Welcome to Miami, Bienvenido A Miami!
Who doesn’t love a good getaway….. This quick , yet fun escape destination was Miami! I stayed at the beautiful Dream South Beach located on the famous Collins Avenue. This ever so chic, upscale and art-deco inspired boutique hotel was the absolute dream. The the perfect location to unwind and relax for the weekend. The Dream South Beach is within walking distance to just about anything: Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, restaurants, shopping, the beach you name it. The hotel features a rooftop pool, lounge, spa and a Mexican restaurant. Whatever you decide to do during your visit, your guaranteed a great time.
Miami is always fun, the perfect travel destination to celebrate a milestone birthday or any celebration for that matter. The perfect weekend for fun in the sun, family bonding and celebrating with my girls.
We had an amazing weekend in Miami and at the Dream South Beach. Thank you to the staff at the Dream South Beach, we had a fantastic time! Thank you for making sure our stay was nothing short from spectacular. It was very hard for us to say goodbye, but until next time. Miami is just a quick flight away, hopefully I’ll be back soon!
Thank You Dream Hotel Miami Beach for having me, looking forward to my next stay. #Sponsor #Collaboration
Swimsuit: Eco Swim By Aqua Green
Cover-Up: Eco Swim
Tote: Kayu Designs
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Hat: Eugenia Kim Hat
Sunglasses: Quay Australia “On The Prowl”
Can you believe it’s already September?
I feel like every year the Summer months just fly by. The Summer baby and lover in me wants to hold onto Summer for as long as I can. Luckily, the weather in New York City is still warm enough that we can still enjoy the summer heat just a little longer while longer….
When it comes to shopping for swim suits, I’m very indecisive and picky. I always have to make sure the fit looks right, and of course I want it to look flattering on me as well. So, when Eco Swim by Aqua Green contacted me to work together, I was excited to collaborate together, but was unsure about receiving a swimsuit without trying it on. But I’m happy I took the plunge to see how they create sustainable, fashionable swimsuits and clothing all at the same time.
I received my cover-up and swimsuit just in time for our trip to Miami. The fit was just right and quite flattering to my body. My body type is fit but curvy. I’m always overly conscious of my bust area. But, thankfully the fit was just right, and I loved the black polka dot design on the swimsuit. Not only was it cute but stylish and chic all at the same time. The cover-up was great as well. It can be styled on its own, or paired with these cute shorts (as seen on me) or even a mini skirt. Here, I paired their Jacquard Collar White Cover-Up with some cute black and white patterned shorts. [I’ll have all the links to each item listed below]. Overall, I’m happy with the fit and style of the swimsuit and cover-up. Even after a few washes the material has still held up and looks brand new. The quality on both the cover up and swimsuit is simply amazing.
What I admire most about Eco Swim is their message and mission behind their brand. I’m all about leading a healthy lifestyle and living in a healthy, safe world and they do all that and more. Eco Swim is a 4th generation family run business, that not only cares about the materials they use but how they are created and produced. They’ve created something that sustainable and fashionable with dual purpose. Consumers are given amazing quality and planet-friendly swimwear that ’s not only better for you but for the entire planet. How can you not LOVE that!Their motto is “reducing your carbon footprint in the sand.” The work they do is truly amazing!
Aside from creating fashionable, sustainable swimwear, Eco Swim strives to help keep beaches and rivers clean. ECO SWIM is committed to several beach and river cleanups each year through retail partnerships.” [ECO SWIM BY AQUA GREEN] With the help and partnership of many retailers they have removed 6,600 lbs of trash from our oceans and waters and continue to do so. Their mission and philosophy,
“ ECO SWIM is a way of life. It’s the journey of learning to love, respect, and have a sense of responsibility for our planet. It’s about appreciating the past, enjoying the present, and anticipating the future. It’s protecting what is important to you while creating a better world for tomorrow.”
The more and more I learn and read about this company, I’m happy to have partnered and collaborated with them. I believe in the brand even more, seeing all the good they are doing for our planet, is truly remarkable. Their swimsuits and clothing are designed and created out of recycled nylons and other eco-friendly materials, which are all made in America. Thank you Eco Swim for collaborating and partnering with me on this post. All thoughts are my own.
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Shop my Look:
Swimsuit: Eco Swim By Aqua Green , Bottoms: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/eco-swim-solid-high-class-bikini-bottom-8132491/?color=9325 Cover-Up: Eco Swim
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Sunglasses: Gentle Monster
Dry Shampoo: R+Co
Body Oil: Lucy B’s Shimmer Body Oil
Hat: Eugenia Kim Hat
Photo Credit: @SocialFashionistaBeauty and my Amazing husband @DeSouza_03
As always thanks so much for reading, following along and supporting me on my journey!
