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Friday, October 12, 2018

Cute Camisoles Under $100



:: Item Details ::

1.) by the way. (Comes in more colors) $48
2.) About Us $44 
3.) Cleobella $98
4.) L'academie  (Also comes in emerald) $88
5.) Indah (Also comes in black) $57
6.) by the way. $48
7.) Free People (Also comes in black) $58
8.) by the way. (Comes in more colors) $42
9.) by the way. (Also comes in black) $40
10.) H&M  (Comes in more colors) $30
11.) Express (Comes in more colors) $30
12.)About Us $40

SPLURGE

1.) Cami NYC (Comes in more colors) $161
2.) Cami NYC (Also comes in nude, on sale!) $160
3.) Cami NYC $187
4.) Cami NYC (Comes in more colors) $161

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Loren At Pink Beach In Beautiful Bermuda



Happy Weekend everyone! Last week, I finally got to visit a place that I've always wanted to  visit for years- Bermuda! I stayed at the fabulous, newest beach resort on the island, The Loren At Pink Beach

 The first hotel built on Bermuda in decades, The Loren’s rooms and suites offer a new level of elegance and style to the destination. Whichever you choose for your stay, you’ll find a cool and contemporary design, embodying a Bermudian spirit infused with an understated, luxurious, modern look. The Loren also offers fabulous Villas, and even residences.

I took a direct early evening flight from Miami to Bermuda. The flight was only 2.5 hours. I arrived at the hotel around 10:30pm. The hotel is very close to the airport- about 25 minutes away. (They don't have uber, but there are plenty of cabs on the island. The Loren was nice enough to schedule cab pick ups for me throughout my entire trip.) 

When I first arrived to The Loren, I loved the modern driveway, and the architecture. The Loren is a seaside resort with modern urban art and style. The Loren’s interior decor uses a palette of natural woods and light grays to create a calm and elegant space. Stylish and contemporary design can be found throughout the entire hotel.

 The lobby has a gorgeous floating spiral glass staircase that definitely heightens the sense of elegance. Everywhere you turn there are reminders that you are in Bermuda, from custom carpets with abstract designs based on maps of the island to the inescapable views of the ocean and coastline. I was immediately greeted by the very friendly Cole, who works at the front desk. If you need anything at all, Cole is the best!







I stayed in a spacious 600 square foot Ocean King Suite with panoramic oceanfront views. The room was like a luxurious apartment, and my favorite things about the suite were the balcony and the large bath tub in the marble bathroom.







As far as dining, The Loren has great options and amazing food! The main restaurant, The Pink Beach Club, showcases spectacular views of the Atlantic and offers a casual interpretation of the culinary team’s commitment to seasonal locally sourced cuisine, served right at the water’s edge! 

The spacious restaurant is outdoors (covered), and I loved eating here for dinner because you can hear the waves hitting the rocks below, and it's very relaxing. At night, they even have a Dj playing cool lounge-like music. 

The Pink Beach Club, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner- with different menus for each meal of course. The fancier fine-dining indoor restaurant called, Marée, offers great cuisine and even a private dining room. 



Room service is also a great idea! I enjoyed ordering breakfast and eating it on my enormous balcony while watching the beautiful  turquoise hues of the ocean. 



The pool and beach is where you will most likely spend all of your time. If you can ever leave your fabulous room, that is. I enjoyed the pool sooooo much. The Loren’s two heated pools—one for adults and one for families—are the center of life at the resort by day. It is extremely relaxing with as much sun as you could possibly want. With views over the Atlantic Ocean, there’s no better place for a refreshing dip. 

They have a very friendly staff at the pool/beach, and you can also order off of their delicious food and beverage menu. Taj was super friendly and really went above and beyond to make my experience perfect.   

I highly recommend the frosé and the PINK burger. The burger was definitely one of the best burgers I've ever tasted and I am a burger person. The aged cheddar is covered in a delicious onion relish- it's something you definitely must try!




Just below the pool deck, you’ll find one of Bermuda’s famous pink beaches. Yes, the sand really is pink in person! Here, you will see the stunning turquoise blue water along the resort’s edge gently breaks on the rose-colored sand. This beach has calm waters, and is perfect for snorkeling along the reef, alongside the large green colored parrot fish, taking a dip, or just sitting beachside and enjoying yourself.

Not only is the sand at the beach actually pink, the sunsets are beyond stunning too! I shot this gorgeous white dress from Lulu's on the rocks at the beach with beautiful pink sky over the horizon behind me. This was around sunset, and it was truly magical. Just a thought: this would be a super gorgeous background for wedding/special occasion and family photos!






Every night is a different colored sunset at The Loren. It's definitely a plus during your stay!





