Meet Dr. Jordan Weinger, the HOTTEST x Most Talented Vet in the Brickell Hood!

I grew up with Jordan Weinger’s sister, Jaime. We met in sleep away camp when I was six, and the Weinger family became my second family. I always remember Jordan as a perfectly coiffed young man who was extremely detail oriented and a boy who loved his Golden Retriever dogs and gorgeous African Grey birds.  Actually, to be specific, I met him when he was just four years young. As ...

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Para Servirle!

These past weeks have been brutally nuts. For a total of like 2,000 reasons. Sitting in a hacienda in Valle del Bravo, a ‘Pueblo Magico,’ (translates to Magical village), approximately two hours outside of Mexico City, I swear to you all: I still have mascara running down my face from last night. Fancy #tequila combined with a #badcaterer… I mean I went to a wedding in the mountains, on this ...

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La Nouvelle MsErinsita is BACK. J’arrive!

Oh my gawd. It has been MORE than A YEAR since I last checked in with you. Here I am, back on my gorgeous website which is about to be rejuvenated momentarily by my amazing web developer Brad Cummins. Speaking of rejuvenation, that is exactly why I have been missing in action. Yours truly, homegirl, needed a break. It was time to beautify from the inside out. 2017 was pretty damn ...

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NO PUEDO: 2017. Take Care Brush Your Hair. X

So, here it goes. The holiday season. Everyone is saying what a bad time it was to receive the news I did. No, there is never a good time for bad news. But what happens when you feel that ‘bad’ news is actually good? Well that is my story. This is my journey: making lemonade out of lemons. Incase you missed the memo, I moved back to Miami. Truth be told, I have ...

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Reporting Live, From my Bathroom Counter. Up CLOSE and Personal with My Latest Products that Keep Me Gorgeous While On The Go!

Pardon the pic that I used as my header. I just needed you to understand the STRUGGLE that goes on behind closed doors to look THIS GOOD! (btw, that was me lounging in a sample of AMOREPACIFIC's Vintage Wash Off Masque just after we returned from the summer). It is that time again, for my bi-annual beauty post! As you know, my life = on the go. My lifestyle includes many ...

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Bon Appetit, from A Girl Who Used to Eat to Live. Now, I Live to Eat. My Guide to Paris and Beyond…

This morning, I woke up to news that Andrea Greenberg passed away in her sleep. The tears have not stopped rolling. I dedicate this post to a 53 year old gem, a boss lady, an inspiration, a star and I am proud to say, a friend of mine for the past eleven years. Andrea, I had the opportunity to dine with you and Alejandro in Aspen a few months ago. ...

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Smith & Popov: the ONE and ONLY place to get that PERFECT FREEZE in Miami!

Although you likely feel I have quite a care free life, my chiropractor, hair dresser and botox/filler professionals beg to differ. The knots in my neck and rapidly sprouting grey hairs are signs of age and growing pains, as was my forehead. Speaking of forehead, gravity is real people, and I need to say, I owe the inability to react to the one and only: Danielle Smith of Smith & ...

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MsErinsita’s Top 10 Nouvelle reasons du: I J’adore Miami!

Off the ‘beach’ and path are where some of my favorite new discoveries lie, although some may not be so new. If you cross Miami Beach’s one of two causeways, here is my guide to la nouvelle discoveries, and truth be told, I hope you enjoy what I dug up. From consignment digs to Spanish cuisine inside of a wine shop to amazing tomato martini’s (so good, I swear) and some of ...

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Hola! Or, Should I say OLLA to Miami’s BEST Mexican Chef: Scott Linquist.

I DID NOT WANT TO REMOVE THIS POST AS CHEF LINQUIST WILL BE OPENING NEW RESTAURANTS IN MIAMI, BUT OLLA HAS CLOSED. PLEASE ENJOY THE RECIPES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST. My life these past three years have been about all​ things Mexico. I simply cannot escape it. So let’s rewind. A few years ago, Doctor Richard Awdeh, the BFF and man behind my nearly 20-20 vision and I went ...

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MsErinsita’s Goals: Gem’s & Moving into East Miami, like tomorrow.

Just a few weeks ago, I discovered a true gem. I am not talking about an actual stone, however, for comparison purposes, I will take the opportunity to compare East Miami and their apartments (yes, this hotel offers apartments of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms), to the engagement ring of my dreams. For fantasy purposes, it would be a Graff, Asscher cut, 8 carat, D-colored and obviously flawless; the type ...

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The Best Event to EVER hit Gulfstream, SO on Saturday, race on over & experience the Pegasus World Cup Invitational!

The $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (also known as: the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race), is likely the only thing, aside from Williams Sonoma that would bring me to Gulfstream Park! This Saturday, the most-chic horse race of 2017 is arriving in our back yard, people! Oh, did I mention, it is accessible to all? On Saturday, January 28th, Honorary Chairman and Founder Mr. Frank Stronach  and his daughter Belinda, President of The ...

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2016: “I Don’t Regret A Single Moment, When I Think Of all Those Disappointments, I Just Laugh” – George Michael

I have not written in a while. I am not sure if it is a matter of lazy or busy or what...but, here I am, on the last day of 2016. So emotional, this year has been a complete myriad journey, consisting of the highest highs and the lowest of lows. I have met some of the best people in my life, and gotten rid of toxic dangers to humanity; ...

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The New SLS Brickell is SO ‘On Brand,’ that I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF!

My latest obsession is all things ‘on brand.’ I never considered myself to be a ‘brand,’ but years ago, my old producer at Plum TV told me that I was. So be it. Here it goes: I have a new obsession. I learned about the SLS Brickell, and its restaurant Fi’lia du Michael Schwartz just last week. I was sitting in John Lin’s living room, chatting with cultural god Dennis Scholl. ...

