I have an absolute love for the 'Love' Advent Calendar and this year they have the latest It Girls who happen to also be supermodel besties, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Gigi totally killed it with her side boob for this years calendar and Kendall makes me feel like I should not eat so many Christmas cookies if I want to kick it with Santa this week! Enjoy the videos below!
Packing for a trip is quite the struggle and then there is the big question of what on earth should I wear on the plane? Do I look cute? Or do I stick with comfort and wear my Lulu Lemons? How do I look like a model off-duty? Is there any way I can look cute and comfortable? The answer is yes to all of the above. I think traveling is the best way to network with people so you should try mixing comfort and style to make yourself presentable without looking like you are trying so hard.
Another tip for my single friends is to make sure you brush your hair and wash your face that morning. It is so fun and easy to meet cuties on the plane. I have even met a lifelong friend on a plane ride from the Bahamas to LA. We bonded over my furry jacket I wore. I swear furry jackets are a win while traveling. You will feel like you are in a fuzzy blanket and if you have a travel buddy, they may want to pass out on you!
Shop my outfit and travel outfit ideas below!
PS an extra thanks to my second fam Auntie Debbie, Glen and Antonio for the private jet xoxo. Love you guys!
Pull a model off-duty look like I did below!
Get fancy on the plane!
I needed a perfect outfit for a holiday party and my go-to was of course Piperlime. I wanted something fun and vibrant. Just because it is the holidays you don't have to stick to sparkles and sequins. Instead, I added in sparkly accents with my From St. Xavier bag and my ankle strap pointed-toe pumps.
Now onto this completely perfect girly dress! I am a big fan of the brand Stylestalker. I am obsessed with their instagram account and my favorite blazer I wear all the time is from them. This dress mixes chic with sexy. The floral print and the A-line bottom half of the dress make this look dress look like you are the queen bee of the lady of leisure life. The cut out of the dress brings a little edge to the look. To also add to the the edge I threw on a leather motorcycle coat.
You will not do wrong with this outfit at any holiday party you attend this season.
Check out the look and links below!
GET THIS HOLIDAY LOOK!
This past Saturday (December 6th) warmed my heart as I had an opportunity to partner up with Soul Cycle Newport Beach for a charity spin party. I am grateful for all of the supporters of the Savvy Javvy blog for coming and bringing a toy that was just delivered to CHOC hospital yesterday! I cannot tell you how happy the donations team was to accept all of these toys! Can I just mention that there were Spice Girls collector edition barbies in that mix?
This event could not have come at a more perfect time. I believe it is good to give back all throughout the year, but it feels extra special when you are able to during the holidays. The children at CHOC are cancer warriors and I am grateful that everyone at the event brought toys for our little fighters, some even brought multiple toys!
From the bottom of my heart I want to express my gratitude to everyone who contributed! You are all angels!
Here are a few pics from the event below. I could not capture a big group photo but I snapped some with some of the spin party goers!
Car full of toys!
The best part about the South of France is that people are either there to relax or party so you can just walk around to vibe out the spot you want to hang out at during the day and night. Almost every place you go to is within walking distance so you can hop around from day beds, to restaurants, to bars, and to lounges as much as you please all darn day. Not a bad life?
Feel like lounging in front of the Mediterranean? Make sure you get a lounge chair at The Ruhl Private Beach. It is situated right in front of the Le Meridien Nice.
Shopping in Nice? Go to old town, you will see a ton of mom and pop shops and if you are into vintage designer duds, stop by Caprice Vintage. If you want this season’s high-end designer duds, stick to Avenue Jean Medicin where you will find miss Coco Chanel.
Exploring Nice? Walk up the famous Castle Hill stairs to get the most tremendous view of Nice. No need to pack a lunch, they have a great café there. INSIDER TIP: As mentioned under shopping in Nice, make sure you explore Old Town Nice and grab gelato or lunch there. It is so charming! If you are lucky enough, you may run into the @supercarpups in Nice. They are the most famous pups in the South of France that pose in front of the fanciest cars all throughout the French Riviera. We were lucky enough to grab dinner with Lisa, who is the owner/mum to these cuties!
I covered nighttime restaurants in Nice in this post (click here).
The home of the infamous Cannes Film Festival and yachts like you would never believe. Take the train from Nice to Cannes and have the most tremendous day and night.
Lounging in Cannes? There are tons of places to get a lounge chair at. If you are lucky enough you may be able to swing getting the front row chairs on the beach. The difference between lounging in Cannes and Nice is that Nice has beautiful stones instead of sand which is not always so glamorous and Cannes has soft sand you can dip your toesies in! Try Nikki Beach, Baoli Beach, Carlton Hotel, Hotel Martinez for great tunes and a relax vibe. Make sure you order champagne, because who doesn't want to drink champagne in Cannes? Side note: they do charge for the lounge chairs.
