Category Archives: Miami Mondays

Miami Monday…Shortcut to Fabulous Tax Free Weekend

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Tax Free Weekend is this weekend in Florida. Books, clothing and footwear $75 or less is tax free along with school supplies under $15. One of my fave boutiques, Touch Boutique is having a fab event called, Mocktails and Minis to kick off tax free weekend. This is the place to be on Friday! Cyndi V is going you a free gift with a $50 purchase…I’ve seen it…its cute! Plus there will be free Mocktails and lots of tax free clothes!

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Miami Monday…Shortcut to Fabulous Free Public Event…this Week!!

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I know this is a repeat from last week, but if you haven’t made plans to join me and Kelly Saks from Kelly’s Kloset Blog at Miinto.com‘s Ready, Set, Swim event at the fabulous Emena Spa in the Design District you should. The event will run from 7 pm to 10 pm on July 18, 2012 and will feature a fashion show featuring boutiques from Miinto.com, free sips from Reyka Vodka and SNAP, spa delights from Emena Spa and shopping from really fabulous designers. There are so many reasons you don’t want to miss this, starting with the fact that the first 40 guests to arrive get a free $15 gift card to Miinto.com, coupled with the fact that there will be free liquor and you can check out all of the fab things Emena Spa has to offer and maybe even book a treatment off of their Miami Spa Month special list (one of the most amazing deals I have ever seen), you’ve got yourself a must-attend event. Plus, the shopping will be kind of amazing. I have a seen a preview of the designers collections that will be featured at the event and let’s just say my wallet is in serious danger on the 18th. Swimwear from Karess, handbags from Diamantina, eco-friendly accessories from Calamarie, Jewelry from Cre and Earthy Chic and more accessories perfect for summer from Savera Chopra…something for every style profile, taste and budget! RSVP to rsvp@itmarketingconcepts.com. For other public swimweek events, check out the Wordy Girl’s listing on Miami.com and Rod Hagwood’s article on Sun Sentinal.com

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Miami Monday…Shortcut to Fabulous Swimweek Event Open to all!

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Kelly Saks from Kelly’s Kloset Blog and I are honored to host Miinto.com‘s Ready, Set, Swim event at the fabulous Emena Spa in the Design District. The event will run from 7 pm to 10 pm on July 18, 2012 and will feature a fashion show featuring boutiques from Miinto.com, free sips from Reyka Vodka and SNAP, spa delights from Emena Spa and shopping from really fabulous designers. There are so many reasons you don’t want to miss this, starting with the fact that the first 40 guests to arrive get a free $15 gift card to Miinto.com, coupled with the fact that there will be free liquor and you can check out all of the fab things Emena Spa has to offer and maybe even book a treatment off of their Miami Spa Month special list (one of the most amazing deals I have ever seen), you’ve got yourself a must-attend event. Plus, the shopping will be kind of amazing. I have a seen a preview of the designers collections that will be featured at the event and let’s just say my wallet is in serious danger on the 18th. Swimwear from Karess, handbags from Diamantina, eco-friendly accessories from Calamarie, Jewelry from Cre and Earthy Chic and more accessories perfect for summer from Savera Chopra…something for every style profile, taste and budget! RSVP to rsvp@itmarketingconcepts.com.

 

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Miami Monday…Shortcut to Fabulous $99 Spa Treatments

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Yesterday marked the first day of Miami Spa month, which actually is two months and runs through August 31, 2012. For the next two months, some of Miami’s best spas are featuring some of their best treatments at bargain basements prices….check out the participating spas here.

My picks:

  • The Hamam Spa Ritual at the Standard Spa- 100 min:
    Keep it Sensual and Satisfying. Begin in the Hamam for some warm-up time. You will then receive a 45-minute Standard Massage followed by a complete lathering with a Turkish Hamam Rub and Scrub. Finish with an Herbal Bath that will be sure to get your blood flowing.
  • The Summer Beauty Facial at the Biltmore Spa- 70 min:
    The Summer Beauty Facial combines the benefits of a deep cleansing, exfoliation and extractions together with a deeply hydrating or purifying mask to leave your skin looking fresh, plumped and supple. Your eyes will also benefit from the Talika’s Eye Decompress ritual targeting dark circles and puffiness, leaving you camera ready for the summer.
  • Bliss Spa at the W‘s Ginger Melt- 75 min:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hot off the ‘stresses’, this condensed version of Bliss’ legendary Ginger Rub™ is a two-in-one treatment that detoxifies the body and melts away tension. Bask in a mask of freshly grated ginger root briskly rubbed onto the body and allowed to soak as you’re cocooned in a warming foil wrap. Toxins will be released from the body while stress is soothed away with a head, neck, and shoulder massage.
  • TOP PICK: Emena Spa’sPick Two…you get to pick two of the following treatments for $99.Choose TWO of the following treatments:

     Deep Tissue or Integrative Massage – 55 min:
    A therapeutic massage using firm but gentle pressure to ease your muscles and calm your mind.

     Custom Organic Facial – 55 min:
    Reawaken your skin with this invigorating facial designed for your skin’s special needs with our top notch organic line called Eminence.

     Essential Mani/Pedi Combo – 90 min:
    Brighten and soften toes and hands with the perfect manicure and pedicure.

     Microdermabrasion – 20 min:
    An efficient way to exfoliate the top layers of your face leaving a smooth, bright, healthier appearance.

     Foot Master Reflexology Pedicure – 90 min:
    A truly immaculate pedicure incorporating a ton of deep muscle foot and leg massage with “The Foot Master” of Miami, making you light on your feet afterwards!

