My top 5 – Miami Swim Fashion Week Must Haves!

I recently just got back from a much needed trip in South Beach, Miami! I typically can only go a few days in a different city before driving myself absolutely crazy. But for the first time, I really did not want to go back home to Toronto.  I love Miami so much!

It was my first time attending  Miami Swim Fashion Week which was so much fun! Miami is a city for Relaxing, shopping and partying. But adding fashion to the mix really brings the city to another level of #FABULOUS! Unlike my Muskoka trip last summer, I definitely felt like I was well prepared for this trip.

Here are my top 5 tips must haves for Miami Swim Fashion Week –

#1 – Get a Spray Tan!

Pasty skin is a big no no if you are heading to a tropical or  subtropical destination like Miami. Even if you aren’t planning on hitting the beach or the pool during your next trip to the sunshine state. You probably will still be showing off some sort of skin off… The health risks of tanning and sun-beds are really not worth the long term damage. I recommend doing a spray tan the day before your trip for that perfect sun kissed glow as soon as you get off the plane. I’ve been absolutely loving @Tanontherun recently. I got my spray tan done almost two weeks ago and even after multiple showers and pool days I still look tanned. They are seriously the best! Here is a link if you were interested in trying out their service http://www.tanontherun.com

#2 – Wear A Great Statement Bag!

Miami is extremely hot! Leaving little room for leather, fur jackets or any accessories that aren’t absolutely essential. I tend to keep my outfits in Miami as simple as possible and make my  fashion statements in accessories. You can never go wrong with a timeless high quality designer bag. But you also don’t need to break the bank to get your hands on your dream bag. I recently snatched two bags from Haute Classics for my trip. One being a beautiful Fendi Peekaboo bag in almost perfect condition for almost %50 retail! I definitely recommend checking them out if you are in the market for a new designer piece. Follow them on Instagram @hauteclassics.

#3 – Fun Footwear!

Staying on the topic of accessories, I love how trend slides have become recently…However, finding the perfect pair (That won’t break the bank) is difficult. I am a true ride or die @M.A.Skinz fur slides junkie, I proudly own 5 pairs and wear them almost every day. They go for $190CND (Currently on sale for $130) a pop which is unreal considering they are fox fur slides that are made in Canada.  Check them out here https://maskinz.com/product/black-fox-fur-slide/ and take advantage before the sale ends.

#4 – Fashionable Eyewear!

Sunglasses are not only stylish. But they protect your eyes! I’ve literally destroyed so many pairs of designer sunglasses that I’ve honestly lost count. Thankfully, I stumbled across @MarsQuest sunglasses and was shocked to have found $600 quality sunless for less than 100$ each! Check them out! https://www.marsquest.co/pages/marsquest-collections

#5 – Have Fun And Don’t Overwhelm Yourself!

Fashion weeks can jam pack your days running between shows and events nonstop! Make sure to book some time off to enjoy the sun and have  a nice cocktail(Or many!) You deserve it!

Until next time Miami,

Sergio.

CAFÉ CLICQUOT – #YellowWeek by Veuve Clicquot

Yesterday, I was invited to attend the Veuve Clicquot #YellowWeek’s Toronto launch party at Café Clicquot pop-up located in Ossington A.K.A my favourite west-end neighbourhood in Toronto. Having had the opportunity to be one of 15 people to experience #LiveClicquot before the main party later in the evening. I was excited to see what Veuve Clicquot had up their sleeve… 

#LiveClicquot was definitely a shock to me. I have never in my life mixed anything with my champagne (except orange juice), but during #LiveClicquout I got to try unique ways to infuse flavour into the Veuve Clicquot “Rich” champagne with some unexpected yet surprisingly tasty vegetables and fruits like red and yellow peppers, cucumbers, pineapple, even earl grey tea! It was definitely a experience. My personal favourite is the Earl Gray Infused Veuve! 

Be sure to swing by Café Clicquot on 146 Ossington Avenue before the week is over! 

Until next time. 

Sergio.

CHANEL Métiers D’art Collection 17/18 Paris-Hamburg Party in Toronto

CHANEL The Métiers d’Art Spring 20172018 Paris-Hamburg Toronto Party

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend my first Chanel event in Canada. This event was to celebrate Chanel’s recent launch of The Métiers D’Art Collection Paris-Hamburg Spring 2017/2018  collection which took place at their new flagship boutique at 98 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto . 

The Métiers d’art collection, was presented last December in Hamburg. Having had the opportunity to see this collection in person at the boutique during the event. I have to say my favourite piece is definitely the Swarovski life buoy and the had with brooch that one of my friends happened to pick up that evening. 

Who else is excited to see what Chanel brings out next seasons? 

Until next time, 

Sergio.