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The Lost Garden


The long days of summer are leaving us soon…  it’s time to store all of our fresh summer clothes and start preparing the boots and coats…

Don’t you long for a lost garden, where summer afternoons and sea breeze are eternal?

Photography by Alexandra Jo (And a special, oversized THANK YOU to her)

 

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Walking Among The Flowers


Beyond Miami’s gorgeous beaches and all the night life there are many places to find peace and culture. One of the most beautiful places in Miami is the Fairchild Botanical Garden… The photographs don’t do justice to this place.

Madagascar… Cactus.

The first time I saw a Baobab was at Fairchild, and it really touched my heart… Baobabs have a strong meaning in my life and looking at one and being amazed by its beauty and size is really something.

The Zen Lotus gardens are also breathtaking, and full of peace.

Nature’s Hearts

I took this opportunity to browse for inspiration for the coming collections… This dead leaf is perfect for color charts, and the leaves below are perfect to create silhouettes and textures

There is a small river that crosses the gardens. Cold clear water cools the hot Miami day.

Nature’s Colors.

This leaf was almost my size!

I wore: Banana Republic Skirt (This skirt is almost Vintage, I think is 5 years old or more), a J.crew Sweater, Tory Burch Belt, Street Spardilles, Dior Sunglasses, Kate Spade Bag. 

To visit Fairchild: www.fairchildgarden.org ***Recomendations***Don’t go on a hot summer day, drink plenty of water, wear comfortable clothes and a camera is a must!

 

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Dress J.crew, Shoes J.crew, Hat Darling Boutique NYC. 

Saturday we went to visit The Vizcaya Museum, a gem in the middle of Miami. Vizcaya is the perfect place to have picnics, read a book, relax… I can’t believe I rarely see young people there… mostly old couples and tourists. The Museum serves tea in the garden every Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, don’t miss it 😉

I have received a lot of emails asking me who are my favorite designers, the truth is that I am not crazy about any particular designer, but I do love well constructed pieces, of the best materials, and that fit my taste… I loved this J.crew dress! the moment I entered the store it had to be mine… the fit is perfect, and the oversized polka dots give the classic print a contemporary twist.

As I said before, the Museum is amazing, however, I was really saddened to see mountains of trash in the woods next to the bay. It made me think a lot about how detached we are to trash. When we dispose of something we detach ourselves from the waste thinking it will travel far away, but in reality a big part of it comes floating back to us… take a look at this picture and tell me if it doesn’t make you sad: