Planning a bachelorette party to Miami and South Beach?
You’re in luck! I just got back from an amazing girls weekend to celebrate the bride-to-be, Ms. Jessica Blaine Smith before her big day in April. How did we settle on Miami? It’s not Vegas. We wanted a more low-key beach vacation and a chance to chill out together after the crazy rush of Christmas.
Here are a few suggestions for planning your own bachelorette party to Miami for your best girlfriend:
1) Book A LOT of Dinners
Going to Miami on a busy weekend? Gurrrl, you better make those reservations now – especially if you’re heading down there with a big group. Before you book your dates for Miami, make sure there’s no crazy festival driving up hotel prices the weekend you decide to go. A few of my choice picks for dinner in South Beach / Miami include:
I had e-met the beautiful Lisa Marie Chen during those first new years on Twitter and I would sometimes run into her at media events. Not only is she stunning, Lisa completed her MBA from Schulich’s School of Business at York University and always brings her A game to everything she does.
In addition to being the Editor of Toyota’s Scion Magazine, Lisa is now the Content & Digital Communication Manager for Scion in Canada at Saatchi & Saatchi in Toronto. We bonded more recently over our mutual love of all things Japanese and I wrote this fun little article on Kawaii for Scion. I caught up with Lisa recently to find out more about her super cool job as an editor and her best life advice:
How did you become the Editor-in-Chief of Scion Magazine for Toyota Canada?
I had imported a Scion xB in 2008, prior to the brand coming to Canada. Toyota had caught wind of my car (which rocked a bodykit and pink wheels) and set up a lunch. They shared their plans for launching and we both knew I needed to get involved. Given my earlier experience with magazines, it seemed like the perfect fit to help create a publication to complement a brand that aligned so well with my interest in fashion, cars, food, travel and music. Continue reading →
As much as I’ve tried to switch to a digital calendar, I am a die-hard day planner girl. There’s just something about putting pen to paper and giving my eyes a break from my screen that’s extremely satisfying to me. I remember getting a new day planner every year during high school and I would fill that thing to the brim with my
So when I spotted this inspiring diary and organizer at Lorna Jane, I immediately fell in love with it’s tiffany blue color, ribbon bookmark and hardcover. The Mind Nourish Body Diary for 2015 goes beyond a typical calendar and is packed full of inspirational quotes, recipes, workout ideas and a place for you to write down all your goals. It’s sort of everything I want in a day planner and I look at it every single day – so I want it to inspire me.
A cute recipe for Valentine’s Day in the February section of the MNB 2015 Diary Continue reading →
The Super Bowl is THIS Sunday February 1st, 2015 – kick-off starting at 3:30 PM with the Seattle Seahawks vs. the New England Patriots.
Now what does this even mean???
This means plunking yourself down in front of the TV for four full hours of eating. I’ve also updated and added to my ultimate list of the best Super Bowl recipes ever. If you’re going to be eating for hours, it might as well look something like this:
I found the *best* Low-Fat Turkey Chili recipe that is healthy and still tastes amazing. Which means you can eat more chicken wings! We cook this version at home all the time and it’s great for serving over nacho chips or paired with warm cornbread. Add a little bit of chicken broth and throw it in the slow cooker on low to keep warm. You can even set-up a Chili Bar with all sorts of toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream and vegetables. Continue reading →
I’ve just come back from an intense couple days at ALT Summit in Salt Lake City – learning all sorts of new things about blogging, photo styling and monetizing my site and my skills. It was SO inspiring to meet so many creatives (photographers, graphic designers, bloggers, writers, stylists) who were making a living from their work.
If you’re thinking of making a go at freelancing or earning a bit of money on the side from your creative skill, here are five ideas I picked up on at the conference:Continue reading →