The Juice Fast Diaries: How I Made It Through Five Days

{My diet for the next five days.} Usually, I do a makeup-related post on Mondays. Today, I’m doing a getting-pretty-on-the-inside post. This past week, I did a five-day juice cleanse at The Standard. Here’s why: They asked me to. And I’ve done it before, so I knew what to expect. Before I get into my whole experience, I want to clear a few things up. Mainly, that juice fasts aren’t a fad diet (though in recent months, it seems that’s what they’ve become). You don’t go on a juice fast to lose weight. But you will lose weight, about a pound a day. It is, however, the kind of weight you will put back on just as soon as you start eating again, because it’s impossible to maintain that loss, as you are getting by on the bare minimum your body needs to function. So why do a juice fast…Read More



Your Thursday Night Plans: Fashion Bloggers Do It Better (The Summer Edition)

{Me and The Wordy Girl gearing up for the catwalk Thursday night.} I realize there are a slew of events happening this Thursday. Why, oh why, does that always happen? One week it’s dead as a doorknob, and then next, there’s a mill things happening all on the same night and you wish someone would just hurry up and market a “make-a-me” clone kit you could pick up at Target so you don’t miss a beat. Anyhoo …  This week there’s the Modern Luxury Brides South Florida & the Caribbean launch party, the Her City Card soiree at Lorie Lester Studio + Boutique and the event you need to make sure you don’t miss: Fashion Bloggers Do It Better. I’m selfishly plugging this last one because I’ll be tromping down the runway in a chic dress from GuyandGirl Boutique alongside my favorite Miami fashion bloggers: hosts Annie Vazquez of The Fashion…Read More

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The Recap: The Swarovski Event With Eric Daman

{Bling by Swarovski. This one comes out this fall.} Last night, I slipped over to Lincoln Road for the Swarovski event with Eric Daman and Ria Michelle. Daman, for those who don’t know, is a famed costume designer from Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries. He dresses Serena van Der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf and Dan Humphrey for a living. Last night, however, he judged Miamians dressing the part of those characters. Turns out, Miami has Upper East Side style down pat. Here’s a look at the crystal-encrusted bash. {The man, the myth, the legend, Eric Daman and hostess Ria Michelle.} {Interviewing the competition for the Dress Like Your Favorite Gossip Girl character contest.} {The contestants, including Kelly Saks and Dianna Hughes.} OMG, it’s Blair and Chuck. OK, not really, but made you look twice. The big winner, Miami’s Blair: Kelly Saks. {Looking chic, Angeles Almuna wearing her own designs. I swear,…Read More



My Posh Day at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Remede Spa and Prive Salon

{What the inside of a crystal ball must look like. At The St. Regis Bal Harbour.) {Spa time. At Remede Spa.} I was recently invited to give Remede Spa at the The St. Regis, where I brought WuGate full circle at its grand opening, a go. A custom-massage for 60 minutes. Yes, please, sign me up. Not only is the spa gorg (What else would you expect from a hotel whose lobby looks like the most elegant disco ball you’ve ever seen?), the treatment itself was delish. I started off in the women’s lounge, where, if you weigh yourself wearing the robe they give you, you’ll tip the scales three pounds heavier. Yup, it’s a three-pound robe. Hello, soft. Next, it was off to the treatment room. My therapist asked me what hurts, and I gave him the sob story about my neck pain. Then, it was time to get…Read More

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The Playlist: 6/15

{Listen up.} Because it’s been a while since I posted a playlist, so this is for your listening pleasure. And remember, as always, listen to it loud. Metronomy “The Look” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFrNsSnk8GM Yuna “Live Your Life” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RSXJUG8Sa0 David Bowie “Changes” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8v486aUYu0 White Rabbits “Temporary” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-4ZlO3XxYQ Washed Out “Feel It All Around”’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXsO2If7T9E Neon Indian “Deadbeat Summer” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6CK4ZuaqAE New Radicals “You Get What You Give” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPAEFnVZVOs

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Your Thursday Night Activity

{See you there.} Consider yourself a savvy dresser? Have a knack for putting outfits together? Need to stock up on accessories? Make plans this Thursday night, June 7, for the Touch Boutique Style Challenge. Stop in, put together a chic look, snap a pic and tweet it to @Touch_Boutique #touchstylechallenge, and you could win a $100 gift card to the MiMo boutique. Miami fashion bloggers Ria Michelle, Juliana Cardona, Lori Riviere and I will choose the most stylish look of the night. While you’re there, shop the awesome and uber affordable accessories (seriously, this is my new fave accessory spot), get your hair did at the complimentary bun bar, score a polish change and enjoy treats and Stoli drinks while you chat up local fashionistas. You’ll also want to peruse the table of colored denim. At $55, these jeans are a steal. Hope to see you there. I’ll be the…Read More

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Four Finds

I’m not even remotely kidding you. A few years back, several friends and I used to call H&M’s coprporate office at random to ask why it didn’t have a store in Miami and when in the world we were getting one. Finally, that day is here. Why was I just as obsessed then as I am now? It’s a great way to incorporate cute trends into your wardrobe without breaking the bank. In honor of Miami Beach’s H&M Pop-Up Shop grand opening, I’m showing off four finds from yesterday’s preview and the ridic affordable price tags attached. {Blue beach towels, $9.95.} {Neon earrings, $7.95.} {Colorful bikini top, $14.95, and matching bottom, $12.94.} {Neon and tan clutch, $17.95.}

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Your Plans for This Thursday: Beachwear Bash at Bliss Spa

Come shop I Love Aquarius. This Thursday, May 3, grab the girls for a spa- and swimwear-inspired night on the town. I’ll be hosting the Shortcuts to Fabulous Beachwear Bash with Bliss Spa at the W South Beach from 7 to 10 p.m. Expect complimentary mini spa treatments, free drinks from Grey Goose and trunk shows from Aquarius, Kariza swimwear and Septimo accessories. I recently snatched up a coverup from Aquarius at The Styleliner and am in love. I even bought a bandeau to wear underneath it so I can rock it as a top. Considering my upcoming trip to Mexico (ole!), I could use a new swimsuit or two, so I’ll be stocking up for my getaway. And chances are you’ll be jet setting this summer, too. Come by, shop, spa and sip libations with your besties. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP early to RSVP@shortcutstofabulous.com. See…Read More

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Attention Yogis: I've Got Your Friday Night Plans

Me, the poser. It’s no secret I love yoga. If I had three extra hours in each day, at least 1.5 of them would be spent doing yoga. And one of the reasons I love yoga so much is my awesome friend and teacher Amy Litt Rabin. Not only are her Amyshtanga (that’s Amy and ashtanga) classes the best workout ever, she’s got this awesome knack for making music mixes with mad flow. But don’t take my word for it. Come out tonight to The Standard’s H2-Om series and Bend It Like Rabin. Amy will be playing movie soundtracks for your listening and sweating pleasure. The party gets started tonight at 8 p.m. Class is $30. Stick around after for spa time and bring your bathing suit.

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