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EDITOR'S LETTER

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Modeliste magazine celebrates a new breed of rising supermodel stars. AS 2016 comes to a close, Modeliste celebrates its 2 year anniversary commemorating our glamourous Cover Girls we’ve showcased over the years. Filled with talent, style, beauty and inspiration, Modeliste has been fortunate to have such extraordinary women grace the pages of our magazine. The idea for our Rising Stars Issue came to me as we recently hosted an Influencer trip in Aruba. Pros in capturing and captivating an audience, creating lustrous images, these Influencers showcase their individual sense of style with creativity and artistry. Their images play a huge part in making us all love fashion and wanting the clothes for ourselves. These Influencers are not only beautiful but know how to work clothes and showcase products in a unique and engaging manner. Creative artists themselves, their sense of style encourages us to enjoy photography and the journey they have embarked upon. So… I thought that it would be interesting for us to put together an issue of the magazine which showcases these social stars through what they truly wear and through a more “real” filter. All of us here at Modeliste would like to wish our readers a very happy holiday season and New Year filled with peace, love, laughter and adventure.

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IN EVERY ISSUE 12 Editor's Letter 18 Model Diaries: Zendaya 150 Mode with Meaning 172 Horoscope

BEAUTY BOX 28 Why you should sharpen your eye pencils this holiday season 30 Saving Face: The Best Moisturizers

COUTURE 50 Labels we Love 64 Street Style - Savvy Zendaya 110 White Heat

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70 The Hottest Influencers of the Year

154 The Ultimate Holiday Travel Guide 160 Jetsetting Workouts

HAUTE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 136 100+ Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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On the Cover Zendaya Cover by Jim Jordan Styled by Law Roach Hair by Kim Kimble Makeup Artist Allan Avendano Location Puerto Vallarta Zendaya is wearing Jacket by Nicolas Jebran


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Editor-In-Chief AMY MCCABE

Art Director MONICA ROBLES Photography JIM JORDAN DOMINIC PETRUZZI Stylist LAW ROACH Videography Director PETE NGUYEN Online Director JEN CARLSON Digital Director SHANNON DANNETTELLE Contributing Editors GARRET GERVAIS ALLAN AVENDANO KIM KIMBLE BRITTANY CHAMBERS KAREN CALDERON Public Relations & Marketing ERICA ANDERSON ELIZABETH KELLY ELAHN HARRIS MOLLY MILSTEIN JOYCE JIANG MAYA INDRAYANI TERA NOGUCHI Senior Travel Editor-at Large & Director of Mode with Meaning LYNNE CHIZZICK

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Travel Editor MICHAEL MCCABE Cover Model Zendaya


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MODEL DIARIES

THE ARCHIVES

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MODEL DIARIES

Q&A with ZENDAYA It’s been a year since Zendaya graced the cover of Modeliste, and our rising star has taken the world by storm and has risen to the highest ranks of stardom. A true fashion icon, Zendaya embodies a constantly evolving, yet always on-point sense of style. With a major lead role as Mary Jane in the upcoming Spider Man movie, the fresh face of Cover Girl, Zendaya has also added Fashion Designer to her resume with a new clothing line, Daya, a collaboration with sensational celebrity stylist, Law Roach. Radiant in her demeanor, effortless in her beauty, honest in her approach, all wrapped up with a witty and silly sense of humor, Zendaya has shown the world and her over 33.5 million Instagram fans her incredible talents are endless and that she is here to stay. How would you describe your What would you consider to be fashion style? your "life's theme song"? I think the beautiful thing is it can't Anything Michael Jackson. be defined lol How do you connect with your Style icon? fans on social media? There are so many people I look My fans know me on social media up to it's usually people who set because I sit on my phone and read their own style and don't listen to through their feeds. I am addicted what others say and just do it with to scrolling through my screen and I such grace and confidence such as see what people write and what they Erykah Badu and Solange say and so I feel connected to them and I will randomly reply or retweet What is something people don't so they know that I am reading and I know about you? care about them. People don't know that I'm really just kind of boring and a bit of a If you could say something right nerd. I don't do going out and all now to your fans, what would it that stuff...I'm good with my bed. be? I would just tell them how much I If you could have coffee with one appreciate their support. They are so historical figure, who would it insightful and they are honestly so be? motivating and they crack me up on Nelson Mandela a daily basis. What's your favorite fashion trend of all time? I don't believe in trends, what's good today isn't good tomorrow and what was great yesterday isn't today...so just make up your own trends.

Do you have a nickname? I have so many nicknames LOL from Zenzen to Zendoozy to Daya

Why you love Modeliste. You guys took such great care of me and my family and the magazine is super cute so it's cool to be a part What is your favorite lip shade? of it. I have every color there is and it really depends on what I'm wearing Best advice you've but I love a good nude. What is your holy grail style tip? Be in love with yourself first. Ultimate beauty boost? A great moisturizer 20

ever received? A quote that was told to me "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no one." -Shakespeare

THE ARCHIVES Zendaya’s interview is an excerpt taken from Modeliste’s November 2015 issue. For the full interview visit ModelisteMagazine.com


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WHY YOU SHOULD SHARPEN YOUR EYE PENCILS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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As the colder months approach, it’s easy to take on a more minimalistic approach to makeup. A quick flick of black eyeliner is guaranteed to give nude makeup a major bombshell upgrade. Cat eyes are always a glamorous go-to, but a liquid swoosh also makes a surprisingly casual match for a hoodie and a sporty ponytail as we saw on Joan Smalls.

Dakota Fanning

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Dakota Fanning was spotted with the perfect wraparound liner while Felicity Jones embraced an artfully blended smudge of eyeliner. Adding that perfect pop of black eyeliner is the ultimate way to supercharge your look in seconds this Fall.

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SAVING FACE

Winter is officially here—and the cooler, drier air is already showing its harsh effects on skin. Summer’s lightweight, oil-free formulas are no match for the elements. From cold outdoor temperatures to dehydrating space heaters bound to invade our apartments and offices, it’s time to switch up your moisturizer. But how to choose one that will keep skin happy and hydrated all season long?

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THE FESTIVE FACE: ECO TOOLS

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’Tis the season for Holiday makeup. Silky smooth skin, glowing cheeks, and glittering eyes all start with the right tools. Eco Tools user-friendly beauty tools and brushes improve makeup application for a photo-ready finish all Winter long. From glitzy, snow-blanketed Christmas parties to a balmy beach getaways, EcoTools brushes and travel sets have your perfect set essential for all of your makeup needs. Introducing the Boho Luxe Holiday Collection. This Global-inspired line features bold prints, vibrant colors and beautiful organic materials. The artist-designed cosmetic bag makes this a holiday must-have (to give or receive) and a favorite all year long!

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Boho Luxe Mini Set Features smaller versions of the two most essential makeup brushes- the Powder and Foundation brushes. Perfect for travel, at school or at work. This set might be mini, but it is sure to be a big holiday hit. $4.99


Boho Luxe Travel Set The perfect travel companion, featuring four travel size brushes and a cosmetic bag. This set is a beautifully packaged, ready-to-give gift for the girl-on-the-go. Limited edition complete with artist design organic cotton cosmetic bag,includes a round powder brush, flat concealer brush, angled crease brush, eye shading brush with bonus self wrapping gift box with tag and bow. $14.99

Duo Luxe Brush Set Features three tools with six brush heads and a trend-setting cosmetic bag providing everything she needs to create all of her favorite makeup looks. $19.99

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HOLIDAY GLAM

Contributing Beauty Editor, Garret Gervais, paired with hairstylist, Ashley Lynn Hall and The Art Of Hairstyling (theartofhairstyling.com) to interpret favorite beauty looks from 2016 F/W runways. Photographer, Angela Marklew, perfectly captures the dramatic series that is inspired by the Haute Couture and Ready To Wear shows of Givenchy, Atelier Versace, Dior, Gilles, Diane Von Furstenberg and Anna Sui.

