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10 Summer Skincare Staples For Beautiful, Flawless Skin

Summer Skincare SecretsIs it safe to say that the rain and stormy weather is behind us? We really hope so! In the spirit of wishful thinking, we’re jumping into the summer frame of mind this week by featuring some of our favorite products and tips that will keep your skin healthy during the season of sunburns.

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Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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18 Crucial Summer Travel Essentials

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Now that Memorial Day has passed, we’ve all got summer on the mind! This also means you’ve probably started looking into vacation spots. Whether you’re spending your summer vacation at your usual destination or plan on changing it up a bit this year, we’re here with the latest and greatest summer travel essentials of 2017.

Carry It On

Due to a serious problem with “over packing” we have yet to carry a bag onto a flight. We’re still trying to master that art, but thanks to the research we have done for this blog post, we think that this summer will be the one! Here’s how we plan on doing it:

Travel Bottles

 

Leak Proof Travel Bottles

Bring your favorite shower and beauty products on the go with you without worrying about them leaking or taking up too much space.

Happy Travels

Philosophy Happy Travels Set

Bring one of our favorite product lines with you on-the-go. These travel friendly skincare essentials are LLScene-approved.

Foldable Flats

Kate Spade Foldable Flats

Shoes can be the biggest culprits of them all when it comes to taking up too much space in your suitcase. These are fashionable and conserve space in your suitcase for more of your favorite things!

Squishee Packable Fedora Sun Hat

Squishee Packable Fedora Sun Hat

Hats can be one of the hardest things to pack. This fedora is one of our favorites because it can be crushed and crumpled into a suitcase or beach bag, then pop right back into place as if nothing happened. This hat is key for the summer.

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Traveler’s Choice Rome 20 in. Hardside Rolling Carry-On

It is lightweight and durable under the most intense travel conditions making it easy and convenient to lift and lower off a plane.

Converse

Converse Sneakers

If you don’t have a pair of these yet, you’re truly missing out. If you’re like us, you hate to have your bare feet exposed while walking through security. It’s more comfortable to have close-toed shoes when traveling anyways. There’s no need to ruin that vacation pedicure if you don’t have to. Another perk about our Converse? They’re easy to repack if you’re looking to conserve space in your carry on.

Kids are a Trip!

Traveling with children. For two late 20 somethings without children, this statement sounds pretty terrifying. Luckily, we have local mommy bloggers and resources at our fingertips to help keep our Boca Raton families organized and stress free while traveling this year. Here are some of our favorite products we came across while doing research on the newest and most convenient travel products for families.

gb Pockit Stroller

gb Pockit Stroller

Perfect for traveling families because it’s self standing when folded, small, and strong. You can switch from pushing the stroller to carrying it within seconds.

HDE Shock Proof iPad Case for Kids

HDE Shock Proof iPad Case for Kids

A shock proof iPad case is key for traveling with kids. We may not be moms (yet), but we know how to instantly calm down a fussy child: give them the iPad. That being said, having that beloved iPad shatter is the last thing you want to happen while traveling.

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L.L. Bean Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag

In our opinion, one of the most useful toiletry bags out there. The pockets are in the most convenient places you can think of. This bag is water resistant with a built-in hook allowing you to hang it anywhere on your travels.

Babyganics Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizing Wipes

Babyganics Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizing Wipes

The essential of all essentials. You don’t leave your house without sanitizing wipes, so you certainly don’t want to travel without them.

Lumiere Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad 2

Lumiere Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad

You don’t want to leave for vacation without a sanitary and “travel friendly” diaper changing pad. The Lumiere Diaper Changing Pad comes with a bonus wipes dispenser and built in head cushion.

 

Fochier Luggage Carry on Spinner Set 2 Piece with 4 Double Wheels

Fochier Luggage Carry on Spinner Set 2 Piece with 4 Double Wheels

Hard shell luggage is key for durability and longevity. We’ve all seen the videos of luggage being manhandled by aircraft employees, so it’s worth it to invest in luggage that will last not only through your summer travel plans, but for years to come.

Fun in the Sun

On to the fun category! Here are some of our favorite beach vacay essentials that will make the walk from your beach house to the beach that much easier and convenient!

