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

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 been...in my life. I left feeling beautiful, inside and out!


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Ferrari 458 Spider









 

Let’s face it, Ferrari is the epitome of Italian excellence. I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the Ferrari 458 Spider and all of its unprecedented glory. Innovating the auto industry as the world’s first mid-rear-engine sports car with a retractable hard top, the 458 encompasses all things functional, style, comfort, and performance. Speaking of performance, let’s get to the real juice. Known for its racing capabilities, Ferrari developed the 458 with 562 horsepower and a maximum speed of 199 mph. Yes, please. Not to mention its ability to go form 0-62 mph in less than 3.4 seconds. Needless to say, Ferrari is well known for paying close attention to detail in every aspect of their vehicles and it shows with the 458 Spider. The nose has two small aero-elastic winglets which create downforce and with acceleration, contort to reduce drag. Of course, a fierce red number and Louboutins go quite well with the Ferrari 458 Spider.  

For more information and specs, visit www.thestablesmiami.com.

Photography by: @NickJustChill



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Socially Driven with Mercedes-Benz: My Miami

As a car connoisseur and lover of all vehicles with some power behind the pedal, it has to be known that Mercedes-Benz is at the top of my list of iconic brands. When I was approached with their Socially Driven campaign, of course, I jumped at the opportunity to partner with the company to share my version of Miami. People consistently ask me about my favorite spots in the city, so I figured it was about that time to share with you all. Discovering new places and pieces of beauty is what I love, so if you had just one day to spend in Miami...these are my not-to-be missed moments.

6AM // CATCH THE SUNRISE BETWEEN 1ST AND WASHINGTON AVENUE. MIAMI HAS BEAUTIFUL SANDY BEACHES, AND SKYLINES TO MATCH. THIS IS ALSO THE QUIETER AREA OF MIAMI BEACH, SO YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL IN.


9AM // GET YOUR WORKOUT ON AT MIAMI BEACH'S MOST ELITE FITNESS CENTER, ANATOMY AT 1220. THIS PLACE HAS EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED OR WANT IN A GYM, OR LIFE (NOT TO MENTION, IT'S EVERY CELEBRITY'S GO-TO SPOT TO GET SWEATY WHILE IN THE CITY).


12PM // GRAB A LIGHT LUNCH AT WYNWOOD YARD'S DELLA TEST KITCHEN. WITH SIMPLE INGREDIENTS AND COMPLEX LAYERS OF FLAVOR, THEIR DISHES ARE INCREDIBLE. SAVE ROOM FOR THEIR ALMOND BUTTER CUPS - YOU WILL MOST CERTAINLY WANT ONE TO FINISH OFF YOUR MEAL...OR 15.


3PM // GO FOR AN AFTERNOON STROLL AND CHECK OUT SOUTH POINTE PIER. ITS SIGHTS ARE GORGEOUS, AND THE AREA IS FILLED WITH ACTIVITY FOR EVERYONE.


7PM // FINISH OFF THE DAY WITH MIAMI BEACH'S TASTIEST PIZZA, GIOTTO. IT'S A LITTLE HIDDEN SPOT RIGHT OFF WEST AVENUE, AND THE MARGHERITA THIN CRUST PIZZA IS TO DIE FOR! I PROMISE, YOU WILL NEVER EAT ANY OTHER PIZZA AGAIN.


ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US?

If you live in or plan on visiting NYC, LA, Chicago, Austin, Miami, or Denver, Mercedes-Benz is inviting you to share your city in a simple and artistic way on Instagram

It's easy—you create a quick (but beautiful) animated album of 5 of your best geotagged photos and upload it to Instagram. Then, you share your album on your feed with the hashtag #MBsociallydriven—and your photos might be featured on the Mercedes-Benz website!

Ready to rediscover your city? Visit the official website here to enter!





Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mazda CX-3





The 2017 Mazda CX-3 can only be described as something similar to the elegance of a wild animal in the instant prior to pouncing on its prey. Um, hello.  That's quite possibly the only type of vehicle I want to drive. Its exterior design has a nice balance of rich body contouring with incredible short overhangs and simple lines that express energy and movement.  Of course, the interior gives it its true character though.  Textures and neutral colors are combined to give it a sense of sporty refinement, which is what I like to consider myself.  Sporty refinement.  No?  It was worth a shot.  Aside from its beauty, the all new CX-3 offers Active Driving Display to help keep your mind focused on the driving experience without distraction. Last but not least, Mazda Connect and the Bose 7-speaker surround sound system allotted time, before I dropped my son off at school, for morning jam sessions with my five-year-old.  Ju-ju on that beat was streaming through those bad boys all day.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is featured throughout.

For more information and specs, visit www.mazdausa.com


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Acura ILX


Back at it again with another beauty, but this automobile is not just any traditional compact sport-sedan. The 2017 Acura ILX completely redefines its category, with aggressive styling and bold accents. The style and sporty 201-hp engine almost remind me of the driving experience of a Cadillac, in the sense that it revels in luxury and class.  As always, pick-up speed is one of my favorite aspects or noted features when I'm driving cars and this one is quite a beast. 

It's particularly impressive in its smart capabilities, with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) which uses a forward-facing camera mounted above the inside rearview mirror to proactively keep the ILX in the center of its detected lane. Therefore, one doesn't have to worry about veering off into other lanes during the driving experience. All in all, the new Acura ILX is rather impressive this time around. 

