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Robin Diamond

Robin Diamond

Robin Diamond is a beauty, wellness and fitness fan always willing to try the newest treatment, trend or workout. When she’s not putting pen to paper, she’s busy running her public relations business, helping brands and personalities shine through impactful media placements. Born and raised in Miami, Robin first established herself working for some of the most well-respected New York lifestyle and beauty agencies before bringing her talents to Miami. A self-confessed beauty and fitness junkie, Robin gets her best ideas while running along Miami Beach’s boardwalk or sweating it out during a hot yoga class, after which a green juice and face mask just the ticket.

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Celebrate National Coffee Day With These 5 Caffeinated Creations

Wake up and raise your mug as this Wednesday, September 29th is National Coffee Day. In honor of the day dedicated to our very favorite way to start our morning, we’re sharing some of our top picks from cold brew to lattes. 

1. Brooklyn Roasting Company

We first fell in love with Brooklyn Roasting Company when we learned of their peanut butter coffee creations (which, like coffee, we just can’t quit). The company also has sustainable coffee beans in a number of varieties for the ultimate pick me up. Never be without your daily dose when you opt for Brooklyn Roasting Company’s  subscription service. It’s simple. Pick your coffee type; choose how much you want, either two 12oz tins or a 5 pound bag; select your delivery frequency be it weekly, every 2 weeks, or monthly; and choose your grind type, Whole Bean (you grind at home), French Press (Coarse), Pourover (Medium), Espresso (fine) and then eagerly await your delivery, mug in hand. https://brooklynroasting.com, @brooklynroasting

2. Bulletproof

If you’re following a Keto lifestyle (or even intermittent fasting) chances are you've heard of Bulletproof. Known as the coffee that has butter, ghee or MCT Oil added, drinking a Bulletproof coffee for breakfast, in lieu of carbs or anything else, can help you stay satisfied and energized for hours. The brand has a number of products to power your mornings from Cold Brew Black to two new flavors of their 3x sold out Original Creamer,  French Vanilla and Hazelnut. Bulletproof has been a mainstay in our AMs for a while, not only for the energy boost and mental clarity, but also because they screen their beans for mycotoxins (aka mold) to ensure your cup is as healthy as possible. Don’t miss out on your coffee savings. Until October 1st, all coffee and coffee-related products on Bulletproof.com will be 30% off. No code needed. https://www.bulletproof.com, @bulletproof

3. Daysmith

If you’re looking for a little extra boost, and here we mean vitamins, not an extra dose of caffeine, Daysmith has you covered. These canned coffees come in three flavors, Multi Straight Black Cold Brew, Focus Vanilla Oat Milk Latte, and Immunity Mocha Oat Milk Latte, are 100% plant-powered, infused with vitamins, and are also low in sugars. Depending on which flavor you choose, expect to get the added benefits for Vitamins B, C, D, Zinc, L-Theanine and Omegas with your coffee. https://drinkdaysmith.com@drinkdaysmith 

4. Lucky Jack

Lucky Jack Coffee, a small batch, hand-crafted, independently owned, organic, sustainable coffee company, has four new ready-to-drink oat milk lattes, all of which are certified organic, gluten-free, nut-free, and kosher. Choose from four flavors Caramel, Mocha, Vanilla, and Golden Milk + Turmeric, which are blended with functional ingredients to enhance your day and your body. The oat milk lattes follow the same slow cold-steep brew process as Lucky Jack’s cold brew and coffee concentrates to remove acids and tannins while maximizing taste, so they never taste burned or bitter. https://www.luckyjackcoffee.com, @luckyjackcoffee  

5. Three Commas Colombian Coffee

We can’t think of a better way to start the day then with caffeine and inspirational quotes. Enter Three Commas Colombian coffee, founded by entrepreneurs Michael Chaffin and Mark Cuban (yes, the Mark Cuban). The direct trade, organic Colombian coffee, sold in 12 oz bags or 4 reusable K-Cups, each have a motivational quote from Mark Cuban on the bag. And if you need a little more inspiration, just remember the name three commas is because there are three commas in a billion. Sip hard, dream hard.  https://threecommas.com/collections/coffee , @threecommas 


Wake up and raise your mug as this Wednesday, September 29th is National Coffee Day. In honor of the day dedicated to our very favorite way to start our morning, we’re sharing some of our top picks from cold brew to lattes. 

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5 Miami Yoga Instructors Share Their Favorite Yoga Poses

It’s National Yoga Month and whether you’ve taken one yoga class or one hundred you likely have a yoga pose, or asana, that you love practicing (and some probably that make you want to drop down to child’s pose). While your admiration for a certain posture may change over time, it’s often that favorite pose that helps you best find stillness of the mind, grounds you down, and sometimes humbles you. 

We caught up with five of Miami’s top yoga instructors to find out what their favorite yoga pose is and why. Here’s what we learned. 

1. Dan Phalen

"For me yoga has always been a safe space for me to sit with myself. We develop so many patterns over the years and yoga has helped me be aware of the patterns that no longer benefit me. Being aware of them has gifted me the option to change those patterns and elevate myself out of the mud in the same way the lotus flower grows! In today’s society we are encouraged to accumulate and hoard but yoga has taught me that the more I carry the more I own the more I’m chained to that as my identity. For me I had to flip it and start over! That’s where my love for handstands was born. My physical expression of mentally rebelling against my learned habits and identity.”

Follow Dan on Instagram at @handstanddan and find him teaching at Modo Yoga Miami Beach and outdoors by the bay in Edgewater.

2. Jessica Rose Fisher

"I have a couple of favorite yoga poses, but I love adding Patita Tarasana or Shooting Star to my sequencing. It’s a posture that incorporates stretch, strength and balance! As you enter the pose, grounding your palm and lengthening through the crown of your head, peeling your heart open. A beautiful dance. Shooting Star adds a creative element to my flows, with that little boost of energy to endure one of my Power classes!!"

You can flow with Jessica at Anatomy or SOL Yoga. Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessicarosefish.

3. Lizzy Chiappy

"Handstands without a doubt are my favorite pose in yoga to practice. I’ve learned so much through my journey with handstands. Even though I’ve had a handstand for quite some time, there are still many days where it’s a struggle for me to find balance on my hands. I still have to work at them quite a bit and I still have to focus fully. Therefore, even though it’s my favorite pose it still keeps me very humble and reminds me that the work doesn’t stop just because I know how to do a certain pose. On the other hand, when I do find that perfect balance and I’m able to be still, upside down on my hands, it’s when I’m the most connected to my breath and the present moment."

Lizzy is the Co-Founder of Co-founder Casa Vinyasa Yoga Studio and Founder MYP Athletes. Follow Lizzy on Instagram at @lizzycfitness. 

4. Mimi Ghandour

"Warrior 2 or Vīrabhadrāsana is my favorite asana, but it hasn’t always been. When I first started practicing, it used to be unbearable for me to hold this pose. However, once I finally understood that nothing is permanent, I became comfortable in the uncomfortable on my mat and in my life. Now when I hold Warrior 2, I have more space between myself and my urges to get out of the discomfort. I’ve learned to recognize my discomfort, my feelings, feel them, watch them and stay in it until it passes." 

Mimi is the founder of mimiyoga.com where you take live online classes with her and you can also find her teaching at SOL Yoga. Follow Mimi on Instagram at @mimiyoga_official.

5. Megan Elizabeth

"For me I’ve hit the point in my life that the reason I get on my mat again and again every day is not to try to perfect the poses or because I love doing asanas. I do it because of how amazing I feel the rest of my day. So many people hear the word yoga and their mind takes them to an image of some posture, like down dog or a backbend. But the poses are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to practicing yoga. The postures are just one (of many) tools to help you connect with your higher self. We do them to help burn away the stress that comes with life and remember that we’re supposed to feel happy, calm and at peace. All that being said, my favorite pose is definitely Savasana, or corpse pose. It’s traditionally the final posture we take and it prepares us to slide into a state of meditation. Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment when you just finished a long deep hot intense sweaty practice and you're lying there in stillness, thoughtless, body vibrating as if each cell of my being is smiling. It’s like everything I did up until that point was to arrive there. Everything is perfect. Everything is as it should be. I always tell my students that Savasana is the most advanced pose and it’s true. To lie still, not move your body and most importantly not move your mind. It will heal you and rejuvenate you in more profound ways than any other posture."

Megan is the Co-Founder of Wynwood Yoga where you can find her teaching. Follow Megan on Instagram at @meganelizabethyoga.

It’s National Yoga Month and whether you’ve taken one yoga class or one hundred you likely have a yoga pose, or asana, that you love practicing (and some probably that make you want to drop down to child’s pose). While your admiration for a certain posture may change over time, it’s often that favorite pose that helps you best find stillness of the mind, grounds you down, and sometimes humbles you. 

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5 Body Oils for Sexy, Soft, and Smooth Skin

At some point, we’re not quite sure when, we ditched body lotion and began moisturizing with body oils. Given our hot and humid climate, one might think that body oils are too heavy for us Floridians, but the truth is, there are so many lightweight and fast-absorbing oils that they are in fact the perfect option to keep skin healthy and hydrated. The trick is to apply right after your shower, giving skin the ultimate glow-up. Here are our top 5 finds!