Rio Gear Ultimate Backpack Chair with Cooler

Rio Gear Ultimate Backpack Chair with Cooler

One of the worst parts about walking to the beach is carrying your beach chair. Instead of trying to convince someone else to carry it for you, buy the Rio Gear Ultimate Backpack Chair with Cooler. It’s a lightweight chair, which includes a cooler that can be carried as a backpack from one point to the other.

Beach Towel

Ban.do Vacation Beach Towel

Terry cloth oversized towel, keyword: oversized. This 70in x 40in towel is stylish and convenient because it comes with a belly band. Imagine the photo opportunities!

Glitter Bomb Water Bottle

Glitter Bomb Water Bottle

Stay hydrated and stylish with this adorable water bottle. You will be the talk of the beach.

Floats

Floats

No beach or poolside vacay is complete without one of the trendiest essentials of the summer—POOL FLOATS! If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for your floating needs, Target is the place to go.

Neutrogena Beach Defense

Neutrogena Beach Defense

Our end all be all in sun protection skincare. This solution will feel light against your skin without clogging your pores and leaving long lasting damage.

Personalized Large Tote

Personalized Large Utility Tote

This large tote can be monogrammed with your name or initials, along with the type of font and color you want the tote to come in. Our favorite part about this tote is that it can be used all summer long and transition easily into future seasons.


Want to know what the ladies of LLScene are up to on the daily? Visit www.ll-scene.com

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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LLScene’s Definitive 2017 Summer Style Guide

If you haven’t noticed, summer is in the air. You know, that hot sticky summer weather us Floridians have become to know and love(-ish). Each summer our style guide changes, but some of the trends remain quite the same. For example, the color white. White will always be a summer staple, it’s how you implement white into your wardrobe that changes each year.

All White Everything

Lupe Fringe Poncho

Lupe Fringe Poncho

Say Oui Cold Shoulder Dress

Say Oui Cold Shoulder Dress

Denim Days

Francesca’s Collections Denim Romper

6000 Glades Road, 1039, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Francescas Denum Romper

 

Bella Boutique Boca Everything’s Coming Up Denim Roses

5050 Town Center Cir Suite #230, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Bella Denim

Bella Boutique Boca Off the Shoulder Denim Romper

5050 Town Center Cir Suite #230, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Off the Shoulder Denim Romper

Alene Too’s Denim Jumper

3013 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434

Alene Too Denim Romper

Prints & Florals

Apricot Lane Floral Maxi

Delray Marketplace: 9169 W Atlantic Ave #120, Delray Beach, FL 33446

Coconut Creek Promenade: 4419 Lyons Rd #103c, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

The Mall at Wellington Green: 10300 Forest Hill Blvd #2000, Wellington, FL 33414

Apricot Lane Floral Maxi

LoveRich Boutique Pia Romper

2 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483

LoveRich Pia Romper

Sign of the Times Maxi Dress

Sign of the Times

Lucy Love Aloha Print Maxi Skirt

Lucy Love Aloha Print Maxi Skirt

Glad Tidings Off the Shoulder Crop Top

Glad Tidings Off the Shoulder Crop Top

Flowing in the Wind Shorts

Flowing in the Wind Shorts

 

Say How You Feel

Apricot Lane Expression Bracelets

Delray Marketplace: 9169 W Atlantic Ave #120, Delray Beach, FL 33446

Coconut Creek Promenade: 4419 Lyons Rd #103c, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

The Mall at Wellington Green: 10300 Forest Hill Blvd #2000, Wellington, FL 33414

Apricot Lane Expression Bracelets

Graphic Tees & Tanks by Scene Swag

Graphic Tees and Tanks

 

Bella Boutique Graphic Tanks

5050 Town Center Cir Suite #230, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Bella Graphic Tanks

Hubs & Hers Tees & Tanks

(locally based in Delray Beach)

Hubs and Hers

 

Light-Weight Wear

O’Neill x Natalie Off Duty Savannah Beige and Black Striped Top

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O’Neill x Natalie Off Duty Savannah Beige and Black Striped Skirt