Shopping in Cannes? Explore all of the beachside shops, you will find dozens of high-end and beachy shops to pick up some goodies. Make sure you drop by Ladurée for some macaroons!
Partying in Cannes? Baoli Baoli Baoli. Grab a dinner reservation there and stay afterwards for the lounge. It has a great outdoor patio that exudes a very sexy vibe. You really will not go wrong there.INSIDER TIP: Hungry after partying? Head over to La Chunga Bar and Restaurant. Extremely rare to have a restaurant open until 5am in Cannes, but this spot was opened up by two of Cannes’ big time nightlife entrepreneurs.
Daytime stick to your swimsuit and a cover up. Ladies wear a pretty dress, guys wear a button up with your swim trunks. At night, depending on when you are visiting, wear something chic but don’t look like you are going to an engagement party chic. For dinners I stuck to blazers and sheer blouses and going out I wore a longer fitted dress and no it was not jersey-knit or cotton. Keep that stuff for your trip to California. Trust me!
Hope you enjoy some of my pics below! The pic from Baoli I stole from their website as I did not have an opportunity to take any pics there! Too busy playing!
We left Barcelona absolutely in love with the culture and the tapas and off we went to get fancy in the infamous South of France. Wow, this truly is the place of no complaints other than I need to make more money if I ever want to live in a place like this! This coastline wonder is filled with just beautiful people, high-end designer stores, mega yachts and delicious food. It has a strong Italian presence in it's architecture and dining, which made it an excellent segway to our next destination..Italy!
As expected the French Riviera is fabulous. Nothing beats drinking rose on a daybed while overlooking the Mediterranean. I am splitting up my posts in two so that I do not overwhelm you with too many things to do! I have the best places to eat in Nice and Monaco below and my next post will cover the best places to lounge in Nice and Cannes!
Where to stay?: Le Meridien Nice or try Air BNB and rent a cute little cottage!
Best places to eat in Nice:
Jan- French and delicious
Le-Sejour Café- Wonderful French restaurant
Le Makassar (amazing brunch)
Oliviera- they have the best dipping oil!
Le Petit Café Nice- a French café must
Arlequin Gelati Italiani- best gelato
Le café du port- away from the busy touristy spots of Nice
El Merkado- well priced and great tapas
Where to eat and play in Monaco:
La Montgolfiere Henri Geraci- incredible meal
Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo- The nightlife spot of Monaco
Le Petit Bar- delicious little place you have to go to
Le Pinocchio- charming Italian spot
La Marquise- cutest café and pastry shop! Great macarons and delicious rose cake!
Azur bar Monaco- well priced and delish
Wear preppy and chic clothes. All white or all black is totally accepted. For casual days, wear white skinny pants, gladiator sandals, a loose blouse or a striped button up top. If you are going to lay out, feel free to wear a thong bikini or go topless. Just make sure you walk in with a cute cover up or trendy pants (as pictured below)!
Hope you enjoyed my Nice and Monaco travel tips!
Join me this Saturday at 10:15 AM at the NEW Soul Cycle in Newport Beach for a charity spin party! The event is free, but if you want to bring a toy, we plan to donate any toys brought to the event to CHOC. Please RSVP by Thursday morning by sending me an email email@example.com and I will make sure to reserve you a bike at this special event.
I am big on fitness, health and most importantly giving back. I am extremely passionate about CHOC as the worst thing a person can face is cancer, and even worst as a child. If we can join together and spin for the sake of providing these kiddos a toy around the holidays it would truly mean the world to not just me, but these patient’s themselves and their families.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for your support.
Here are some of the goodies I bought on Black Friday!! Hope you enjoy my favorite picks!
Just saying you are going to visit Barcelona sounds like a sexy idea, and really it is. Barcelona can be romantic, it can be a foodie lovers trip and it can be wild. There truly is so much to do and I am going to suggest a few of my favorite things I did while I was on my trip!
Where to Stay?
Upscale: W Barcelona- This will be the most divine stay of your life. The view of the city and the ocean is unreal. You honestly have a great view in every single room on their property. Go to the pool outside for some cava and champagne. The hotel decor, the room itself and the ambiance is unbelievable and the service is top notch. W Hotels truly never disappoints and I can hands down say that this is my favorite property of theirs. It will be hard for you to leave this hotel because the restaurants and bars on site are pretty amazing!
On a budget: Four Points Sheraton- located in a smaller version of the Las Ramblas. A very clean and modern hotel! You can rent bikes for 16 euros a day! Not that far from the beach! The area has a ton of locals so it feels nice to walk around and feel like you are immersed in Catalonian culture.
Where to Eat?
Affordable: El Cascal- Great bites and good prices. Wonderful service.
