Miami Swim Week SI & Funkshion

July 20, 2017

Last night I was lucky enough to see Sports Illustrated new girls walk the runway at The W Hotel in South Beach.

And shortly after, I skipped across the street to the Funkshion tent to watch some amazing new designers walk their new collection on the runway. And ran into the lovely Lila Nikole, who I'll be walking for this Saturday.

Dress// Marciano
Shoes// White House Black Market

Xoxox

Europe 2017

The last 15 days I have had the most amazing experience, traveling, with one of my best friends, through two continents, 5 countries and 10 different cities! Needless to say, it’s been a lot of siteseeing and very little sleep. 

I wanted to share some of my favorite memories during the trip and some must see places you have to visit if you’re ever in these areas! (Images are titled with the location.)

AmsterdamOur first stop was Amsterdam! Of course we had to stop and take a picture with the ever famous “I Amsterdam” letters. But the most memorable, and one of my favorite places during the whole trip was when we took an hour bus to Keukenoff to visit the tulip festival! The tulip festival is every year between April 1- May 13.Places to visit// Keukenoff Garden, Bulldog Cafe, Redlight District

Paris

Paris has to be one of my top favorite places we visited during the 2 week trip. Although we hardly met anyone who spoke English. 

There is endless amounts to see and such amaizng food. My absolute favorite part of Paris was watching the Eiffel Tower twinkle in the middle of the night. 

Places to visit// Eiffel Tower after 9pm and walking the stairs, The Lourve, George’s Restaurant, Norte Dame and Sainte Chapelle

London

From Paris to London we took the underground Chunnel (the train that goes under the English Channel.) 

London was not quite as I expected, it was a bit like New York and quite a lot of the people were not the most friendly. But nevertheless it was still an amazing expericne. My absolute favorite place in London and one of my most favorite memories of the trip was visiting the royal jewels at the London Tower. Unfortunately not phones were allowed in the Royal Jewels chamber, but trust me when I say it is more than you could ever imagine! 

Places to visit// The London Tower (Royal Jewels), The Renaissance Hotel, The London Eye, Changing of the Guards, Big Ben, A Play (we watched Wicked,) National Museum

Ireland

I know I’ve said all of these places are my top favorites, but the Cliffs of Moher were the highlight of the trip! The cliffs are off the coast of Shannon, the west side of Ireland, and 100% worth the trip.Places to visit// Cliffs of Moher, Guinness Facotory, must eat: Fish and Chips

Barcelona

Now Barcelona is the one place that I instantly fell in love with and would love to move here one day. There is endless amounts to do and such beautiful scenery and history around every corner. 

While in Spain we spent two nights in Barcelona, 2 nights is Llafranc and 2 nights in a remodeled castle, Mas Torroella, set ontop of a mountain. And our last night was in a little coastal town south of Barcelona. 

Places to visit or try// Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Boating off the coast of Llafranc, Sangria, Park de la Ciutadella

Its remarkable how much you learn while traveling the world. I definitely caught the travel bug during this trip, and ready for the next adventure. 
Xoxoxo

When In Spain

While hoping through Europe we had the pleasure of staying at an old Spanish, remodeled, castle. And of course I couldn’t go without wearing one of my favorite summer dresses. Side note: obsessed with these new shoes, and will forever be getting my shoes from Shu Shop

Dress// Forema Boutique 

Shoes// Shu Shop (Discount code “AroonMelane20”) *Valid till mid June 

Xoxoxo

Summer Secrets

I’m always looking for new, boutique swim and clothing brands. Because no one wants to show up at the beach wearing the same bikini as every other girl. 

This summer I’m definitely keeping my eye on Mademoiselle Louise Deisgns, a French swim and lingerie designer in Miami Beach. 

You can check out her etsy store here! And her Instagram @mademoiselle_louise_designs 


Photographer// @mark_miami

Model// @aroonmelane & @lisapoulsen


Whats your favorite? 
Xoxo

Summer Preperation 

Today’s post was inspired by the incredibly hot, hundred degree weather we are experiencing in South Beach.