The sun’s out and the heat is back in NYC. So, you know what that means… It’s ROOFTOP SEASON. So grab your best gals and guys and hit the social scene. With the hot Summer nights upon us, check out the best and hottest rooftops in NYC enjoying the amazing views of the Big Apple while enjoying your favorite cocktail. Here’s my list for the top 10 Best and Hottest Rooftops in NYC to check out.
ZERZURA – Formally known as The Plunge at the Gansevoort Meatpacking. The lounge has since been transformed into this modern Saharian inspired chic and stylish rooftop venue located in the famous Meatpacking district. Offering light bites, cocktails, great music, stunning views of NYC, and an overall great time. Who wouldn’t want to join the party. If you haven’t checked out this ultra plush and luxe rooftop bar and lounge, you should. Grab your girls, take your out of town guest, or if your visiting the NYC area be sure to visit Zerzura. Enjoy the social scene, the spectacular views and you might even spot a celeb or two… So ladies get ready to paint the town red and gents dress your best, grab a drink and enjoy the day/night. Located at: 18 9th Avenue at W 13th Street
LOOPY DOOPY – Now this rooftop is one of my favorites. A seasonal rooftop bar and lounge, a great mix to a happy hour and dessert. A modern lounge offering lite fares, craft cocktails, with stunning views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty. This hidden gem is located at the Conrad Hotel in Battery Park at: 102 North End Avenue. My fave part about this place is their alcohol infused ice pops a great touch to your cocktail during those hot, steamy NYC nights. Best nights to check this gem out: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. My fave is the Prosecco with their signature pops.
ST. CLOUD- This upscale and luxurious rooftop is one not to miss. I mean the name says it all. Located in the heart of Times Square, with stunning views, lush living walls of greenery and private spaces, this is the ultimate rooftop and place to hangout especially during the summer months. A great escape after work to enjoy a cocktail, small bites by Charlie Palmer, and if your into Cigars this would be the ideal spot for you to visit. Located at the Knickerbocker Hotel at: 6 Times Square.
LE BAIN- Also located in the Meatpacking District this seasonal rooftop is the perfect spot to visit after a long day at the office or even a weekend hangout. This penthouse discotheque takes over the entire top area of the Standard hotel, offering a plunge pool, creperie and stunning views of lower manhattan. If you’re ever in the Meatpacking district stop by, enjoy a cocktail, catch some sun, enjoy the views, take a dip or even take a bite out of a savory crepe.
230 FIFTH GARDEN ROOFTOP BAR AND LOUNGE – This has to be my all time favorite rooftop. This was the first rooftop bar that I discovered and went to 9 years ago when I first moved to NYC. And it’s remain a staple and favorite of mine. Known as the largest outdoor garden rooftop in all of NYC with an enclosed penthouse rooftop and stunning views of Midtown and the Empire State Building. If your in the midtown area or just looking for a place to take in stunning views of the city that are postcard and Instagram worthy, check out 230 Fifth, which is also the address for this hotspot.
PHD ROOFTOP – If your looking for the ultimate party head on over to the PHD Rooftop bar and lounge. With iconic panoramic views of the Manhattan Skyline, equipped with chandeliers, marble and a terrance, PHD Rooftop is the hottest party spot to visit this summer. Grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail and dance the night away at PHD Rooftop, this is one party you don’t want to miss. Located at the nightspot destination the Dream Hotel at: 355 W 16th St.
MR. PURPLE- This ultra sexy and posh rooftop is located at the Hotel Indigo in the Lower East Side. With stunning views of lower Manhattan and two opposing roof decks this hidden gem will be a sizzling spot this summer. I mean even the name sounds sexy. Go for brunch, enjoy afterwork cocktails, host a party there, whatever the situation maybe this is one hot spot you’ll want to check out. Located at: 180 Orchard St. 15th floor of Indigo hotel.
LA PISCINE- It’s not as flashy or luxe like most of the NYC Rooftops, but it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax while enjoying a few cocktails on a nice summer evening. Take a dip and enjoy an all day pass at their pool for as low as $40. Can’t beat that! Catch some sun and lounge on one of their daybeds and do try the food. No matter what you order you’ll sure be greeted and served by the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet. Located at the chic Chelsea Hotel Americano which overlooks the high line. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Great spot to get after work drinks, best nights: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Located at: 518 W 27th st.
ROOF AT PARK SOUTH-This last rooftop bar is located in the Flatiron area. With stunning views of the Chrysler Building and the NYC Skyline. Offering superb cocktails and Mediterranean bites by the team of Boston O’ Ya’s. Great venue to have a birthday or just a fun night out, very trendy and hip. Best nights to go to Roof are: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Located at: 125 E 27th st.
Enjoy Rooftop season loves! No matter what rooftop you choose you’ll sure have an amazing time. Enjoy the beautiful weather and Happy Early Summer 2016 to you loves.
Which Rooftop bar would you go to? Which is your favorite rooftop bar in NYC?
What’s your favorite cocktail?
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