Get Gorgeous with Dolce&Gabbana Beauty

January 26th, 2015

 Dolce&Gabbana Beauty

My obsession with novel beauty products is right up there with Nutella, True Tori reruns and scented candles. So when this bounty of  Dolce&Gabbana Beauty goodness rolled in, I was all over it like my 5-year-old son on Play-Doh, obviously. Their Spring/Summer collection is beyond (I’m loving the Lift foundation & Primer!). And for those of you in Miami — you’re in luck — because Dolce&Gabbana Beauty is planning an event with Dolce&Gabbana National Makeup Artist Christian McCulloch at Saks Bal Harbour Shops this weekend.

Each appointment with Christian is complimentary with a purchase — and D&G will happen to offer a gift with a $150 purchase. Also of note? There is no $150 minimum to secure an appointment. Sweet! Other makeup artists will also be on site doing complimentary appointments as well. Below, you can find additional details on the get-glam gathering:

CHRISTIAN MCCULLOCH AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, BAL HARBOUR

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154

 

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Sweet Little Things

January 24th, 2015

Eliana & Mathias Salmon

{Eliana and Mathias Salmon}

One of the greatest gifts blogging has brought me is the ability to help others. Here and there, I’m asked to chair and host philanthropic events and the sensation of helping my local community is beyond. Like, better than the delectable sensation of biting into a creamy Cadbury egg (and we all know how much I love low-brow CVS pharmacy-bought candy). 

Pictured here are two family friends, Eliana and Mathias Salmon. I attended Eliana’s bat mitzvah in beautiful Israel years ago and, today, I am floored by how she’s grown into such a beautiful, driven, lovely, caring and bright young woman. Her younger brother, Mathias, is equally charming — sweet, soft spoken, athletic and always wearing a smile — and has lived with Type 1 diabetes for as long as I’ve known him as a youth. Personally, I can relate to the Salmons because my bother-in-law Esteban also happens have Type 1 diabetes and it’s caused countless scares and sleepless nights for our family. 

Recently, Eliana reached out for me to share her philanthropic endeavor alongside her brother, Sweet Siblings, I was all like, “Duh, of course! You two are inspiration for those with Type 1!” In short, the crux of Sweet Siblings is to help people in the community which were recently diagnosed with diabetes and how to adjust to the new lifestyle by sharing tips and hints that we’ve gathered over the years of living with diabetes.

With this said, if you know someone living with Type 1 diabetes, be sure to check out their honorable collective here

So sweet indeed.

 

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Time Out, Miami: OMEGA Watches Opens in Design District

January 22nd, 2015

Omega watch

{OMEGA Seamaster watch c/o OMEGA Design District, Anine Bing moto jacket and dress, Jimmy Choo boots, Chanel large boy bag, Zara necklace, Céline sunnies, Bulgari serpenti ring}

miami design district

Omega watches

R. Buckminster Fuller's Fly's Eye

Omega watches

Time out, Miami: OMEGA Watches opens in the Design District this week. Located near the chi chi chi Palm Court (where the pièce de résistance is R. Buckminster Fuller‘s Fly’s Eye sculpture) the boutique is brimming with OMEGA’s latest timepieces. The look and feel of the freshly minted shop? The design concept has been conceived around the themes of sun, water, earth and time. Brilliant lighting illuminating the products in the show window representing the sun’s energetic light rays are the finishing touch. 

The husband and I are watch collectors ourselves and are thrilled to have this boutique open up near our home. My favorite from timepiece from the collection? The Seamaster style photographed here because I’m feeling its use of mixed metals and chic black bezel. Watch out for this new shop, kids!

Today’s conversation brought to you by OMEGA watches. All opinions are my own, naturally

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A Love Letter to Helmut Lang

January 18th, 2015

Helmut Lang

{Helmut Lang dress, Valentino heels, Liv Tru clutchIllesteva sunnies}

Helmut Lang dress

{Helmut Lang dress, Schutz sandals, Jennifer Haley bag, Illesteva sunnies}

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Dear Helmut Lang,

Your use of drapery is bar none.

Your breathable jersey fabric offers a welcome reprieve from the blistery sun.

Your dresses hug me in all the right places.

And whenever I wear one of your pieces, they light up people’s faces.

I wore your resort collection throughout my entire trip to Argentina.

What other word rhymes with “Argentina”?

While this is the most ratchet admission of love ever written…

It’s imperative you know I adore you and remain unequivocally smitten.

 

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In Lieu of Making a Baby, We got a Dog

January 15th, 2015

mini poodle

{I mean, look at those faces!}

 

With my biological clock ticktocking louder than the thumping bass at LIV nightclub, it was only a matter of time before I ended up:

A) Knocked up with our third child

B) Procuring a mini poodle

And seeing as Option A ordains 9 months of nausea, water retention, extreme moodiness, severe food cravings (like salt & vinegar chips and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches on a solid 2-hour rotation), and ugly-ass maternity clothes, well, Option B boasted more appeal. Tack on the fact my children have been relentlessly begging for a puppy for years now and it felt like the inevitable to some degree.

I’m a big believer in signs and as I meandered through the streets of Buenos Aires, I couldn’t help but notice the boundless amounts of poodles. Naturally, I was taken aback by their cuteness and kept nudging the husband whenever I spotted one of these caramel-colored canines. The hubby was obstinate — there would be no poodle in our near future. Talk about a buzz kill! Sheesh.

But seeing as being incessantly annoying is my forte, I cracked him (after a few glasses of intoxicating Malbec, obviously). After some stressful Googling, picking out the pup from a breeder, procuring the necessary documents to take the pup back home to the States — we did it! — all in under 2 hours. Let me tell you, this was huge feat. A huge thank you to Mariano & Joaquin for this gift. The most comical part in all this melee was obtaining a letter from a psychiatrist stating I’m mentally incapable of flying alone and said half-pound pup was my “mascot.” Ha!

The moral of the story? Where there’s a will, there’s a way. My kids were so surprised with the puppy’s arrival (see video) and named her Honey.

Because she’s so very sweet.

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