1. Versed Keep It Supple Body Oil 

First we fell in love with the mess-free, mist-on application of this quick-absorbing formula and then the delicate, floral scent of ylang ylang oil, one of many oils in this affordable body oil. This sustainable and clean brand blends sweet almond, macadamia nut, and coconut oils with nourishing calendula flower extract and vitamin E to keep skin supple. Hence the name. $15,  versedskin.com, @versed 

2. Jordan Samuel Skin Olio Per Il Corpo Body Oil 

Formulated by a former professional ballet dancer, the ingredient list reads more like a salad. Inspired by the Sicilian countryside it includes antioxidant rich, Grapeseed Oil and Tomato Extract along with anti-inflammatory Broccoli Seed Oil, Mango Citrus Fruit Blend, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Olive Leaf Extract among others.  Not only does this soothe our skin, but it has the most intoxicating, sweet-smelling Citrus scent  that does in fact transport you via your senses to Italy. $32, https://jordansamuelskin.com@jordansamuelskin 

3. African Botanics Firming Botanical Oil

Hydrate and firm with this 100% cold-pressed oil that combines the firming and restorative benefits of antioxidant rich and nutrient dense Pinotage Grape, Marula, Moringa, Kalahari Melon and Rose extract, which have firming and toning benefits. Ever so slightly scented this is our go to when we need a little extra firmness or spent too much time in the sun 

$130, Africanbotanics.com, @africanbotanics  

4. J.R. Watkins LOVE Body Oil Mist

This oil mist has a powerful blend of natural pink peppercorn and guarana, both of which may boost sexual desire and stimulation which is an added perk. It also hydrates with sunflower seed oil extracts, jojoba seed oil and apricot kernel oil along with summery scents peony and patchouli that left us loving how our skin felt. $15, jrwatkins.com@jr_watkins

5. NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep Body Oil 

Prepare your body and mind for a restful night with this oil that includes a complex blend of 19 essential oils to help you ease into sleep including English lavender, along with sweet basil and jasmine. The nourishing and skin softening blend also includes safflower oil, jojoba oil and rosehip oil to keep skin soft. $40, neomorganics.com, @neomorganics 

At some point, we’re not quite sure when, we ditched body lotion and began moisturizing with body oils. Given our hot and humid climate, one might think that body oils are too heavy for us Floridians, but the truth is, there are so many lightweight and fast-absorbing oils that they are in fact the perfect option to keep skin healthy and hydrated. The trick is to apply right after your shower, giving skin the ultimate glow-up. Here are our top 5 finds. 

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Get Ready for Serious Savings and an Insane New Wardrobe Thanks to Miami Sample

We’ve been keeping a secret, but in the interest of sharing is caring, we are going to let you in on it. It’s called Miami Sample, and it’s the best thing that has happened to our wardrobe. Miami Sample is an online sample sale site that offers the most incredible sales on top athletic wear brands, think Heroine Sport, Year of Ours, Beach Riot, Koral, APL sneaker and brace yourself because this Thursday, September 9, they are launching Adam Selman Sport at 12PM. There will be sizes ranging from XXS-XXL along with all types of inventory: bras, leggings, hoodies, crop tops, skirts, etc. and at crazy discounts, of course. 

We’ve been shopping the site since its initial launch and finally caught up with the Founder Bree Feibischoff to get the scoop on Miami Sample. 

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Miami Sample is the best kept secret (until now). Tell us a bit about how you got started? 

I moved to Miami From NYC in 2019 and found myself flying back to New York for sample sales on weekends. Sample Sales were a part of my daily schedule in NYC and I just couldn't understand how Miami didn’t have them. My background is advertising- I was a copywriter at an agency in New York. I figured, if I’m here with the NYC work ethic, a background in advertising and a cool idea, why not just go for it? I quit my job and decided to go all in on a concept that to me was a no-brainer. Who doesn’t like discounts?

You launched right when COVID shut things down. Did you have to pivot to online or was that always part of the plan?

Online sample sales were never really a thing! My store opened in March of 2020 and had a 2-hour wait to get into the first weekend we opened. After launching with such great momentum and then being told I had to close my doors two weeks later, I knew I had to pivot and make it work online. COVID created an environment where stores were canceling brands’ orders, and it gave a lot of the companies no choice, but to let us do the sales online. Brands didn’t really want to show sample sale prices online, but we got creative with ways of keeping it “exclusive” to our following.

Tell us how the sales work? VIP vs open to the public? 

We are open to the public for over 90% of our sales, but we do have a VIP program, called VICE, which not only grants our VICE members early access to our sales, but gives exclusive invitations to some of our smaller-inventory, high-demand sales.

In addition to the killer activewear and athleisure brands, you also have insane sales on accessories, home décor and top name designers? How do these collabs come to be? 

On the B2B side most of our sales and connections come from word of mouth. We’ve maintained great relationships with our partner brands which not only allows us to host great sales, but leads to most of our new sales which come from referrals. I am super picky with the brands we work with for being such a young company! I think it’s extremely important to work with brands that appeal to our customers and our own brand! I basically study our followers in my down time. What do they like? Who are they? Where are they from? Do they like trends or classics? Where do they vacation? LOL I want to know everything so that I can work with brands that they genuinely love. I’m obsessed with our insta-fam.

Dream sale?

Easy - Golden Goose. Our favorite types of sales are luxury items that most people don't splurge on, so that we can allow them to purchase at affordable price points without going too over their budget.

Tell us about you, Bree:

I’m a total weirdo. I hate water. I don’t sleep. California rolls only at a sushi restaurant. The epitome of unpopular opinions. I work all day long and love every second of it. I hate people that say “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” and yet I find myself saying it...all the time. I love to gamble. Let’s play craps!

What’s your favorite way to sweat? 

Any way as long as it’s while working out. And it doesn’t count unless it’s a LOT of sweat. But the second I’m sweating outside of a workout, in hot weather, sauna, meat sweats…. it’s game over. Find me the nearest shower ASAP.

Favorite studio(s)?

Solidcore has changed my body, but Tone House in NYC is where I will always return to if I want to feel humbled.

Favorite instructor’s class? 

Kira Stokes used to have a 90 minute class in NYC on Monday nights that turned into a 2.5 hour class weekly. We were all in it together and the class became a family. I haven’t found that in Miami yet, but you can find me at Solidcore every single day at 8:10 AM. Every instructor is equally successful at torturing me there!

Do you prefer solo workouts or are you more of a sweat-with-a-friend type of active? 

I’m actually a sweat-with-a-rando type of active. I’m so competitive by nature that I like to keep my friends separate from my workouts LOL. But give me a rando on a treadmill next to me at Barry’s and you better believe we will be racing the entire class. Or at least I’ll secretly be racing them.

Favorite healthy place to grab a bite? 

Pura Vida never fails.

How do you take your coffee? 

Often. Like 3 or 4 times a day. Iced with almond milk, no sugar.

What are three things we will never find you without? 

  1. Sweatpants
  2. My intern who happens to be a mini goldendoodle
  3. GUM. I never am not chewing gum!

Anything else you can share with us? 

If you ever see something when you’re shopping that you don’t want to spend the money on, slide into my DM’s. I’ll get you a sample sale. And if you ever find a great workout class in Miami, let me know, I’ll do it with you! Will never turn down a workout class :)

Be sure to follow Miami Sample on Instagram (@miamisample) as they post teasers, flash deals for followers and to stay tuned for the latest upcoming sales. And subscribe to their list online https://miamisample.com


We’ve been keeping a secret, but in the interest of sharing is caring, we are going to let you in on it. It’s called Miami Sample, and it’s the best thing that has happened to our wardrobe. We’ve been shopping the site since its initial launch and finally caught up with the Founder Bree Feibischoff to get the scoop on Miami Sample. 

Healthy Eating Miami

4 Healthy Spots To Fuel Your Body This Summer

Summer is in full swing and if you’ve been partaking in too many BBQs or boat days filled with beer, you might want to consider adding some nutritious bites back into your daily routine. Not only will your body delight in nutrient-dense meals, but maintaining a healthy, balanced diet can help fuel your workouts and keep you from crashing. And since we know meal prep doesn't always happen (if ever), here are some local spots to help you stay fit, healthy and full. 

1. Chicken Kitchen 

This is a Miami institution for a reason. Their Chop-Chop®  put healthy bowls on the map and their World Famous Mustard’n Curry® Signature Sauce is legendary. Chicken Kitchen only uses fresh, never frozen, all-natural & locally-sourced food and their chicken is always juicy, tender and white meat chicken breast (which is healthier than dark meat.) We’ve always marveled at the plethora of chicken that they have grilling at one time, not to mention the way in which the staff wields their knife to precisely dice it for the Chop-Chops® , Wrapito® and salads. If you’re looking for a healthy lunch or dinner, or even catering for a party, make sure to add Chicken Kitchen to the top of your list. And lucky for us, they have plans for 18 more stores in the next 18 months. 

Multiple locations, https://www.chickenkitchen.com, @chickenkitchen

2. Miami Squeeze 

Recently opened in Midtown Miami, you can stop in the new location of this North Miami staple for healthy wraps, salads, melts, juices, and smoothies. Try the Falafel Salad, Wrap Me Wrap, and Salmon Platter paired with iconic drinks like the Vitamin C juice, Mango Loco smoothie, and Mint Lemonade. We love the casual vibe along with the refreshing smoothies to help cool off in the summer heat.

Miami Squeeze Midtown, 3252 Midtown Blvd #117, Miami, FL 33137, http://miamisqueeze.com/, @miamisqueeze

3. Carrot Express

Brickell residents get ready - Carrot Express is opening in just a few weeks. Founded in 1993, Mario Laufer saw the lack of nutritious cuisine in Miami Beach and started serving a balance of delicious and healthy fare inside a gas station on Alton Road in South Beach. Nearly 20 years later, Carrot Express now has ten locations in South Florida including Aventura, Coral Gables, Midtown Miami, South Beach, Dadeland Miami, North Beach, Downtown Miami, Miami Shores, Boca Raton and Doral. We have so many favorites (tuna topped sweet potato being one) and are excited to try some of their newest additions, like the Middle Eastern Platter, Salmon Buddha Bowl, and Chicken Goddess Sandwich.

Multiple locations, https://eatcarrotexpress.com, @carrotexpress

4. FlyFuel 

From the creators who started Raw Republic, this Aventura spot offers a menu of ingredient driven bowls, nutritious salads, tropical and coffee based smoothies, and healthier treats for everyone on every diet (vegan, gluten-free, animal-based) at an affordable price. From the PB&A Acai Bowl made with acai, banana and peanut butter topped with granola, cacao nibs and banana to the Curry Bowl that is prepared with roasted chicken, warm quinoa, baby spinach, warm chickpeas, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, cilantro and curry yogurt sauce, you’ll leave feeling satisfied knowing you’re fueled up on healthy wholesome eats.

