Tuesday, September 30, 2014

EPIC BRICKELL




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Summer has come to an end, welcoming my favorite season of the year. 
This is my goodbye to summer posts, introducing EPIC hotel in Brickell Miami.
I have shared some of my favorite spots in Miami in my last few posts. 
Don't worry, due to some unexpected life changes, I will be back sooner than I thought and I'll continue to share my secret little corners, my favorite lunch, dinner and party spots in case you are ever in town.


Monday, September 29, 2014

MANDARIN ORIENTAL MIAMI

Mandarin Oriental is by far one of my favorite hotels in Miami.
Aside from an all in all perfect place, service, location, and what not, Mandarin Oriental also invited us to try their spa and treated us with a very relaxing couples massage.

A VERY special thank you to LA MAR, for hosting us and giving us the chance of trying their exquisite and some of the best peruvian food I have ever had. Everything was absolutely incredible. I can't decide if the Nikkei Causa or the Arroz Chaufa Aeropuerto were my favorite dishes.
The quinoa and lucuma dessert was a mouth explosion and mix of flavors that couldn't have gone better together.
I can't wait to be back!


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

MIAMI BEACH


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Though Miami has endless amounts of beaches, with endless amounts of people, it's always nice to get away from the crowds and create your own little place in an empty Miami Beach beach. 
Of course, you're more likely to find this peace and quite if you head North.
Just pack a little snack- some pink lemonade, cheese strings, Chex mix and some hummus with pita chips and you're set for the day.
My best fiend from Kuwait, her sister, another of my best friends from Venezuela; Hugo, my boyfriend and I had the beach almost all to ourselves before heading over to Aventura Mall.
There's a reason my dad always called miami "Marmol..."
(Del Mar al Mall...)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

VICEROY BRICKELL



The next few posts will all be summer throwbacks and a little trip to some of my favorite stops and spots these past summer months.

The Viceroy hotel, though for my taste, a little too overwhelming, specially when it comes to decoration and all the "fansy-ness" that comes within, still is a wonderful place to stay if you're around Brickell.

Here are some pictures in the pool area, of course, my favorite place to be at while in a hotel during summer.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LIME GREEN PLAYSUIT


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Though summer has come to an end and my favorite season has now welcomed herself, there are still little moments, places, memories and fun summery outfits I have in store.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

RITZ CARLTON KEY BISCAYNE


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For me, The Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne is one of the closest things to home. 
I know it since before it was born (my apartment was in the building next to it) and so, ever since I can remember, it's been one of the places where I spent most of my summers and where I have an endless amount of memories. 
I even had my first underwater kiss in one of their pools where we would sneak in at night to jump of the waterfalls.
Every time I go back to Miami, it is still a must-stop, must-visit and though it is a bit run down, it never ceases to amaze me.

Monday, September 22, 2014

THE SUMMER LONG BLACK DRESS


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There's the classic and oh-so-typicall LBD and then there are long, endless cleavaged, not to mention, see through black dresses.
Of course, I did not notice the see through part until I was at a super market and every other person would look at me as if I were naked.
Thank goodness it was while in Miami, where it's excusable to walk around in very little clothing, or seeminglessly naked.



Friday, September 19, 2014

WE ARE HANDSOME


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REALLY, there's no need, no need whatsoever to ever take life seriously, but, the most important thing to never take seriously... is yourself. 
Being able to laugh at yourself, to accept your imperfections, your flaws, to know that, OK, as cliche as it may sound, you're not perfect, at least not the idea and definition of what perfect is to you or to any other individual - it sets you free, free of caring... and there are few things you should be caring about. What others think of you, shouldn't be one of them.
What others think of you, is
1. none of your business
2. not your fault
3. not up to you
To each, his owncada loco con su tema; you do you and I'll do me... 
and there's no better feeling than that of knowing that you are OK with being and doing and acting and feeling as you do when you do because you do.

Does any of this even make sense?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ONE BAL HARBOUR


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While in Miami I had the chance of staying at some of the most beautiful places. 
By far, one of my most memorable and epic stays was at ONE BAL HARBOUR.
From the guys that work at the valet parking (which always had a smile on their faces and were willing to lend a hand) to an amazing cloud like bed, T.V. in the bathroom, a beautiful tub with incredible views of the ocean, some of the most delicious soaps and shampoo by the brand Molton Brown (which I fell in love with and ended up buying at the airport Duty Free); to an incredible welcome with a bottle of wine, brie cheese and crackers. 
Oh, they really had me at BRIE cheese. (Not for any particular reason other than the fact that I am the most obsessive person over cheese, and when it comes to brie...it's another level). 
One of the things I am extremely strict with when it comes to staying at hotels is feeling the closest possible to home, at least in the hygiene sense. 
I have left hotels before because I didn't feel it was impeccable enough but that was most definitely not an issue at ONE
Everything was right in place. I even got macaroons on my bed side table every night.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DCODE FESTIVAL

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Este fin de semana pude ver, escuchar y disfrutar en vivo y en directo a algunos de mis grupos favoritos. Entre ellos Chvrches, Beck, Russian Red y Bombay Bicycle Club con canciones como Lies, Gun, The Mother we Share, Feel, Lighting Bulb, Carry Me, Cigarettes, Blitz y Loser entre las mejores.

Gracias a Pepsi por la mejor experiencia!