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No More Tears presents the Hand in Heart Awards. Um, Hello! YOU are Invited to Join US!

Believe it or not, season is here, and there is no better way to kick it off than at the Hand in Heart Awards at the Sacred Space. Are you busy on Saturday, October 1st? Well, if not, boy do I have the perfect plan for you. From noon to 3 p.m., Somy Ali of No More Tears, along with a kick ass committee of powerhouse women, including moi, Daniella Frewa, ...

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Happy Birthday MsErinsita!

Yesterday, marketing master John Lin invited me to Baby Jane on Brickell for a 90’s hip hop night, so after I stuffed my face at Cabanas Restaurant on Calle Ocho, DJ Gabby Mejia and I power walked to the bar to say hello to some of Miami’s most fierce usual suspects. A nice surprise awaited. A girl at the bar said hello. She looked familiar. She told me that my blog ...

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Meet 9 of Miami’s Most Fierce Women, Whom Have It Goin’ Onnnn…..

I’m all about la femme. Today, I dedicate this post to a few of my local Miami ladies who are making strategic and business savvy moves in our community. Individually, they are entrepreneurial; simply killing it. From experts in medicine and beauty to gorgeous musical play list creators, creative chefs running foodie trucks, style guru’s, designers and beauty queens, meet some noteworthy souls, who I call my friends….who if you ...

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Have a PULSE? Need a REMEDY? Look NO further than DR. Jarred Mait, Miami’s PREMIER Concierge DOC!

Have a PULSE? Need a REMEDY? Well, anyone who follows me, knows one thing for sure: what you read is legit. There are no behind the scenes payments to write an article, nor to feature a product. It is not how I operate. At MsErinsita, I am your destination for pure honesty. Like me or not, you know you have to look no further than my website...my content is 1 step ...

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ATMA Beauty is where it’s ‘AT’! Meet Sheenon, Miami’s most talented + hottttt Hair Stylist!

There are a few ladies in Miami who have killer hair. Killer referring to AMAZ. So, after having that perfect ombre color for approximately three years, and $4,000 usd later, the celebrity colorist Johnny Ramirez, killed my hair, leaving me with no other alternative than to chop half of my length off. Crisis. Yes. Out of every bad experience in life, there is a ray of light, and for me, that ...

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Palm Beach’s MOST Haute Baby Shower, in honor of Brian Long and Todd Corder’s TWINS!

No big deal, I just attended my first society gay baby shower at the third largest home in Palm Beach. Believe. A few years ago, I became friends with Todd Corder and Brian Long. Shortly after, they invited me to volunteer with them at the Ronald McDonald House, at Jackson Memorial, cooking for sick children. They made me a better person. On Sunday, my dear friends Todd and Brian celebrated their twins-to-be: ...

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Celebrating Two “Visionary Women”: author Angella Nazarian and Somy Ali, all in ONE day! Fashion + Fab Overload.

Last Thursday in Miami was a pretty huge social day for moi. It entailed two colorful outfit changes between event one and event two. The day was based around fashion and philanthropy with a twist of intellectual conversation. Then add some tears, plus a few glasses of rose and champagne…That is the short of the long. However, I went to bed knowing that hard work by a slew of beautiful ...

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MsErinsita’s BRAND NEW, TOP Fifteen, LUXURY Beauty Favorites…& once again, you can thank me later.

I was just in Seattle. Celebrity artist Kehinde Wiley had a major exhibit at S.A.M. (Seattle Art Museum), and my parents, whom collect his paintings, have two important pieces on lend for a three year traveling show. Expedia recommended that I stay at the Fairmont Olympic hotel because it was ‘Five Stars and the BEST.’ Let me just tell you, I walked in. I walked out. I called Expedia, in a ...

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Life is ALL about ART + Love…SO just in time for Valentines Day, Meet Jessy Nite at Shinola’s Wynwood Boutique. Oui. Merci.

Even though I am currently far removed from my birthplace of Miami, I am still MAJORLY involved and in the know, when it comes down to what is going on in the Magic City. Last nig​ht, the Shinola Wynwood boutique (which has a major buzz at the moment), held an intimate in-store Valentine's day shopping event with special hosts: my friend Rachael Russell and her amiga, Giordana Spadei.  As a part of Shinola’s ...

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Meet Jeff Fogel, a LOCAL HERO Battling A.L.S. See HOW HE IS GIVING BACK & Now, He NEEDS OUR HELP. Please.

I just watched the movie trailer, and I sit on my couch in tears. I had to stop it early....and makes me think about what life has in store. One never knows their destiny. I will never forget, in college at Suffolk University, we had to write an essay: are people born good, or bad. One never knows. I also wonder why there are so many bad people out there, and ...

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It’s 2016, and I already have 9 Brand New Discoveries in Miami Since Last Year. You’re Welcome. XO. MsErinsita

It is 2016. I kind of still, can not grasp this. I am 32. My astrologer Angelo, told me major things were happening this year. About 10 years ago, as I sat at his table on a major dose of Aderall, that is all I can recall. Go figure. Breathe. So, the purpose of this post, you ask? Well, it is to share MsErinsita’s Miami-centric favorites that I have discovered most ...

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35 Years of YoungArts + Max Mara + Art + DJ Cassidy = Best Gala Ever

I have a fantasy….and it is DJ Cassidy. Ugh, his style, his love for music, his aura, that 1970’s porn mixed with Tomas Maier style…..OK. Stop. Why? Because I have the best boyfriend in the world. The reason I am still living in a fantasy, is because of Saturday evening’s YoungArts Gala that we flew in for (where DJ Cassidy was spinning at the glorious after party, hence my reference above). As ...

