Sep22

Seasonal Change

{Wearing: Swimsuit: Bianca Coletti White Reversible Bikini. Necklace: Gold Malas Necklace c/o Malka.} September 22 marks the first day of fall. But around here, you wouldn’t know it. In fact, I tried. I tried really hard to wear jeans twice this week. The first was to an outdoor lunch with Claire’s and Icing at PAMM. About four minutes into the experience, a warmth washed over me. You know, the kind that makes you irritable for no reason? Suddenly you go from happy to just annoyed. With everything: your life, your job, your car, your dog, Emily Blunt. You’re cranky, but you don’t know why. It isn’t until the thin layer of perspiration starts to form under your clothes and all the makeup you’ve spent quality time and product on begins to bead around your mouth, creating a sweat mustache, that you realize, dammit, it’s still too hot to wear anything in…Read More

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Sep15

Road Trip: Surfing USA

{Wearing: Bikini: Mix and Match Mara Hoffman c/o Madewell. Sunnies: Touchdolls.com. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} Let’s go surfing! As long as I’ve been a Floridian (two-plus decades), I’ve never actually gone surfing before. But when Jorge suggested we grab our modern day Brady bunch crew, throw them in a Toyota 4Runner, (a gift the company offered up for Labor Day weekend) and head to Coco Beach to test out the waves, I was all in. And not only because it was the perfect last chance to wear all the bikinis I fell in love with this summer, like my new ones from Madewell and Liquido, but because I couldn’t wait to try something new. I’ve done paddle boarding a lot and I really like it. So this was taking that to a whole new level. Plus, Coco Beach is only three hours away from Miami, so it was a quick trip for the long weekend….Read More

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Sep06

Happy Hour at a Spa—Brilliant

{Wearing: Sunnies: Touch. Nails: Geleration in Dynamic c/o Guy and Girl Spa.} Summer is coming to a grinding halt, which means we’re all headed back to where we came from after months of travel, late bedtimes, seeing new places, trying new things. And coming home is well, hard. That’s why we have to make an attempt to find things to make us feel better about being here. Here’s one: Happy Hour at Guy and Girl Spa. On September 1, the spa at the Mondrian kicked off a spa happy hour that runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Services include the Signature Massage (50 minutes for $89), the Facial (50 minutes for $89 and with choice of eye or lip treatment) and Express Mani & Pedi (60 minutes for $75 and with choice of hand or foot paraffin treatment). Services come with a complimentary glass of champs. I…Read More

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Sep01

Making an Entrance

{Wearing: Dress: c/o T.J. Maxx. Shoes: Nordstrom Rack. Hair: c/o Glamsquad. Earrings: c/o Tarbay.} “The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exist strategy.” Today is September 1, which means a whole new month is knocking on the door and it’s time to let it in. National Yoga Month, the end of summer, the beginning of fall and fall fashion—and the nearing of pumpkin season (hell yes I am that girl). That’s a lot for a 30-day span. But don’t worry, we can fit it all in. Since it is National Yoga Month, and I have yogi tendencies, I’m treating the month like I’d treat the beginning of a yoga class—by setting an intention. I encourage you to do the same. So what’s mine? To revamp. Just as fall ushers in an entirely new season of fashion, a time to throw out the worn and bring in a fresh…Read More

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Aug24

My PCH Seekender Adventure: The Color Purple

{Wearing: Celeste Top Rock: c/o SolKissed and Cusco Barely Bottom Rock: c/o SolKissed. Necklace: c/o Express. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.}  Walking away from what we’d seen on our first stop in Big Sur was hard. I never wanted to let go of it, this most beautiful edge of the world I’d ever seen. But there was more to see. I zipped up my jacket. There was a briskness to the air that was intriguing. It fit with the sharp edges of the cliffs, their deep waters below. The beaches seemed so far beneath, so truly different than back home, where life and land were flat and the beach lay just before you. I wasn’t sure I would actually step foot on the beach, I felt so far away from it. I wasn’t sure I wanted to, it was cold. So cold. And then I remembered before leaving Monterey, our Hampton By Hilton concierge…Read More

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Aug19

How the Exumas Changed Everything I Thought I Knew About Myself

Days 1 & 2: Meet the Exumas {Wearing: Bikini: c/o Montce Crochet Solo x Nu Micro Set. Round Sunnies: Forever 21. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} I remember back when I was terrified to fly, which made travel basically impossible, leaving me spending summer after summer stuck in the monotony of Miami Beach. I remember how I longed to be a part of that set that just up and went, anywhere, everywhere, disappearing to exotic places and returning with tans that made me wonder if they had bathed in bronzer. I cannot tell you how liberating it is to know those days are behind me. And after this summer, I have to commend myself. You’ve come a long way, baby, hopping planes and getting out of Miami for the majority of the season, seeing new places, trying new things and rocking my own tan with a tale behind it. Now, as summer…Read More

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Aug04

Tropical Formal

{Wearing: Blue Waves Dress: TouchDolls. Shoes: Steve Madden. Herba Earrings: c/o Tarbay. Hair: Glamsquad. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} One of the many trips I’ve been on this summer was to Captive Island for a wedding. A wedding in which the invite read “Tropical Formal” as the attire. Tropical formal? What does that mean? Is that like a tux and flip-flops? Is it a bedazzled bikini with a floor-length sarong? And what kind of handbag goes with that look? As a freelancer for The Knot (my job, when I’m not emptying the thoughts that roll around in my head here on the blog), I felt I needed to nail this. I mean, I work for a wedding magazine, the wedding magazine. Not being able to decode wedding dress attire, well, that’s kind of embarrassing, no? So I started the search, the quest for this tropical formal situation that had me completely perplexed. I stepped into…Read More

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Aug03

Miami Spa Month Still Going

{My Spa Month Experience c/o Agua at The Delano}  {Braid by L’Oréal Professionnel} Attention, Miami, as of today, August 3, 2016, you still have 28 days left to pamper yourself at Miami Spa Month. From now until August 31, spa treatments are all the rage. I unwound from swim week with a chill afternoon at Agua at The Delano. After slipping into my white robe, I sat back and relaxed in their white lounge, overlooking the beach. After flipping through a few pages of a local mag and finding my vibe, my masseuse came to take me away to a candlelit room. For the next 90 minutes, sheer bliss. I opted for the Citrus Scrub & Rub ($199 for 90 minutes). We started off polishing my skin to perfection with a basil & lemon sugar scrub. Then, it was off to the shower to wash off what the scrub left…Read More

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Jul27

Running Away and Joining the Circus, Er Cirkopolis

Last week I got the chance to see what happens backstage at Cirkopolis at the Arsht. And it was awesome. I have a huge appreciation for gymnasts. I was one for eons. The way they move their bodies is an art form. Being able to get up close and personal with the talent at the Eloize cast was, well, really, really cool. A lot of it took me back to my days as a cheerleader, watching them do basket tosses and tucks. And, to be quite honest, I wanted to jump right in. And I would have, too, given the chance. After checking out the backstage show, we (adults and kiddos, alike—because this is a family thing you can happily take everyone to) took our seats and enjoyed the show, which runs now through July 31, and watched as the set came to life and these amazing gymnasts twisted their…Read More

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