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Photography ANGELA MARKLEW Makeup GARRET GERVAIS at Grid Agency using MAC Cosmetics Hair ASHLEY LYNN HALL at Art Department Nails MAYA APPLE Styling LISA BAE at The Rex Agency Models EKATERINA & KSENIA (Hollywood Model Mgmt) 43


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Meet Your New Favorite Label:

ASTR the LABEL ASTR the Label’s Holiday collection is all about being flattering and sensual. A palette of dusty rose, wine, jewel tones and sparkling golds, the latest designs are rich with color offering a deliciously unique inflection and appeal. With gorgeous dÊcolletage-baring styles, evolved silhouettes, cozy knits, chic blazers and stand-alone sexy little black dresses, ASTR the Label has created effortless yet refined pieces inspired by the modern, young woman. Recognized for their light, streetwise spirit, refined quality and unique feminine edge, ASTR the Label stands as a contemporary youthful irreverence and wearable interpretation of attainable style for all occasions. You can expect to see a lot more of these beautiful creations in the months to come.

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ZENDAYA'S STREET STYLE Zendaya’s reputation for great style is well- earned. With some of the most coveted looks, Zendaya shows an effortless air of cool in her looks with an ever changing and evolving style that’s uniquely her own. Street style has become just as major as the runway shows themselves. Check out Zendaya’s hippest street style looks we love for the ultimate fashion inspiration!

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Welcome to Modeliste’s Social Stars Issue. Pros in inspiring, capturing and captivating an audience, creating lustrous images, these Influencers showcase their individual sense of style with creativity and artistry. Their images play a huge part in making us all love fashion and wanting the clothes for ourselves. These Influencers are not only beautiful but know how to work clothes and showcase products in a unique and engaging manner. Creative artists themselves, their enviable sense of style encourages us to enjoy the beautiful mosaic of their feeds and the journey they have embarked upon.

MEET THE ULTIMATE “IT-GIRLS” Amy Pham Catherine Belle Emily Luciano Ellen V. Lora Jill Wallace

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Amy Pham has officially been dubbed one of the hottest Instagirls of the year. As beauty-savvy, sexy, playful and sweet in real life as she is portrayed on her social channels, Amy has catapulted to the ranks of star status and is wholly deserving of this achievement. Amy joined Modeliste’s renowned Influencer Getaways on our latest stop in Aruba, and let us in on her ultimate beauty secrets, style staples and why we love watching her silly videos.

AMY PHAM

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In 3 words: describe your blog/ social channels? Narcissistic self-portraits What makes your blog and social channels a go-to for all fashion and beauty- savvy girls. I love experimenting with makeup and fashion-- and if I happen to get something right like a cool outfit or fun makeup idea I want to share the knowledge! What inspired you to create a blog? How did you begin? I don’t have a blog actually, I just have my socials and I hosted for a fashion web series called The Fashion Statement produced by Disney’s Maker Studios. That happened via auditioning-- I showed up, they didn’t hate me, and fast forward a couple years and here I am! My social media outlets followed shortly after. What has been your greatest achievement or “ah-ha!” moment with your blog/ social channels? When I started making silly videos for my own amusement. I realized that if I can poke fun at myself, then hopefully other people can see that fashion and beauty isn’t all perfect photoshopped

images, and in the process something that personally brings me entertainment actually leaves a big impression on other people too. People seem to love my weird videos! What elements do you think create an engaging IG feed? I think as long as you have everything in moderation-- consistent posts (without posting 20 times a day), interesting photos of different subjects (outfits, selfies, accessories, nights out, etc.), and a sense of humor. Any favorites you personally love to follow? I actually love looking at my friends’ feeds, I tend to be biased towards people I know in real life versus pages that I have no personal connection to haha. So my family, best friends, etc. How would you describe your personal style? Depending on the day it’s usually a mixture of: chill streetwear, chic glam, and ratchet club vibes. What types of posts do you think create the most engagement? I think it speaks for itself-- images that are interesting to look at (for me

personally it’s been outfits and makeup selfies) and funny videos! Boomerangs are also fun-- everyone loves a Boomerang! What are a few of your go to tips for dressing fabulous and warm during the winter months and holiday season? LAYERS. I love layers. And especially in the holiday season I love me all the glitter and tinsel and jewel tones. What you’re looking forward to wearing most this season? All my Christmas clothes, Christmas is my favorite holiday haha! Current handbag? A black faux leather backpack I got from eBay that is currently falling apart because I danced too hard in Aruba. What item can’t you live without when heading to a holiday soirée? Red lipstick! What is your ultimate go-to beauty product? Red lipstick.

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Best beauty tip. RED LIPSTICK. Haha seriously, red lips will make you feel like a million bucks no matter what. Favorite App on your phone. Snapchat! Most used filter? VSCO - H1 or H2 from the Hypebeast set. I ain’t playing with the basic IG filters! Most played song on itunes. I don’t actually use my iTunes really, but on Spotify at the moment it’s Kodak Black - Skrt. Favorite way to end the day. Watching a movie and eating pizza in my sweats (or underwear depending on the season). Favorite travel spot. NYC 3 Things on your Bucket List. sky dive, travel the world (mainly Asia), and have a huge drunk fun wedding with all my friends and family and loved ones. What is your current indulgence? Hot Cheetos, I just bought a Costco sized box and it’s a problem. What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for? I’m pretty much all over the place any given month, each weekend either DJ-ing or traveling lately. But I’m working on finally launching my Youtube channel so be on the lookout! It’s been a long time coming haha. What’s one thing you would like your fans to know about you? That I don’t take myself seriously so they shouldn’t either! What did you love most about the Modeliste trip to Aruba? What wasn’t to love? Everything was beautiful, the people were so friendly and nice...definitely one for the books! Special thanks to Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Visit Aruba Tourism Authority (aruba.com) where you can learn more about the island and its history, culture, and news, plan things to do, check out upcoming events, and explore dining, shopping, nightlife, activities, and transportation options, plus much more. 78


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CATHERINE BELLE Follow at: @cath_belle

Insta-famous, Catherine Belle is the ultimate fashionista. Having curating a successful social media personality, Catherine has perfected the art of showcasing the always on-point, of the moment styles of the season. It is no wonder her followers look to her for daily style and beauty inspiration, Catherine is undeniably stunning with her gorgeous long locks most of us can only dream of having… #HAIRGOALS. With a minimalistic approach to fashion, mixing attainable, affordable and wearable pieces with an authentic and genuine sense of style, if you’re not following Catherine Belle yet, you definitely should. We had the amazing opportunity to catch up with Catherine on Modeliste’s latest Influencers Getaway to Aruba where we learned what she is looking forward to most with Holiday fashion, the inspiration behind her social feed and what’s next on her bucket list. 80


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In 3 words: describe your blog/ social channels? Fashion, travel, minimalistic What makes your blog and social channels a go-to for all fashion and beauty- savvy girls. Most of my outfits are affordable and wearable for every-day. What inspired you to create a blog? How did you begin? A few years ago I decided to start my Instagram/blog because much of my free time was spent getting inspired from other bloggers and I thought it would be fun having my own. What has been your greatest achievement or “ah-ha!” moment with your blog/ social channels? Probably when I hit 100k followers! What elements do you think create an engaging IG feed? Making sure all of the pictures follow a certain theme and being consistent. Any favorites you personally love to follow? Yes! I love Negin Mirsalehi, Xenia Van Der Woodsen, and Mija Flatau. How would you describe your personal style? Minimalistic and Cali laid-back. What types of posts do you think create the most engagement? Travel pictures and head-to-toe city looks. What are a few of your go to tips for dressing fabulous and warm during the winter months and holiday season? A great pair of booties and statement jackets. What you’re looking forward to wearing most this season? Sweaters and beanies. Current handbag? My Nakedvice black purse.

