Miami Swim Week 2017

Miami Swim Week 2017 is here!

On Friday, July 21st, Silvia Ulson introduced her 2018 collection to the public at the W on South Beach, Miami. This resort collection included the denim trend that I have mentioned in the past, as well as high-waist swimsuits in silver, gold, and navy blue.

The Brazilian designer played with fabrics made of different materials such as crochet. Most of the swimsuits were one piece with pronounced necklines, and the models had head wraps with fruit details. Also, the models wore pink and red sandals with long laces intertwined resembling gladiators. The entire look was an amazing vision.

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Photos from Cece Feinberg PR

Another of my favorite collections in Miami Swim Week 2017 was KOA’s collection. This brand presented two-piece and one-piece basics in dark, nude, and pale pink tones. The fashion show began with a model wearing a bikini featuring sea shells as the top piece, while other two models pretended to be mermaids swimming in the W’s pool. The following designs were bikinis with V necklines, one-piece swimsuits with floral fabrics, and classic triangular bikinis in a dark green.

SWIMMIAMI Koa Swim 2018 Collection

SWIMMIAMI Koa Swim 2018 Collection

SWIMMIAMI Koa Swim 2018 Collection
Photos from Cece Feinberg PR

The last show of the night was KAOHS. KAOHS models looked like combat warriors wearing long fishnets and military boots. This collection was all about risky swim pieces in bright colors such as yellow, blue, red, and pink. The high-waist bikinis and V deep bottoms were the protagonists of the night. These are some of the most trendy features in swimwear right now, and we will see them everywhere next summer!

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Photos from Cece Feinberg PR

 

Hope you enjoyed this Miami Swim week insight as much as I did!

 

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Road Trip: Hopping three cities in a row

Remember last’s week post? The three options that I suggested for Memorial Weekend? Well, today I’ll share my choice — the road trip!

There is nothing more exciting than a road trip. The beautiful landscapes, the wind caressing my face and that feeling of anxiety in the pit of my stomach.

The first city I visited was Saint Augustine — the oldest city in the USA. St. Augustine is covered by a blanket of pink flowers and red tile roofs. Its architecture is from the Spanish colonial period; there are cathedrals, museums, and even a castle! The San Marcos Castle. That was my first stop.

When I stepped foot on the suspension bridge of the castle, I was amused. The view of the castle and the Matanzas Bay was out of this world. I had never seen such a blue sky. On the outside, the castle looked like a fort. It was built with stones placed on top of each other. On the other hand, the interior was hollow. The castle had a large courtyard in the center, and the rooms were located on the sides. In addition, there was a second floor with a wonderful view. The canons were launched from the top of the castle during that period.

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Once I finished visiting the castle,  I went to walk the place. There were tons of little restaurants and shops on the streets of St. Augustine. Everything looked so local, so cozy, very European. For lunch, I had the opportunity to eat in “The Columbia,” one of the most famous restaurants over there. This place captured my heart in the moment that I entered. It is literally a colonial house with tons of tables and chairs. It has a huge patio with a fountain in the center; I was lucky enough to sit there.

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I spent the night in Jacksonville. The jazz festival was taking place at that moment in the main area of the city. The music was great. I must say that Jacksonville surprised me. This city has views that take your breath away. Especially during the night; all the lights from the huge buildings reflect on the river and create an awesome landscape.

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Next stop: Savannah! Savannah is a city full of history. The best part is that all the locals work hard to keep the historic side intact. Next to some bus stations, there are tiny horse figures that used to indicate the parking places for the horses — during that period horses were the means of transportation.

Walking around the place, I saw a French cafe located at the end of a black bridge. Cafe M is a little French coffee shop that offers a huge variety of croissants, quiches, macarons, and New Yorkers’ favorite, CRONUTS. The main area of Savannah is River Street. It has plenty of local restaurants, bars, and shops with an exceptional view of the river. Over there, the Georgia Queen Cruise departs. This is a cruise tour around the city that offers lunch, dinner, and brunch.

Moreover, The Bohemian is a five-stars hotel with a rooftop bar. I am from Miami, what can you expect? I’m always down for wonderful views and breathtaking experiences. Another thing that I LOVED about Savannah was the green color. There is green everywhere. Savannah counts with 24 squares with huge green trees, flowers, and fountains. My favorite one was the Forsyth Park. This is a great place to jog or set up a picnic and relax.

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Before driving back to Miami, I stopped in Saint Augustine for the second time. I couldn’t leave without trying the local vodka and wine, right?

The Saint Augustine Distillery is a small business with huge potential. They make their own bourbon, vodka, rum, and whiskey. I went for a tasting, and I ended up learning how to prepare a Moscow mule — my boyfriend’s favorite drink and definitely mine to be.

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On the other hand, San Sebastian Winery offers 14 different wines and serves white, red, and rose. Lucky me, I had the opportunity to try eight of them! The wine tasting was amazing. They had citric, sweet, and dry wines. Every single one of them could be the perfect companion for a special meal. Also, they gave us crackers to clear the previous flavors in our tongue and be able to taste the wine properly. Everything was well prepared. It was an awesome experience. Just careful on your way out, you might be a little tipsy after a few glasses.

This was the last stop of my fantastic weekend. The rest: five hours of driving with good company and great music.

Hope you like it!

 

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