Travel | 3 Days in Newport, RI


Good morning my loves!! Living in New York City, we are so fortunate that many beautiful destinations are just a short drive away, so we have decided that in 2020 we will try to explore the wonderful cities that are accessible by car. So happy that our first trip of the year brought us to New England – just three hours from NYC!

The image above perfectly sums up our vacation in Newport, Rhode Island. I am delighted to share with you guys our stay at The Vanderbilt Hotel, the loveliest areas that we visited, as well as our ride along Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue in a classic car from the 60s!

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Luxury in Miami: Acqualina Spa by ESPA

acqualina resort

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I recently made my way over to the Acqualina Resort & Spa, an oceanfront masterpiece here in Sunny Isles Beach, for a highly recommended Himalayan Salt Stone Massage at their spa – Acqualina Spa by ESPA!  It was truly what I needed, a few hours of relaxation to unwind from my non-stop work weeks.  I had an amazing time, and walked out feeling relaxed, balanced, rejuvenated and full of joy.  We are so lucky to have one of the premier spas in the world right here in South Florida!  Keep scrolling to see more photos and read about the Himalayan Salt Treatments!

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W hotel fort lauderdale ana florentina miami blogger

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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 discount tickets to the event.  VIP tickets are also available.

Get tickets: and where it says Enter Promotional Code, type ‘ANA.’

Looking forward to seeing you thereeee! 🙂

Art Of Swim W Hotel Fort Lauderdale ana florentina

art of swim w hotel fort lauderdale

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seminole hard rock cafe

hard rock hollywood



hard rock hollywood

Happy Monday, everyone!  Yesterday I took my mom to lunch at the beautiful Beach Club located inside the Hard Rock Hollywood.  She was super excited to go, and I have been a Hard Rock fan for decades.  I’ve got shirts, and tank-tops from Hard Rock Cafes across the world!

We ate by the lagoon-style pool, and stayed cool with their refreshingly cool cocktails.  My favorite was the Mango Fusion Mojito – you must get it when you go!

  • Blueberry Frozen Drink
  • Mango Fusion Mojito
  • Florida Farmer’s Salad with Mahi-Mahi
  • Angus Burger & Sweet Potato Fries

hard rock hollywood

hard rock hollywood

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La Mar miami


Are you planning to visit South Florida soon?  Whether you are considering a vacation in sunny Miami, coming to town for a business trip, or visiting friends and family – I recommend making a reservation at any of these prior to arriving!  All of the restaurants below offer breathtaking water views.  Continue reading to see a round up of my favorite restaurants with a view – in no particular order.

THE BAR AT LVL 25, Conrad Miami

Unrivaled views of Biscayne Bay!

Conrad Miami Bar at LvL 25

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The Nutcracker Miami City Ballet



Presented by the Miami City Ballet at the Adrienne Arsh Center

Saturday, December 17 – Saturday, December 24, 2016

Only 15 Days till Christmas!!!  I always love when the Holiday Season is here because it bring us tons of holiday lights and decor, Christmas songs on the radio, cooler temperatures, peppermint everything, and fun local events like George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcraker.’   This show is the most enchanting holiday treat for the entire family, it’s a spectacular ballet that I enjoy each time that I see it.  The scenery is magnificent, the costumes are gorgeous, and Tchaikovsky’s music is magical!

The Nutcracker performance is presented by the Miami City Ballet at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  The Arsht Center has truly transformed Miami’s culture scene.  It is currently celebrating it’s tenth season, and it showcases around 300 hundred performances throughout the year!  These are organized into series: Broadway in Miami, Jazz Roots, the Masterworks Season, Miami Made Festival, and the Summer Season, among others.  The center is beautiful inside and out, and it was designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.


Below you will find all the information that you need for ‘The Nutcraker’: dates and times, duration, and ticket prices that start as low as $ 25.00.  If you are in Miami, I suggest you enjoy The Nutcraker with friends, your family or on a date, and then let me know if you liked it!  **  Also, I have included the basic information for the West Palm Beach location.  Enjoy!


SCHEDULE:  Saturday, December 17 – 2:00 PM

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Nilufar gallery design miami

Nilufar gallery design miami
Nilufar Gallery / Design Miami


Calling all ART AND DESIGN LOVERS!  Only 3 more days until Art Basel and Design Miami open their doors to art and design lovers from every corner of the world.  Over the years, Miami has become a well-known top destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike.  That is because Miami Art Week definitely has something for everyone: from Art Basel, to Wynwood Walls, to Design Miami.  There are also dozens of art festivals that pop-up throughout the city for this special week of the year.

For those that love to mix and mingle in a fashionable crowd, this week is for you!  Everything you need to know about both of these world-renowned events is combined in this post.  In this post you will find detailed information about Art Basel, Design Miami, Miami Art Week Events and the best local parties.  When purchasing tickets you will see that there is a ‘combined ticket’ option, this ticket will allow you to visit both Art Basel + Design Miami for a set price.  You can attend by yourself, or with a group of friends, either way you will surely love this whole week!  Enjoy!


