Sunday, June 29, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Celebrating Our Women - #ElleRocsAthleta

Miami women are beautiful, ambitious, and headstrong - qualities which are sometimes not sufficiently celebrated or encouraged by our community. Enter Athleta, a sister brand to Gap that makes workout and lifestyle apparel for active women and that recently opened their Miami outpost on Lincoln Road. Athleta's first-ever national campaign "Power to the She" celebrates women's ability to do it all and encourages women to empower each other. Since their arrival, Athleta Miami has been leading our community by example and inviting local women to events that promote the mantra of their brand's campaign. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion - You Say Street Style, We Say Beach Style

In the city where it's summer year-round, swimwear is like a second skin. And, regardless of where we find ourselves in the world, Miami-ans make sure our pool and beach looks are flawless. The #ThankYouMiami team's travels to Nicaragua are no exception. Check out the new #ThankYouMiami for Fashion post where we show you our favorite look from our time poolside at Nicaragua365's Fort Walker rental home. Read the excerpt below and click on the photo to read the full post.

What are your swimwear or resort-wear must-haves for this Summer season? How do you accessorize your pool and beach looks? Which designer are you most excited to see at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion - 24 Hours of Travel in Miami Style

This week the #ThankYouMiami team is in Nicaragua working on a special video project that will launch our YouTube channel. Check out the new #ThankYouMiami for Fashion post on for a sneak peek of how local brands like Razön and Cameri Bead Studio were critical to making our travel comfortable AND fashionable. Read the excerpt below and click on the photo below to read the full post.

What are your favorite travel must-haves? How do you travel in style? What is your go-to travel destination? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for a Sense of Community - Local Genie Miami Beach Kick-Off Bash

The primary difference between a "home" and a "living space" is a sense of belonging. Miami's constant state of transition and its status as a temporary destination sometimes make it seem far from a suitable living space, much less a home. However, at some point since I moved to Miami, a sense of belonging subconsciously seeped into my being. I can't point to how it happened or when it happened, but I can tell you why.
Miami has an unconventional, but very real sense of community. Unlike a traditional community, it is most recognizable in seemingly small, insignificant moments - like realizing the guy you lounge next to at the beach every weekend is in your yoga class at Green Monkey or when you're lost in downtown and the person you stop to ask for directions turns out to be a friendly face. But it is built on powerful principles like the premise of local love and it is propagated every time you and I choose to support our fellow Miami-ans.

That is why I was psyched when I learned that two of my favorite local businesses, Local Genie Miami and Public House, joined forces to host an event that brings us together as a community and that supports local environmental non-profit, ECOMB. You have heard me talk about Local Genie Miami and the Local Genie Network before (see #ThankYouMiami for Distinctively Different Neighborhoods - Brickell). Their upcoming June 20th bash at Public House will kick-off Local Genie Miami's first Miami Beach addition to their growing network of local businesses. What better way to revel in Miami's seemingly elusive sense of community than by toasting it together with $4 draft beers and $7 drinks? RSVP now!

What are your thoughts on the Miami community? Have you felt a local sense of community? When? How do you support the sense of community? When did you recognize that you felt a sense of belonging? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion - The Perfect Summer Look

Miami has welcomed summer with open arms and so have I. My new post on achieving the perfect summer look, including photos revealing my new hair transformation by Emilee Coyle of Studio Chroma, are now live on Read the excerpt below and click on the photo to read the full post.

What are your summer essentials? How do you achieve the perfect summer look? Will you be changing your hair for summer? How do you achieve the perfect beach hair? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Friday, June 6, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Local Insiders - Localeur Launch

Miami is an amazing city. But, with everything it offers, it can be an overwhelming city for visitors who are unfamiliar with the area. Enter Localeur, an Austin-based company, whose mission is to help travelers get the inside scoop of where to eat, drink, and play on their website and app. This summer Localeur will double their community to include local insiders from 13 travel destinations in the U.S. Miami was one of the first new cities to launch in that expansion and yours truly has already written her first recommendation. Click on the image below to check it out and make sure to keep an eye on the Thank You Miami Localeur page for future recommendations!

What are some of your favorite places to find bikini-friendly breakfasts in Miami? What are some of your go-to places in South Beach? What other recommendations would you like to see from the Miami Localeurs? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet @ThankYouMiami!
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