FlyFuel, 20804 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180, https://eatflyfuel.com, @flyfuel

Summer is in full swing and if you’ve been partaking in too many BBQs or boat days filled with beer, you might want to consider adding some nutritious bites back into your daily routine. Not only will your body delight in nutrient-dense meals, but maintaining a healthy, balanced diet can help fuel your workouts and keep you from crashing. And since we know meal prep doesn't always happen (if ever), here are some local spots to help you stay fit, healthy and full. 

National Hydration Day

Stay Fit, Stay Hydrated - 4 Ways To Replenish on National Hydration Day

It’s officially summer and it’s officially hot. The humidity is back in full effect making us even more susceptible to dehydration, which can show up as muscle pain and headaches, among other symptoms. In honor of National Hydration Day today, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to stay hydrated. 

1. Jovē 

This 100% purified water (pronounced Jo-V) is made with proprietary Advanced Cellular Hydration Technology™ that is clinically shown to provide proper skin and cellular hydration to support healthy, vibrant living. Jovē alkaline water goes down smoothly with pH 9.5+ and contains an exclusive patented liquid silica, an essential mineral that increases alkalinity. It is also charged with electrons, a primary source of energy for our body and cells. We love the one-liter sized bottles, which can be found at Publix and on Amazon. Drinkjove.com, @drinkjove


2. Aquarian Sky CBD Water

We’re fans of CBD for everything from muscle recovery to anxiety, so this sparkling water that combines medically researched, patent-pending Tanasi™ formula of CBD/CBDa along with 100 other cannabinoids excites us. This full-spectrum, CBD-infused bubbly beverage that is made under the stars in Florida with local, fresh ingredients and natural spring water, is not only vegan, but it also contains no sugar, no carbs, and no caffeine. Aquarian Sky Sparkling Water is available in four flavors, Original, Grapefruit, Mojito, and Black Cherry and can be purchased in six-packs for $30 and cases of 24 for $76. Aquariansky.co, @aquarianskyh2o


3. HALO Sport

Skip the popular sports drinks and opt for this lightly-flavored, reverse osmosis water with organic ingredients. HALO Sport is infused with lemon juice and re-mineralized with the brand’s bespoke formula of electrolytes, vitamins A, C and E, trace minerals and ionic magnesium harvested from Utah’s Great Salt Lake, as well as antioxidant rice Amla berry. Your body will be thanking you for keeping it hydrated and helping it fight against oxidative stress. It’s hard to choose our favorite flavor from their line up of Blood Orange, Pineapple, Peach, Lemonade, Black Cherry, Tangerine, Pink Lemonade, and Lime, but we do love that it’s only 10 calories per and has 2g of sugar per bottle. ($23.99/12 pack) halohydration.com, @halohydration 


Drink Your Vibes

Something as simple as a water bottle can make all the difference when trying to drink half your body weight in water. Drink Your Vibes bottle is a 1-liter, chic-looking, BPA-free bottle with a wide mouth that not only features timestamps to keep you on track of your water intake throughout the day, but also has a high vibe words like gratitude, health, love, abundance marked on the every hour starting at 8 am until 7 pm along with a refill reminder. $33, drinkyourvibes.com, @drinkyourvibes


It’s officially summer and it’s officially hot. The humidity is back in full effect making us even more susceptible to dehydration, which can show up as muscle pain, headaches among other symptoms. In honor of National Hydration Day today, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to stay hydrated. 

Father's Day Gift Guide

Shop For Pops - 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

When it comes to shopping for dad, let’s leave gifting him ties a thing of the past. Rather, this Father’s Day, help the male role model in your life look and feel his best with these five gifts that will certainly wow. 


1. Liteboxer

Yes, it’s a splurge, but dad deserves to be in frightening shape. Litboxer is not your ordinary punching bag. This freestanding, lightweight device is a first-of-its-kind fitness platform that provides a heart-pounding, full-body and sensory experience, boxing workout. By combining advanced gaming technology, music, and expert training all-in-one platform, dad will be ready to rumble. Liteboxer costs $1,495 and $29 for the subscription service, Liteboxer.com, @liteboxer


2. Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager

We’re pretty sure at some time in your life you’ve been a pain in dad’s neck. But we’ve found the perfect solution for stress related to nagging kids, work, or stress the body endures from a hard workout. For at-home or on-the-go relief this Shiatsu Massager for Neck and Back features 16 massager nodes that will provide instant relief of aches, knots, and muscle tension. With three strength modes and infrared heat, muscle tension will melt away. $46, Amazon.com 


3. Biography

Not all men are great at taking care of their skin, because let’s be honest, skincare can oftentimes be complicated and overwhelming. Enter Biography Few Words Oil. This luxurious face oil that is cruelty-free, paraben-free, free of fillers, mineral oils, preservatives, alcohol and water protects skin from razor burn, moisturizes itchy and dry skin, prevents ingrown hairs, bumps & nicks, and promotes beard growth. $52, Bazaar Project Coconut Grove, biographynyc.com, @dearbiography


4. Revtown

No dad jeans here. Revtown’s premium jeans are designed with the performance and comfort of athletic pants, but with the look and feel of designer jeans and are touted as “the most comfortable jeans on the planet.” Launched by former Under Armour executives, Revtown allows for shopping by fit as well as by using their online  “digital tailor” sizing tool, which offers 96% accuracy. Stylist and sustainable, 100% of all waste is recycled, and their denim is sustainably dyed using shrimp shells, orange peels, and nutshells – saving energy, water, and using fewer chemicals in the process. Jeans start at $79, Revtownusa.com, @revtown 


5. Mizzen+Main

You got him the jeans, now complete the look with Mizzen + Main, shirts designed to be wrinkle resistant, and featuring four-way stretch and moisture wicking fabric that will have dad looking and feeling cool. You can shop their dress shirts, but we suggest the Leeward Vacation Shirt (Classic or Trim fit) available in Blue and Green Palm Print, as it gives off that Miami vibe. $88,  mizzenandmain.com, @mizzenandmain 

When it comes to shopping for dad, let’s leave gifting him ties a thing of the past. Rather, this Father’s Day, help the male role model in your life look and feel his best with these gifts that will certainly wow. 

Miami-based Beauty

3 New Miami-Based Beauty Brands To Help Get Your Glow On

Check out these three Miami-based products to help you get your glow on.

1. Careen

We’re suckers for body oils so when we first heard about Careen’s vegan, plant, and sea-based line with no artificial fragrance and no artificial dyes, we had to check it out. We fell instantly in love with both the Renewing and Illuminating Body oils and have an equal affinity for the body scrubs and body soaks. Launched during the pandemic by Kristen Panebianco, Careen is perfect for soothing skin and detoxing sore muscles as the salt-based products combine Dead Sea, Epsom salt, Himalayan salt, and regular sea salt for deep detoxification.  Plus the packing, shipping, and bottling products are recyclable, and some elements, when noted, are compostable. Going the extra step, Careen also recycles all the waste from making the products and has a composting partnership with Compost for Life Miami for the products that use fresh fruit peels. https://www.careen.us, @careen.us 

2. NĀELI

This all-natural skincare company caught our attention with its simple yet chic packaging and “free-off” ingredient list -- free of harsh chemicals, paraben-free, MEA/DEA/TEA free, sulfate-free, dye-free, synthetic fragrance-free, phthalate-free, Dimethicone free, Silicone free resulting in us feeling worry-free about what we’re putting on our skin. The brand name NĀELI means “the truth will be revealed,” and they’ve set out to make the collection clean, effective, and affordable. The standout for us is the  4.25% Retinoid Collagen Night Moisturizer ($26) as its lightweight formula smoothes into the skin and delivers a collagen and elastin boost with its retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, and peptides. Plus the lemongrass scent makes the application a spa-like experience. https://naelinaturals.com, @naelinaturals 

3. CTRL

If you have sensitive skin, finding products that are effective yet non-irritating can sometimes be a challenge. Until now. CTRL created a collection of skincare (and some killer lipglosses) that uses effective and natural ingredients that target sensitive skin without feeling “too clinical” and are also affordable. The Rejuvenation Facial Polish uses amber granules to gently exfoliate skin and the honey and vanilla-infused polish is hydrating and soothing on the skin and the senses. And since there is no avoiding our hot, humid summers, the Paradise Smooth Moisturizing Gel, will be your new BFF. This oil-free formula is extremely lightweight, instantly absorbs, and doesn't leave you feeling greasy. It helps to minimize pores while keeping skin hydrated with botanical antioxidants like Snow Algae, Vitamin A-rich Cloudberry, and Caffeine, which also work to revive dull skin, support collagen and boost skin defenses. https://ctrlcosmetics.com, @ctrlcosmetic


Check out these three Miami-based products to help you get your glow on.

Miami Mother's Day Gifts

Celebrate Mom with These Miami-made Gifts

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9, and if you are stumped on what to get mom, don’t sweat it, we got you covered. From tie-dye essentials and phone chains to a customized bicycle, gift mom with anything from one of these locally-based brands to show her your love and appreciation and possibly win points as the favorite child in the family.

