Step Into My Bedroom…Until My Husband Demands I Delete this Post!

October 7th, 2015

Tularosa dress

{Tularosa dress, Jimmy Choo sandals (similar here), Crystal clutch (similar here), Lorraine Schwartz evil eye bracelet, Swarovski earrings c/0}

crystal clutch

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tularosa dress


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My husband is totally going to kick my ass (not really, you serious types) for posting a picture of our bedroom but it felt like the most appropriate spot to capture this ethereal dress because it exudes lingerie vibes. He’s a private guy whereas I’m clearly game to share anything with the world because I’m like an open book.

So here’s to hoping he doesn’t read this particular post.

This here is a sliver of my cozy bedroom. When dreaming up my budoir’s interior design, I wanted it to feel clean and modern yet warm at the same time. The walls are a light shade of gray (Sherwin Williams’ North Star to be exact) and the furniture is a hodge podge of Tui and Ralph Lauren Home. I’m obsessive about keeping our nightstands bare of tchotchkes and crap (I blame my OCD).

Located right off our bedroom, there’s a sunny porch where I had our fix-it guy paint the ceiling a robin’s egg blue — which is a common trait found in homes in the northeast. It gives me homey feels.

Enjoy this personal bird’s eye view into my Key West-style home. I hope you like it as much as I do! And here’s to hoping it gives you a little design inspo, too.

Photos by Courtney Ortiz

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Join me at Saks Bal Harbour for this Beauty Event!

October 6th, 2015

EVITE SFA BH Beauty Symposium

WHO: Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour Shops and MIAMI Magazine

WHAT: A Beauty Symposium, An interactive Evening of Beauty moderated by ME (um, exciting!)! Panelists include Saks’ SVP Beauty Kate Oldham, Tom Ford’s Nancy Hastings, Nest Fragrances’ Laura Slatkin, Giorgio Armani’s Tim Quinn, Kilian’s Dennis Quan and Dior’s Amy Leitner. So cool!

WHEN: Thursday, October 15 from 5:30 to 7:30

WHERE: Saks Bal Harbour, 9700 Collins Avenue — on the second floor

RSVP: Call (305) 993-6218

WHY: Come see me do what I do best…ask questions and talk! Plus, in October, we wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. In support of Key to the Cure, Saks will donate a portion of proceeds to Mount Sinai Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami Beach.

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I Run To Burn off the Crazy

October 1st, 2015


{Nike Fkyknit sneakers c/o, Lululemon shorts, bra and tank top}nike

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Fun fact about me: I was a cross country rockstar in middle school and high school. I was addicted to the “runner’s high” and the fact my mind was clear if only for a short hour and the fellow hotties on the squad didn’t hurt, either.

I loved the ribbons, trophies and camaraderie and the notion I could house a Whopper with cheese without it going straight to my ass.

Nowadays? Not so much. It takes every atom of my being to slip on my Nike sneakers and hit the pavement. I find the only time I have the energy to run is immediately after I drop the kids off at school — jacked up on two cups of coffee like the Energizer Bunny on crack and other illicit substances.

Much like Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter, my relationship with running is a love/hate affair. Unlike my youth, here are the real and superficial reasons I now run:

1) To eradicate the huge unsightly cellulite dimple on my left butt cheek. But it’s still there 1,203 miles later. That vindictive jerk.

2) To be 101% present…allowing my frantic/frazzled mind to solely process the thud of my feet hitting the road. To get lost in the latest catchy Justin Bieber song (and I’ll dance mid run like a total weirdo!). To feel the sensation of the sun burning my bare shoulders.  

3) I love the sight of my flushed face (yes, my aging face!) after a hard run. My cheeks are a lustrous shade of pink, my pores are tightened and my eyes appear bluer than usual.

4) Bounteous Lululemon purchases. No need to explain that one. Duh.

5) All that gloriously gross sweat! It’s Ethiopia-hot in Miami and the amount of sweat which oozes from my body is downright gnarly. And rewarding. There’s something to be said about the healing powers of a good schvitz. Tip: take a hot shower before a run and you’ll perspire waaaaaay more than usual. I always do.

6) I run to burn off the crazy. I feel mellower after a brisk run. My own personal research data shows I’m a saner/kinder/cooler/less psychotic person after any form of cardio exercise. 

I now incorporate one 40-minute run into my bi-weekly pilates classes and am noticing an overall leaner effect in both my arms and legs. I’m always switching up my workout game because research show the body gets “used” to the same ol’, same ol’. 

Now if only I could get “used” to eating healthy!

Photos by Emma del Rey

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The MPH Club gifted me a Lamborghini Aventador for the weekend SO YOU KNOW MAMA HAD TO GET DIRTY WITH IT

September 26th, 2015

Lamborghini aventador

{Lamborghini Aventador c/o MPH Club, 7 For All Mankind jeans, KORE boutique body suit, Aviators c/o Goet & Valentino sandals}

Lamborghini aventador

Lamborghini aventador

Lamborghini aventador

Lamborghini aventador

It was my husband’s 21st 39th birthday this past week so we lauded his milestone day for FIVE (yes, five!) days straight. He’s one of those “we need to celebrate my birthday for a week” types (so bizarre) so I indulged him with a boozy boat day on Sunday, taco dinner on Tuesday and a chi chi von fancy dinner at his favorite Miami restaurant, Il Gabbiano, last night (the mushroom ravioli drenched in white truffle sauce there will make you slaughter your firstborn for seconds. TRUST).

A while back, Miami’s premier exotic car rental business  — The MPH Club — reached out to gift me a supercar of my choosing for a weekend joy ride. The perfect weekend never presented itself until I figured the husband would be totally surprised if I gifted him a Lamborghini Aventador (LOVE those iconic scissor doors!) for his big day.


When the matte silver-colored Lambo pulled into the driveway, Sebastian was a bit shy about the whole ordeal. But once we jumped onto 1-95 and opened her up to 100 65 miles per hour, HE WAS ALL ABOUT IT. Surprisingly, I was too. I was all like, “Let’s get all Fast and the Furious up in this bitch!” We were totally channeling Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez for a hot second. JUDGE ALL YOU WANT. When life hands you a Lambo, you have GOT TO GET DIRTY WITH IT, people.

So a big thanks to The MPH Club for hooking me up this weekend. The kids are having a blast, too, and are mesmerized by the doors and thunderstorm-loud engine. Me? I’m thrilled to surprise Sebastian with this super special memory. How will I ever top this?

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Sometimes I like to tap into my inner Maria Menounos and tape video segments

September 21st, 2015

Positively possessed by an acute television addiction since the ripe young age of 7 (I blame Ricky Shroder on Silver Spoons and Soleil Moon Frye on Punky Brewster), I majored in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Florida. My intention? To host a pop culture-related television program à la Maria Menounos. But a career in print journalism scratched that trajectory all together. And I’m cool with that.

So when Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and asked me to film their video for their recent The Art of Fashion event, I was all like, “YES! And yes. Let me live out my college dreams once and for all.”

So enjoy this video where we cover Fall trends…I know I had a blast filming it.

Maria Tettamanti{I wore this SICK Self Portrait dress and Valentino sandals}

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