Showing posts with label lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lifestyle. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

THE FUTURE | Lexus LC500h

Let me just start off by saying the 2018 Lexus LC500h is a game-changer.  

Combining the prestigious luxury of a two-door coupe and the first ever Lexus multistage hybrid, this was undeniably my greatest driving experience with the brand. Designed as the most powerful Lexus V8 built, the automobile has overall performance handling equivalent to an Aston Martin DB11. Aside from its roaring power, they nailed the design. The interior is laced with Alcantara sport seating, a carbon fiber roof to lower the vehicle's center of gravity, an expansive glass roof, ambient lighting, sleek door handles, and hand-selected leather. Additionally, the dimensional taillamps are inspired by the look and feel of a jet's afterburners. It essentially drives itself, as it incorporates radar technology to detect when too close to another vehicle and slows down or even comes to a complete stop. Despite the car being low to the ground, it was one of the most unique driving experiences I've had with a Lexus vehicle. Molding together a hybrid and 10-speed transmission V8 luxury coupe is epic. 

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Photography by: Ralph Raphael Photography 

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What I'm rocking:

Bodysuit by Boohoo
Pants by ZARA
Shoes by EGO
Watch by Movado

What Taejin's rocking:

Shirt by H&M
Joggers by H&M
Shoes by KidsShoes

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Saturday, September 2, 2017


It's Labor Day weekend, which means I have one extra day of keeping my little man entertained for a full 24-hours without boring him of low energy activities.  Therefore, we decided to take a little road trip in the all new Lexus RX 350. Known to never disappoint, Lexus transformed this SUV into a driving experience of sophistication and captivating comfort. With a chiseled design and top-notch interior, it made the drive seamlessly smooth. Something I also noticed when backing up, is that the RX 350 has a blind spot monitor with cross-traffic braking. Essentially, the vehicle senses when one is too close to something and it will stop by itself. With plenty of space, this was perfect for our road trip (which wouldn't be complete without a snack stop at the gas station). What are your weekend plans?

What I'm rocking:

Bodysuit by American Apparel
Skirt by American Apparel (similar style here)
Shoes by EGO Shoes
Sunglasses by ZAFUL

What Taejin's rocking:

Shirt by Cat & Jack
Shorts by Target (similar style here)

Lexus RX 350 featured throughout. Visit for full specs and details.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Mazda MX-5

The ever evolving Mazda MX-5 has gone through four generations of innovations, but it has still obtained its authenticity of a lightweight sports car. Throughout my numerous driving experiences, I have to say that the all new MX-5 is probably one of the most fun vehicles to drive. The updated design also took me by surprise, as the top folds away in what seems to be a modern day bat mobile. However, it keeps its muscular stance and aggressiveness without sacrificing the sleek style of the exterior. Since it's known as an iconic roadster vehicle, I decided to take it out into the open roads near the Everglades, to test out the racing capabilities and see how it really performs. Check out the footage we captured below.

Video shot by: Randy Sosa

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Lexus Experience

Moving boldly forward, the all new 2017 Lexus NX Turbo F Sport is incredibly designed in all aspects of the vehicle. It embodies an aggressive, standout look, with dynamic handling and exclusive updates. Its sporty seating and race-inspired G-force transform this SUV into an innovative beauty and beast. Its interior design and moonroof also give it a luxe experience, with a Remote Touchpad to help navigate the vehicle at your fingertips. Another key feature that I absolutely loved about the NX was its wireless phone charging capabilities (because who needs cords). 

Continuing on with the athleisure trend and lifestyle, I paired sporty pieces with edgy details for a bold look during FUNKSHION's The Retreat here in Miami. The Lexus NX Sport was the perfect vehicle for getting me around during the busy four-day fitness and wellness retreat, while allowing for plenty of cargo space while going in and out of events. 

What I'm rocking:

Choker by: ZAFUL
Bodysuit by: OMG Miami
Track suit by: Luli Fit
Shoes by: EGO
Sunglasses by: Free People
Watch by: Movado
Handbag by: Rebecca Minkoff

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Venice Beach Boardwalk

Venice Beach Boardwalk is definitely one of those areas of Los Angeles that is not to be missed while in the city. Although this particular day was a little chilly, there was so much movement throughout the beach. I love how active and eclectic everybody is, even though I didn't get a chance to workout at Muscle Beach. Every time I go to LA, it feels like there is something new to be discovered, so I never get tired of traveling there. If you know anything about me, I'm slightly obsessed with the LA palm trees as well. I know, it's a really odd obsession. However, Miami palm trees aren't as sexy. 

