A little about Elisa

Hello!

One of the hardest things to do is to talk about myself. I’m usually really shy and only open up to people once I get to know them better. But, after speaking with Alessa (the brain behind this idea) and the other ladies in the group, I decided sure why not! So here it goes …

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a Brazilian mom and an Argentinian dad (I get asked frequently ‘how did that happen? LOL!). I feel really close to my family and friends, my twin sister is my BFF. I’ve traveled quite a bit to different countries and besides Buenos Aires, I lived in Brasilia, Los Angeles, and London. However, Miami is where I feel at home.

I love everything related to food and beverage, I have my favorites which I hope you will get to know through this blog. I’m also interested in getting to know people from different cultures and backgrounds … always up to learning something new (right now I’m into exercise and clean living). I listen to music and books everyday. I have such a big heart and will support all my friends in whatever their endeavours may be. I am a good listener, so if you need a shoulder to cry one you can count on me. Oh, and can’t forget to mention that I’m a total Malbec and coffee lover!

‘Till next time 🙂

Hello Gisella

Hello friends!

My name is Gisella, born in NYC but raised in Argentina. I’m Mila’s mom (Miss 3) my biggest challenge in my life, and a wifey for more than 10 years now (I can’t even believe it has been that long already!)

I love rainy days, sunset colors, taking pictures, cooking, dancing, going to the beach and any outdoor activity. All my activities include Mila, she really keeps me so busy that at the end of the day I can not believe how much I fit into one day.

All my life right now is about my daughter and for that reason I have been feeling lost about myself. I’m working really hard to find myself again and to find the light inside of me and be as bright as I can!

Here I am to contribute to the blog, my journey, how to keep a toddler busy and our life in colors, art and cooking,

Let’s have fun!

Gisella

The Beginning and Baring All


Hi there, 
 I can’t believe I finally made this post – naked and all!
 I wanted to have this forum for me and a circle of girls to post on who we are, what our strengths are and what we love to do. Collectively we are a bunch of strong ladies and hope we can share our knowledge to elevate ourselves and have a ton of fun along the way.
As for my own posts – you’ll see what my hobbies are and to the best of my ability I will share as much knowledge on that craft as I know. I do a lot of crafts, but as a teacher? I’m not so confident! 
 On my list: Crochet, photography, cooking and cocktails, resin, acrylic pouring, sewing and general DIY stuff.
 About me? I’m a planner – I plan everything before I do it. It’s annoying and I am not spontaneous in any shape or form. I can’t say V.I.R.G.O any louder, I’m guilty.  I think I’m hilarious, and I like to drink. Or is it I drink and then I think I’m hilarious? You tell me : ) You will get to know me more the more I post. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia and grew up in Sydney, Australia with an Indonesian mother and an English father. I am well travelled, and to me there is nothing more self building than traveling alone, I love it. My international travels slowed down after getting married in 2003 and having our 2 kiddos (Maelin and Frankie), however, now we do a lot of road trips and I hope they will get the travel bug too.
 I planned the self portrait photoshoot (insert) a year prior for our trip to Georgia but being in Miami too long I thought at least Georgia would be warm and Sunny in March. Nope it was nearly snowing and we were camping. I was NOT going to be naked in the rain and freezing temperatures. Fast forward 18 months, this time in November, hubby wanted to see the leaves change color so we headed back to the same park in Georgia. It was perfect, sunny and warm enough to be naked, lol. I dragged my poor daughter to be my wing-chick should a hiker or a bear be approaching. Both would be scared seeing me in my birthday suit. I admit that I look a little crazy in a mermaid wig in the forest naked, I get it. Disclaimer, the photo is color adjusted but I have not been Photoshopped – wrinkles, cellulite and nipples galore. I’m not gonna lie, I’m happy with how this shoot turned out.😀
See you next post.

Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia 
Nikon D750, 50 mm 1.8, ISO 160, f3.2. 1/80 sec

Girls – let’s get on it! 
Shakiti, love and style,

Alessa

Introducing Ana

Hi everyone!

 After many conversations with my friend Alessa about this new blog, she not only encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone, but also pulled me out of ‘excuses to how busy I was’ (even though I’m not doing so much at the moment with the obvious circumstances, hmmm thanks Covid 19). I finally took the time to write my post to tell you a little bit more about who I am.

 My name is Ana Bedoya, I was born in Colombia, raised in a culture of music, lots of holidays and family. We have a holiday pretty much every month and sometimes we don’t even know what holiday it is that we’re celebrating, lol. Christmas for us is a celebration that starts on December 1st and lasts until January. It is a time where everything gets transformed with lights and lots of happiness all around!

 When I was 16 years old I moved to New York with my family and you can just imagine how my world changed. I lived there for 10 years. where I pretty much learned to be strong and independent. I also learned about food, oh God! so many more flavors than what I was used to. I learned about design, art and culture, and my love to travel began. Every year I try to go somewhere new, eat something different and experience all these fascinating places around the world. I am also a Gemini so creativity plays a big role in my life, I am constantly thinking of ideas, plans, possible business opportunities, hobbies, you name it! And of course this is how I became friends with Alessa ; ) having conversations and sharing all these creative ideas all the time.

 I developed a swimsuit line, although I learned about business a lot, I also lost my interest for the industry, with how fast fashion is changing and the dynamic of this business. Majority of people do not really appreciate quality and all the hard work that goes into it. So here I am looking for new ideas and trying to find a path that gives freedom to my life and a lot of self gratitude.

 I hope to bring the blog some information and tips of my new hobbies – lifestyle, floral and interior design. Also day to day inspirations, and ideas. We will all learn and get inspired together!
Stay tuned ; )

Love,
Ana