2017 Acura ILX featured throughout.







For more information or specs, visit www.acura.com



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Mitsubishi Mirage G4






Allow me to introduce the 2017 Mitsubishi G4, as bold and beautiful as she wants to be.  I had the pleasure of driving the all new car recently, and was quite impressed with its performance and technological capabilities. It has some fantastic smart features that allow for little distraction throughout the driving experience. For example, its CarPlay capability allows your phone to sync directly with the vehicle for a completely hands-free feature where it reads your text messages to you. It also offers the option to type out messages as replies, check voicemail, call contacts, etc. 

Aside from its techie aspects, the automobile is quite purse-friendly if you're looking to purchase a car that won't hit too hard on the pockets. Although I would like quicker acceleration, it's extremely fuel-efficient. I know this, because I basically drove all around the world before having to fill it up. 



The 2017 Mitsubishi G4 is featured throughout.

For more information and specs, visit www.mitsucars.com.




Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Toyota RAV4


Believe it or not, I vowed to never become one of those caravan soccer-mom drivers after I had my son. There was something about driving an oversized minivan that did not scream, "I have arrived." However, I have opened up to crossovers or SUV's. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Crossover has been an absolute breeze to drive, and it's not too bad on the eyes either. Its bold and chiseled exterior gives it an athletic touch, yet it remains refined with elegant interior. 

Let me break it down for you. After I stepped inside the vehicle for the first time, I utilized the Smart Key System and pressed the ignition. I thought to myself, "do you hear that?" Absolutely nothing. The RAV4 has such a quiet start that I turned the vehicle off and back on, to make sure it was accurate. Aside from that, it's spacious enough to fit my whole life and then some. It also has an incredibly proven hybrid powertrain and great fuel efficiency. What surprised me the most was its 194 horsepower, which gave it sporty acceleration (we all know I love this aspect of cars).






Toyota RAV4 Crossover featured throughout.

For more information, visit www.toyota.com


What I'm rocking:

Trench by Revolve
Jumpsuit c/o Anatomie (older style)
Shoes c/o Cole Haan at Brickell City Centre 


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mitsubishi Outlander





For the past week, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the all new Mitsubishi Outlander - and an excellent experience it has been. It came as a surprise when I stepped into the vehicle, as the Outlander offers spacious seating and leg-room for up to seven passengers with its standard third-row seating. Another aspect of the interior that I could appreciate is its sophistication of leather seating surfaces and leather-wrapped accents. The gloss black and chrome interior detailing also gave it a touch of luxury that reflected a stylistic approach. 

The Outlander’s ECO Mode employs energy saving measures that allow it to switch from 2WD to 4WD only when necessary, ensuring that you’re getting the best fuel economy and lowest emissions. The vehicle also warns you when it’s necessary to brake, or if you are nearing another vehicle too closely it will brake by itself. Therefore, the new Mitsubishi Outlander not only has beauty, but brains as well. 


For more detailed information about the new Mitsubishi Outlander, visit http://www.mitsubishicars.com.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Kia Soul





Let's be completely honest here. I experienced the 2016 Kia Soul Crossover quite some time ago, but it was somehow tucked away in the archives. However, that doesn't take away from the overall experience. The vehicle essentially caters to you digitally, as it controls your smartphone, music, entertainment, etc. It's also perfectly "cool mom" approved, with its Designer Collection exterior colors and sleek body molding. I was also rather impressed with the size, as I was expecting it to fit those who are similar to a hamster (like the commercials). It's actually extremely spacious and smooth to cruise around Miami in. 

For more information, visit www.kia.com


2016 Kia Soul Crossover featured throughout





Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Santana Row






In all 13 years that my brother has lived on the west coast, I have somehow never traveled there to see him. Yes, I know what you may be thinking. Lynsee, you are a terrible sister. However, I live on the complete opposite side of the country so we would meet in the middle for holidays. In lieu of continuing this ridiculousness, I flew to California this past weekend to see him and his fiancé (and participate in all of her wondrous bachelorette party festivities). Let's just say there was plenty of estrogen, red wine, and I managed to come back to Miami with the voice of Kermit the Frog.

During my stay, I had the pleasure of residing at the luxurious Hotel Valencia Santana Row. Having never been to Santana Row, I was astoundingly impressed with the area (restaurants, shopping, wineries, nightlife). It seemingly reminded me of Lincoln Road here in Miami.  The hotel was nestled in San Jose, with an elegant old world European style meets sleek modern design. As the only hotel located directly on Santana Row, it catered to everything that I possibly needed. Upon arriving, a tray of my favorite french macarons were awaiting with sparkling water. When I'm traveling, finding a good place to workout is always on the top of my list so I immediately wandered over to the fitness center sweat out anything that was consumed at Jacuzzi and Cline wineries in Sonoma.





Unfortunately, it was a little chilly to test out the rooftop pool waters but the views completely made up for it. In the evening, the hotel's Vbar offers an ultra modern cocktail lounge with views of Santana Row and brunch at Citrus Restaurant was perfect because they had plenty of healthy options. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed my stay and would love to go back when I'm in the area. 

For more information, visit www.hotelvalencia-santanarow.com.


What I'm rocking:

Hat by GoJane
Bodysuit c/o Hot Miami Styles
Jeans c/o Hot Miami Styles
Shoes by Express