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A Cartagena y Bogota Experience….ala MOI.

Happy new year yall…2015 was probably one of the most exciting years of my life with many major changes that ensued.   A few months ago I decided to  to venture to a city unbeknownst to me, and as usual, it was absolutely the right decision, and I’m pretty confident when I say, it was the best new year of my life. Cartagena, Colombia, is just an hour flight from Bogota, where we ...

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LOEWE: My Story = Grandma to Madrid to the Design District to Mexico City, the Brand is SO on Top of its Game that for ONCE, I have NO WORDS

Way before the boutique opened in Miami's Design District + way before I went to the ARCO, the Art Fair in Madrid with my parents a few years back + way before my mom was rocking her Vintage Loewe bag from Switzerland that she bought from our friends Peter and Mario, I knew about the brand because when I grew up, it was one of the brands my Grandma Berenice ...

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My Journey Through Art Basel and Grateful That We Don’t Have to Hear Those Two Words Again…for A LONG time

Current status: It is Sunday and I am still recovering from Thursday evening plus experiencing a hangover from a visual overload of blue chip art. I sit on a plane experiencing major turbulence and I shall openly admit that I just inhaled two bags of Ruffles. Yeah, I swear, not so chic….but maybe the Hermes silk scarf covering my hair helps the attractive factor? I doubt it. So, the two past days ...

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Day 1 of Art Basel = 3 Shoe Changes, Great Hair, YoungArts + Society n’ Art Galore, Omar’s, W Magazine n’ Mia Moretti = OUI

Today….was long. One YSL outfit, a cash offer on my gold leather Vintage YSL Leather Jacket and three pairs of shoes later, it is 10:13 P.M., and homegirl, yours truly, is home. Thank god. With fresh popcorn en route and some Ksumi night tea in my vicinity, I sit and write about my wondrous journey of le art fair…Art Basel...which all began, at 7:40 A.M. with a wake up from ...

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Venezuelan – Parisian Designer Oscar Carvallo Opens Miami’s FIRST Haute Couture Boutique

Around two years ago, I briefly dated a remotely nice young man. A few weeks into getting to know one another, he invited me to Monaco for the Credit Suisse antique car rally (probably one of the coolest experiences of my life), followed by a trip to Paris for a few days. I thought I knew everything about Paris, I including the who’s who. I was wrong. I was introduced ...

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A Toast, A Personal Story and a Recap on How We Celebrated 50 Years of the Bal Harbour Shops

I flew home from Mexico City with a carry on containing my size 2 Roland Mouret dress, Jimmy Choo suede pumps and my laptop. There are not too many things that make me want to voluntarily leave my life in the DF, but when you are one of fifty invited to a 50th birthday party of the first all-luxury fashion center featuring high-end retailers in a tropical, open-air setting, anchored by ...

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Meet the Man Who All Celebs and Taste Makers are Falling Head Over Heels for: Mr. Fabrice Tardieu’

I met Fabrice Tardieu through my Haitian brother from another mother, Didier Theard. It was an instant friendship. Not only is he one of the most handsome exports from Haiti, his talent speaks for its self. Having just launched his own private label, Fabrice Tardieu, he took his passion of design and made it a reality, but the kind of reality that people dream of. Tardieu’s client roster include the ...

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Natalie Papadam is her name, and Let’s ALL Celebrate Our Local Hero on Saturday Night

This Saturday evening in Miami, if you have nothing penciled in, boy do I have the perfect plan for you. A few years ago, Ani Sierra introduced me to Natalie Papadam. As I noted in  a past blog when I was the Lifestyle Editor of HauteLiving.com “calling her beautiful and kind would be an understatement.” (Click HERE to buy tickets NOW) As I sit I Mexico City with chills still running up my spine, ...

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How MsErinsita Became the Muse of a Formento + Formento n Ended Up in Vogue Italia

Life is all about people, places and things. For me, this has been the story of my life: I ended up in the right places, next to the right people and the right things have happened. Magic. So, last Art Basel, Lauren Gnazzo, Patrick McMullan and I somehow sandwich packed into my two-seater and headed to a dinner party, the only chic thing to do during Basel aside from salivating over ...

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Lara and Sarah Do It Again….This time for India Hicks new book “Island Style”

When I think of India Hicks, I think of the gleaming Pink Sand in Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The next thing that comes to mind is my favorite yellow caftan, designed by Hicks, that I travel with, often. It is one of my favorite Caribbean-esque garments in my closet and I have worn it, and re-worn it (a MsErinsita faux-pas), so when my dear friend Lara Shriftman personally emailed, ...

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My Free Gift to YOU = The Best Vintage y Consignment Shops in Mexico City

As you know, I am an absolute lover of vintage {and consignment} fashions. Being so global, the first thing I do when in a new city is my research, also known as a fashionista’s homework, and find out where to go get myself some old designer clothes that are guaranteed to wow, myself at the least. Somebody’s yucks are others treasures. J’adore. Having spent much time in Mexico City, I have ...

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Armand de Brignac = the New Bubbly That Touched My Soul….

Lately, I have been on the go. Legitimately. I barely have time to see my closest friends, and family, when I return to my home of Miami Beach, and my distractions these past few months have kept me quite happily focused in another country. Gracias adios. There are not too many reasons either, for that matter, that I would find it a ‘must’ to book a last minute flight for a ...

