Boheme Boutique, 650 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
I’ve always loved the spirit and mystery surrounding a bohemian lifestyle. Perhaps, it’s because my mother is that kind of person; wandering and roaming the world as an artist, creator and nomad. Her stories and free-spirited ways have always inspired me. Truth-be-told, though, I’ve never been brave enough to live that way.
Sure, I’ve travelled the world for work, moved around the country and even given into life’s curiosities, but always in a very strict, driven to succeed, kind-of-way. Matter-of-fact, I’m the complete antithesis of my mother. She’d say I’m “uptight,” I’d say, I have a “Type A” personality.
As a television journalist: structure, self discipline, long hours and never-ending deadlines are my life. So, when I have a moment to relax, my clothes reflect the things I dream of and part of that is being like my mom, who currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico (on a ranch in the middle of the desert,) doing whatever she pleases; footloose and fancy free. A true bohemian.
That’s why I jumped at the chance to do this blog. Who doesn’t want to be a gypsy/bohemian princess roaming about the world in all her earthy glory? When my stylist, Jackie Kay, asked me what I envisioned for “A Bohemian Winter,” I told her point blank: “I want it to be as if I’ve just floated to land on a piece of driftwood; all while looking like a homeless gypsy meets grecian goddess.” 😁
Luckily, she didn’t think I’d totally lost my mind because she knew I had just met Edit Meurrens, the owner of Boheme Boutique; a hidden jewel of a store that epitomizes the way I’ve always dreamed of dressing. With Edit’s help and her gorgeous dresses (which are made with amazing materials, colors, detailing and by one-of-a-kind designers,) “A Bohemian Winter” isn’t just a fashionable dream anymore, it’s an effortless reality. Now, if I could just find that piece of driftwood. 🌾
The boutique is located in the lovely town of Key Biscayne; surrounded by water and shut-off from the hustle and bustle of Miami. The store is located in a shopping plaza right off Crandon Boulevard (the main road that runs through town). With a lot of nice restaurants, including the luxurious “Ritz Carlton” (which has a great bar), you can easily make a day of it. Happy Shopping!