Summer is just around the corner and it’s always nice to get prepared ahead of time. So I’ve linked some of my favorite summer products to keep you glowy this season! As well as some of my favorite summer tips. 

Glowy skin// 

My absolutely favorite product for glowy skin is bio oil! You can use it all over your body as well as your face, to give your skin that extra boost and moisture it craves. 

I’ve also made up my own concoction of body oil. Inside i mixed coconut oil // vitamin e oil // green tea tree oil // rose hip oil // bio oil. I use this little concoction before bedtime to allow my skin to absorb all of the amazing vitamins and  nutrients!

SPF! SPF! SPF! I’ve always used SPF on my face because I was always told that you needed too. But recently I’ve realized just how important it is. That being said, I’ll never go a day without SPF on my face. If I do miss a day, I’ll notice a complete difference in my skin and pigmentation. My favorite is Dermalogica SPF 50.


Summer tip//

Join a gym that has a variety of class, to allow you to mix up your routine and stay motivated! I recently joined my local Equinox gym, and I’m absolutely obsessed! Gotta get summer beach body ready, am I right?!

Drink lots of water! I try to drink at least a gallon a day, and I notice a huge difference from drinking lots of water. Benefits I’ve experienced are, flatter tummy, healthy skin, energy and appetite control. I mean, our bodies are mostly made of water, so shouldn’t we try to drink lots of it? 😛

Current favorite swimsuit brand to rock this summer// Montce Swim


Xoxoxo

Healthy is Happy | Dr Smood

I had the pleasure of dining, with some fellow influencers from South Beach, at a charming and health conscious café called Dr Smood; along with our own personal nutritionist who walked us through some of their most popular menu items. That being said, I only thought it fair to share some of my favorite health tips that were mentioned during the luncheon!img_3686
First off, can we just admire the décor and interior of Dr Smood? It is definitely the perfect place to come for a healthy meal and chill out. This was the Wynwood, Miami location.
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Tidbits!

  • Drinking lots of water is amazing for your body, but you should always try to drink Alkaline water as much as you can. Our nutritionist used a great example to explain the different between regular water and alkaline water. (So you have a shower, and it is constantly getting rinsed off whenever you are inside. But you still have to go in and clean your shower every now and then, even though its continuously getting rinsed. The same applies to your body, drinking water is good to help clean out your system, but drink alkaline water allows your body to flush out all the bad toxins.)
  • We all know moderation is key, and sometimes its hard to avoid that sweet treat. Don’t feel bad for indulging, just know how to treat your body after a cheat meal. For example, if you eat a yummy glazed doughnut, try to help your body digest the treat faster, by drinking a lot of water and liquids.
  • Chaga, is a great alternative to coffee, it gives you all the energy and helps your body to metabolism, but it is even better for you!
  • There is a difference between cacao, cocoa and chocolate. An item can not be labeled as cacao unless it is unadultured, raw cacao from the cacao tree. Chocolate on the other hand has been manipulated and has added ingredients that may not be as healthy. And cocoa is just a fancy way to say chocolate and can sometimes confuse people on whether its raw, healthy chocolate, or sugary refined chocolate.

My favorite item would have to be the Cold Pressed Vegan Mylk, Non-Dairy Chocolate Mylk. Tastes better than regular chocolate milk, but its full of healthy ingredients like brazil nut mylk, dates, cacao nibs, cacao powder, cinnamon and vanilla! Yumm

Cheers to the weekend and keeping out bodies healthy and happy!

xoxox

Dr Smood

Boho Styled Bride

Wanted to do something a little different today on the blog and post some of the amazing images from a recent bridal editorial I shot in.

Channeling some major Boho and Khaleesi vibes! Photography// Angie and Marko Photography

Flowers// Flower Girl Designs

Bridal Dress// Siradpion

Groom wardrobe// @Adrianhart_

Makeup// @Tiarastylesbeauty

Rentals// @therevelco

Stationary// Castle Field Designs

Cinematography// @Lemuscinema

Model//: @Aroonmelane &@Leightonbesch

 

Xoxoxo