Category Archives: Art & Culture

Front & Center


When I started blogging back in 2004 (those LiveJournal days!), the appeal was that I could hide behind the page and just get the words out without having to really show my face. Not that I wanted to hide behind anonymity – it wasn’t really about that at all. It was really more about my overwhelmingly introverted side remaining just that: out of view and happily so.

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Give Back & Be Fab

Hey, Miami. Here’s your chance to do some good for the local arts community while you shop. Focal Point Dance Studios & Mosaic Dance Project are teaming up for the “Give Back & Be Fab” event on Saturday, December 13th. There will be a raffle with some serious prizes (private island vacation, anyone?) along with some other major goodies. Check out the details below for your chance to win. Good luck!


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Guilty Pleasure TV


TV is a very personal thing for me. I was an only child well into my teen years, so in place of having siblings to entertain me, I had reliable, entertaining, always-on-schedule TV. It made me laugh. It taught me about the Facts of Life. It even provided the first object of my pre-teen affection (Johnny Depp on 21 Jump Street – no surprise there!). By the time I’d met my husband, I’d probably had more meaningful relationships with TV characters than I’d had with friends. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was pretty much raised by TV (with a very hardworking Abuela in the background, of course).

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Meet: Nikki Novo

Nikki Novo Interview on Bubbles & Ink

If you’ve yet to hear about Nikki Novo, let me introduce you to the author, relationship expert, self-help master, and all-around awesome girl who started out in Miami, went to L.A., came back to Miami, and somehow figured it all out along the way. She’s now ready to share that journey with you in her new book, Will I Be Alone Forever? …And Other Dating Questions You Wish a Psychic Would Answer. Read ahead for an interview where Nikki tells me about her worst date, how to hone our intuition, and the secret to finding the right one.

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Tourist for a Day


There’s something to be said for seeing your city as a foreigner. More precisely, as a full-blown tourist from the second floor of a double-decker bus. I wore my best attempt at a kitschy ensemble and joined the rest of a very international group for a day of rediscovering my town. I’ve gotta admit, Miami; you’ve never looked better.

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