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RIO

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This past February I spent a little over two weeks in the most wonderful city in the world, Rio de Janeiro. People often ask me if I miss Brazil and if ever think of going back. The answer is primarily, no. I miss it but not to the point of waiting to make a life for myself there again. With the exception of this place. How could I not? The short two-year period when I harbored a home in Rio were long enough to make me fall in love for life. Over and over again.

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One of the infinite reasons why I love this place so much is the local’s dedication to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle and their tireless passion for the place they inhabit. My days would start bright and early with a 7AM work out at the beach, surrounded by the most beautiful landscape you will ever see. There were countless options for healthy, fresh food restaurants to enjoy and even get delivered at your door.

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Le Petit Déjeuner

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Sundays are usually very relaxing around here. This afternoon we hung at Toni Patisserie for a very late brunch.

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oliver people’s frames, dethrose vintage blouse, forever 21 cardigan, mac lipstick so chaud

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Everything was divine, as you’d expect from a French café. I had a delicious ham biscuit while husband opted for the pork shoulder/duck fat sandwich. For dessert we shared a lemon bar, napoleon and chocolate chip cookies.

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Vintage Find

If you got out of bed in this Chicago snowy morning kind of not knowing what to make of your day (other than superbowl later this afternoon) you might wanna consider stopping by the Randolph Street Market. Husband and I headed there yesterday and I had a very successful day (and to be quite honest not enough time to see all the great vintage goodies).

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This was one of my finds yesterday, at the Dethrose Vintage and Rose Vintage booth. Now, there’s a lot more to be seen at the market. I mean, a lot! It’s open from today from 10 am to 5 pm. If you can’t make it this time, don’t panic. There’s more next month! Little tip: onion and caprese empanadas from the Empanadus booth. Heaven on earth, I’m not kidding.




Cancun

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There were so many beautiful images we captured and little space to share them, so I selected a few of my favorite for what will be the last from mexico. When people ask me how Mexico was I have to say it was nothing short of amazing. You can find so many great deals online these days it’s definitely worth considering. My best pointer? All inclusive is the way to go in Cancun.

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Isla Mujeres

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alexander wang tank, club monaco skirt, asos hat, arezzo belt, rayban sunglasses

It’s never that simple to pick something right to wear at the beach. At least not for me. Especially if it calls for something that works both on the sand and the surroundings. This was a day of exploring around Isla Mujeres (a 20-min ferry ride from Cancun). We grabbed a golf cart and drove around the island to see what we could discover. Never in my life have I seen such crystal clear blue ocean.

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Bobbi Brown

 

Last night Taylor (friend and blogger at The Wearist) and I stopped by Bobbi Brown on Michigan Avenue to preview the fall collection.

 
 

Welcomed by Rita (whom I adore and also beauty contributor at Chitown Fashionista) and Yanita, beauty and fashion blogger  at Manolos Manicures & This Mom we learned more than a few useful makeup tricks from these ladies, including eyeliner 101 (which I could use to improve the cat-eye, six ways how to video).

 
 

There are a lot more images on Lulu Abroad’s fan page if you wanna take an extra peek at what went on at the event and remember to follow on instagram (@luluabroad) for instant pics and updates

 
 

Historic Getaway

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Back in the US. I haven’t had much time to enjoy “home” as I was surprised by Elliott and almost immediately taken away to spend a few days at the West Baden Springs Resort. It being my first time there I didn’t know what to expect.  I was amazed with the history this place carries. It was built in 1902 and it had been closed to the public since 1989 in complete decay before a big restoration in ’07. Between walks through the English garden, celebratory meals, and chilling by the library fireplace I found myself lost in time for a sec. Definitely worth the visit.

 

 

jorge alex grey sandals and pink flats, christian louboutin flat sandals, vivienne westwood for melissa shoes

 

 

 

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