Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sean Wes: Early Wake, Daily Write


I've been admiring Sean Wes' hand lettering work for years now, and lately Sean has been sharing his knowledge, not only on how to get started on hand lettering, but also on how to make a living with your passion.

Sean is such a prolific artist, and besides doing lettering work, he has an amazing podcast in which he discusses creativity and business.



This is one of my favorites videos he has posted on his Youtube channel: Early Wake, Daily Write: How to make a name for yourself. I've been trying to be more consistent with my writing and be more disciplined, so I recommend watching this video to hear Sean's insights on the topic. He's so articulate and smart and has quickly become a mentor figure to me.

Sean is working on his book The Overlap Technique, which he will be releasing for free, so make sure to sign up to his mailing list to be notified.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Swimming at the Venetian Pool




I went to the Venetian Pool a few weeks ago, and loved it! It's the only public pool to be registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1924 out of a coral rock quarry, it was inspired by the Venetian Lagoon in Venice,Italy (hence the name, obviously!). It's really a beautiful, beautiful place.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wynwood Walls






I finally had the chance to visit Wynwood Walls, an outdoor mural permanent exhibition, with works of the worlds most renowned street artists.
Wynwood is the arts district in Miami and it's full of art galleries, cute shops, great restaurants and bars, all surrounded by awesome street art.
Definitely worth a visit!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: July 2014

This month, I went to Juvia, a beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant, with amazing panoramic views of South Beach.
They serve a fusion of French, Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, but my favorite part were the cocktails. The sangria and mojitos were so refreshing in the hot summer afternoon.
I will definitely be coming back to Juvia, and if you visit Miami, make sure to stop by and watch a sunset while sipping your favorite cocktail!


















Miami Beach through my lens is a photographic quest to discover the great city of Miami Beach.
Starting January 2014, I will explore a new place every month throughout the year, and share my findings with you. Armed with my trusty camera, I aim to get to know this wonderful city better, and improve my photography skills as I go. Tag along!

Images: Monica Aguinaga

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Mode: On



Hey everyone! Are you having a good Summer? I've been so busy with work that I haven't gone on a long bike ride until today. It felt so good!
It's been so hot here in South Beach that I try to go for swims as often as possible. Is there a better feeling that jump in the pool on a hot Summer day? I think not! 
I'm hoping to go to a rooftop bar this week and have a refreshing drink, and maybe go for ceviche or caprese salad, my favorite Summer foods.
Do you have any plans for this Summer? Barbecues? Beach vacation? Tell me!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: June 2014


Oops! I'm super late posting June edition of my photo project: Miami Beach through my lens. But here it is!

Since my first visit to Europa Delicatessen I knew I wanted to make it a part of my series Miami through my lens. Europa Delicatessen is an European style deli and gourmet market, and they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything in between.

The first time I went I had the Scandinavian breakfast, with smoked salmon, rösti, hard boiled eggs, cucumber and cream cheese. Oh! I'm still thinking about it. The crêpes are delicious,as well. Their coffee is strong, as it should be, and their pastries are decadent and plentiful.

What I love the most about this place is that you can buy ingredients to cook a meal at home. They carry a lot of imported gourmet products, not to mention European beers and wine.

This is such a charming place and has become my favorite place to have breakfast in South Beach! Check it out!














Miami Beach through my lens is a photographic quest to discover the great city of Miami Beach.
Starting January 2014, I will explore a new place every month throughout the year, and share my findings with you. Armed with my trusty camera, I aim to get to know this wonderful city better, and improve my photography skills as I go. Tag along!

Images: Monica Aguinaga

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sweet Breakfast



Lately, I've been having these Smoothie Bowls for breakfast. These are so nutritious and so good; it's like having dessert for breakfast!
Here's how I make it, but feel free to experiment!

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
1 cup of frozen strawberries and blueberries.
1 packet of Stevia (or honey)
1 dash of cinnamon
A splash of almond milk
Extra blueberries and strawberries to decorate (as many as you want!)
Sliced almonds

How to:

Put the 5 first ingredients in the food processor or blender, and blend until it's all incorporated and has the consistency of soft serve.
Pour in a bowl, add extra blueberries, sliced strawberries, almonds and a splash of honey.
Dig in!

Do you have a go-to breakfast? Share your favorite!