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South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2016

This year I was very graciously invited to attend my first ever #SOBEWFF , specifically the Goya Grand Tasting Village! The event was situated right on the sand in the heart of South Beach on 13th Street, & the weather was perfect!

Have a look at some of the fun pics I captured with my friend and creative writer Yvette M. Calleiro,  author of fantasy fiction series The Chronicles of the Diasodz.

Needless to say, I had the most fun sampling my custom Coke floats & illy coffees! :))

 

Goya Grand Entrance

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Awesome sand sculpture in the middle of the village!

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Back in time to a classic old-fashioned soda shoppe! This was my favorite :))

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These outdoor sofas were actually inflatables!

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The Evian Chalet spot

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At the end of our day on South Beach

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Special thanks to Food Network, Cooking Channel, Food & Wine, GoyaSouthern Wine & Spirits, & FIU for their grand hospitality.

 

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Monroe County Tourism Photoshoot – Behind the Scenes!

This week, I had a wonderful opportunity, thanks to my fantastic model & print agent, to work on a Monroe County Tourism campaign for the Florida Keys & Key West , shot by film & production company McCray Martin.

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The director & crew were equally professional & so much fun to work with at the same time. It was also hard to believe the FREEZING temps we experienced here in Florida.               Still, the shoot was a success!

Enjoy the rest of the sneak peak behind the scenes 😉

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Sneak behind-the-scenes at our annual FTLStrikers Cheerleaders PhotoShoot!

Have a sneak peak behind the scenes into our annual Strikers Cheerleaders photoshoot!
Makeup by the Academy of Glam makeup artists.
Photography by Jon VanWoerden
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Check out my country line dance choreography for the FTLStrikers Cheerleaders!

I had a fantastic time rehearsing & setting this choreography on my teammates. It was a blast to perform for our fans. Hope you enjoy it!

 

 

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A day in my life as a FTLStrikers Captain/Choreographer

When I was contacted by Pierre Rivard of Up In Front, I jumped at the chance to work with him as part of a cool, little documentary on what it is like to be a dancer/choreographer for Fort Lauderdale’s only NASL pro soccer team, The Strikers!

Here, you get a sneak peak into the rehearsal, game-day preparation, fan zone, half-time performance, and post-performance photo-ops with our loyal fans.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to have worked for Up In Front and to share the experience with everyone. Enjoy!

 

 

Original song “Here Come the Strikers” composed and performed by Kahra Keyes.

Strikers Dancers – FTLStrikers vs Carolina Railhawks

2015 V Annual SHUZZ | ART | FASHION Show


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Mizner Park Amphitheater 

This year, I had the opportunity to attend the Shuzz Fund​ 2015 V Annual SHUZZ | ART | FASHION Show which benefits the nonprofit organization, who’s mission is to provide new shoes to poverty-stricken children throughout the United States and in developing countries. 100% of public donations to SHUZZ supports their ongoing programs: Back-2-School, Youth Athletics, International Relief, Disaster Relief and Medical Clubfoot Procedures.

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Fashions by The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

What an awesome night it was replete with a fashion show featuring the Haute Hippie Spring 2015 Collection and a very special performance by Neil Goldberg’s Cirque Dreams , whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with several years ago 🙂

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Meanwhile, I was able to sample tasty bites by NYY Steak and other featured restaurants.

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The venue was a fabulous result of the collaboration of sponsors Neiman Marcus, Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, Celebrity Cruises, and the City of Boca Raton. You can follow SHUZZ FUND on Twitter and Instagram @Shuzzorg and on Facebook here.

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Miss Universe 2014 & CHI

   For this year’s Miss Universe 2014 pageant, I was invited to spend the day visiting with some of the world’s most beautiful women during rehearsals!

Plus, a mini hair makeover from the official stylists of the Miss Universe 2014 pageant, and one of the world’s best hair care product lines, CHI!

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 The prestigious Miss Universe 2014 show was held at my Alma mater, FIU.

Have a look at some of my memories with a few of the Miss Universe 2014 contestants …

(In no particular order).

Many thanks to the Miss Universe Organization and CHI for giving me a little of their time & all of their kindness ❤

Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell

Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega

Miss Brazil Melissa Gurgel

Miss Brazil Melissa Gurgel

 

Macy’s Formal Wear Event at Town Center at Boca Raton

Once again, Macy’s at Town Center at Boca Raton, in partnership with Aprilgolightly: Fashion and Style Inspiration, invited me to appear in one of their premiere fashion events.
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Macy’s Formal Wear Event

 As usual, I had so much fun working alongside April for the Macy’s formal wear event, this time as one of her model’s!
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Macy’s Formal Wear Event

For this fashion function, April personally hand-picked 5 of the most beautiful dresses from designers such as Calvin KleinRalph LaurenBetsy & AdamAdrianna Papell & more, including all accessories right from Macy’s own department store, for each of the model’s to showcase.
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Macy’s Formal Wear Event

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Thanks, AprilGoLightly & Macy’s! 

 

First Street Fashion Commercial

First Street Fashion is a Miami-based start-up online boutique that features emerging designers like Susy Who Clothing from Miami, Florida. Sunstone Productions recently made an online commercial showing off the awesome clothes, featuring  April Golightly and Maria Ines Serritella.

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