Diving In

maria tettamanti

{Bathing suit c/o Blu Moss, Illesteva sunniesMonogram necklace c/o Jane Basch}

Blu Moon

the standard hotel

(That Standard Hotel vibe tho}

miami fashion blogger

And we’re back in Miami! Thus today’s jaunt to my good ol’ stomping grounds at The Standard pictured here. I recently spent the past weekend in Washington, D.C. visiting my big sister, Vivian. I traveled with just my daughter Ava for a much-needed mother/daughter getaway which proved to be exponentially rewarding for our relationship because:

A) Nothing says “brownie points” for mama like a shopping spree at the American Girl Doll Store…NOTHING. Not even a macaroni and cheese dinner with a side of Spongebob. And 165 brand spankin’ new Shopkins.

B) I’m a much more relaxed/enjoyable/fun/agreeable/groovy human being when given the task of parenting one child in lieu of two (it’s a scientific fact — swear. Google that shit).

C) After exploring the White House, Smithsonian Museum, Washington Monument & Lincoln Center, bonding with my big sis and introducing the progeny to a living, cantankerous Madagascar Hissing Cockroach…well, I feel like Ava is now a wiser, happier, more cultured soul and that’s awesome sauce. 

*Imperative sidenote to all meanie internet trolls: I realize I do not have “thigh gap.” This chick has a strict “no Photoshop” policy because I like to keep it real here. So buzz off and take your cyber bullying elsewhere.

Photos by Emma del Rey



  1. Vivian
    June 1, 2015 / 11:05 am

    We loved having you!

  2. Cristina
    June 1, 2015 / 11:38 am


  3. June 1, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    I just moved to Miami from NYC and was feeling a bit nervous about the writing scene down here, but your blog completely re-motivated and inspired me! Thanks so much <3

  4. Caridad
    June 1, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    You look fabulous as always. Thank you for keeping it real!

  5. June 2, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    That sidenote is what defines you as a badass. The world needs more women with this kind of attitude. Gorgeous as always.


  6. Cristina
    June 2, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Love the terms and condition portion!

  7. June 4, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    I’m absolutely LOVING your SUNNIES!
    Such a great body and the swimsuit is just ah-mazing! Love it! ♥


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