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?,’ proceeded by the thought of ‘ok, yoga + the Bal Harbour Shops? I need to try it.’

So, in all my morning glory, I went to Bal Harbour, right to the center courtyard of the mall, below the escalators, and above the koi ponds, where mats were laid out, all centering around a man, with venetian-looking glass sound bowls. I had heard of the bowl experience from my sister Carolyn Travis, but had never officially experienced it until Sunday. It was beyond, beyond, beyond the most incredible addition to any yoga practice I attempted to in my career of faux-working out.

Part of the Bal Harbour Shop’s new Living Well health and wellness program, of course, spearheaded by the one and only Karla Dascal and her most recent launch of The Sacred Space Miami, a select group of us lucky ladies were chosen to get our spiritual groove on in the lap of luxury.


The class was led by experts Jodi Carey and Andrew Clark, and had incredibly gorgeous women partaking in the experience, including Natalie and Celene Gee of Gee Beauty, Lisa Petrillo with her daughter and Sara Liss among others who were dripping in Lulu Lemon. We all used the two hour experience to set the intent on the mat: ‘Live.Love.Laugh.’


After the class, Books & Books (now on the 3rd floor of the shops), gifted us Marketing Director Cheryl Stephenson’s favorite book Breakfast with Buddha, some fresh juices and Ginny Bakes nutritious snacks.

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