Sep12

It’s National Yoga Month at The James Royal Palm

{Wearing: Tank: c/o Peace Love World I Am Balance Love2Live Boyfriend Tank. Pants: c/o Peace Love World Namaste Cement L2L Light Pant. Photographed by me.} It’s September, which means it’s National Yoga Month! And to kick things off proper I’m hosting Wellness Day at The James Royal Palm tomorrow (Saturday, September 13). Join me at 1545 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach at 9 a.m. for a 60-minute yoga sesh lead by Green Monkey’s  Noelle Bowman. I’ll be the one decked out in Peace Love World‘s inspiring yoga gear. Afterward, hang out for fresh pressed juices and bites from Florida Cookery and then free mini spa treatments from Renew the Spa. During National Yoga Month you can also register to win a Peace Love World gift basket valued at $200. After the festivities, make it a daycation and hit the beach with free lounge chairs, $10 umbrella rentals and discounted valet…Read More

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Aug11

The Supermoon Made Me Do It

{Wearing: Coverup: Vintage BCBG. Bikini: Luli Fama. Sandals: Gap. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} Scientifically, the Supermoon is when a full or new moo’s elliptical orbit is closer to Earth, making the moon seem larger when viewed from our little blue-green planet. But what it also represents, from an astrological point of view, is insight, intuition and an opening of our hearts. In layman’s terms: YOLO (you only live once). Basically, Maria, whom I do Pilates with week after week, has been screaming YOLO from the reformer behind me for weeks now. Oddly, enough, this week, it took hold. I YOLO-ed my face off. Little did I know when Lululemon invited a group of bloggers, yogis and influencers (and some of my favorite people in Miami) to come together for a beautiful Saturday at The Standard Spa, that I would do things that surprised even me. What transpired was me stepping so far out of…Read More

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Jul16

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

{On Me: Floral Shorts: Shopblush.com. Top: Tricia Fix. Necklace: Vintage. Shoes: c/o Marshalls. On Kiddo: Top: Gap Kids. Shorts: Gap Kids. Shoes: Gap Kids. Bag: Target. Floral Crown: c/o Express.} Mills came home after the last day of school with a journal called “My Summer Vacation.” The lightbulb in my head went off and I thought, we should document our summer getaway. You see, at the end of spring I asked her where she wanted to go this summer. Once she found out that Cake Boss on TLC was an actual place and not just a show, it mind-exploded her little head. The possibility of actually visiting the bakery was her be all end all. This was her trip, and I was just along for the ride, so if it was New York she wanted to see, then it was New York we were going to see. First stop: Hoboken,…Read More

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Jul01

Juicin’

{Romper: Shopblush.com. Belt: Vince Camuto. Shoes: Just Cavalli. Juice: My Raw Juice and OnJuice. Photographed by Me.} At well after midnight, I walk in the door, head straight to the kitchen, toss a pot on the stove and cook couscous, toasting almonds to go on top. Once I inhale that, I then shove butter-covered Poptarts into the toaster oven and snarf those down, too. Am I starving? Nope, it just all sounds good … until the next morning, when I wake up after the carb binge. Houston, we have a problem. Since my little jaunt to New York, I’ve been eating basically every not-great-for-me thing I’ve come across. New York is an epicurean adventure. And after grilled cheese shops, mac and cheese restros, bakeries, pizza joints, I fell off the eating-well wagon—hard. My flamenco with fat grams didn’t end once I got home either. I just kept on keepin’ on….Read More

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Jun24

It’s a Date at Elle Spa

Apparently, I have giveaway fever. On Friday, not only am I giving away $100 to shop at Sawgrass Mills, I’ll also be giving away two gift cards for Elle Spa. The delish spot at The Eden Roc is joining forces with Athleta for Restore, Recharge, Renew. Think free yoga classes and a cocktail party hosted by my blogger pal The Wordy Girl on Saturday, June 28. Classes kick off at 9 a.m. and then run again at 1 and 3. The cocktail party gets started at 5:30 and goes until 7:30. And for two of my lucky readers, I’m giving away gift cards for facials or massages from 1 to 4 p.m. To enter to win, all you have to do is: Attend one of the events at The Eden Roc and Elle Spa on the 28th. Be sure to RSVP to elleandathleta.eventbrite.com. Like Electric Blogarella on Facebook here Follow me on…Read More

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May22

The Great Outdoors

{Dress: Touch Boutique. Shoes: Aldo. Bracelet: c/o Express. Photographed by me.} I’ve always told myself I would make over the backyard just as soon as I finished the inside of the house. Well, that finally happened, so it was time to move to the great outdoors. I’m three weeks in and there’s still a summer’s worth left to tackle. First stop: Ikea for lawn furniture. Here’s the thing about Ikea, you can’t just go there once and get everything you need. Tomorrow they will have the final cushion you need for your couch. Tomorrow they will have the stand for your umbrella. Tomorrow you will have to drive 45 minutes, buy your kiddo mac and cheese again, pray to god they got in the last cushion you need, end up buying three more things you didn’t anticipate, run over your foot 15 times by those damn shopping cart wheels that…Read More

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May21

And the Award for Best Gift Idea Ever Goes To …

  {Art by Cynno.} Best. Gift. Ever. In the chaos of my home makeover, this gem, made by my awesome friend and super talented artist Cinthia Santos of Tiny Arts by Cynno arrived. I couldn’t wait to get it on the wall in my new office. I love how she was inspired by the pic below. And how cute are Owen and Henry in this pic? That’s exactly what they look like! She even captured their ears in the the right directions (Owen’s are down. Henry’s are high and mighty.). Cinthia also draws a mean comic book character and princesses, too. She does pets, family portraits—I’m pretty sure she can draw just about anything, making this the perfect gift. Mine is hanging just above my desk in my new office. I filled the whole room with things I love. And this more than fits into that category. For more info…Read More

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May15

The Experiment

{Top: c/o Susy Who. Harem pants: Shopblush.com. Shoes: Steve Madden.} From a self-professed TV junkie, I’m here to report that, in December, I made the decision to give up cable TV. Here’s why: 1.) My cable bill was around $160 a month. 2.) I found myself living off Netflix. So, I did it, I cut the cord, so to speak. I kept one DVR and basic channels (for breaking news—and by that I mean who is wearing what on the red carpet) and I put all my TV addictions into my Apple TV. Between buying Real Housewives on Apple TV, a subscription to Hulu Plus, HBO Go and Netflix, I’m doing just fine. Why? Because Apple TV is the ultimate game changer. The plus-side: I’ve binge watched The B in Apartment 23, House of Cards, The Goldbergs and old episodes of The Cosby Show and Cake Boss (two of Milly’s faves)….Read More

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May13

Foam Party

For the past two weeks, I’ve been giving my house a makeover. It’s both fun and exhausting: the shopping, the moving furniture, the arranging … As part of kitchen version 2.0 I’ve added a Nespresso VertuoLine to the mix. It’s the brand’s latest and greatest machine. Get this, not only does it make espresso, it’s also makes coffee. Yup, both. And you haven’t seen this much delicious foam since those crazy foam parties we’ll pretend you didn’t attend in college. It’s all about the crema. Not only has it brought a sexy element to my new kitchen, it’s also keeping me awake and moving after a day of lugging a grill from the back of the house to the garage and an office full of furniture to the garage to await a donation pickup. It’s my sexy little energy boost. And it has all new pods, too. My favorite flavor: Elvazio,…Read More

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