May15

What’s Coming Up: Wellness at MKT

{Wearing: Liquido. Photographed by Adorned Photography} Looking back over this past weekend, there were a lot of great things that happened. For instance: Mother’s Day, the MKT market. In case you missed it, MKT by bazbaz in Wynwood hosted a weekended dedicated to organic beauty, dubbed  The Naked Truth edition. Not only was it a great opportunity to gain some insight on how to green your beauty routine with The Fashion Poet and Beautycounter, it was also perfect for snatching up sustainable products from the 40-plus vendors at the market—maybe even a little something for mom. I’m excited to announce I’ll be hosting the next one, which is dedicated to wellness. And since we all need more of that in our life, stay tuned more on all the cool programming to come!  

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May11

Your Saturday Plans, Miami, at MKT

Attention, Miami. I have your Saturday plans. We’re going to go to MKT by bazbaz in Wynwood. Why? Because it’s good for you. Literally.  The open-air market is based around socially conscious products and eats. You can expect 40-plus local vendors, and we all know how I feel about shopping local. There’s more. Like live music. And get this, this particular edition is all about organic beauty. Because it’s not just about what you put in your body, it’s also about what you put on it. Dubbed The Naked Truth edition, my blogger sister The Fashion Poet will be there sharing clean makeup tips, too, at 3 p.m. There will also be five-minute hair and makeup tutorials by Beautycounter to help you beautify at 3;30. And if you still haven’t gotten something for mom (no judgements) this is literally your last chance. But what you will give her will be…Read More

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Apr01

It’s a YogaFest and You’re Invited

{Wearing: Top and Leggings: Liquido. Photographed by Adorned Photography.} Free yoga! Get yer free yoga here! As someone who loves to make a little time for myself by slipping into a yoga groove, I’m happy to share an event where you can do something good for yourself and get your head in the right place. Here’s a chance for old school yogis to stretch out or newbies to experience yoga for the first time for absolutely nothing. Aventura Mall is hosting YogaFest on Sunday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four free, 30-minute classes will be offered, including AcroYoga and hip-hop flow. Meditation, healthy bites and more will also be on tap. Check it out. Just be sure to RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/AventuraMall/ to reserve a spot for yourself. Go yoge! You’ll be happy you did.  

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Mar29

A Funny Story About Birthdays and Balloons

{Kiddo in all her 9th birthday glory.} I was scrolling through Instagram about a month or so back and I spotted a pic of a girl surrounded by balloons. It was insta (pun intended) love. Totally recreating this for my annual bday shoot. And I’ll do one for kid, too (we’re a whopping four days apart.) I could see it now, it was going to be epic. So after school last week, I picked up kid, hit to the local party store, picked out three dozen balloon in spring hues and then waited an hour while one guy filled all of them. One. At. A. Time. For whatever reason I managed to muster the patience of a saint. This was, after all, going to be the best picture ever. EVER. So here I am shoving three dozen-plus balloons into my Jeep only to get home, set them up and realize…Read More

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Dec20

An Evening at Miami City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

{The Miami City Ballet‘s The Nutcracker at The Arsht Center} When you live in Miami, the holidays don’t just happen organically. When it’s 90 degrees and 100 percent humidity and you still can’t wear jeans unless you’re blasting the AC, well, you have to work to make the holidays happen. You have to go that extra mile to feel holiday cheer. Little did I know six years ago when I took Milly to see her first-ever The Nutcracker at The Arsht Center, that we would be creating a tradition that was not only entertaining, it was the event that unearthed our holiday spirit. For six years we’ve been dressing up, heading to The Arsht Center and taking in two hours of Miami City Ballet‘s The Nutcracker—both of us dreaming of being the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. This year, however, we did things a little differently. This year, we skipped the…Read More

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Oct23

I Believe I Can Fly

{Adventure: The Flying Trapeze. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} What did I do this weekend, you ask? I pretended to run away and join the circus at The Flying Trapeze. Jorge surprised me with the gift for our anniversary. And it was awesome. If you’ve ever dreamed of soaring in the sky while holding on to a bar, then letting go of that bar and trusting someone to catch your wrists and fling you though the air, then this is an adventure you need to add to your bucket list. So, what’s it like? Does it hurt? Is it scary? Well, you start by climbing a very tall ladder up to a narrow platform. All the while you are strapped in, so keep that in mind while you are looking down. Trust me, you’re safe. Wherever you go, someone is holding on to you via a rope. Once you reach the…Read More

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Jul31

My PCH Seekender Adventure: It’s My Way or Pacific Coast Highway

{Wearing: White Boho Dress c/o Kore. Leggings: LuluLemon. Motorcycle Boots: Steve Madden. Hat: Vintage. Photographed By Jorge Camaraza.} I sat up like a bolt of lightening, hurling the clean, white sheets off of us and onto the floor. Sheer excitement propelled me out of the comfy Hampton By Hilton bed and onto my feet. Today was it, the day. After arriving in Monterey, today, we’d wind up on the PCH. “Let’s do this, I thought,” as I climbed into my motorcycle boots, the only shoes I’d brought along for the journey. We satiated ourselves at the continental breakfast in the lobby, fueling up for the adventure ahead on homemade waffles and coffee in the brand’s kitschy mouth cups. Afterward, we loaded the saddlebags with our belongings. Come day’s end, we’d land in Pismo Beach, but the road from here to there was a full one, our first official day on the Pacific Coast…Read More

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Jun21

My PCH Seekender Adventure: The Road to Monterey

{Wearing: Motorcycle Jacket: Zara. Crochet Top: c/o Kore. Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters. Motorcycle Boots: Steve Madden. Sunnies: c/o T.J. Maxx. Photographed By Jorge Camaraza.} We sped off into the beautiful California day, leaving San Francisco behind, pressing onward to Monterey, the second stop on our Pacific Coast Highway adventure. Oh, Monterey. The things I had heard. The photos I had seen. None of them, however, would compare to what my own eyes would behold. The day was starting to cool down, the sun no longer directly above. The wind whipped at us, I zipped up my motorcycle jacket to keep her nip at bay. As we careened through the path, wildflowers surrounding us on either side, I spotted two doe running across the road. I felt like the intruder in their world, this place that was so crisp and pristine. God’s country, that’s where we had found ourselves. The sheer beauty,…Read More

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Jun01

0 Marks the Spot

{Wearing: Blush Romper. Necklace: Vintage. Wedges: Steve Madden. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} That’s me jumping on the bed, like I do anytime I check into a hotel. The chic teal robe? It belongs to The Marker Resort Key West, the stunning resort that took me in for a relaxing weekend excursion. I haven’t been to Key West in over a decade, so it was amazing to revisit a place I’ve always had a soft spot for. Only this go-round was different from past trips. Getting there happened via motorcycle. I’ve never done that before. I’ve never even ridden on a bike in Miami. To feel the warm air, as opposed to the mountain air I’ve gotten used to feeling, was spectacular, a change of pace. Riding over the 7 Mile Bridge, surrounded by water, sunset looming—postcard status. Wish you were here. We brought the bike to a halt as we neared…Read More

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