Since I was fighting the cool weather like a stone cold ninja, I paired a shoulder-baring satin blouse with some light-washed denim shorts and threw an oversized denim jacket over it. These lace-up rose gold EGO shoes added a little feminine touch to bring the look together as well.

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Photography by: @MaxTheBody

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Best of Los Angeles with AirBnB

I've partnered up with AirBnB to share some of my favorite places to see, eat, and what to do in Los Angeles. As many of you most likely know, AirBnB is a leader in worldwide accommodations, enabling people to lease or rent short-term lodging in over 30,000 cities. To coincide with their platform, AirBnB recently launched Experiences. Let's say you're in Los Angeles, and wondering what wondrous activities there are in the area. From sports and nature to social impact, entertainment, food, or art-related activities, there is something for everyone to choose from. 

For my Experience, I decided to face one of my all time fears of heights. Having denied it for most of my life, I have come to the conclusion that I am indeed, afraid of heights. The thought of being thousands of feet in the air without my feet on the ground, makes my palms as sweaty as Niagara Falls. However, I chose to go on the LA From Above Experience. Aside from the beautiful views, what really intrigued me about this particular Experience was the inclusion of learning aerial photography from a production pilot. Robin Petgrave is not only an accomplished pilot, but the proprietor of Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum (TAM), a Compton-based exhibit incorporating Tuskegee Airmen memorabilia and enrichment for the youth. What is so intriguing about this organization is that children from as young as eight years old can come to the facility to do school work or find a mentor, and receive flying lessons in exchange. It's really incredible what he's doing for the kids within the Compton area, and the impact it will have worldwide.

After the first 15 minutes (and clenching the life out of my seat), I became quite comfortable in the helicopter. Robin made it welcoming and took some of the tension off of my fear by playing some music and talking us through the entire trip. Mid-flight, he told us that we could hang our heads, arms or legs, outside of the helicopter to take selfies. My first thought was, "Sir, have you lost your mind?" but I became completely comfortable after my first attempt.

Throughout my Los Angeles trip, I also had the opportunity to try out some really healthy and delicious restaurants. Tocaya Organica is a Mexican cafe with burritos, bowls, salads, cocktails, and more. One of my favorite dishes was The Venice Beach bowl, with roasted cauliflower, sweet potato, lentils, garbanzo beans, pickled onions, cilantro-curry salsa, and sea bass. With a Miami Beach location, I am slightly addicted now. Another gem I was introduced to was Urth Caffe, which had a line around the block on a Thursday afternoon. However, the food was amazing and well worth the wait. They had some of my go-to breakfast options: egg whites, whole-grain oatmeal with strawberries and almond milk, and iced coffee. What I love about LA is that there are endless options for healthy food, and they always have almond milk readily available. 

Finally, I had a chance to catch a high-intensity interval workout at Runyon Canyon. I have been dying to hit Runyon Canyon and I was so excited to experience it. The views are phenomenal, and almost make you forget you're even running. 

All in all, Los Angeles holds a special place in my heart and I always love discovering new gems in the city when I visit. A special thank you to AirBnB and Robin for the opportunity, as well as Max for accompanying.  

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Veuve Clicquot Carnaval

Veuve Clicquot Carnaval most definitely knows how to party.  By party, I mean mesh together celebrities, influencers, samba dancers, live music, batucada drummers, and capoeira performers, all while letting endless champagne flow. Led by Grand Marshall and Supermodel Adriana Lima, Veuve Clicquot Carnaval was filled with high energy and effortless luxury. Guests sipped on Veuve Clicquot Rich and Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé, which are the newest options inspired by mixology. They are meant to be served over ice and paired with fresh fruits, vegetables, or herbs. Of course, their signature Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Rosé Champagne were also available. Nestled in Museum Park (overlooking Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami) over 3,000 people gathered in support of the event's beneficiary, Pérez Art Museum Miami.

In preparation of Veuve Clicquot Carnaval, I had the pleasure of going through a complete Dr. Patty's Dental Boutique experience. Having never experienced a dental spa, I was quite surprised when I walked into an upscale spa-like setting. The facility had everything from complimentary champagne and espresso to hot towel service, cutting-edge technology, and eyelash extensions.  Let's just say it completely transformed my outlook on a typical dentist visit and I can never go back to a standard dentist again. Aside from the luxuries of Dr. Patty's, I completely lost that whole "dentist visit anxiety" and felt comfortable. My intention was to go in for teeth whitening and eyelash extensions, but ended up wanting to live there. Honestly, I was so relaxed during the eyelash extension application that I fell asleep! As a side note, my teeth are the whitest they have ever my life. I left feeling beautiful, inside and out!

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