Floating in a sensory deprivation pod. Photo by Dylan Calm.

What It’s Like to Float in a Tank With No Light or Sound for 90 Minutes

Floating in a sensory deprivation pod. Photo by Dylan Calm.

Floating in a floatation pod. Benefits include relaxation, reduced stress, decreased muscular pain and more. Photo by Dylan Calm.

“When people get out of the float, they’re really raw,” Destiny Beck said.

What she meant is that after 90 minutes of floating in an isolation tank, where your feeling of physical existence is nearly wiped away, you can feel new, exposed or emotional when you get out.

The experience, aftermath and benefits are as different as the people floating, she said.

Beck is the co-owner, with her husband, Matt, of Float8 Wellness Lounge, opening in Deerfield Beach on Aug. 22.

Float8 has three pods and one special float suite, a giant walk-in tub with walls to the ceiling. Each gleaming white pod, space-y sleek, is filled with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt and water. The water is roughly the same temperature as the surface of your skin, 93 degrees. The salt allows you to float effortlessly, and the temperature, Destiny says, is meant to prevent you from feeling where your body touches the water. Each session lasts 90 minutes, a long time (or not) when it’s just you and your thoughts in there. When you step into the tank, you close the lid and turn off the light and just… exist. No light. No sound. Just you.

A pod at Float8. Photo by Jason Koerner Photography.

A pod at Float8. Photo by Jason Koerner Photography.

My experience wasn’t particularly profound or life changing. I didn’t have a spiritual awakening or for feel like I was floating in outer space. But I did feel that rawness Destiny was talking about. While I was floating, there wasn’t any outside stimulus to distract me or detract me from myself.

Laying there naked, feeling the slimy salt water coat my skin, I began to notice that my thoughts carried a common theme. I was worrying about all kinds of things—about work, about what people thought of me, about my parents, even about what I was going to eat after. Once I noticed that worry and anxiety took up most of my thoughts, I was able to say, “Don’t worry.” I accepted the thoughts and eventually pushed them away.

At one point I sort of dozed off in a half-wake, half-dream state (it’s nearly impossible to drown in the tank. You’re floating so easily, it’s almost like laying on a bed.), and my mind just wandered. I didn’t have to analyze my thoughts. After that, I was in a more relaxed mood, and by the time ethereal music flooded the pod and the green light clicked on—my cue to get out—I felt good. 

After my float, I relaxed in the lounge and drank tea while writing about my experience.

After my float, I relaxed in the lounge and drank tea while writing about my experience.

 

I spoke with partners Brian Lester and Barbara Alfonco on the phone a couple hours later, after they had both floated for the first time. There were striking parallels between our experiences.

Lester, who said he’d been waiting a whopping 17 years to try floating, Alfonco and I all went into the pod with no expectations.

“I feel like when we expect things, then it’s not what we get,” Alfonco said.

We all also noted that our bodies felt good after, and back pain and other muscular pain went away. That’s likely a result of the Epsom soak, which is one reason athletes like Tom Brady and Steph Curry float.

When Lester got out of the tank, he said he felt very emotional, “like I was being born again,” he said. Maybe it was that out-of-this world music (amplified by the way sound carries underwater), he pondered. “I almost felt like crying. It was really peaceful.”

They both purchased packages so they can continue floating.

Each pod contains 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. Destiny said that even more of these bags goes into just one tank.

Each pod contains 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. Destiny said that even more of these bags goes into just one tank.

Floatation therapy, sensory deprivation chambers or isolation tanks aren’t new. Comedian Joe Rogan is probably one of the most outspoken public figures on the benefits of this practice, and Matt and Destiny learned about it by listening to his podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience. Watch him talk about floating here.

They’ve been into floating ever since, and their passion led them to open the first multi-tank float center in South Florida. The studio has a meditation room/library, lounge area with organic teas and snacks, and bathrooms with lotion, q-tips and other post-soak necessaries. Local artwork by Jason Koerner, Kazilla and others is on rotation, and books, a journal and coloring books help you relax and reset after the float.

Float8 opens on Aug. 22 with a grand opening party the night before from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to RSVP. To see prices and more information about floating, visit float8ion.com.

When I got into my stiflingly hot car and drove along the congested streets after the float, I felt happy. I even laughed when I got stuck behind a senior driving 20 MPH on a 45 MPH road.

