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South Beach: Girls Time, Memories & A Few New Gator Friends



miami5[Photos by T. Rhea]

Swimsuit: Victoria’s Secret top and bottoms | Bottoms: American Apparel wide leg sheer pants | Hat and glasses: H&M

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Weekends on Miami Beach are usually filled with parties, dancing, shopping and some pretty amazing meals. Our annual girls trip included just that and a few new buddies we met along the Florida Everglades…



Did you know that the Florida Everglades is not a swamp, but a 50-mile-wide, slow-moving fresh water river full of saw grass and home to roughly 300,000 alligators (as well as crocs)? The thought of being on a boat going down this river was pretty terrifying until we got there and saw just how beautiful this place was.



Meet Roderick!

Our first sighting was pretty exciting and a little creepy how close we were!


miami15Rod and the crew hanging out



After days of research we decided to go with the Airboat in Everglades tour because they have the best reviews on TripAdvisor. I was really nervous because these tours doesn’t normally offer seat belts, helmets, life vests, a stun gun and well, a glass wall all around the boat. But as soon as we met our tour captain Chad, he completely made us feel at ease because he was very knowledgeable, friendly, and mindful of our needs and comfort.

For $50 on a semi private 1 hour tour, we saw loads of alligators up close and learned about the general wildlife in the Everglades. This was definitely a unique and fun experience that’s a must if you’re ever in Florida!





As we get older, life can be pretty hectic especially when we have careers, husbands and/or children. Sometimes it feels like there’s no time in a day to do everything we need to do and we tend to forget about the people that has been there for us before all of this…our girlfriends! We started our “girl’s trip” a few years ago and plan on doing at least one a year to a new destination! I think vacations and quality time with friends are critical for our well being and being able to share these moments even after we’re married or have kids is also equally important. :)

xoxo, KTR

2013 Caribbean Vacation Diary Part II: St. John, St. Maarten, & St. Thomas

cruise2013_stthomas1[Coki Beach, St. Thomas]

Time is too swift for those on vacation because our next few days went by like a blink of an eye. Our next stops in the Caribbean were St. John, St. Maarten and St. Thomas!

You can see Part I of our Caribbean Vacation Diary HERE

2013 Caribbean Vacation Diary Part I: San Juan, Barbados & St. Lucia

cruise2013_barbados1[Beach at the Hilton Resort, Barbados]

Perhaps it’s the stretches of sugar-soft sand laying amongst the striking sea of crystal clear water that I love so much. Or it could be the warm breeze against my skin even when it rained…the delicious authentic food, the endless adventure and exploring that we can do…or maybe it’s just the laid-back pace of life and the people are generally charming and welcoming. I think it’s probably all of the above that has captivated my heart about the Caribbean islands, making it my top places to visit each year.

Piece of Heaven

cruise2013_stjohn12[Photo credit: NR]

Swimsuit: Victoria’s Secret | Hat: H&M fedora

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It has been a fantastic 7 days of peaceful serenity and much needed break from the hectic world. We are already missing this little piece of heaven and can’t wait to plan our next adventure… I’m bummed that our vacation was over so quickly, but believed that all good things doesn’t have to come to an end. It just gives us a reason to work harder so we can appreciate the special moments that comes our way and the beauty of what God has created for us…

Stay tuned for more photos and review of our 7 day Celebrity Summit cruise adventure from Puerto Rico to Barbados, St. Lucia, St. John, St. Maarten and St. Thomas!

xo, KTR

City Lights








citylights2[Photos by NR]

Top: Victoria’s Secret open back sweater dress (altered and worn as top, similar here and here) | Bottom: KTR collection Citylights skirt | Shoes: Christian Louboutin Ron Ron pumps | Accesories:  Nadri link necklace, Kate Spade colored stones bracelets | Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli aviators

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When I saw the print of this fabric, I was instantly drawn to it. It reminded me of the city lights at night where I used to live. The dark and lonely sky lit up by the brilliance of bright colored lights and far in the background were mountains filled with beautiful greenery…

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m kind of obsessed with skirts. I love them in all shapes, colors, prints and textures, usually the bolder the more interesting. In fact, I’d only name my humble little shop KTRcollection when the state wouldn’t let me register the name “I will forever make skirts and they will transform you into a sexilicious goddess that will stop traffic and have men throwing themselves at your feet day and night.” Ok, I’m just kidding, but what’s not to love about skirts? They are feminine, fun and best of all, versatile! :)

I hope you like this new piece. For more information on it, please visit my Shop KTRcollection tab or shoot me an email. Hope you’re having an awesome Monday so far!

xo, KTR