Live & Let Dye

We are addicted to Live & Let Dye and have a wardrobe to prove it. For the active mom, the workout T or workout towel is the perfect addition to step up her gym look. Or opt for a T-shirt or hoodie from their best-selling Spider collection. You can also try punching up her kicks with the brand's tie-dye shoelaces.  All pieces are hand-dyed with love in Miami by founder Andrea Carneiro. letsgetdye.com @letsgetdye 

Monde World 

Monde World’s #CountYourBlessings Phone Chains are a must-have item that mom might not know she needs, but trust us, she does. Created by Aliette Monde an artist, designer, and magic maker, one of our favorites from the collection are the heart chains, which feature 124 heart-shaped beads, in Red or Opaque,  Pink Sparkle, Pink Pearl, White Pearl, or Clear,  (totaling at approximately 22” inches long) that are all charged with crystal-infused holy water enhanced with seasonal flower essences, essential oils, and colognes. These high-vibes chains will allow mom to be hands-free and stylish while manifesting her dreams as #124 is an Angel number that comes as a message that cooperation and hard work are needed for the manifestation of your dreams. You can customize your chain with a saying, name, initials, or whatever your heart desires. etsy.com/alittemonde, @mondeworld_

Mumi Design 

Moms are often on the go which sometimes leaves little time for getting in all the nutrients they need to keep themselves nourished and in optimal health. Mumi Design’s Single Does Kit helps to solve that with their convenient, mess-free solution for taking powder supplements (such as protein, collagen, or pre-workout powders) on the go. Featuring 7 single-dose pouches and a wide mouth funnel for a mess-free transfer, the pouches are safely stored in a zip-up bag that is compact to fit into a purse, gym bag, tote, or glove compartment. Mumidesign.com, @mumidesign

OIYA

Gift mom and feed a child with the OIYA, a line of handmade accessories founded by Miami-based Brazilian model and entrepreneur Priscila Zoullas. OIYA donates a portion of each purchase of their colorful jewelry ranging from bracelets to earrings and necklaces to Share The Meal (an initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme). shopoiya.com, @shop.oiya 

Vivelo Bikes

Handmade in Wynwood, Vivelo’s handcrafted classic city bikes, beach cruisers, and choppers are one of a kind, just like mom. Choose from 16 different frame color options, fork, rims, tires, spokes, light, stem, handlebar, grips, brakes, crank, pedals, chain, chain cover, fenders, saddle, saddle springs, stickers, and seat post in all different colors making it totally customized to mom’s likes. Vivelo.com, @vivelobicycles  


Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9, and if you are stumped on what to get mom, don’t sweat it, we got you covered. From tie-dye essentials and phone chains to a customized bicycle, gift mom with anything from one of these locally-based brands to show her your love and appreciation and possibly win points as the favorite child in the family

Flow with Van Gogh

Flow with Van Gogh at Ice Palace Studios

Make Thursday mornings magical and flow with Van Gogh. The Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience has partnered with yoga, meditation, and mindfulness teacher Tiffany Levy, creator of Tifftopia Wellness (@Tifftopia), to offer an hour-long wellness practice inside the exhibit.

Take in the art and deep breaths every Thursday (through July), from 8:30 am - 9:45 am at the Ice Palace Studios at 1400 N. Miami Avenue. You can salute the sun under Starry Night and 300+ other iconic Vincent Van Gogh masterpieces as they swirl around you on projection-swathed walls wrapped in light and color that swirl, dance, and refocuses into flowers, cafes, and landscapes, completely immersing you inside the world and works of Van Gogh.   

Space is limited to respect COVID protocols, and you’ll need to bring your own mat. Tickets are on sale now on www.VanGoghMiami.com & Ticketmaster.com ($62.99).  

Make Thursday mornings magical and flow with Van Gogh. The Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience has partnered with yoga, meditation, and mindfulness teacher Tiffany Levy, creator of Tifftopia Wellness (@Tifftopia), to offer an hour-long wellness practice inside the exhibit.

CBD Products

Chill Out This 4/20 With These 10 CBD Infused Must-Haves

This global pandemic threw us all for a loop (to say the very least) and stress and anxiety have been at an all-time high. 4/20, a universal day to chill out, couldn't come at a better time, and to help you weed through all the options of CBD on the market, we share our top 10 picks that will help soothe you from head to toe. 


Sweet Sleep

Pure Craft Nano Infused Vegan Gummies are delicious fruit-flavored gummies, infused with USA-grown Nano-Optimized Broad Spectrum CBD,  are our new nightly to-go. Not only do they satisfy our sweet tooth, but also assist with sweet dreams. After a few nights of taking these, we definitely noticed more restful sleep. Be sure to take advantage of Pure Craft CBD’s 420 Day Promo by using code 420Day at checkout. Receive 15% off sitewide (some exclusions apply) through April 20, 2021. Purecraftcbd.com @purecraftcbd


Sun Safety

Nourish and protect your face from the sun and environment with La Gotta Antioxidant Facial Sunscreen with CBD. This sustainable, reef-safe, cruelty-free, CBD sunscreen is designed to fight inflammation, environmental pollution, and sun rays while healing the skin with CBD, vitamins, and antioxidants.  lagottaswimwear.com  @lagottaofficial


Hair Repair

Locks need a little love? VEGAMOUR GRO Hair Serum is a vegan and cruelty-free

serum with micro-encapsulated, full-spectrum CBD to help you achieve fuller-looking hair in as soon as 90 days. Formulated with the brand’s proprietary blend of concentrated mung bean, red clover, curcumin, and nicotiana benthamiana extracts, helps to reach the hair follicles at the root level and aid circulation to “more effectively to strengthen roots and increase the appearance of hair density, thickness, and volume.” Vegamour.com @vegamour 

 

Hand Helper

If your WOD is tearing up your hands, Elina Organics CBD Restoring Hand Cream will lend some help. This rich and nourishing, deep delivery formula with CBD and arnica extract will not only help reduce joint pain and stiffness but will also help to brighten the skin thanks to Vitamin C and birch juice. elinaorganics.com @elinaorganics


Bath Buddy

Whether it be the stress of the day or a tough workout, soothe your body with Resilience Recover CBD Bath Bomb. CBD combines with menthol, Dead Sea salts, eucalyptus, and spearmint essential oils to create a mineral-rich bath that helps sore and achy muscles recover after your toughest days. We love that there are no synthetic fragrances, dyes, or preservatives. resiliencecbd.com @resiliencecbd 


Muscle Recovery


If anyone knows about muscle aches and pains, it’s champion, MMA great Conor McGregor, who is also the founder of TIDL. So when you feel like you went a little too hard, chill out with  TIDL Sport Plant-Powered Cryotherapy Topical Spray (including CBD), which delivers powerful relief through cryotherapy and novel plant science, addressing pain and inflammation directly at the source. Tidlsport.com @tidlsport


Another muscle soother we instantly fell in love with is, HERO CBD Oil + DMSO Roll-On for Pain Relief & Inflammation. First for its no mess roller-ball applicator, and then once we began using it nightly on our legs with our favorite De La Heart Lymphatic Drainage Tool. Infused with a strong dose of CBD, 1500 mg of Full Spectrum CBD oil, to fight pain and inflammation along with DMSO. DMSO quickly penetrates the skin, acts as an anti-inflammatory, as well as acts as a delivery system for the Hemp Oil into the bloodstream. This lightweight, non-greasy oil, works well for joint-, hip-, knee- pain, arthritis, sciatica, menstrual cramps, tension headaches, twisted ankles, and other injuries and aches (or for prepping skin for lymphatic drainage!). https://www.herowse.com @hero_wse


Monthly Relief

Ladies, for those of you that experience monthly menstrual pain, The Ritual is a 1,200 mg Full Spectrum CBD balm devoted to minimizing the pain that comes with your period. 

Formulated with non-GMO, pesticide-free, organically grown U.S. hemp to soothe your aches, the company also donates a portion of proceeds to help The Last Prisoner Project and The Period Movement. Enufperiod.com, @enufperiod


Bedroom Bestie

To quote George Michael’s I Want Your Sex “sex is natural, sex is fun...” except when there’s discomfort. Enter: Foria Awaken Arousal Oil with CBD, a topical that works with your body to enhance pleasure, ease discomfort, and help make great sex even better with a blend of broad-spectrum CBD and organic botanicals. Awaken was designed to support sexual wellness for women and people with vulvas – solo or with a partner. Foriawellness.com @foriawellness 

Foot Fatigue


If the weekly miles you're logging on the treadmill, track or trail have your feet longing for some relief,  CBDfx CBD-Infused Foot Masks which are vegan, non-GMO and PETA-certified, will rejuvenate tired feet. These easy to use and quick to soothe masks slip on like socks and soften skin with coconut oil and sweet almond oil while the lavender with 50mg of broad spectrum, organically grown hemp  provide anti-inflammatory benefits. cbdfx.com, @cbdfx_


This global pandemic threw us all for a loop (to say the very least) and stress and anxiety have been at an all-time high. 4/20, a universal day to chill out, couldn't come at a better time, and to help you weed through all the options of CBD on the market, we share our top 10 picks that will help soothe you from head to toe. 

Gluten-Free Miami Eats

No Wheat? No Problem! 8 Spots for Gluten-Free Eats

If you’ve sworn off gluten because you have a sensitivity, allergy, or intolerance, or simply want to give your gut a break from wheat, barley, or rye, the most common forms of gluten (which are found in pretty much everything these days), don’t fret. You can still eat out with ease. Here we explore 8 places that you can partake in a full meal as well as satisfy your sweet tooth - all without gluten-containing grains. 

Dora Gluten Free (Coral Gables)

This is the only fully dedicated gluten-free restaurant in Miami. Get a hamburger and fries for a fulfilling meal or opt for some, croquetas (ham and chicken, and vegan). Finish off your meal with desserts including lemon loaves, key lime pie (also available in dairy-free), cinnamon rolls (also available in guava and Nutella), or some brownies and cookies. They now offer shipping on their gluten-free goodies. @doraglutenfree

Carrot Express (multiple locations)

With an extensive menu of good-for-you eats, from smoothies to bowls to platters, Carrot Express has a number of gluten-free options for those avoiding wheat. Be sure to check out the Shaved Kale Brussels Sprout Salad, Pesto Salmon, Mahi Mahi, BBQ Chicken Platter, or Grilled Chicken Platter for lunch or dinner. @carrotexpress

Coyo Taco (multiple locations)

Don’t get sidelined when your crew hits this local taco institution because of your dietary restrictions. Opt for the new “secret menu” option, the Yogi Bowl (available through the end of April). This delight for gluten-free, vegetarians, and vegans alike, consists of layers of mixed greens, quinoa salad, roasted cauliflower and mushrooms, avocado, pickled red onions, jalapeños, citrus slaw, pico de gallo, and toasted pepitas. You can add salsa and proteins if desired. @coyotaco

Thatch (Midtown)

Pop into the market for a smoothie, a grab-and-go bite, or dine-in for lunch or dinner at this plant-based establishment with an extensive gluten-free offering. From salads to bowls, to gluten-free pad Thai and the not-to-be-missed Shattered Potatoes, you will not leave hungry. For brunch seekers, be sure to try the banana almond pancakes. @thatchmiami