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My 48-Hour ‘Chic’ago Experience

When it comes to standing out: I am guilty. First, there is that recognizable laugh. Then, the tone-deaf voice, followed by this unique style. Lets just say, you know when I walk into a room. This past weekend, I jetted off to Chicago to visit one of my best friend’s. You may know her. She’s kind of cool. Julie Fogel is the newly appointed Marketing Director of RockitRanch, a well known ...

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Shady Chic: Christian Roth Eyewear (also known as my BEST FRIENDS) are Acquired by DITA Group!

I would like to open up this post by declaring that I am so excited, my knees are locked....WWD got the exclusive, but I got the 2nd....so, here you go! For those of you who know anything about me and/or have read my published works over the past five years, you know that I am the muse of legendary eyewear designers Christian Roth and Eric Domege. Not only am I their ...

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How to Travel Like MsErinsita, le Pro, Always On-The-Go!

J’arrive! SHE IS BACK! Look, I am a pro when it comes to travel. #oldnews. So, why not share some tips on how this 32-year ‘ol diva manages to look fierce while on the go? After all, I am a self-proclaimed expert considering I have been jetting over seas to France since I was two. This past summer, I realized there are some necessities that have made my existence more conveniently ...

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7 Tips on how to best Survive St. Tropez.

St. Tropez….I swear, it was most recently my first time there. No one ever anticipated me saying that, but back to the good ‘ol MsErinsita philosophy: B is for Believe. Originally, the plan was to go for a fabulous soiree, that a social acquaintance in Miami invited me to, after all, it was her alleged boyfriends famous annual fiesta. After our flights were booked with the plan of attending, the ‘friend’ ...

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Salivating over this Fridays Style Saves Soiree feat. Louis Aguirre, DJ Mia Moretti all for Philanthropy

A 'lil background: A few years ago, I volunteered for Style Saves. It was before the school season, and I signed up to help because I was asked to. I didn't really know much about the org. I thought it was all about parties, however, I learned really quickly that in fact, this non profit changes peoples lives. I don't come from a world where people can not afford to ...

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Summer Style: Eres Paris and Consign of the Times’ Trunk Shows are Coming Soon to The Standard Hotel on Miami Beach

I dedicate this post to my summer wardrobe. I encourage you to take a moment, close your eyes and think like moi: lots of vintage, inspirations from the 1960's to modern day consignment that will subsequently parallel my upcoming worldly destinations... then I encourage you to mix it with an abundance of  Eres swimwear. Both, I have amassed over the years....yes, I have a point, and both of my passions have ...

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Fathers Day (Last Minute) Gifts/Regalos ala MOI

Fathers day is just around the corner….and I am not a kitchy holiday type of gift guide girl. However, most recently I purchased a few things for my gorgeous boyfriend, who also happens to be an incredible father. Every item I ever surprised him with, he appreciated, loved, wore, used and cherished beyond belief, which must mean I am a great gift giver & hence this post of me sharing ...

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Lara n Sarah host Kate Betts at Bal Harbour in honor of ‘My Paris Dream’

You know you’ve officially made it when Lara Shriftman is inviting you to her rather intimate luncheons. So, what do you do when you receive the personalized emails? Obvi, reply, yes and merci. This past invite was more special than those of the past. You ask why? This luncheon, hosted by Cultured Magazine Editor Sarah Harrelson and PR Guru Lara Shriftman was in honor of Celebrity Author/Editor Kate Betts brand new acclaimed book ‘My ...

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OHHHHHHmega….

Last night in the heart of Miami’s Design District, the slit in my YSL gown plus the upper side visibility were not the only things in full effect. If you did not know, or perhaps were not invited, FYI: Omega threw quite a soiree, if I may say so myself. The purpose? To celebrate the opening of the brand new magnifico boutique but also, to display their historical timepieces that ...

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It’s All About Knowing the Best Dealer

When I was fifteen, my first boyfriend was indeed, a marijuana dealer, so it’s funny when I reflect to that era and remember how he used to call me ‘dealer.’ That ‘situation’ thought that because my parents waterfront 10k sq. ft. home in Golden Beach was surrounded with camera’s that my father, you know, did the good ‘ol Colombian Drug Dealin’. False, but maybe I wish he was one. I ...

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Celebrity Aesthetician Shareese Logan launches Logan Skincare

Shareese Logan has been a staple in my life for the past ten years. You want to know how my skin is nearly flawless? Believe in me that it's not simply genetics, but maintenance. I met Logan when she worked at the Four Seasons’ Miami Institute for Age Management as an aesthetician to stars like Shakira, athletes from the Miami Heat and models like my hot mom. At 31 years old, I’m told ...

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Erica Pelosini jets to Miami in the name of Shoes: Capretto South Miami and Jimmy Choo = J’adore!

It is fascinating to understand the journey of a fashionable woman. As we know, they are far and few, so when you find one, sit her down and have a chat, 5 iced coffee’s later. This is what I took the opportunity to do just yesterday at the Edition Hotel on Miami Beach. I just happened to be invited to another luxe luncheon. The occasion:  by Jason Salstein and Lidia Pefaur ...

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Inside the Uber Exclusive Dinner with DSQUARED2 and as usual, MsErinsita was there!

The hot, flaming and hysterical brothers Dean and Dan Caten of the legendary fashion house DSQUARED2 were in Miami for the opening of their brand new boutique at the Bal Harbour Shops. Unable to attend the store opening because I had the glamorous birthday party of Susanne Birbragher, I was fortunate enough to be selected to join the real-deal soiree: a 30-person celebratory dinner at Mandolin Beach at the SoHO ...