What is your ultimate go-to beauty product? Lip liner! Best beauty tip. Drink lots of water to keep your skin healthy and glowy. Favorite App on your phone. Instagram of course ;) Most used filter? VSCO A6 Most played song on itunes. Probably a song by Blink 182! Favorite travel spot. Anywhere in Europe! Favorite way to end the day. In sweatpants eating popcorn with my favorite show on.

What item can’t you live without when heading to a holiday soirée? A great clutch.

3 Things on your Bucket List. Go to Australia, learn how to play guitar, and hit 1 million followers.

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What is your current indulgence? Dark chocolate with sea salt.

What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for? I’m currently designing glasses with a brand that will come out around March. I also have a few trips lined up in the months of Nov & Dec! What’s one thing you would like your fans to know about you? I speak French since I was born and raised in Quebec City. What did you love most about the Modeliste trip to Aruba? Besides the perfect weather, I loved meeting new blogger friends and doing lots of fun activities with them. Special thanks to Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Visit Aruba Tourism Authority (aruba. com) where you can learn more about the island and its history, culture, and news, plan things to do, check out upcoming events, and explore dining, shopping, nightlife, activities, and transportation options, plus much more.


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EMILY LUCIANO @emily_luciano www.lovelyluciano.com It’s impossible not to love a girl who has succeeded in showing us all that fashion can be for everyone. With an Instagram filled with artistic and inspirational images tracking her globe-trotting adventures while wearing all the latest killer pieces, Emily has proven to be the ultimate blogger-of-the-moment. Her enviable, chic, minimalist and effortless signature style shines in all of her perfectly polished looks which are always on-point, accessible, relatable and affordable. Modeliste Editor-in-Chief, Amy McCabe spoke with Emily about her love affair with fashion, latest collaborations and what it’s like becoming an online powerhouse.

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In 3 words: describe your blog/ social channels. Relatable, Casual Chic & Neutrals What makes your blog and social channels a go-to for all fashion and beauty-savvy girls? I feel that I stick to a theme of neutrals and wear pieces with different looks to help my readers see how I style each item I wear. The pieces I wear are affordable which impacts my readers in a positive way. What inspired you to create a blog? How did you begin? I started almost 2 years ago and I started by posting my outfit of the day to instagram and as others started liking then I would post daily and with time you grow and improve with your content. What has been your greatest achievement or “ah-ha!” moment with your blog/ social channels? I feel that my greatest achievement so far has been being able to do this full time and turn my dream and passion into a career. What elements do you think create an engaging IG feed? I feel that using one filter on every photo and curating your feed to match with a theme makes a huge difference to a reader's eye. Any favorites you personally love to follow? I love sincerely jules and negin mirsalehi who have great style and great photos! How would you describe your personal style? I would describe my personal style to be casual chic as I am always balancing casual with a t-shirt or pair of jeans and adding a chic piece such as a great long jacket or heels to add to enhance every look I wear. What types of posts do you think create the most engagement? I feel that iphone shots with your outfit of the day creates the best engaged photo. What you’re looking forward to wearing most this season? My black booties! Location: Aruba 88


What are a few of your go to tips for dressing fabulous and warm during the winter months and holiday season? I would say a few of my go to tips for dressing in the winter months would be to wear oversized scarves, camel wool trench coat and black booties. Current handbag. Chloe Faye Bag What item can’t you live without when heading to a holiday soirée? Mac Lipstick What is your ultimate go-to beauty product? Dry Shampoo Best beauty tip. Putting a bit of water on your skin where you are about to apply your highlighter, so it stays ( sticks ) Favorite App on your phone. VSCO cam Most used filter? A series Most played song on itunes. Starboy - The Weekend Favorite way to end the day. Taking off my makeup, putting on my comfortable clothes and winding down. Favorite travel spot. Europe -Italy! 3 Things on your Bucket List. Travel to Greece, LA and Australia What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for? Everyday is a new exciting day but I am excited about my new capsule glasses collection I designed with Bonlook. What’s one thing you would like your fans to know about you? I am a twin of an amazing sister who helps with most of my images on my instagram and that I am canadian! What did you love most about the Modeliste trip to Aruba? I loved meeting everyone and experiencing the cool Screaming Eagle restaurant eating in bed!

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Special thanks to Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Visit Aruba Tourism Authority (aruba.com) where you can learn more about the island and its history, culture, and news, plan things to do, check out upcoming events, and explore dining, shopping, nightlife, activities, and transportation options, plus much more.

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ELLEN V. LORA

Follow Ellen V. Lora at @ellenvlora and pureevl.com

With a fun, eclectic profile that conveys a good eye for style and a penchant for interesting photography and the queen of witty captions, Ellen V. Lora is on every fashionista’s radar. We love nothing more than a glimpse into Ellen’s jet-setting lifestyle, artsy hair color changes, and her ultra-hip raid-worthy wardrobe. Ellen V. Lora’s Instagram feed is packed with things we wished we owned. Having met up with Ellen in the Caribbean playground of Aruba during Modeliste’s latest Influencer Getaway, we fell insta-in-love. Here, Ellen tells us ultimate beauty tips, must-have pieces for the season and the #1 item she can’t live without. Be warned: Following Ellen V Lora might result in a serious shopping spree.

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In 3 words: describe your blog/ social channels. Avant-garde, individual, off-duty What makes your blog and social channels a go-to for all fashion and beauty- savvy girls. When you look at my blog or Instagram, it’s easy to gage my personal style which fuses edge and a city off-duty look – I call it a dark edge to feminine dressing. Some girls may relate to my wardrobe, whereas others may not, but ultimately I want to relay the message to wear what you want and wear what feels most honest to you. There is no right or wrong. Also, I want it to serve as a page of inspiration where one really utilizes their wardrobe for self-expression. Feel like a badass and dress like a badass. What inspired you to create a blog? How did you begin? I have always loved to dress myself- I looked forward to it in the morning, piecing together my look for the day. My threads tell a story, my story. I have always been a creative individual. I studied theatre and film in college with an emphasis on costume design. I loved storytelling through clothes and embodying personalities and bringing characters to life through clothing. This was a segway into blogging since I was able to produce creative content and a visual story through clothing, but this time it was about myself. My first platform as Instagram in 2014 then I launched my blog soon thereafter. What has been your greatest achievement or “ah-ha!” moment with your blog/ social channels? That is a tricky one to pinpoint. So much has happened since I first launched my blog and it has opened so many different doors for me. I count every single one as a blessing and each “ah-ha” moment pushes me harder towards the next one. I think it’s amazing when you get to work with the brands you’ve always admired. What elements do you think create an engaging IG feed? Consistency in personal style and a general theme. Of course diverse content is important, I try to toss in some food & architecture photos in the mix once in awhile. But for me, the feeds are admire are one’s with a genuine sense of personality and individual style. Also, inevitably one’s that are pleasing to the eye. A strong string of creative content.

