Recently I got the chance to take a MUCH needed spa day at Christie Pea Nail Spa & Beautique in Miami. I have to say, this was one of the most relaxing trips to the nail salon I’ve had in months. Greeted at the door, I was immediately offered a drink of my choice- water, coffee, tea, or mimosa- and lead to a super comfy lounge chair.
Before I got my nails done (but not before I got to put my feet in my own bowl of warm, bubbly water for my pedicure- love that!) I spoke for a bit with the brow technician Lucy, who is a freelancer, spreading her vision of full, awesome eyebrows to socialites and photo shoots all over Miami and beyond. She examined my bare eyebrows, assessed my skin tone and looked into my makeup bag before even touching my face. Let me tell you, I walked out of that place a new woman. We’ve stressed this on 2DB before, eyebrows really make a huge difference. Ask anyone who knows me and you’ll see I don’t leave the house without fixing my eyebrows (except for this trip to the salon of course.)
Email Lucy at LRBrows@icloud.com to schedule an appointment, you’ll be glad you did! Also, she’s currently holding down a spot at the Cheap n Chic Boutique right next to Miami Twice on Bird Road, for all you South Miami ladies.
Christie Pea Salon is adorably decorated with pink touches (like flowers and candles) while maintaining a very grown up , sophisticated vibe. The store has a features a curated boutique section where you can browse hand picked clothing and really chic accessories. You can even test out high-end skin care products while sipping your mimosa and getting pampered like a goddess.
What are you waiting for? Make an appointment today and get treated like a queen for a day.Christie Pea Salon 10037 SW 72 Street Miami, Florida 33173 (305) 271-2728 info@ChristiePea.com
When I heard about Ivanabitch vodka I immediately thought, “well, this is right up my alley!” Their slogan is VODKA WITH ATTITUDE. I’m a vodka drinker, admittingly. The Ivanabitch name is as mysterious as the brand, which I had never heard of until I tried it myself. It’s a shame because the brands marketing strategy and overall presentation is pleasant and clean. The packaging, logos, and graphics are fun and welcoming. I know, some of us aren’t big vodka drinkers because (lets admit) vodka gets you into a whole other zone that you may not (and end up regretting) be ready for, but sometimes some nights call for the clear bottle of confidence. How can you turn down WHIPPED CREAM FLAVORED VODKA? It delicious and actually does taste like whipped cream!
I took a bottle with my girlfriend Melissa to the beach the other day and paired it with Coke and …. delicious. Perfect, actually. Sweet, tasty, and perfect for a girls day anywhere. The other flavors I tried were the non-flavored pure vodka flavor and this strange (and interesting) flavor, Tobacco. I don’t smoke and I couldn’t picture who would enjoy this flavor but with over TEN different flavors from Cherry to Lemon – they’ve got to throw a left jab in the mix to keep it comfortable. I’m not a dark liquor person, so maybe the Tobacco would suit those customers more nicely.
I’m holding on tight to my Whipped Cream flavored Ivanabitch, that thang is delicious. Who’s coming to my house to share a drink? I promise it’s delicisssshhh!!
Miami cool kid Atticu$ Oselot recently dropped his anticipated beat tape and I have to say I’m impressed. It’s so funny to see someone like Lorde or Katy Perry at The Grammys in all black and suddenly this “ghetto goth” trend is all over the mainstream, meanwhile people who are on the more “ghetto” side (not necessarily ghetto, whatever that means nowadays) have been creating this dark, genre bending type of music and style for years. Sorry to get off on a tangent though!
Ocelot’s 6-track EP is a sonically diverse, and each track makes sense with the others while offering up something a little new. My personal favorite is “The Depression.” The title sounds like a downer but it’s pretty dope. Give his EP a listen below. If you like what you hear, feel inspired, or just want to hear it again later, head over to his website to download it for free. Also, follow Atticus on Twitter for real time updates @prey4usall
Who says romantic songs are only for Valentine’s day? (Not that there’s anything wrong with a good V-day mix.) Check out the sweet and upbeat new drum n bass jam “Dragons” by Princess Nokia, a.k.a. Wavy Spice, a.k.a the Afro-Latina role model for many a New York City cool kid. She compared her love, expressed in the video with her real life boyfriend, to the romance of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones. That’s a pretty powerful comparison. If you don’t know about that couple, or the show, click here for your own good.