O’Neill x Natalie Off Duty Savannah Beige and Black Striped Skirt

Dreamy Days Periwinkle Blue Print Crop Top

Dreamy Days Periwinkle Blue Print Crop Top

Dreamy Days Periwinkle Blue Print Shorts

Dreamy Days Periwinkle Blue Print Shorts

Mink Pink Cloud 9 Dress

Mink Pink Cloud 9

Beach to Bar

Alene Too Beach to Bar Outfit Inspiration

3013 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434

Alene Too Beach to Bar

Apricot Lane Two Piece

Delray Marketplace: 9169 W Atlantic Ave #120, Delray Beach, FL 33446

Coconut Creek Promenade: 4419 Lyons Rd #103c, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

The Mall at Wellington Green: 10300 Forest Hill Blvd #2000, Wellington, FL 33414

Apricot Lane Two Piece

Beach Bags

The House of Perna Beach Bags

House of Perna

Marrakech Hola Bag

Marrakech Hola Bag

Wilmington Tote

Wilmington Tote

Swimwear

Poema Swim

(showroom locally based in Boca Raton)

Niza Suit: Aquarella/Naranja

Poema Niza Suit Aquarella Naranja

Samoa Suit: Aztec/Rus

Poema Samoa Suit Aztec:Rus

Versakini Suits

(showroom locally based in Delray Beach)

Versakini

Versakini x Amanda Perna

Versakini x Amanda Perna


Want to know what the ladies of LLScene are up to on the daily? Visit www.ll-scene.com

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Train When, Where You Want with Boca-Based LIVEexercise

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It’s hard to come up with an excuse not to exercise when you have options like Boca Raton-based LIVEexercise.com.

The online workout site offers thousands of workouts, including live workouts by local trainers, which you can do at home, in a hotel room—anywhere you have online access with a mobile device, tablet or computer. Robyn Cifuentes, director of operations at LIVEexercise, said LIVE started in 2009. It’s the brainchild of Blake Kassel, who founded Bodylastics, a resistance band company. Kassel, a Boca Raton resident, filmed one show featuring his Chiseled workout with the bands and people asked for more.

“Now we have over 30 types of workouts, from kickboxing, to yoga, to endurance, Cross-Fit style workouts,” Cifuentes says. “Blake does the most popular show on LIVEexercise—it’s a muscle-building show using resistance bands. It’s hard on your muscles, but easy on your joints.”

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Local trainers, including my daughter Abbey Hilton, a personal trainer, do the workouts with viewers. Abbey says she likes training people on LIVEexercise.com because it’s more personable. “Viewers see and feel what we’re doing because we’re exercising with them,” she says.

LIVEexercise members pay $9.95 a month to get access to all scheduled live workouts, as well as all the archived training sessions, which last from 10 to 40 minutes. The option is ideal, Cifuentes said, for busy parents who don’t have time to get to the gym; people on a budget; and corporate travelers, who can stay in shape with the workouts while on the road.

What you need depends on what workouts you choose. Some classes require kettlebells, some resistance bands or weights. LIVEexercise has partnered with Dick’s Sporting Goods, so LIVEexercise members who buy fitness gear products from Dick’s get three months of LIVEexercise.com free, Cifuentes said. And there’s a risk-free two week trial for anyone who wants to try the online workouts without purchasing anything.

Cifuentes offers these tips for getting the most out of the online workouts:

  • Become part of the community. Just because you’re not physically in a gym doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the LIVEexercise community.
  • Join the LIVEexercise Facebook group to see what other members are doing. If you say you’ll be at a LIVE workout, the trainer will give you a shout out during the session, she says.
  • Monitor your progress.
  • For a boost of inspiration, take a before picture the first day you start and 30 days later take another to see if you notice changes.

 

Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on wordscomealive.com.
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LLScene’s Essential Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Hey cool moms, we’re back with one of our most popular posts, the LLScene “Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Cool Moms!”

Let’s start off with the obvious: Every mom needs a day off.

For the mom who needs a day off…

Mother’s Day is always a hard holiday to shop for. (Not as hard as Father’s Day, but it’s up there.) Moms should be the easiest people to shop for, but finding the perfect gift can be seriously difficult. If you’re like us, you want to surprise mom with something different, something that she would never buy herself. That’s why spa days are always your best option. When was the last time your mom did something for herself? Here are some of our favorite spas offering Mother’s Day specials this year.

Skin Apeel Day Spa

Skin Apeel

Specials range from $139 to $299 and pampering ranges from “Pure Perfection” to “Queen for a Day.”

