Sep29

Get Your Motor Running … My Colorado Adventure Part 1

  {Wearing: Campbell’s Soup Top: c/o T.J. Maxx. Plaid Top: c/o T.J. Maxx. Leggings: LuluLemon. Hat: Vintage. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} It started early on a Friday morning. Little did I know, as I was running through the Miami International Airport toward the gate, that I was about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Earlier in the summer I had said yes to being a Seekender for Hampton by Hilton, a program that would let me take a weekend anywhere one of its 2,000 hotels was located and make the most of it. I chose to go to Colorado. But I didn’t know—couldn’t know—what was in store. I was moments away from starting the kind of trip you can’t even begin to process until you’re coasting through a canyon at 80 miles an hour on the back of a vintage motorcycle, the wind whipping across your face, tangling…Read More

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Sep28

Tales from NYFW

{Wearing: Jumpsuit: c/o T.J. Maxx. Bag: c/o T.J. Maxx. Shoes: Gucci via Consign of the Times. Hat: c/o Kore. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} After a month of living out of suitcases for weekend jaunts here and there, I’ve finally settled back into life in Miami, which means it’s time to get my fingers back on the keyboard and tell the tales of my adventures. This year, New York Fashion Week called and I answered by hopping a plane and heading to one of my favorite cities. I knew this year was going to be different from years’ past. For starters, there was no central hub for the shows. Instead, they were at venues across the city, which meant darting here, there and everywhere. Also, I had a partner in crime for the trip, Jorge. I told him before going, “We’re going to play dress up for the week, so pack…Read More

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Sep24

It’s National Yoga Month, Let’s Yoge

      {Wearing: c/o Peace Love World Peace Love Yoga Tank and Peace Love Happiness Love2Live Yoga Pant. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza}   I love September for a few reasons. Not only is it the month that not one, but four of my family members were born, it’s also National Yoga Month—which brings us to the focus of today’s post. Yoga is my happy place. It’s where I turn to when life treats me like a sock on spin cycle. I love to dip into a yoga class, turn off my phone and just breathe. If you love yoga, have ever tried yoga, want to try yoga or just have an inclination to see what yoga is all about, now is your chance. Please join me on Sunday, September 27, at 10 a.m. at Mondrian South Beach for a free yoga class lead by Green Monkey, all in honor…Read More

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Sep23

Hello, Fall

{Wearing: (On me:) Bikini: c/o Bianca Coletti Swim bikini. Necklace: Kore. (On Mills:) Bikini: c/o Bianca Coletti Swim. Necklace: Vintage. Headband: American Eagle. Photographed by me.} And there you have it, the first day of fall. How did Mills and I celebrate its arrival? In Bianca Coletti Swim bikinis. Mind you, it’s still in the high 80s with 1,000 percent humidity, but hey, that’s fall in Miami. Those of us who live here know autumn in this neck of the woods is a weird animal. The AC is still at all systems go, but the stores are fully stocked with boots and scarves that you can’t wear for risk of having a heat stroke. But the cravings, oh the cravings, to wear those fall fashions. So we do, in doses. Boots with shorts (and a layer of sweat). Leather skirts with crop tops (and a layer of sweat). Sweaters with…Read More

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Sep19

Safety First

{Wearing: On me: c/o Old Navy jeans, top and hat. On Mills: Old Navy everything.} This Saturday, I’m scooping up kid and heading over to Old Navy for Camp Old Navy’s Play it Safe event, where community heroes will share tips on how and why safety comes first. Mills and I actually hit up Old Navy yesterday to stock up on fall looks and shop the Kids & Baby Sale, which landed us amazing finds, like her patent leather slip ons for $6! And that’s where we heard about the cool event. Think the sale is just for kiddos? Nope, there’s plenty for the whole crew. I landed my awesome hat for just $15. So, if you need to keep the kids entertained and want to do a little fall and back-to-school shopping without breaking the bank, I suggest heading over today. The fact that kids get the 411 on…Read More

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Sep10

Shark Bait

{Wearing: Bikini: c/o Vix Paulahermanny Zaz Ripple Triangle Bikini and matching Tie-Side Bottom. Sunnies: c/o Marilyn Monroe Eyewear Elsie in Vintage Glitter. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} I love a Vix Paulahermanny bikini. There’s something about the cut that fits perfectly. Ever. Single. Time. Especially the bottom. And oh, if bikinis could talk, the story this one would tell. You see, I took it on my recent trip to Key Largo for Memorial Day weekend. It just so happens that day one of the trip included a snorkeling trip on a boat with one of the most beautiful reefs I’ve ever seen before in my life. OK, it’s actually the second only reef I’ve ever seen before in my life because that whole fear of the ocean thing (fish touching me, total fear of sharks, swimming in something that’s basically another planet) is real. I’d been snorkeling once before in Mexico…Read More

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Sep04

Back in Black (OK, Chocolate Brown)

Attempting to have hair in Miami in the summer months is, well, cue the Mission Impossible theme song. And I’m not just talking about humidity-ruined blowouts either. The overall texture of your hair—with weekend pool dips into chlorine-laden swimming holes, wind-whipping boat rides and tress-tangling convertible jaunts lead to lock demise. And let’s not even mention trying to maintain hair color in a city where the sun seeps into every conceivable crevice. As a brunette, summer leaves me red or faded brown with touches of grey. It’s not, I repeat NOT, pretty. And that’s why I headed to Sassoon for an end-of-summer touch up and repair. I opted for a dark chocolate brown to cover up what a summer’s worth of sun did to my mane. Upon visiting with my stylist, I got the deets on a masque that will lock moisture back into hair after a lingering summer. With…Read More

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Aug26

Under Pressure

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It’s still spa month. That’s me. Enjoying life. I mean, I regularly enjoy life, and these past few weeks have been amazing (or uh may zing, as I like to say it). I’ve traveled here, there and everywhere. And I got to spend a blissful weekend with my kiddo at a posh hotel. It’s been the perfect ending to one of the best summers I’ve had in years. But slipping out of vacay mode and back into real life, well, that sucks. The night after I got off my second plane of the day, hopped an uber and made my way home post midnight, the thought, “I have to return to real life” hit me. Ugh. Double ugh. Super ugh. Noooo. To ease the pain, the next morning I grabbed my beau and headed to The Spa at Turnberry Isle to help ease the sting of post-vacation life. The…Read More

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Aug24

Mills and I Take Over The Loews Instagram

  {Both wearing: Sweet Lola Kids bikini and one piece. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} Tomorrow kicks off the first day of school. THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! I don’t know where summer went. Sucked into the abyss, with only memories of what happened. I have to say I had a blast, though. This past month has literally zoomed by and brought with it a load of adventures. Mills took a trip to Boston with her family. And I went to Colorado on the trip of a lifetime. (More to come on that soon enough.) We celebrated an epic homecoming by checking into the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and taking over their Instagram for the weekend. It was a picture perfect weekend because it gave me a chance to spend some time with my favorite person on earth before life gets back into its groove and things like homework and tardy…Read More

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