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Some Summer Fun Raves

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 13 - 2024

By: Maryanne Salvat

With summer in full swing and temperatures rising, weekend getaways and happy hours with family and friends are sure to make for great times. To make sure you are fully prepared for what the summer heat has to offer, here are a few of my raves for this season.

Sun protection is essential, and the SAINT JANE Beauty Body Ritual Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is a must. This body skincare and sun protection multitasker is a clean hydrating luxury body lotion that protects skin with its SPF 30. Thoughtfully made with Sacred Lotus, Orchid Flower, Passionflower and Green Tea, the soft texture beautifully calms and soothes skin.  SAINT JANE Beauty Body Ritual Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen provides your body with essential vitamins A, C and E, and works to visibly brighten dark spots and strengthen your skin barrier.  

 Another fave is the The Outset Hydrasheer™ 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30.  The Outset is a clean skincare brand co-founded by Scarlett Johansson and Kate Foster. The formula’s light texture is suncare meets skincare. This 100% mineral SPF 30 defends against premature signs of aging by shielding skin from UVA/UVB rays. A blend of powerful botanicals, including Snow Mushroom and the signature Hyaluroset Complex, help soothe and moisturize to complement any skincare routine.

The Sara Happ Lip Scrub is wonderful addition to any post beach beauty routine. This lip scrub eliminates dry, flaky skin, immediately leaving lips soft and supple.

Iris & Romeo Lash Up Peptide Thickening Mascara is a great way to enhance your natural, beachy, glow. Inspired by Founder Michele Gough Baril’s wellness journey living with a free-roaming herd of horses in Northern California, this jet-black mascara draws its inspiration from the Friesian Horse. With a dark black coat, a strong but agile body, and thick wavy mane it represents the beautiful balance of nature and performance, replicating it in a clean mascara. The patented wax blend wraps each lash in a strong but flexible coat, keeping them long and lifted from morning to night. 

Sun cover goes along with enjoying all the wonderful activities that Summer has to offer. COR Straw Sun Hats are a great way to keep the sun out of your face. This comfortable straw sun hat is fitted with an interior flex-fit sweat wicking headband. With an assortment of cloth printed brims, it’s the perfect accessory for sunny beach days.

For those hot days on the Pickleball court, Mental Game Hat by Courtgirl has developed a translucent brim that provides UV protection yet allows you to see the ball while you play. The snug bungee cord in the back allows the hat to be adjustable and doubles as an emergency ponytail holder.

And finally for those gorgeous summer sunsets, Sunshine Punch cocktails, the ready-to-serve rum, citrus cream cocktail is sure to bring fun to any gathering.  Some delish concoctions include:

The Sunburn: Mix Sunshine Punch, pineapple juice, and coconut rum in an ice-filled shaker. Pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with an orange wedge.S

Partly Sunny: Mix equal parts Sunshine Punch and sparkling water in an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with mint and an orange twist.

With these items in your beach tote, the summer months will surely be unforgettable.

Miami Swim Week Kickoff Benefits LLF

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On May - 28 - 2024

On Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, Miami Swim Week will host its opening show benefiting the Little Lighthouse Foundation featuring Ema Savahl Design at the SLS South Beach Hotel from 7:00PM –10:00 pm.

Guests will enjoy 3 hours of complimentary cocktails featuring products from Tito’s Vodka, Barcelo Rum, Penelope Bourbon, El Mayor Tequila, Voga Italia Prosecco, Tita Italian Wine & Delicatessen, and Mastri Birrai Umbri as well as Kōpū Water. 

A minimum $75 donation is required to attend in advance, a minimum $125 donation is required at the door. Limited VIP seating is available for those who make a minimum $195 donation. Please make your donation at

Official after party at Hyde Beach at 10:00PM after the show. 

All proceeds from this event will go towards LLF’s Back to School Program! To learn more about LLF’s Back to School Program please visit

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Casa Lumbre Style

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 1 - 2024

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, the folks at Casa Lumbre have shared some of their top margarita recipes with a twist.

Created in Mexico, the margarita has become the #1 best-selling cocktail in the US with 185,000 consumed per hour in the US. Crafted with authentic Mexican spirits, these cocktails are sure to create a festive mood any time of the year. See some recipes below.  

Sol de Janeiro: Rio Radiance SPF Collection

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 30 - 2024

As if we needed more of a reason to love Sol de Janeiro, the brand has just launched its very own skin loving sun care line.

Featuring three all-new formulations, Rio Radiance SPF 50 Body Lotion, Rio Radiance SPF 50 Body Spray and Rio Radiance SPF 50 Body Oil – each scented with Sol de Janeiro’s beachy and nostalgic Cheirosa 87 scent with notes of solar tuberose and leite de coco — there’s an option for all preferences.

The lightweight SPF 50 body care hydrates for silky, smoother-feeling skin. Bask in our beachy & nostalgic Cheirosa 87 scent with notes of solar tuberose and leite de coco.

All Rio Radiance SPF available at Sephora and Sol de

ILIA Skin Rewind Complexion Stick

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 21 - 2024

ILIA Skin Rewind Complexion Sticks are set to redefine your makeup routine, offering a flawless fusion of foundation and concealer and 42 shades, to make your skin look like skin.

This “fountain of youth” in a stick harnesses the power of a Ceramide-Peptide Complex to reinforce the skin barrier and visibly reduce fine lines, while Butterfly Lavender Extract provides an instant and long-term improvement in skin cohesion, reducing wrinkles and enhancing moisturization. Additionally, Kelp Extract acts as a protective shield, reversing signs of aging by increasing firmness and improving elasticity, resulting in a weightless foundation + concealer hybrid that not only beautifies but also nourishes your skin for a youthful, lifted look that lasts up to 12 hours. For more information visit, ILIA .

ILIA Base Face Milk

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 22 - 2024

Let your skin drink it in, literally. A milk-texture moisturizer with active ingredients and a natural finish that leaves your skin hydrated, plumped, and looking refreshed. Skin feels instantly softer to the touch and not sticky. Inspired by the face milks from Korea, this perfect skincare prep-step was thoughtfully formulated for the customer who needs an extra boost of moisture combined with barrier building properties. The lightweight formula provides instant hydration, reinforces the lipid barrier, and optimizes skin renewal. Over time, skin is smoother, stronger, and more radiant, with hydration that lasts throughout the day.


A versatile skincare prep-step, it can be used after cleansing in the morning or evening, on its own or before makeup. It’s designed to layer seamlessly with complexion products, pairing perfectly with the rest of your ILIA routine. 

The application is silky and non-sticky, sinking in quickly to provide an optimal base for makeup, while the luxurious recyclable glass packaging adds an element of elegance to your skincare ritual.


HYALURONIC ACID: Four molecule sizes draw moisture into skin for long-lasting hydration

BARRIER RENEWAL COMPLEX: Biomimetic blend of lipids, fatty acids, and sterols replenishes skin’s protective barrier

MICROALGAE EXTRACT: Skin superfood that helps nourish and revitalize

PRICKLY PEAR FLOWER EXTRACT: Plant-based powerhouse that supports skin’s natural renewal process