Mar07

Girl Stuff

{Wearing: Silk Butterfly Voyage Scarf: Swedroe by Ariel.} Before we get to the topic of hair—which is what this post is all about—I want to take a minute to say some things in regards to International Women’s Day (because hair and being a girl—it all works together). As women, it’s important we support other women in all walks of life. One way to do that is to support women entrepreneurs. One of those, who I’m extremely proud to wear her scarf (which you can see a full view of in the pic below), is 13-year-old fashion designer Ariel Swedroe Weinberg. This beautiful silk butterfly scarf is part of her very own line called Swedroe by Ariel. You can check out the rest of her line here. She actually got her start at the same place where my kiddo takes her sewing classes, DesignLab Miami, at the same age as kiddo: 8 years…Read More

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Mar01

Hoodwinked

{Wearing: My Home Fashion Boutique Knit Hoodie. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Vanessa Placeres. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with  Celina Beach Artistry. Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC} Here we are, the first day of March (my favorite month for the sole reason that it’s the one in which I, my kiddo and my man were all born—all within a week of each other, nonetheless). We’re 19 days away from spring. Here I am in a hooded sweater with a bikini bottom, because that’s just about the only way we Miamians are able to wear sweaters. Plus, this knit guy was made for the beach—and a sundown bonfire. A Miami girl can dream, right? That whole thing about winter is coming … yeah, when? It didn’t happen. And I’m not complaining one bit about it. It was cool enough to wear over-the-knee boots for a few days. I donned a jacket after dark maybe once, twice max. And I’ve…Read More

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Feb22

Extreme Beauty: Laser Facial Part Three

{Makeup: Sophia Karakostas at emena spa. Skincare: Vivid Face.  Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC} It’s been several months now since my last laser facial. I recently finished my package of three Skin Brightening treatments after a series of Vivid Face‘s Signature Treatments. After trying something new, I like to step back from it and ask myself how it went: Do I see the results? How did my skin change? Did it change for the better? Now that I’ve had some time between treatments, I can share the full scoop on laser facials. So here goes: The first set of signature treatments I did back to back, with just a week to 10 days between. Upon the first treatment I noticed a difference in the pigment in my skin. It seemed brighter. Almost immediately. And the best part was being able to walk out and apply makeup immediately with no down time at all. Over…Read More

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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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