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Miami Monday…Shortcut to Fabulous Events and a Giveaway open to All

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This week is full of events in Miami. First up on my radar is Wednesday’s Eat Better, Look Better seminar at the Miami Center for Plastic Surgery with Miami’s very own Pamela Bond giving you the 8 superfoods that can change your skin and lifestyle. I need all of the help I can get in this area, so I will be there pen and paper in hand praying that cupcakes are one of the eight super foods….hey a girl can dream! In honor of this soiree, the fab folks at Pamela Bond are hosting a giveaway. All you have to do is use RaffleCopter to Like the Pamela Bond Facebook page, Like my Facebook page (there are some ways to get extra entries too!) and you will be entered to win a bottle of Cranberry cleansing gel and a jar of Cucumber Scrub. (photographed below). You need to be a resident of the United States to win. No purchase necessary. Contest ends Midnight July 4, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random.
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Next up is Thursday Night’s Fashion Blogger’s Do it Better hosted by The Fashion Poet‘s Annie Vazquez and The Goodwill Project‘s Simo and Eugy. The event is back by popular demand and will feature a Fashion Show with blogger “models” including your’s truly. Now let me say the other ladies truly could be models, but I will be representing the real girl…in spanx (boy do I need spanx in the number I am slated to wear)!!! Other models include: Daniela Ramirez (Nany’s Kloset), Maria Tettamanti (The Wordy Girl), Ana_Ortuño (Chic Street and Eats), Kristin Clark (Living in Color Print), Angeles Almuna (Angeles Almuna), Vanessa Ferrer (The Very Thought of You), Kiana Barnes (Young Wilde Free), Maika (The Glam Blog), Nicole Jordan (Front Row Spectator), Mayleen Gonzalez (Word in Fashion), Ginger Harris (Electric Blogarella) and Casey Garcia (Sweet Savvy Street).  Models will be wearing looks from Guy & Girl Boutique, Jewels by Dunn, Furor Moda, GG Boutique and Collins Bridge. Like what you see…you can score the runway looks at the event…tres fab!

The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Ricochet Bar and Lounge, 3250 Buena Blvd, Midtown.. The open event kicks off at 7p.m. with complimentary blogger themed cocktails till 8 p.m. Followed by a fashion show at 9 p.m. 

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Shortcut to Fabulous Touch Boutique Style Challenge Recap

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Recaps of all of the fab events I go to is not my normal M.O. However, I produced the Fashion Style Challenge for Touch Boutique and served as a blogger Guest Judge. I figured the double duty deserved a post. Plus, the boutique is full of Shortcuts to Fabulous on-trend clothes and accessories and they ship all over the country. All you need to do is like their Facebook page and check out their look books. This is really my new spot for fabulous on-trend affordable accessories.

Last Thursday I served as guest Judge at Touch Boutique’s Style Challenge and one lucky lady won a $100 gift card! Fellow judges/bloggers Ria Michelle, Ginger Harris and Juliana from a Fashion Soiree were looking gorgeous and slender decked out in bright colors. The event was an homage to neon and brights with ladies decked out in their best brightly colored frocks. A few Miami bloggers were on-hand for the event, but the real stars of the show were the regular ol’ gals who are anything but regular. The concept behind the event was to showcase the style of the everyday girl and show that you don’t have to be a “fashion” blogger to have style and show it off. The event was a huge success and got tons of press coverage.  I want to thank our sponsors, Stoli, Three Men and  Lil’ Lady and Moonchine….and of course Cyndi V (owner of Touch).

Here are some photos:

Juliana from A Fashion Soiree and Moi

myself, a few other bloggers, Ria Michelle from Riamichelle.com and Ginger Harris from Electric Blogarella gearing up to Judge the entries in the Style Challenge

Yummy cupcakes and cake pops provided by Three Men and Lil Lady

Judging the contest...love Ria's red lips

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Miami Monday….Shortcut to Fabulous Fashion and Beauty Events this week

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Two fab events are my picks in the 3-0-5 this week. Both happen to be on Thursday….one of which you can find moi serving as a guest judge….

1. Thursday, June 7 from 12:00pm – 7:00pm Neiman Marcus in Merrick Park is hosting a GLAMPING Event.  Prepare for summer with all the beauty essentials necessary to make this summer fun and flirty. Follow their Glam Trail throughout the beauty department as their “Glam Camp Counselors” take you through the exciting world of Camp Gorgeous.  
There will be workshops throughout the day. i.e.: 1:30- 2:00 for Camp Fabulous as Chanel will be demonstrating how to achieve a summer look with their new collection and La Prairie will show you how to achieve a streak-free tan with their moisturizing self tanners. From 2:45- 3:15 is Camp Scented Forest…TOM FORD will take you on a journey through the distinctive scents of summer and its new Neroli Portofino Splash, Eau de Fraiche.

Join Neiman Marcus Thursday, June 7, 2012 for their Glamping Event in Merrick Park and score and exclusive tote with beauty samples with your cosmetics or fragrance purchase of $85.00 or more.

2. Join bloggers Ria Michelle, Juliana Cardona, Ginger Harris and myself as we judge Touch Boutique’s Style Challenge this Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 7 pm to 10. The event will feature free sips from Stoli, munchies from Moonchine, sweet treats from Three Men and a Lil’ Lady, polish changes from All Dolled Up and a Bun Bar from Mirror Mirror Beauty Studio…but the piece de resistance will be the Style Challenge where you can win a $100 gift card to Touch Boutique. Here is how it will work. You scour the racks and find a great look, take a picture and tweet the pic to @touch_boutique. Then my fellow blogger judges and myself will declare a winner of the Style Challenge who will live in style infamy for all eternity…oh and you get a $100 gift card to the Boutique as well. You have to RSVP to attend….rsvp@itmarketingconcepts.com

 

 

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