Wednesday, July 16, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Themed Weeks - Miami Swim Week 2014


Happy Swim Week, Miami! We hope you find yourself well-rested because we are about to embark on a binge of fashion, fashion, and more fashion! Our goals for the next 5 days are:

1. To pick up on the newest trends on and off the runway;
2. To stock up on swimwear for the rest of the year; and,
3. To have as much fun as humanly possible.

If you are up for the challenge, we hope you join us at some of this week's most anticipated events. We will continue to update the list below of where we plan to be. Say hi if you see us - we would love to meet you!

Wednesday, July 16 
8:00 p.m. - Peroni Italy presents 2014 Emerging Designer Series: Miami Swim Week at the SLS Hotel (1701 Collins Avenue). RSVP here.

Thursday, July 17
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Inglot Boutique Swim Week Beauty Lounge at Inglot Miami (224 8 Street). RSVP here.

9:00 p.m. - FUNKSHION: Swim Fashion Week Miami Beach presents Barraca Chic at the SLS Hotel (1701 Collins Avenue). RSVP here.

Friday, July 18
6:00 p.m. - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim presents Dolores Cortés Swimwear in the Cabana Grande at The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue). Invite only.

7:00 p.m. - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim presents Frankie's Bikinis in Oasis @ The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue). Invite only.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Junk in the Trunk Show featuring Elevators, Bianca Coletti, and Lorie Lester at F1rst Surf Shop (40 South Pointe Drive). RSVP to junkinthetrunk [at] f1rstshop.com.

Saturday, July 19
10:30 a.m. - What Women Want Kick-Off: Yoga with Sharon Aluma from Green Monkey at Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Drive). RSVP here.

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Escape Miami 2 Style Lounge hosted by The Fashion Poet, The National Hotel Miami Beach, and Peroni Italy at The National Hotel (1677 Collins Avenue). RSVP here.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Issa De' Mar Swim 2015 Collection Presentation at The Shore Club (1901 Collins Avenue). Invite only.

5:00 p.m. - Heather Blond Resort and Lounge at The Oasis @ The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue). RSVP to fashion [at] prominencemarketinggroup.com.

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Ready, Set, Swim at The Riviera Hotel (318 20th Street, Building One). RSVP to rsvp [at] theriviereagency.com.

9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - FUNKSHION: Swim Fashion Week Miami Beach presents OMG Miami Swimwear and Soah Swim at the SLS Hotel (1701 Collins Avenue). RSVP here.

10:00 p.m. - LYCRA Celebrates Design: 10 Years of Swim at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue). Invite only.

Sunday, July 20
2:00 p.m. - The Hungry Post presents A Day of Music, Food & Drinks hosted by dbrie and Cafe Mistral. RSVP to info [at] dbrie.com.

3:00 p.m. - Summer Camp BBQ at The Broken Shaker at The Freehand Miami (2727 Indian Creek Drive). Open to the public.

3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Lazy Sunday BBQ at The Standard (40 Island Avenue). RSVP to lazysunday [at] standardhotel.com.

10:00 p.m. - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim presents 6Shore Road in the Cabana Grande at The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue). Invite only.

Monday, July 14, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion - Cuban Rice at Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week is upon us and we can't wait to see all of our favorite designers' collections unveiled. Miami brand Cuban Rice is prepping for the launch of their new collection, Jewels, that is "So Miami". In anticipation, we sported their sexy Gypsy Gypsy swimsuit during our weekend trip to Key Largo. Read the excerpt from our latest #ThankYouMiami for Fashion column below and click on the photo to see the photos and read more about their events during Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week a llegado y estamos emocionados de ver las nuevas colecciones de nuestros diseñadores favoritos. La marca de Miami, Cuban Rice, se está preparando para enseñarnos su nueva colección, Jewels, que es muy Miami. En anticipación de su llegada, disfrutamos de nuestro fin de semana en cayo largo en su bikini Gypsy Gypsy que es muy sexy. Lee el extracto de nuestro nuevo artículo para #ThankYouMiami for Fashion y dale click a la foto para ver nuestras fotos y leer nuestros más sobre sus eventos para Miami Swim Week.