21301 Powerline Rd #215, Boca Raton, FL 33433

Maui Day Spa

Maui

Maui Day Spa will give Mom a “Divine Diva Day,” complete with signature spa packages and complimentary sweets and drinks on Mother’s Day weekend.

2100 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Eden Day Spa

Eden Day Spa

“Mom’s Spa Sampler” gives her a variety of spa treatments. The “Mommy-To-Be TLC” package is, of course, designed for women who are expecting, but there’s also the the “Mother and Daughter Day at the Spa,” among other specials.

213 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432

For the mom who brunches…

Treat mom to brunch. As two South Florida natives, we have brunched it all on Mother’s Day. Here are some of our favorite restaurants hosting Mother’s Day brunches!

The Addison

Addison desserts

Brunch is $89.99 per person, half off for children 12 and under and free for children 2 and under. The buffet includes a harvest table with fruits and cheeses, etc., a salad station, raw bar, carving station, breakfast station (hello cinnamon and maple challah French toast!) and Viennese table. Did we mention that the price includes unlimited mimosas and Bellinis!?

2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Sundy House

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The lovely Sundy House is serving a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.

106 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

For the COOL MOM…

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Every COOL MOM needs a COOL MOM tee from our Scene Swag collection for Mother’s Day. If you know someone who isn’t like a regular mom, but a cool mom, then they need this shirt. Lucky for you, ALL preorders will be shipped and delivered before Mother’s Day. ORDER HERE!

For the mom who loves the dramatics…

Wick

Do you and your mom bond over the theater the same way Lindsey and her mom do? Plan an afternoon or evening at The Wick Theater. In addition to the amazing shows on their schedule this month, The Wick Theater also has a great restaurant, Tavern at the Wick attached.

7901 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487

For the creative mom…

These are gifts for the mom in your life that is always coming up with new ways to surprise you. Surprise her for a change and add a twist to the traditional Mother’s Day gift with these options!

Deelishables Photo Cookies

Deelishables are tasty treats designed by you!

Deelishables

 

Venus ET FLEUR Roses

These roses will last for up to a year, with barely any maintenance.

Roses

For the mom who travels…

We have been traveling like crazy lately and have started to notice a lot of wear and tear on some of our beloved (and expensive) travel accessories. If your mom is an avid traveler, chances are she’s starting to notice the same thing. Luggage is always a wonderful gift to give, but the luggage your traveling mom knows, loves and deserves is probably way out of your Mother’s Day budget. So, we will stick to budget friendly travel and tech accessories that bring convenience to a whole new level.

Makeup Bag/Cosmetic Case

Makeup Bag Cosmetic Case

Fifth and Ninth’s Beauty Bank

Fifth and Ninth

Glitter Bomb iPhone Case

Case

Lulus Exclusive Weekender Bag

Weekender

Ted Baker Luggage Tag & Passport Case Set

Passport Case and Luggage Tag 2

 

For the fit mom…

Your mom either loves to work out or loves to talk about working out. Surprise her with something that will make her workouts more fun and convenient!

“I did my best” Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat

Fabletics Fitness Wear Membership

Fabletics

S’well Palm Beach Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Water Bottle

Earbuds

Ear

Namaslay Gym Bag

Gym

 

For the mom-to-be…

It can be hard to shop for the pregnant mom in your life. It’s easy to assume she wants items and products for the baby, but trust us … she doesn’t. This is probably one of the last gifts she will ever truly receive for herself and herself only, so plan accordingly. We’ve polled our preggo besties, and here is what they want this Mother’s Day.

Mama Mio Your Pregnancy Essentials Kit

Mama Mio

Honest Essentials Bundle

Honest

Young Living Home Diffuser

Young Living

Young Living Everyday Oils Set

Oils

Fillyboo Maternity Clothes

Fillyboo

For the very busy mom…

Is there such thing as a mom who isn’t very busy?! Make her life a little easier this year by giving her the gift of organization!

I AM VERY BUSY Planner

Planner

Gold Portable Charger

Charger

Trible C Click Gold Selfie Remote

Selfie

Mini Jewelry Box

Jeweley Box

Jumbo Calendar

Jumbo Calendar

Sunglass Case

Sunglass Case

 

For the summer lovin’ mom…

Everyone loves summer. The South Florida heat, maybe not so much. We have a more relaxed attitude the second Memorial Day weekend hits. Here are some of our favorite summer lovin’ gifts and accessories mom is sure to love.

