Saturday Style: Ava Sky Hawaii

On my recent press trip to Riviera Maya Mexico (more on that later this week), I didn’t realize that as I was packing, I happened to everything from one of my fav resort-wear designers Ava Sky. From dressy dresses to beach cover-ups, this line straight from Hawaii has you covered in the wardrobe department.

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The Ava Sky woman is one that I can truly relate to. She loves to live. She takes the time to smell the ocean and listen to the waves. She is happy with herself and is comfortable in her own skin. She laughs at adversity and cries at sappy movies. She knows who she is, goes for what she wants, and appreciates what she has.

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Designers, Lan and Rona are inspired by their lives in Hawaii and travels to other exotic destinations. Ava Sky embodies a sense of relaxation from everyday life. “Whether it’s 5 minutes at the end of the day with a glass of wine or lounging poolside on a Sunday afternoon, they want everyone to enjoy that moment when you can just be.

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I have the honor of knowing these designers for  just about 10 years. They were the first brand that I represented in my showroom and have always stayed tried and true to their line, with a focus of comfy, carefree, yet gorgeous silhouettes that compliment every type of women. It’s been incredible watching them evolve over the past years, opening up stores in Hawaii and expanding their line.

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Their other lines include Fighting Eel , Mini Eel, and Ava Sky Mini! Overall, it was the perfect vacation and clothing to go with the most relaxing weekend ever!

Thank you Ava Sky for sponsoring this post!

First Candle Gala

This past week, I had the most incredible and heartfelt opportunity of attending the annual First Candle Gala. The organization, close to my heart, is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Their priorities and goals are to eliminate stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID).

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First Candle partners with companies dedicated to their important mission: promoting safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. The evening, held at Guastavino’s, featured a live and silent auction and recognized the evening’s top supporters. One of which I had the honor of representing, Regal Lager for its sponsorship of the 2014 Childcare program. Proceeds from the touching evening will support the organization’s research, education, advocacy and family support programs.

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Every day, First Candle donors raise money to fund research around the causes and prevention of stillbirth, SIDS and SUID. Furthering research is often the primary focus for families when a baby has died. The sudden, unexpected nature of the death leaves families with more questions than answers when it comes to understanding why their baby died. They also provide compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby through a dedicated crisis hotline.

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I highly recommend pregnant mamas and new mamas to visit First Candle’s website for great articles and features on safe sleeping, as well as donating here to this incredible organization that helps and educates new parents.

Thank you Regal Lager for having me be a part of such moving evening. 

Special Delivery

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This post was sponsored by Earth’s Best  When you first become a mom, there is a bit of trial and error that must be endured before you find your grove. Well, that and some tears shed, but after, you’re golden. I remember when Ryder was an infant, he had the absolute worst case of eczema on his face.… Read more »

Sunday Swoon: Toddler Royalty

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We are swooning this week over Toddler Royalty. A brand that breathes creativity, uniqueness and individuality of today’s children. Toddler Royal is a high fashion children’s clothing line, custom-made, by hand with an edgy yet sweet, soft yet punk-rock. Their dresses are for those sassy little ones in our lives, who march around, with their tiaras… Read more »

First Grade 101

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Last week, Ryder took home his first set of homework and had his first ever spelling test. Reading and writing is something that he has been struggling with, so I was prepared for the hard prep work. Homework for him every night was pretty tedious, it’s not much and would’ve taken him twenty minutes but… Read more »

Sunday Swoon: Annie For Target

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With the new version of the classic movie “Annie” hitting theaters this holiday season, Target has done it again and fans will find something special in stores. They have partnered with Renée Ehrlich Kalfus, the film’s costume designer, on a limited-edition collection of apparel and accessories for girls. This past week Siella and I were… Read more »

Glimpses of Costa Rica with Canon

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The night before I left for Costa Rica, I attended Canon’s Farewell to Summer event held right in my neighborhood on the rooftop of Conrad Hotel. Photography has become a huge passion of mine since having children (ahem my IG account). It brings me joy to capture our everyday moments as I know these times… Read more »

To Costa Rica, With Love

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When I received an invite to attend the ROAR conference taking place in Costa Rica, I accepted instantly without even thinking about it. The first ever conference being held by my good friends Andrea and Nadia was something I just didn’t want to pass up and I knew they would be incredible! The five days turned out… Read more »