For example, if you give X & Y sample A, I want to see how the two make it their own and tell it in their voice. Also, high-quality photos*

What is your ultimate go-to beauty product? False lashes & liquid liner (Eyeko liquid liner)

Any favorites you personally love to follow? I can go on & on about Kristina Bazan (@kristinabazan) I’ve loved her for years. Take a look at her page and you’ll see why. Some other favorites of mine are @chiaraferragni, @alwaysjudging, @eggcanvas, @ oraclefox, @lusttforlife & @ hautepursuit. Just to name a few.

Best beauty tip. Never fall asleep with your makeup on.

How would you describe your personal style? Ellen V Lora: Off-duty city look, an Alexander Wang femme fatale, hoarder of black leather goods, edgy, experimental, bad, unisex at times, also, dark but feminine. Sometimes I’m a walking contradiction.

Favorite App on your phone. Instagram or Spotify Most used filter? The A’s in the VSCO family. Most played song on itunes. Either a song by The Weeknd or The 1975. Favorite way to end the day. Lighting candles and listening to music. Favorite travel spot. London or Paris.

What types of posts do you think create the most engagement? High-quality content – as in the thought process and photo quality. Different and creative content.

Next on your Bucket List. Travel the world.

What are a few of your go to tips for dressing fabulous and warm during the winter months and holiday season? Get yourself a solid moto leather jacket. My two favorites I alternate between are my Kooples & All Saints jackets. Some leather or suede booties. A beanie or beret, I just got a pierced beret in Korea that I’m obsessed with.

What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for? I just got back from Barcelona and shot a very cool project with L’Oreal hair set to launch in early 2017!

What you’re looking forward to wearing most this season? Black clothing. I kid, but not really. Looking forward to heavy, oversized knits. Fall textures like suede, cashmere, corduroy and leather. Faux fur! I love faux fur and I’m ecstatic that it’s that short time of the year we can bring out the faux furs in LA. I’m also really the unisex silhouette lately. Lot’s of elongated sleeves, boxy culottes and longer hems. Current handbag? I’ve been alternating between an old Kenzo bag and a Strathberry bag, both in the color red. What item can’t you live without when heading to a holiday soirée? A clutch or little side bag to hold my lipstick.

What is your current indulgence? Carbs and sugar. Send help.

What’s one thing you would like your fans to know about you? That I want to give them all virtual hugs. What did you love most about the Modeliste trip to Aruba? Getting served dinner in bed at the Screaming Eagle, then going major off-roading on the rockiest road. I discovering this amazing dish called the grouper fish and swam in the most relaxing and calm sea at sunset. Special thanks to Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Visit Aruba Tourism Authority (aruba. com) where you can learn more about the island and its history, culture, and news, plan things to do, check out upcoming events, and explore dining, shopping, nightlife, activities, and transportation options, plus much more.


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Los Angeles based styling genius, Jill Wallace of Little Black Boots, captures her love of international travel and local adventures filled with the perfect amount of wit and humor. Complete with an inspirational outfit of the day, Jill’s style is not only sophisticated and always on-point, she is a pro when it comes to minimalist chic with a subtle hint of edginess. IG: @littleblackboots Twitter: @littleblckboots (no “a” in black) Facebook: Little Black Boots Location: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana Dominican Republic


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In 3 words: describe your blog. Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel What makes your blog and social channels a go-to for all fashion and beauty- savvy girls. It’s where I share what I genuinely love whether that’s a trend, favorite beauty product or travel destination. I also like to think that I do my best to insert humor and fun to everything I do. 3 favorite fashion trends for Fall you’re most looking forward to. Cropped denim, blush pink everything, and crushed velvet boots. Favorite App on your phone. I’m obsessed with VSCO. Most played song on itunes. It’s constantly changing but right now I have Flume “Say It” on heavy repeat. Favorite way to end the day. I usually end my day by tearing myself away from my computer but ideally I like capping things off with a good hour of an awesome Netflix series. Favorite travel spot. I love traveling to Asia. I’m already thinking about when I can visit Tokyo again. What is your current indulgence? I am not a fan of cooking so I indulge in Postmates way more than I should. What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for? More traveling for sure. I’m also starting to venture into video which is a fun way to show more of my personality. Next spring I have a couple design collabs coming out so definitely keep an eye out for that! What did you love most about the Modeliste trip to the Dominican Republic? My favorite part would be our last dinner together on the beach. The Hard Rock did an amazing job putting together a beautiful setting with awesome people.

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HOLIDAY DECOR Inspiration from Z Gallerie

From glistening glassware, crafty centerpieces and winter inspired art, Z Gallerie’s latest Winter and Holiday collection offers the ultimate inspiration for chic holiday decor. This holiday season, style is at the forefront. Z Gallerie translates some of the season's standout trends into chic and unique home decor ideas. Silver and gold accents add a special glow to brighten every holiday decor. Here, we’ve rounded up beautiful pieces and festive decor accessories to create holiday magic in your home for the season.

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#1 EDITOR'S PICK Bamboo Smartpads by Wacom #makingideas

It can be difficult to buy for the men in your life, which is why we sent our Editors in search of the perfect gift which combines practicality, functionality creativity and ingenuity. The Bamboo Smartpad is the ultimate holiday gift for your guy.

Write naturally with pen on any paper, then store, shape and share your notes in the cloud You don’t have to say goodbye to your favorite notepad. With Bamboo Slate you can write your notes naturally with our smart pen on any paper, then convert your handwritten notes into “living” digital files with the push of a button. Store, synchronize, edit and enhance your notes and sketches on your iOS or Android Bluetooth® enabled device with Wacom Inkspace. Do more with your notes and ideas using the Wacom Inkspace app: 1) Organize, edit, and share your notes on your iOS or Android Bluetooth® enabled devices 2) Enhance notes and sketches by adding strokes, color or highlights with editable digital ink 3) Use live mode to collaborate and share notes and ideas with others 4) Export notes as JPG, PNG, PDF or SVG file formats 5) Sync to existing cloud services: Inkspace, Dropbox®, Evernote®, and OneNote® 6) Store up to 100 pages on your Bamboo Slate and sync later when reconnected

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Bluetooth Smart Ready device. Check www.wacom.com/comp for list of tested devices • iPad mini 1 or later • iPad 3 or later • iPad Air or later • iPad Pro 13.3 • iPhone 6 or later • Android devices (Android 4.3 or later) • Fujitsu Arrows Tab (QH77) • Nexus 5 und 7 • Nokia Lumia • Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Write naturally with pen on favorite paper and digitize your handwritten notes and sketches with Bamboo Slate. You can store up to 100 pages and synchronize later for storing, shaping and sharing your notes and ideas in the cloud if your mobile device is not near.

