Easy & Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

April 4, 2017

Even though I recently moved to Orlando, I quickly made a trip to Washington, DC and New York, during my 2 weeks away from my new home. Honestly, I’m so thrilled to be moving in once I return! We are so fortunate to already have close friends in the city who hosted us in their guest house in the back, with a beautiful full kitchen, bedroom, bath and living space. When I’m not travelling or eating out, I usually like to keep home cooked meals healthy. This often means making smoothies for breakfast and when I want a snack, having fruit. From time to time, we just don’t make it through all of our bananas, and it goes to waste, so recently my friend Megan shared a really nice recipe she had in her cookbook. It was so easy and delicious, I had to make it myself back at the guest house. Tom and I both love banana bread, so I wanted to surprise him with a loaf. I made some few minor changes to suit what I had in the cupboard, but it ended up tasting so delicious. Continue Reading…

See you later, LA!

April 3, 2017

Palm Print DressThe last year had gone by so quickly, I hardly could believe a year blew by. After moving to the West Coast, Tom and I are packing up all our belongings and moving back to the East Coast. While I met some amazing people in Los Angeles, and fell in love with Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and the beaches, I’ll be closer to my family, New York City, the Caribbean, Miami and Europe. Continue Reading…

How to Enjoy a Romantic Trip to Las Vegas as a Couple

March 30, 2017

Las Vegas Strip Romantic TripBefore my first trip to Las Vegas, I thought it was where all the wildest bachelor and bachelorette parties took place. I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but let’s have some fun and break some rules. I’m going to share how you can enjoy Las Vegas – beyond all that excitement and fun there is in being single in Sin City, there’s tons of entertainment and fun for couples. Continue Reading…

20 Romantic Ruffle & Frill Dresses to Add to Your Closet Now

March 27, 2017

Ruffles Frills Street Style Fashion BlogRomantic ruffles and frills have taken over my closet and I cannot get enough of them. They are literally bursting out of my closet. Lucky for me, the trend is not dying anytime soon. This cropped one shoulder top is something I enjoy wearing in hot weather, and I wore it taking a stroll around Huntington a couple of weeks back. I didn’t plan on dipping my toes into the ocean or laying in the sand that day, so I dressed in heels and paired it with my wooden bag for short walk onto the pier and a bite nearby. Continue Reading…

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me Tag

March 23, 2017

Style Fashion Blog mikialamodeSome of the best bonds occur when you least expect them to. When I was vacationing in Italy last summer, I connected with a blogger/instagrammer. We happened to both be in Italy on vacation at the same time, but in different cities, so we didn’t have a chance to meet – until recently when I happened to be vacationing in Paris during the weekend she moved there. Fate has a funny way of bringing people together. We had macarons and hot cocoa at Laduree in Champs Elysee and hit it off. She’s become such a dear friend of mine. If there’s anything to be grateful for in blogging, it’s the opportunities to connect with wonderful people. Recently, Stella Asteria nominated me to list 10 Things You All Don’t Know About Me, and seeing how I often provide my travel, lifestyle and styling tips, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to be more personal. Continue Reading…

12 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry On When You Travel

March 20, 2017

Essentials for Your Carry OnIf you follow me on Instastories on Instagram, you’ll see that 2 weekends ago, I returned to San Diego and last weekend I flew out to Minnesota for the weekend, got my fill of snow, saw a specialist for my ongoing shoulder problem and came straight home. This time around, I’m hitting the road for an overnight stay in Las Vegas. I thought it was time to share with you 10 things I always keep in my travel bag/carry-on whether I’m flying or going on a road trip. Continue Reading…