I didn’t attain enlightenment during my float. Didn’t experience nirvana. Just a few hours where the stress of the world couldn’t touch me.

Shayna is the Web Editor of Boca Magazine. She is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida’s greatest asset: nature.
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Deerfield Beach Run to Honor Fallen SEAL Ryan Owens

Ryan Owens, who was a Navy SEAL. He will be honored at The Ryan Owens Beach Run Memorial on

Ryan Owens, who was a Navy SEAL. He will be honored at The Ryan Owens Memorial Run on Nov. 4.

A 4-mile beach run (usually carrying gear and wearing combat boots) is typical of what Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens would have done with his brother, John Owens, of Deerfield Beach, when Ryan trained to become a Navy SEAL.

The brothers would indeed serve the U.S. as part of the elite Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Forces (SEALs) program. John, who is deployed now, was five years older than Ryan.

At age 36, on Jan. 29, 2017, Ryan was in Yemen with SEAL Team 6. He died of wounds he endured during a nighttime raid. It was Ryan’s 12th deployment as a SEAL, and his 18th year in the U.S. Navy.

To honor and celebrate his brother’s life, John started The Ryan Owens Memorial Run.

Money raised from the run will go to build a memorial for Ryan in Lauderdale by the Sea, said Holly Owens, John’s wife and Ryan’s sister-in-law. The cost to run or walk the 4-mile timed beach course is $40 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and younger who can participate in a 1-mile run. The run commences with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at 149 SE 21st Ave. in Deerfield Beach.

This is the first year of The Ryan Owens Memorial Run. The City of Deerfield Beach has agreed to co-sponsor what will become an annual race. And while proceeds from the 2017 event will go to Ryan’s memorial, future races will help pay for other memorials and benefit families of fallen Navy SEALs, Holly says.

Ryan, who grew up in Coral Springs, was larger than life, she says.

“He was and is a superhero. Everything [he and John] did was extreme in life,” Holly says. “The family is very competitive and has always raced together. I think that is why John decided to do this and thought it was the best way to go about remembering Ryan and honoring and celebrating him every year.”

John and Ryan Owens.

John and Ryan Owens.

Along with his SEAL Trident and Basic Parachutist wings, Ryan qualified to wear many medals, including a Silver Star w/Combat “V” Navy.

The Owens family is planning more than just the run. All registered runners can enjoy a free after-party in the beach parking lot, complete with food trucks, a beer garden and live music.

Later that evening, there will be a dinner and silent auction at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, 2425 Maya Palm Drive, Boca Raton. Tickets for the dinner and auction, which starts at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, are $140 until Sept. 1; then they increase in price to $150.

To sign up for the race or dinner or learn more about Ryan and his legacy, go to https://nakedwarriorproject.com/.

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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How to Have the Most Fun, Hardcore Boca Birthday Party Ever

My new kind of Boca birthday celebration

I taught my first Pound class to my friends at my 35th birthday part. Photo courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography.

I taught my first Pound class to my friends at my 35th birthday party. Photo courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography.

Aren’t you and/or your partner getting tired of going to the same birthday dinner over and over again? My waistline and my wallet are pretty much over it.

Kids birthday parties are one thing (and take up enough of my valuable weekend time, am I right?). But I’m really starting to feel strongly that I don’t need to go overboard every year celebrating the big “36” or “43” (no offense) on a busy Friday or Saturday night. I know I might sound overly cranky, but family time is precious these days!

Champagne and cupcakes after our workout! Photo courtesy of Sweet Moments Photography.

Champagne and cupcakes after our workout! Photo courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography.

That’s why for the past three years, I’ve subbed in a rockin’ workout class for my birthday celebration in lieu of an expensive and time-consuming dinner. And I serve champagne and cupcakes afterwards … which are essentially guilt-free indulgences since we just worked out.

My celebratory workout of choice? Pound. Rockout. Workout. Pound is a 45 minute, full body cardio and strength class that utilizes Ripstix, a weighted set of drumsticks. It’s inspired by the infectious and energizing fun of playing the drums.

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Connie Mullen and me. Photo courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography.