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Bamboo Slate is a medium gray smartpad with orange accents made of high-quality PU at the front and durable nylon fabric at the back. It comes in two sizes: A4 / letter format and A5 / half letter format. Both sizes are designed for any notepad up to 8 mm in thickness (approximately 80 pages). The pen’s soft-touch surface and ergonomic triangular design let you experience a natural, comfortable in-hand feel. It’s designed to precisely capture every stroke with improved pressure sensitivity. Simply twist the pen to retract and protect the ballpoint nib when not in use. WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER This smart pad takes your handwritten notes and sketches further by helping you to digitize and enhance them. Write notes in class or in meetings as usual, then convert them to into “living” digital files and use Wacom Inkspace to enhance and keep them synced across all your devices. The result: You can make ideas, organize, edit and share your notes and sketches from anywhere at anytime. CONNECT WITH BAMBOO SMARTPADS Youtube channel: Wacom Follow Wacom on Twitter: wacom Like Wacom on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wacom Join Wacom on G+: +wacom Follow Wacom on Pinterest: wacom Follow Wacom on Tumblr: wacom.tumblr.com Follow Wacom on Instagram: wacom 139


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BEATS Solo3 Wireless- black $299.95 beatsbydre.com

TOOLITRIES Mighty Toothbrush Holder $17.99 tooletries.com NORDIC WARE Stainless Steel Taco/Rib Rack $15 nordicware.com

UR POWERED Nexus Bluetooth Adaptor for MP3 Hats, Headbands and Earmuffs $38.00 urpowered.com

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ANTICA FARMACISTA Diffuser Trio Champagne Black Label, Vanilla Bourbon & Mandarin and Manhattan $64 anticafarmacista.com

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ANTICA FARMACISTA Home Ambiance Diffuser, Candle & Decorative Tray in Champagne Black Label $118 anticafarmacista.com

SONGA DESIGNS International Fernweh Basket ANTICA FARMACISTA $89 songadesigns.com Home Ambiance Reed Diffuser Champagne Black Label $98 anticafarmacista.com DYSON Cinetic Big Ball Animal+Allergy Vacuum $699 dyson.com WORLDLY GOODS TOO 6" BIRDHOUSE - PEARL SWIRL $43 worldlygoodstoo.com

LOVE POP Santa Hammock 3D card $13 lovepopcards.com

ROBERT WELCH Drift Bowl Set, 3 Piece $223.74 robertwelch.com

WORLDLY GOODS TOO Silver Plated Bowls $105 worldlygoodstoo.com

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ALL-CLAD HA1 Nonstick 2 Pack Fry Pan $59.95 all-clad.com

ALL-CLAD 6-Piece Kitchen Tool Set $99.99 all-clad.com

NORDIC WARE Flare 5 Piece Set $279.95 nordicware.com

NORDIC WARE 6.5 Quart ProCast Traditions Dutch Oven $135 nordicware.com

ROBERT WELCH Signature Knife Block Set with Sharpener $319.63 robertwelch.com

ROBERT WELCH Signature Carving Set $79.90 - 2 piece

GLOBAL KNIVES 10 Piece Set $759.96 global-knife.com

NORDIC WARE 6-Piece Covered Bowl Set $40 nordicware.com

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ECO TOOLS Luxe Duo Brush Set $19.99 ecotools.com

BOXY GIRL Original Four Stack withLid $149 boxygirl.com

EYEKO Party Eyes Collection $40 eyeko.com

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub $32.50 dermae.com

MAKEUP GEEK Foiled Eyeshadow Expansion Set $80.00 makeupgeek.com

HAIRFINITY Healthy Hair Vitamins $25 (1 Month Supply)

EUFORA Moisture Masque $39.50 eufora.net

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VICTORINOX Swiss Army Lexicon Truss Toiletry Kit $70 victorinox.com

VICTORINOX Swiss Army Muse Cosmetics Case $99 victorinox.com POCKET POPPETT Classic Heathered Steel Blue Travel Cardigan $79 pocketpoppet.com

RADIN A22 Carry Luggage $295 raden.com

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MILAPINOU DANSEUSE skirt $65 milapinou.fr

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AMERICAN GIRL 2016 Girl of the Year: Lea Doll and Book $120 americangirl.com

MATILDA Jane Baby Doe Stocking $34 matildajaneclothing.com THE MINI CLASSY Burgundy Coverall 88.00 theminiclassy.com

CALIFORNIA BABY French Lavenderâ„¢ Pure Oil $29.50 californiababy.com

PRIMARY The Hoodie $16 primary.com

AMERICAN GIRL Mega Bloks American Girl: Isabelle's Ballet Recital $39.99 americangirl.com

AGATHA CUB Knit Hat $49 agathacub.com

HUGO LOVE TIKI Pommes Frites Wide Sweat $52 hugo-loves-tiki.myshopify.com

PRIMARY Long Sleeve Slim T-Shirt $12 primary.com

BABY ZALA All-in-One Convertible Cloud $169 babyzala.com

AMERICAN GIRL Mega Bloks American Girl: Saige's Art Studio $19.99 americangirl.com

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We Are Mrembo Africa… Women together discovering their strength, empowered to learn, create, produce, earn, and provide for themselves and their families. Mrembo Africa translates to “Beautiful Woman Africa”, the beauty of bonds between women across tribal, ethnic, and national identities recognizing their common goals and needs, building economic independence as entrepreneurs, finding strength and sense of purpose and community in the slums of Nairobi. Native born Kenyans and refugees from war-torn regions of East Africa, the women of Mrembo Africa strive together under difficult circumstances to build new lives. Empowered by the social and emotional support of the growing Mrembo Africa team of teacher/trainers, counselors and social workers, the women are discovering strength in numbers as they begin a shared micro savings and loan project with training in personal finance, sales and production. Rising from backgrounds of extreme vulnerability and gender based violence, the women of Mrembo Africa are choosing to define themselves as survivors, healing as they begin new lives. They are moving forward creating new pathways to economically sustain their families and provide for their children’s education. Learning skills and setting goals that are attainable and sustainable, the women are striving to make a difference for themselves and their communities. Together they are building a dream for the future. 151


Creative Fashions with a Sense of Style, Purpose and Commitment: The diverse traditional skills manifested in the crafts of the women of Mrembo Africa are being channeled into marketable trades, from jewelry making and beadwork, tie and dye, design, sewing and tailoring. Vibrant African motifs uniquely enhance modern designs and create new and exciting additions to the world of fashion. Nairobi’s local markets have provided the women with emerging confidence in marketing and sales. Success comes in small increments, but together they are bound by hope and resolve, a belief in their capacity to learn and grow. Together they are determined to build a new tomorrow for themselves and their children through Mrembo Africa. Each purchase you make is a step forward for the women of Mrembo Africa and the unifying hope to continue to build connections, to expand and extend the mission of Mrembo Africa through outreach to women within the communities of Nairobi’s slums and beyond.

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scape the mundane and discover the magic of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, land of perpetual sun where blazing sunsets of vivid pink, orange, and gold illuminate the sapphire blue skies. Puerto Vallarta’s Five Star Hilton resort hotel provides optimal viewing enjoyment of the nightly spectacle from the comfort of its beachside terraces, infinity pools, poolside bar, and private balconies. Ocean vistas, lush tropical gardens, and mountain scapes have blessed Mexico’s Banderas Bay and surround the AAA 4 Diamond all inclusive resort. The Hilton Puerto Vallarta’s stunning locale and signature amenities welcome first time or returning visitors to Mexico’s fun filled Pacific destination. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway at the perfect beach retreat or reconnecting with a fun filled carefree family getaway, the Hilton fulfills your needs and expectations.

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Envision your all inclusive holiday dreaming away sun kissed days under your cabana, sipping chilled cocktails poolside, splashing in the waves, walking hand in hand along the golden sand beaches anticipating the stunning sunsets and starry nights. For an idyllic family retreat, you can also take advantage of the Hilton Kid’s Club where you can relax knowing your children are in the care of trained professionals who provide a wide range of activities and play areas for kids from 3-12. Enjoy a romantic interlude, a Spa visit, or some ocean adventuring while the kids delight in their own fun activities, games, arts and crafts, and private lap pool. Here, everyone in your family is ensured the perfect holiday. The Puerto Vallarta Hilton dazzles with splashes of color accenting its sparkling white modern beach chic. Each room and suite promises contemporary design and comfort with breathtaking sea, garden or mountain views from the private balconies. Signature Hilton amenities include boutique toiletries, work desk and high speed internet, 40 inch HDTV, a business center, and meeting rooms to accommodate the needs of groups of any size. Three beautiful banquet or ballrooms cater to every special event and your personal coordinator will help plan and carry out to perfection your designer wedding reception, conference or celebration.


