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Sol de Janeiro Launches NEW Rio Radiance Perfume Cream

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 19 - 2023

Sol de Janeiro, the beloved brand known for its cult-favorite Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream, has launched its newest, limited-edition body cream inspired by the authentic Brazilian philosophy of self-love – the NEW Rio Radiance Body Glow Cream.   

Now fans of the brand can invoke feelings of a glorious beach vacation all year round. The limited-edition illuminating cream, Rio Radiance Body Glow Cream, deeply hydrates with Squalane, Carrot Seed Oil, and Vitamin E while providing a natural-looking glow as if you just stepped out of the sun. Infused with the intoxicating notes of solar tuberose, coconut milk, and creamy vanilla, it invokes the sensory feelings of a tropical paradise. 

Rio Radiance Body Glow Cream is launching a month after the Rio Radiance Perfume Mist release. Inspired by the power and warmth of the Brazilian spirit, the Cheirosa 87 recognizes the year 1987, when 15,000 tins of cannabis were tossed into the ocean and washed up on the beaches for locals to discover. Known as “The Summer of the Cans,” this event influenced music, art, and culture, including a documentary of the same name.  

Rio Radiance Body Glow Cream is available for purchase at and, and from April 14th-April 24th, it can be bought as part of the Beauty Insider Sale at Sephora. 

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Glams Up 2023!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 5 - 2023

With the resurgence of the 90’s, one trend that has reemerged has been the ‘Glazed Brownie Lip’ – similar to other current trends, this is a revival of something that has already existed in many communities. To Kevyn Aucoin’s Global Director of Artistry & Education, Nick Lujan, it reminds him of time spent as a budding makeup artist in the 90’s studying how friends, family and celebrities wore their makeup.

Late makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin created lip liners in a variety of shades to add dimension to client lips, that quickly became a go-to lip that could be paired with any eye look – being seen on Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell, and many more.

“The ‘Glazed Brownie Lip’ is flattering on all skin tones. It’s as simple as pairing a lip liner one to two shades darker than your natural lip color with a clear or sheer color lip gloss. The key is to not over-blend the lip liner, keeping it more visible.”

To create the look today, Nick recommends pairing the Kevyn Aucoin Beauty’s Unforgettable Lip Definer, available in 6 nude/natural shades, with the brand’s Glass Glow Lip in Prism Rose. Looking for something less glossy? Nick loves using Unforgettable Lipstick in Suspicious to achieve the same look.

To compliment the newest lip color, Kevyn Aucoin has created 4 new palettes that will allow you to contour, highlight and create multi-dimensional eye looks for all skin tones, Contour Eyeshadow Palette.

Because the palettes are magnetic, you can rearrange and customize your palette making it perfect to mix and match. Nick Lujan, Global Director of Artistry & Education for Kevyn Aucoin, loves using shades found in the Medium and Deep palettes for a simple eyebrow color or as a liner by using a lightly damp brush – we’ve included some inspo from Nick for each palette below!

“For a seamless application, I would recommend loading your brush up with product for the best application – just pack your brush with product and work the bristles on the back of your hand for less cleanup. Say ‘bye’ to fallout!”

Looking to add more drama to your look, effortlessly? Kevyn Aucoin Beauty’s Indecent Mascara leaves lashes looking lusciously full, defined and obsession worthy from its buildable formula and unique cone-shaped brush!

Head to the SLS for Miami Spice

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On September - 15 - 2021

The Bazaar by Jose Andrés

September heralds the end of summer and the beginning of football season, cozy evenings and PSLs. But it also affords foodies the opportunity to experience the menus at some of Miami’s top restaurants at a fraction of the cost thanks to Miami Spice. The swanky SLS hotel on Miami Beach currently offers the Miami Spice menu at its two top tier restaurants- The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Katsuya. Both offer the Miami Spice menu Sunday-Thursday evenings for just $42, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres 

From the moment you enter the expansive dining room at The Bazaar- you know you’re in for a special treat. Helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés, the restaurant offers a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and a playful indoor-outdoor space designed by Philippe Starck.

