I’m On The Pursuit of Happiness

October 20th, 2016

I’m on a video roll, freaks! Seriously, I’m borderline obsessed with making videos for my family because they capture momentous occasions like no other. So here’s a recap of my husband’s 40th birthday party (congrats to being one year closer to wearing velcro shoes, honey!). As you’ll see, there was lots of dancing and tequila and tequila and tequila to celebrate the day and I’m not gonna lie…this soiree was one for the books.

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My Skin Care Secret: Dr. J. at Miami Skin Institute

October 18th, 2016


{Getting pretty ain’t so pretty with Dr. Manjula Jegasothy}

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{Getting Viora laser to improve skin’s texture}

Anyone who knows me, knows that I put a lot of effort into being healthy and taking care of myself. When I’m not dishing on train wreck celebrity news via Snapchat (you’re welcome), I can be spotted having an affair with the Pilates reformer. All physical effort aside, there’s one thing that no number of leg lifts can forestall: Wrinkles. 

As you may know, I turned 39 this year. I’ve spent the last 9 years mothering two spunky and sweet kids, meeting deadlines and raising eyebrows at fashion week runways. Despite my love of La Mer eye cream, time has flown and pestilent fine lines have appeared with a Kardashian-like tenacity to be in the spotlight. That’s where my godsend of a dermatologist, Dr. Manjula Jegasothy, comes in. Known to her patients as “Dr. J.,” she gave me my first Botox shot when I was 30! I am being 100% honest when I say this woman is “giving me life!”

Droves of people take a seat at her cozy Coral Gables-based officeMiami Skin Institute, to rid themselves of crow’s feet, laugh lines, and the slew other horrific monikers for wrinkles that shall not be named. Her office is inspired by her Sri Lankan roots, adorned with rich dark woods and lavish oversized lanterns, which is a nice departure from the typical basic bitch-y dermatology offices (Read: Boring!) out there.

You could say Dr. J.’s bedside manner matches her badass décor. When she isn’t treating my “accordion” and “nasal labial” folds, she’s casually calling me “dude.” If I’m going to lament about the creeping 4-0, I want a doctor who can make me chuckle.

Dr. J. has continually schooled me on how to keep my wrinkles at bay, filling up the dreaded “folds” and improving my skin’s texture with Botox and a Viora radiofrequency laser treatment. Think of Viora as a new sidekick to Botox, extending the life of your fillers and tightening sad, saggy skin without surgery.

Okay, freaks, hear me out! Before you call me a masochist for my love of lasers and needles, let it be known that Viora is safe and quick with zero downtime. As is: my husband was CLUELESS of the procedure — unlike that time I fried my face off with some gnarly chemical peel back in 2013. Before the procedure, Dr. J. lathers this gal up with a topical numbing cream to make the treatment pain-free. (To be honest, I’ve experienced more agony in the student drop-off line.) Ten minutes of the Viora laser and viola—my dime-sized pores are non-existent, my skin is smooth, and my forehead is wrinkle-free. (Amen to that.) I noticed these results one month later — but Dr. J. tells me I will really see results three months after the procedure. Patience, people, patience.

In the words of a true Game of Thrones dweeb, I thank the old gods (Botox) and the new (Viora), while bowing down to Queen Jegasothy for her skill to help 39-year-olds like me slay another day. Get your skin into shape and book an appointment at Miami Skin Institute stat!

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Celebrating The Husband… in Martha Stewart Style

October 12th, 2016

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{For my husband’s 40th, I wore a Santika dress c/o My Home Fashion Boutique}

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{My little brother and I}

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santika designs


{Me and the in-laws}

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FUN FACT: I met my husband at his 20th birthday while attending the University of Florida. A friend of mine took me with the simple forewarning, “You can’t miss this guy’s parties. They’re pretty epic.” Let’s just say Sebastian knows how to throw a birthday bash. At the time, a jacuzzi tub sat smackdab in the middle of his living room which I found profoundly shady yet oddly cool. A few months later… I was smitten. #IHaveThisThingWithJacuzzis

Two weeks ago, the husband celebrated his BIG 40th birthday (dude, you’re old!) and he wanted to celebrate by hosting an intimate luncheon at our home. He gave me carte blanche with the logistics so I decided on a jewel-tone garden party (so royal!) peppered with sparkly lights. I’d like to think the end result gave Martha Stewart a run for her money if I do say so myself!

We had a blast compliments of free-flowing tequila shots and being surrounded by our adoring family and friends. Enjoy these pics — and everyone…wish Sebastian a happy 40th birthday because he’s the best! And it also marks our 20th year as soul mates.

Also, Tuesday, Oct. 11th marks the beginning of my online soul mate, Shopbop.com’s, fall season sale! Click here to score 25 to 30% off orders. Use the code MAINEVENT16 at checkout. 

Photos by Karla Garcia

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Cheers To Our Health!

October 10th, 2016

white lace dress

{Lace dress c/o Bochelle, Valentino sandals}


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{Anastasia Koutsioukis preparing the table in Ulla Johnson}


Hi freaks! These pics were taken at my dear friend Anastasia Koutsioukis‘ house which is a Mid-Century Modern dream. Anastasia and her hubby own my fave Miami-based Greek restaurant, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, and she invited a few of us out to her home for an intimate lunch. Knowing I’d be surrounded with some fierce fashionistas, I decided to wear a vintage-inspired lace dress by Bochelle. My gal pals Stacy and Dara own the online boutique and they both have super dope style — plus,  I love how the wallet-friendly prices won’t have my bank account seeing zeros. Amen to that!

Let’s also “amen” to the fact I am finally recovering from a TWO WEEK long stomach flu. A few days after the above get together at Anastasia’s house, I though I had apendicitis and was rushed to the ER. Turns out, it was a stomach bug my children so graciously gifted me. And while I’ve been pretty miserable/cranky/mental, well, I’m 2 pounds from my goal weight. I know, I’m crazy. DEAL WITH IT.

I’ve spent the past 14 days crouched in fetal position on my couch watching so much garbage television (like Rob & Chyna, Hoarders, Intervention, Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry — you get the horrid picture) it feels as though my brain shrank in size if that’s even possible. A marathon of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will kill your noggin. TRUST. It happened to me. Reality TV is a dangerous drug, kids. It’s like crack but won’t make your teeth all yellow, stinky and gross.

But now that I’m on the mend…watch out, world. Cheers to our health!

Photos by Karla Garcia

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Fit For the Cure Event Recap!

October 10th, 2016


 This past Saturday I had the sheer pleasure of hosting the Wacoal Fit For the Cure event at Macy’s Dadeland. My guests (thanks SO MUCH to those of you who came!) and I enjoyed a sequin-swathed photo booth, live beats and sweet treats. The feel-good factor? Wacoal donated $2 to Susan G. Komen for every bra fitting — and another $2 for every bra or shapewear piece purchased at the event. Together, we showed breast cancer who’s boss. Love that!

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