And you can satisfy your gluten-free sweet tooth here:

The Chocolate Chip Bakery (Midtown)

This newcomer to Midtown, offers vegan, gluten-, soy-, refined sugar-,GMO-free cookies, brownies and baked goods that will frankly blow your mind. We stopped in to purchase one of everything and we simply couldn’t choose a favorite from the selection cookies, banana bread, and a light and fluffy sweet potato bun. We were already pre-caffeinated when we dropped in, so we passed on the iced latte, but we’ll be back as they looked just as good as the baked goods.  @thechocolatechipbakery

Bunnie Cakes (Doral) 

This cupcake mainstay that just moved their operations to Doral is the OG in vegan and gluten-free cupcake and cakes. You can stop in (or opt for delivery) to choose from a variety of flavors including some cookies and cream, red velvet, funfetti, key lime, dulce no leche, coconut, and more. Bunnie Cakes can also customize your order for cupcakes, cakes, and mini cakes all to be gluten -free. @msbunniecakes

Purely Baked By Sarah (delivery)

If you’re a fan of the Kardashians, you may have seen their obsession with olive oil cakes and cupcakes. Now you can get your very own from this local baker, who sells all organic, dairy-free, gluten-free and parve, cakes in a selection of flavors like original olive oil, chocolate, chocolate chip, guava (with coconut or without), and lemon poppy seed (with lemon glaze on top). Place your order via Instagram DM and choose to pick up your goods at the Fresh Market Parking lot in Aventura or opt for delivery. @purelybakedbysarah

The Oats Guy (delivery)

When we saw The Oats Guy’s stunning creations pop-up on our Instagram, we thought it was another case of ‘looks good, but can’t eat’ situation. Then we learned that these donuts can all be made gluten-free (as well as vegan and sugar-free if you’re so inclined) we dropped a DM and eagerly checked out the weekly menu of these oatmeal rings. We received a quick reply via a very accommodating baker and our donuts were delivered with care. They taste more cake-y than fried donuts (which is fine by us because we actually don’t like fried dough) and each creation looked (and tasted) better than the next. You can tell and taste there is a lot of love that goes into making these by the attention to detail each ring has. @theoatsguy

If you’ve sworn off gluten because you have a sensitivity, allergy, or intolerance, or simply want to give your gut a break from wheat, barley, or rye, the most common forms of gluten (which are found in pretty much everything these days), don’t fret. You can still eat out with ease. Here we explore 8 places that you can partake in a full meal as well as satisfy your sweet tooth - all without gluten-containing grains. 

Stretch Zone South Florida

Stretch Yourself to Better Health & Performance

2020 took a toll on many things including the way in which we moved our bodies. Working from home led to hours of sitting at sometimes unconventional desks (hello, dining room table) and with gyms closed, we had to rely on at-home workouts. Even if we were able to motivate ourselves to move, our bodies bore the brunt and our muscles were left tight and sore.  Stretching is a crucial step in our performance and skipping it can lead to aches and pains and impaired athleticism and even impaired sleep.   

Enter Stretch Zone, an assisted stretching studio dedicated to lengthening your muscles in order to increase your flexibility and range of motion, balance you out, improve your posture, keep you in peak athletic performance, keep injuries at bay, and have you walking taller. And if that isn’t enough, regular stretching can also reduce stress.  

With 20+ locations in South Florida alone, we checked out the Coral Gables location (3138 Ponce de Leon Blvd) for their free assessment, which is offered to all first-time guests. 

Even with yoga 4-5 a week, we were surprised how much we needed this session and learned that Stretch Zone is designed to help functional flexibility. 

Before getting started you’ll discuss with your Stretch Therapist what type of exercise(s) you do, a little about your lifestyle and if there is any area that you’d like to work on. For us, it was our lower back and hamstrings (we may be guilty of not stretching after running).

Next you lie down on a bed (sanitized before and after each client) where all the stretching is done. There is a belt/strap that goes over your waist to hold you in place when things get twisty; all of Stretch Zone’s equipment is patented.  

Your Stretch Therapist will guide you through a series of exercises to get a baseline of how your body moves and how tight you are before creating a program customized for your body and your goals.  

As you work through the stretches, your Stretch Therapist will ask you to share, on a scale of 1-10, how difficult the movement is for you. You hold each stretch for a few seconds and go through each exercise three times, with the goal of going deeper each stretch. During our session, we worked our anterior and posterior chain of muscles as balance is key in stretching… and life.

By the time we were done, our lower back pain was eased, we felt lighter and taller, and became firm believers that regular Stretch Zone sessions are the perfect addition for anyone’s wellness routine. 


2020 took a toll on many things including the way in which we moved our bodies. Working from home led to hours of sitting at sometimes unconventional desks (hello, dining room table) and with gyms closed, we had to rely on at-home workouts. Even if we were able to motivate ourselves to move, our bodies bore the brunt and our muscles were left tight and sore. Stretching is a crucial step in our performance and skipping it can lead to aches and pains and impaired athleticism and even impaired sleep.

Jill Black Microcurrent Facial

A Workout For Your Face: Jill Black’s Holistic Microcurrent Facial

While we are firm believers of it’s what's inside that matters, we also feel that there is nothing wrong with enhancing your exterior in whichever way you see fit to make you feel your best. So when we learned that Jill Black, a holistic health practitioner, microcurrent facialist, and energy healer, relocated from New York, we booked an appointment for a microcurrent facialist to see what all the buzz was about. 

Upon meeting Jill in her Wynwood location, which is flood with natural light, we got situated, and then she began to clean our face with micellar water. Then she applied a gel that was a mix of aloe, hyaluronic acid, and peptides, which acts as a conductor for the microcurrent wands. After massaging the gel into our face and chest, Jill explained that she will do three passes with the wands over our face and décolleté, each pass with a stronger pulse of microcurrent that she ensured we wouldn’t even feel. 

Micro-current stimulates your skin to make its own fibroblasts of collagen and elastin, and the small pulses of microcurrents simultaneously exercise the muscles of the face, resulting in a tighter more lifted appearance. It also helps to restore the convexities of the face, counteracting the sagging, drooping muscles, and wrinkles that occur when we age. Basically, it fills out your face in the best possible way. 

If the thoughts of small electrical pulses scare you, don’t fear, you will not feel a thing, other than a soothing wand or gentle massage. The entire experience was super relaxing. If we weren’t so busy chatting Jill’s ear off about our shared passion for holistic lifestyle as well as her other service that intrigues us like muscle testing, we could have fallen asleep. 

When we were finished we were beyond thrilled with the results. Our skin was tight, toned, and lifted and remained in this state for a few days. For the best results, Jill recommends five treatments, one per week, and then once a month for maintenance. Single sessions are $250 and a package of five is $1200. 

A few pointers before you book: drink a lot of water the day before as it helps the conduction of electricity and enhances the treatment by allowing your glow to linger longer. Also, if you’ve recently had Botox or fillers, you need to wait two weeks before you book your appointment. 

To book your appointment, visit jillblackholistic.com, call (347) 552-7328, email jill@jillblackholistic.com or message her on Instagram @jillblack_holistic.


While we are firm believers of it’s what's inside that matters, we also feel that there is nothing wrong with enhancing your exterior in whichever way you see fit to make you feel your best. So when we learned that Jill Black, a holistic health practitioner, microcurrent facialist, and energy healer, relocated from New York, we booked an appointment for a microcurrent facialist to see what all the buzz was about. 

Phat Buddah Miami

Phat Buddha Launches New Miami Inspired Activewear Collection

One can never have too much athletic wear, especially when it’s seamless, sustainably made,  hugs the body in just the right way, and is universally flattering on different body shapes and sizes. That’s why we’re so excited to hear about Phat Buddah’s newest collection, which not only checks all those boxes but is also inspired by Miami. We were lucky enough to catch up with Phat Buddah Founder and recent Miami resident, Alissa Benishai, who gave us some insight into her new collection and her life. 

For those that don’t know Phat Buddha, can you give us a little background on your line of activewear?

Phat Buddha is a globally loved active fashion brand, specializing in seamless and sustainable technology. We created a product that bridges the gap between activewear and everyday fashion. The purpose of developing this brand was to allow myself and others to “get out of our own way.”  

As women, our bodies are ever-changing based on stress, post/pre-pregnancy, sleep, exercising, etc. We created seamless fabrication that molds to the body. Phat Buddha is about feeling good from the inside out, not about conforming into a garment.  NO MATTER HER MOVEMENT, #wemovewithyou.


We read that you did a 3-month Bikram intensive training, do you still practice? 

Yes, I practice every day. Due to the pandemic restrictions, I started self-practice and incorporated some moves after my streaming Tracy Anderson Method.

You’ve done collaborations with some big fitness industry names like Tracy Anderson. Who is another dream collaborator you would love to work with? 

Currently, I am grateful for all my exclusive partnerships because they are in line with Phat Buddha’s mission and have some MAJOR surprises coming up in 2021 extending our range and pushing the athleisure marketplace envelope. I would love to work with Drake. Not only is he reputable, and an inspirational artist, he is a true philanthropist to the Miami community. Expansion and collaboration into Men's wear through OVO would be a dream, and music has always inspired me to move. 

You recently moved to Miami and your newest collection is inspired by the Magic City, tell us more about the vibe of "Back To Basics, Miami Edition”?

My new collection is called “Back to Basics, Miami Edition”. The focus is on real women with real bodies, with an affordable price point. On February 8th, 2021, we launched Back to Basics, Miami Edition. The collection is seamless driven, sustainable, price-conscious, and size-inclusive. The collection features simple silhouettes with a fashion-forward flare that embraces YOUR BODY, YOUR MOVEMENT because #WEMOVEWITHYOU. We are spreading our NYC love to the streets of Miami. As was our philosophy in New York, we have named each garment after a street in Miami. We are very thankful to the Miami community for welcoming us with open arms and look forward to what new adventures tomorrow will bring.

