B U S C E M I ~ elegance on lock.
Photos by @arielpenzer
Buscemi – the epitome of Italian glamour meets Miami/NY/LA aka my life. Obnoxiously elegant. I love these sneakers – they’re pieces of art. They have become iconic pieces throughout the world due to the bold Birkin aesthetic and high quality.
These kicks can be worn with pretty much anything whether it is a romper, shorts and a basic tee or Summer dress. Buscemi’s are great girl boss shoes – bold + high quality + obnoxiously elegant.
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Sunglasses: Dior Bag: Chanel Top: Nanette Lepore Shoes: Buscemi
Inspirations of the day:
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
— Henry Ford
“There are three hungers that people are trying to feed throughout their lives. The first is to connect deeply with the creative spirit of life. The second is to know and express your gifts and talents. The third is to know that our lives matter. Fulfillment comes from feeding these three hungers.”
— Richard Leider
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
— Theodore Roosevelt
Song of the day: “Be Together” by Major Lazer featuring Wild Belle
“Jewelry has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique.” – Jennie Kwon
Lately I have been obsessing over a couple of beautifully unique jewelry designers – MATY - a France based brand – and – Gabriel & Co. - a New York independent jewelry designer. Both very unique in their own ways.
MATY creates jewelry which is crafted in Paris – I cannot seem to get enough of them. Their pieces make the perfect gifts. One of the many things I love about MATY is that you can customize your own piece by drawing out your vision and they will work with you to create this custom piece. So for all my ladies out there who have great visions but aren’t professional craftsmen – check this out.
Gabriel & Co. (pictured above) has the most beautiful, delicate and intricate fine jewelry pieces which I cannot seem to take off. I love them. Obsessed with them. Their designs are the perfect proportions to wear everyday with anything. It is obvious that each piece was handcrafted with passion and care – they truly are one-of-a-kind pieces.
Here are some more pictures below and if you want to see more head on over to their Instagram @gabrielandco or stop by their store on 545 West 45th Street in NYC.
The view from my new condo in MIYAMMMIIII. I’m in lust with this place.
Song of the day: “Leon On” by Major Lazer featuring Ty Dolla Sign
Atlantic City isn’t always mentioned among the best U.S. cities for nightlife, and yet it remains the East Coast’s best imitation of Las Vegas. Long recognized as the second-best casino hub in the country, Atlantic City has always attracted the same style of entertainment and show business as Vegas, just on a slightly smaller scale. And the result is that even today, it’s a wonderfully enjoyable city for a night out.
I found this out first hand during a recent trip to the city (I was actually visiting New York but we decided to do the weekend in AC), so here are a few personal tips for a night on the town in the East Coast’s Sin City.
Don’t Discount The Restaurants
I’m not sure if it’s because Atlantic City doesn’t attract the same celebrity chefs that tend to flock to Vegas, or if it’s simply the proximity to New York’s endless selection of fine dining options. However, for some reason, the restaurants of Atlantic City seem to be overlooked. As a little bit of a foodie, particularly when I travel, I did some looking around before hitting the city, and I thought the TripAdvisor’s list of the best dining options in town was pretty tempting.
We kept things fairly casual, but I’d absolutely recommend Dock’s Oyster House for a fancier night out, or even a lighter start to your evening. It’s a quaint place, casual and elegant at once, with one of the best raw bars and seafood selections I’ve come across south of New England. The prices are a little steep, but for one big night out in the city it’s worth it!
Visit A Few Casinos
A couple years ago, New Jersey made big news by becoming one of only a small handful of states to allow for legal online gambling. The London-based Betfair Casino helped to pave the way by partnering with existing Atlantic City casinos, and in the time since has aligned itself with numerous establishments in the area.
