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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Feb03

Tee Time with ATM

Each year, just around this time, I go on a maddening hunt for the great white tee. It’s the tee I will spend the rest of the year in. It’s the tee I will dress up for nights out, the tee I will dress down on weekends, the tee I will fall asleep in because it’s soft enough to be PJs. It needs to fit right and it needs to be the softest thing on earth. No pressure, right? This year, I managed to end the search early, thanks to ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo and its amazing white tees. This perfect white tee, it goes by the name of Schoolboy Crew. Jeans, sweats, big sock and boy shorts, it goes with everything. At $85, it’s not the cheapest white tee you’ll find, but the price is representative of the quality. And the quality is to thumbs up, 100 percent pure cotton….Read More

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Feb01

Escape to Nobu Eden Roc Hotel

Take a full moon, a relaxing yoga class, a dinner under the stars, a beautiful hotel room and a spa day the following morning and—damn, I love my job. In making this one of the best January’s ever, Nobu Eden Roc Hotel invited me to be a part of its Full Moon Wellness Series. The workout/sleepover was amazing and exactly what I needed after the busy start of the new year. The hotel’s monthly series co-insides with the moon cycle, which, for us tree-hugging vegetarians, is the be-all, end-all. Yoga under a full moon with the sounds of ocean waves crashing in the background is, well, I’m not going to lie, pretty damn spectacular. Afterward, we made our way upstairs to the pool deck for a preview of Malibu Farm, which is slated to open next month. Think organic, fresh and guilt-free since it’s all good for you. After wine,…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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Jan17

On Visiting Havana, Cuba

{Wearing: Top: Forever 21. Shorts: AG from Calypso St. Barth. Shoes: c/o Tarbay. Sunnies: c/o Christian Roth. All Photographs by Jorge Camaraza} As I was standing in line at the bar on New Years Eve, a stranger approached me and asked, “Why Havana?” I look at her and said, “I’ve lived in Miami for 16 years. Some of my favorite people are Cuban. I wanted to see where they came from.” “You,” I said? “I came here because it was on a must-see list for New Year’s,” she said. Whatever your reason, Havana is well worth the trip. I’ve wanted to see it for a long time now, this mysterious island just 90 miles from Miami’s shores. This controversial place, trapped in a bubble, so enigmatic and steeped in history. Sure, the vintage cars seem alluring, but it’s truly the culture that was the purpose for the trip, for me anyway. Going with…Read More

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Dec23

Holiday Looks Made Simple

{Wearing from Sawgrass Mills: Laser-cut Black Dress: AllSaints. Nude Suede Moto Jacket: AllSaints. Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti from Saks Off Fifth. Hair and Makeup: Glamsquad Photographed by World Red Eye} A holiday party frock, a Christmas Eve look, a NYE LBD—ringing in the holidays is a lot like buying a whole new wardrobe. But with gifts to buy, trips to take and presents to mail, splurging this time of year on yourself isn’t necessarily in the cards. That’s why I recently partnered with Sawgrass Mills to put together some holiday looks on a budget and take over their Instagram account smack in the middle of holiday season. Would I leave you hanging without tips on what to wear to end 2016 and ring in a whole new 365? No way! Keep reading to find out how you can score a $250 gift card to Sawgrass to steal my looks or create…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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Dec12

G is for …

{Wearing: Jacket: Vintage Yanuk Jeans. Crop Top: Forever 21. Skirt: American Apparel. Marina Over the Knee Boots: c/o Cole Haan at Brickell City Center. Alphabet Iphis-Print Tote Bag: c/o Liberty London at Neiman Marcus. Choker: Blush.} When I was a kiddo, I’d walk into somewhere with magnets, keychains or mini license plates and immediately flip to the Gs, only to find Gina, Gia and never ever Ginger. In the rare occasion I’d find something with my name on it, I’d snatch it up faster than you could blink. But the findings were so few and far between, I learned to be happy just finding something stamped with a letter “g.” This, may be my most beautiful discovery yet. Liberty London launched an alphabet line for its Iphis-print totes, which is available at Neiman Marcus and are big enough to carry my whole life in (read: laptop, camera, makeup bag and the…Read More

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Dec10

Looking Back on my PCH Seekender Adventure

Twenty sixteen, the year I crossed traveling across the Pacific Coast Highway on the back of a motorcycle with my best friend off my bucket list. As I mentioned in my last post: “Memories like these weren’t easily forgotten, they held too much weight, too much joy, too much power.” From zipping across the Golden Gate Bridge and hugging trees bigger around than I am tall , to the breathtaking views of Monterey and Big Sur, to frolicking on a purple beach and spying the lights of the Santa Monica pier, it was a trip that lives on inside both he and me. Thanks, Hampton by Hilton, for the Seekender trip of a lifetime. And thank you for everything it begat. I have a motto about traveling: Always leave one thing off your list, so it gives you a reason to go back. And that’s exactly what we did. We saw everything…Read More

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