Aug01

It’s August, But It’s Still Spa Month. Wait, What?

{All the glory of spa month c/o Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau} I’ll never truly understand why Miami Spa Month is called spa month when, in fact, it’s two months long, but I’m certainly not going to let that stop me from enjoying it until it actually ends—which isn’t happening for another 31 days. That’s 31 days to get to Lapis, the Spa at Fontainebleau and just let go. I have a little secret to divulge: Lapis is my favorite spa. The water journeys, the relaxation lounge, the treats—it all combines to turn whatever kind of day you were having before into the best day ever. And then they usher you off to your massage. Mine was the 50-minute Aromatic Swedish Massage for $109. As luck would have it, I had just pulled something in the wrong direction in my back while working out earlier that morning, so a session with…Read More

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Jul16

It’s Miami Spa Month: First Stop: Aqualina Spa by ESPA

{Miami Spa Month, courtesy of Aqualina Spa by ESPA.} Ah, robe life. Come summer in Miami, it’s a necessity. Like air drinking water and spending all your time in the a.c. Living in a city that, during the entire summer, fluctuates between blowing hair dryer hot humidity at you and dumping endless showers on you, you need something to help see you through. I mean aside from frose. That’s where Miami Spa Month comes in. From July 1-August 31, the best spas around town offer up deals that offer a refuge from Miami’s summer elements. I started off Miami spa month off at Aqualina Spa by ESPA. I’m a full-on fiend for ESPA products. I swear by their oils, using them nearly nightly.  A Swedish massage with only ESPA products, well, that’s next level. And that’s exactly what happened at Aqualina. I started off with a pot of tea. Then,…Read More

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Jul07

Colorado Here We Come: Back To Where It All Began

{Wearing: Bodysuit & Skirt: c/o Ramona LaRue. Necklace: c/o T.J. Maxx. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} Here’s the amazing, yet peculiar thing about Colorado in spring: There are snow-covered mountains, ripe for swooshing down on boards and skis, but drive just a bit further—up the road even—and the scenery changes instantly. Green fields, blooming florals, warmer temps—it’s almost as if you’ve left one season and landed in the next. We noticed immediately as we crossed from our Hampton By Hilton in Silverthorne into Glenwood Springs. The same Glenwood Springs we’d been to on our first Hampton By Hilton Seekender outing. Back then it was just the two of us on the Indian motorcycle, the sky so blue it was as though a vat of thick robin egg paint had fallen over and spilled sky-wide. The charred orange rocks of the canyon reaching up to the sky, surrounding us, encasing us. Today, we…Read More

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Jun11

Summer Staples from BlueMercury

{Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment,  M-61 PowerGlow Eye Cream, Acqua Di Parma Peonia Noble Eau De Parfum, Avene Thermal Spring Water, all available at BlueMercury.com. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris} Behold! My summer staples. And the best part: they are all available in one spot that will ship them all straight to me. It’s called BlueMercury, and if you aren’t familiar with it just yet, get so sooner than later. When the summer starts to dehydrate my skin, I put the moisture back in with Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment, which I wear as a mask during the day once a week. and I wear at night when I’m feeling extremely dried out. Never ever ever go to bed to bed without eye cream. More specifically, M-61 PowerGlow Eye Cream. It wards off the evils of aging and makes you look and feel daisy fresh come morning time. Floral summer scents are a must. Acqua Di…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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May11

Your Saturday Plans, Miami, at MKT

Attention, Miami. I have your Saturday plans. We’re going to go to MKT by bazbaz in Wynwood. Why? Because it’s good for you. Literally.  The open-air market is based around socially conscious products and eats. You can expect 40-plus local vendors, and we all know how I feel about shopping local. There’s more. Like live music. And get this, this particular edition is all about organic beauty. Because it’s not just about what you put in your body, it’s also about what you put on it. Dubbed The Naked Truth edition, my blogger sister The Fashion Poet will be there sharing clean makeup tips, too, at 3 p.m. There will also be five-minute hair and makeup tutorials by Beautycounter to help you beautify at 3;30. And if you still haven’t gotten something for mom (no judgements) this is literally your last chance. But what you will give her will be…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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Apr17

When the Vacation Ends …

Post vacation Mondays are pretty much like getting gum on not just the bottom, but the side of your shoe. They suck. Epically. I know, because I’m living one. After arriving home at midnight from spring break bliss (more to come on that soon), I woke up to deadlines, unpacked suitcases, a request from the realtor to see the house, mountains of laundry, a dead houseplant (sorry, Mother Nature) and nothing to eat or drink in the fridge. Calgon, er, Aveda, take me away. I have a stash of Aveda Chakra Balancing Body Mists for such occassions. My gift set has all seven of the offerings. You, however, can purchase individuals here. There are ones to make you feel balanced, nourished, to give you intention, give you harmony, help you be expressive, give insightful and have wisdom. I could basically deal with all of those today. You simply spray, set your…Read More

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Mar14

Spring, Er, Summer is Coming

{Wearing: Top and Leggings: Liquido. Photographed by Adorned Photography.} It’s almost spring in Miami, which means its practically summer, which means plenty of beach days ahead. And Miami and the beach go together like, well, Miami and the beach. That’s why I’m doing something I’ve been wanting to do for eons now: Laser hair removal. About a month ago I started working with BodyDetails to make my underarms super smooth just in time for summer. The idea of never having to shave again sounds amazing. Truly amazing. My skin is super sensitive, so shaving plus heat equals not always great. This is an excellent way to combat that. I worked with the brand to create this video so you can see what it’s all about. Does it hurt? How long does it take? Will it ever grow back? All the deets are in this BodyDetails video below. Check it out.

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