Some believed the introduction of online gaming would harm the live Atlantic City casinos, and indeed there have been some reports of mildly declining profits. But that doesn’t mean the venues have become any less spectacular to visit! Timeout New York did a nice write-up highlighting the best of the area casinos, including the Borgata, Caesars, the Golden Nugget, and Harrah’s, among others. Rather than recommending one, I’d direct travelers toward the strategy of “casino-hopping,” or checking out a few of them in one night. You’ll quickly find that while Atlantic City can’t mimic the scope or sheer glitz of Vegas, its casinos are very much in the same vein. As for my own personal preference, I’m a sucker for blackjack, and loved the table space at the Golden Nugget.
Stop In At A Casino Bar
If you’re familiar with casino tourism, this step may seem unnecessary. After all, classy casinos will keep bringing you drinks the longer you stay and gamble, so it’s easy enough to just stay with your friends, keep enjoying the games, and turn the casino itself into your bar for the evening, within reason. But as is true of any respectable casino destination, Atlantic City has its share of noteworthy bars as well, and it’s a shame not to stop in and see them—even if it’s just for a quick drink before you step things up a notch and hit the clubs.
I’d recommend stopping by the Borgata. It’s not just because it really is one of the prime casinos in the area, but because its Gypsy Bar’s combination of laid-back atmosphere and top-notch quality can be hard to find elsewhere. This bar is known for a pretty ridiculous tequila selection (and margarita menu), but the menu is expansive, and you’re sure to find something you like. It’s a good place to hang out for a drink where you can hear yourself (and your friends) think before diving full-on into the nightlife.
Enjoy The Clubs
Finally, once you’ve had your dinner, perused the casinos, and gotten a few drinks in you, there’s no visiting Atlantic City without exploring the club scene! I didn’t actually get there myself, but the first thing that comes to mind in this regard is Harrah’s Pool After Dark, which is exactly what it sounds like: a large, excitingly lit pool surrounded by cabanas and DJ booths, packed with people partying late into the night. This place boasts just as good a nighttime party scene as you’re liable to find at the resorts of Miami or Las Vegas, and it is absolutely worth checking in on.
My more personal take would lead you back to the Borgata, where the combination of Mixx and Mur.Mur provides a great one-two punch for your night on the town. Mixx is more of a dance hub (though its second level offers a bit of an escape), whereas Mur.Mur is a great late-night stop where, if you feel like splurging a bit, you can relax with a private table and bottle service, surrounded by but not immersed in the energy of the club.
Stop by a few of these hot spots, and you’ll have enjoyed a night out in Atlantic City in style.
Dinner at the Versace Mansion in Miami – also known as The Villa.
Here is a little photo diary of a beautiful evening with Alie and Jinna. Girls night, every night;)
Thank you for having us at Il Sole by Barton G- we will definitely be back!
“One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.”
24 carat gold pool. The details here are impeccable. The mansion is the perfect fusion of Miami and Italy.
Miami glam at its finest. This place was made for royalty.
I highly recommend you treat yourself (or get treated to) an extravagant, exquisite evening here at the Versace Mansion asap. This magical, foreign, museum-esque manor will leave you with unforgettable memories and great photos to go along with them;)
You can also stay at the Versace Mansion – including Gianni’s old room – or even rent it out for a party. Each room is decorated uniquely elaborate with decor from all around the world – this mansion is literally fit for royals. Or mafia. Whatever. (Read more about the history of the mansion and Gianni Versace here.).
You are also located right across the beach – making this spot an even more perfect getaway for a recharge weekend. I NEED to create a boutique hotel like this at some point in my life – there need to be more places like this – and it would be a fun project for when I’m retired and bored – it’s going onto my “to do” list. Boom.
Have fun on your pseudo Italy escape and let me know how you like it – would love your feedback.
Song of the day: “Pretty Thoughts” by Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Architecture – it inspires us constantly – it’s an art and a science… Miami’s modern architecture and overall aesthetic is something that I think is underrated but definitely on the come up… The Miami Design District is one of Miami’s newest and most beautiful shopping centers with every high end designer you love and an aesthetic that slays…
These Dior intricate sunglasses are miniature architecture – so well crafted and truly unique. The perfect pair for modern women.
