W HOTEL FORT LAUDERDALE: “Art of Swim” Event

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“ART OF SWIM” A NIGHT OF FASHION & ART!

W HOTEL FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Hello my loves!  Who is coming with me this Saturday night to the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale??

If you are in town, I’d love for you to join me for a super fun night at the W Hotel’s rooftop Wet Deck!  We will be celebrating an unforgettable experience of art and fashion.  This is a multi-faceted event with a three-part act.  There will also be two runway shows where three designers will be showcasing their swimwear line.   And: pop-up boutiques, cocktails and music.  The event begins at 7 PM … be on time!

Make sure you RSVP!  Use the code ‘ANA” for free tickets to the event.  VIP tickets are also available.

Get tickets: http://www.ArtofSwimW.com and where it says Enter Promotional Code, type ‘ANA.’

Looking forward to seeing you thereeee! 🙂

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TODAY’S TREND: The Trench Cape

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Look of the Day: “The Boyfriend Jeans”

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LOOK OF THE DAY:

THE ‘BOYFRIEND’ JEANS

There is a trend of jeans that is divine – slouchy, comfy and relaxed – the Boyfriend jeans.  The epitome of effortless chic dressing is not only a closet essential… it is also a versatile piece.  Dress them up with heels and pumps, or down with flats – either option works every time.  They should fit loosely, and look as if a girl has borrowed the jeans from her boyfriend.  I love wearing them for a change!  There really is nothing better than a comfortable pair of everyday jeans to wear in this city.  This outfit is no exception and I especially love the rose gold pumps that easily take this outfit from day to night.  What do you guys think of this trend?

LOOK DEL DÍA:

LOS BOYFRIEND JEANS

Hay una tendencia de jeans que es divina: holgada, cómoda y relajada: los jeans tipo Boyfriend.  Para un look chic sin esfuerzo, estos jeans no son solo una prenda esencial … sino también versátil.  Usarlos con tacos, sandalias o zapatos sport; cualquier opción funciona muy bien todas las veces.  Deben calzar holgadamente, y verse como si una mujer le tomara prestados los jeans a su novio.  Me encanta tenerlos para variar un poco!  Realmente no hay nada mejor que un par de jeans cómodos para usar en esta ciudad.  Este atuendo no es una excepción y me encantan como quedan con zapatos metálicos que llevan el conjunto de día a la noche.  ¿Qué piensan ustedes de esta tendencia?

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Light & Comfy Off The Shoulder Pullover

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A Checkered Look | Everyday 9 to 5

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A CHECKERED LOOK

Everyday 9 to 5

Love checkered outfits!?  Fall weather brings us new prints, patterns & fabrics that everyone seems to love.  The ‘Checkered Print’ has chic written all over it and what better place to wear it to than to the office!! a place where tailored silhouettes reign.  I hope this bold look brings you a little inspiration to mix this pattern into your everyday work outfits!

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FRANCE | 10 Things To Do in Paris

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10 THINGS TO DO IN PARIS

My days in Paris were short and sweet, and I am already missing the delicious food, the strolls, the views and the Parisian vibes.  The City of Light has always been one of my fave cities in the world, not only because I lived there, but because my experiences have always been lovely.  So I was incredibly happy when my sister announced that she would be getting married in France… that meant that I would return to Paris!  The day finally arrived and a few weeks ago we took a flight from Miami to Paris, spent the weekend, and then drove on Monday to Dordogne, the southwestern region of France.  We returned to Paris the following Friday and stayed six more days.  Today I’d love to share with you my 10 things to do in Paris! … and a few photos I took on this trip.  😉

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SAINT GERMAIN DES PRÉS

This quarter of the 6th arrondissement of Paris is one of the swankier neighborhoods in Paris’ rive gauch (left bank), filled with brasseries, upscale boutiques, yet not overcrowded with tourists.

Two cafés that I recommend to try are Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, I used to go to the first one with friends for l’aperitif (love this French habit!).  The aperitif is a friendly ritual that Parisians do before a meal, they share a drink (nothing too high in alcohol) and something salty like chips.  They also do it on regular week nights!

Sit outside, order the croque-monsieur and a Monaco bière with grenadine (my fave!).  While the timing of the aperifit may remind you of the American Happy Hour, it is not the same concept.  Happy hours celebrate the end of the ‘work-day’ but the aperitif is something else, it is not the end, it is the ‘beginning of the night,’ so the mind set is very different.  And while in Paris I used to do the aperitif almost every night, here in Miami, I rarely make my way to any happy hours!

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MUSÉE D’ORSAY

Skip the lines at the Louvre and visit this beautiful museum instead!  Musée d’Orsay houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces of the world.  Inside are the works of a few of my favorite artists: Pierre Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, and Claude Monet.  This museum is housed inside the former Gare d’Orsay, a railway station constructed for the 1900 World Fair.  The view from the top level is amazing!!

I have a big admiration for painters and their art, that is one of the reasons why I initially moved to Paris – to focus my studies on Art History.  If you are in Paris for a few days, and not sure whether to visit this museum or the Louvre, consider the following: the Louvre exhibits over 35,000 works of art (that’s a lot!), Musée d’Orsay contains 2,000 paintings and 600 sculptures.  Back in the day, I visited the Louvre over a dozen times (3-4 hours inside each time), and I still have tons to see! … plus it is overwhelming due to the size of it.

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CAFÉ DE L’ESPLANADE

This (pictured above) is likely my favorite café in Paris, and it has a spectacular view of Les Invalides!  I love how cozy the outdoor seating is, the trendy inside decor, their menu, and that it sits in all of its Parisian splendor.  Overall, it is a discreet, quiet, and elegant café in the exclusive 7th arrondissement.

I found this café because it was less than half-a-block away from the apartment where I used to live.  I loved going there with a friend who lived nearby, to study for exams while enjoying the peaceful view.

If you are going to splurge and treat yourself, this place can be a nice option, but I suggest that if you go for dinner – make the reservation the day before.  Also, the gorgeous Musée Rodin is around the corner, it is dedicated to the works of my favorite French sculptor, Auguste Rodin – go check it out!

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PALAIS DE TOKYO

If you want a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower, make your way to Palais de Tokyo located near Trocadero in the 16th arrondissement!

Afterwards you can also enjoy lunch or dinner at two trendy restaurants that I highly recommend (a)

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FRANCE | Château de Hautefort

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