The Lipstick Pout Out. Kylie vs. Colour Pop

Best long lasting lipstick with no smears, smudges

 

Guest blogpost by Vaidehi Chaukulkar

Long lasting lipstick. For years companies have claimed to have the one that works, but I haven’t seen the results. Who has the time (or remembers) to constantly touch up lipstick, let alone have a pocket mirror to do hourly lipstick checks. Enter Kylie Jenner whose social media network is getting her close to being the youngest self made billionaire based on her cosmetics line. For long lasting lipsticks, she has her Posie K and Candie K lines. Another contender is the more popularly priced hot brand out of California, ColourPop. I decided to do a test of both, a review of long lasting lipstick. My criteria– no stains, smudges, and that it be long lasting.

View Post

Share
View Post

Shirlanka, New Fashion Boutique

A welcome new addition to the fashion boutique scene is Shirlanka in Wynwood, with a collection from 20 different, up and coming designers from New York, Los Angeles and Colombia. The beloved baby of former architect and Colombian fashionista Shirley Gutierrez, she handpicks all designs with a view to clothes, hats, handbags, shoes and jewelry that work on the job, at a pool party or for a fancy evening out.
View Post
Share
View Post

Wellness Getaway with Top Pros

Want to get in shape for “the season”, one on one with the country’s top pros? The “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host its annual Wellness Getaway from September 5th to 9th. Better yet, I’m offering readers a friends and family discount of 25% off of published rates! You fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport, just 25 minutes from the resort. On tap are complimentary sessions led by industry leaders, a Medicine Reading Ceremony from “fashion’s favorite healer”, Spa Atelier self-discovery workshops, juice therapy, different kinds of Yoga, cooking classes, and other mindful wellness activities.Live in luxury, enjoy foodie worthy cuisine at four gourmet restaurants, top service, beachfront location, and impressive spa. Can’t make these dates, watch for a wellness getaway in Cabo San Lucas later this year.
View Post
Share
View Post

A Rave for Novikov Miami

Five stars across the board, my top rating goes to Novikov Miami, a sophisticated new entry in Miami’s dining scene featuring Japanese and Chinese cuisine. I’m talking about decor, menu, food, service and atmosphere. Seldom when I read a menu do I find so many appealing dishes that I’m already plotting my return visit .Miami is loving the place, judging by its being packed even early in the week in July. Novikov is the first US outpost of chef owner Arkady Novikov who has 50 restaurants in London, Dubai, and primarily Moscow.
View Post
Share
View Post

Elcielo, Food as Theater

Miami likes the bold, statements, and showmanship, so it’s not surprising that we have several serious options for food as theatre, with restaurants of incredibly creative chefs such as Jeff O’Neill at Barton G., Walter Martino, the world famous Jose Andres and the Colombian born Juan Manuel Barrientos. A guest blogger went to Barrientos’ Elcielo Miami for me a few years ago, but after hearing about a new menu and readers’ comments, I decided it was time to go myself and have “The Experience”.
View Post
Share
View Post

Miami Swim Week 2018

Miami Swim Week 2018 closed last week and it was bigger and better than ever with runway shows, exhibits and parties galore. What may surprise you is that this is the most prominent swim week in the US. Not only were there bathing suits and beach wear for men and women, but beauty products , accessories (lots of hats), and even beverage (coconut waters). Designers from Bali and Crete to Brazil, France and the UK were represented. Here’s a photo gallery of some of my favorite pieces from designers well worth checking out online with links provided.
View Post
Share
View Post

A Perfect Thing to do in Summer

A perfect thing to do in summer and with guests from out of town is a unique sunset cruise called Seabirds on the Bay. And there’s not only one coming up July 27, but it’s a full moon cruise!Thanks to a tip from a loyal reader and good friend, Francinelee, I found out about this gem of an outing. And by the way, be sure to scroll down to the end of every blogpost and see the images from Instagram, some exciting ones that don’t make their way into the blog since there are only two posts a week.
View Post
Share