Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lucky in Kentucky!

Heading to visit one of my favorite girls ever in the lovely city of Florence, Kentucky this weekend. I'm looking forward to catching up with her after a few months of her being away fulfilling an internship up in the Midwest. So while her husband (my cousin) is down here in Miami for a quick visit with their little one, I decided it'd be a great time for a long and overdue girls weekend! Here's to shopping, countryside sight seeing and The Hunger Games bonanza!!

May the odds be ever in YOUR favor!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Art is where the Heart is.

In my humble opinion, Art is not defined by the number of paint strokes or what you learned in college but perhaps acquired intuitively; art is self-identified. It wasn’t until fairly recent that I worked for a production in search of the next famed artist through which I discovered a more subjective appreciation for art work, and even then, I still find myself framing family pictures or assessing my wardrobe as my very own form of art. I am not a wall art aficionado but I am, however, all about cultural indulgence. Cue my husband who is very much on point when it comes to sweet and thoughtful surprises when the Salvador Dali exhibit came to town. Even though our highly anticipated evening was anything but glam amidst the Miami commotion and “complimentary cocktails”, I realized my favorite part was playing socialite with the hubs on VIP night and ending with a second and much more ‘laxed afternoon with my sweet pops.

Not a great pic, but take a look at the very neat “Elastica” installation that spans across the balconies at the Historic Moore Building in the Design District, followed by "Meli's Dali", a few portraits of the genius himself, and last (and most memorable) dad and I (post-Ombre hair coloring).

Dali's eccentric imagination and quirky 'stache ventured into the surrealist movement in search of self expression. I’d propose the lesson learned here goes without saying, but for the sake of words and wisdom, a blank canvas can easily be tranformed into a self expressed work of art, if and when your heart pours onto it, too.

Kudos to Dali for even giving me a piece ;)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March-ing to the beat of my own drum!

Woohoo, 1st quarter of the year is here!

So this month is filled with all things wonderful, from birthdays and movies to weekend getaways and a few "big" people events in-between, I'm crazy-excited just writing about it!

I've got tons to plan for starting with Daddy's birthday on March 5. We're keeping it simple this year, probably just a nice traditional family dinner with a sweet finish and possibly a night out around town. His birthday makes for great memories, some of which I'll catch on film.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a few snippets from a lovely themed wedding shower in honor of a very special friend. Her nautical theme was inspired by the wedding itself as they plan to say their "I Do's" on a great big ship. Her bridesmaids did a beautiful job scouting for the perfect details, as we did trying to coordinate our outfits.

Definitely, Ever So Pretty APPROVED ;)

Happy Wedding Shower to you, Neen. We wish you a lifetime of love, hugs and bellyaching laughter. And Sashy, thanks for instagramming these ;)