetic Beauty Bar. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.} Expressions are nice. Wrinkles, not so much. Finding a balance between the two is something you gotta do when you start to look up at the fourth floor (I’m talking 40s, people. It’s coming sooner than later, and I’m not going down without a fight). I’ve found my balance at Botox Labb Aesthetic Beauty Bar with Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Danielle Smith. After an awesome consultation the month before, here’s how our first appointment went down: I walk in. Danielle and Jen, the patient coordinator—are walking around with rainbow polka dot grids on their chins. Me: “Um, so whatcha got goin’ on there?” Jen: I’m trying out Kybella. Danielle: Me, too. Me: Oh, I’ve heard of that. Danielle: It melts your fat. Me: And have you ever done it…Read More

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Oct12

Fall Staples: Sweater and Suede

{Wearing: AYNI Sweater and Skirt: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Maroon Suede Heels: c/o T.J. Maxx. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Barbie Annitto Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC.} If there are six staples every Miami girl needs to fake it through fall, the first is a classic white tee, the second a black leather skirt. Next, a great pair of skinny jeans. Add in a lacy top. When it comes to the last two, make sure you have a suede skirt and a sweater, like these from AYNI, all of which you can find at My Home Fashion Boutique. This last look from my fall essentials series is my favorite. Suede is the go-to fabric this season and this skirt captures the whole ’70s vibe with its patchwork feel. With maroon taking the color wheel by storm, the must-have attraction to this skirt makes perfect sense. Since sweaters and Miami go…Read More

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Oct10

Fall Staples: Denim and Lace

{Wearing: Lace Neck Top: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Mia & Moss Jeans: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Maroon Suede Heels: c/o T.J. Maxx. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hair: c/o Glamsquadwith Barbie Annitto   Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC.} In my last post, I mentioned that there are a few staples we Miami girls absolutely must have to get through fall fashionably. The first two were a classic white tee and a leather skirt, which I scored at My Home Fashion Boutique. My next two are another round of basics that you will find yourself living in—a dainty, feminine blouse and a great pair of dark jeans, also from My Home Fashion Boutique. I opted for a lacy top to keep the look soft. Lace, for me, has a vintage feel that I swoon for. And I’m a sucker for black skinny jeans. They go with absolutely everything. For instance,…Read More

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Oct04

Fall Staples: The White Tee and Leather Skirt

{Wearing: Philanthropy White Tee: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Rebecca Minkoff Leather Skirt: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Tied Up Choker Necklace: c/o Sterling Forever. Maroon Suede Heels: c/o T.J. Maxx. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Barbie Annitto   Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC.} Fall in Miami is a tricky thing. You want to dress for it. You want so badly to dress for it, but the weather won’t let you. And that’s why Miami girls have to do fall a little differently. In the next few days, I’ll be sharing my essentials for fall—Miami fall, anyway—all of which you can find at My Home Fashion Boutique, an awesome new store in Miami at 14681 Biscayne Blvd. To kick things off, let’s start with two basics: A classic white tee and a leather skirt. The ’70s and ’90s are making a big revival this season, and…Read More

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Oct03

Why You Should Spa at Tierra Santa Healing House

{Wearing: Dress: Touch Dolls. Wedges: Steve Madden. Bracelet: Touch Dolls.} This is a pic of very happy me. Why? I recently discovered a new type of spa treatment at Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena. One of my personal favorite indulgences is spa-ing, so when I find a treatment I’ve never heard of, well, it gets me all giddy inside. And that’s exactly what happened when I stepped into the beautiful spa at Faena. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been dying to go there forever. I’ve seen that stunning chandelier posted on every who’s who Instagram from here to New York, my fomo mounting. When it was finally my turn to indulge, I couldn’t wait. The space itself its the stuff interior design junkies foam at the mouth over. It’s like stepping into a Wes Anderson set. Red (that’s my signature shade) touches everywhere. It’s serene and vintage and modern…Read More

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