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The Influencers

VoyageMIA owes a huge debt to the incredible local community of influencers – from fashion bloggers to foodies – who put in countless hours of work uncovering hidden gems throughout South Florida. We’d like to introduce you to some of Miami’s most gifted tastemakers and influencers below.

Hello and Happy Monday! It’s been quite some time since I have done an introduction soooo, HELLO and welcome to my Instagram abode 😉 My name is Ann and I’ve been married to my sweet husband @rickueno for going on 8 years.  I am a step-mom to Zach and mom to Zoey.  Zoey came after going through 4 miscarriages…we prayed and prayed and had faith and God gave us the most amazing daughter after 3 and a half years of much pain and heartache.  DON’T GIVE UP! We live in Miami but make no mistake…I am just a farm town girl born and raised in Ottawa, Illinois.  Though, over 10 years of living in Chicago probably helped this transition into the 305.  And I have to say, I ADORE it here and I have met some of the best people on earth in this crazy beach city. About 11 years ago I gave my life to Jesus after a messy divorce, an identity crisis and hitting one too many road blocks in my life.  Best decision I’ve ever made. I attend, serve, lead and design at @vouschurch here in Miami – finding a home church has made all the difference! If you are reading this and don’t have a home church, my encouragement to you is to find one.  I wouldn’t be here today or be the woman I am apart from church.  #fact I have spent nearly 16 years in digital marketing in Corporate America, almost all in the hotel industry.  From @preferredhotels to @spg and now to @bcvsocial, hotels are my jam and travel is in my heart and soul! Simultaneously, I have had my interior design business/side hustle for years – Ann Ueno Interior Design (I know, so creative, right?!). The last four years it has grown and I am BEYOND thankful for that!  My dream is to make the cover of @dominomag…nbd. I love cooking and Julia Child is basically my hero.  Nothing makes me happier than having intimate dinner parties at my house.  I dream of writing a book one day, we shall see if that is in God’s plans for me.  And, of course, creating new spaces or editing existing ones lights my soul on fire. THIS IS ME!  Follower of Jesus, wife, working mom, and a bunch of things in between.  THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING!  I love watching this community grow and I am grateful for all the love and support here.

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Giveaway alert 🚨 👇🏻 Hands up if you like soda 🥤…Now hands up if you like soda but had to give it up for the greater good of, well…your health?! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 4 years ago I gave up the sugary drink because of how it made me feel…(((bloated))). I used to attribute it to carbonation but then, how come sparkling water doesn’t make me feel the same way? So it wasn’t until I gave up my sugar driven, sweet tooth loving diet that I realized it was all about the sugar and the other junk that little can contained. Did you know one can of coke has 39g of sugar!! Oh you drink Coke Zero because it’s “healthier”, weeell have you noticed this on the ingredients: artificial coloring, ASPARTAME, oh and my favorite disclaimer: Coca Cola products contain GMO sourced ingredients! Boom 💥 there it is! The problem is that most people get distracted by all the Zeros or the clever marketing that they look passed the real important stuff. So I guess it’s time to give up 🥤 all together! Right? Wrong!!! Look for the healthy alternatives, like @zevia Their zeros won’t fool ya: 0 artificial coloring, 0 GMO, 0 sugar and 0 calories, but 100% good taste. They have flavors to substitute every soda you might be hooked on and by replacing them you’ll be doing your body, health and longevity a favor. You don’t have to be boring about what you eat/drink to be healthy, you just have to be smart! 😘 _______________________ Giveaway alert: Tag a friend and follow these steps in order to win a free 6pack. In the next week, 20 winners will be chosen by Zevia! Giveaway closes Wednesday June 6th!! 1. Like this photo 2. Follow @nathalia.ferr and @zevia 3. Tag a friend in the comments and tell me how badly you need to kick your sugary habit to the curb. Must live in the US. Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram. #ad ___________________ 👙: @qswimwear

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D🍩UGHNUT worry and be happy! ♥️ ________________________________________ Hoy me inspire! ✨Estamos siempre tratando de cumplir todas nuestras metas para sentirnos completos y poder decir que somos “exitosos”. Lo que no caemos en cuenta es que aveces dejamos las cosas importantes atrás como dedicarnos tiempo a nosotros mismos y hacer los que nos hace feliz. No estoy diciendo que hay épocas que uno tiene que esforzarse mas en cumplir cierta meta pero que ese ritmo de vida no se vuelva lo normal en tu vida. No hay nada mejor que estar feliz con lo que haces y no hacerlo por mantener una imagen. Acuérdate que cada paso que das y cada avance que logras así sea pequeño es algo grande para que te des mérito!💪🏽 ________________________________________ #curatedbydani #happiness #happyquotes #beyou #inspo #ootd #outfitoftheday #outfitinspo #fashioninfluencer #fashionblogger #blogger #love #foodporn #motivationalquotes #influencer

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  1. svanapaper

    February 23, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks girl! That skillet is definitely getting its workout in! LOL.

    • Alfonso Cristancho

      May 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      What a great thing!!! I love the –University of Consciousness– <3

  2. Alfonso Cristancho

    May 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    What a great thing!!! I love the –University of Consciousness– <3

  3. Gregg L. Friedman MD

    May 13, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Great Story. Thank you for publishing it. 5 Stars. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

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