This past month has been full of new and exciting major life changes and events – however – I can’t say anything proper until the press releases go out. BUT I am a bit excited to share a plethora of stories on my recent experiences with you within the next couple weeks…
I am officially tri-coastal – LA/NY/MIA – just got a place in Miami – right before SWIM WEEK this past weekend – insane. Words won’t do the experiences justice but it was something I will always remember and will expand on in the book I’m currently writing.
Minor detail to explain the new pad in MIA: I became Director of Marketing at a Nasdaq company and I am beyond passionate about the project. If you told me this is where I would be 2 months ago… I’d probably say I’m not opposed to the idea – let’s do this. Anything is possible – that’s been my life motto since I was 16 – just remember that you should always be yourself. Learn how to adapt but don’t change who you are or what you believe in. I think it is important to get outside your comfort zone and test yourself constantly. Everything is a learning experience and you need to always have the hunger to learn and better yourself and others.
I also just bought my own first car – another big girl move that felt rather awesome. Still need to name her though… Thoughts?
These photos are from my first official shoot in the Design District with the most stylish, creative and unique person I’ve ever met in Miami – @arielpenzer. Her, along with three handfuls of other people, have been nothing but helpful – love you all so much and thank you for being such awesome humans – I already feel like I have a Miami familia. It’s a refreshing city and I feel like a million new opportunities are being created.
I will still continue to work with brands, blog etc but I will also be sharing more of my work experiences and how to better yourself and land your dream job with the right work ethic and mindset.
For daily updates – check the gram- @amy_marietta.
Sunnies: Dior; Shoes: Buscemi; Bag: Moschino; Romper: Show Me Your Mumu; Kark Keychain: Fendi
V73 Bag – Italian design – Miami based.
“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”
– Peter F. Drucker,
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin
“Success in any endeavor does not happen by accident. Rather, it’s the result of deliberate decisions, conscious effort, and immense persistence… all directed at specific goals.”
– Gary Ryan Blair
Song of the day: “Leon ON” Remix by Major Lazer featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Never did I think I would be last minute packing on a Friday night for my departure to Miami the following afternoon in the midst of June. Rushed and a little bit messy, I woke up Saturday morning to finally shoot with the talented Jose Martinez on my street in the West Village – Charles Street.
I finally felt at home in New York at this apartment – countless memories were made here. Late night Ubers that led to those early morning arrivals with untamed hair, smudged make up and heels in hand; shisha nights at Casa La Femme to celebrate big wins and new beginnings with friends that turned into family; flirty wine nights at Morandi that led to stolen kisses followed by me telling boys they couldn’t come inside. Those lazy Sunday mornings always accompanied by late brunches in cashmere sweaters, big sunglasses and white chucks. Playing tour guide when my friends visited from out of town – making sure they experienced everything I loved about New York including the walk to the Hudson River to catch sunset. The simple morning walks to Toby’s across the street to order the same iced coffee from the qwerky red head barista who always has the most contagious smile no matter what time or day. Those little talks while sitting on stoops as they smoke their cigarettes and drank wine out of my coffee mugs – talking about boys and dreams. Those times I had to scurry out of my own apartment to catch an early morning flight – leaving him to sleep in.
Charles street is where I created dreams and turned them into a reality while creating memories and experiences along the way. More importantly friendships that I will have forever were started here.
I know this street like the back of my hand – it’s my favorite and always will be in NYC.
Scroll down to join me on this week long journey I did in my Pikolinos shoes. Explore your world. Take leaps. The possibilities are endless.
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Shoes by Pikolinos; Bag by Violet Ray
Photos by Jose Martinez (@j2martinez on Instagram)
“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.”
– Edward Butler
And then later that Saturday – after coffee with Jose at Toby’s – I left for Miyaaaami. (Yes. Miami.)
We arrived after listening to Will Smith’s hit “Miami” countless times to get us extra groovy. I’ve been to Miami multiple times before but not like this. Let me rephrase that – I’ve never been single in Miami. The energy is indescribable and I’ve never felt so elated.