Mid-Priced INSIDER TIP: Cera 23 or Arume are two amazing sister restaurants that have a Michelin star rated chef in the house. They are both off the beaten path but extremely worth it for their service and their incredible food. 5 Stars!
Fanciful: If you want fancy multiple course dinners, try Restaurant Montiel or Moo at Hotel Ohm! Attention you EXTRA fancy pants people, you should go to Restaurant Hofmann. Also, any restaurant at the W Hotel is also going to be a winner in this category! INSIDER TIP: Also try Tickets Tapas if you can get in!
Where to drink/party? I have divided these up by the type of spots they are below.
Wet Bar at the W Hotel- The view as mentioned above is bar none delectable. The crowd is also very chic and it doesn't hurt that it is poolside.
Old Fashioned Gin and Tonic Bar- exactly like its name!
Vinoteca Torres is a great wine bar.
El Bosc de las Fades is a trendy bar.
Le Noire is a trendy lounge
Opium Nighclub (for you hardcore ragers)
Detox and Relax:
INSIDER TIP: Thanks to a good friend's recommendation (Rameneh), my boyfriend and I booked a couples massage at Aire de Barcelona (around 180 euros and should have honestly costed more). This experience was the most beautiful, romantic and sexy part of our trip. Aire de Barcelona is an underground Turkish bath house. You are greeted by a host who will take you to your locker room and then will bring you to your masseuse. After you are done with your massage they will bring you to the different temperature baths for you to dip in and get your blood circulation going. They also bring you fresh smoothies and fruit kabobs. We booked the midnight block on our last night so we can detox and relax before our early morning flight. This was an unforgettable part of the trip and I highly recommend it to you to do with friends or with a significant other.
If you are looking for more tourist things to do, I have that all in this POST!
Hope you enjoyed my Barcelona travel tips!
Au revoir Paris, I am ready to be sexy and samba like the Catalonians do in Spain! Trust me, leaving Paris was pretty heartbreaking to me but little did I know what an incredible experience I would have in Barcelona, Spain! Spain is known for a few things; their nude beaches, sexy people with the best bodies, the best tapas, the Las Ramblas (which I will provide more detail on later) and the beautiful architecture created by Antoni Gaudi, who is mostly referred to simply as Gaudi. Gaudi, a Spanish Catalan architect is best known for practicing Catalan Modernism for his projects. His work is breathtaking, and I am happy to share one of my favorites with you in my photos below.
I have created a Day 1 Where to Go in Barcelona guide below:
1. Start your mornings and end your evenings on the Playa (the beach)
2. INSIDER TIP: Grab a bike (or a scooter if you choose to visit them all) and go visit some of my favorite Gaudi’s masterpieces throughout the city.
a. La Sagrada de Família- This beautiful basilica has been under construction since 1883, yes that is over 100 years! Take a tour inside (which I suggest) or just enjoy the beautiful architecture before your eyes. Grab a coffee at Farggi, it is a cute café right by the Sagrada.
b. Casa Batlló- This beautiful stone building is one of his most famous structures. The exterior contains a colorful mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles!
c. Casa Milà- This is the last civil project that Gaudi worked on. This also has an incredible rooftop bar! Make sure you go to this one!
d. Casa Calvet- This was one of Gaudi’s unusual projects as this project is rather symmetrical and balanced and if you are a Gaudi fan, you know that is not his style!
e. Casa Vicens- This was Gaudi’s first most important work. It is a private residence so you cannot go inside, but the outside is beautiful!
f. Park Güell- For incredible views of the city during sunset you absolutely need to go to this park!
3. Third stop: The Mercado aka the Market. This place is amazing! Street vendors, fruits, fresh fish and most importantly the best coconut juice I have ever had. This is a must see!
4. Venture to the Las Ramblas. The Ramblas is filled with high-end and fast-fashion shopping, tons of tapas bars and great people watching! INSIDER TIP: if you venture away from all of the touristy spots you may just have the best meal of your life.
5. INSIDER TIP: Dinner- If you do absolutely nothing in Barcelona you need to at least go to dinner at Arume, it opened this year too! This is off of the beaten path of the Ramblas but it is the cutest spot with incredible food. You feel like family when you eat here. It is not modern or uber fancy on the inside, but the décor is authentic, and the food is 5 stars worthy. The head chef behind the menu is a Michelin rated chef, so trust me, its savory! Here is the address (Carrer de Botella, 11, 08007 Barcelona, Spain. Their number is +34 933 154 872).
Fashion wise! Wear a comfy cotton dress if you feel like flashing all of Barcelona like I did that day. If not, wear shorts! Trust me..wear shorts, a comfortable tank and some converse sneakers. INSIDER TIP: Wear a fanny pack with the zipper facing you. I know, you won’t feel cute but there are a ton of pick-pocketers on the Las Ramblas!
I will have more Barcelona tips on my Barcelona part 2 post next week! Stay tuned!