I typically hold my birthday class at Organic Movements in east Boca Raton under the instruction of Connie Mullen Fitness. She’s fantastic and even inspired me to get my own teaching certification this past spring. And I taught my first-ever Pound class on my 35th birthday this year! I figured it would be a great mid-30’s exercise (pun intended) in stepping out of my comfort zone. And it went great!

Some motivational drinking vessels. Photos courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography.

Some motivational drinking vessels. Photos courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography.

We rocked out at 6 p.m., toasted with champagne and cake at 6:45 p.m., and were home to our husbands and children by 8:30 p.m. on a Monday evening. It was the perfect Boca birthday celebration in my book.

If you want to rock out and hold your own “Pound and Pour” fitness party for a birthday or bachelorette like I did, be sure to check out ConnieMullenFitness.com for more information.

Me and my girlfriends pre-party-workout. Photo courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography.

Me and my girlfriends pre-party-workout. Photo courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography.


Visit www.modernbocamom.com for even more fun celebration ideas! And be sure to subscribe to Modern Boca Mom’s weekly e-newsletter: http://bit.ly/mbmsubscribe.

Michelle Olson-Rogers, a native to Boca, is the founder of ModernBocaMom.com, a lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. Modern Boca Mom features family events, activities, classes, fitness, dining, travel, home improvement and shopping options—as well as a weekly MOMpreneur spotlight! She and her husband Andrew have one daughter, Avery.
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College Football Season Approaches! Tailgate in Style With Stadium Standout Looks

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As sad as we are to kiss the summer months goodbye, we’re just as excited to start planning our outfits for college football season.

Yes, your LLScene girls LOVE football season. So much so that we might be strategizing a little too early, but you can never be too prepared. This will give you plenty of time to plan accordingly. Even if you can’t make every game, you still want to look stylish and put together when you go to the bar or a friend’s house to watch the games on TV.

We are giving you style options for every age demographic that will be sure to put you in the category of a true “stadium standout” this season, no matter what Florida team you cheer for.

Florida Atlantic University

Let’s start local. Year after year, FAU’s football program continues to grow, and this year is expected to be bigger than ever. With the expansion of their team, staff and resources, it’s just a matter of time until FAU is on the map with other elite football programs in the state. Pick your signature color from red, white and blue. Run with that color and accessorize around it.

Regardless of whether the team wins or loses, you can tailgate in style this season with some of these local South Florida looks.

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556 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

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9169 W Atlantic Ave., #120, Delray Beach, FL

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Florida State University

Lindsey is a Florida State alum, so this is always one of our favorite categories. Even if you’re not a die-hard FSU fan, the “garnet and gold” style can be pulled off easily. FSU style can come in all shapes, sizes and colors. For example, you can easily substitute maroon for the color garnet. You won’t have any trouble finding maroon pieces in fall. And add gold into your look with shiny accessories! Think boho: arrows, feathers, headbands, etc. All of those themes will apply when cheering on the Seminoles.

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5275 University Parkway, Suite 133, University Park, FL

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University of Florida

UF girls sure know how to tailgate in fashion. We’ve been to many a Gator game and can attest to this, as painful as it may be to admit. Royal blue and bright orange are challenging colors, but somehow they pull it off. Lucky for them, Gainesville is filled with boutiques that bring fashionable alternatives to college gameday. Lucky for you, these boutiques also have online stores. Here are some of our favorite gameday Gator looks.

The Colorful Gator

13005 SW 1st Road, Suite, 133 Newberry, FL

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University of Central Florida

Can we call you the lucky ones? Black and gold. There are women that dream of a world where they can always wear black, and you ladies get to all season long. Gone are the days of logo tees. Watch the game in style with sundresses, maxi dresses, rompers, shorts, tanks and tops—you can find them all in black. Bring in the gold with accessories and jewelry, like crossbody bags and stackable bracelets.

Blossom Boutique

12789 Waterford Lakes Parkway, Orlando, FL

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12082 Collegiate Way, Orlando, FL

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Miss Fanatic

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University of Miami

University of Miami fans have it a little easier than UF fans, simply because you can do a lot more with the color green. It’s okay to go off track from the color scheme of your team, but still stay in the color family, which is what you’ll see below. We don’t love the bright green and orange colors of UM, but we can live with the different shades of those colors.