Airbrush Tanning Session with Goldie Spray Tan

GOLDIE GIFT CARD

Pool Party Beach Towel

Towel

Jumbo Heart Inner Tube

Float

Kate Spade Portable Wireless Speakers

Wireless Speakers

 

Lemon Beach Bag

Lemon Beach Bag

At the end of the day, you know there’s nothing your mom wants more than to just spend the day with you. You can plan an extravagant day or buy her all of the material things you want, but she will be just as happy to simply be with you. No matter how you plan on spending Mother’s Day, just remember that!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the fabulous COOL MOMS we know and love dearly!


Want to know what the ladies of LLScene are up to on the daily? Visit ll-scene.com.

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Fitness Firsts: Cycling at Flywheel Sports

JCC_8076My fitness go-to’s lately include Frisbee, lifting weights and logging miles on the treadmill, but not cycling. (Yes, I know, who the heck likes to run on the treadmill?) I try to exercise at least five times each week, and some days, the treadmill or the weight machine just doesn’t cut it. On weekends, I’ll change things up: a bike ride, the driving range or something else. I’m more of a leisurely cyclist, and I prefer to keep my biking outdoors on the Lake Trail in Palm Beach.

But when I found out about Flywheel Sports in Boca, I decided to try an indoor cycling class—my first one ever. Most classes are between 45 and 60 minutes long, and there’s a few different instructors that teach throughout the week. Instructor Nicole Hoskens points out the tech pack on each Flywheel bike, which shows the rider the RPMs, resistance (torque), power and calories burned throughout the ride. Riders can also compare their stats to those of their peers on a screen in the cycling stadium.

I got there on time and found myself facing a crowded parking lot. Pro tip: arrive early just for parking’s sake. Flywheel is not in the biggest of spaces, but everything is compact and set up well. A small lounge area is directly across from a row of cubbyholes, and lockers and changing rooms are in the back. Oh, and there’s a Flywheel merch wall, if you’re so inclined.

I checked in, grabbed a towel and slipped into a pair of cycling shoes provided by Flywheel. Another pro tip: wear flip flops and bring socks, unless you own a pair of cycling shoes. Mine fit pretty well and felt comfortable during the ride.

Once in the stadium, I locked my feet into the pedals, set my towel on the handle bars and pedaled slowly. I looked around the room. About 50 or 60 stationary bikes were full of women (and about 10 men) between the ages of 25 and 50. The lights dimmed, and the instructor, Angela Lutin, appeared at the front of the room and got on her own bike.

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Together, everyone warmed up while a remix with loud beats played in the background. We started the ride shortly after, and I could feel my legs starting to burn. I adjusted the resistance knob so that my torque was at about 15 or 16 initially. Lutin led the class through 30-second sprints with torque at 20 and RPMs of 90 or higher. I upped my torque to 17 and my RPMs between 70 and 75, at least the first half of class. Indoor cycling requires a rhythm, and I was finding mine.

I rode a few different hills, which required leaving the saddle, or bike seat. I could feel the burn in my thighs increase and the sweat glistening on my arms and face. About halfway through, Lutin said: “How you do anything is how you do everything.” I think it was her motivational mantra because she repeated it a few times more the second half of class.

“We want to empower members and clients,” Hoskens says.

I was pleasantly surprised when Lutin told us to reach for the weighted bars on the side of the bike. We used them for some light upper body strength conditioning, while continuing to pedal, albeit more slowly and with less torque. The class finished with another small hill, a couple more sprints, and then a strong finish.

The lights came on, and we all did a few minutes of stretching before leaving the stadium. I noticed little puddles on the floor around most of the bikes. Guess I wasn’t the only one who had been working up a sweat. I left the stadium, put on my flip flops, threw my shoes and towel into the bin for cleaning, and walked out exhausted but feeling stronger.

Allison Lewis is the associate editor at Boca Raton Magazine and a native St. Louisan. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, playing Ultimate frisbee, reading, traveling and watching sports.
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LLScene’s Favorite Cosmetic Procedures for Younger Clients

*This information represents the opinions of Lindsey Swing and Lilly Robbins. They are reviews, and are not intended to diagnose or treat. Always consult a doctor and do your research before deciding to get any medical procedure. 


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We’re getting up close and personal with bocamag.com today, so buckle up.

