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Are You a Pinterest Addict? Wait Till You Try Swirl.com!

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

Like so many of you, I am totally addicted to Pinterest.  I find myself browsing for hours discovering all sorts of unique things like how to make cupcakes that look like high heels and the best polka dot sweaters for fall.  But…sometimes I don’t want to look at cupcakes…seeing cupcakes makes me hungry and I don’t need any help in consuming more sugar.

Although Pinterest is my favorite place to browse for ideas, DIY projects and great recipes, I sometimes find it hard to shop from.  My new favorite way to shop online is from a site called Swirl.com.  It even as a mobile app!  The site includes hand selected items from your favorite stores including Nordstrom, Topshop, H&M, J Crew, Ann Taylor, etc.  You can go through their list of stores and select that stores and brands you love so that they’re all in one place.  That way you don’t need to go to 15 different sites, every time you’re looking for a new statement necklace or black jacket.  I also love that the price and brand are easy to see from the general search, simply hover your mouse over the item and they both appear letting you know if those fabulous suede wedges are in your price range.

Similar to Pinterest, you can peruse the site by seeing what’s trending, search for something specific a.k.a. polka dot sweaters (can you tell I’m obsessed!?!) or by browsing selected collections filled with fall trends such as skinny jeans, leather jackets, or cap toe shoes.  In addition, if you’re not ready to make the purchase or just would like to organize your online shopping, you can save and organize the things you love just like Pinterest.

What I love most about this site is how easy it is to go and make a purchase.  I found a great bag I liked from Nordstrom for only $42.  I clicked on the image and was on Nordstrom’s site, added it to my cart and paid for it.  That easy, I swear.

The next time you find yourself wondering aimlessly around Pinterest, take a peek at Swirl.com.  I promise you’ll love it!

A few of my favorite finds found on Swirl.com

H&M Peter Pan Collar on Swirl.com

H&M Peter pan Collar – $24 found on Swirl.com


Leah Maki's Favorite Polka Dot Cardigan

Forever 21 Polka Dot Cardigan – $18 Found on Swirl.com


Leah Maki's favorite Leopard Crystal Clutch

Nordstrom Leopard Crystal Clutch – $168 Found on Swirl.com

Florida Keys Spa Specials October 16-20

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

With so many things competing for our attention in the frenzied pace of life, it can be difficult to find the time to care for ourselves.  During the week of October 16-20, I urge you to relax, rejuvenate and de-stress.   Lucky for us, several local Florida Keys salons and spas will be offering discounted spa packages for the ultimate opportunity to recharge.

When was the last time you did something for you or gave the gift of complete relaxation?  Better yet, indulge in a couples massage with your significant other or get your girlfriends together for a few hours of primping and pampering.

Never had a facial?  How about acupuncture?  Spa Week is also a great opportunity to try a new spa treatment at a much lower cost.  That way, you’re not paying full price for something you may not love.

To take advantage of these amazing specials, call one of the following spas and make reservations for the week of October 16-20.

Tavernier – Kiki’s Spa

Kiki’s Spa is offering several spa packages for just $99 dollars.  Packages include a number of treatments including: LED therapy treatment with customized anti-aging or anti-acne face mask, wash and blow dry, back treatment with exfoliating scrub, hot towels and foot massage, paraffin treatment for hands with hand massage, Xtreme lash application, and a spray tan.  In addition, each package includes access to an exclusive VIP beverage and snack bar, luxurious robe and slippers to wear during your treatments and a special gift for Spa Week participants!  For more information on these spa packages or to book an appointment, go to KikisKeysSpa.com or call 305.852.0011.

Islamorada – Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella Spa will be offering the following for Spa Week: a 90 min couple’s massage for $220 ($30 savings), three acupuncture treatments for $245 ($90 savings), a 90 min Swedish massage with aromatherapy facial for $150 ($25 savings) and an anti-aging facial with microdermabrasion for $125.  To book any of these offerings, call 305.664.4558.

Islamorada – Blu Bamboo

Blu Bamboo is offering 10% off of their services and 20% off products for Spa Week. Call 305.664.9342 to book an appointment.

Marathon – Hawks Cay Calm Waters Spa

The Calm Waters Spa at Hawks Cay will be offering a 50 min Swedish massage for $99 ($40 savings) and 80 min for $160 ($40 savings), essential 50 min facial for $99 ($40 savings) and a Key Lime mani / pedi for $99 ($30 savings).  All spa services also receive complimentary use of the steam sauna and Jacuzzi.  To book an appointment at the Calm Waters Spa in Marathon, call 305.289.4810.

Key West – Isle Style Salon, Spa and Boutique

Isle Style Salon, Spa and Boutique will be offering their Relax Isle Style Spa Package for just $80.  This promotion includes a glass of champagne along with the choice of any two of the following services: petite mani and pedi, condition treatment and blow dry, 30 min custom massage, 30 min custom facial or 30 min back treatment.  Call 305.292.4000 to book your appointment.

Key West – Casa Marina Resort Spa Al Mare’

The beautiful Casa Marina Resort’s Spa Al Mare’ will be offering an 80 min massage for $130 ($50 savings) .  These massages are available on the beach or in the studio at Casa Marina and can be booked for this price anytime during Spa Week October 16-20.  Call 305.296.3535 Ext. 7785 or go to KeyWestbeachmassage.com to book an appointment.

And if you aren’t able to take advantage of these special offers, try some at home pampering which could include a bubble bath, a glass of wine and your favorite magazine.  After all, we all could use a little rest and relaxation in our lives.

Calm Waters Spa – Hawks Cay Marathon, Florida

Calling all Florida Keys Fashionistas!

Posted on: October 8th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

Sip & Shop Soiree

Thursday, October 18, 7-9 p.m.

You and your girlfriends are invited to sip, shop and socialize during the ultimate shopping soiree on Thursday, October 18 from 7-9 p.m.

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support some of your favorite local boutiques including: Waters Edge Cottage, Blue Boutique, Miss Monroe, Banyan Tree, Wild Lily Boutique, Milk N’ Honey, Moonlight Boutique and Tootsie Couture Flip Flops.

In addition, I’ll be discussing fall trends, showing you how to wear these trends in a way that still works in the warm Florida Keys.

Please RSVP to me at Leah@leahsfabulousfinds.com by Tuesday, October 16th.

Sip & Shop Soiree will be held at Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty in Islamorada  – 81888 Overseas Highway, MM 81 Bayside.

Presented by Leah Maki & Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty