Feb09

Nailed It

  {Wearing: Bikini: c/o Ola Feroz Swimwear. Nails: Deco Miami Nail Lacquer in Slay. Hair: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed by Julianna Dahbura.} The other night I was in the same room as the Superbowl. I say that because I totally wasn’t watching it. I did, however, watch the halftime show, also not something I generally do. I am not a fan of Coldplay. I am not a fan of Bruno Mars. I am not a fan of (dear God, please don’t let a lightening bold come down from the heavens and smite me for saying this but) Beyonce. But I like music. And I love live music. And so there I sat watching three larger-than-life musicians do their thing. And you know what struck me (kind of like a lightening bold from the sky)? Coldplay’s whole theme. The flowers, the colors, the happiness. Bright pinks, bold yellows, lotus flowers dancing. I…Read More

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Jan29

Say Olyve You

{Olyve + Doug Bouquet c/o Olyve.} Roses are lavender, orchids are white, here’s a bouquet I’m giving away on February 9th. Every girl loves a bouquet, There’s just something about flowers that makes home feel complete, so to make your house feel like home, I’m partnering with Olyve to celebrate upcoming Valentine’s Day with Say Olyve You. Win a bouquet for yourself of someone you love by leaving a comment below with an e-mail address where I can reach you. One lucky winner will be chosen on February 9th and contacted via e-mail. Good luck!

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Jan28

No More Baggage

{Wearing: Lipstick: M.A.C. Dita Von Teese.} They say a woman over 30’s best friend is good lighting. What’s missing from that equation is Dr. Shaun Patel of Miami Skin and Vein. Let’s face it, lighting won’t follow you everywhere you go and I’m yet to find a way to integrate Instagram filters into my real life. I started seeing Dr. Patel back in August to add a little Botox here and there. After all, I’m working on 38 and I prefer to keep my angry face a secret, along with any little lines that pop up along the way. Plus, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trying to look and feel your best. If a little syringe here and there keeps you feeling great and stands up to what Father Time is dishing out, well, sign me up. I’ve been to more than a few dermatologists in my lifetime….Read More

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Jan22

Let’s Go Camping

Wait, did I just say let’s go camping? Yes, I did. But that’s because this kind of camping doesn’t involve sleeping in a bag and a lack of outdoor plumbing. I’m talking about Camp Standard. You see, one of my favorite spots in Miami Beach, The Standard, celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. And there’s a week of events to celebrate it. I’m helping spread the word because The Standard is a special spot for me. Not only did I interview Andre Balazs when it opened,  I’ve had more than a few moments of bliss there, as well. From finding serenity at the hamam yoga class, to a group juice cleanse that made me laugh until I cried and detoxed, to an astrology reading that gave me goosebumps, to letting lose and jumping off the dock, topless and covered in mud, there’s just something about The Standard that evokes a…Read More

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Jan19

Put on Your Red Shoes and Dance the Blues

{Wearing: Red heels: c/o Tarbay. Jeans: Mossimo Bracelet: c/o Tous.} The other night, for a friend’s birthday party, I found myself dancing all night long to David Bowie tunes at a bar I hadn’t been to in ages. And it was a blast. Firstly, I haven’t been to Purdy Lounge in like a decade—at least. I think the last time I was there was back when I used to work above it at the Zink magazine Miami office. Back then, The Wordy Girl’s Maria and I created what I guess you could call the skeletal outline of our blogs in a section that appeared in the early years of the magazine called What the Hell. In it, we did stupid things like fed Sea Monkeys parmesan cheese and then wrote about it, road tested just how orange self-tanners can make you and interviewed people like Bobby Trendy (from Anna Nicole). Clearly,…Read More

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Jan08

Being Bash-ful

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Lulu’s. Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell c/o Joanna Paige. Necklace: Vintage. Photographed by moi.} What’s on the agenda this weekend? Well, for starters, the YoungArts Gala. I’ll be covering the red carpet this year, interviewing celebs about the organization that propels young artists toward their dreams, along with what they are wearing, of course. And it couldn’t come at a better time. After spending NYE in Lululemon pants, wool socks and a sweatshirt in the frozen mountains of North Carolina, I could use a dress-up affair. Afterward, I’ll be hitting up the  YoungArts Backyard Bash, making it my third year attending. It’s always fun, plus this is the first social event of the year, so it’s a great time to get done up and hang out with people who support the arts. I’m thrilled about tossing on my journalism hat and hitting the red carpet to get the scoop, too….Read More

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Jan06

How I Lied to My Mother: Part 1 of my Holiday Vacay

{Wearing: Sullivan Dress: c/o Kit & Ace (which is so comfy I chose it as car ride apparel). Boots: Bib + Tuck. Necklace: c/o Finds. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} You should never, ever, ever lie to your mother. I mean, she probably told you that at least once in your life—if you’re a saint. Chances are you heard that on repeat because you’re not. Well, I broke Mom’s cardinal rule for the entire month of December. You see, I surprised Milly with a trip to North Carolina to see snow for Christmas and, well, Jorge suggested stopping to see my mom along the way on the trip up, which I also didn’t tell Milly about until Christmas morning. Let’s just say the level of excitement about seeing B.B. (my mama) and her cousins was next level. So, a few weeks before, I called my step-dad and put the whole thing into motion….Read More

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Dec31

Looking Back … My Colorado Adventure Finale

When I look back on 2015, the memory that stands out the most, the memory that dominates those 365 days is my trip across Colorado. What started out as an opportunity from Hampton by Hilton turned into something so much more, an adventure, a journey, a road to self discovery. With nothing more than a backpack (and one pair of shoes, mind you), a motorcycle and him, I added a chapter to my life, one that went further than anything I could have ever imagined as I sat in front of my computer picking flights for the Seekender excursion. What lives in these pictures are memories that will last an eternity. And in those memories I learned more about myself than I ever knew. Back when I was in my very early 20s, I moved to New York without ever even visiting there. I knew no one. I paid rent to…Read More

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Dec31

Pitstop in Aspen … My Colorado Adventure Part 5

{Wearing: Marshall Dress and Belt: c/o Ramona LaRue. Hat: Vintage. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} After a day of train spotting, fly fishing and horseback riding, we headed back to our Hampton by Hilton and crashed. It had been a long day, to say the least, so full of adventure, slumber was the only option at that point. A night of sleep in our fresh sheets was as necessary as breathing. We had not only checked off all the boxes on our bucket list, we had captured them in a way wanderers longed for. And yet, the next day, we were eager to wake and find one last adventure, one more thing to add to the journey. The joy of staying at the Hampton by Hilton in Glenwood Springs was its proximity to neighboring towns, meaning the accessibility to whatever you craved, desired was literally just a ride away. And that’s…Read More

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