The Great Oblication: Vegas at Last

There’s nothing quite like hiking to send a backseat full of kids into a tranquil slumber as you road trip from the tip of Utah to Vegas. Jorge and I listened to classic rock, as we do on all our adventures, as we headed toward to desert to fulfill the obligation portion of our oblication. There were not kids to complain about the sounds of our old people music. And it was lovely. Perfect, in fact. You’ll recall, we were headed to Project when we decided to bring the kids and turn the whole work trip into a family vacay.  With Zion behind us, all that was left was to play in the giant sandbox known as Vegas. It was all our first trips, sans Jorge (aka Cruise Director), and there was plenty on the agenda before the work set in. It just so happened that Fleet Foxes were touring when…Read More

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The Great Oblication: Zion National Park

Our trip to Utah’s five national parks got wildly off course. We drove past Canyonlands. We drove past Canyon Reef. We drove past Bryce. And we just kept on going. The gravitational pull of Zion was a force so strong we couldn’t ignore it. Plans bend and twist and fold. And when they do, you have roll with the punches. We realized our goal were completely overzealous. Dragging kids from park to park in such a short period of time was crazy. But we didn’t realize it until we got there and pushed their little legs from here to there and everywhere. As long as we were together and making the most of this oblication (a trip you’re obligated to take that you also turn into a vacation), well, that what counts. So to heck with doing it all. We’d skip the rest and aim for the best. But first…Read More

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The Great Oblication: White Water Rafting in Moab

We woke up in our soft Hampton By Hilton beds, wrapped in our clean white sheets. Things hurt. Things like our calves, our hips and our hamstrings. Memories of yesterday’s hike were alive and well in our legs, our bones, our joints. But that didn’t stop us from bouncing out of bed (well, at least Jorge and I) and prepping for the next adventure. Our trip, as you’ll remember, started off as a work trip to Vegas (obligation) with a massive detour along Utah’s national parks (vacation). Put all that together and, well, you’ve got yourself an oblication. We rose the kids from their sleep, which wasn’t an easy task. Teenagers and sleep have a special relationship. The littlest one taking on the same mentality. But today, we were going rafting down the Colorado river in Moab. It was time to get up. It was time to get moving. It…Read More

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The One-Stop Shop for All Your Holiday Party Looks: Sawgrass Mills

And boom! Just like that, it’s holiday party season. You don’t need to just one thing to wear, you need lots of things to wear. For endless fetes, dinners, brunches, eves and ringings in. A one-stop shop is your best way to pull all this off. And that’s where Milly, I and Sawgrass Mills come in. We headed to the largest outlet mall in the U.S. to shop all the holiday looks you from the end of 2017 to the very beginning of 2018. We shopped the luxurious designer outlets at Colonnade. We perused the endless outlets inside. Along the along the way, we found pieces we think you’ll love (and work into the rest of your wardrobe long after the holidays have gone). I was smitten with a Valentino dress that works perfectly for ringing in a new 365. Milly knocked it out of the park in the headwear…Read More

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The Nutcracker is Finally Here!

{Nathalia Arja and Miami City Ballet dancers in Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Photo © Alexander Iziliaev.} You guys! I’m excited beyond excited, because tonight I’m taking little Miss Milly to the opening night of The Miami City Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Arsht. And this year, after 27 years, there are all new costumes and sets for the production. It never really feels like Christmas for me until after we’ve dressed up and gone to see the big show. And tonight is the night. I’m so excited that I’m going to share a special code so you can get into the holiday spirit and see it, too. The show runs Dec 15-24 at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Use code SUGARPLUM  at for 15 percent off select seats in the A, B and C levels for the following shows: ·       Opening Night: Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. ·       Tuesday,…Read More

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It’s Heeeereeeee: Art Basel 2017 and the Faena Kickoff

{Ginger and the technicolor dreamcoat, which is actually my new fluffy coat from Rebel. Thx, for the pic, Serge.} And here we are. It’s Art Basel, even though Art Basel hasn’t even started yet. And what a wonderful thing it is. This time of year in Miami is an absolute gift. Yes, the traffic is horrible. Yes, you wait in line to wait in another line to wait in yet another line, but it’s all worth it. The weather is divine. The art is inspiring and, well, there really isn’t anything like this on earth. Last night Faena kicked off Miami Art Week with a VIP preview. And let me tell you, beneath the big full moon, with the cool ocean breeze, seeing these installations as a band, outfitted with fire dancers, marched us from installation to installation, ending in a kaleidoscope-projected room inside Faena Forum, where roller skaters outfitted…Read More

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Glamsquad Art Basel Deals for $15 Off

  {The calm before the Basel storm. Hair and makeup: c/o Glamsquad. Photographed by Danielle Margherite.} On your mark, get set, go … Get on your Glamsquad app right this second and book an appointment using the code: BASEL2017 and the referral code gingerharris. Why? Because from December 4 through 11, Glamsquad is offering $15 off services for Art Basel Miami Beach. No, that’s not a typo. Since you’re going to be running around all over town, dressed to the nines, you’re going to need your hair and makeup to match.  Especially somewhere around day 3, after you’ve stayed up all night, dehydrated yourself to epic proportions with welcome cocktails and your feet feel like they’ve been run over by a semi. That’s exactly where this army of in-home beauty gurus comes into play to beautify you back to life. Be one of the first 100 people to book your appointment during…Read More

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Extreme Beauty: Laser Facials The Revisit

{Wearing: Emma Dress: c/o NomadTribe from the PlayNomad Collection} Being pregnant, living in Florida, taking birth control—there is so much in life that effects your skin. Trust me, it’s taken a lot of work to get my skin to look like the photo above. And that’s me doing my own makeup with no retouching. Pretty much as real as it gets. That’s being said, it’s been awhile since I’ve had a laser facial, so I decided another round to get my skin back to glowing was a must. I headed back to Vivid Face for Smooth and Brighten Vivids. While I’ve finally got my hormones to chill out with the breakouts, I’ve noticed some pigmentation issues. Time to clear those up. One of the best ways to those is with laser treatments. This marks my eighth round of facials with Vivid Face. And I’m so happy with the results, especially now that the…Read More

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It’s My Blog-iversary

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Lilac and Lilies Boutique. Bracelets: c/o Yvonne Rose Jewelry Watch: c/o Timex. Shoes: T.J. Maxx. Hair: c/o Contesta Rock Hair. Makeup: c/o Hippy Glow. Photographed by KarGar Ohh Snap at Espanola Way.} Put on this fancy dress from Lilac and Lilies Boutique and I’m ready to shake things up. Why? Because today, 11/11, marks the sixth anniversary of Electric Blogarella. Holy shit, I’ve been blogging for six years now. That’s six trips around the sun. That’s 2,190 days. That’s a lot—and I mean a lot—of blog posts. Enough, I’m fairly sure to make me an OG Miami blogger. It’s also a lot of change. Since my first post back on 11/11/11, where I got the opportunity to go one-on-one with Diane Von Furstenberg, this world has grown and morphed, died off, been reborn and exploded. For instance, Instagram was barely a thing way back then. Now, Instagram it’s the thing. Until the…Read More

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