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Valentine’s day gifts for her under $25

Glamour Lock medium travel box $17.49 

Keeps skincare products, lotions, nail polishes in place without tipping over. The base of the product is made with ElasTak which is a tacky layer that is cleanable and doesn’t leave any residue on products. All glamour lock products are made in the USA, dish washer safe, and their entire website is 30 percent off for Valentine’s day! Check out all their products here. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway and win a glamour lock traveling case. All you have to do is follow my Instagram page, follow Glamour lock’s Instagram, tag a friend and comment done on my latest post which is here.

glamour lock traveling box

Violet Voss mini eyeshadow palette $18

This mini palette is packed with colors you can create a soft smokey eye with, or dazzle your lids with shimmers and pops of color.

Luxury Satin bed sheet set $22.49

You will totally feel like Blair Waldorf from gossip girl sleeping in these satin sheets. Anyone else questioned why she had the same exact bedsheets throughout the entire 6 seasons of Gossip Girls? Yea…

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Happy New Year!

What a year 2018 was. I hope 2019 brings lots of joy, and it’s a year of happy beginnings for you all. 2018 was a year where I crossed off a lot of things on my bucket list. I was grateful to visit Banff, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and start a blog that is about food, art and my new chapter being a mom.

I learned so much about the blogging world and how long filming takes—even just for a 30 sec clip. Most of all, it taught me patience and that things don’t always go as planned. We can create a timeline of our goals, and we have to accept some goals take longer to reach.

My goal is to organize this blog space and add more healthy recipes, instagram worthy food spots and fun events for you to visit in South Florida.

What are some of your goals for 2019?


Future blog posts of Artechouse and The Art Banksy Exhibit coming soon!

Instagram worthy date night spots can be found here

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Last Minute Gifts Under $25 for Everyone

Looking for a last minute gift idea under $25? Scroll down this list to find something you can gift anyone. Ahem, and you should be on the naughty list for waiting so long to buy a gift.

Stila 3D dazzle flitter & glow liquid eye set $17  (Sephora)

I own these glitters and I absolutely love them. Any time I’ve been wearing them, it takes my eye look to the next level, and it is super sparkly as well. Your makeup-obsessed friend would love this set to sparkle up their life.

Check out Sephora for the sale price or Ulta for this liquid glitter set. Ulta may have it at a $25 price point.

Amazon Echo Dot $19.99 (Best Buy)

Voice control your music, set smart alarm or tun off your lights.

amazon echo dot
Image from Best Buy

Thermic double wall glass travel mug $20.00 (Things Remembered)

These travel mugs are probably my fav because I love cawfeeee (My New York accent) and coffee that you can take with you is freedom! You can personalize this gift with the recipient’s name, nick name, their baby daddy’s name, some inside joke or an inspirational quote.

Image from Things Remembered website

Goodfellow & Co watch $24.99

This Goodfellow & Co watch hits our budget of $25! The stainless steel band gives it an expensive feel. Don’t include the extra bands––they just look tacky. You will def wow your bae since it looks like a luxurious Movado. 

Image from Target’s website

Crock-pot $17.99 (Target)

For the Chef in your life. A crock pot is a staple in the kitchens for stews, soups and chili.

Image from Target

The Knot ultimate wedding planner $ 23.99 (Barnes & Noble)

Perfect gift for the friend that’s walking down the aisle in 2019. There’s nothing more stressful than planning a wedding. I planned mine in like a month and half (that’s a story for another day kids).

Image from Barnes & Noble’s website

Anker Astro 5200 mAh Portable charger $17.99 (Best Buy)

We all have that one friend that we are trying to reach before meeting up and their phone is DEAD (ahem Sidra lol) Hook them up with this last minute gift under $25 dollars so they are always charged up.

Image from Best Buy’s website

I hope you guys have a fabulous Christmas <3 How are you guys spending the holidays?


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Holiday events in South Florida 2018 guide

Looking for Winter and Christmas activities and photo opps in South Florida? 

