Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Escape Miami 2

      It's summer here in Miami & to me that means fun in the sun! The beach is absolutely my favorite place (doesn't take much to keep this girl happy), so during summer that's where you'll find me. I love the sand in my toes, the sun on my skin and the wind in my hair.

A special thanks goes to Orchid Boutique for this Maaji bikini. You should visit there website here-

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        I teamed up with 45 of Miami's top fashion bloggers for a photo exhibit called "Our Summer Stories" photographed by Alexander Tamargo at the National Hotel. The event will take place at the National Hotel Miami Beach on Saturday July 19 from 12PM to 5 PM. Escape Miami Style Lounge for Miami Swim Week 2014 will have a 3PM poolside fashion show, complimentary cocktails and bites, spa and beauty treatments, such as haircuts for the guys and mini manicures and beach waves for the gals. There's also plenty of games and activities, even a gentlemen's corner added this year where the guys can hang out, have a brew and play a game of poker or dominos while the ladies can shop the latest summer trends off the runway from various local and national brands.

The event is complimentary to attend. RSVP a must to ESCAPEMIAMI2.EVENTBRITE.COM Must be 21 or over to attend. Valet parking is available.

Hope to see you there!  

WHEN:    Saturday, July 19, 2014

                  Noon – 5PM

WHERE:  National Hotel Miami Beach
                  1677 Collins Avenue
                  Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

H&M Opening at the Miami International Mall

The newest H&M store in South Florida is opening it's doors tomorrow (Thursday, May 29th) at the Miami International Mall in Doral. The doors open at noon, but be sure to get there early because H&M is gifting the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and an Access to Fashion Pass, the value ranging from $10-$300.

As an eco-friendly retailer H&M is placing a large focus on their global garment recycling program. In stores there is recycling containers that customers can donate unwanted pieces of clothing for a 15% off voucher per bag of donated clothing. In addition to this, on the opening day H&M will be offering the chance to win gift cards valued between $50 and $100.

Be sure not to miss it!

H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) at Miami International Mall is located 
at 1455 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

I'm Back!!!

So I know I have been MIA recently... But I'm back to the wonderful world of blogging! The reason for the lack of activity on my blog was due to so many changes that have been going on lately. All of which I plan on blogging about in the near future and updating you all on what I have been up to.

As for this post, I want to talk about a shoot I did with Cecilia Gonzales jewelry. We shot at their studio in Coconut Grove. It was awesome to see Cecilia's workshop where she let's her creative juices flow and hand makes all of the pieces. Her attention to detail really is impressive. Aja was our photographer and she was so much fun to work with! It really was a collaborative effort, and those are my favorite projects. When everyone has a voice and isn't afraid to speak up.

Here are some of their designs-

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 Happy to be back xoxo

Friday, February 21, 2014

Miami Boat Show 2014

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So the Miami Boat Show was last week and I had so much fun working with Quintessential Promotions for the second time. Whenever you get 12 girls together you know it's going to be a good time! I got a chance to work on my tan and get schooled in snapchat from my friend Deli. So overall I would say that it was a success- haha.

Seriously though, we were there with Sunseeker yachts and their craftsmanship in building fabulous boats is first-class. It was a delight to view their designs they had on display.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Kettle One Event in Wynwood

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Art Basel 2013 is over, and now that the dust has settled I have had a moment to compose this blog post. Lately I have been consumed with work.  Anyhow, on this particular night we went to a party in Wynwood hosted by Kettle One vodka. The cocktails were amazing and it was a really chill environment. Loved catching up with some of my fellow bloggers here as well as the awesome photographer & friend Alex Sierra.

I must admit that I was already overly exhausted from the previous nights activities and having worked all day, but my friend Tham came for a visit from San Francisco so there was no stopping us.

Now if I could only catch up on my sleep...

Thanks Alex Sierra for the images. 


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Plant the Future

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My friend Tham & I were completely taken with this shop! Plant the Future is an art & design gallery showcasing the gorgeous work of Paloma Teppa. It is located in Wynwood and I always find myself window shopping past their store and admiring all of her gorgeous creations. During Art Basel we decided to go in and it was an awe inspiring experience.

Plant the Future specializes in live plants. Whereas when you buy a floral arrangement you are really just watching them die day by day and then you get sad when it's finally time to throw them out. With Plant the Future you are helping your creation live and get to enjoy it far longer!
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If you are drawn to Plant the Future's designs as well, check them out here-

"I seek to design objects that value the beauty of nature such as the colors, textures and smells of a garden. Objects that breathe and naturally purify our homes.I find magical secrets hiding in every garden. My miniature gardens portray an ideal world where plants and animals live in harmony and cared by humans. It is an exercise to raise our consciousness every day."         - Paloma Teppa

Thanks Tham for the images!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Art Basel 2013

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Art Basel is here! Not only does that mean that awesome art from all over the globe is here in Miami for our pleasure, but it also means that there is a plethora of kick ass events going on. I know I'm excited to experience all of Art Basel's awesomeness this year and you should be as well!

Not sure what to do this Art Basel?  Check out Huffington Post where they break down their top 20 picks. Also, The Fashion Poet did a list of the most fashionable events to attend. Whatever you do have a great time and savor the moment.

What to wear for Art Basel? What not to wear is a better question because anything is game for this time of year. Art Basel is the time of year that embraces the unique because it's "artistic". So let your true colors shine and dress for you!
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 I'm wearing over the knee Guess boots, True Religion jeans, Chanel purse, Nirvana tank from H&M, and a bright yellow convertible blazer from Zara.
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 Thanks to Luis Quezada Photography for the images.