Española Way

I always love how each major city has their own little foreign pockets. Take, for example, Little Italy in New York or China Town in San Fransisco. And here in Miami Beach, we have Española Way. Our little Spanish quarter in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

With the amazing Spanish restaurants, foreign music and Spain’s architecture, it’s like we took a trip back to Spain.

Española Way is definitely one of my favorite little spots in Miami Beach, and a great place to visit if you’re ever this way! Or if you’re just looking for a delicious Nutella filled croissant.

Dress// For Love and Lemons

Sandals// Melissa

White store and white dress//

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Miami Staycation

Española Way, in Miami Beach, has always been one of my favorite little spots to visit. The pink walls, hidden corridors and Spanish music, really make it feel like you’ve travelled to Europe!

And what better way to experience it, than with a little staycation at the El Paseo hotel! Right in the hustle and bustle, with the cutest little balconies and coffee room, it made for the perfect spot!

A cute little greeting, some yummy biscotti, a fresh cup of coffee, and I felt right at home!

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Bells of Holly

Totally living for this bell sleeved strapless top from Tobi!

It’s trendy, it’s easy to wear and it’s perfect for this time of year! Even with these bell sleeves it’s still super simple to throw on a jacket, like this metallic green one.

And of course I had to throw in the shorts for that Floridian style.

Bell Sleeve Top// Tobi

Jacket// Shein

Shoes// Steve Madden

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Late Summer

One of the great things about living in Florida, despite all of the natural disasters mother earth has been bestowing on us, is the fact that we can enjoy a sunny beach day even in the middle of November. That being said, the swimsuit shopping is never over. And these two suits are such a crazy bargain, I could not pass up the deal.

Photographer// The Valdez Photo

White suit// Shein

Blue suit// Romwe

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Itsy Bitsy Yellow Bikini

Found my new favorite bikini color, yellow! Absolutely in love with the fit of this bikini. It can sometimes be a bit of a risk to get bikinis from a company who doesn’t specialize in bikinis. But I’m absolutely thrilled with this one from Romwe and will definitely be purchasing more and saving a lot.

I’m also loving their retro styled sweaters, it may still be blazing hot here in Miami, but it’s never too early to stock up on some cute sweaters.

Photographer// Gonzalo Feo

Bikini// Romwe
Sweater// Romwe

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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

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