A portion of proceeds from online sales is donated to charity. Can you share which ones and how you chose those?

During the last ten months, while working from my family home in Miami, we were able to touch the lives of those that needed a “feel good” moment, be it in their clothing, workouts, IGTV, REELS, videos, podcasts, etc.

Through my contact with my “Phat Buddha” community, I determined that the two biggest challenges brought about by the Pandemic were mental health and food. It was this realization that stirred me to draft a plan, reaching out to influencers, friends, CEO’s in our community and beyond to repost about Feeding America and supporting the JED Foundation

Phat Buddha, as a result, created a movement with the sole purpose of building a brand dedicated to “giving back.” Feeding America because when I walked to the kitchen my father asked me one morning what “kind” of milk I wanted, I had a selection. I had options, thousands of people did not have food. Hundreds of thousands of people were hungry, out of work and schools were closed so lunches were not served to children. The Jed Foundation, because I personally have struggled with mental health challenges that the world was facing at a high rate due to the pandemic.

Where can StayFit305 readers find PhatBuddha?

@phatbuddhawearwww.phatbuddhawear.com 


Quick Fire Questions:

Coffee or tea? 

Coffee Coffee Coffee, Cafe Bustello to be exact, and then Kombucha

Beach or pool? 

Do I have to choose? Beach

South Beach or Brickell? 

Brickell

Bal Harbour or Design District? 

Bal Harbour all the way

Early bird or night owl? 

Trick question, I don’t sleep. Prefer the mornings when everything is quiet and serene. And I get my best work done on Sundays.

Netflix or book? 

Neither (don’t tell my parents) I read news articles and listen to music

Favorite place to sweat in Miami? 

Beach

Favorite place to pamper in Miami? 

The Standard, Gee Beauty and Lymphatic/Fascia services.

Most looking forward to in 2021….

Balance. Investment. Growth. Giving back more to the community


One can never have too much athletic wear, especially when it’s seamless, sustainably made, hugs the body in just the right way, and is universally flattering on different body shapes and sizes. That’s why we’re so excited to hear about Phat Buddah’s newest collection, which not only checks all those boxes but is also inspired by Miami. We were lucky enough to catch up with Phat Buddah Founder and recent Miami resident, Alissa Benishai, who gave us some insight into her new collection and her life. 

peanut butter products

6 Peanut Products Packing a Nutritional Punch

If there was a Peanut Butter Anonymous, we’d be a part of the program. No matter the form -  raw, butter, or even powder -  we don’t discriminate. As far as nutrition goes, peanuts pack quite a punch with approximately 7 grams of protein per ounce, making them a great choice when looking for something to keep you satisfied. And while 14 grams of fat per serving might scare some off, most of the fats in peanuts are good fats and will keep your blood sugars low and keep you from getting hangry. 

All in the name of research we tested a selection of peanut butter products to deliver our top 6 (narrowing it 5 was just too hard!)

1. Brooklyn Roasting

Coffee and peanut butter don't sound like they’d be a good match, but the folks at Brooklyn Roasting dared to combine the two. The result is a delicious peanut butter infused with fresh roasted Turkish ground single-origin coffee. We tried the Ethiopian Natural Peanut Butter and our taste buds freaked out in the best possible way. This creamy spread has a deliciously nutty flavor combined with coffee and you can taste the most delectable hint of blueberry thanks to the Ethiopian natural processed coffee. https://brooklynroasting.com, @brooklynroasting

2. R.E.D.D. Peanut Butter Protein Bar

With a soft, cookie dough-like texture this bar is packed with superfoods, adaptogenic mushrooms, probiotics, and 10g of plant-based protein, and a perfect peanutty flavor. These bars are chock full of peanuts and are gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO and Kosher and  https://www.reddbar.com, @reddbar

3. Catalina Crunch Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal

With zero sugar, non-GMO, grain-free, and 100% vegan, we were shocked by how crunchy, flavorful, and frankly irresistible this cereal is. While we admit we didn’t go for the traditional milk and cereal in a bowl, rather we ate it by the handful or sprinkled on acai bowls, this cereal uses seven plant proteins and fibers that are designed to keep you full longer and promote gut health. And the Catalina Crunch Peanut Butter Cookies, those are a must-try, too! https://us.catalinacrunch.com, @catalinacrunch

4. Quinn Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets

These gluten-free, crunchy peanut butter-filled pretzels have been a go-to snack of ours for some time now. The little pillow-looking pretzels have a crunchy exterior with creamy peanut butter filling inside, and use whole grain sorghum, an ancient whole grain that is naturally gluten-free and better for the environment.  https://www.quinnsnacks.com, @quinnsnacks

5. Organic PBfit Peanut Butter Powder

If you’re like us and have a hard time putting the spoon down and walking away from the jar, then this powder formula gives you goodness without the guilt. With just three ingredients including gently pressed roasted peanuts, coconut palm sugar, and a pinch of salt, it has 87% less fat and ⅓ the calories of traditional peanut butter. Just add water and mix to get a creamy texture that you won’t want to put down. https://pbfit.com, @betterbodyfoods

6. Gr8nola Peanut Butter Granola

When two of our favorite snacks, peanut butter and granola, collide AND give back, we consider that a major win. That’s why we are fans of this woman-owned BIPOC superfood granola brand, who has partnered with Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation initiative uniting girls to change the world. 8% of all Peanut Butter sales will be donated to Girl Up. Five girl leaders were chosen to work alongside gr8nola’s founder Erica Liu Williams to bring this flavor to market - from ideation to launch. Through this partnership, Gr8nola strives to inspire young women to achieve gr8ness by giving these girls real-world entrepreneurial experience, while supporting Girl Up's mission to achieve gender equality worldwide. https://www.gr8nola.com, @gr8nola

If there was a Peanut Butter Anonymous, we’d be a part of the program. No matter the form - raw, butter, or even powder - we don’t discriminate. As far as nutrition goes, peanuts pack quite a punch with approximately 7 grams of protein per ounce, making them a great choice when looking for something to keep you satisfied. And while 14 grams of fat per serving might scare some off, most of the fats in peanuts are good fats and will keep your blood sugars low and keep you from getting hangry. 

Recovery South Florida

8 South Florida Places & Practitioners to Visit in 2021 to Help Your Body Recover

Relax your mind and soothe your body after a tough workout at one of these eight places around South Florida.


Body Project Movement

When the lactic acid builds up in your muscles, you not only get sore, but you also retain water. Alexander Erickson’s Miracle Touch Massage combines Lymphatic Drainage massage techniques with modeling massage to reshape the body flushing out excess water and toxins, smooths the skin, and leaves you looking lean. Alex’s magic hands and technique provide immediate slimming without surgery. 

  • Location: South Beach or services provided in-home

Body Roll Studio

Looking to roll away stress, cellulite, muscle aches and move your lymphatic system, but not into a hands-on massage? Then this studio is for you. With machines that consist of rollers on a rotating drum that make a predetermined number of revolutions per minute, you just sit and let the machines do the work. ​It’s the ultimate hand-free foam rolling experience. 

  • Location: South Beach

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

The only resort in South Florida fully dedicated to wellness, Carillon is a mecca for recovery and relaxation. Their state of the art spa now also offers touchless-spa treatments including the Prism Light Pod, a full-body deep red light therapy pod that helps accelerate healing and recovery by 4 to 10 times faster than your body’s restoration process

  • Location: Mid-Beach 

Dr. Elizabeth Trattner

A visit to South Florida’s most sought-after acupuncturist can help reset your body and mind. Dr. Trattner, who has worked with Miami Dolphins players as well as helped Shannon Briggs become a heavyweight champion, can treat a myriad of ailments and health issues, and help athletes reduce inflammation, tissue repair, increase range of motion, as well as improve circulation, and relax muscles through acupuncture. Red light therapy is also used in conjunction with needles when needed. A Doctor of Chinese and Integrative Medicine, if there is something else that’s not aligning in your body, Dr. Trattner can help identify and treat it. 

  • Location: North Miami

Athletix Rehab & Recovery

Whether you're a professional athlete or weekend warrior, when your body takes a beating Athletix Rehab & Recovery will help get you back in working order. With a wide range of services including physical therapy, stretching, Graston Technique, Voodoo Floss Bands, Kinesio Taping, and more, everything you need to feel your best is under one roof. 

  • Locations: Coral Gables, Davie, Deerfield

Miami Sports Chiropractic & Yoga Center

Being in pain is never fun, so if you find ache and pains in your back, neck, or body, a trip to Dr. Sandra Doman can set you straight. Dr. Doman is a chiropractor and registered yoga teacher who has created a way of eliminating orthopedic pain without drugs and surgery through an integrated approach that uses different types of manipulation and often utilizes “non-cracking” methods along with yoga as a form of therapy to help musculoskeletal injuries. Some of her services include chiropractic spinal manipulation, Physical therapy modalities, Active Release Techniques® (ART, 2013-2014), Yoga for injury prevention and athletic performance, Massage Therapy & Trigger Point, and Sport-specific Exercise.

  • Location: Aventura 

Nuvo You

If you’re looking for a boost this Medical Spa IV hydration therapy 

center is your one-stop for recovery, wellness, and weight loss. Choose from the Pre/Post-Workout Rebuild, an infusion of essential vitamins, Zinc, Magnesium, and L-Carnitine, which helps to repair muscle, rehydrate, and keep metabolism healthy, or get a LipoLean injection, a combination of B-Complex Vitamins, MIC, and L-Carnitine to boost metabolism and trim extra weight. 

  • Location: Mid Beach

Reset Cryotherapy

If you’re looking to have tighter skin, less pain, increased energy and metabolism, and a glowing complexion, a trip to Reset is in order. From ice baths and cryotherapy to infrared sauna and Boa compression therapy, you’ll walk out feeling, well, reset. 

  • Location: South Beach 

Relax your mind and soothe your body after a tough workout at one of these eight places around South Florida.

Fitbox Method

Try One of These 10 Miami Boxing Studios in 2021

Step into one of these ten Miami studios and punch and kick your way into a better mood!