Anyway, check out the really touching song and video below. The lyrics aren’t too deep to enjoy, but you can feel the sincerity. Not to mention Princess Nokia’s voice is beautiful. Oh, and the beat is perfect- a little bit old school and right on the 90′s wave that’s still sweeping in from 2013. Great job to OWWLS and Princess Nokia. Video by Milah Libin & Arvid Logan.
I find myself very “all over the place” at times, and it’s hard to reel it in and decide on ONE thing I want to focus on. Honestly if I could, right now, play the bass guitar, work as an archeologist, be a shoe designer, grow my own veggies all while also creating jewelry and curating events (two things I actually do), I would. I am passionate about so much, but get so overwhelmed with “how long it will take” or “what I’ll have to give up” that I end up basically doing nothing. It’s frustrating. Add to that grocery list the vast amount of charities and causes I wish I would help infinitely, and you’ll see I really am (mentally) cutting a lot of work out for myself. I don’t (yet) have millions of dollars to give, but I know some people do. And maybe some of those people just need to be presented with the cause that will make them lose sleep. Maybe I can help with that.
What I want to do, and really didn’t fully know until halfway through that first paragraph, is to highlight different causes here on 2dopebitches.com. Best case scenario- someone reads a post and gets inspired into action. Worst case scenario- I have at least organized my thoughts enough to try and focus on one myself. Let’s go.
Firstly, I want to highlight the whaling situation off of the coast of Japan (and beyond that, really). On my most recent visit to Maryland for the holidays my sister introduced me to Sea Shepard. She has been almost obsessed with this sea vessel and many TV shows such as Whale Wars that highlight the crazy drama that goes down in the ice cold waters. Anyway, this organization basically acts like a real world version of “Battleship” where the captain Paul Watson will literally ram a whaling vessel with his boat to stop the illegal killing of thousands of whales. His main focus is that, once the oceans die, we all die. And the Japanese obsession with whale meat (or “research”) is insanely robbing the ocean of the species. This has been going on for decades, but if something isn’t on mainstream news, I bet most people won’t even know.
Here’s a bit more about Sea Shepherd:
Sea Shepherd’s Mission Statement
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. The mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
I think that’s pretty cool. It’s one thing to care about a cause, or even to donate your hard earned money to it. But these people give their lives. And yea, there are still thousands of starving Americans and political issues and lots of other things wrong in the world, but I think this cause is a just one (along with many others). If this is something interesting to you, there’s more you can do.
It’s interesting the way this organization works. Because, Paul Watson was too extreme for Greenpeace, so he’s not backed by some huge company with a PR team. He actually has very high profile friends, like Bob Barker, Sean Penn, and the Dalai Lama. Many people give MILLIONS of dollars to help pay for Batman-esque sabotage boats and huge ships. When I say it’s like a movie, I’m not exaggerating.
Miami based brand, Outsider (@Outsidermia), is back with their refreshed branding and collection. Creator Eric Rodriguez teams up with local fashion lover, Jo Pita (@Jo_Pita) for a secondary editorial look book shot by photgrapher Xavier Varela (@footsoldiersX). The collection consists of 4 pieces in total, showcased are two of the collections most popular pieces; Big Business, which features a photo of New Jack City villain Nino Brown and Ghost Rider, a design flip of an Iron Maiden album cover.
Classic pieces, I need all of them in my closet now. Great to see this brand come back with their same signature integrity (after a brand copyright issue with the past “Al Dente” brand name) and I’m glad to see what new and refreshing direction they move forward with in future collections.