Awaken your senses and retreat into the ultimate spa experience at Spa Ki. Escape, relax and revitalize. Spa Ki offers a wide range of massage and body treatments for men and women, facials, and beauty treatments including manicures and pedicures. Experience the Flotarium where stresses magically disappear. The solarium, steam room, and whirlpool options make this an unforgettable opportunity to restore health and harmony. The state of the art fitness center caters to your wellness and exercise needs, fully equipped and staffed to help you maintain your regimen as you enjoy spectacular views. Rejuvenate with a jog along the beach or swim laps in your favorite pool. And remember to hydrate at the convenient and laid back Beach Bar where your refreshments and casual snacks and dining are always accessible day and night. Relax on one of the luxury terraces where appreciating each luminous sunset is a welcome wonder each day.

Dining options at the Hilton guarantee quality and variety to please‌.. from the light and lively lobby La Bonita deli style menu and coffee cantina, to the French cuisine of Le Delice where splendid views from the garden terrace make for enchanted dining under the sun or stars. The Sea Fire All Day Restaurant presents a chef inspired daily menu of fresh caught seafood and an international cuisine guaranteed to please every palate. Puerto Vallarta offers a bustling array of shops and eateries, day trips and excursions to mountains and villages, top surf sites, best in boutique shopping, deep sea fishing, and every imaginable ocean and beachside activity. Your Hilton concierge will advise and arrange your activity calendar to make your stay fulfilling in every way.

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Modeliste: Top of the list for Foodies! The Vallarta Food Tour is the best way to begin your stay in Puerto Vallarta by experiencing the local culture and history and becoming acquainted with the charm of Old Town while tantalizing your taste buds! Delightful knowledgeable food gurus guide you to the best of the true local cuisine adjusting each tour but ensuring you have the opportunity to sample the best tacos, mole, coconuts, tuba water (really), and even tequila tastings. This is a cultural adventure that provides an unforgettable opportunity to experience authentic Mexican food off the tourist track, to watch its preparation and engage with chefs, learn the secrets of cooking with chilies and indigenous spices, savor taste sensations from spicy to sweet, and even take in a tortilla factory. This foodie fun adventure will be a highlight for everyone from the discriminating connoisseur to the culinary novice. It has earned raves on TripAdvisor and it is easy to know why everyone is returning for more.

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Marigalante Pirate Ship Puerto Vallarta

Sapphire Ocean Club, Restaurant and Bistro

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Everyone’s pirate fantasy is fulfilled on this fun filled pirate ship cruise aboard the authentic Marigalante, replica of Columbus’ Santa Maria. Swashbuckling pirates remain in character and everyone is invited to join in the singing, dancing and revelry, with swordfighting, plank walking, and a great interactive pirate show. This is delightful family fun for all ages and includes a two hour stop at the Majahuitas Beach for snorkeling and beach activities including banana boat rides, sea kayaking, volleyball and the definitive kid crowd pleaser, Buried Treasure Hunt! There is a tug of war, lots of booty, games and contests, and additional pirate fun and entertainment. The day begins with a full breakfast buffet and refreshments are served throughout the trip and beach stay. Lunch is served at the beach with a varied menu including beef medallions, cordon bleu, barbecue ribs, and mesquite chicken. The fun never stops and photographers capture the memories of this delightful family adventure. The night time version begins with a sunset cruise of Banderas Bay with pirate fun for everyone, an interactive pirate show culminating with a fireworks display. Dinner and an open bar are included.

The Sapphire is an exemplary gem which will surpass all expectations with top tier dining for discriminating travelers looking to experience exceptional gourmet Mediterranean cuisine. A landmark dining destination on Playa Los Muertos, Sapphire Beach Club provides Puerto Vallarta’s much sought after creative cuisine with the freshest seafood and produce, innovative menu selections, extraordinary service and elegant presentation. Here you can immerse in the Club experience as you wine and dine with the benefits of a private beach, pool, and sun loungers. Enjoy the delights of enhanced dining where the chef magically creates artistic food masterpieces and guests revel in sun worship through the day and nights of candlelight romance. Sapphire is a Modeliste Must.


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As the warm months are closing and the winter temperatures creep in it is time to visit one of Mexico's popular seaside towns. Puerto Vallarta with its beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, and array of shopping options, it is the perfect destination for a little get away! boffoSHOP has put together a little shopping guide to help you explore Puerto Vallarta's historic shopping scene! Keep in mind shopping in PV is all about native history, craftsmanship, and art. The key to a boffo shopping experience in PV is to be open to exploration and the culture. So put on your best walking shoes or pick up a rental bike and weave your way through the back streets and bargain your way through the flea markets! If you are looking for a more traditional 'American' shopping experience with international brands, while there are a few malls, before you head to the malls stop by one of the outdoor markets for a more authentic shopping experience! First stop, downtown Puerto Vallarta! Take a stroll down the recently refurbished, pedestrian only, beach side promenade. Known as the malecón, here you will find unique apparel stores, art galleries, a range of eateries (from McDonalds to authentic taquerias), and souvenir stores. Malecón is well known for its evening activities and nightlife. Though street vendors are out all day, as the sun starts to set more food and souvenir vendors come to hawk their good and late night treats to the night owls. Due to the prime location of these stores and street vendors they can charge a bit more, so to find more authentic and less pricey items venture down some of the back and side streets. By far the best part about exploring central and old town PV is finding the hidden gems on each street. In central PV head over to Hidalgo street where you will find a little store Erica Maree. Using traditional Mexican textiles and designs Erica, an Oregon native, started a little studio boutique selling handmade bags and traditional Mexican dresses designed by her but made by locals. After checking out Erica Maree and snatching one of her locally hand crafted bags just a block away is a traveler's well kept secret eatery. El Patio de mi Casa is a tucked away restaurant that is a great place to grab a drink and enjoy some tapas or their specialty, woodfired pizza.

Delving further into PV, take the little foot bridge at the east end of Calle Matamoros to the island splitting the Rîo Cuale and weave through the ancient trees to Isla Cuale Flea Market. Open most days from around 9am to 9pm, this is authentic open-air market shopping at its finest. From random trinkets, to leather good, fresh made tapas, and PV souvenirs you can spend hours browsing handmade goods. Vendors set their stalls up intertwined between the trees and display their handmade trinkets, fresh baked good. and sometimes artists are out painting or sculpting on the spot! Continue over to the other side of the river to Viejo Vallarta also known as the Romantic zone. Venture down Tepic where you will find handmade leather shoes, art galleries, and other studios selling Mexican handcrafted goods! Be sure to also walk down Basilio Badillo for more art galleries, craft coffee shops, and more native Mexican crafts. If the authentic open-air markets and street exploration is not for you then head to Puerto Vallarta's largest shopping mall! On the other end of Puerto Vallarta, closer to the airport, is the one of the larger shopping malls in the area. Galerias Vallarta hosts international brands and well know Mexican favorites a gym and a movie theater. French favorite Lacoste and surf-style giant Quicksilver are present in this shopping center. Along this stretch of PV, known as the hotel zone, you will find wholesale retail chains like Sam's Club and Walmart. Closer the the resorts you will find a handful of international restaurant and department chains. Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer, from vibrant and colorful flea markets to hidden gems sprinkled throughout the city you will no doubt find something that surprises and delights you! So take a break from the beach and the seaside resorts to immerse yourself in the culture and find your hidden gem! For more information and for additional City Shopping Guides, visit: www.boffoshop.com Instagram: @boffo_shop Twitter: @boffoshop Like us on Facebook: Boffo Shop

