Photo: Ciao Firenze

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There are cities for business and then there are cities for pleasure yet Florence manages two marry both seamlessly, although it skews more towards the side of delights. Can you blame it? This place was made for dreams and storytellers.

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From the duomo to the Ponte V, if there’s a soundtrack to Florence it would be that of my camera’s shutter button going off every five or six seconds. It was as if I was another paparazzo before Kim K and her clan; no shortage of photographers anywhere.

And what’s Florence without a little men’s style?

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Photo: Hemingway Walls

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One of my favorite things about Miami is how in tune the city and culture are with the arts. Whether it be the song and dance Rene greets each morning as he plays his congo drum on South Beach, or it be the soulful and colorful foods that aromatize the air; Miami is full of flavor and appreciation for the diverse blend of sights and sounds that have given this city a unique art scene of its own. As I walk through Wynwood I feel like I’m walking through a Hemingway poem. The murals are more than murals; they’re voices of an artist and a city that celebrates artistic expression. I feel liberation, inspiration and a sense of good confusion, if there could ever be such a thing. I can see why Ernest loved Florida; I do as well. It only makes sense for these sights to be accompanied by some words of wisdom from e.h. himself.

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There is freedom awaiting for you,

On the breezes of the sky,

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And if you ask “What if I fall?”

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Oh but my darling,

What if you fly?

-e.h.

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Zara olive trousers, belt and elbow-patch shirt, H&M, sleeveless tee, Bulova watch, Ray-Ban polarized sunnies, Aldo trainers and Emporio Armani black perforated leather backpack.

Location: Wynwood Walls – Miami, Fla.

Photo: NYFW Sept. 2017

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NYFW S/S ’18 may now be in the past but its memories and friendships are always alive and present. Lots of new trends, a little street style, a meet and greet with W’s Editor In Chief Giovanna Battaglia and many skipped heart beats; here’s a photo story of my take on this season.

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Photo: A Day at MOMA

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Culture does the soul plenty good, especially when it’s an experience you’ve been yearning for your entire life. MOMA has always been one of those places that has been so accessible that visiting it becomes impossible. After a lifetime of visiting and traveling to New York for work, I was finally able to pay homage to the house that made my impressionist heart skip a beat.

I’ve been to a variety of galleries across the world, from the Louvre to the Museum of Anthropology in D.F. but along with Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, MOMA has had a special place in my heart since I was a child. In school when we would be tasked to come dressed or research our favorite heroes from history, my go-to was always Vincent. I know his life forwards and backwards and contrary to popular belief, I don’t think he was mad but rather he was a hopeless romantic whose passion was limitless. To say the least, Starry Night left stars in my eyes.

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Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Bienvenidos a Miami!

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There’s no doubt that Miami is full of flavor, including a latin seasoning as the city is the heart/window to Latin America. Throughout my entire time in the area, for every one word I was speaking in English, I was speaking 19 more in Spanish. Miami me dio uno gran bienvenida (Miami gave me a warm welcome); one like no other city has before.

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The streets and people are full of fashion and passion, and its design scene certainly doesn’t stay far behind. I didn’t have to look too far to be intrigued by interior aesthetics. What my hotel delivered in hospitality, it also catered to me in a sensory experience.

Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Zara floral short-sleeve shirt and navy pants, H&M, sleeveless tee and belt, Bulova watch, Ray-Ban polarized sunnies and Lacoste trainers.

Location: Miami Beach, Florida.

Hotel: Room Mate Lord Balfour.

Bumble & Bumble Hair

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You have five minutes to get ready; three to get dressed and two, less if possible, to do your hair. If you have medium to long-hair you know that two minutes for hair is inconceivable. A pony-tail or man bun simply are not options so what do you do? Easy; grab a round brush and some Bumble & Bumble and you’ll very quickly have hair that looks like it took all morning. Happy styling!

Step 1: Run your fingers through your hair to see if you have any knots or to gauge if your hair is dry enough to introduce product. If damp, simply give it a few more minutes to air dry or quickly run a blow-dryer through to dry up in lingering wet patches.

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Step 2: Once dry, take a round brush and comb it through from front to back. A comb will do the trick but nightly slightly flatten it’s effect compared to a round brush. Personally I find this to work better.

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Step 3: Your hair may be falling forward after every stroke; this happens to me as my hair is very thick and heavy. The brushing is more of a guide to provide direction. Once you feel like you’ve combed it to where you have an idea of where it was lie, reach for a pinch of Bumble & Bumble’s Sumotec and similar to the way you were combing with the brush, comb your hair now with your fingers and the product will immediately keep the hair in place. Some strands may want to fall out of place, just keep combing them back with product on your fingers and eventually they will stick. I swear by B&B because it gives you a very natural product-less look but it holds your hair in structure. I have yet to find a better product.

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Step 4: Voila!

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And this only took two-minutes…

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: H&M premium cotton shirt and Aldo bracelet.

Hair: Bumble & Bumble Sumotec.