The Loren At Pink Beach also offers a top of the line fitness center that offers yoga classes, and an amazing spa. The Spa offers an opportunity for healing or simply relaxing. Pause here and linger as you are swept away by views of the Atlantic Ocean extending to the horizon. The Spa’s extensive menu offers specialized massages, facials, and other treatments.

The Spa offers four treatment rooms—including one couples room—two mani-pedi stations, a three-chair hair salon, men’s and women’s locker rooms with steam rooms, and a relaxation lounge with ocean views.




St. George's

St. George is a small historic town, located just past the airport on the north side of the island. It is just a quick 20 minutes from the hotel. If you visit Bermuda, you have to visit St. George's. St. George's is where the cruise ships stop, and I totally see why.

The colorful architecture is hundreds of years old, and every corner is picture-perfect. You can find many gift shops to buy souvenirs, including "Robertson's", a modern drug store that offers everything you need, places to eat, and important landmarks.






Monday, September 24, 2018

FEARLESS



I don’t like writing tedious long blog posts, especially when they’re very personal. I got my first tattoo last week- the day before my birthday. I never thought I would have a tattoo (ever), and I didn’t even have plans to get one until the afternoon of September 19th. I believe birthdays are a new year for people, and a fresh start. A new beginning to regain your confidence and make new goals for yourself, while still continuing to chase the dreams you already have for yourself. 

It just came to me: I want to get a tattoo. Somewhere that isn’t hidden, somewhere that makes a statement, but definitely not too big. I decided I wanted it on my right arm near my wrist. I knew I wanted it to be a word. I knew I wanted it to be in beautiful cursive writing. But, I didn’t even know where to begin. I hadn’t even researched anything, let alone the tattoo place I would go to.

Getting a tattoo is a big deal. With almost everything in my life (especially important things that can potentially affect your health), I always spend weeks researching the best places to go. I asked a few friends if they had any recommendations. None of my friends really have tattoos. This was a new world for me. I googled "best tattoo places in Miami", and in the top five I found, Iris Tattoo Studio. Not only did they have amazing reviews, but I like the fact that they were real artists and it was like going into an art studio. Most of the reviews said that they felt right at home, and I loved that.

To make a long story short I contacted them, and that same day I got an appointment at 5pm. I showed up at 4pm, an hour early because I was so nervous, and as soon as I walked in, I did feel right at home and very comfortable. All of my worries immediately vanished. Maria did my tattoo and she did an amazing job and made me feel so comfortable. Honestly, it didn’t even hurt! It mostly felt like an annoying continuous cat scratch. Best of all, it only took ten minutes. I am very happy with my tattoo, and I’m so happy I did not go anywhere else! I highly recommend Iris Tattoo Studio to everyone wanting a tattoo. 


Fearless

I chose the word "fearless" because it has great meaning to me and I love that whenever I write, or look down at my arm, I can see it.

I have been through so much in my life, I feel like I’ve already lived through several lives in just one lifetime. I moved a lot growing up,(since I was born), and went to five different high schools from Las Vegas to The Washington D.C. area. As a teenager, not being in one place for more than a year has honestly strengthened me as a person and has helped me become the strong woman I am today. I am an only child who was raised by a single mom, so I’ve had no siblings to go through anything with. I have always relied on meeting new people and making friends. Today, I feel like I can talk to anyone and I can do anything. For those that know me, know that this is so true. 

I moved to Miami (I drove from Northern Virginia not knowing anyone or never having visited the state of Florida before) by myself, with only my rescue dog Duchess, and have been here since 2011.

I didn’t want just any tattoo, I wanted something with meaning. I got the word “fearless” in cursive on my wrist because it will remind me everyday to be just that. I have been through so much in my life, and this is just a daily reminder to not go through life with fear, but to be fearless. 


xx



Friday, September 14, 2018

Ready For Fall




:: Outfit Details ::

Jacket:: J.ING | (Similar, also comes in more colors) BLANK NYC
Sunglasses:: Dior 
Top:: (Comes in more colors) Treasure & Bond,| (Shop a similar tank in velvet, also comes in more colors) J Crew 
Skirt:: Laia 
|(Similar) Reformation
Earrings:: (Come in more colors) Sachin & Babi
Bag:: Gucci
Shoes:: (Also come in brown) House of Harlow 1960 | (Shop a similar pair) Marc Fisher Ltd

 
This is my first Fall post! Fall officially begins September 22, two days after my birthday. I always tend to wear nudes, but in the beginning of September, I change it up and tend to wear jewel tones: sapphire, emerald, ruby red, mustard yellow/gold, and royal purple. 