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Inside the Life & Closet of Miami’s Femme Belle: Kristin M.K. Ducote

A year ago, I was invited to Wine, Women and Shoes by Roger Vivier. What a luncheon. While mingling in the crowd, I noticed a girl I had never seen before among the society circles, and her overall energy and personal style caught me off guard. This rarely happens. Over the past year, we have ended up at luncheons, dinners and gala’s alike. We most recently became friends. Kristin M.K. Ducote, ...

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Reggie Ann Rubin, Thank You for Shining Bright Like a Diamond in all of our Lives….

When my grandpa Samuel Steiner passed away in September, Reggie wrote on my Facebook wall. Here is what she said: Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Just last Thursday, before I left to Ocean Reef, I came to see you at Aventura Hospital. In your Philadelphia accent, you said: “Erin, hold my hand. I want you to know I am sick and it ...

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My Sunday Morning: Bal Harbour Shops + Downward Dog = Bottega Veneta between my legs

While in downward dog, between my legs I saw Bottega Veneta, Roger Vivier and Loro Piana. While in warrior one, I glanced at my two favorite jewelry shops: Van Cleef & Arpels and my future of Graff…You must wonder what in the world am I talking about? On Sunday morning, I was invited to experience the most heavenly Yoga experience of my existence. At first, I said to myself ‘ugh, yoga?,’ ...

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Straight from the Horses Mouth: ‘Miami It Girl Erin Newberg Lives the Life You Wish You Had’ – Racked Miami

Just this morning, Racked Miami posted a story on MOI! I could not feel more humbled, which is so hysterical, considering the petite narcism included in the interview below, between Editor Ashley Brozic and I. Below, Racked captured my current existence in society, travel, love, life and beyond. Here is MsErinsita in all of her glory. Hope you J'ADORE this one kids.... Miami's socialite-at-large talks style, status, and reality TV stardom. We'd like ...

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MsErinsita’s March Beauty Guide to Perfection

The best part of this past month was when I attended a Miami Modern Luxury luncheon at 1Hotel, hosted by my friend Kristin Ducote, where I learned that my skin is comparable to that of a 19-year old. I believe in taking care of my skin and age management, even though at times, between jetting and tanning, it is challenging. Part of being a lifestyle blogger is sharing my tips; not ...

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Manzanillo, Mexico = A Bohemian Paradise

This past weekend I jetted over to Mexico, to a destination that I was told was a bohemian heaven. Boy was that the perfect descriptor. Manzanillo, Mexico, in the State of Colima, is located on the Pacific coast. I will tell you, Manzanillo is my new favorite, uber casual and easily accessible spot for INCREDIBLE food, a great tan, and a casual dress code, which for me, entailed a lot ...

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Lauren Foster: TRANSparent, Unfiltered and Glamor Galore

At the age of three, with zero inhibitions, I asked my mom “Is aunt Amy a lesbian?” Raised in a very open minded and accepting household pertaining to sexuality, I was always exposed to all sorts of people from different walks of life. Nothing truly has ever shocked me, from the A.L’s to the Ivana’s to the k8’s… then a few years back, my mom introduced me to a woman ...

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Help Eduardo Bravo get the Gay Wedding of his Dreams at the Biltmore: “This is a long distance love, we just want to be together.”

Imagine this: You are on a layover in London, and happen to end up on your one night in town, at the bar at the W hotel in SoHO. It is the end of the evening and you stumble across a man. Your eyes lock. Like two magnets, you are drawn to another, and conversation leads to a room. You awake in the morning, say ‘thank you for being the ...

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Reflections of a Fashion Guru

I credit my writing career to my Jacquelynn Powers Maurice, who reached out to me in 2011 upon launching a major game-changing magazine in Miami. With no professional journalism training under my belt, I learned I am allegedly interesting and was asked to share my stories, travel, and interpersonal experiences for the first two pages of the glossy Plum Miami. At that point, I was given access to two major ...

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Poppin’ Bottles of Bubbly with Society Galore at le Clicquot Carnival

There was absolutely no shortage of bubbly and-or chicness at the Thompson Hotel on Miami Beach, where Veuve Clicquot took over Seagrape, the outdoor restaurant for a beyond exclusive brunch on Saturday. Yesterday, a rather tranquil Sunday conversation went as follows: “How amazing was yesterday?” “I wish we had one of those experiences every weekend. Our world would be a better place.” The luncheon was Brazilian themed, hence its name: Clicquot Carnival…leading me ...

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Wine, Women and Shoes = Brunch du Chicness for Charity

For the second year in a row, I attended one of Miami’s best luncheons: Wine, Women and Shoes. Last year, I was the guest of Roger Vivier, the sponsor. This past year, my girlfriend Karla Dascal of Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, Miami’s most exquisite events/production/floral company, asked me to join her table, so of course, I said OUI! Dripping in a mix of new, and Vintage Chanel, I headed to the ...

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Thank the Lord, Ken Lyon presents Lyon Freres Petit Marché, a Market + Gourmet Food = J’adore!

I am an extraordinarily picky eater. One restaurant that I truly miss is Fratelli Lyon, which for years, was located in the heart of the Design District. Fratelli was always consistently delicious, an easy choice with clean food. As of just a few weeks ago, here is some incredible news for you: Mr. Ken Lyon, food guru and genius chef, has just opened the most petite, perfect epicurean market, which ...

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The Beauty and Brains behind Baja East are Headed to At Ease on Sunset, Come Meet Them!

“I’ve been to at Ease on Sunset, and we love it. The store has the perfect vibe for our brand. It’s a great space with a beach mentality.” –Baja East Modern technology turns me on. How incredible is it to be able to conduct an interview via FaceTime, from Paris straight to Miami? So, why Paris-Miami? I have two words for you: Baja East. Scott Studenberg and John Targon are the designers - ...

