Friday, September 4, 2015

Mexico's Riviera Maya is Haute!

Here are some of my favorite moments from a recent trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico. It's a haute spot for sure!

Haute Tips: Selfie Moments on the Go!

The social media age has given rise to the selfie. You can use your camera, smartphone or tablet for a photo while you travel from one haute destination to another. 

A great profile picture to post on your social media platforms is fun to do! Here are three tips that work when taking a selfie:


Make sure that the light saturation is neither too light or too dark; it has to be just right for the perfect selfie. Sometimes you may want to go filter-free.


Like any great model, it's important to know your angles. The way you face the camera or look away can make or break your selfie moment.

Your selfie location is important in telling your story in the moment. Pick them wisely!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Party in The Bahamas!

Party people hit the streets in Nassau to celebrate the very first Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.  Thousands turned out to celebrate art, music, dance and Junkanoo. It’s one of the few post Lenten carnivals representing the spirit of “jubilation” after fasting anywhere in the world.

The three-day festival of cultural expression showcased a number of musical artists, including Soca artists Bunji Garland and Soca Band Visage. Carnival-goers also enjoyed the Cultural Village and many “Jumped Da Line” during “Road Fever,” a vibrant street parade of people dancing in colorful costumes… highlighting just why “It’s Better in the Bahamas!”

Plans are already underway for the next Junkanoo Carnival in 2016.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sprinkles is Haute!

When it comes to cool trendy sweet spots, there's no better place than Beverly Hills to set the tone with an original cupcake boutique like Sprinkles. Imagine my surprise when I discovered a Sprinkles in Atlanta's posh Buckhead community. This little bakery is known for rotating their menu and long lines filled with Hollywood stars. 

The Lenox Square Mall cheery sweet spot is full of tasty and sinful treats like red velvet or black and white cupcakes, freshly made banana ice cream sundaes, vanilla milk shakes and double chocolate cookies. They even offer sugar free, gluten-free and Vegan versions of cupcakes.

Sprinkles is the perfect spot to visit for birthday treats and mini celebrations. I stopped by to sample something chocolate and creamy for my very own born day. It was a delicious way to start my special day. 

Sprinkles even has an ATM like vending machine for those who need a sweet fix no matter the time of day or night.

Friday, January 30, 2015

LaKur by LondonTown is Haute!

Beauty and travel go hand in hand... LaKur by LondonTown inspires a trip to London with each polish change. This enhanced cutting-edge, high performing nail polish nourishes and restores my nails to optimum health.

This prestige line of nail lacquer also strengthens and heals, while it detoxifies. It has changed my nail care routine with each brush stroke. I love that it's full of vitamins, minerals and flowers oils from iconic gardens in Britain to keep my nails happy and healthy. And it's vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free.

My favorite LaKur by LondonTown colors:  
Purple Reign, Weekend Cheer, Cheerio and Bell in Time

Pink Inspiration for My Nails!

Spring is just a few weeks away but there's no time like the present to play with pink nail polish from some of my favorite luxury nail brands. Lakur by Londontown and Celebrity manicurists Jin Soon Choi and Deborah Lippman have the best shades of pink that look flawless on my nails. 

JinSoon /Dolly Pink, Deborah Lippman/Whip it and Lukur by Londontown/Waterloo Sunset 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sol Republic's PUNK Wireless Speaker is Haute!

I am loving my PUNK wireless speaker by Sol Republic. It is absolutely fun and functional... it also pairs nicely with my ipad mini when I'm watching videos or listening to music.

My PUNK speaker allows me to rock out to my favorite songs with crystal clear sound hands free. It's so simple to activate with my iPad mini, simply turn it on and go to settings, press the Bluetooth button on my device and I'm all set.

The battery life lasts up to eight hours with a range of 60 feet. You can even use it in your car but I love it on the beach! It's now a staple in my Haute Travels bag. Time to pack for a yacht trip!