Archive for the ‘Raves’ Category

Escape to the Keys

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 5 - 2014

Florida KeysBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

Not that we would ever think to complain about living in the place where the rest of the world loves to vacation, but, during the dog days of summer when our social calendar is fairly open, it becomes necessary to consider venturing out to nearby destinations for a little change of scenery and to recharge before the busy season ahead.  This summer, we got the chance to check out a few terrific resorts in the Keys- just steps away from home.  Each distinct in its unique atmosphere and offerings, all three provided the perfect place to unwind, recharge and create special memories with the family.  Read the rest of this entry »

Look Hot and Keep Cool in YOGiiZA’s Sizzling Summer Collection

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 6 - 2014


YOGiiZA fitness brand has launched its new collection, just in time for summer, designed to make you look hot but feel cool. Complete with new breathable pieces constructed with organic cottons, it is the perfect fit for the active yoga enthusiast.  

YOGiiZA has been generating buzz among yoga enthusiasts and celebrities alike, ( see Paulina Gretzky’s sizzling Golf Digest spread), with ultra- comfortable styles that work for a variety of fitness activities. All apparel is made of 100% organic pima cotton for long-lasting quality. Plus, they’re extra-breathable and don’t contain the synthetic fibers used by other mass fitness wear. All items can be purchased at and fine spas and yoga centers around the country including select Ritz Carlton and Fairmont locations, The James Hotel, The Standard, ESPA at Acqualina, The Joule Hotel, Chamberlains Natural Food Market, Apple A Day, Miami Life Center and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and with so many choices we have narrowed the list down to some of our favorite options that will also give back to communities in need.

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Clarins Brings Spring To Your Skin

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 8 - 2014

Jumbo_Double_Serum_Cap-Off_CMYK Spring into a new season with radiant, glowing skin! As we say goodbye to winter’s woes – fighting dry, dull skin and a winter complexion – we look to ways to rehydrate our skin and get it into tip-top shape for spring.

 Prep with Clarins Groundbreaking Anti-aging Serum and Cult product, Double Serum, now available in a Deluxe Luxury 50 ML size! Clarins’ award-winning anti-aging serum is the only serum your skin will ever need! Double Serum’s innovative, dual chamber system combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that reactivates the skin’s five vital functions: hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, protection and regeneration.

Follow with Clarins self-tanning innovation, Golden Glow Booster, for an instant sun-kissed look. Transform your complexion by adding just 3 drops of Golden Glow Booster to your favorite moisturizer and mix together before applying. Enjoy all the skin care benefits of your day or night cream with the added benefit of 365 days of golden, healthy-looking skin!

Next, add a pop of color from Clarins Opalescence Spring Collection. Spring is about reintroducing seasonal colors into your beauty routine, and as seen on the SS ’14 runways, it’s all about romantic hues of pink. Whether you’re looking for softer, more subtle color or something warmer, more vibrant, Clarins has the solution in its new Opalescence Spring Makeup Collection.

Last but not least, Clarins is launching a new Sunscreen Care Oil Spray SPF 30 for hair and body! There is little debate as to the harmful effects of the sun, and as the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outdoors, SPF should be a part of our everyday routine. The new spray is a lightweight, dry oil with SPF 30 that protects skin and hair from the drying effects of sun, salt, and chlorine, while enhancing a rich, healthy-looking tan for all skin types.

Ann Taylor Supports St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 30 - 2014

ann taylorTo honor St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its mission of finding cures and saving children, Ann Taylor has created a limited-edition jewelry collection of elephant charm jewelry.  Available exclusively at Ann Taylor stores nationwide and at, prices range from $29.50 – $39.50 and 50 percent of the purchase price will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Carmen Steffens brings Brazilian Chic Stateside

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 13 - 2013

get-attachmentCarmen Steffens, One of Brazil’s most popular fashion brands has set up shops in the US. The sexy, sophisticated brand, poised to import the best of Brazilian chic to Miami has offered creatively designed, meticulously handcrafted shoes, bags and other accessories to consumers for nearly two decades.

Launched in 1993 by Brazilian entrepreneur Mario Spaniol, Carmen Steffens has earned a growing and loyal international following including a myriad of celebrity fans, from Eva Longoria to Mariah Carey. In 1995 Monalisa Spaniol joined the brand’s style department as the lead designer, where today she continues to define the detailed look of the company’s wide range of accessories. With all products handcrafted in Brazil, Carmen Steffens’ fine shoes and handbags are distinguished by unique and high-quality leathers, which are all produced in the company’s own leather tannery, bright beautiful colors, limited production quantities and imaginative designs which have endeared the brand to consumers in Brazil and worldwide. Carmen Steffens stores are where fashion savvy consumers can buy exquisite, one-of-a kind accessories while immersed in a sophisticated, authentic Brazilian vibe. Read the rest of this entry »