Every year, nothing makes me happier than the start of summer. Life becomes simpler and more relaxed as we enjoy time outside, easy meals on the grill, and spontaneous gatherings with friends and family. And of course, my perfect summer day—sitting on the beach

Melt-Proof Makeup Tips

This summer it’s about makeup survival of the fittest, so I’m bringing you all some tips direct from the sultry south.

Get the Miami Look With Miami Beach Suncare

Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day – the trifecta of busiest beach days of the summer and and tomorrow’s Fouth of July comes out on top. Miami, one of the countries top luxury destinations, gets over 14 million overnight visitors a year. That’s a lot of sun worshipers hitting the beach tomorrow and a lot of sun burns. So the city of Miami decided to come out with their own suncare line

Scanadu Scout – A Lifeline in Your Pocket

Any time you show up to a hospital, one of the first things you encounter is a nurse who’s armed and ready to check your vital signs? You know the drill: “Roll up your sleeve,” “How are you feeling?,” “Are you taking any medications?” “Take a deep breath,” etc. We LOVE our nurses and doctors. But would you feel safer knowing that you had a gadget to check your vitals on hand in case of an emergency?

Heart Disease a Young Person’s Disease?

According to the American Heart Association, over 5 million people die from heart failure every year in the U.S. alone. Bad eating habits, drug addiction or old age may be among the top silencers of these beating beauties, but have you ever considered exercise to be a leading cause in the cardio catastrophe?

My Secret: Coconut Oil for Your Skin

This time of the year, skin tends to dry out. And if your skin is dry, it might just make you look older than you really are. Youthful skin is plump, smooth and radiant…and you can get that look with a little secret found right in your grocery aisle–coconut oil.

The Fashion Wink: Why I Dislike Steve Madden

Steve Madden is known in the world of shoe designers as a copycat brand. I suppose there is some value for those that like the styling of a top label but can’t afford the pricing, so a value brand might be a good option. But when the shoe, bootie or boot is a signature piece from a label and then it comes out by Steve Madden

Makeup: Recycle the Old and In With the New

Big question: what’s the shelf life of makeup? Some products don’t get used up within the expiration time and then others, such as mascara or foundation, a girl can run through them. 

The Perfect Breakfast

I recently had the pleasure of a consultation with Gelson’s Staff Dietitian, Jessica Siegel, MPH, RD. For those of you who are shoppers at Gelson’s you might recognize her recipes in the Deli Counter like her delicious Kale Salad or you may follow her online to see shopping suggestions

7 Tips for New Year, New You

With the holiday season coming to an end, many of us are gearing for the New Year. What are we looking forward to and what do we wish to leave behind us? What do we resolve to change and what are we hoping will stay exactly as is? Are we going to revert to the same old resolutions

The Fashion Wink: Puffer Vests

The hottest item for winter is the Puffer Vest, and many stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks and Nordstrom are selling out of these items almost as soon as they put them up for sale or pre-sale. The upside: finally you can stay warm with down, and still have some figure flattering style. 

Of all the gems in all the world, my heart belongs to sapphires.