Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Je T'aime | My Paris Engagement Shoot

Shooting our engagement photos in Paris was an absolute fairy tale. I still can't believe this is us! I've been anxiously waiting to receive the full set of photos from our sweet and talented photographer, The Paris Photographer, for a couple of months now, so when I received a late night Facebook message from Fran last week I literally jumped out of my seat. As soon as I clicked the link to our private photo gallery I was instantly transported back to that unforgettable Friday afternoon in Paris. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

10 Tips to Achieve Your Fitness Goals in 2015

It is often said that it takes 21 days to establish a new habit. If you’re one of the countless people that made a fitness resolution for 2015, that means your new workout goal should be a routine by now, right? (No pressure!) While “new year, new you!” slogans get thrown around casually every January, I don’t jump on that bandwagon because I make a personal commitment to my body 365 days-a-year. That’s no easy feat when you hate exercising. Crossfit? Spinning? Run club? Sorry, not this girl. But having a healthy and toned body is not only a priority for me, it’s kind of part of my job. It took me years of competing in beauty pageants to learn how to eat optimally, and train to tone my muscles but keep my curves in check. My friend and personal trainer Monika Paez of Bella Forma Fitness has been one of my greatest assets in living a more fit life. Together, we compiled this list of tips that we hope will help you achieve your fitness goals this year.

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Miami New Year's Eve with Pitbull x Thompson Miami Beach

Forget roaring in like a lion, 2015 strutted in like a Pitbull at the Thompson Miami Beach. The new retro-chic hotel located in the burgeoning Mid-Beach neighborhood opened its doors only a few short months ago and is already garnering celeb buzz. This was a coming out party of sorts, as the Thompson made its national television debut as the host of Pitbull's New Year's Revolution on FOX. I got to experience it all firsthand as the hotel invited me to be one of their social media correspondents for the evening, adding an exclamation point to the end of a whirlwind year. From dancing the night away to acts like Enrique Iglesias, The Band Perry, Becky G. and Mr. 305 himself, to bumping into Ally of Fifth Harmony in the elevator, spotting Steve Urkel, and taking a selfie with "Winston" from New Girl - it was definitely a night to remember.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tutorial: Holiday Braided Chignon

Whether you're headed to a large Noche Buena feast, or an intimate Christmas dinner with friends, the holiday season calls for a little more glam and sparkle. One of the easiest ways to kick your look up a notch is with a chic braided chignon. If you're bored of your go-to mermaid waves, or long and sleek look, this is the perfect style to get out of your rut. Aside from adding length and highlights, my Hotheads Extensions are perfect for creating voluminous up-do's and pinterest-worthy braids like this one. Hotheads stylist Aurezu whipped up this look for me with a simple step-by-step.

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