Below are a list of fun Winter and Christmas activities in South Florida to enjoy with your family and friends.  Some of these Holiday events are free or ticketed. Also, these are all instagram worthy photo opps 🏆

City of Plantation Parks & Recreation: Selfies with Santa event FREE

Family fun night filled with holiday movies, arts & crafts, hot chocolate and photos with Santa.

City of Plantation Parks and recreation salmaspalette

Dates: Dec 21, 2018 Hours: 6-8 pm

Check out their Facebook page here for more info


9151 NW 2nd Street Plantation, Florida 33324

Burrs Berry Farm $

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Image from Burrs Berry Facebook page

Image from Burrs Berry Facebook page

Meet Santa, take tons of pictures at photo stations, enjoy tractor rides and kids activities.

Ticket price: Weekend (Friday-Sunday) Adults $10 Kids $5  Weekdays (Monday-Thursday) Free

Dates: Until December 30th, 2018

Parking: Free

More info can be found here 


12741 SW 216th Street, Miami, FL 33170

The Village at Gulfstream Free

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Image from Facebook event page of Gulfstream Park

Santa will be at Champions Plaza and free pictures will be available Dec 22 and Dec 23.  Pictures have to be taken with your own equipment.  Dogs are welcomed as well for this free holiday activity in South Florida.

Dates: Dec 22 and Dec 23 Hours: 11 am – 2 pm

Parking: Free

More info can be found here


901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009

Santa’s Enchanted forest $$$$

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Image from Santas Enchanted Forest Instagram

santas enchanted forest's snow show
Image from Santas Enchanted Forest’s website

This place is huge! Over 100 rides, games, shows & attractions.  

Ticket price: $34~ Adults $26~ Kids & Seniors

Dates: Until Jan 6, 2019 Hours:  5 pm- 12 midnight

Parking: Free

Purchase your tickets here

More info can be found here


7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155

Dolphin mall $$$$

Meet Santa, play with snow, enjoy the magical lights and take home a personalized cadet badge.

Tickets : Price varies between $26.99- $49.99 

Dates: Now until Dec 24, 2018 Hours: 12 noon – 10 pm

Parking: Free

More info can be here


11401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33172

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Santa's Flight Academy

This mommy & her boys had so much fun at Santa's Flight Academy last weekend! Video credit: Karidejak

Posted by Dolphin Mall on Friday, November 23, 2018

Video created by, Karidejak

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden $$$

This is Christmas with a Miami twist.  Bright lights and 10 feet tall dandelions.  See Fairies and try your lucky with a scavenger hunt.  

fairchild botanical garden
Image from Fairchild’s website

Tickets: Fairchild Members: $20 (Adult)/$15 (Children)  Non-Members: $28 (Adult)/$20 (Children)

Dates: Until Jan 11, 2019 Hours: 6 pm- 12 midnight

Purchase your tickets here


10901 Old Cutler Road Miami, Florida 33156

Not in South Florida but worth the visit if you are in Orlando

Disney World Magic Kingdom

I spent Christmas day back in 2014 at Magic Kingdom and it was an experience I’ll never forget. I spent the entire day with my family and my boo. How do you spend the Holidays?

For Date Night Instagram worthy spots in Florida click here

Free Art Basel events 2018

Ok, it’s that inspirational time of year again! Grab your friends, even the ones not into Art, and head over to Miami for Art Basel.

Following is a list of free events in Art Basel 2018:

Audemars Piguet Dec 6-9

Located at Oceanfront, Miami beach this art piece investigates the cosmic environment and how life on Earth emerged.  More info can be found here

FREE! (Yes, this is the name of the event) Dec 6-9

This is a non-commercial, contemporary art exhibit that has experiential and participatory installations, videos and performances.
Learn more about the event here and check out the schedule here

Ink Miami Art Fair Dec 5-9 

The Dorchester Hotel turns their courtyard and surrounding suites into an art gallery.  They have modern and contemporary works on canvas by international artists.
More info here

HIVE Wynwood Dec 6-9

Not into art but want to try out food?  HIVE Wynwood is the place for foodies.  Cocktails and culinary cuisine are available.  RSVP for a FREE drink here

Basel house mural festival Dec 7-9

This event  will have new age art installations, artisan vendors, food trucks, mural tours, live painting and much more.
Program and free tickets can be found here

Underground Basel Dec 6-9

100+ graffiti artists from around the world will be painting on 40K square feet on 7 buildings.  You can check out the art process, chat with the artists and visit Bakehouse Art Complex.  More info here

Art Beat Miami Dec 5-9

Features emerging and renowned artists, painters, sculptors, art exhibits, murals, performers and musicians.  More info here

These are some great events to get you in the Art Basel vibe! Let me know your thoughts if you attended any of these events.