We stayed at the Thompson hotel for a week – thank you Ricardo and Fernando – I feel like this is one of my homes now. See you soon!
My other pair of Pikolinos - honestly – I’m obsessed.`
So many drinks to try, so little time.
Love this piece by Hunt Slonem.
Bogie loves the coco.
Definition of high maintenance.
The Standard – very much my jam. Most beautiful sunset I’ve seen in a while.
The Edition Hotel – if you haven’t checked it out yet – definitely a spot worth experiencing.
Our first time trying Cuban food… I’m a fan.
Spent the 4th of July with an old friend from high school, his family and friends in Key Biscayne at The Ocean Club. It was the most amazing day/night and I felt like it was the first time in a while I got to live in the moment.
And then we threw off our clothes and jumped into the ocean and watched the fireworks above us. Freedom at it’s finest.
I hope to be in a relationship like theirs one day. Serious goals.
Here is a little photo diary of a memorable few days spent at the Saybrook Point Inn in Old Saybrook Connecticut. I hope it inspires you to get out of NYC and explore quaint towns and hotels like this gem. <3
The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa is a family owned, AAA Four Diamond rated Inn located where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound.
Here I found the most sincere, genuine, polite and accommodating staff I have ever encountered.
They gave me this entire mini mansion to myself for 3 days and I have never felt more relaxed. The name of this grand Victorian Italianate house is “Three Stories” and there is also a new grandiose building being built next door which will be done next year. Me and some of my closest friends felt like kings and queens – thank you from the very bottom of my heart Saybrook:) Highly recommend this gem to EVERYBODY. And their whole family/friend group – you can fit about 8 small families in here fyi;)
The house was originally built in 1892 as a private residence for William Vars, a train engineer responsible for transporting passengers from Hartford to the Shoreline. After the house was vacant for many years, the Tagliatela family, owners of the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, lovingly renovated and expanded the house to offer seven guest rooms including a luxurious two bedroom suite and comfortable, sophisticated common areas.
“We’re thrilled to finally make our dreams a reality and open the doors to this historic property for all of our travelers to enjoy,” said Stephen Tagliatela, innkeeper and co-owner of the inn, which was opened by his parents, Louis and Mary Tagliatela in 1989.
Named in honor of prominent Old Saybrook residents, the unique guest rooms are carefully appointed to reflect each individual’s personal history. Katharine Houghton Hepburn’s room features memorable photographs celebrating her daughter’s life as a celebrated actress. Another room pays tribute to Anna Louise James who was the first female African-American pharmacist in Connecticut and owned the James Pharmacy in Old Saybrook. Other rooms pay homage to local businesswoman, Steffie Walters who was the first women to own the Dock and Dine Restaurant, and John N. Buckridge who was the lighthouse keeper of Lynde Point Lighthouse also known as Saybrook Inner Lighthouse from 1883 to 1902.
Wrap around porches, private gardens, and common rooms with billiards and books offer guests places to relax and rejuvenate. The property’s unique architectural features include eight individually designed rooms each with a private balcony, fireplace, European bedding, fine linens, heated bathroom floors, multiple showerheads, extensive water views and original artwork by local artists. And as a testament to its rich history, each room tells the profound story of a famed local resident who made sure that the history of the community was well preserved.
Looks like a fairytale no?
“Every place has its own history and feeling, and we thought people would like to come here and be able to feel a bit of our history when they stay at the guesthouse.” says Tagliatela.
Each room has a private bath with heated floors, fireplace, flat screen television, and sumptuous European bedding as well as a mini-bar with refrigerator. A private balcony outside each room invites guests to relax and savor the tranquil water views or join other lodgers outside by the fire pit on the third floor.
For recreation, guests can play checkers or chess by the fireplace in the cozy first floor living room or venture down to the lower level Yale room. This cavernous, luxurious space includes an elegant bar area with comfortable seating to sip an evening cocktail. A large wooden table stands in the center of a back room which could easily serve as a meeting space. However, concealed under a custom-made tabletop, a pool table that once belonged to Louis Tagliatela Sr., has been completely refurbished for guests to enjoy.
