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

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


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lincoln MKX






The new 2016 Lincoln MKX combines power, innovation, and class. More specifically, technology is becoming a key aspect of our everyday lives, and the MKX is one primary example of such. Lincoln Drive Control takes driving to a new level, as its advanced suite of sensors consistently monitors the vehicle's movement, steering, and braking. There was an instance where I left one of the doors open as I was leaving my parking garage, and the MKX stopped itself completely until I closed the door. 

Ultimately, the new Lincoln MKX offers a luxurious driving experience by monitoring interaction between the vehicle and its passengers. The system connects with its driver by adjusting the firmness of the steering wheel to provide a smooth drive, while hugging the passenger with 22-way multi contour seats and heated/cooling settings. Miami most certainly calls for cooled seating and seats that hug your butt. Who doesn't love that?

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

2016 Lincoln MKX featured throughout

What I'm rocking:

Dress by GoJane
Shoes by Express



Photography by: Tony Thomas Sports



Friday, February 19, 2016

Mazda3





Every curve of the 2016 Mazda3 is sculpted to catch the eye.

I had the opportunity to experience this beauty not too long ago, and its signature "Soul of Motion" design influenced a certain confidence that goes hand-in-hand with driving the all new Mazda3.  Although it drives with a sporty look and feel, the updated vehicle surprisingly delivery incredible performance with outstanding fuel efficiency. I loved that I didn't have to sacrifice a fun driving experience for functionality.  

2016 Mazda3 featured throughout.

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


What I'm rocking:

Pants by ZARA (similar style here)
Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell (similar style here)




Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Camry





With a bold new design, the 2016 Toyota Camry is built for the daring.

While I was home for the holidays, I had the pleasure of experiencing this new beauty and all it has to over. Its front sport seating with side bolsters that cradle the driver and mesh front grille, give the Camry a sporty thrill that driving enthusiasts love. In 30-degree weather, the 8-way power-adjustable seats and heated seating option helped keep my booty warm during the driving experience. 

Ultimately, it caters to you with wireless charging, Entune® App Suite, navigation system with traffic warnings, trip information, and voice-activating features. I loved that I was able to feel the thrill of the 3.5-liter V6 engine during my 3-hour drive to and from the airport. 

What I'm rocking:

Coat by Express (similar style here)
Pants by ZARA
Boots by Schutz (similar style here)
Sunglasses by Gucci 

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2016 Toyota Camry featured throughout.

For more information and detailed specs, visit www.toyota.com/camry





Monday, December 28, 2015

Cadillac SRX









In the midst of a tretcherous avalanche-style snow storm, I can't help but reminisce on my recent driving experience with the all new 2016 Cadillac SRX. I had the pleasure of driving this crossover beauty about a week ago, and Cadillac never disappoints. In an ever-evolving world, the SRX combines Cadillac's signature structured styling with advanced technology and detailed functionality to cater to its driver's needs. It comfortably seats five with a power lift gate and Cargo Management system, which makes travel effortless. There's even a chilled glove box for keeping drinks cool.

Oh. Em. Gee. 

Now, let's talk about my favorite part of the Cadillac SRX (the performance). Combining V6 power and high-tech performance features, it delivers a dynamically responsive ride that provides a completely smooth experience. It leaves no room for compromise.

2016 Cadillac SRX is featured throughout. For more information and specs, visit www.cadillac.com.


What I'm rocking:
Bodysuit c/o Hot Miami Styles (similar style)
Belt by ASOS (similar style)
Pants by ZARA (similar style)
Watch by GUESS
Bracelet c/o Kate Spade (similar style)
Shoes c/o GUESS
Sunglasses c/o Wildfox (similar style)


Photography/Videography by: Tony Thomas
Editing by: Lynsee Hee Kyeong