Feb22

Chap Chat

There I am, front and center in the mirror. I reach for my tube of old faithful red lipstick, go in for the apply and Bam! Chapped lips from this wacky Florida weather (where one day I’m wearing a leather moto jacket and gloves and the next a bikini) leave me looking like I’m trying to put lipstick on asphalt. The lumps! The bumps! The ridges! I smack my head, reach for a cucumber wipey, smear the disaster off and swear I’m never going to bed without moisturizing my lips ever again. The downfall to being an avid red lipstick-wearer (and I mean like so avid I put it on every time I leave the house), is constantly battling chapped lips. There’s no room for error when red is your go-to. Just like that white tube dress, red shows where all the transgressions lie. In the same way Spanx are…Read More

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Feb21

Spilling Secrets

{Wearing: Bikini: Kai Lani from Blush. Hat: c/o Laundry by Shelli Segal.} Now that traveling is my new “thing,” I’m all about investigating resorts in fabulous places for my destination bucket list. I’ve recently set my sights on Secrets Resorts & Spas in Costa Rica, among its other numerous spots. I’ve never been to Costa Rica, but I’m hoping to change that. What drew me in to this oasis was its romance factor. The all-inclusive resort is a couples destination. I’m part of a couple, so that works. Plus, all the locales are in tropical beachy spots, which, yup, works, too. Toss in a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit, a mimosa breakfast in bed and romantic turndown service (part of the hotel’s Secrets To Romance package, which if you book between now and the end of the month you can enjoy anytime throughout 2016) and it’s as…Read More

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Feb15

Eco-Chic-ing

{Wearing: Military Jacket with Hill Tribe embroidery from Chaing Mai, Thailand: PureFix by Tricia. Tee: Calypso St. Barth. Skirt: c/o H&M Shoes: Zara. Hair: Sassoon Miami.} I’m an old-school yogi and vegetarian, so doing nice things for the environment just kind of goes with the territory, which is why I identify with the brand PureFix by Tricia. She, too, believes in doing good things for Mother Earth, like recycling discarded fabrics and working with indigenous tribes across the globe. Her latest, this stunning military jacket, has Hill Tribe embroidery from Chaing Mai, Thailand. Thailand is on my travel bucket list, so, yeah, kismet. Speaking of doing good things for the planet, I decided to take Uber Pool the other day. I’ve pushed that button a few times in the past and no one ever shared the ride, so I had never really experienced it. I just kind of lucked out. This last time, however,…Read More

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Feb11

In the Trenches

{Wearing: Coat: c/o Laundry by Shelli Segal Fit and Flair Trench.  Shoes: Steve Madden Roebella Pumps.} Yesterday’s post I was in a bikini. Today I’m in a trench. Why? Because Florida. The weather here is as nuts as the “Florida man” headlines. But I digress. I’m actually thrilled to be wearing the trench. Normally, I shy away from cold weather. It’s the reason why I can’t do fashion week in New York in February. I just can’t do cold and be cute. And if I’m forced to, I end up looking like a homeless shelter dog who has taken every blanket donated to them and curled up into it. I will walk around like that. No shame. At all. Cold is not cute and neither am I when I’m forced to experience it. Thankfully, I have this Laundry by Shelli Segal trench to keep me warm during this Miami winter, which,…Read More

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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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