Indie Soul On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated


Indie Soul SI SWIM 2015 Cover

The latest cover of Sports Illustrated is an indie dream. Landing her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover, model Hannah Davis sported Indie Soul’s customized swimsuit for the magazine’s 2015 Swimsuit Issue. The bikini – designed specifically for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit – is one of four Indie Soul suits featured in the issue.

“We are thrilled to have one of our suits on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue,” said Tim Gorgol, Indie Soul Creative Director. “We’d like to thank editor MJ Day and the whole team at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. We’re very grateful for this opportunity.”

Tailored for a “Downton Abbey” theme, the bikini was inspired by outfits from the ‘30s and ‘40s, with a color scheme of nude and black. Following the Indie Soul tradition of handcrafted garments, vintage lace from France was hand- stitched over the brand’s luxurious hand- dyed fabric to create the suit.page1image13920

Davis has modeled for brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Levi’s. She has also appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren Blue Label and on the covers of Elle Mexico and South Africa’s FHM. The 24-year-old model made her first appearance in Sports Illustrated in 2013.

The swimsuit, which retails for $196.00, is part of the Resort 2015 collection and is now available for pre-order on

About Indie Soul

Miami-based Indie Soul is a global, luxury bohemian clothing and accessories brand specializing in swimwear, cover-ups and dresses. Since its recent launch in 2013, the brand has already been featured in key shows including Miami Swim Week and Paris Mode City. Indie Soul annually presents their runway show at Miami Fashion Week.

Led by Creative Director Tim Gorgol, the brand is inspired by the various souls of the luxury bohemian woman. It offers vintage, tribal and rocker looks to provide lifestyle resort clothing in line with these bohemian souls.

by local and indigenous artisans of Colombia, Peru and India. The result of this focus is

Soul works with the local communities and governments to insure its artisans are

Indie Soul garments are hand-crafted

that no two garments are alike; as is celebrated with hand crafting. In addition, Indie

receiving fair wages. Indie Soul is the only luxury resort wear brand to pay such

attention to detail and artistry and utilize its resources to deliver colorful, eclectic,

exuberant and unique fashion.


Thalia Sodi At Macy’s



Macy’s today announced the official launch of the Thalia Sodi collection, inspired by the internationally recognized singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist, Thalia. The exclusive, new collection includes apparel, shoes and jewelry and is available at 300 Macy’s stores nationwide and on

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“Macy’s new Thalia Sodi collection is our largest introduction yet, launching in multiple categories and offering our customers a coordinated look across apparel, shoes, and jewelry,” said Jeff Gennette, President of Macy’s. “We have been honored to partner with international superstar Thalia to create a collection inspired by her personal style that will appeal to women everywhere.”

The eponymous new line will feature feminine, figure-flattering dresses, tops and pants, as well as shoes and accessories. Bold prints, bright colors, sexy silhouettes and glitzy jewelry bring a touch of glam to the line and are staples throughout the collection.


The Importance Of Loving Yourself



A lot of people like to argue that you never know how single you are until Valentine’s Day. However, I believe most holidays have a way of reminding you. Christmas and mistletoe are synonmous. New Years is ushered in with a kiss and even Halloween has been commandeered by happy couples. Make no mistake, I am not jealous. I am just happily aware. I am single and I am making the most of it. I am not sure if it is the fact that I hail from a big family or what but I find myself unmistakingly aware that once you jump into that family lifestyle there is no turning back. So it is important that you make the most of those single years and once you find yourself in that family situation, do everything you can to carve out those moments for yourself.

Self-love is paramount in the sense that how you treat yourself is a direct reflection of the love that you are willing to allow yourself to receive. If you don’t know how to love you, how will anyone else know? We are own worst critiques and typically people are all too willing to join us in our critical critiques of ourselves. So be kind to yourself. Learn to forgive yourself. Learn to love yourself because ultimately, the way you learn treat yourself is the way others will treat you as well.

Our advice for the month of February: Love yourself without question with everything you have because you wouldn’t expect anything less from the person who tells you they love you. You are worthy of a selfless and kind-hearted love.

David Michael’s Grammy Favorites


There were many lovely ensembles last nights but there were so few who pulled together a cohesive and solid look head to toe. Here are my favorite Six Looks from the 2015 Grammy’s.

Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford
Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier
Kim Kardashian West in Jean Paul Gaultier Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
Taylor Swift in Ellie Saab
Lady Gaga Brandon Maxwell

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Best Places To Dine For Valentine’s Day SOFLO Edition



With Valentine’s Day just on the horizon, lovebirds and food lovers alike have one thing on their mind. What is on the menu? Here are a few Worthy Approved places to dine in South Florida.


Costa Grill

This exclusive culinary gem is a dining experience reserved for the hotel guests of Acqualina Resort and Spa. For Valentine’s Day the restaurant is pulling out all the stops with their Valenitne’s Day dining special, which includes three savory courses only to be complete with a delectible dessert for two.  The night is filled with mouth-watering dishes and Michelle Manzo’s sultry sounds. Ladies are greeted with a rose and a macaroons upon departure.

