A Fashion & Lifestyle Blog by Cata Balzano

The end of the year’s holidays and celebrations always leave us tied between wanting to purchase something beautiful yet affordable, and if you add gifts for family and friends to the mix of ‘must-buy’ items, we hope to shop for best quality options for a decent-to-small budget. I had not been to Sawgrass Mills in…

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One of the most difficult parts of my day-to-day is eating right and healthy. I’m constantly on the run, and it’s truly such a challenge, plus – I must confess that – I’m highly indisciplined when it comes to feeding myself properly. I always try to find affordable, on-the-go, tasty, healthy meals that I can…

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My friend, who’s a publicist wanted, to meet up and ‘chop it up’ on some new projects we have in mind, but she wanted to do it over a casual brunch date, and I thought of Threefold right away – why? – because they have an amazing selection of food on toast, and their avocado…

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The day my story proposal was approved by El Nuevo Herald was literally on Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m. That day was also the deadline I had, to confirm to Telemundo that I could fly to Mexico to interview the cast of the hit television series El Señor de los Cielos. Now as glam…

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Traveling is quite the hassle, or well; getting ready to travel is. Let’s be real here: unless you have someone to pack your bags and make sure your get-ups are perfectly picked and in place, we all stress a little. I just did a two-day, 48-hour type of trip to Mexico, and I loved everything, except…

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As someone who works in the fashion industry and who attends certain events and fashion shows, it’s important to me that my clothes smell and feel as good as they look. Many detergents help with color but not with texture and actual care of the fabric. Others specialize in fabric-care, but they completely wash out…

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While Valentine’s Day may be an exciting time for couples, the anxiety of gifts and cliches that fall within those choices of what to give to that special someone, can sometimes be intimidating for the boys (or girls). Many go for the regular choices for their girlfriends, wives, crushes – you know, the roses, chocolates, a teddy…

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The red lip is the ultimate ‘classic’ look. Red is also the color of love and passion, and before I get too cheesy and start with the clichés, I want to show you how to create a look that is easy, classy, very Valentine’s Day appropriate and – the best part – that was done…

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Located in a hodgepodge of luxurious boutiques and designer stores within the Design District, lies OTL, a chic little coffee shop that includes some of my favorite bites and drinks: avocado toast, sandwiches and – of course – cafecito [coffee]! Opened by Miami’s very own David Grutman, along Craig Robins and the people behind a…

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Pumpkin orange, mustard yellow, burgundy and rich caramel is screaming that fall is basically here! It’s time for oversized scarves, turtleneck sweaters, camel coats, and fashionable tights. But we get it, it’s still hot! So while your summer blues cure, there are must haves your closet better have this upcoming season. Take a look, grab…

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