Looksbylo Boutique

17670 NW 78th Ave., Suite 101, Palm Springs North, FL

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LBoutique

556 S Pineapple Ave ., Sarasota, FL

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To see what Lindsey and Lilly 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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Tortuga Time! Lilly Pulitzer Designs Print Inspired by Local Sea Turtle

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Taking a selfie with Fletch, at Lilly the loggerhead sea turtle’s release in May. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Sometimes, one special animal can inspire true artistry. Think of William Wegman and his first wiemaraner Man Ray that inspired the most well-known work from the artist.

Lilly, a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle, had that special something.

It had been a long journey for Lilly—named after the fashion house Lilly Pulitzer. Last October she was discovered with a deep, festering wound on her carapace. For more than six months, the employees at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach carefully nursed her back to life, using an array of treatments to heal her body: antibiotics, laser therapy, hydrotherapy and even good ole honey.

Lilly crawls to the Atlantic Ocean as she is released back into the wild. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Lilly crawls to the Atlantic Ocean as she is released back into the wild. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

When she was finally ready to be released back into the wild in May, dozens of people gathered in Juno Beach to watch her return to the ocean. Among the wide-eyed spectators was 42-year-old Kelly Ring, who says her eyes became misty when the marine animal disappeared beneath the sparkling waves.

“I have been to several turtle releases. They are all special in their own right, but Lilly girl’s was especially touching,” Ring says. “It’s hard not to shed a tear when they hit the ocean.”

It was during Lilly’s gradual progress at the turtle hospital that she charmed Ring and scores of other locals. She even caught the eye of representatives from Lilly Pulitzer, one of the most iconic Palm Beach brands, and a partner of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

The Jane Shift Dress with Tortuga Time pattern. Photo provided by Lilly Pulitzer.

The Jane Shift Dress with Tortuga Time pattern. Photo provided by Lilly Pulitzer.

They were so inspired by the turtle’s triumphant return to the briny ocean that the fashion house commissioned a new print for turtle-adorned apparel. On top of celebrating her return to the wild, a percentage of the new print’s sales will go toward helping the staff at the nonprofit Loggerhead Marinelife Center with its conservation efforts, specifically in caring for injured turtles and funding education and research initiatives.

It’s all part of Lilly Pulitzer’s Print with Purpose initiative, which seeks to use fashion as a vehicle for positive change.

The new sea turtle design, called Tortuga Time, is now the company’s second Print with Purpose pattern to be released. The first under this pay-it-forward program was Jungle Hoppin. Released in April, a portion of its sales went toward the Rainforest Alliance.

Lilly on a gurney, about to be released. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Lilly on a gurney, about to be released. Photo provided by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

“Inspiration for our second Print with Purpose came easy—we’ve learned so much about sea turtles from our friends at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and got to know a very special turtle, Lilly, over the past year,” a brand spokesperson tells Boca. “Lilly print inspiration often comes from the ocean and favorite critters, however, this one is very near and dear to our heart.”

Ring, who believes Lilly’s return to the ocean was a “true success story,” says she is excited about the new print. “I plan to be at the store when it hits the shelves,” she says. Ring is a Lilly Pulitzer enthusiast, and she attended the Lilly Pulitzer Beach Bash in January.

The Lana Off The Shoulder Romper with Tortuga Time print. Photo provided by Lilly Pulitzer.

The Lana Off The Shoulder Romper with Tortuga Time print. Photo provided by Lilly Pulitzer.

The print is featured on a romper, shift dress, T-shirt, popover jacket, maxi dress and a dress for children. The pattern, of course, includes a turtle shell design, as well as seagrass and intricate shells, and the primary color is aqua green with splashes of navy blue, lime green and primrose pink. It is iconically Lilly—bright, nautical and feminine.  Depending on the piece, the clothing may comprise textured rayon, cotton jersey, flat French terry or rayon spandex.

You can buy Lilly Pulitzer clothes with the Tortuga Time print on Loggerhead Marinelife Day, Sat. Aug 19, at The Gardens Mall. According to mall’s event page, 10 percent of Lilly Pulitzer sales will be given back to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center that day.

“There is no better marriage than Lilly and turtles,” says Ring, urging locals to buy Tortuga Time apparel. “Purchasing this print just solidifies the good work of both the [sea turtle] hospital and the philanthropic heart of this great company. Lilly herself would be tickled pink about this union.”