Rooms at the Three Stories guest house at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa can be rented individually or the entire property is available for large groups such as corporate retreats, family reunions or wedding parties.
Tagliatela added, “It’s always a dream when you do this to have a perfect inn. For some people, perfect is a few rooms with a living room, a place for board games, and porches, and we wanted to be able to offer that to guests who love that kind of experience.”
And they have local artisans create custom masterpieces like this one. They each tell a significant story about the history of Saybrook.
Here is the main hotel with a beautiful view of the dock and my dream yacht – Lucky 7.
Also while here make sure to check out SANNO Spa – you deserve it.
ANDDD I got to test drive a Tesla…Best day ever? Yes.
Saybrook Point Marina.
Inside the beautiful lighthouse.
Rose by the water? Yes way.
The lovely fire pit where friends gather around to enjoy some tasty cocktails, wine and beer at Fresh Salt.
Crop top: Tess Giberson; Necklace: Marc Jacobs; Sunnies: Tom Ford; Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger
The owner of Saybrook Point Inn, Stephen Tagliatela, gave me the ultimate tour on their golf cart around the town and taught me all the history behind every single thing. It’s pretty incredible how rich the history is in Saybrook.
Tagliatela is carrying on what his family started and is continuing to create unforgettable experiences for thousands of people every year. He really inspired me in a lot of ways and it was refreshing to encounter so many kind-hearted people.
He has a real passion which is definitely exuded in the way he tells stories about the property and town surrounding. The community is very tight knit and very Italian – my favorite type of people:) I feel like a part of the family now<3
On the last night we sat outside on the porch drinking wine and watching the thunder and lightening – it was pretty magical.
1. This view… From your back porch attached to you luxe tent that has a supa dupa comfy bed waiting for you.
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RESCUE SKIN and SHOW ME YOUR MUMU collaborated on “a day at CAMP RESCUE” hosted at the MUMU BEACH CLUB in Malibu, California last week. I helped put together the event for Rescue and it was AWESOME. We had bloggers, creators and influencers all under one roof in Malibu on Malibu Cove. Scroll down to see some Pinterest looking Bloody Mary Bar (featuring Malibu Mary), Avocado Toast Bar, Suja Popsicles, babes and beach scenes.
PS. Drone footage coming soon…
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My other half Felicia! Aka Alie. #teamrescue
Kristi McKnight! Such a babe.
Lugo! One of our awesome ambassadors.
Photos below by the amazing Larsen Sotelo!!!
Cammy! Another one of our brand ambassadors for Rescue;)
Kristi, Jeff Garner and her pup Tazzy!
The amazing designer behind Mumu!
I love my job and I love people.
Song of the day: “Classic Man”
Video edited by Dennis Thomas for Nanette Lepore and Gov Ball
Before this year I had never been to a music festival although I have a serious passion, LOVE and appreciation for MUSIC. This year I have been fortunate enough to work with brands who allow me to use my creativity to share experiences, outfits and events to make content and create campaigns which help to expand their visibility amongst a certain demographic.
I’m most grateful for the unique, creative individuals that I cross paths with along these adventures. Y’all inspire me constantly.
Doing what I love is so freeing. I may have a crazy schedule that definitely wears me out sometimes but I wouldn’t want to live my life any other way. I’ve always been a dreamer and a creator and I’ve finally found ways to channel those to help brands and people.
Previously at Coachella I had the opportunity to work with Rescue Skin, Chevrolet, Century 21 and Show Me Your Mumu which you can see here.
For GOV BALL I was working with Minnetonka and Nanette Lepore. You can read my interview with Minnetonka here and our video for Nanette Lepore x Gov Ball will be out soon.
