Wednesday, November 12, 2014

All you need is love (and some bubbles under the starry Miami sky)

                                                                                                       Photo  Moët
Save the date. On Saturday, November 22, the first ever “Love & Wine – Rooftop Wine & Spirits, Gastronomic Affair” will take place atop the Collection Building in Coral Gables. Wine and spirit producers, leading figures in the culinary scene, live entertainment and local influencers will be all in one of the city’s most posh rooftop settings.

Attendees will enjoy the characteristically breezy atmosphere unique to South Florida in the fall season, while iconic labels such as Moët, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, Minuty and Ketel One, will provide unique opportunities to taste select wines and spirits that have brought them worldwide acclaim. 

Guests will also have access to other wine and premium spirits while indulging in flavors from the most widely recognized kitchens in Miami. Chef and television personality Ralph Pagano will host the Love & Wine - Cooking with Love stage, which will feature cooking demonstrations from various well known Miami chefs including Dustin Ward and Giorgio Rapicavoli. 

Participating restaurants showcasing their kitchens include: BLT Prime, Batch Gastropub, Cibo Wine Bar, Love is Blind and more.

The rooftop locale will serve as a whole entertainment experience, complete with live musical performances, DJs, an exclusive 2015 car installation provided by The Collection, Village of Merrick Park will be launching their holiday concepts with selected vendors and exclusive sponsored cocktail and spirit lounges. Each sponsored lounge will create a series of mini-experiences for event-goers as they sip, sample and share in a magical evening under the stars. 

Event tickets range between $100-$280 with various ticket packages available for attendees. Tickets can be purchased at

Life if Beautiful!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Super Purple Smoothie

My mom would say: something with this color, especially since it is 100% natural, must be good. The intensity of the purple color is given by the blueberries, which are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. Besides the colorful blueberries, this smoothie has five ingredients that I love:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Being a Girl and Succeeding in a "Boy’s" World

                                                                                             Rori Lassanke and Laura Termini (Photo courtesy of Miami Extrema)
Dedicated to my fellow bloggers Laura Termini and Rory Lassanske, who made possible the Social Media Talk Miami

I’m not a feminist. Not at all. I think being a woman is super cool. I like wearing high heels, lipstick and getting my manicure done and all those girls’ stuff. I love cooking, setting the table and candlelights. I love flowers for no reason and a gentleman coming to my door to pick me up when I go out.  And I strongly believe in the healing power of pink and friendship between women. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

More than a Pretty Dress. Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

I made one of his mantras "you rest, you rust," my own. I followed his advise to women "walk like if you have three men walking behind you," as a life guideline that proof that attitude is almost everything. Resilient, Oscar de la Renta loved the life he lived, what he gave and what he received, and battled cancer for the last 8 years.

The undisputable king of the red carpets, he dressed four American First Ladies and his last design was the wedding gown all of us would dream to wear. More important, all his creations, including his fragrances, which I wore in different stages of my life, were a tribute to femininity, and ode to what it means to be a woman.

Born in Dominican Republic, he was a Latin icon, a true gentleman and his designs were an inspiration for women all over the world. He belongs to the same Olympus than Balenciaga and Valentino. R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta. You'll be deeply missed in the runways of the world but your legacy will live on.
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