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Just because you're jetting out of town when the Holidays arrive (and ditching your regular workout routine), doesn't mean you have to let all that hard work go to waste. Modeliste caught up with renowned fitness trainer, Billy Richards, in the stunning resort town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico who shared his go-to travelfriendly moves that you can do while you relax pool or beachside, or even while still in your hotel room. These simple exercise moves won't make you feel like you're doing much work at all. As a personal trainer, when I go away on vacation, I find it important to still maintain a level of fitness. Recently I went to Hotel Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, MĂŠxico. It was a great chance to relax. Some of the activities I took part in were a Sea Turtle release, day on the beach, I visited some of the local markets, had the opportunity to see how tequila was made in the papaya fields, and also went snorkeling off of a yacht. In between these activities, I needed to find ways to keep up with my workouts in order to maintain my level of fitness. Puerto Vallarta had plenty of places to go running. The neighborhood's had hills for high intensity cardio, and a long shorefront to go for a light jog. I also got a chance to go for a short run in the fields on a break during the tequila tour. At the hotel itself there was enough equipment to get in a full body workout- such as dumbbells and at least one machine for every major muscle group, elliptical machines and treadmills. Here are 7 simple exercises to keep you fit on your next vacation:

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Sunrise salutation, welcome to morning in paradise. Reverently we await the dawn as the dramatic orange, subtle peach, and astounding pinks emerge in the fading indigo, the sun’s fiery gold much anticipated by those greeting the new day in Bali. Fishermen gather their nets in a time immemorial ritual awaiting the morning catch on the sparkling black volcanic beach sand. Women and children, eager for nature’s daily bounty gather, echoes of quiet chatter rise to the sky as the blue lightens and brightens ushering in the morning. The Indian Ocean stretches endlessly to the horizon, white tipped waves dancing in the emerging sunlight. Sanur is slowly awakening and the joy of a new dawn celebrated in Bali is inspirational. In quiet reflection, we share in the miracle of the moment. Some are placing the small boxes woven from banana leaves filled with rice offerings and orange mums; many stretch in the familiar poses of yoga, indulge in morning walks, or dreamy contemplation. 164


The fishermen load their treasures from the sea heading for market. And we quietly walk along the variegated greens of the rice fields to our sanctuary at the Samata, Sanur’s luxury boutique hotel and exclusive resort retreat. Samata is unique in its concept and design. It's 10 villas offer stunning views to the sea, the distant shores and low volcanic mountains rising from the coast. Integrated into the natural beauty of the neighboring fields of rice, Samata offers the opportunity to experience an authentic retreat resplendent with three dramatic pools, a captivating atmosphere dedicated to relaxation, rejuvenation, revitalized and energizing fitness and healthy lifestyle in luxury and perfection. Honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic getaway, and families seeking to reconnect without schedules and distractions, will enjoy the tranquility and peaceful beauty of Samata. Arranging excursions and transport to explore Bali’s wonders is made easy by the friendly staff eager to help guests optimize their stay.

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Each spacious villa, one to four bedroom luxury, has been individually designed with attention to beauty and leisure, honoring the distinct Balinese cultural style and incorporating the natural elements of wood, water, stone, and vegetation. Every amenity has been considered including a privacy plunge pool, outdoor en villa dining area with your personal valet service, refreshment refrigerator, and small gazebo for meditation, reflection, reading, or dreaming. A fitness center that rivals professional gyms anywhere offers a fitness trainer, weights and cardio machines, and (truly) a boxing ring! An Olympic pool and tennis courts complete the fitness package. The Spa offers a menu of restorative body treatments and sport focused healing massage. Splendor in the Grass‌. A large grassy field accommodates catered weddings, special events, business retreats, even a friendly soccer or rugby match, inviting families and groups of all sizes and interests. Samata is truly a jewel to be discovered and relished in this beautiful region of eastern Bali, an exclusive retreat away from the tourist hustle of the cities.

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The Most Uniquely Diverse & Trend Setting Shopping Districts Best known for its stunning international orange bridge that connects the bay city to the world famous wine regions of Napa and Sonoma, San Francisco is like no other city in the United States. The peninsula houses many of the world's biggest tech giants, several of the most sought after culinary experiences, as well as some of the best shopping you can find in the United States. Shopping in San Francisco is so special in part because the only similarity between the different shopping districts is that they all call SF home. Union Square Covered by the shadows of the high rises, sounds of cars and trolleys on the metal tracks, and crowds of urban explorers is a sure sign that you are in the busiest and most well known shopping district of San Francisco. Union Square is a shopping mecca that covers about a 5 by 5 city block radius of never ending stores. The square itself is a great place to take a break from shopping to enjoy the cityscape as well snapping a selfie in front of the famous large decorated hearts symbolizing all those that left their hearts in San Francisco. You can find every national and many international chains lining the streets of this shopping district. Hayes Valley Escape the masses and venture to the quitter tree lined hipster city street, known as Hayes Valley, where you will find the young professionals and entrepreneurs enjoying a small urban park and grabbing a brew from the beer garden made out of shipping crates. Hayes Street is small but definitely worth a stop! On Hayes street you will discover there are virtually no chains and an exceptional mix of home good, shoes, and apparel stores! Head into Azil Boutique where most of the accessories and jewelry are locally crafted, all are one of a kind, and very reasonably priced! Marine Layer, just across the street from Azil, has grown to have about 21 stores in the US but they started in San Francisco. The SF native apparel store first operated out of an old VW bus and has grown to become an SF staple for the most comfortable and soft shirts you will ever wear!

Fillmore Street Head to the Lower Pacific Heights where sophisticated shoppers like to enjoy the tranquil high-end experience Fillmore street offers. Situated on one of San Francisco’s many lofty hills and hemmed by the architecturally fascinating Japantown, Fillmore shopping district is a hopping neighborhood street that is sprinkled with well known designer boutiques as well as exclusive boutiques from smaller but sought after designers. With many pieces in department and favorited stores like Anthropologie, Ella Moss has one brick-and-mortar store and you can find it on Fillmore street. Other exclusive international boutiques like Lilith of Paris have one of only a handful of US stores on Fillmore street. Union Street For a little less shock to your wallet make your way to Cow Hollow’s Union Street. Not to be confused with the bustling city shopping district of Union Square, Union Street is a more peaceful and incomparable shopping district. SF’s Cow Hollow neighborhood and merchants pride themselves on being 100% authentic and don’t allow chains to call Union Street home. Though you may notice there are a few big chains that slipped in before Union Street made the choice to be strictly small brands and locally owned, the big chains are few and far between on this street. From home decor, apparel, bridal, and active wear you will for sure find something special here on Union Street. Haight Street Bright paintings, psychedelic signs, and the smell of incense lets you know you have entered one of the most unique and eclectic shopping street in all of the United States. Found in San Francisco’s famous HaightAshbury district and best known for being the epicenter of the iconic 60’s hippie movement Haight street shopping is a like no other. The street is lined with consignment stores, gift shops, shoe stores, and other specialty shops. For a one-of-a-kind offbeat shopping experience Haight Street is the perfect spot! There are many more great shopping opportunities in San Francisco! To learn more about shopping San Francisco and for additional City Shopping Guides, visit: www.boffoshop.com Twitter: @boffoshop Instagram: @boffo_shop Like Us on Facebook: Boffo Shop

