The Big 2017 Halloween Reveal

{Meet the crazy cat lady and her 48 cats} This year, Milly knocked it out of the park with her costume idea. And she came up with it all on her own. “I want to be the crazy cat lady, and you can be my black cat.” Done and done. The two of us have been trying to talk Jorge into letting us have a pet cat for about an eternity now. Maybe this would drive the point home. Milly came up with her look herself. She informed me she would need a robe, rollers, slippers, a string for her glasses and un-matching socks. And once she put it on I swear she looked exactly like one of my great grandmothers, who also had a thing for cats. It was Jorge, however, who came up with our cat cart concept. And I managed to lock down 48 cats on the…Read More

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Here’s How You Can Win Free Tickets to Vizcaya’s 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner

It’s no secret I LOVE HALLOWEEN. For me, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The picking a costume, the going to the craft store to make it, the putting it together, the hair, the makeup, and then the BIG REVEAL. I LOVE ALL OF IT (maybe a little too much.) So, this year when Vizcaya asked me judge its 31st Annual Halloween Sundowner I said absolutely. The party takes place on Saturday, October 28 at 8 p.m. to midnight, with the contest running from 8-10 p.m. The winner will be announced at 10:30 p.m. Categories include: Best Male, Best Female, Best Couple and Best Group. There will be music, cocktails flowing and enough costumes to fill your Instagram story for hours and hours. Plus, it’s all outside in the stunning historic gardens beneath the moon. This year, the theme is Mystery, Myth and Fantasy, so dress to impress. No,…Read More

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Changing Seasons

{Wearing: Dress: Ramona LaRue. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} Today marks the first day of fall. And yet, here in Miami, it’s like June never left. Hotter even, now that Irma has ravaged all of our shady green trees. All of our leaves have lost their trees, but this, this is not fall. These pictures, however are my last trip to Colorado, where it did, in fact, feel like fall. So while our northern sisters plan which over-the-knee boots will go with what outfit, we’ll be down here taking our third shower of the day because we walked from our front door to our car before sunset. Or stood outside from more than 3 minutes. Or tried to wear jeans. While we won’t be able to don fall fashions for months to come now or even one at a time come those few months from now, I’m happy…Read More

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Getting Back to N-IRMA-L

{Wearing: Lucy Shorts and Calvin Top: Ramona LaRue.} It’s amazing how much can change in a week in a half. Here I am during the carefree pre-Irma days at my faithful lifeguard stand photo backdrop. Little did I know here that weeks later, this lifeguard stand, along with the rest of South Florida, would take a nasty beating. As news of hurricane Irma loomed, Miami being its direct target, I packed up my family, a few photos and mementos and headed as far north as the traffic would let me. I’m not one to stick around for hurricanes. Nine hours (instead of 3.5) to Orlando later, we sat back and wondered what would happen as Irma wobbled around threatening every single part of the state. This being the first real storm South Florida has had in the social media age, we watched as our neighborhoods, our favorite spots and even…Read More

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Irma Talk About Hurricanes Now …

{Wearing: One-piece: Gooseberry Seaside So Chic Long Island. Sunnies: Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} That’s me, riding alongside the black walls of  storms running me out of Bimini exactly 24 hours after I arrived. Those are the same storms created by Harvey. As in the Harvey that pillaged Texas. Back then it was just a tropical storm. A tropical storm that died and somehow came back to life … with a vengeance. A White Walker storm, if you will. Now here I am just weeks later looking at this thing called Irma headed straight for Florida. And here’s what I have to say about that … Well, we’ve pissed off Mother Nature. Oh, climate change isn’t real, they said. Global warming doesn’t exist, they said. And then they duct taped the mouths of organizations that monitor such things. As they say, hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. So, here…Read More

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It’s Time To Go Back-To-School Shopping at Sawgrass Mills: A Guest Post By Milly Jane Harris

It’s almost time to go back to school. My favorite thing about back-to-school shopping is all the cool new stuff I get to pick out to wear for the year. And this year, when my mom said she was taking me and the boys (that’s Julien and Jorgie. They’re part of our big Brandy Bunch family), to Sawgrass Mills, I knew we would find really fun stuff. First, we stopped for lunch at Mojito Bar and Plates by Douglas Rodriguez because we knew it was going to be a long day and we needed to get all fueled up for all that shopping. We had arepas, mahi  mahi, croquetas, salads and Cuban sandwiches. It was really yummy, and the giant lemonades were me and mommy’s favorite part. Then it is was off to get all the things we needed to be cool for back to school. We got shoes, clothes…Read More

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This Retro Bathing Suit Means One Thing: It’s Swim Week in Miami

{Wearing: Bathing Suit: Hampton’s One Piece c/o Modcloth. Sunnies and Wedges: c/o T.J. Maxx. Headband: Vintage Lanvin. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} It’s heeeeeeerrrrrrrreeeeee. Swim Week is upon us. For the rest of the week, we’ll all be gawking at models in Lycra as sweat finds creative places to pool—a yearly tradition we Miamians are well versed in. Another is watching out-of-towners melt in our 1,000 percent humidity. Welcome to Miami. Seek AC wherever you can. But it’s all in good fun. In reality, we’re lucky to host the official week of swimwear in our city. I mean, it’s the one place that wears swimwear longer than any other city in the U.S. This should be the home of Swim Week. Last year, I got to walk in one of the kick off shows. And it was awesome. This year, however, I’m helping Krelwear host a kick off to the week…Read More

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Win a Kate Spade Bag

{Clutch: Kate Spade New York Gia Talk the Talk I Need A Vacation c/o Sawgrass Mills. Crossbody: Kate Spade New York Under the Sea Millie Turtle c/o Sawgrass Mills. Sunnies: c/o Claire’s. Coverup: c/o Laundry by Shelli Segal. Bikini: c/o Ark Swimwear. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris} It’s unofficially summer, which means two things: It’s vacation time! You need a new bag. That second point is why you’re here today. As luck would have it, Sawgrass Mills asked me to partner with them for its Annual Bag Sale, which Milly and I had a blast shopping at last week. From May 26 until June 30, Sawgrass Mills is offering spectacular discounts on purses so you can find the perfect bag.  The team at Sawgrass put together a trend card, which you can score from the mall’s brand ambassadors so you can get the scoop on the latest “it” bags, and then…Read More



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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