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An Italian Affair

October 22, 2017


M Missoni dress
Lacoste coat from Spring
AGL shoes
Zero UV sunglasses

Knit metallics are kind of my thing this season. And no one does them better than the Italian do. M Missoni in particular. This little knit dress is as sweet as gelato; as sexy as what being in Italy feels like. Being in Milan inspired me to up my glam factor on the daily. Even in just the littlest way, like with a pair of bright white sunglasses. Fitting in? Why there is no such thing in Milan! The motto is standing out. I saw that in the way that the people of this city dressed, walked, gestured and spoke. Business men in suits had peeks of bare ankle. A colorful piece of fabric sticking out of their pockets. The women in sunglasses extra oversized. Drenched in rings and earrings and necklaces. There was always something extra there. Even the sky was bluer than I have ever seen. Just look at these photos. Nothing more blue. Milan was full of that extra glimmer that I promised myself that I would take home with me. To infuse into my everyday. So much of me is looking forward to hopefully spending next summer in Italy, road tripping along the coast. Getting bronzed and sun kissed. Leaving a little bit of my own glimmer and glam behind along every route and with every bite of pasta. Without the care of lipstick being on my teeth or tomato sauce on my shirt. I indeed had a bit of a love affair with this city and I see it extending far beyond it. I am by no means Italian, but the Italian way of life sure does mean something to me 🙂 


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The First Day in Milan

October 11, 2017


Mango trench and earrings
Madiyah al Sharqi top
7 For All Mankind jeans
AGL shoes
Ming Ray bag

There are so many reasons why I love Milan. I will be taking you on a tour of Milan from my trip there last month in the next few days. My first taste of Italy was Florence last year, so I had a high standard of what an Italian city should be like. Milan did not let me down. But, of course, there was pasta and lots of it. So no complaining either way. For now, here is a quick peek at my first day in this vibrant city. 


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Relaxation at Westin Nanea

July 7, 2017


ASOS crochet dress
Kenneth Cole sunglasses
L*Space bikini
Argento Vivo earrings
Cult Gaia purse

Maui still on the mind!! How can it not be? This post is dedicated to our delightful stay with our parents at the brand new Westin Nanea Ocean Front Villas, who hosted us for our last four nights. Our large, two-bedroom villa was cozy and so perfect for the four of us. An outdoor balcony that allowed for us to enjoy some champagne on before dinner. I found myself on that balcony a lot first thing in the morning. Hawaii does that to you. You want to be outfit as often as possible. In the least amount of clothes as possible. hehe. The kitchen was gigantic, which we loved since we did do a little cooking. It’s fully equipped. I’m usually not the biggest fan of all inclusive resorts, but this one was so chill. It felt more like a home for a week than a resort. The beach just a short walk from the hotel, able to be viewed from our room. The boardwalk takes you to beautiful beaches in either direction. All of them local. My absolutely favorite evening was our last night in town, I went for a swim in the ocean during sunset and it was simply magical. I needed nothing else during those moments.

We ended our nights with a delicious dinner at the main restaurant. A roundtable of appetizers kick started our evenings. Every bite delicious and savory. They do such an amazing poke here in Hawaii. I mean this is where it started. For the mains, my parents loves the steaks, and I went for the fish. A dip in the hot tub each night was a ritual, right after dinner and right before showering and going to sleep early (around 10:30pm). We spoke to a lot of other resort guests, which was great fun. But then the heat would make us a sleepy in just the right way, telling our bodies it’s time for a break. We were up at around 6:30am everyday. It felt meditative for my body to adjust to this island time. Recovery time. Nanea . . . relaxation.

Speaking of recovering time, next door at the sister hotel, the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, resides the amazing Spa Helani. Natalie and I were treated to the 80 minute Nanea Ritual massage, dedicated to total head-to-toe relaxation for the next door Nanea guests . . . us! Nanea does mean relaxation in Hawaiin, FYI. It started with a ti leaf to cleanse the space and rid of negative energies. An aromatherapy blend of oils is massaged into the body with strong yet gently hands, and the use of warm lava stones applies pressure exactly where you need it. My body was slowly moved to a state of rejuvenation and calm. It also gave my body a great stretch, which after the long flight from NYC, was very much needed. The lounge/relaxation area of Spa Helani was such a dream to lay down in, even take a quick nap. Have a tea and read a book. Surrounded by green and the sound of hotel guests far in the distance. I could have stayed there forever. hehe.

Thank you Westin Nanea for having us on the west side of Maui. Next on the list is coming back to Maui and doing the Road to Hana that we’ve been hearing so much about. But don’t worry, I still have a lot to show you from our adventures on the west side of Maui 🙂 

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