WHAT IS IT: Art Basel stages the world’s preeminent Modern and contemporary art shows, annually in three dynamic cities: Basel (Switzerland), Hong Kong, and Miami Beach (right in our backyard!).  It presents 20th and 21st century art with a strong curatorial perspective.  It attracts leading international galleries and collectors while offering visitors the most important art from around the world.  Around 200,000 visitors attend these three shows, to view the art pieces presented by 500+ of the world’s leading galleries.

WHEN: Miami Beach: December 1 – 4, 2016 | Hong Kong: March 23 – 25, 2017 | Basel: June 15 – 18, 2017

WHEN IT STARTED: This art fair was started in 1970, by three Basel gallerists.

ITS GOAL: Connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, as well as serve as a meeting point for the international artworld.

VENUE: Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139

PUBLIC OPENING HOURS:  Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3pm to 8pm

Friday, December 2, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12 noon to 6pm

TICKET PRICES: Day ticket (valid one day only): 50 USD if purchased online, 55 USD if purchased onsite

Permanent ticket (valid all days): 105 USD if purchased online, 115 USD if purchased onsite

Combination day ticket (for both the Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016 show and Design Miami (valid one day, either Dec 1, 2, 3, or 4: 60 USD if purchased online, 65 USD if purchased onsite

Reduced tickets:

  • Students & Seniors 62 yr and up (valid one day): 34 USD
  • Group tickets: Groups of 10 or more: 34 USD per person (valid one day)
  • School groups (grades K-12): 17 USD per person

***Children aged 12 and under: Free (when accompanied by an adult)

BUY TICKETS: online here

BUY TICKETS: box offices: outside of halls C and D on the west side of the Miami Beach Convention Center building beginning December 1, 2016

EXHIBITORS AND GALLERIES: To see the impressive list of galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa that are participating in this year’s Miami Beach show, click here!

** For more information visit:


WHAT IS IT:  Design Miami has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, and creating collectible design.  This event takes place alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June.  The world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art.

WHEN: Miami, November 30, 2016 – December 4, 2016 | Basel, June 13 – 18, 2017

ITS GOAL: Seeks to satisfy the demand for a high-end design fair, and to broaden awareness of modern and contemporary design, fuel the market for collectible design, and provide an accessible destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

VENUE: Design Miami/ is adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, a short walk from Art Basel in Miami Beach

Meridian Avenue & 19th Street

Miami Beach, FL

PUBLIC SHOW SCHEDULE:  Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12pm to 8pm

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 10am to 8pm

Friday, December 2, 2016, 11am to 8pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12 noon to 6pm

TICKET PRICES:  General Admission: one day access for one guest, 25$ online, $30 onside

Reduced Admission: Students & Seniors with valid ID, 20$ online, $25 onsite

Combination Ticket: Access to Design Miami and Art Basel, 60$ online, $65 onsite

Group Tickets: Groups 10 or more tickets online at the same time.  $20 per ticket online

BUY TICKETS: online here

GALLERIES: For a ful list of design galleries that are participating this year, click here!

** For more information visit:


Art Miami

Location: Art Miami Pavillion, 3101 NE 1st Avenue in Wynwood / Midtown

When: Nov 29, Dec 1-4, 2016 | Tickets: $45 single day, $90 multi day pass

NADA Art Fair Miami Beach

Location: Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 COllins Avenue, Miami Beach

When: Dec. 1-4, 2016 | Tickets: $20 single day, $40 run of show

Miami Project

Location: 6625 Indian Creek Drive on Miami Beach

When: Dec. 1-4, 2016 | Tickets: $20 one day pass, $35 multi day pass

Miami River Art Fair

Location: Miami Convention Center, 400 SE Second Avenue, Downtown Miami

When: Dec. 1-4, 2016 | Tickets: $100 VIP Vernissage

Hive Lounge

When: Thursday, December 1, 4pm

Location: Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami | FREE

Calvin Harris Basel Edition

When: Thursday, December 1, 11pm

Location: LIV, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach | Tickets: $200 via

PAMM and Poplife present Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire, Uncle Luke, and others

Location: Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

When: Thursday, December 1, 9pm | Open to PAMM SUstaining and above level members as well as Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami, and Art Miami VIP cardholders

Rumors Art Basel, With Guy Gerber

When: Friday, December 2, 4pm

Location: 1Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-604-1000

Martin Garrix Basel Edition

When: Friday, December 2, 11pm

Location: LIV, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-674-4680

Skrillex Basel Edition

When: Saturday, December 3, 11pm | Tickets: $60 via

Location: LIV, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-674-4680

*** Free Art Week Shuttle Service: the two cities have joined efforts to operate a free shuttle service that connects to the existing free transportation services and art shows in each city.  For shuttle details: click here!

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