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Solo Travel: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned

August 3, 2017

A little over 3 years ago I caught the solo travel bug and ventured to California for Coachella.  There was some initial fear leading up to the trip, however, it ended being eye-opening and truly one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life. Next week marks my 6th solo trip and to celebrate I’m sharing the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lesson 1: You are the master of your destiny Solo travel is the ultimate indulgence.  It…

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Summer in Miami: 5 Activities to keep you cool

July 20, 2017

Summer in Miami equals bipolar weather vibes tied in with burns from your seatbelt buckle. Since going into hibernation until it’s “nice out again” isn’t an option here are 5 activities to keep you cool this season. The Beach Way to state the obvious right? However, it’s a luxury most of us don’t take advantage of throughout the year. If you’re looking to just layout and relax head over to Key Biscayne, North Beach, & Hollywood Beach for less touristy…

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De-stress with Miami Spa Month

June 29, 2017

Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. After a month long of traveling and festivities, one could definitely indulge in some self-care!  Luckily, Miami Spa Month which kicks off this Saturday, July 1st couldn’t come around at a better time. During this time locals and tourist alike can visit some of the best spas in Miami and indulge is treatments as low as $109.  Here are (5) of my favorite spa month deals this year: 1. Lapis, the Spa…

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Adventures in Puerto Plata, D.R.

June 8, 2017

It feels so good to be back home after traveling the past few weeks!  As some of you may know every year I make it a point to escape the city and embrace the island life. This year, thanks to a deal my friend &  I discovered on Groupon brought us to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Getting There Short flights are my favorite and this one was no different being just 2 hours away from Miami! Although Puerto Plata…

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I’m in love with the CoHo – A Hask Hair Review

May 13, 2017
Hask Coconut Milk & Organic Honey

 It’s almost been a year since I decided to cut off all my hair for the 2nd time.  After mistakenly going back to relaxers my hair became so weak.  It started falling out from chemical & heat damage and it was time to get back to my curly roots. My hair has made some great progress, however, I struggle with moisture and caring for it in its natural state. Even though there are tons of natural bloggers, websites, and YouTube channels…

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Monkitail, where Japan meets Hollywood

May 5, 2017

The Diplomat Beach Resort has done it again! Last weekend I got to experience the grand opening of their latest restaurant Monkitail, a Japanese concept by celeb chef Michael Schulson. Growing up in South Florida I’ve got to see the resort continue to transform & reinvent itself.  The aesthetic and ambiance of the new lobby leading into the restaurant is definitely a wow-factor and makes you forget you’re dining at a resort. Their cocktails feature twists on classic cocktails along with…

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Entertaining

Tequila + Limes = Margarita Time

May 2, 2017

 This may just be the best week ever! Being the only time of year you can celebrate Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday & Cinco de Mayo all in one week, I’m sharing how to take your taco party to another level!  Impress your friends by skipping the sugary store-bought margarita mix and play bartender with this margarita recipe. What You’ll Need: Cocktail Shaker or Mason Jar Margarita or Rocks Glass Jigger or Cough Syrup Cup Kosher salt or coarsely ground sea salt…

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A 365-Day Bucket List

April 11, 2017
travel bucket list

Reunited and it feels so good! This past week I received my new passport book after sending it off almost a month ago. Needless to say, I will never procrastinate when it comes to renewing again (it expired in November). To spark some major travel goals I got the 52-page book so in order to fill it, I need to visit at least 2-3 countries a year for the next 10 years. To celebrate, here are 5 places off my…

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Spring Cleaning & More on Minimalism

March 22, 2017
spring

At the beginning of the year, I shared how I wanted to transition to a more minimalistic lifestyle. How am I doing?  I’ve made quite a bit of progress with my living space and just need to find the perfect accent pieces. However, I’m still not where I want to be for my capsule wardrobe goal.  With the start of Spring, earlier this week, it’s the perfect time to re-visit the items I couldn’t let go and share some tips for some…

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Events

Reasons not to miss the 2017 Las Olas Wine & Food Festival

March 2, 2017
Las Olas Wine & Food Festival

Didn’t get enough wine & food from last weekend’s festival? Not to worry!  Come get your fix April 21st when 45+ wineries, breweries, and 60 restaurants come together at the 22nd Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival. Sip & Sample for a Good Cause While you experience South Florida’s finest culinary & beverage talent supporting this event also benefits the American Lung Association.  Ticket proceeds help fund research/educational programming to fight against the third leading cause of death in…

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