As part of the Miami Spice promotion, diners can mix and match from an array of special five-course menus. Guests can choose between favorites like salmon roe “Bagels and Lox,” yucca “churros,” Cuban coffee-rubbed churrasco with passion fruit, and lots more. In essence, two guests dining together have the opportunity to experience ten of Andres’ masterful dishes. Our favorites included the chicken croquetas- a bit of Spain in every bite and the Gazpacho Patricia, (named after its creator, who happens to be Andres’ wife); the best we’ve tasted this side of the Atlantic. Not to be missed are the Pisto, the Brussels Sprouts or the Traditional Flan.

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A Few of Our Favorite Things:

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On December - 11 - 2019

Webster x Montblanc

The Webster x Montblanc have come together to present a  limited edition capsule featuring a fountain pen, ink bottle and fine stationary and pairs Montblanc’s timeless writing culture heritage with The Webster’s pink signature color and its mascot, a pink flamingo. The central piece in the collection is a Solitaire Fountain Pen that features a platinum-coated cap and barrel, as well as a bold pink lacquer forepart. The Webster signature pink flamingo is etched on the 18K rhodium coated gold nib. The Montblanc emblem crowns the writing instrument in black and white. A special pink ink in The Webster’s official Pantone color has been created to enhance the writing experience. A notebook decorated with The Webster flamingos completes the capsule collection, presented in an elegant black coffret emblazoned with a flamingo.


The Fishing Caddy:

The Fishing Caddy is the one gift topping the list of families this holiday season. The all-in-one fishing system helps make it easier and more enjoyable for the family to get together and spend time fishing.

The caddy is the world’s first all-in-one fishing system, offering a padded seat top or tackle box lid, a built-in cup holder, a live well for the fishcaught, two rod holders, LED lights, and more. The water weight prevents it from tipping over, making it a great piece of gear for sharing with a family that loves the outdoors. This is the type of family gift that will help this generation fall in love with the age-old tradition of fishing.

“I hear from people frequently about how The Fishing Caddy has helped make it easier for their whole family to get involved in fishing and to have a great time together,” explains Joe Pippins, creator and founder of The Fishing Caddy. “That’s what it is about, making family memories. Those who make it a family gift will go into the new year with the goal of creating  more happy memories together.” The Fishing Caddy makes a great gift because it will help ensure fishing trips are less stressful and will be enjoyed more, because it’s been designed for organization and to improve the anglers’ experience.  The Fishing Caddy, which ranges in price from $69.95 to $129, was expertly designed for all types of fishing, and can be used by anglers of all ages. The caddy also comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. The organization system gives people everything they need for a great fishingexperience. The fishingsystem has been designed to help make fishing more enjoyable, and give people more time to fish, rather than track down and organize their tackle and supplies. The Fishing Caddy is available online at Amazon and Etsy, at Ace Hardware, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, and Scheels locations, and at the company website:




Dwyane Wade’s Sock Collection at Lids

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On February - 26 - 2019
Dwyane Wade recently dropped the first set of his PKWY Limited Edition Wade Remix Collection at LIDS. LIDS is the exclusive brick-and-mortar retailer for the collection, which has socks inspired by the city of Miami. PKWY is a sock company founded by Wade in partnership with Stance.
The three-pack of socks ($30) are available now on Additional packs are expected to drop Feb. 23, March 8, March 15and March 23, and fans who purchase all drops at LIDS are eligible to win a pack signed by Wade.

The AC Hotel in Downtown Gainesville- Luxury in a College Town

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 23 - 2018

By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

‘Tis the season for Gator Growl, parents’ weekend and college tours and the AC Hotel has got brand new luxe digs to accommodate you, regardless of why you’re visiting. Just steps from the University of Florida campus and less than a Heisman’s throw from The Swamp, the new AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike.

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