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Beau Beasley teaches MsErinsita how to do Berlin in under 36-Hours! B is for Believe!

Did you know that Berlin is a mostly Protestant city? You learn something new every day! Berlin in 2-nights and approximately 36-hours? Yes. I did it. It was a city I had always wanted to travel to, from the art, affordability, architecture and modernity with a major history that is part of my heritage, so that was enough to spark my initial interest. My best friend, Christian Roth and his husband, ...

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How I Gave Washington Some Flavor when Invited to The Blair House to Honor Kehinde Wiley

On Sunday, having just arrived from 10 days abroad, my mother presented a proposal that was hard to reject. She asked, ‘Erin, join me in Washington, D.C. at the Blair House with Julie and Bennett Roberts of Roberts & Tilton Gallery at an intimate event to watch my friend Kehinde Wiley receive a honor by John Kerry? Um, yes, I do accept. But what to wear? When I think of DC, ...

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In the Mood to Vintage Shop in Paris, France? MsErinsita’s Top 8 Shops Will Blow Your Mind

For those of you who know me, and those who don’t, I have been traveling to Paris since I was two years old. As an adult, I lived there as well, at the time, aimlessly walking around, lunching, socializing and being a part time journalist, etc. There is always a method to my madness, and now, those four long years of residing in Paris, has allowed me to share with ...

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Florence, Italy, for Under 24 Hours? Here’s Your Guide to the Perfect Quickie

While just in Florence, Italy, for a mere 12 hours, I decided to expose my inner equestrian. I have not actually mounted a horse in years, however, something deep inside made me want to look like I had just strutted down the Hermes runway show, 12 years ago. My mood was orange’s, reds….. and due to special circumstances, I had no choice to pair what I had with my black ...

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MsErinsita’s January Beauty Guide to Perfection

My first beauty guide launched in November. Back by popular demand, my new choices for the new year. Everyone loves my skin, my smell…I’m frequently told I look many years younger than I actually am. So, I have decided to provide you with my recommendations for what you must be investing in. Here is my 2015 Beauty Guide to perfection! Tata Harper was in Miami, and my best friend Kamil Parchomienko ...

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My ‘New’ Red Vintage YSL Pants Just Happened to Match the Theme of my Evening

I am obsessed with Vintage Yves Saint Laurent. This is not a new thing. I have been for years… to the point of nearly crying when I went into the museum in Paris. It’s that moment when my knees lock from pure excitement and when I am totally overcome with internal tingles. Feel me? Yves was truly one of the best gifts to the fashion world, and my closet….so after deciding ...

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Your January Society Schedule: DANCE at YoungArts with DJ Cassidy then at PAMM for their Louis Vuitton Gala!

Happy New Year! 2015, wow. To think what a year 2014 was…. The many wondrous things that happened, as well as the biggest tragedy of my life, the loss of my grandpa, Samuel. However, here we are, and I am grateful for every good and bad moment I faced. The story of life…. So, that brings us to January, a month that I want you to dance. It is a month ...

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Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Jon Bresler Shares His Top Five Favorite Products

Once upon a time, I used to live in an amazing country called Europe, and frequented a wondrous city called Florence. Florence, aka Firenze, is a magical city and on my journey of walking aimlessly in circles from museum to museum, vintage shop to vintage shop, I was wondering in a charming area and walked into Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, located in the heart of the city. I had ...

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Meet Dr. Marc Epstein: An Artist with a Needle

An artist turned doctor? Yes, I swear, it exists, and the great news, it is in our back yard. Comfort when you're striving to achieve that near perfect face? Located above Villa Azur on Miami Beach, Dr. Marc Epstein is quite the personality, but beyond that, his East meets West center for wellness, a massive 7k sq ft. facility is quite impressive. If you have or have not used fillers to achieve ...

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MsErinsita’s Grand Finale of Art Basel!

After a solid 11 hours of sleep, I sit in my bed, eating Snyder’s Gluten Free pretzel sticks and drinking red Gatorade. I can’t say with more conviction, and only two blisters later…. that I am SO glad it is done. However, on that note, ill give you a final breakdown of my week, and include my three favorite experiences. So, Saturday was chicness galore. After lunch at the Setai in ...

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Another Day, Another Struggle…that I Can’t Afford the $35m Calder Mobile

What a week….. I feel that I have physically hit a brick wall…. But one blue Nespresso tab deep, here is a recap of the past two days. So, Grandma and I went to the VIP preview of the main Art Basel fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The art was breathtaking. Truly. I wanted to move my mattress right underneath the $35m. Calder mobile at the entrance of Hall-D ...

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Rolling (rack) into Basel: Day One

I just bought my 4th rolling rack. Yes, I am an addict. On top of the many closets at my mother’s home where my goods still remain, plus four separate areas in my own residence where endless hangers hold my goods….. it is that time of year to show off your impeccable style. For me, this philosophy exists all year round, but for others, you can just tell, this is ...

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MsErinsita seen in a Dolce and Gabbana Runway Lace Gown and Van Cleef and Arpels Earrings.

Happy Thanksgiving from the girl who’s Just Sittin’ on Top of her own World….

"I'm just trying to be me Doing what I got to do Some people think that I'm Just sittin' on top of the world" - Brandy   As I sit in my apartment, and reflect on this past very interesting year of my life, I wanted to share a few personal things with my readers. First and foremost, tomorrow is a very important day for me. A day to say ‘thank you’ to you, my ...

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TOP Spots to Lunch with a Patio during Art Basel Miami Beach!

As Art Basel approaches, I thought I would put together a little list of some of my top choices of Resto's with a Patio that are fashionable, delicious AND strategically located. Here are four spots to lunch at while you are on the go...... Here is where I am running to sup at during my busiest week of the year!   On the beach….. The Setai: The Restaurant This uber-lux hotel has one of the most delicious ...