Will you be attending any Miami swim week events? Which ones? What new collections are you most excited to see? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

¿Asistirás algún evento de Miami Swim Week? ¿Cuales? ¿Qué nuevas colecciones estas emocionado/a de ver? ¡Déjanos un comentario debajo o mándanos un tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

#ThankYouMiamiGoesToNicaragua - Trailer 2

Last month, the #ThankYouMiami team traveled to Rivas, Nicaragua to work on a special video project. The video, filmed around Rivas and at Nicaragua365's Fort Walker rental home, showcases Miami surfers in their element, as well as how Miami brands like B.O.A.T. Attire, Cameri Bead Studios, and Razön make travel comfortable and fashionable. The second trailer featuring Miami surfers tearing it up with local surfers is available on our new YouTube channel and below. In case you missed it, you can view the first trailer here. Enjoy! 

El mes pasado el equipo de #ThankYouMiami viajó a Rivas, Nicaragua para trabajar en un proyecto especial. El video, que fue filmado alrededor de Rivas y en la propiedad de renta Fort Walker, muestra a varios surfeadores y marcas de Miami. El segundo corto en la que figuran surfeadores de Miami y de Nicaragua ya esta disponible en nuestro nuevo canal de YouTube y debajo. Si te lo perdiste, puedes ver el primer corto aquí. ¡Disfrútalos!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Themed Weeks - Miami Spa Month


July is shaping up to be the best month to be a Miami resident. As we ramp up for Miami Swim Week, Miami Spa Month is keeping us calm, cool and collected. The brain child of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Miami Spa Month gives residents and visitors an excuse to indulge in treatments at Miami's renown spas without breaking the bank. Packages starting at $99 are available at participating spas from Aventura to Coral Gables and can include a variety of amenities, including use of the pool and gym at some of our favorite hotels.

This week, we are on perma-bliss thanks to Jurlique Spa at the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove, where we joined fellow Miami bon vivant, Shayne Benowitz of Wanderlust Chameleon, on Tuesday for a post-work evening of massages and bubbles. Jurlique Spa treated us to one-hour Mayfair Signature Tangerine Mimosa massages that quickly made us forget the stress of Miami life. And, considering Miami Beach was named the most stressed suburb in America, that is quite a feat!

When we arrived, we were assigned personal changing suites outfitted with a shower, locker, and key necessities, then we were given a few moments to unwind with a cup of green tea in Jurlique Spa's lounge. Masseuse Elizabeth helped us further center ourselves by placing a heated herbal pack on our spine at the start of the massage. She then applied the perfect amount of pressure to deliver a relaxing and restorative massage using essential oils and a tangerine mimosa back scrub. We were drooling after only 60 minutes, but we've been riding our post-spa high straight into the weekend.

Whether you're looking to unwind on a weekday or live it up on the weekend, Jurlique Spa is the perfect option. During Miami Spa Month, they are offering two combo packages at $99 and two combo packages at $129. Both options include full use of the Mayfair Hotel's pool, fitness center, steam room, spa lounge, and changing suites or lockers depending on availability. Your treatment also includes a $5 discount toward valet parking.

A hard day at work, girl's day, the stress of Miami life - which excuse will you use to find your bliss this Miami Spa Month? Get inspired by photos from our visit to Jurlique Spa below!




What spas are you most looking forward to visiting this Miami Spa Month? Why? What is your favorite themed week to celebrate in Miami? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Monday, July 7, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion - Nicaragua Beach Style

We have already established that Miami is the queen of beach style but, like everything in Miami, that beach style is the product of a melting pot environment. So, during our recent trip to Nicaragua, we multi-tasked - that is, we relaxed, sipped on frozen cocktails, and shot some Nicaraguan beach style to further inspire Miami's beach looks. Read the excerpt from our latest #ThankYouMiami for Fashion column below and click on the photo to see the photos and read the full post.

Ya hemos establecido que Miami es la reina del estilo de playa pero, como todo en Miami, ese estilo es el producto de varias influencias. Durante nuestro viaje a Nicaragua, estuvimos muy ocupados - es decir, nos relajamos, disfrutamos bebidas congeladas, y tomamos fotos del estilo de playa en Nicaragua para inspirar los looks de playa de Miami. Lee el extracto de nuestro nuevo artículo para #ThankYouMiami for Fashion y dale click a la foto para ver nuestras fotos y leer nuestros comentarios.


What do you think of the surf and bohemian styles? Have you seen these styles during your travels? Which was your favorite beach look we snapped in Nicaragua? Did you see any elements of your style? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!