On Dreaming Big and Chicken McNugget Aha! Moments


{Shoe Designer Edgardo Osorio sketches on the spot at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour}

Maria Tettamanti and Edgardo Osorio

{Me in a Theory blouse, AG jeans, Aquazzura heels, Chanel handbag, Roberto Cavalli snake belt worn as a necklace & Fendi Super Karl pom pom with Edgardo}

Martha De Lima

{Co-hostess Martha De Lima and I}

Edgardo Osorio

{Edgardo signing my Wild Things}

Nutella, cashmere, cooler temperatures, the beach, strong Cosmopolitans, reruns of Dateline — these are a few of my favorite things. Topping that list are Aquazzura’s shoe designs because they’re both stunning and comfortable (imagine that genius concept!). I own several pairs and when asked to co-host a personal appearance with the brand’s designer, Edgardo Osorio, at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour Shops alongside my friend Martha De Lima (thanks, Martha & Gotmar!) I was all LIKE, “Hell-t0-the-yes. I’m dying to meet the reigning Shoe King.”

The night was the thing of dreams. I got to chat up Edgardo who is so ADORABLE (I mean, look at his perfectly coiffed hairdo, gorgeous teeth and sensational shoes…I DIE) and really down-to-earth. He was born in Colombia, raised between Miami and London and currently lives in Florence, Italy. A ton of my friends came out to support and we got to catch up on our kids, dramz and complaining about the current heated political climate.

On my way home, I popped into a McDonald’s drive thru like a completely starved American psycho (such is life — one minute you’re hamming it up with an internationally known designer and the next you’re slaking your chicken McNugget thirst) and I teared up. It got me thinking how this blog has connected me with people I admire from afar. 

It got me ruminating that how when you dream big, work hard and never stop believing…anything is possible. My apologies for sounding all Oprah Winfrey and such on you all, but  this snarky chick gets sentimental sometimes (and in a fast food drive-thru, no less!) and I’m so very thankful for your readership. 

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  1. Vivian
    November 21, 2015 / 9:53 am

    So proud of you

  2. Cristina
    November 21, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Thanks for having me and he’s a total babe

  3. Fotini
    November 21, 2015 / 2:51 pm


  4. Seba
    November 22, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Keep reaching for the stars, wordy

  5. Lana
    November 23, 2015 / 8:51 am

    Love his shoessssss

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