5th Street Gym

This boxing landmark on Miami Beach dates back to 1950 and with its history of famous boxers (Muhammad Ali used to frequent), 5th Street Gym is as real as it gets. Now offering daily traditional boxing classes, you can also take advantage of Thai boxing, Kong boxing, Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do classes. 

  • Location: Miami Beach

Body & Soul Boxing

This open-air boxing gym is a favorite among the Gables crowd. At Body & Soul Boxing, you'll feel like you've stepped into a training session for an upcoming bout as you grind, punch, and sweat your way through one of their all levels classes.

  • Locations: Coral Gables

CKO Kickboxing

Get ready to punch, kick and sweat at this Brickell studio. First-timers to the studio will be given a rundown on punching and kicking combinations before the high-intensity workout begins. Expect bag work, body weight, and core exercise all in the hour-long class. 

  • Location: Brickell

Equinox

With 5 locations across South Florida, the newest addition at Brickell Heights offers Boxing that you don’t want to miss. In this technique-based class, you’ll punch heavy bags, and utilize speed bags, focus pads, and jump ropes for calorie-torching cardio and upper body workout that will leave you in fighting shape. 

  • Locations: Coral Gables, South Beach, Brickell, Brickell Heights 

Sobe Kick

This West Ave hideout is a favorite for many on the beach. This no frills, high-impact studio, focuses on results, which is why it has become a favorite for guests. In addition to their studio sessions, try their virtual membership for an at home sweat.

  • Location: Miami Beach

Fitbox Method

Whether you choose a 45-or 60-minute class, prepare to get in a full-body workout that includes improving your technique while shaping, toning, and sculpting your upper and lower body. Through a mix of cardio boxing and resistance training, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and circuit training, boxing moves are fundamental to each class. 

  • Location: Edgewater

Knockout Miami

Knockout offers a wide range of cardio boxing classes designed to work your full body. Certain classes focus on specific areas ie upper body, lower body, legs, booty, and core, but no matter what class you sign up for, be prepared to work.  

  • Location: Doral

Mickey Demos

This traditional boxing club, run by Mickey Demo, son of Mickey Demos Sr, is University of Miami’s Sports Hall of Fame member representing the boxing program, the real deal ring will turn you into a skilled and fit fighter. Bring a friend on Saturdays to the community class at 10 AM.

  • Location: Miami

Punch Elite Fitness

Step in front of the bag or get into the ring with these elite boxing professional-led classes that focus on the fundamentals of boxing.  From bag work and drills to free weights and core work, you’ll get a full-body workout and fighter's mentality. 

  • Location: Edgewater

Tapout Fitness

Tapout fuses the discipline of boxing with the energy of cardio, weight training, and HIIT, all classes are designed to deliver an experience that is challenging and rewarding, no matter your age, fitness level, or background.

  • Locations: Coral Gables, Downtown, Pembroke Pines

Step into one of these Miami studios and punch and kick your way into a better mood!

National Keto Day January 5

10 Tasty Snacks to Celebrate National Keto Day

There are many different diets, or as we prefer to say ‘ways of eating.’ Truth be told, we’ve tried A LOT of them in a quest to discover what works best for our own body. And that’s the key, not every style of eating is for everyone i.e. there is no one size fits all when it comes to food.  Whether it be based on your lifestyle, workouts, dietary restrictions, level of commitment, or other factors, finding what works for YOU, not your friends, not your partner, not your sister’s-cousin’s-co-worker’s-aunt, but you. 

With all that said, if you’re interested in trying the Keto Diet, you can kick it off on National Keto Day, which is January 5. The Keto Diet principles are based on a low carb, low sugar, high fat, moderate protein consumption. There are plenty of keto calculators online that can help you figure out your ratios, if interested. We’ve dabbled in Keto and found success with it. There are many different ways to “do keto”, but we prefer to keep it ‘clean’ focusing on high-quality organic, grass-fed meats, wild, fatty fish like salmon and sardines (yes, sardines!),  healthy oils, nuts and seeds, and getting our carbohydrates and fiber from lots and lots of low-starch veggies and leafy greens. Eating a plate of bacon, greasy burger, and creamer-laden coffee, while yes, still Keto, yet violates our personal health ideology. But again, if that works for you, you do you!

While eating whole fresh foods is always our goal no matter what way of eating we’re adhering to, let’s be honest, snack attacks hit. In honor of National Keto Day, we’re sharing some of our favorite keto-friendly snacks and treats that are keto-compliment and downright delightful. 

Savory

Prevail Jerky - The combination of protein and fat will keep you full so when hunger strikes, grab a bag of PREVAIL Jerky, which we love because it is devoid of harmful additives like soy, preservatives, sugar, nitrates, and MSG.  Using premium 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, it is gently sweetened with coconut sugar making it Paleo-certified, Keto-certified. Plut it is gluten-free and Celiac Certified, non-GMO, with no added antibiotics, no added hormones, no added nitrates or preservatives. They have unique flavors to choose from too, like Lemongrass and Umami. https://prevailjerky.com/ @prevailjerky

Fat Snax - Having a hard time giving up your cheesy cracker addiction? No problem. Simply swap them for Fat Snax, low carb crackers made from a base of almond flour, coconut flour, and butter. They are available in three flavors - Original, Cheddar, and Everything (But the Carbs!), are gluten-free and do not contain artificial ingredients, preservatives, or sweeteners. https://fatsnax.com, @eatfatsnax

Biena - We’re already a huge fan of Biena’s Chickpea snacks so when we found out about their new Biena Keto Puffs we had to give them a try. These new puffs are the first plant-based Keto Puff on the market, made from chickpeas and lentils and  5 grams of plant protein per serving. They have a satisfying crunch and texture but don’t expect a cheesy flavor like other artificially, toxic orange ones on the market, rather a mild and pleasing flavor. BienaSnacks.com  @beinasnacks

Daily Nuts & Fruit - We’ve never met a nut we didn’t like (some might say it’s an addiction), so grabbing a handful of roasted almonds has always been our go-to. What we love at these 72 hour Just Roasted Almonds is that they dry roast the almonds in small batches, steam roasted, which means no chemical processing once they receive your order, so they are as fresh as possible. Place your order, and they get to roasting and ship them to you all within 72 hours so you can get snacking. https://dailynutsandfruits.com  @dailynutsandfruits 

Lemonette - If you’re looking to dress up your veggies try Lemonette’s refreshing lemon-based gourmet salad dressing. These lemon-based alternatives to vinegar-, cream-, or soy-based dressings, Lemonette Mediterranean-inspired dressings are vinegar-free, gluten and dairy-free, vegan, non-GMO Project Verified, and contain no sugar (or sweeteners of any kind), no artificial colors or preservatives, and no MSG’s. Choose from four flavors including Mediterranean Herb, Italian Herb, Lemon Garlic, and Zesty Cumin, which can be used on warm or cold salads, as well as marinades for grilling sauces. https://lemonettedressings.com  @lemonettedressings

Sweet

Lily’s Sweets - If you think that you can’t indulge in chocolate while following a Keto diet, think again. Lily’s Sweets has a line of chocolate that is stevia-sweetened allowing you to get your fix. The company sources non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients harvested through Fair Trade practices and ensures every product is free of refined or processed sugars. From Chocolate Bars to baking essentials, and even dark chocolate peanut butter cups (our favorite), you’re sure to find something that satisfies your sweet tooth. https://lilys.com @lilys_sweets

So Nourished - Granola is our Achilles heel so thankfully we found  So Nourished, which offers low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free granola snacks in four delicious flavors, Maple Pecan, Coconut Cashew, and Blueberry Almond. Snack on them out of the bag (our preferred method) or grab a spoon to eat as a cereal because no matter how you eat it, know you’re indulging in a good-for-you treat. https://www.sonourished.com @sonourishedinc


The Cookie Department - As much as we love these cookies, the story behind them is what got us. Founder Akiva Resnikoff had a successful line of functional cookies that contained protein, superfoods, caffeine, probiotics, and antioxidants. However, his wife, who had to adhere to a strict gluten-free and ketogenic diet as a result of traumatic brain injuries, couldn't eat them. So he formulated a line of gluten-free, ketogenic cookies in three irresistible flavors, Champion Chip (chocolate chip), Mint Condition (double chocolate mint), and Cake Walk (birthday cake).  This line is soy-free, GMO-free, corn-free, Allulose free, IMO free, and Kosher certified and have 1 gram of sugar and between 3-4 net carbs, depending on flavor. www.thecookiedepartment.com @cookiedept

Sweet Logic  - Like many, if it’s there we’ll eat it, which is great when it comes to fruits and veggies, but keeping a full cake around the house can be dangerous. Luckily, Sweet Logic offers single-serve Mug Cakes that allow you to exercise some self-control while digging into deliciousness. These keto-friendly mug cake mixes made with coconut and almond flour are gluten and dairy-free, have 1-4g of sugar, no artificial sweeteners or flavors, and are fun and easy to make. Try Triple Chocolate, Carrot Cake, Lemon Poppyseed, Red Velvet Cake, and others. https://eatsweetlogic.com @eatsweetlogic


Tidbits Keto Fun Bites Meringue Cookies - Sometimes you want a light yet sweet sensation and Tidbits Keto Fun Bites Meringue Cookies hit the spot. These sugar-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free, cholesterol-free, and non-GMO bites available in flavors like Cookies and Cream, Chocolate, Strawberry Mint Chocolate, and more, offer a melt-in-your-mouth delight. https://www.tidbits.fun @tidbitsfunbites

If you’re interested in trying the Keto Diet, you can kick it off on National Keto Day, which is January 5. The Keto Diet principles are based on a low carb, low sugar, high fat, moderate protein consumption. There are plenty of keto calculators online that can help you figure out your ratios, if interested. We’ve dabbled in Keto and found success with it. There are many different ways to “do keto”, but we prefer to keep it ‘clean’ focusing on high-quality organic, grass-fed meats, wild, fatty fish like salmon and sardines (yes, sardines!), healthy oils, nuts and seeds, and getting our carbohydrates and fiber from lots and lots of low-starch veggies and leafy greens.

