Miami Style Map: The Colors of Calle Ocho

I can’t take credit for the idea behind this shoot, so before I embark on a style ramble, I have to give mad props to my photographer and friend, Liz of Ra-Haus (http://ra-haus.com/) who was the brain child of this creative concept!  I’ve been wanting to shoot in Little Havana for some time because if…

Miami Style Map: A Tropical-Infused Double Take

I bet the first thing some of you will say when you see my latest blog photos is, “Hey, I know that wall!” This wall is part of the Miami zeitgeist- off the beaten path of other known landmarks on Miami Beach or even Calle Ocho. It’s an iconic piece of art that’s part of…

Miami Style Map: Tropi-cool and Cafecitos

Welcome to Miami where cafecito machines are brewing all over the 305! No one takes their ‘cafecito’ breaks more seriously than Miamians. And you’ll often find the coffee fiends at outposts just like these taking swigs of grinded fuel before heading out to conquer the world.  What started off as a cafecito pit stop for…

Miami Style Map: Riding Dirty in Nasty Gal

The sweltering Miami heat has descended upon the U.S’s most tropical city, which means it’s time to wear as little clothes as possible (every boy’s dream), or at least the most lightweight unless you plan to masochistically melt away in the name of fashion. I choose to live between the two extremes, as is evident…

Miami Style Map: Lush in Print on Miami Beach

The secret garden knows no limits when faced with fierce fashion. I’m a sucker for a tropical print, especially ones that look dated, like wallpaper in a musky seawater-stenched Florida time share somewhere in Central Florida. I can appreciate it’s liveliness, it’s instant perkability (I just totally made that word up) and let’s call it…

Miami Style Map: Shining Bright in the Tropics.

Every once in a while, it’s fun to play tourist in your hometown. There are so many undiscovered gems that repeatedly get overlooked simply because they become part of your everyday landscape and you often don’t give them a second glance. We take for granted some of the cultural pleasures hidden right in our backyard…