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The Midwest's Lakeside Shopping Oasis Chicago is something special. Situated on one of the most beautiful Great Lakes, Chicago offers a big city buzz but with a small town vibe. From bustling downtown to the heritage proud suburbs it’s easy to fall in love with shopping in Chicago! After winning the World the local and well known retail shops. Along Series in November and breaking the 108 year North Damen street well known athletic and curse, Chicago is more vibrant than ever! outdoor apparel stores as well as trendy shoe and beauty stores call this neighborhood Magnificent Mile home. Walk down Milwaukee Ave. for a more Cars lined up and down Michigan Avenue eclectic mix of popular retail, consignment, and buildings surrounding you as tall as the and unique trendy stores. sky, lets you know you have arrived to the ever so popular Magnificent Mile. Lined with West Armitage Avenue trees and retail stores as far as the eye can Modest storefronts, trees lining the street, and see, Magnificent Mile has over 400 retailers almost no traffic is what make this shopping and 3 enormous malls. Just about a mile long, district a favorite among the locals. True to the Michigan Avenue is also home to many of neighborhood-esque feel Armitage Ave. is a Chicago’s upscale hotels like the prominent quiet hidden gem that has a handful of great Drake Hotel and Four Seasons. One of the local and popular retail stores. Here you will most magical times to visit the Mag Mile is find exclusive brick-and-mortar stores of well during the holidays when all the trees are known small brands that only have a handful draped in lights and you can see horses pulling of store fronts. Another great feature about this buggies with holiday shoppers and couples on shopping district is the mix of local content, for a romantic date. every 2 well known brands there is one small local boutique waiting to be discovered! Oak Street At the north end of the Magnificent Mile lies There are many more great shopping Oak Street, Chicago’s Rodeo Drive, where well opportunities in Chicago! To learn known couture designer labels line the streets. more about shopping Chicago, and A while back Oak Street fell off the shopping for additional City Shopping Guides, map but now new luxury labels are popping including shopping maps, transportation, up and Oak Street has become Chicago’s local links and more, visit: luxury shopping hub! Not only does Oak www.boffoshop.com Street have upscale shopping, this shopping Twitter: @boffoshop district also host many high-end restaurants Instagram: @boffo_shop for those looking to make a day of shopping Like Us on Facebook: Boffo Shop and dining in Chicago’s lavish shopping district! Fashion Triangle The smell of coffee beans roasting and bakeries selling their freshly baked goods makes this shopping district feel less big city and more like a quaint neighborhood but with the “L” whizzing overhead you know you are not far from the city center. This shopping district is not quite a triangle but 3 main street that intersect to form this great shopping district. Located in Chicago’s hip neighborhood of Wicker Park, Fashion Triangle is where the young and free spirited come to sip their craft coffee and shop.

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Your

HOROSCOPE

SAGITTARIUS

CAPRICORN

Routine work will go slowly though and you'll need a lot of patience and perseverance to carry out your tasks. You'll make good investments and you'll benefit from the support of the family. You will, however, have a romantic and charismatic attitude, and this will help you maintain cordial relations with the ones you know and establish contacts with the ones you don’t. The need for love will be enormous and the erotic impulse considerable. The great energy you radiate will definitely attract lots of supportive people of opposite sex in your life.

AQUARIUS

This month will begin with a phase of volatility and pressure in career. New project and risks should be avoided. You need to curb fresh investments and commitment. There are chances of gain but there would be swings in work environment which will not be entirely comfortable. You should avoid stretching your luck too far. There could be some cash crunch due to your locking money in various channels. Keeping your nose to the grindstone is a good idea now, although you tend to want to take the lead.

PISCES

Financially, it can be a wonderful period for you if you put in enough hard work. You are learning new ways of maintaining harmony in your individuality at work and around friends and family. You’ll get tremendously lucky in business sphere. Favorable events and tendencies will dominate in your family life and relationships with close people during the first two weeks of the month. Others are naturally letting you take the lead now, and you’re gladly taking on the role. Dress for success. Your mood in love is mostly adventurous and your charm is quite natural now.

TAURUS

This is the time which will show you mixed results. Difficult situations may arise in your path but don’t lose your heart in the adversities as your self-confidence will work in your favor. Your financial luck will be good provided you avoid dubious speculative activities. You should be cautious while dealing with associates, friends and business partners this month, as chances of dispute is very much there. As for the rest, you'll have good fun with your partner on various occasions and at events with a lot of people attending. 172

You will enjoy the life with full optimism and vivacity. There will be ample opportunity for travel, study and progress in life. This month will be very favorable for you to take the initiative in your family life. Try to make concessions to your dear people from time to time. The first half of month is going to be auspicious for purchases and financial deals whereas the rest of the month is more suitable for communication, trips and more frequent walks. A lovely romantic adventure may happen on the occasion of such an event.

LEO

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You may be a little introspective as you review your plans. There can be frustrating delays, particularly on the job now. It’s possible that circumstances will bring you together with something inexplicable and only your intuition or sub consciousness will let you guess what this really might be. Just be prepared for such events and don’t take them with excessive apprehension. Tying up loose ends and clearing out unnecessary clutter are themes in December. It’s an excellent period in your life for joining a group or association that helps you to feel part of a team.

ARIES

This is going to be a very captivating and exciting month and your relational life will clearly get more active. Sensible decisions will be taken and future plans made. This month, you are coming across as quite charming, but introspective nevertheless. Work matters go especially well. Job seekers will find good prospects. You are setting your sights high this month, not afraid to go after what you want. Others are really taking note of you on the job and relations are strong with co-workers and those in authority.

CANCER

GEMINI

It is a very rewarding period for you. Actions of courage and your sheer genius will bring you money and spirituality in equal measure. There may be acquisition of land. Construction of house or purchase of vehicle is also possible. You will feel very romantic and will take your relationship to a new level altogether. Contacts and communication might draw more people of opposite sex closer to you. You will find that the opposite sex will help you in your sphere. Harmony in family life is assured.

Manish Kumar Arora, 91-9871062000 K.P. Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Card Reader &Vastu Consultant

Your career is certainly picking up pace. You are clearer about your goals and work matters are straightforward. Others are recognizing your talents and abilities, so it’s a good time to get yourself noticed. Any team work will be dynamic and productive, though you may get involved in some conflicts and disputes. This will be an excellent month for love - your erotic instinct and your sensitivity will be very strong. You'll be very attractive to the opposite sex and you might get surprising sentimental offers. If you have a relationship, it can now be revitalized and freshened.

VIRGO

Approach towards love, romance and life in general cannot be said very encouraging in initial few days. You are advised to be very calm and balanced in your approach towards different situations in life. Expenditure on secret activities is possible. Journeys will be imminent and people will be eager to have a piece of you. There will be some costly and rare acquisition in December. You'll have many or difficult responsibilities that will cause problems to you. For better efficiency, you must organize yourself and take things slowly, focusing on the most important ones.

LIBRA

Unexpected events, mostly of pleasant nature, may happen in career sector. Sudden changes of your responsibilities or even new offers concerning more perspective job are quite possible. You can successfully change your career direction though wise steps. You will reap great rewards as you learn to expand your communication skills and be true to your inner self and your own personal needs; as it will help you immensely on psychological level. Little care regarding your health is required. Start the routine of regular workout and when it comes to food, be moderate.

SCORPIO

You will be very confident with your thoughts and chance of getting promotion is very strong. Time and fortune will throw the spotlight at you, and your activities. It is high time that you are given credit for your efforts and other recognize you and look up to you. In relationship, the increasingly big demands and lack of free time can take their toll on your relationship, especially if it's new, in which case things seem to halt, if not regress. If you have a steady relationship, do something to revitalize it somehow, to bring some novelty.

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