Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pixics Giveaway

Happy Friday, everyone. I’m gearing up for the weekend and looking forward to heading out to Argentina for a business conference. It will be my first time in South America, so I’m pretty stoked.

Since I’ll be gone for a week, I leave you with freebies and a new place to shop. I found the little guy on the left on, a new online shop for all things “indie, retro, vintage, and geek.” They’ve got some really great out-of-the-ordinary apparel, accessories, and gifts (like the Fuluto figurine in this post) for very reasonable prices with FREE SHIPPING to all orders in the United States and Canada, so it’s worth a trip to the site.

Also, check out their Giveaway page for details on how to win your very own Twitter Bird figurine (he’s adorable, promise). The contest is going on now through February, so don’t miss out.

You can also follow Pixics on Facebook and have even more chances to win. Just “like” the Pixics Facebook page, tell a friend about the giveaway, and share the giveaway on your Facebook page. You will qualify for the giveaway once your friend submits their own entry.

The Pixics giveaway officially ends on February 29th, so get on it! Best of luck to you all and happy shopping! See ya when I get back from Buenos Aires!!

Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday (We guess…)

It seems that today marks the date of the best guess for the birthday of famed poet Edgar Allan Poe, acclaimed for such works as The Tell-Tale Heart,  The Pit and the Pendulum, and, of course, The Raven.

Even as a child, I remember being strangely drawn to the dark beauty of Poe’s works. I heard the thumping of that tell-tale heart and the squawking of that persistent raven and knew I wanted to create experiences with my words.

Today, I grow more fascinated still and continue to marvel at the poetry that lives on in glorious infamy. In his honor, I’ll proudly wear my Raven tee and brush up on some favorites. If you’d like to learn more about Poe’s works, check out this great, free online collection of stories and poetry.

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore…” – The Raven

Jason Wu for Target: February 5, 2012

Target does it again; the retailer has partnered with young, talented designer Jason Wu – best known as a favorite to first lady Michelle Obama – to create beautiful and affordable fashion for all kinds of budgets. Wu designed the first lady’s gown for the Inaugural Ball in 2009, which helped propel him to international acclaim. His new collection for Target is anticipated to be as well-received as Missoni was back in September 2011.

Below, a look at some of Wu’s collection for Target. The collaboration, “inspired by the vision of an American girl in Paris,” will include apparel, handbags, and scarves and is set to debut on February 5th.



The Man Repeller at the Webster Miami

Leandra Medine’s double-fisting arm party took Miami over the weekend and I was somehow able to stumble upon the action and say, “hey,” for a couple minutes before the glammy staff at the Webster started eyeing me and my $7 Target jeans, probably wondering how I’d slipped past the proverbial velvet rope. No matter. The store was exquisitely curated and made for some fun wish-list building (read: Chanel-lusting).

Thanks to the Man Repeller for being so gracious and hanging out with a couple of aspiring fashionistas between styling sessions. And thanks to the Webster for letting us frolick among the racks of couture we hope to someday afford. You can keep up with the Man Repeller here and shop the Webster’s newly redesigned online shop here.



Special thanks to Yve for trailing me with a camera and documenting the experience. 

Wynwood Walls & Peter Tunney’s Art

I’ve lived in Miami my whole life and will admit to often having a love/hate – and sometimes even a love-to-hate – relationship with this oh-so-Magic(al) City. But even as I sit in my living room listening to the echo-y hollering of my proud Cuban neighbors bouncing off the hallway walls, I will admit there are corners of the city I enjoy stumbling upon. One such location is the garage-turned-gallery tucked away behind Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, where my husband and I (along with the Yelp Elite Miami crowd) enjoyed a free Peter Tunney exhibit a few nights ago.

After a wonderfully busy week of food, art, and fashion, it’s nice to settle in and blog for a bit to share some of my favorite moments before heading out for more of the former. I guess tonight feels like one of the rare love-to-love variety. Check out some cool scenes below. Hope you’re all having  a great weekend!

Peter Tunney: A Beautiful World



Wynwood Kitchen & Bar



What Reality? Live Screen-printing



P.S. Relax – I, too, am Cuban and will admit to being a teeny bit loud on occasion. It’s just a little harder to write with 8 other Cubans having a quiet discussion down the hall.