I had no idea I’d be so emotional at my little sister’s Boca Raton maternity photo shoot. She’s pregnant with her first child, a baby boy, due at the end of February 2017. My first clue should have been when I started sniffling as we passed another couple taking their own maternity photos in front of a giant banyan tree. I guess Spanish River Beach/Park is the place to take photos of your pregnant belly? Who knows, but cue the waterworks!
It’s been awhile since I faced the decision of whether or not to take maternity photos. I lived in NYC at the time, it was the middle of winter and I just couldn’t visualize what I would do with said photos once I had my baby. Wouldn’t pictures of my kid take priority on my home’s photo wall?
FASHION WEEK! I love it. I miss it. And since it’s unlikely I’ll make it back for a show in NYC anytime soon, I am so happy to celebrate spectacular fashion, local designers, art and beauty at the 4th annual 2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week created by the Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown merchants.
When I attended my first BIG show at the Bryant Park tents in the city years ago, my friend Nic (@nixcruz), a fashion editor in Manhattan, gave me this LOL-worthy gem of advice:
Mkay so here is the deal: arrive 15 to 10 mins before the show but they NEVER start on time — usually 20 after the start time. Walk in the tents and act like you know where you are going. There will be signs either to the left or right that say “[designer]” the people waiting around will not have their seat assignment or are standing … You will have a seat so scoot to the front and flash them that shit. When I send you your seat asst, write it on the invite so they see it and wont annoy you at the entrance. Then sit in your seat and act like EVERYTHING. Wear your shades indoors, don’t smile, don’t be nice to the person next to you, look constipated & you’ll blend. Teehee.
I will try channeling it at Delray Beach Fashion Week starting January 25th! 😉 I feel like my friends and I succeeded in 2015…
Local designs and diverse fashions will take center stage at the fashion runway events, designer showcase, fashion luncheon, Stiletto Race, and for the first time a Boutique Pop Up Shopping Event.
A highlight of 2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week is “Delray on the Runway.” The January 26th event at Il Bacio invites guests to dress for a “white party,” and includes a runway show, reception, and silent auction. The event features local Downtown Delray Beach Designers: Jules Guaglardi – Roxy LuLu; Lizzi Lambert – Haystacks; Ronald Furst – Furst Handbags; Stephanie Graniero – Oh My Bod; Arianne Brown – Ramona LaRue; Jen Scoz and Hawk Stillwind – House of Zen Dali; Jelena Lovric – LoveRich Boutique; Glavidia Alexis – Glavidia Hair Studios; and Jully Ortega – The Sandy Shoppe.
Events will take place throughout Downtown Delray Beach and many are free to the public. Tickets for the Delray Beach Designer Show, Fashion Luncheon, and runway seats at the fashion shows can be purchased at each event or online at www.delrayfashionweek.com.
Raffle tickets will be included with each event ticket purchased and will also be available for $5. The raffle prize package valued at $1,000 includes: a 2 night/3 day hotel stay; spa, restaurant and retail gift certificates; tickets to Old School Square events and Delray Yacht Cruises. All event and raffle tickets sold throughout Delray Beach Fashion Week benefit the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.
Creative arts will SPARK at Sugar Sand Park at their annual Arts Spark Kids Fest on Sunday, February 19th! Local kids will have a chance to ignite their interests at a variety of interactive areas at Arts Spark Boca throughout the day.
I am a huge supporter of the arts personally, especially in schools, so #dailybocaavery and I are really looking forward to this annual event! We’re crossing our fingers for great “winter” weather too.
Families will enjoy hands-on Arts Spark workshops, performances, demonstrations, make & takes, strolling acts, expressive arts, balloon art, activity booths, and more!
Sugar Sand Park is excited to offer over 30 unique festival activities to Arts Spark Boca Raton festival attendees. Our calendar is already marked!
Looking for some Xtreme Fun and entertainment in 2017? Then look no further than Ft. Lauderdale’s Xtreme Action Park!
Sweet Hot Mess Shelby back to let you in on some Xtreme Fun and exciting local South Florida news. Xtreme Action Park, Florida’s largest family indoor entertainment center, has announced new attractions and details on “Phase Two” of its ongoing expansion!