Color Me Calm

November 24th, 2015

Adult Coloring Book

Yoga, meditation, Klonopin, running, deep breaths, copious cups of Cakebread wine — I’ll dabble in just about anything to chill the fuck out. So when I caught wind of this new stress-relieving thing called adult coloring books, well, I drank the Kool-Aid. 

Yep, chasing anxiety (um, the bane of my existence) is child’s play with trendy new coloring books for grown ups. How does it work? Well, coloring inside the lines requires focus without deep thought, which can be a natural stress reliever.

Once I start coloring (my kids have joined the revolution, too!), I do find that I begin to forget my worries, daydream freely and feel more creative, curious and relaxed. Give it a whirl and enjoy the curiously colorful results, my fellow worry warts.

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Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale Starts TODAY

November 24th, 2015

ShopBop coupon code

Confession: I have a “problem.” I can spend hours  aimlessly clicking through their lookbooks, new arrivals and sales items like it’s my job. It’s so not normal but we all know I’m borderline insane so that’s that.

So when I caught wind their BIG BUY MORE, SAVE MORE sale begins TODAY until Nov. 30 — well, I’m all about spreading the news because sharing is caring, right?

Yep, save up to 25% on select Shopbop merchandise by entering this coupon code at checkout: GOBIG15

Happy Shopbopping, kids!

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On Dreaming Big and Chicken McNugget Aha! Moments

November 21st, 2015


{Shoe Designer Edgardo Osorio sketches on the spot at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour}

Maria Tettamanti and Edgardo Osorio

{Me in a Theory blouse, AG jeans, Aquazzura heels, Chanel handbag, Roberto Cavalli snake belt worn as a necklace & Fendi Super Karl pom pom with Edgardo}

Martha De Lima

{Co-hostess Martha De Lima and I}

Edgardo Osorio

{Edgardo signing my Wild Things}

Nutella, cashmere, cooler temperatures, the beach, strong Cosmopolitans, reruns of Dateline — these are a few of my favorite things. Topping that list are Aquazzura’s shoe designs because they’re both stunning and comfortable (imagine that genius concept!). I own several pairs and when asked to co-host a personal appearance with the brand’s designer, Edgardo Osorio, at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour Shops alongside my friend Martha De Lima (thanks, Martha & Gotmar!) I was all LIKE, “Hell-t0-the-yes. I’m dying to meet the reigning Shoe King.”

The night was the thing of dreams. I got to chat up Edgardo who is so ADORABLE (I mean, look at his perfectly coiffed hairdo, gorgeous teeth and sensational shoes…I DIE) and really down-to-earth. He was born in Colombia, raised between Miami and London and currently lives in Florence, Italy. A ton of my friends came out to support and we got to catch up on our kids, dramz and complaining about the current heated political climate.

On my way home, I popped into a McDonald’s drive thru like a completely starved American psycho (such is life — one minute you’re hamming it up with an internationally known designer and the next you’re slaking your chicken McNugget thirst) and I teared up. It got me thinking how this blog has connected me with people I admire from afar. 

It got me ruminating that how when you dream big, work hard and never stop believing…anything is possible. My apologies for sounding all Oprah Winfrey and such on you all, but  this snarky chick gets sentimental sometimes (and in a fast food drive-thru, no less!) and I’m so very thankful for your readership. 

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Wink, Wink

November 16th, 2015

maria tettamanti

{Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez scarf worn as skirt, Vince tank, Tarah choker and bracelet, Aquazzura Wild Thing sandals, Chanel handbag, Céline sunnies, MAC lipstick in Rebel}

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aquazzura wild thing

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maria tettamanti

Peeper prints continue to be all over fall fashion…can I get an, “amen”? So this ocular-themed Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez silk scarf worn as a skirt (thanks for the inspo, Nikole!) is a quirky trend you should definitely try right now. It’s definitely eye catching (okay, bad pun, forgive me). But seriously, I love a solid look which happens to ward off bad vibes too — a total twofer in my book.

And in light of the weekend’s tragic turn of events, we could all use a little good juju, right?

Photos by Emma del Rey

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Meet Aquazzura Designer Edgardo Osorio

November 15th, 2015


{Me and my highly addictive Aquazzura Wild Thing fringed suede sandals}


WHO: Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, Martha de Lima, Irma Martinez & moi

WHAT: Meet my Shoe Hero Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura fame

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour Shops

RSVP: Email

WHY: Aquazzura rocks my socks and Edgardo is a total hottie. Duh.

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