Miami River Art Fair Dec 3-5 (ENDED)

An international, contemporary art fair, showcasing galleries and artist projects indoor by the convention center’s riverfront hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculptures on the banks of the historic Miami River. More info can be found here

If you want to attend this event I know the founder so please DM me for free admission. Better hurry because December 5th is the last day.


Send me a free art event and I’ll add it to my list


Snowfest 2018

OMG there is actual real snow at this event!  There will be a lighting ceremony, Santa, food trucks, Arts & Crafts, shows and did I mention Santa?!


December 1, 2018 4:00-8:00 pm


$5   Children under 2 are free.

Tickets are needed only for the snow area FYI. Parents and adults do NOT need a ticket.




Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines

601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025


More info on the event can be found here and  here


**Special thanks to my friend Hannah for sending me info about this amazing event.  She will be starting her Facebook group  and I’ll be sharing her group’s page soon.


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Make it a December to remember 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving already.  This year literally flew in the blink of an eye.  Here are a few things I’m thankful for:

  1. My health because without this you literally wouldn’t have anything
  2. My big crazy family whom I miss (most of them are in New York)
  3. Coffee (I’m serious like how else would I function some days)
  4. My girls! Always great to vent to and give great advice.  Most of them live far away but distance doesn’t change our cray relationship
  5. My husband.  He’s always pushing me to do my best and he accepts my different personalities.  LMAO

What are you most thankful for?

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Holiday Wish List 2018

Do you guys ever visit a website, search items and add them to your cart?

Or do you browse clothing sites to look at cute outfits because it makes you feel happy? Girl, make a wish list and work towards buying.  Below are a list of goodies that I’ll actually purchase or dream about.

Vitamix Blender Professional series 750

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Photo from Vitamix’s website

First on my list! My friends know how much I love to entertain and have them try my delicious recipes, so this will become a staple item in my kitchen.  The warranty and the quality of this blender is amazing.  Most of Vitamix’s blenders come with a 5-7 year warranty.  The hard part will be deciding on which one to buy, but I have my eye on the Vitamix Professional series 750. Price: $599.95

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Photo from Bloomingdale’s website

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Pumpkin Patches in South Florida (2018)


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My little girl enjoying the pumpkin patch


Marando Farms

Open through out November.

They have hay rides,  pony rides, petting zoo, farm activities, a full cafe menu,  and a juice bar.

*Pony Rides
*Hay rides
*Petting Zoo $3


5151 SW 64th Avenue Davie, Florida 33314

Pinto Farms

Last weekend to attend is Nov 3rd and 4th.

$15 ticket.  Children under 1 are free.

Ticket price includes unlimited:
*Pedal Boats Rides
* Tractor Rides
* Pony Rides
*Race Track
* Access to the Children’s Zoo


14890 SW 216 St Miami, Florida 33170

Burrs Berry Farm

Open until Nov 25th.

They have a huge pumpkin patch, hay and barrel rides available on the weekend only.

Weekday:$4 kids $7 adults  Weekend  $7 kids and $12 adults. Children under 3 are free.


12741 SW 216th Street Miami, Florida 33170

The Little Farm

Open through November 2018.  Please keep in mind the hours are 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (3 hours only) Children under 1 are free.

$10 ticket includes:

*pony rides
*petting area
*A tour of the farm
*butterfly garden which includes milking a goat and hand feeding some of the animals.


13401 SW 224 Street Goulds, Florida 33170

** Please call any of the above locations before visiting just to double check the hours.  I hope you guys enjoy yourselves.  Please tag me on Instagram @SalmasPalette if you decide to post 🙂