As two 20-somethings quickly approaching 30, we’re committed to doing anything and everything it takes to remain looking young. You may think we’re crazy, but no matter what age you are, you will benefit from our post today. Growing up, we could eat whatever we wanted, drink whatever we wanted and bounce back in a matter of days. As we grow older, we’re starting to see the dreaded effects of all that “catching up with us” as that “bounce back” becomes a little slower each time.

LLScene girls Lilly Robbins and Lindsey Swing.

LLScene girls Lilly Robbins and Lindsey Swing.

It’s no secret. We are very open with sharing our tricks of the trade when it comes to anti-aging and beauty.

What do you do when you’re looking for a quick fix? You book an appointment with your trusted cosmetologist. In this case, our approach to cosmetic procedures begins and ends with Dr. Mylissa Graber from Dr. Mylissa’s Medical Boutique in Delray Beach.

Lucky for us, we’ve never had to go anywhere but Dr. Mylissa’s Medical Boutique. She has never steered us wrong or given us a treatment that we didn’t need. In fact, she had to tell Lindsey that she wouldn’t give her lip injections at one point because she thought she was doing too much.

Lindsey Swing

Lindsey Swing

What makes Dr. Graber different than some of the other doctors in the area? She is a board-certified emergency physician and has been practicing for more than 15 years, and she knows exactly what to do to ensure you leave her office with a naturally enhanced look.

You may be saying to yourself, “They’re not even 30. Why are they getting Botox and starting so early in life?”  We’re glad you asked. If you don’t start now it will just be that much harder to “bounce back” in the future. We decided to take the leap into the world of Botox and fillers when we noticed our makeup and foundation cracking and crinkling into our fine lines. The earlier you start getting Botox, the easier it will be to maintain when you get older, in some cases. There will be NO fine lines and wrinkles on these #SceneGirls ever again.

Lilly Robbins

Lilly Robbins

In order to ensure you get the most out of your Botox treatments, it is recommended that you go every three months. We waited a little longer than that and honestly saw a big difference, so it was a little like Christmas morning. There won’t be a line or crease to be seen or heard from again (well … at least for another three months). Our makeup goes on smoothly, without a dreaded crack or imperfection from our foundation. Ladies, you know what we’re talking about.

There are a million businesses out there claiming to bring you the fountain of youth through their groundbreaking procedures, but you should be very careful when choosing the right cosmetologist, aesthetician or plastic surgeon for you. We recommend Dr. Mylissa Graber to everyone we know because we’ve never had to go anywhere else, but we’re also “in the know” and well educated on the other medical spas that provide a wonderful experience with the same results. Here are some of the other LLScene-approved cosmetologists, aestheticians and medical spas and we recommend in the area.

Dr. Mylissa’s Medical Boutique

1441 S. Congress Ave., Delray Beach; 561/ 330-9444

ABOUT

Dr. Mylissa

A board-certified emergency physician, Dr. Graber (MD, FACP) has 15 years of emergency medicine experience. She is also talented in medical beauty treatments and is a compassionate physician to her patients.

NOTEWORTHY SERVICES

Botox

Dermal Fillers

Exilis Body Contouring

B-12 Injections

Hydrafacials

IPL Photo Facials

Tattoo Removal

*Mention LLScene for special discounts!

DelRaydiance

15340 Jog Road, suite 202 Delray Beach; 561/501-3177

ABOUT

Dominique

DelRaydiance was founded in 2016 by Domenique Massari, who holds a Masters of Health Science and is a Certified Physicians Assiants. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida. Massari focuses on cosmetic medicine and offers a wide variety of treatments, and she is especially knowledgeable about PRP injections. She expands her cosmetic and mecial knowledge by attending medical training conferences.

NOTEWORTHY SERVICES

Botox & Dysport

Dermal Fillers

Micro-Needling

Hair Loss

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Allure Aesthetics

4700 NW 2nd Ave., suite 103 Boca Raton; 561/409-2791

ABOUT

Heather Allure

Heather Schwartzmann, MPAS, PA-C, is the owner and practitioner at Allure Aesthetics. She earned a Master’s degree in Medical Science from Keiser University and is passionate about performing cosmetic procedures to improve people’s self -confidence. She is especially adept at injections, taking the time to determine the right products for the right person and issue at hand.

