Tag Archives: Balenciaga

Miami Vice

15 Aug

I just came back from being in South Beach for the first time and I must say that it exceeded my expectations. Miami is not just made up of crazy spring breaker types. It’s a beach city that has some of the most elegant and glamorous restaurants/hotels/shops that I’ve ever seen. Don’t believe me? Here are three of my picks amongst Miami’s finest:

The Ritz-Carlton

1 Lincoln Road

Dinner poolside at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

Dinner poolside at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

It might cost a kidney to stay here but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Ritz.  The DiLido Beach Club is an amazing restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or if you just want an amazing meal for almost the same amount you would pay at any other trendy Miami Beach spot.  The service here cannot be matched. The staff is always attentive but never overbearing.  They even served me dessert on the house for my birthday. And their cocktails are absolutely amazing. If you love Daquiris or Pina Coladas, you must try “The Vice.” A must try if you are trying to get away from the touristy Lincoln crowd. You can even dive in the pool and they won’t even say anything 😉

Yuca

501 Lincoln Road

Plantain chips at Yuca.

Plantain chips at Yuca.

One of the things I was looking forward to do on my trip to Miami was to try have some authentic Cuban food. I was very lucky to visit during “Miami Spice” (Miami’s version of restaurant week) and Yuca had a exceptional dinner menu. If you love meat, you cannot pass this place up. Their pork is out of this world, the empanadas are a splendid starter and the margaritas are very strong, just the way they should be. This is a great place to have dinner right before heading upstairs, where on most Saturdays they have a D.J. or a band.

The Webster

1220 Collins Avenue

The Webster

The Webster

If you love Alaia, Chanel and Balenciaga, this boutique housed in a 20,000 square foot Art Deco building is a label whore’s dream. Quirky Charlotte Olympia clutches live amongst Maison Michel headpieces and Chanel jackets. Although everything is pretty much out of my price range, (with the exception of the signature Webster candles??), I had so much fun looking at everything. Also, the salespeople are very welcoming. To make things even more insanely stylish, they have a happy hour on their rooftop from 7-11PM.

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Sunglass Hut

29 Apr

Just when I thought my sunglasses obsession was simmering down, I saw these beauties ( see above) on the Alice + Olivia website. They don’t make sunglasses as a company, so WHO makes them? I emailed them to find out but while I’m waiting for an answer, here are the top 5 sunglasses that should be in every RGRS’ arsenal:

The Classic Black Round Pair:

You can invest in this type but I think they are more fun when found spontaneously at a street vendor or at a flea market. I’ve acquired numerous pairs like this throughout the years. Collect them in not just black but in white, red, tortoise…anything goes!

 

Black Wave Sunglasses, $14.80, Bleudame.com


The Cat Eye:

I’m glad this style recently made a revival. Although you can find many great cat eyes, Tom Ford has by far perfected it by making the frame more modern. The “Nico” gets my vote for the sexiest style done in years.

Tom Ford Nico Sunglasses, $445, Neimanmarcus.com

 

The Eclectic High-Fashion Pair:

Whether it’s a kooky pair of Jeremy Scotts or a Prada Baroque frame, we all need a little madness in our life. You should feel a slight buzz when putting them on. The Balenciagas below are an amazing option.

Balenciaga Purple/Orange Sunglasses, $395, Balenciaga.com

 

The Lolitas:

They may seem juvenile to some but are definitely essential for road trips, being flirty and coy, sipping on Coca-Colas at the beach or all of the above.

Lolita Cute Heart Sunglasses, $12 each, Quixotic.com

 

Aviators:

These are timeless and every fashion icon seems to own the classic Ray-Ban version.

Large Metal Aviator, $195, Rayban.com

 

 

 

 

Gaga for Balenciaga!

23 Aug

I’m really obsessed with Balenciaga’s colorful accessories collection for fall! How sweet! The line is very 70’s pastel teenager but with a twist! Surely the shoes will be knocked-off all over the globe. I haven’t seen any of the items in stores yet but when they arrive, I would love for them to come home with me!

It’s Gettin’ Hot In Here!

15 Apr

Cool off in these trendy picks. If you want to splurge, I picked the best of the best. If you want to save, I picked the chicest looking steals:

Punchy Lip Gloss

Cheap Gloss

Maybelline Lip Gloss in Watermelon Crush, about $6, drugstores.

Steep Gloss

Nars Lipgloss in Easy Lover, $24, Narscosmetics.com

Floral Applique Sandals

Cheap Sandals

Gap Sandals, $34.50, Gap.com

Steep Sandals

Valentino Sandals, $595, Netaporter.com

Daring Swimsuits

Cheap Swinsuit

Forever 21 bathing Suit, $19.80, Forever21.com

Steep Swimsuit

Missoni Swimsuit, $515, Netaporter.com

Oversized Sunglasses

Cheap Sunglasses

Fred Flare Sunglasses, $11, Fredflare.com

Steep Sunglasses

Balenciaga Sunglasses, $390, Netaporter.com

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