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Where John Galliano and I Get Our Bespoke Groove on in London

Bespoke is SO 2014! It is chic, and if you have the means to jet over to London like I did to experience it, I suggest you give it a shot. Just last week, I ventured across the pond for some good ‘ol glam time, shopping, catching up with friends and a tad bit of debauchery included in the mix. Strategically located in Mayfair, one of the only neighborhoods I know in ...

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Want to Know What I Wore to Bed while Traveling Abroad? Only the BEST: HANRO of Switzerland

Since I was a child, my mother always taught me about the best things in life, including Swiss cottons. HANRO of Switzerland was a brand that I discovered at a very young age. High maintenance? Indeed! So, most recently, I took a great trip to London, where I stayed at one of the BEST HOTELS in the WORLD, the Connaught, and I managed to pack my: HANRO Pj’s. This brand new ...

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Gee, My Brows Look Amazing…

It is a very difficult job to look good at all times (when applicable). So just a few weeks ago, when Johnny Ramirez was in town at Elle-Air blow bar in Surfside, I was sitting next to a truly, drop dead gorgeous petite ‘blonde.’ After all, were all ‘blonde.’ So, this stranger-neighbor ended up becoming my friend, and she happens to be Natalie Gee, the brains and ‘beauty’ behind Gee ...

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My 35 Hour ‘Black Out’ in New York City…all for Fredric Dechnik

With a few days notice, I jumped on a plane to surprise my dear friend, Fredric Dechnik for his birthday. It was a no brainer, and entailed purchasing a ticket to New York City, and packing a carry on. A very simple, yet effortlessly chic task, because first thing first, I have my Louis Vuitton ‘wheelie,’ that has rolled all over global airports, always ready to go! I swear by ...

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Calle 8 + Jason Odio = Guaranteed Success

By: Jilian Sanz Calle Ocho is booming. Who would have thought that a historic street filled with cuban restaurants, costume shops, juice stands, car dealerships and a Goodwill would ever be a destination for nightlife? However, It goes without saying that if Jason Odio builds it, we will come; but for purposes of being unnecessarily verbose, here’s the rundown of what’s going on: Odio, along with Raul Sanchez of Bar fame, and ...

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MsErinsita’s November Beauty Guide to Perfection

Everyone loves my skin, my smell…I'm frequently told I look many years younger than I actually am. So, I have decided to provide you with my recommendations for what you must be investing in. Here is my November Beauty Guide to perfection!   By Terry, theres just something about this brand, which I discovered in Paris years ago on 'Rive Gauche' (left bank) from my friend Judith Hardy. Most recently as an ...

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MsErinsita Says Halloween is ‘BOO’-ring, but if You’re a Fan, Here’s THE Guide

Personally, Halloween isn’t my thing. I like to say it is my day off from dressing up every other day of the year. While you will be getting your inner fantasy on in public, ill be in Palm Beach lounging at the Breakers in Lilly Pulitzer. However, that does not mean that I can’t share my favorite event that I promote, year after year. Credible sources share that a Nightmare on ...

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The Hautest Membership in Town, and it is for Your Nails

In Miami, when one thinks of membership, we think Quintesentially, WGY Lifestyle, SoHO house or Casa Tua. Here is some fierce news for you ladies who like to get your ‘Hair Done, Nails Done Everything Did.’ Brownes Merchants & Trading Co., just launched You Nailed It, Miami’s first monthly mani (or mani/pedi) membership program featuring weekly nail services and exclusive and VIP program perks. Here is how this membership works: try the Red Carpet ...

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Fashion for Men + Rain + Art Basel Exclusive Party = Photographed by Milan Vukmirovic at Starbucks

His life is simple. Kidding. Usually busy photographing Garrett Neff, or shooting Dwayne Wade for GQ, Milan Vukmirovic, whom is serving as creative director of Ports in Milan, his latest gig, spent this past Friday with moi, his ‘crazy’ bestie. Riding around in Miami, he was not photographing a super model or an A-lister. You may wonder what we were doing. Here was our plan: we were on the hunt for ...

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Thinking Outside of the Box…. for YoungArts!

I LOVE the NATIONAL YOUNGARTS Foundation. As a Board member, I am dedicated to promote their mission of keeping the arts alive, from literary to visual to performing, and beyond.   This weekend on October 25th here is what you MUST know: at the Young Arts Campus, Outside the Box, a live performances series is where the family friendly event begins at 7 p.m. and will showcase a collaborative performance by Grammy ...

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How I Accomplished the 3-B’s: Boutique, Botox and Board Certified

  Everyone loves the boutique experience, from shops to hotels. However, when we think of boutique, generally a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon does not come to mind. I am here to change your perception and introduce you to Dr. Leonard Tachmes, the ONLY Board Certified Plastic Surgeon on Miami Beach. Here is how my love affair with this center began….and mind you, this was just last week! So, my brother got married ...

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Who Do Pharrell and I Have in Common? MOYNAT’s Creative Director Ramesh Nair

I became friends with Ramesh Nair when I interviewed him for Fisher Island Magazine two years ago. Nair, the creative director of Moynat, does not like le camera. Perhaps he got it from Maison Martin Margiela when he worked under him during his tenure with the creative genius who has never been publicly photographed. At the time, I was living in Paris and when our dialogue began, we had an instant ...

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Who Made le Cut at the UBER VIP Faena Dinner at Casa Claridge?

