10 things that rocked my world in South Beach, Miami

A quick re-cap of the amazing time we had in Miami for my birthday! 

1. The view from our hotel in Miami was absolutely killer. We enjoyed coffee on the balcony and watched on as the sun rose and set...the perfect girls weekend backdrop.
2. My birthday bouquet...pink roses, pink peonies and lime green hydrangeas (my favorites). Such a beautiful combo!
3. Instead of cake I had the most incredible Thai Donuts from World Resource Cafe. Deelish! 
4. A super fun crew of ladies to spend your birthday with! Tricia, Erika, Angela, Bianca (not pictured)  and Tuyet...i heart you!
5. My new favorite decor store in the world Nest Miami! I was wowed by the amazing items in this store. Completely gorgeous...you would die! 
6. Shopping on Lincoln Ave. always rocks my world. We spent an entire day shopping the fun boutiques and eating brunch at the fun restaurants on the strip. My favorite...sushi samba.
7. Out of all the hotels in Miami the Mondrian has the best bar and poolside view. Super swanky and chic. All the furniture was oversized and so very Alice in Wonderland.
8. The best part of the weekend was the fact that I got to wear a beautiful tiara to my birthday party at the Fountainbleu...we danced the night away. 
9. Poolside moments watching the sunset...very relaxing.
10. Beach time was so much fun, nothing beats the beautiful blue water! As much as I love the California beaches, there is something very tropical + european about the beaches of South Beach.
We had the best time! 

birthday magic...

Wow. I can't believe its my 30th birthday. I am beyond excited for this fabulous year.
Lots of surprises to share with you and super exciting things to come!
I'm so thankful for God who has given me so many blessings and I am more excited than ever for it to finally be here. Yay!
 I so wish you could all be in Miami to celebrate with me...how fun would that be?
At least for now, put on your dancing shoes tonight and celebrate with me! 
I'll be rocking my new birthday tiara...and dancing the night away...
A big thank you to all of you who have sent me birthday wishes already! I'm having so much fun reading them. I feel like we are celebrating together.

Bienvenido a Miami... and Welcome The Webster

It's finally here, the beginning of my 3-0 birthday extravaganza and we are celebrating in the gorgeous and fabulous (and one of my favorite cities)...Miami
Our first stop, The Webster, an extremely chic 20,000 square foot luxury multi-brand boutique located in the heart of Miami Beach, in a historical Art Deco building designed in 1939 by famed architect Henry Hohauser. Lately the Art Deco, 30's inspired look is all I can think about. I always love to see the way retail stores merchandised and design, so as you can imagine I am just dying to see this amazing store. With a gorgeous restaurant inside, we might just spend all day. 
Who doesn't love shopping and brunch...am I right?
The Webster Hotel
1220 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

images via WHW

Style-icious Sunday {sophisticated birthday elegance}

sophistication.... elegance... femininity...
are everything I want to feel this coming week because its my birthday week and I'm turning the big 3-0!
I am absolutely so excited about this birthday and the coming year. My best girlfriends and I are heading down to Miami to luxuriate in the beauty of palm trees and tanning lotion. We love to play and shop on Lincoln and the Miami design district is always a fun treat. Facials, pedicures, and lounging in robes is our mission. It makes me appreciate all of the elements of sophisticated style that I want to experience this year. Ooh la la.
So in love with all things elegant and feminine....

images via.... everythingfab. elements. dustjacketattic.

a mediterranian mansion: Lenny Kravitz former Miami home tour

Who doesn't love a good Lenny Kravitz song...hello American Woman.
I am a huge fan, especially now that I have seen this gorgeous Miami home that he used to live in.
Visions of white and hints of nature surround this enormous Florida estate.
Nothing is chicer in Miami than the color white and fabrics swaying about.
The textures in the home just scream, "walk around barefoot" and "kick back and relax".
You can't beat that...It's perfection.
{All I need is my bathing suit and a sundress and I am SO there}

Hope you guys are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend!
images courtesy of...shelterpop

they took miami

my favorite show to watch on lazy sunday afternoons is 'keeping up with the kardashians'. now khole and kourtney took off to miami and opened their newest store...DASH. its adorable im sure...we are planning to go to miami for my birthday so hopefully we will get to do some DASH shopping! :)