Details: Dinner menu $150 per person plus tax and gratuity (beverages are additional). Sunset seating is at 6 p.m. and moonlight seating is at 9 p.m.

For reservations please contact Dustin Lapekas 305-918-6872 or


Beauty and the Feast

One of our worthy-approved favorites is offering up a vaentine’s day special that is undenianble. For the love of food is our definition of the perfect ladies night and couples night. This four-course meal under the starlight over-looking the ocean is just what the doctor ordered for couples and friends looking to have a wonderful night filled with beauty and love.

Details:  $59 per person. For $199 a sweedish massage can be added on


Red Steakhouse New drinks:

One of our go-to Miami locations had added on to their mouth-watering cocktail menu just in time for Valentine’s Day. Whether you are in search for a sensational meal or the perfect cocktail during Valentine’s Day, Red can meet your needs.

Our favorites: Strawberry Slasher and the new signature cocktail The 305. Feel free to thank us later.


Valentine’s Day Beauty Tips with Acqualina Spa

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The big day is alomost here and whether you planning for a big night with your beau or gearing up for a worthy night with your best friends, feeling beautiful for the holiday is a must. Spa therapy manager of Acqualina Spa by ESPA, Kimberly Cooke, shares some worthy beauty secerets to help you look like a timeless beauty.


For the big night, you want to make sure that you have smooth glistening skin. According to Kimberly, the best way to achieve that romantic look is to exfoliate. “Let’s say you have a date, the first thing you want to do is make sure that you wax. The next thing is an aura clensing salt and oil scrub. The scrub will have your skin feeling moisturized and refreshed.


A light cleansing facial is safe to do before your big night at this point. The importance is to keep it light with less than 7 days to go before the big day. “Our skin radiance mask is great for brightening and revitializing dull tired skin. The difference between ESPA products and others on the market is that ESPA products work. Our products are 100 percent – 98 percent natural and we source only the highest quality ingredients that are aromatherapy, plant and marine active.”

It’s all about the hair

Kimberly’s go -to hair product is the Pink Hair and Scalp Mud by ESPA. The apricot kernel oil soothes and nourishes your scalp, while the red clay stimulates circulation to help boost growth and strengthen and promote healthy, glossy, manageable hair. “Rub the mud along the scalp to the dead ends of the hair sleep with it overnight and wash and blow dry the next morning.”

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Schedule an appointment at Acqualina Spa by ESPA here

Spend Valentine’s Day at Acqualina Spa By ESPA



Sometimes it can seem like the more you celebrate Valentine’s Day the more difficult it can become to create the perfect gift for that special someone, even if it is just for yourself. Acqualina, located at 17875 Collins Avenue, offers the perfect gift for valentine’s day, which is the gift of time. The  resort’s Valentine’s Day Time Journeys create the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience that is ideal for all couples and any best friend duo interested in celebrating the holiday in the lap of luxury and relaxation.

Upon entering the spa you are ushered into a sanctuary of tranquility equipped with a crystal steam room, arctic ice fountain, Finnish dry heat sauna, Experience Shower, jet pool, Roman waterfall jacuzzi and ESPA sun deck. Typically guests are encouraged to arrive an hour prior to their appointment time to make use of the spa’s plush amenities.

The spa’s Love Is In The Air package highlights one of the spa’s most unique features, which is the customized timed spa journeys. For this holiday, the package also includes a private spa suite complete with its own private steam shower for two. The experience also offers a glass of champagne for each guest. During a calming foot ritual, your therapist creates a customized spa journey designed to meet your needs at the time. Your therapist crafts a two-hour experience that will consist of multiple treatments (possibly two or more) to meet your needs for that day.

“We specialize in sensory oils,” Acqualina spa director, Cynthia Bell, said. “We offer six blends of oil samplings during your consultation because every day might be different. Everything is determined on a case-by-case basis.”

Guests of the spa can also enjoy Bento Boxes for their lunch while taking in the beautiful view of the spa’s private pool.

The Love Is In The Air package is a Worthy-Approved experience. From the customization to the pioneering products that are at the forefront of the spa’s unique treatments, it all comes together to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

All ESPA products are known for their purity, potency and therapeutic qualities having been formulated using only the highest quality organically grown plants. Essential oils such as Neroli, Bulgarian Rose Otto, Palmerosa, Frankincense, Wild Chamomile, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Myrrh are delicately combined to work together in harmony, making them more powerful as blends than they would be on their own. In addition, each product can be used effectively by itself.

Treatments conclude with your therapist providing their personal recommendations to assist you in maintaining a healthy skin care regimen.

“All of our products are alcohol-free,” Acqualina spa therapy manager, Kimberly Cooke, said. “ESPA is a skin care pioneer.”

The Lifestage product line is viewed as the original archetype for intelligent skin care.

“The line has a natural encapsulation that allows the products to last over an eight-hour period. The products have a time release in them.”

Lifestage facials will minimize wrinkles and immediately improve hydration levels to reduce the appearance of redness and pigmentation.

Guests are sure to leave the luxurious spa feeling relaxed, confident and more importantly, loved.

“That is something that I am very proud of with my staff. They are very attentive and sincere with our guests and it shows in the service,” Bell said. “Our guests can feel that we care.”


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