After linking up in NYC last year during Boiler Room’s CMJ Showcase, Miami upstart MC Denzel Curry (@RavenxMiyagi) joins forces with Vice/Warner Bros. recording artist Deniro Farrar (@DeniroFarrar). Over aggressive production provided by DK All Day (@DK_AD_), they send out warning shots to anyone who opposes them be it young or old with “Bow Down”. Be on the lookout for Denzel’s follow up to his 2013 debut album “Nostalgic 64″ with upcoming Mix Tape “Planet Shrooms” on the way. Deniro & Blue Sky Black Death also have an upcoming collaboration EP titled “Cliff of Death 2″ coming this year. This track will not be featured on either project.
One time for Dade County and Denzel, we love him. <3
Here at 2DopeBitches we’re all about girl power – so when I heard Scarlett Johansson was becoming SodaStreams first-ever Global Brand Ambassador, we got excited. Johansson, a Tony winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee (He’s Just Not That Into You,Her, & many more!) will become the face of a new marketing campaign for the home carbonation system. The partnership will kick-off when SodaStream premieres its first ad featuring Johansson during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
So – what the hell is SodaStream? You’ve probably seen the ads and articles written about this cool new device and kind-of-revolutionary way to enjoy carbonated beverages at home. We both love to cook and experiment new ways to enjoy healthy & independent living, so SodaStream is right up our alley. From classic sparkling water to energy drinks and even Kool Aid (purple drank word to Dave Chappelle!) – they can all now be enjoyed at home just as if you got them at your local restaurant/shop. On top of getting those fresh popped drinks at home you also get to cut 2/3 less sugar, 2/3 fewer calories and 2/3 less carbs than similar packaged sodas. I mean sodas like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Sprite, all that – it’s a more healthy way of enjoying those same drinks with a comfortable at home advantage.
I rarely drink soft-drinks but I do enjoy those rare moments, it feels like the first time every time with me, haha. They don’t only make soft-drinks either though; its energy drinks, diet drinks, and over 100 options now – growing more and more each day and all can be made at home YOUR way. Did we mention, since it’s at home you cut out the plastic bottle waste completely? Bottled water is just senseless anyways. Every day, nearly 1 billion bottles and cans end up in parks, rivers, oceans and landfills worldwide. The facts are depressing all around from obesity to worldwide waste from plastic products, we ALL have to come to some compromises and this product promotes a compromise and a pretty face like Scarlett is now repping it? She’s beautiful, smart & has some great ideas! I’m glad to see Hollywood stars moving in a more open-minded and socially friendly direction, great choice SodaStream!
Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these bad boys! I like the red one, red is my favorite color!
Be on the look out for the SodaStream commercial during the Superbowl featuring Scarlett herself! Woo!
It may seem to good to be tru, but this is happening. March 18th, 2014 2 Chainz and Pusha T will invade Miami Beach and are bringing along August Alsina for what is sure to be one hell of a concert. Advance tickets are now on sale (find link below) BUT, you know we always want to hook you up! We are giving away a pair of tickets to the show, and all you have to do to win is follow our simple rules.
And that’s it! easy right? Good luck and make sure you follow the rules completely! The winner will be chosen Saturday DEC. 28th. This way you’ll start your new year right!
Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Last week the newly launched Michelle Sparkling Wine by Domaine Saint Michelle breezed through Miami to the avail of many social butterflies and champagne lovers alike before it traveled up north to windy Chicago. Lots of stylish ladies, and a few men as well, gathered at Blo Midtown and sampled the brand spanking new Brut and Rose sparkling wines while they entered a raffle to benefit Locks of Love (I’m sad to report that I did not win.)
Women got the chance to get their hair done (for free!), there were very skilled bartenders, the most amazing macaroons (I had Blackberry), and a HUGE gift basket of lush bath essentials which went to one lucky raffle ticket holder (again, not me.) I really wanted that basket. The already pretty and polished blow dry bar was decorated to the T. There were bottles of wine strategically placed EVERYWHERE. Gotta love commitment to aesthetic! See some snapshots I took of the night below. Then head to your local wine shop and pick up a bottle!
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