Jonathan Kendall is a published writer with bylines in the Miami New Times and the New Times Broward-Palm Beach. He was born and raised in sunny South Florida and is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied journalism under several Nieman Fellows.
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3 Standout Sandals That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Summer Look

Your current heels will be jealous.

Say hello to the Chiara Butterfly Sandal by Sophia Webster. These wicked winged stilettos are $595 on sophiawebster.com.

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Your feet are as delicate as a butterfly—or at least you want them to look that way. These $498 suede mules by Guiseppe Zanotti are as darling as they are daring.

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Let your feet shine as bright as you do this summer. The Ruffled Snakeskin Sandal by Saint Laurent is available at Neiman Marcus for $995.

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Styled by Jenna Debrino and Amanda Miller of Hot Pink Style

These looks comes from our July/August 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine

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9 Fire Designers We Loved at Miami Swim Week 2017

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Models having fun at the Versakini 2018 collection show at the WET Deck at the W South Beach during Miami Swim Week. Photo via Getty Images.

It was quite the scene last weekend at Miami Swim Week, and LLScene was there to make sure we reported back on the latest trends in designer swimwear for bocamag.com.

In addition to the runway shows, we also attended the ESCAPE Miami Swim event. We partnered with Face2Face Studios on a “bestie Scene Swag giveaway” as their amazing stylists braided hair and manned the lash bar. As we mentioned in our pre-event coverage, ESCAPE Miami Swim is one of our favorite events simply because of the shopping we do. Year after year we leave this event with statement pieces and looks we still obsess over today. Noteworthy boutiques at the event were Please Don’t Tell BoutiqueIndieSwimPoema Swim, and (we gotta brag a bit!) Scene Swag.

On to the shows! All we have to say is that the 2018 swimwear collections hitting boutiques and department stores this year will not disappoint. One of the best parts about Swim Week this year were the inclusion of plus-size models who debuted their designers’ collections. There’s nothing better than seeing a beautiful girl of any size hit the runway with all the confidence and poise in the world. Not only do curvy models represent a huge portion of women worldwide, showing styles on plus-sized models gives buyers a chance to see the swimwear on women who represent most of their clientele. Why this is only just now starting to gain traction in the fashion world blows our minds.

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Lindsey Swing and Lilly Robbins livin’ it up at FUNKSHION.

Each year FUNKSHION’s operation of swim week gets better and better because of its ongoing commitment to showcase noteworthy designers—but more importantly, feature new and emerging designers. In today’s full recap, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite swim designers and trends we saw dominate the runway at Miami Swim Week.

Versakini

Woohoo, go Kelsey! As mentioned in our last post, the owner of Versakini, Kelsey Duffy, is a friend of ours. Not only is she a friend, but we are true supporters and fans of her growing brand. Everyone can become a party animal during swim week, and Versakini proved that during the premier of its 2018 collection at the WET Deck of the W South Beach. Duffy is known for her asymmetrical plunging necklines and convertible swimwear. This Shark Tank alumni has a brand that has evolved into sophisticated prints and convertible bikinis, one pieces and coverups. Here are some of our favorites.

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Yep, that’s a monkey on the runway.

Kelsey Duffy on the runway at her Versakini 2018 collection show.

Kelsey Duffy on the runway at her Versakini 2018 collection show.

Frankie’s Bikinis

Give us a little Britney, NSync and Backstreet Boys, and we’ll show you a good time. This is exactly what happened at Frankie’s Bikinis sleepover party runway show. They proved that girls just want to have fun by showcasing their 2018 collection, which was filled with girly off the shoulder bikini tops, ruffled bottoms and flirty fringe. Here are some of the noteworthy suits that caught our eye.

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Yestadt Millinary premiered its 2018 resort collection in partnership with Feather and Find at Hammock at the W South Beach. Every good swim look needs an accessory to complement it, and Yestadt Millinary’s versatile beach hat collection is a perfect paring.

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Lila Nikole

Saturday night had the fever when Lila Nikole took over the runway to debut its technicolor chroma collection. This show was unlike a lot of the other shows we attended because of the vision behind it all. We were taken back to old school South Beach with all the vibrancy the MIA strip had to offer. A marinade of multi color kaleidoscope, floral, and neon digital prints popped off the runway on the curvaceous bikini-clad models to the beats of a live DJ. One of our favorite parts about the show was the mommy and me and daddy and me paired suits. Who doesn’t want to match with their little ones, while looking stylish doing it? Enjoy!

