Keep that Summer Glow

So now that Summer is over, it is time to start thinking on how to keep that Summer Glow going. Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite beauty products, that I am currently using. To always look bronzed tanned and not ashy. I keep my routine for this very simple and just add a golden bronzer and coral tones blush to my face and cheeks, a little eyeshadow in earthy tones and some body makeup on my arms and legs. To tell you the truth, I was also using them thru out the summer months, as I can’t get sun tanned because I am currently doing lase hair removal sessions (more about that here).

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Looking Refreshed with VIIcode

VII Code Oxygen Eye MaskThis post is in collaboration and sponsored by VIIcode.

You know, I am one of those people. The ones that works long nights and don’t slept enough. And you can see how that lack of rest shows up immediately, and I automatically turn into a raccoon. The skin under my eyes feels dry and turns purple-ish and small fine lines start showing up. To avoid looking like this, I am always trying out new products for my under eyes to make them look refreshed. In the past few weeks, I got to try out the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask. These are a under the eye pads treatment masks.  You wear them overnight (you can have them on for 8 hours) while you sleep you just rejuvenate. Making it different from other sheet masks, that usually are just on for few minutes.

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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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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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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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A Sutter Home Verano

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Sutter Home Summer Vino

When Verano hits and its time for a party, the best way to entertain your amigos, is with Sutter Home wine and yummy desserts. This time around I wanted to share a refreshing cocktail, made with red wine. This is my version of a Tinto de Verano, which is originally a Spanish drink, but has been adopted by many latin countries. This cocktail can be paired with any chocolate flavored dessert. For my party I did an assorted pick, like a flour-less chocolate cake, a raspberry chocolate cupcake, a chocolate tart ganache and a chocolate mousse trifle.  Which I wanted to share a quick recipe on how to make it below. Both of these recipes are easy to make, so you don’t have to spend so much time in the kitchen and just enjoy with your family and amigos.

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It’s #SummerVino time with Sutter Home

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The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older.

Sutter Home Wines

When it’s summer time, I think of colorful parties outside. And you know, I love doing a Gran Fiesta, so I am always trying out new recipes, to make my parties unique. This time, I want to talk a little bit about Sutter Home Family Vineyard wines, as they are the perfect wine to bring my friends together and enjoy a great time.  Lately,  I have been into crafty cocktails, they tend to be yummy and fancy looking, and they can be garnish with sweet frutas or fragant flores like I did here. So I wanted to share a recipe with you, of my version of a Girly Gimlet cocktail using  Sutter Home Family Vineyard Wines.

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The Pampered Dad

TAOS-Pampered-Fathers-day-gift-ideas-lacoste-clarinsWith father’s day is coming up soon, I wanted to share some of the Father’s Day / Dad Gift Ideas ideas I am having for my daddy’s gift. If you ever get to meet me and my father, you will automatically know that many of my traits I get from him. He is  a man of lifestyle and that loves pampering, just like me.

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Coffee with friends & a NESCAFÉ Clásico Sobremesa

NESCAFÉ Clásico
NESCAFÉ Clásico

I have to say that the best moments of my life, have been the times I get to spend with my family and friends. Being latina (and a dominican), any sort of gathering will always include food, and lot’s of it! After our meal is done, we spend sometime chatting around the table, having a café and some dessert, while sharing our latest tales and stories.

For this post, I invited some of my closets friends over, so we could share a Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ Clásico. 

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