May31

That’s a Wrap: MKT by Baz Baz

{Wearing: Leggings and top: LiquidoActive. Photographed by Adorned Photography.} Exploring ways to make not just ourselves, but the community we live in thrive is awesome, which is why I happily joined forces to help promote MKT by bazbaz. If you’ve been here recently, you’ll notice I have more than a few posts dedicated to it. What Albert and his team have done is really special. It says Miami has grown up a lot. And as much as we like dancing, clubs and music, we also see the bigger picture about taking care of ourselves and the place we live. It’s about supporting local businesses that use organic products. It’s about supporting local yoga studios, where you’ll learn how to exhale all that stress that’s causing your shoulders to cramp up. It’s about making a connection with our community. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the final edition…Read More

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May23

Extreme Beauty: Laser Facial Part Four

{Wearing: My Home Fashion Boutique Top and Denim. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Vanessa Placeres. Makeup:c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC} It’s back to the laser facials. Why? Because they are awesome. And the treatments at Vivid Face are helping me through a skincare issue that’s been driving me bonkers for some time now. As luck would have it, the pore-perfect skin I had as a teen and first-half-of-my-life adult decided to betray me in the most annoying way possible. As I’ve started to reach the tail end of my 30s, I, for the first time ever, have been dealing with acne. Yes, the pleasures of adult acne. Like really? Now? As I’m knocking on 40s door? Grrrrreat. The issue started about a year and a half ago. A blemish here, a pimple there. And then bam, my whole chin was a bumpy mess. And not the kind that are easy to hide either. We’re…Read More

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May23

That’s a Wrap: Looking Back at MKT’s Balance & Connect Edition

This past Saturday, I got the amazing opportunity to stand in front of an audience and share what wellness means to me, thanks to MKT by bazbazaz‘s Balance & Connect edition, the open-air market in Wynwood that focuses on sustainability. And it was awesome. For me, wellness is a harmony of eating well, exercise and reducing stress. While all of that sounds picture perfect, actually creating a balance and connecting with it, well, that’s where things get tricky. It’s not easy at all to find balance. It’s work. And that’s why we brought in experts to help us find  way to connect with the good stuff, the stuff that makes you feel good. Rodrigo Martinez from Jucy Lu stepped up to the mic to talk about how juicy can get your mind, body and spirit in a better place. We based GMOs, we praised organic, we talked about how much energy the…Read More

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May17

This Saturday: Balance & Connect at MKT

{Wearing: Leggings and top: LiquidoActive. Photographed by Adorned Photography.} Here’s a deep thought: What does “wellness” mean to you? Is it eating well? Exercising? Finding your happy place? Or is it something you have to stop and think about? For me, it’s all of the above. But finding a balance and connection to wellness, well, that’s the tricky part. Sometimes we need a little help getting to that sweet spot. So, if wellness is something that has crossed your mind before or it’s part of your daily routine or you’re clueless but want to know where to start, I invite you to join me for MKT by bazbazaz‘s Balance & Connect edition this Saturday in Wynwood. I’ll be weighing in on what wellness means to me, experts will share their tips and tricks to finding a harmonious balance and we’ll spend the day surrounded by music, organic foods, artisan products and…Read More

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May16

Let’s Go to the Movies … at CineBistro Doral

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Krelwear. Sunnies: c/o Claire’s. Shoes: Steve Madden. Bangles: Forever 21. Earrings: c/o Lexi Photographed by Adorned Photography.} Let’s just say being the last one in the fam to see Guardians of the Galaxy, the first one, is not great. Because I was late to that party, I was solely responsible for preventing a family outing to see the sequel. The game plan was to see its predecessor the Saturday afternoon it came out. Time was of the essence. So, I plopped myself down in front of the tube and binged on the first one. Hi, how cute is Groot? With part one under my belt, all that was left was to decide where to watch the second. Since I was the Debbie Downer on this one, I saved the day by suggesting CineBistro Doral, the new “dinner and a movie” concept by Cobb Theatres at CityPlace Doral. I…Read More

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May15

What’s Coming Up: Wellness at MKT

{Wearing: Liquido. Photographed by Adorned Photography} Looking back over this past weekend, there were a lot of great things that happened. For instance: Mother’s Day, the MKT market. In case you missed it, MKT by bazbaz in Wynwood hosted a weekended dedicated to organic beauty, dubbed  The Naked Truth edition. Not only was it a great opportunity to gain some insight on how to green your beauty routine with The Fashion Poet and Beautycounter, it was also perfect for snatching up sustainable products from the 40-plus vendors at the market—maybe even a little something for mom. I’m excited to announce I’ll be hosting the next one, which is dedicated to wellness. And since we all need more of that in our life, stay tuned more on all the cool programming to come!  

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May10

What I Got My Mom For Mother’s Day: A Guest Post by Milly Jane Harris

{Wearing: Dress: Ramona La Rue. Necklace: c/o T.J. Maxx.} Today is a special day because I get to post a story on my mom’s blog. I’m writing this because it is almost Mother’s Day. Shoutout to all the mothers in the world! OK, let’s get to the point why I’m writing this. I went to T.J. Maxx because I know my mom likes the jewelry there. She likes the jewelry there, because she never knows what cool surprises she will find. I had an adult drive me there, because I am not old enough to drive.  I found this necklace by searching for things I knew my mom would like. I knew she would like it because it had two birds on it that represent me and her. It also has a heart hanging in the middle. That represents our love. I can’t wait to give it to her, I…Read More

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May05

The Gift of Smooth

{eos hand lotion and lip balm spring packs.}               {Step one: Smell this!} Here’s an obvious gift that might not seem terribly obvious: Moisture. After a recent trip up north outside of Miami’s moisturizing humidity, the kiddo and I got very dried out. Poor kiddo’s lips were so chapped, it hurt just to look at them. And our hands—sandpaper city. Kismet brought these eos spring packs to our door just when we needed them most. Kiddo is obsessed with eos and all the fun things you can do with them, so we decided to take it to the next level and add a little DIY magic to our spring sets. After an amazing crafter-noon, it dawned on us this was an excellent gift idea. And since the next gift we’ll need to give is Mother’s Day, let’s just say if we call you mom or grandma, chances…Read More

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May04

The Little Art Deco Hotel That Could

{Wearing: Vest: Vintage (see DIY tutorial here). Tank: Vince. Skirt: c/o Blush Boutique. Shoes: Ms. Nichols If You’re Nasty Stiletto Mules c/o Entourage. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} So I have this whole thing for Art Deco hotels, which living in Miami Beach, works in my favor. For eons, The Raleigh has been my favorite. And then I stumbled upon The Plymouth. It was love at first sight at this little spot located right next to The Bass Museum. The outside is cute, but it’s modest. And much like a good book, you can’t tell what beautiful story lies inside based on its cover alone. Once you make your way past the vintage sign and into its doors, you know you’ve found something special. This place is adorable. The color scheme alone is fantastic: peach with dark brown, black, white, aqua. It’s perfection. I got to enjoy it on a staycation…Read More

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