Sandals by Minnetonka; Jacket by ABS; Backpack by KN Leather Goods
Since we were working directly with Gov Ball and their sponsors, we were able to swing Artist’s Lounge/All Access passes so we got the best content (not to mention stories) ever. Huge thank you to Nanette Lepore for giving my partner in crime Jinna from GreaseAndGlamour.com, and new gal pal Claire from DeLuneBlog.com, the most unforgettable experiences and opportunities. Read below for more and stay tuned for some videos:)
For Saturday I went really casual/sporty. I appreciate everyone who dresses extreme for festivals, I really do, but sometimes I like the low-key looks the best. You don’t always have to peacock – especially for music festivals.
I am obsessed with #MyMinnetonka Lyric sandals – they are perfect for running around and dancing in. Minnetonka is such a classic brand – one that I highly recommend for all festivals. The quality, variety of styles, and functionality are all on point. They’re like a festival chic version of Adidas slip ons – perfect for you peeps that love to be comfortable but still festival chic. I also love Minnetonka because they have managed to stay relevant and change with the times without losing their quality and ethos. #FANGIRL #FORREAL
Rescue Skin to save the day! How cute is Tina though? #HOMEGIRL
Kiesza. Showed up just in time Saturday to see her perform Hideaway. Incredible – her dance moves though.
Backstage at Flume… Definitely a highlight. Definitely. He is so young and so talented. To see the way the crowd responded was incredible – the best energy I’ve ever experienced. This is why I love music.
Artist’s Lounge vibes.
Got to hang out with Marnie for a little bit! Of course she was in the VIP section – #celebpup. <3
While shooting the Nanette Lepore video in the Artist’s Lounge we asked Tame Impala to take a pic with us. This is what happened.
#rapsquat #iwanthissilkshirt #amongstotherthings
Backstage at Tame Impala – the energy of the crowd was unreal. So hard to explain but it was a beautiful thing.
Having a Kanye moment.
My obsession with off the shoulder tops continues… Nanette Lepore has been one of my favorite designers from the beginning. The quality, bright colors, perfect mix of sophistication and playfulness. it’s all very my style. Every single Nanette piece I have fits perfectly and makes me feel elegantly chic.
So naturally I am addicted. This skort and top will be making multiple appearances – I don’t care about outfit repeating – I could wear this day and night – ideal for city girls.
Bishop Nehru! GET IT.
If you haven’t heard of Bishop Nehru yet and you are a fan of hip hop like me – check him out. V talented.
Bag by Brahmin
Thank you Stack Wine for the beach balls and wine – I think the concept behind your on-the-go wine in pure genius.
Also HUGE thank you to Jimmy for making this all happen. You and that shirt are everything. <3 <3 <3
“One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.”
“You gotta fight for your right to party.”
“Music is a world within itself. It’s a language we all understand.”
Song of the day: “On Top” Remix by Flume
Miniskirts, shorts and skorts are back. Suns out, legs out.
(For daily updates follow me on Snapchat @amynicole134 and Instagram @amy_marietta).
Top: Ooh La La Boutiques; Custom Bag: Gigi New York
It’s Summer time which means scorching, humid heat here in New York City. The bright side of this weather is that it leads to a great tan while you are out and about running errands. The bad side is you need to carry deodorant with you EVERYWHERE.
So I’ve been really into tube tops and off the shoulder tops lately because the following:
1. No real bra is required.
2. You avoid acquiring the dreaded farmer’s tan.
3. They are easy to put on and take off. Also v comfortable.
White has also been my go to because it’s clean, fun, goes with everything and forces me to not eat like a slob.
That one was for you mom. Cotillion taught me something;)
Also another tip for staying cool in the heat – leave your hair wet. #wethurrdontcurr
Brunch at Randolph’s on Broome Street… It tastes as scrumptious as it looks and the bottomless brunch is only $35. Then after you’re done you can walk through Chinatown and SoHo. The adventures are endless dahhhling.
The Laduree patio – Team Rescue’s new favorite spot in SoHo. We spent a perfect Sunday here this past weekend and cannot wait to go back for some Negronis:)
Had to be done. #sweettooth #becauseimitalian
My ultimate favorite place which happens to be a couple doors down from Laduree AND is across the street from our office – Cipriani Downtown on W Broadway. Bellinis (plural) are a must.
