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Carol Scaff, TV presenter, model and social media entrepreneur. (portrait by Patricia Canola)

Carol Scaff, TV presenter, model and social media entrepreneur. Portrait by Patricia Canola.

 

Start your day with: Meditation and warm water with lemon.

 

BHS boutique you’re most likely to indulge at: Zimmermann. I am completely in love with the romantic, contemporary and fresh mood of the brand, and I think it is just perfect for the Miami lifestyle. I also recently discovered Marni at Bal Harbour and love their looks that mix colors and harmonious prints.

 

A cause you’ve connected with since COVID: The If You Foundation, based in Orlando, is a great cause started by my Brazilian friend, Fernanda Pontes. She has been a Wonder Woman when it comes to connecting people, brands, restaurants and chefs in order to help the Brazilian community in Florida during this difficult time.

 

Most proud of: My six-year-old boy and my one- year-old girl. And, I’m also very proud of my new baby, @InsideMiamiChannel with my partner Flavia Pacheco (@flaviapachec). We have created a digital production company covering the Miami social scene and a platform for content creators based here. We are very excited and will have more news to share soon!

 

Wellness routine: For me, wellness starts the moment I wake up. I always start my day with the Ayurvedic practice of cleaning my mouth with coconut pulling oil. It’s the best way to cleanse the toxins that our bodies release overnight. After that, I drink warm lemon water, which is a great way to detoxify and hydrate before breaking the fast. I follow that with a 20-minute meditation every day. I also reserve myself one hour, four days a week to go to the gym, but my favorite way to exercise my body and soul is Ashtanga Yoga, which I do twice a week.

 

Gabriella Smith, Founder, Upcycle Project. (portrait by Theodora Richter)

Gabriella Smith, Founder, Upcycle Project. Portrait by Theodora Richter.

 

Daily uniform: Jumpsuits are my favorite! In Miami, I always wear linen or lightweight organic or recycled cotton (I choose to wear natural materials the majority of the time).

 

Beauty binge: The Concentrate by La Mer.

 

BHS boutique you’re most likely to indulge at: Stella McCartney. To me her brand is leading the way in sustainable fashion without compromising style.

 

Personal mantra: Good for the planet and good for the people.

 

Start your day with: Free writing, lemon water and a 30-minute run.

 

Most proud of: In response to the global pandemic, we were able to pivot our efforts at UpCycle Project to continue our mission to find creative circular solutions to build a more resourceful world.

 

Greatest indulgence: Sleeping until 10AM.

 

Wellness routine: I find that in wellness, consistency is key and there is no quick fix. I stick to a morning and night beauty routine and exercise five times a week, even if it’s just for 20 minutes.

 

Unwind ritual: A glass of wine and reading in bed.

 

Jo Paes, Fashion stylist, digital influencer. (portrait by Theodora Richter)

Jo Paes, Fashion stylist, digital influencer. Portrait by Theodora Richter.

 

Daily uniform: Button-down shirt, long shorts and leather slide sandals are my daily uniform. I love how the button-down shirt is versatile and fits well on any body shape. My go-to designers for my uniform are Bottega Veneta, The Row and Victoria Beckham.

 

WFH look: There are three reasons why I love to dress up to work from home. First, to feel good and confident with myself; second, I always have a lot of video conferences and work meetings to attend; and, last but not least, having my husband working from home too motivates me to dress up. The coolest combination of comfort and fashion for WFH looks that I’ve found are Fendi’s jogging pants and leggings and Prada’s knitwear collection.

 

BHS boutique you’re most likely to indulge at: I’m extremely excited that Marni launched at Bal Harbour Shops. Marni’s aesthetic exudes an intellectual sensuality— and it’s also quirky and fun. Marni also resonates with values that are important to me like sustainability, art and charitable collaborations.

 

Makoto, Hillstone, Le Zoo or Carpaccio: The charming Lee Zoo palm tree patio has my heart. I love the ambience; it’s always a good spot for a lunch with clients or to simply enjoy some tea time or coffee with a friend. I absolutely love the classic steak frites!

 

Karmel Bortoleti, Founder of KBFITCLUB, KB collection. (portrait by Theodora Richter)

Karmel Bortoleti, Founder of KBFITCLUB, KB collection. Portrait by Theodora Richter.

 

Daily uniform: My favorite J Brand jeans with a t-shirt and, depending on my mood, either heels or a pair of nice sneakers.

 

Beauty binge: Moisturizer, moisturizer, moisturizer. I’ve been using Kiehl’s body lotion for many years, but when it comes to face cream, I like to change it up every six months. Currently I’m using Guerlain’s Abeille Royale.

 

BHS boutique you’re most likely to indulge at: Dolce & Gabbana. They know how to make a woman feel sexy and classy at the same time.

 

A cause you’ve connected with since COVID: I’ve joined an amazing organization called Kids Helping Kids, which provides and distributes food for those most in need here in Miami.

 

Style mantra: Make sure it fits well.

 

Wellness routine: Good workouts combined with a balanced diet.

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