Lucky for me, this gorgeous skirt by Laia has all of the above colors! This statement skirt is so pretty, and goes with everything. When I think of Fall, one of the prints I think of is bold stripes. I paired the skirt with all black, and a pop of color with my blue velvet Gucci "
Marmont" bag. 

I love a great statement earring! My stunning earrings are by Sachin & Babi. My gorgeous ivory leather jacket is by J.ING, and my croc embossed booties are by House of Harlow 1960 from Revolve. 

Shop my outfit by using the links above. Shop similar items at the end of this post!













Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Summer is Almost Over- Kinda




:: Outfit Details ::

Blazer:: 4SI3NNA 
Sunglasses:: Linda Farrow 
Crop top:: TopShop, only $10 
Shorts:: 7 For All Mankind 
Bag:: (Currently on sale!) Sirena Tosh
Belt:: Gucci
Shoes:: (Sold out) Lulus | Shop nude mules here

 
Labor Day Weekend is this weekend! Living in Miami, that doesn't mean anything as far as a season change because it is Summer here almost 365 days a year. But for most of you, Fall is coming, in which I am very envious, because that's my favorite season! 

A blazer is a great piece to have when transitioning your Summer wardrobe to Fall. I have a whole section for blazers in my closet. From different colors to different textures, it's good to have options! My blazer is by 4SI3NNA from Lulu's. (It runs small so order a size up- trust me!) I have just discovered this line, and they have super cute clothing! Click here to shop

My denim shorts are by 7 For All Mankind. Here is a similar pair by GRLFRND.(Add a cute belt are you've instantly dressed your look up.) You can also pair your blazer with a cute pair of your fave distressed jeans. My neutral straw bag is the "Isabella" bag from my handbag line, Sirena Tosh. (Use code "USA30" for 30% off your order!) 

Shop my outfit by using the links above. Shop similar blazers at the end of this post!

Photography: Genesis Bonilla  










Monday, August 6, 2018

Colorful Cartagena, Colombia with Allure Chocolat By Karisma




I visited Colombia for the first time EVER last week, and I stayed in a very colorful and historic city called, Cartagena. Cartagena is an absolutely beautiful and brilliant city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. The culture, the architecture, and the land is all so amazing. Cartagena is right on the Caribbean Sea and is so rich in history.

 I stayed at the very modern and conveniently located hotel, Allure Chocolat by Karisma. Located in the heart of Cartagena, Allure Chocolat exudes the utmost charm. This waterfront hotel boasts a rooftop infinity pool with truly spectacular city views. Located just ten minutes walking distance from the Walled City or "Old City", Cartagena, and attractions such as San Felipe de Barajas Castle, it has so much to offer!


The breathtaking rooftop pool was my favorite part of the hotel. With views of modern skyscrapers and the beautiful ocean- it was picture perfect!  



The other side of the rooftop faces the city, and the clock tower entrance into the "Old City". In the morning, breakfast is served on the beautiful rooftop, and it is truly the best way to start your day. Don't forget to try the Colombian coffee! 









Once you're inside the "Walled City" in Old Cartagena, every corner and store front has so much personality. Every colonial street is so mesmerizing, just like a scene from a movie. (In fact, Will Smith was just there weeks before filming a movie!)

The wall that surrounds the city is made of stone and was built in the 16th Century to protect the city and it's people during war. There are actually very large canons on top of some portions of the wall that face the ocean. 

Since I visited Cartagena in late July, it was very hot. Their weather is much like Miami's- humid and hot. If you don't mind the heat, then I recommend visiting during the Summertime.  

There is soooo much to do and see, and you can also get to know the culture by speaking to the locals. I don't speak Spanish fluently, but I enjoyed practicing my Spanish the entire trip. Not to worry, lots of locals speak basic English. I especially loved the ladies walking around in bright colored dresses who balance fruit on their heads in giant bowls. I have never seen that before!

The one thing I didn't get the chance to do is go out on a boat. I spent so much time in Old Cartagena exploring and taking pictures, I didn't have anytime to visit the isles nearby by boat. But, there's always next time! 









Of course, I always hear the question: Is Cartagena safe because it is in Colombia? I felt very safe at all times. The whole area is a tourist area, and it's mostly all tourists and locals who work in the tourist industry walking around. There are families and people of all ages everywhere, it was just like traveling to any other city. Just like any other trip out of the country, I would not recommend leaving the main part of the city and venturing out unless you have a guide with you.

Just like all of my trips, I enjoy discovering restaurants and trying local food. I enjoyed the fresh fruit at local stands and pretty much everything I ate on this trip. My hotel had a fantastic restaurant with delicious food called "Red Knife Restaurant" that is also open to the public.








Every building, street corner, and view has so much character and history. Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. I highly recommend visiting Cartagena, Colombia because no matter who you are, you will find something you love.