All photos via Getty Images and Alexander Tamargo. 

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Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition came in with a splash at SWIMMIAMI. They premiered sexy athletic suits that came in all shapes and sizes. There’s nothing we love seeing more than sexy curves hit the SWIMMIAMI runway. Here are some of our favorite sporty, feminine looks for all you Boca-maggers out there.

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Prey Swim by Audrina Patridge

We’ve always been fans of Audrina Patridge since her days on MTV’s “The Hills,” so we were stoked to see the launch of her new line, Prey Swim. Patridge has always had a sense of style we identify with, so we knew we were in for a treat. Her first collection was complete with emerging swim trends like golds, metallics, high-waisted bottoms and gingham patterns, and Patridge took full advantage of all body types to show the versatility of her line.

All photos by Rodrigo Varela for Getty Images. 

Adrina Patridge at her Prey Swim Resort 2018 Collection show at SWIMMIAMI.

Adrina Patridge (left) at her Prey Swim Resort 2018 Collection show at SWIMMIAMI.

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Mia Marcelle

Always one of our favorites! Mia Marcell’s 2018 collection fully embraced the “sleeves on swim” trend, and we loved everything about it. Sure, this trend might be hard to pull off under day to day beach circumstances when your main objective is to tan, but if you have a girls trip planned or even a casual BBQ, this look can be achieved by pairing it with a pair of coverup bottoms, like a maxi skirt. We also noticed our favorite 2017 Pantone colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity, make an welcome appearance. Look out for those colors when shopping this year; they’re here to stay.

All photos via Alexander Tamargo for Getty Images. 

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Duskii

Duskii’s 2018 collection speaks to our sporty girls—we know you’re out there! These suits are perfect for the girl who loves a day of fishing out on the boat, but also loves a little fashion. The detailing on these suits is intricate and flattering, and the styles hug your curves in all the right places. You’ll never have to worry about falling out of your suit again because YOU ARE IN THERE. You’ll feel secured but not suffocated. In addition to the women’s line, Duskii has an adorable line for the kids, complete with matching floaties! How cute is that?!

All photos by Alexander Tamargo for Getty Images. 

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To keep up with Lindsey and Lilly of LLScene, 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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What to Do and Who to See at Miami Swim Week 2017

Swim Week

July has arrived, which means it’s time to grab your swimsuits because Miami Swim Week 2017 is approaching! FUNKSHION has announced that it will once again heat up Miami Beach with Swim Fashion Week July 20-23, 2017. Year after year, the ladies of LLScene have been invited to experience Swim Fashion Week and report back on the hottest swim trends showcased on the runways each season. This year is no different as we start to plan our schedule for the runway shows and events taking over Miami Beach next weekend.

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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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5 Summer Indulgences Worth Splurging For This Month

Cool yourself down with these summer indulgences.


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1. Adult milkshakes

You’re all grown up, so you can spike that milkshake now and then. We like the Guinness and Nutella version at Boca’s M.E.A.T. Eatery & Tap Room.

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The dining room at Tanzy. Photo by Bristolfoto.

2. iPic Premium Plus seating

It’s 105 degrees in the shade, so splurge on a Premium Plus seat at the iPic theater in Mizner Park. Have a handcrafted adult beverage at Tanzy (and order another from your comfy reclining seat), snuggle up with that pillow, and while away a hot Saturday afternoon.

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3. Really big expensive hat

We like the Barbados wide-brim hat by Helen Kaminski for a little summer glam. Available at hats.com.

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4. Lobster

Mini lobster season is July 26-27, but the regular season starts August 6. We like ours grilled or broiled. See Pop’s, Old Dixie or Captain Frank’s for your fresh summer tail.

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Photo courtesy of Lazy Bunz.

5. Pool toys

Kids will love the SwimWays Aqua Rider pool noodle with animal heads and tails (bestproducts.com). Adults will appreciate the hands-free Lazy Bunz water float and its handy floating drinks caddy (lazybunz.com).

Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines.

Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.

summer skincare

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.