Dry January

5 Non-Alcoholic Alternatives for Dry January

Wondering how to avoid a hangover? Put down the cocktail, stop reaching for the wine and skip the Sangria. It’s a surefire way to not wake up with a pounding headache and feeling sluggish. We know it might sound crazy after the year we had, but why not usher in 2021 focused and feeling your best by making it a dry January. 

We turned to Hilary Sheinbaum, Trend journalist, on-air host, lifestyle expert author of just released book,  The Dry Challenge: How to Lose the Booze for Dry January, Sober October, and Any Other Alcohol-Free Month, to learn about the benefits of giving up alcohol for a month (or more). Hilary told us that “some major benefits include saving money, losing weight and evaluating how you use your time (likely in a more productive manner when you aren't tipsy).”

Hilary notes that by not spending money on drinks (hello $20 South Beach cocktails), you can use that money toward paying off debt, or putting it towards something you’ve been working towards like saving for a house, or a dream vacation. 

Also, “Alcohol is also full of empty calories. A glass of wine can contain about 125 calories (and it's unlikely you'll be drinking one), so this can certainly derail fitness and diet goals when you are drinking. When you aren't drinking, however, you aren't taking in unnecessary calories, which can ultimately help you lose weight. (Also, hangover foods aren't exactly "good" for you),” says Sheinbaum.

If giving up the sauce seems like a challenge, here are some of Hillary's tips to help make it easier:

  1. Put away the booze. You can hide them, store them with a friend or toss them away -- but, "Out of sight, out of mind" will usually help you avoid alcohol, at least at home.
  2. Recruit a friend to partake in The Dry Challenge with you! Your Sober Month Support Squad can offer help, encouragement and keep you accountable along the way. (And you can do the same for them!)
  3. Try something new! The nonalcoholic beverage industry is booming. Now, more than ever, there are a variety of nonalcoholic beers, wines and spirits to help you sip without a buzz. 

Speaking of non-alcoholic alternatives, we found five for you to consider. 

Sunwink Herbal Wellness Tonics - These fizzy, refreshing beverages with real ingredients like, whole herbal plants, fresh lemons and mint, provide a delicious and healthy alternative that not only will keep you hydrated, but also help to reduce stress, boost mood, and fight fatigue. https://drinksunwink.com @drinksunwink 

Ritual ZeroProof Tequila Alternative - You won’t have to miss your margarita thanks to this tequila alternative. With the flavor, aroma, and bite of tequila, you can mix up your favorite tequila-based libation sans alcohol or calories. https://www.ritualzeroproof.com@ritualzeroproof

Damrak 0.0 Virgin Gin - Handcrafted in the heart of Amsterdam, Damrak Virgin 0.0 is distilled from 10 botanicals, including Valencia & Curacao orange peels, ginger, lavender, cinnamon, and lemon peel. With these gin-inspired flavors you won’t miss your Gin & Tonic.https://www.damrakgin.com @damrakgin

Sipp - Skip the hard seltzer and reach for Sipp, USDA-certified clean soft seltzers, infused with Camu Camu, the world’s most Vitamin C-rich fruit loaded anti-inflammatory compounds. Choose from fruit and herb flavors like Vanilla Spice & Everything Nice, Berry Mint Condition and Sweet Ruby Riot. https://enjoysipp.com  @enjoysipp

101 Cider House - If you’re looking for a natural buzz, open a can of 101 Cider House, juices pressed in small batches and then fermented and aged for 3 months until they evolve into a naturally alcohol and certified probiotic, cold pressed beverage. So while not technically alcohol-free, 101Cider House creates cans of refreshing flavors like Cactus Rose (apples, cactus pear, basil, hibiscus, lemon peel) and Gunpowder Guava(apples, green tea, guava) that are still healthier alternatives. https://101cider.com @101cider

Wondering how to avoid a hangover? Put down the cocktail, stop reaching for the wine and skip the Sangria. It’s a surefire way to not wake up with a pounding headache and feeling sluggish. We know it might sound crazy after the year we had, but why not usher in 2021 focused and feeling your best by making it a dry January. 

DashBar Brickell

Glam Up Head-To-Toe in 60 Minutes Flat at DashBar in Brickell

When it comes to feeling good, looking good plays a major role. And after the year we’ve had, we can all use a little pampering. There is a new beauty destination in Brickell, one that gets you glam head-to-toe in 60 minutes flat, under strict safety protocols. At DashBar you receive three treatments of choice all at the same time. 

DashBar is an oasis on the second floor of the Brickell Heights building that is an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Before stepping into the elevator you are greeted downstairs for a protocol check. First, hand sanitizer is given, then your temperature is taken, followed by an extensive list of questions regarding your health. This is to ensure the health and safety of the DashBar team as well as your own. 

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After a quick ride up to the second floor the doors open and we’re pretty sure your mouth will drop at the incredibly chic decor. It’s hard to know where to look first as everything is so eye-catching. From the pink and gold diamond pattern wallpaper, the pink and white striped wall with the words Fast, Casual, Beauty illuminated, the Future Is Female and angel wings neon signs, to floral wall installations, everything screams to be photographed for the ‘gram. Every last detail has been thought of down the pink towels and even the pink caps on the nail polish remover bottles, no detail was overlooked here.

Upon checking in for our services, we were informed that DashBar is equipped with hospital-grade HEPA air filters, that UV-C lights have been installed in the HVAC system along with Aroma360’s innovative AirBioTech360 formula that reintroduces probiotics back into HVAC post electrostatic spraying that occurs each night with hospital-grade disinfectants.

With the modern, busy women in mind, DashBar offers three services at once. Speed and efficiency is kind of our thing so we were excited to check it out. We chose the Blowout, Manicure Pedicure combo and truly felt that like we got the royal treatment with 3 stylists tending you at once. (They are all masked and wearing face shields).

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The treatments are done in, yes, you guessed it, pink, patent-pending salon-spa chair, PollyDashBar™, which are incredibly comfortable and allow for the stylists to easily maneuver around each other and from side to side to get from your left hand to your right for the manicure. Additionally, we love that all products used are non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly and they carry products with the safest ingredients. 

Blowout services with manicure and pedicure included start at $115, Lash Extension with manicure and pedicure included start at $195, Facial with manicure and pedicure included start at $155. Each service menu has a plethora of upgrades like a reparative foot mask or deep conditioner or you can stick with the Collective options, the basic service, though nothing is basic about it.

So if you’re in need of a pick me up, are pressed for time, or simply don't have the patience to sit for multiple beauty treatments, and want to ensure that you’re in a safe space, dash on over to DashBar. 

DashBar is located at 25 SW 9th Street. For appointments, which are required, call 786-633-0336 or visit www.theDashBar.com or @theDashBar.

When it comes to feeling good, looking good plays a major role. And after the year we’ve had, we can all use a little pampering. There is a new beauty destination in Brickell, that gets you glam head-to-toe in 60 minutes flat, under strict safety protocols. At DashBar you receive three treatments of choice all at the same time. 

holiday fitness gift guide

4 Splurge-Worthy Holiday Gifts to Give... or Keep For Yourself

January - March, Quarantine, December. Somehow we made it through 2020, and what a year it’s been. Many of us used the slow down to focus on our fitness, while others, well, might want to refocus on health in 2021. No matter which camp you, your friends, and loved ones fall into, these fitness-focused and splurge-worthy holiday gifts are sure to help make fitness a priority and more fun. 

No space to create an at home-gym? No problem, FORME Life solves space issues with its home-studio concept that brings a sleek designed, full-length mirror that not only provides killer workouts, but also upgrades home decor as well. Set fitness preferences, choose a  trainer, and let the AI mirror with two stereoscopic cameras with 12 megapixels that use advanced technology in human-centric computer vision, provide accurate guidance on form and technique. There are live and on-demand classes with many different types of disciplines including barre, cardio dance, cardio HIIT, high heels dances, free weight strength training, kids & adults meditation, mat pilates, Kundalini yoga, yoga sculpt, and kids “PE” classes. Available as The Studio ($2,495, $65/month for 36 months) and The Studio Lift ($4,495, $125/month for 36 months), the latter features enhancements for a true full-body experience with free FORME handles, premium rope handle, short bar, ankle straps. https://formelife.com, @thisisformelife

What better way to start off January than with a subscription to 54D ON, a comprehensive online program designed by former pro athlete Rodrigo Garduño, Founder of 54D. In just nine-weeks, this online virtual training alternative, which replicates the nearly $4,000 nine-week, in-studio, celebrity-favorite experience, can transform lives. The results-based method that helps people break mental and physical barriers offers access to an extensive video-library featuring high intensity training sessions, nutritional programs and recovery tips, and is optimized for all devices. https://54d-on.com, @54d.us

We know we have some Dolphins fans here, but there is no denying that Tom Brady has his wellness and fitness on point. Now you can give the MVP experience with TB12, Tom’s health and wellness brand he co-founded with longtime body coach Alex Guerrero. WIth various gifting options like the, Looped At-Home Band Kit ($95), Mini Vibrating Pliability Sphere ($109), Vibrating Pliability Foam Roller ($160) or The TB12 Method: How to Do What You Love Better and For Longer ($20), Tom Brady’s #1 New York Times bestseller, these will help jumpstart a 2021 fitness journey. https://tb12sports.com, @tb12sports

All that working out requires some recovery and there is no better tool for that than Hyperice Hypervolt massage gun. If you’ve never tried a massage gun, you are missing out as these hand-held devices can take you from sore to soothed in just minutes. Hypervolt is designed to help warmup and recovery, improve range of motion and flexibility, and reduce muscle soreness and stiffness. Hypervolt comes with 5 interchangeable head attachments to target different muscles and body parts and features Bluetooth® to connect to the Hyperice App. $349, current on sale for $299. https://hyperice.com, @hyperice

January - March, Quarantine, December. Somehow we made it through 2020, and what a year it’s been. Many of us used the slow down to focus on our fitness, while others, well, might want to refocus on health in 2021. No matter which camp you, your friends and loved ones fall into, these fitness-focused and splurge-worthy holiday gifts are sure to help make fitness a priority and more fun.