NOTEWORTHY SERVICES

Botox & Dyspot

Fillers

Laser Facials

Chemical Peels

Laser Hair Removal

Double Chin/Saggy Chin

Boca Med Spa

600 S. Dixie Highway, suite 105 Boca Raton; 561/447-2240

ABOUT

Monica Tittsworth is the founder of Boca Med Soa. She is a licensed aesthetician and a Certified Medical Electrolysis, and Laser Specialist. She has worked in aesthetics for over 10 years with top dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Her business philosophy is based on combining her heart, mind and hands to achieve the best results.

NOTEWORTHY SERVICES

Infrared Skin Tightening

Chemical Peels

Dermaplaning

Permanent Makeup

Skin Tag Removal

Lipo Cavitation


If you’re not ready to take the plunge into the world of cosmetic fillers and Botox, that’s fine! Each and every one of these medical spas offers an array of other treatments customized to your everyday needs. At the end of the day, what’s important is how you feel about yourself.

Want to know what the ladies of LLScene are up to on the daily? Visit ll-scene.com.

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Bridesmaid for Hire: Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride Takes on New Meaning

This is an extended story from our May/June issue. For more content like this subscribe to the magazine


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One Boca native turns chaos into opportunity

Written by Allison Lewis

 

The idiom “always the bridesmaid, never the bride,” couldn’t be truer for Boca Raton native Jennifer Glantz. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Glantz lived with her parents in Boca while trying to find a job, finally landing at a PR firm in New York City.

“I am this person who loves to function under chaos,” Glantz said. “I had to create my own opportunity. I wasn’t satisfied sitting at a desk all day.”

It was during this time that Glantz found herself attending wave after wave of her young friends’ weddings back in South Florida.

“That’s when I saw at weddings people are extremely stressed out. They’re unhappy; they have so much emotion attached to the day. There was really nobody there to manage the emotion, manage the stress,” she said.

At her roommate’s half-joking suggestion that Glantz was a “professional bridesmaid,” a light bulb went off. A few nights later, Glantz posted an ad for herself on Craig’s List as a for-hire bridesmaid. The ad went viral, and Glantz received a stunning amount of responses. Her now two-and-a-half-year-old business, Bridesmaid for Hire, was born.

“I have this bizarre love for strangers and helping strangers through difficult times … The strength behind the idea was, ‘Let me be there to troubleshoot your wedding when things go wrong, because I know they will, and I’ve seen first-hand how they will.”

Today, Glantz gets hundreds of requests from brides that want to hire her. But she selects clients carefully.

“I am really picky based on what their [the bride’s] needs are, what they really want a bridesmaid for hire for…I want to make sure their story matches the morals of my business and that our personalities match as well because we do work together many months before the wedding.”

Glantz does almost anything imaginable for her clients. She writes toasts, plays therapist, assists with makeup, hair, shoes and dressing, calms parents, runs errands, coordinates with wait staff, makes sure the bride eats at the reception, and she can DJ last-minute if necessary (yes, this has happened). She has seen and dealt with every possible situation that one could think of and more. At a wedding in August, the scenario almost took the cake.

“Five minutes before [the wedding], the bride pulled me into a room, locked the door and tells me that she hates the groom and doesn’t want to get married. My whole body went into shock, and I realized this is probably the craziest thing I’ve ever dealt with on the job. I had to really think on my toes to figure out how to help her in that situation,” Glantz said.

She ended up pulling the bride and groom into a room for 10 minutes and letting them talk. When time was up, Glantz asked for a decision. The pair ended up walking down the isle with an understanding that they had problems to fix.

When it comes to weddings, Glantz said, “… the best thing you can remind yourself is that things are going to go wrong. Problems are going to happen. Your job is to get through the day and make it what it’s going to be. It’s not going to be perfect.”

This is where Glantz’s business comes into play. “My job is to get people to not be so stressed out and just enjoy the moment that they’re given at that time,” she said.

These days the New York-based business is taking off; she’s had more than 13,000 women apply to work for her in the past two and a half years and created a training program for women who want to start their own professional bridesmaid or wedding business.

When she isn’t attending weddings or speaking engagements, Glantz finds time to write. Her first book All My Friends Are Engaged was published in 2015. She released her second book Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) on February 7, 2017. It’s an open, honest and comical retelling of her life and business.