Approximately four times tonight, I was told ‘you are like a younger version of Dori Cooperman.’ I’ll take it... You must be wondering where this compliment was thrown my way. Well, tonight I was invited to one of the most exclusive events in Miami. Surprised? I actually was. I received an invitation from Pablo De Ritis, addressed to Milan Vukmirovic and myself. It was a private dinner at Casa Claridge. I did ...

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How I Got my LGBTQ Look Down ‘Pat’

Only I could walk into the LGBTQ gala and know more gays then the gays who invited me. And if you are wondering, yes, there is now a Q for Queer…. I was educated on this by A.L. Steiner of Ridykeulous a year ago and didn’t get it, and I still don’t, but newsflash: it exists. As you know, this girl loves a great gala, so when invited, of course I ...

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How Going Green Saved My Weave

My hair…. It has been through many transformations. Just google me, you will see (and perhaps, you too will be frightened!) Fast forward to these past few years, the last of my 20’s, where I went wild, and signed up for the worlds most expensive, yet best highlights ala Johnny Ramirez (who travels between LA, NYC and MIA). Basically, MsErinsita’s hair only likes the best and is uber-sensitive to hair products, ...

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It’s a Wrap…..Around Your Waist!

Once upon a time I was a public school kid, which FYI, only lasted till fourth grade…. There are a few things I remember, like the smell of the cafeteria, Krispy Kreme donuts, my mother chasing me with a hairbrush before school and the denim jacket I used to wear. Fast forward to today, they are the last men standing, and have survived every closet cleaning to date. I have ...

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J’adore the Traymore Restaurant and More…..

I have a full obsession with a restaurant, and it is likely that you don’t know about it because they recently opened. In the mood for Art Deco GALORE plus a heavenly explosion on the palate? The Metropolitan by Como, located at the historic Traymore Hotel on Miami Beach, combines the necessary elements for that gourmet meal. At Traymore Restaurant, the presentation is art, the portions are generous, the service is ...

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Miami’s Cold Front of 80 degrees means it is CUSTOM LEATHER TIME!

When the weather drops from 92 degrees to 80 degrees, word spreads like wildfire, all over social media that we have a cold front! As a native Miami-an, considering we don’t get to experience cherry blossoms nor the changing colors of the season, the only real way we can express this HUGE -10 degree drop, is via dressing it. Last week, at upstairs at Casa Tua, I was introduced to JN Llovet ...

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What Not-To-Wear to the Coconut Grove Saturday Farmers Market

A few months ago, my girlfriend Brittany Lopez Slater became my hero. She and I rendezvoused in Coconut Grove at a market off of Grand Avenue. My life will never be the same. When you think of me, le picky eater, I want you to understand two major components to my life: Will drive for food I love clean eating, so much so, that I cut gluten from my diet. This past weekend, with ...

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The National YoungArts Foundation and PAMM’s Curator Thom Collins Collaborate for Hernan Bas.

Hernan Bas, a YoungArts alum, is a painter whom, well lets just say, I have been following his works for years. I learned about Bas’ from Miami gallerist Fred Snitzer, who once represented him. There is something just magical in his technique, that stroke of the brush is simply alluring. On Wednesday evening, the National YoungArts Foundation is where patrons of culture mingled in awe over this exhibit, titled Juncture. Curated by the Perez Art Museum’s Thom Collins, the ...

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Feel My Fur……

Last Art Basel, I was dining with Patrick McMullan, Milan Vukmirovic and Edison Lozada when I was introduced to a handsome lad named Alex Garcia. Garcia, based in Lima, Peru, was in town for the week. At the time, he was about to launch his collaboration of A Different Fur with fashion genius Vukmirovic for his amazing website. As a gift, Garcia shipped me a few items, and now I understand why ...

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Make It Rain Up In Here…

Miami has been raining bullets for the past few days, and today the man who photographed me, Mr. Rainer Hosch told me it was because this city was crying for my loss. I would like to open this post up, by letting you know that on Tuesday morning, my heart was broken, when my grandfather, my muse, my confidant, my Samuel Eli Steiner lost his battle to Mesothelioma, a Cancer ...

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Why Eres Paris Never Let Me Down……

Seven years ago, I went on a date with an older gentleman who asked me for a swim in his villa, literally. I replied “but I don’t have a swimsuit with me.” At the time, Tomas Maier had a boutique that was next door to our restaurant, but they were closed, so I proposed the Webster (always a great option when in a predicament as such!). We entered and I ...

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Lara Spencer and I Have Something in Common: Our Favorite Flea in Paris

Lara Spencer, co-anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America, host of HGTV’s Flea Market Flip and NYT bestselling author of I Brake For Yard Sales, just released her second book Flea Market Fabulous. As you know, I love vintage. Clothing more than furniture, but regardless, my fascination of 'the hunt,' is always in full effect. Both Lara and I have something in common: our favorite flea! When I lived in Paris, Porte de Clignancourt was where a few ...

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A Lady In The Streets…And a Hipster in Wynwood?

I am comparable to my disorder in college: ADD. I am all over the place, literally and figuratively speaking. A woman with multiple talents and career’s, I am the Journalist, I am the Stylist, I am the Hostess, I am the Philanthropist. Last night, I played the role of hostess at Junior and Hatter in Wynwood for the launch of Skin by Caleb. Just last week, my stylist girlfriend Haley Mitchell ...

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Welcome to MsErinsita: The Fashionable U-‘Haul’ of My Life

Oh, the incredible journey of my life thus far….. Simply wondrous. After years of various people telling me ‘Erin, you need to launch your own blog,’ my dreams (and yours) have now become a reality. When I sat down and thought about what my first live post would be, I felt that my past weekend of riding in a U-Haul truck to move my best friend Julie Fogel’s piece of Peter ...

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