I went here last week to meet a client and as soon as I arrived the manager told me he had seen me walking by everyday and was waiting for me to come in. Then he handed me a Bellini. Where else in NYC does that happen? The little things. #mademyday
The Jade Hotel in Greenwich is also a new spot we discovered last week – quite the gem in our opinion. Sauv blanc + the wild mushroom flatbread = all you need. The decor, comfortable couches, customer service, ambiance, food and wine were all phenomenal. So quaint – I’d recommend it to anyone who has a date coming up or anyone who should plan a date for you beau. Also the wifi is horrible so if you don’t want your significant other to be on their phone the whole time… #trapqueen
Another all white outfit. Told you I was really into this look right now – this one made me feel like I was on my way to the Hamptons or Montauk. I will make any excuse to dress like I am going to the beach – the Cali girl in me. Team short shorts forever.
Top: Lush from Ooh La La Boutiques; Bag: Elliott Lucca; Shoes: Proenza Schouler; Sunnies: Ray Ban
Inspirations of the day:
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
- Dr. Seuss
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.”
– Brian Tracy
Song of the day: “Bad Blood” By Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Or any day in LA really;)
The easiest pool party outfit in 4 steps -> a sexy one piece, shorts, sunnies and sandals. It’s simple, chic, comfortable and versatile. I like to mix things up from your usual Summer dress or romper, ya know? Although those are both great options as well for that Summer sunshine but there are enough pool parties to try all different types of looks so I challenge you to branch out a little bit – have fun with it;)
One piece by Jets Swimwear; Shorts by Show Me Your Mumu
To see what I was up to in California scroll down a bit and do not forget to listen to the song of the day. A$AP forever. <3
This past weekend I flew to California for my little sister’s graduation. So much fun family time and much needed relaxing took place. Congrats Marissa – I LOVE YOU SO MUCH and am so proud/relieved that you turned out to be such a cool/awesome/inspiring human being. This girl graduated all girls Catholic high school guys — La Reina — a horrible hell I had to experience for 2 years of my life as well – so it really is a miracle she turned out so rad after 6. She’s going to go study film in Chicago in a couple months and I cannot wait to see what she creates on her journey:) So happy to have another creative in the fam – you go Roo <3 I love you forever.
During the ceremony I thought what better way to cheer for Marissa than yell “YAHSSSSSSS” so I got our row to yell it when they announced her name and it was glorious and I laughed until I cried and I got it on video and all you people with your horns are lame and so 3 years ago – mmmmkay bye Felicia. #nexttimeillbringfireworks
To celebrate we had the whole Italian fam over for a BBQ and I decided to just start making margaritas for everyone because when in California – you have pool parties and make margaritas – fact. Aaaaaand it’s the only thing I can make so there’s that. (Dear future husband – deal.)
An amazing weekend spent at home but I am so happy to be back in NYC and I cannot wait to share the new partnerships with you.
And LA I will be back in a week so stay golden.
For more daily updates follow along on Instagram – @amy_marietta and Snapchat: @amynicole134.
“The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our actions.”
– Andres Godin
“The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.”
“The miracle is – the more we share, the more we have.”
Song of the day: “Electric Body” A$AP Rocky ft. Schoolboy Q
If you know me – you know that I used to have a serious planning problem – like I thought I would be married by 22 and have a house in Malibu with 2 black Great Danes – planning problem – which is weird since I’m from California where people tend to go with the flow. I still keep my list of life goals, places to see, restaurants to try amongst other random things – I’m just more independent and open minded to where my life is going to take me from here on out- I learned to live in the moment and seize the day every day.
My advice – take it or leave it – is that life is an adventure and you shouldn’t try to plan too much – do what you are passionate about, love who and what you want every single day and HAVE FUN. This day wasn’t planned but it was a perfect series of events that I spent with my friends so I thought I would share it with you so you could enjoy some of my favorite spots in NYC.
But first, an outfit;)
Headpiece by Ela Rae; Crotchet piece: Thriftwares; Shoes: Vince; Top: Helmut Lang; Sunnies: Rayban
Headphones by FRENDS from Alekka.com.