“I wanted to write about … the struggles: the mistakes I made, the heartbreaks I had, to let people know they could relate to this adventure, they could relate to this journey,” Glantz said. “I wanted to be honest about my past to where I am now and prove to people that it really wasn’t easy but it’s doable as long as you don’t give up.”

 

Allison Lewis is the associate editor at Boca Raton Magazine and a native St. Louisan. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, playing Ultimate frisbee, reading, traveling and watching sports.
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LLScene’s Guide to a Delicious, Beautiful and Calming Easter Holiday

Still not sure what your plans are this Easter? Well, we’re here with Boca Mag to ensure your have a #SceneWorthy Easter in South Florida this year. Your trusted #SceneGirls are back and sharing our favorite Easter brunch, beauty and fashion spots to prepare you for one of our favorite holidays.

Easter Brunch

The Addison

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The Addison on Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking to truly remain #OnTheScene this Easter, you’ll want to make reservations at The Addison for Easter brunch. The buffet is to die for, the mimosas are flowing and there are more than enough photo opportunities and backdrops to take advantage of. It’s also a great place to take the kids because the Easter bunny will be there making his rounds. What more do you need in an Easter Brunch?

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Reservations: (561) 372-0568

2 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

What to wear?

One of the first questions we ask when planning for a holiday, is “what are we going to wear?” Lucky you for, we have done our research and know all of the local boutiques carrying the hottest spring trends. Easter is the time of year when you can really start to take advantage of spring to summer style and pastels—lots and lots of pastels. How you should dress depends on how you plan on spend your Easter Sunday. Floral maxi dresses and rompers are always our go-tos. Gone are the days of the traditional Easter bonnet and stuffy uncomfortable dress. Although, wouldn’t an updated Easter bonnet be kind of adorable for us 20 somethings? These boutiques always carry our favorite looks, but have really stepped it up for the spring season.

Apricot Lane

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Locations:

Delray Marketplace, 9169 W Atlantic Ave #120, Delray Beach, FL 33446

Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4419 Lyons Rd #103c, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

COMING SOON The Mall at Wellington Green 10300 Forest Hill Blvd Suite 2000, Wellington, FL 33414

LoveRich Boutique

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2 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Lucky for you, LoveRich Boutique is celebrating its 3-year anniversary next week with all kinds of giveaways and sales! On April 13, from 5p.m. to 8p.m. VIP members and family and friends will receive 25 percent off the entire store!

Bella Boutique

One-half of the LLScene duo, Lindsey Swing.

One-half of the LLScene duo, Lindsey Swing.

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Boca Center, 5050 Town Center Cir Suite #230, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Beauty before brunch

Cloud IX Salon

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Our favorite new salon, Cloud IX can help you look your best on Easter Sunday. This adorable location can elevate your look in more ways than one; not only is Cloud IX a full service salon, but it also provides lash extensions! In our opinion, there’s nothing better than going to a salon that can meet all of your beauty needs in one place.

7901 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33446

(561) 562-8389

Think outside the basket…

Deelishables

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Surprise your little ones with customized Easter treats by Deelishables, a local company that specializes in the “edible selfie”. Yes, you read that right. It produces personalized photo cookies, pretzel rods, chocolate covered oreos, strawberries and so much more. Whether you’re planning on taking your Easter basket to the next level or need favors to give your guests after your famous Easter brunch, Deelishables can do it all for you. Have your face and eat it too, because when it comes to Easter baskets, Peeps are so yesterday.

(754) 444-2611

Chill out

Seven Elements Spa

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Stress is inevitable when planning for the holidays. This week/weekend, take a moment for yourself and combat that stress by visiting one of our favorite spas in Boca Raton, Seven Elements. Seven Elements is located in the heart of Downtown Boca and provides an all-natural and relaxing experience through its Reflexology and massage treatments. Thanks to Seven Elements all-natural essential oils line, we’ve recently started to dabble in the world of aromatherapy and couldn’t be happier. These oils can be purchased in the spa or used during treatments. Check out the spa’s amazing April specials going on right now.

64 S Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561) 757-6211

By now you should be fully up to date on everything you need to know in order to have a #SceneWorthy Easter Sunday. We’ve covered where to go, what to wear, where to glam, how to relax and how to take those Easter baskets to the next level.

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.