Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine TravelI took a quick 24 hour trip to Portland, Maine, to see a little snow and eat some yummy lobsters. I love the idea of being in a place for just a day, because you have to quickly move around and see as much as possible and visit the right places to feel the sense of the town or city that I am traveling to.

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Organizing and Balancing my day

Organizing and Balancing my dayLately, I have been thru the ideas of how organizing and balancing my day. Splitting my time between my day job and fashion illustrating and adding to that fashion/lifestyle blogging. I work as an Architectural manager from 9 to 5 (which is more like from 7:30 to 7:30) which is a very demanding job, that I love. But with my passion project being fashion and lifestyle, I enjoy investing my remaining hours of the day to it. 

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Be a Feminist

We should all be Feminist Illustration by The Architect of Style - Gissi JimenezInternational Women’s Day, is today March 8th, and for that I wanted to  share with you an illustration inspired on all the strong and powerful women out there. Because “We should all be Feminist”, like the Dior t-shirt says, and support one another, cheer one another. And like that other Nike t-shirt says, “The Force is Female”, because we are brave, we are powerful women who are Bosses, and we make our owm decisions, we create a life for ourselves and our future children.

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DÔA Miami Beach

DÔA Miami Beach
DÔA Miami Beach, is the latest restaurant to open in Miami Beach from renowened restaurateur Arjun Waney. This is the guy behind Zuma and Coya (Two of my fave Miami restaurants). DÔA (pronounced dow-ah), serves a Latino/Asian (think Japanese meets peruvian) cuisine. It is a more casual and affordable version of his other restaurants and the food quality is up to par.

I had the chance to go do a media preview dinner of their menu. And try out South Florida native Chef Carlos Estarita’s food. He absolutely outdid himself and brought some of the flavors and ideas of his previous kitchen experience at Coya and Zuma, where he was a member of the opening team. 

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Macy’s Three Kings Day Live Drawing

Macy's Three Kings Day
I am finishing up the holidays and celebrating with Macy’s Three Kings Day, on January 6th, for an afternoon of shopping and fun for the whole family. I will be live drawing at Macy’s Westland Mall in Miami. Where I will be creating personalized and unique illustrations with the Three Kings. Also enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and more.

See more details below and I hope to get to see some of you this weekend!

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Be your own Home Chef

Home chef

I wanted to introduce you today to Home Chef . This is a Home food delivery service, that brings a box to your front door with pre-package meals. They include everything that you need to create a complete dish, sides and all. I love services like this one, because they simplify my life. I have a very busy lifestyle and I really don’t have that much time to dedicate to cook meals. More the less to go out shopping for groceries. The recipes are created by chefs and I can get a delicious gourmet home-cooked meal made from scratch.

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Live Drawing Holiday Greeting Cards with Macy’s

Live DrawingI love working on collaborations with Macy’s, this time around get ready to do your holiday shopping this weekend at Macy’s at Miami International Mall, where I will be live drawing in store creating some unique and personalized holidays greeting cards, for their Art of Gifting event. Join me tomorrow, December 10, from 2 to 7 pm. See more details below and I hope to get to see some of you this weekend!

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Pandora x The Architect of Style

the-architect-of-style-pandora-jewelry-box-illustration-2I’m super excited to share with you my latest collaboration with the jewelry brand Pandora. How cute is this personalized jewelry box, I created for them, it brings out the essence of that queen, that is inside of us. So check out this upcoming weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of November, I will be in-store at the Aventura Mall, personalizing and customizing these really cute light pink leather jewelry boxes.

These boxes will be one of a kind hand painted by me, so make sure to come over and get your own customized one, while you sip bubbly and shop some really nice jewelry and get to see me paint and sketch. See more details below and I hope to get to see some of you this weekend!

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Olay #Ageless Twitter Party

This post is sponsored by Olay and Conde Nast #Ageless #Ad

#AgelessFor me beauty and age are timeless. I’ve been taking care of my skin since I was a teenager, and today people tell me that I look 10 years younger than my real age and they think I am still in college. Olay offers an array of products to hydrate, exfoliate & renew the skin, from Anti-aging to Age repair. For this post, I am helping Olay spread the word on being Ageless, and invite you to join the Olay #Ageless Twitter party tomorrow November 4th at 2pm ET. To join just go on Twitter, and follow the #Ageless hashtag and participate to win OLAY products. Seven winners will receive an Olay eye product and One grand prize winner will receive the full Olay eye collection set. See you there!

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