1. Brunch at Bubby’s in Meatpacking,
Make sure to try to one of their famous Bloody Mary’s.
2. The Whitney Museum
3. Santina – my new favorite restaurant right outside the Whitney Museum.
It’s in my top 5 new favorite restaurants. Perfect ambiance, food, drinks and location. (Aka it’s close to my apartment).
4. The Gansevoort Market
It’s like an upscale version of Smorgasborg. Get some coffee or a sweet treat – they have the best of everything NYC has to offer.
5. Gansevoort Rooftop for sunset.
When we went here on a Sunday afternoon there was a live band and it was pretty magical. I will never forget that night.
6. Soho Grand Hotel
I love quiet nights here (and sometimes starting my crazy nights here too) – the lounge makes you feel right at home with the luxe couches and rich decor. Not to mention their drink and food menu is most likely your jam.
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“The one word that makes a good manager – decisiveness.”
– Lee Iacocca
“Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Song of the day: “Bitch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna
My first Buzzfeed quote – yup that’s me. Don’t judge.
I had the time of my life on this adventure. I also highly recommend this subscription to anyone who frequently flies from New York to Boston. Read more about FlyBeacon below.
Fly Beacon is a subscription flight service co-founded by Wade Eyerly, a former Defense Intelligence Agency employee and Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign staffer who founded Surf Air. The company would work like the Netflix DVD service, but for private flights.
A $2,000 monthly membership fee gets you as many flights as you want between White Plains and Boston (there will also be seasonal service to Nantucket and the Hamptons – YAHS). Customers can fly as much as they want but will have to give up one flight if they cancel last minute. Members also get a guest pass that will be waived in the beginning which is why you should sign up now.
This subscription makes sense financially if you are flying back and forth more than 3 times a month. I think this service definitely makes sense for companies as well because the convenience. Flights can be booked in 10 seconds through the mobile app – another convenient aspect about the seamless process.
I can’t wait until they start flying to the Hamptons – skipping that traffic will be life changing and save so much time.
Our Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 comfortably seats 6. “This is a Lexus,” Eyerly says, “it’s a nice sedan, not a Ferrari; it’s a strong, great plane.”
That’s the Buzzfeed writer who threw up on the flight – poor guy.
My girl Jinna Yang from GreaseAndGlamour.com.
So what do you think? Comment your thoughts and feedback below:)
Come on the adventure with us:)
1. Check into your hotel.
Hyatt Regency Aruba
2. Straight chill/tan/relax.
By the beach
(Headphones by Frends from Alekka.com, skincare by Rescue Skin)
AND by the pool.
(Sunscreen from L’Oreal)
Chill so hard.
Bikini by Tart Collections, necklace from Alekka.com.
3. Flirt with the hot Colombian boat tour guide and go on a private snorkeling tour for only $50.
4. Take your GoPro and document EVERYTHING.
5. Jet ski. Always.
DEFINITELY do that.
6. Check out the Ritz Carlton.
7. Have breakfast in bed.
Always order OJ on islands – so refreshing.
8. Explore downtown Aruba.
9. Walk along the boardwalk, explore a couple piers and have a cocktail or five.
Dress by Ministry of Style, bag by Brahmin.
Or just admire the views.
10. Watch the sunset.
Roll around in the sand and ponder life.
Take pics with your BFFL.
This is my girl Jinna Yang - such a babe – need that swimsuit.
11. Go dancing and mingle with the locals at Gusto or Senor Frogs. Then end up at The Mill – the afterparty spot.
PS the gelato was horrible – don’t do it. Then again I am Italian so my gelato/sorbetto standards are rather high.
11. Smile big, frolic, dance, have the time of you life.
Poncho by Ketzali.
Try to take a jumping picture. I’m still pretty horrible at this but you get the idea.
12. Go back home with unforgettable memories and stories for everyone.
Here is a quick little video I made – enjoy and I hope it inspires you to travel and explore different places in the world.