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Head in the Clouds

By Amanda Del Duca

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This week I have a couple posts dedicated to local designer Lorie Lester. I met Lori years ago when I was assistant styling to Rachael Russell, but we never kept in touch. I recently ran into Lorie again a few weeks ago and got a chance to see her latest collection for spring, which is oh-so-Miami.  I’ve always had a soft spot for maxi dresses – Lorie Lester has an arsenal of chic and versatile resort dresses. Check out her line here. xx

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Tropics State of Mind

By Amanda Del Duca

 

Mikoh by Amanda Del Duca-1Miami has been chilly! I realize that is a ridiculous statement to those of you farther from the equator but even Miami Beach has been in the 40s, which is unusual.

I was banking on beach weather this weekend – but I ended up working in the studio on /girl product shots. I did sneak in a few pics of my latest swimwear crush – the Mikoh Santorini one-piece. Oh it’s so good. Wait til you see the back – I’ll post pics as soon as it warms up. xx

Mikoh Santorini One Piece via Bikini.com. Scarf, Hermes. Earring, J. Colby Smith.

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The Entropy of The Real Housewives

By Amanda Del Duca

Last week while having dinner with the two men in my life, conversation arrived at a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. My obsession with RHW will cause me to regularly bring up NeNe or reference Lisa’s dog, Giggy…it’s embarassing.

“These women represent a gold standard for a generation of people who believed marriage and financial excess lead to happiness.”

While it’s fun to mock Real Housewives and feign outrage at the antics of these grown women, I often find myself learning from the crazy; learning how not to act and how not to conduct myself in public. We really need better programing for women – but that is a whole other blog post. Full disclosure – I did just read “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, so my perspective and thoughts on women’s rights is reinvigorated.

Back to dinner, I was defending my guilty pleasure to Man One, who considers the entire series an extremely stressful and anxiety ridden viewing experience while my position is that it’s actually an important cultural lesson. One we will look back on as a very strange glimpse into the realities of the “ideal” life of the time.

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Green Garden

By Amanda Del Duca

The easiest garden is the terrarium. It’s also chic as hell! These mini-worlds are simple to make and require minimal maintenance – like once a week or two watering. They are perfect for a gardening novice, like myself.

I made the above out of antique glass boxes using succulents and air plants. I want to do flowering cacti next with sand. xx

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Lounging

By Amanda Del Duca

I love lazy days. Here I go wearing my favorite lounge-wear of the moment – We Are Handsome leggings. So comfy, so pretty. xx

We Are Handsome leggings. BLANK men’s sweater. Nike Blazers.

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Homestead Heaven

By Amanda Del Duca

Homestead is one of my favorite a day trip destinations. Good food and a dozens of nurseries and wholesale plant emporiums make the 40 minute drive out of Miami worth it. Homestead is next level gardening for sure.

I have a balcony in the new digs, so I really couldn’t wait to head out to Homestead and get my garden going. I’ll share pics of the progress soon – first steps are Cacti and Bougainvillea! xx

 Homestead Day Trip Itinerary 

Richard Lyons Nursery: 20200 SW 134th Ave, Miami, FL 33177

Orchid Nursery: 28100 SW 182 Ave. Homestead FL 33030

Mexican Cuisine: La Cruzada Taqueria,  331 Park Pl, Homestead, FL 33030

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