An intrepid traffic reporter at NBC 6 for nearly five years, Kelly Blanco knows how to hit the ground running while maintaining a flawless look. When she’s not working the camera, she forgoes her figure-hugging dresses for flowy, boho styles. We asked her to share her top Miami tips.
1. Best concealer
“My alarm goes off at 2:30 a.m., so I need a really good concealer. The Shape Tape hides all the dark circles and makes me look like I had eight hours of sleep, which I normally don’t.” $25. Ulta Beauty, 3301 Southwest 22nd Street, Miami; 305-704-6811; ulta.com.
2. Versatile jewelry
“I love Jaimie Nicole’s starburst necklaces. If you’re hanging out or going to dinner or going to a gala, you will find a piece that fits that occasion.” $120. Jaimie Nicole, 4649 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 305, Coral Gables; 305-600-2644; jaimienicole.com.
3. Casual cocktails
“I like El Grito because if I’m not drinking wine, I like tequila and mezcal. I get the Paloma de Casa, which is mezcal, Ancho Reyes, ginger, grapefruit and lime. And because I’m always hungry, I pair it with tacos or a burrito.” El Grito, 1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach; 786-773-3139; elgritomiami.com.
4. Decorating destination
“Nadeau is just a cool place. I got my dining room table and bench there. A lot of it is from India, handmade pieces. It’s where you go when you want to find the perfect statement piece for your home.” Nadeau, 4196 Southwest 74th Court, Miami; 305-261-9003; furniturewithasoul.com.
5. To-die-for shoes
“I like to splurge on shoes, and of all the high-end shoes, Yves Saint Laurent shoes are the most comfortable. They look nice, you feel like a million bucks, and you’re not killing your feet.” $895. Nordstrom at Aventura Mall, 19507 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura; 305-356-6900; nordstrom.com.
6. Miami Flea market find
“I’m obsessed with Tulum — everything about it, I love. I got this little market bag and I get compliments on it a lot. It’s what I wear almost every day as my purse.” The Miami Flea, 1440 North Miami Avenue, Miami; aedistrictmiami.com.
7. Pilates on the Beach
“I work crazy hours, so I can get to the lunch class that’s at 12:15 p.m. You get a killer workout and at the same time it’s really soothing music.” Pilates on the Beach, 712 West 51st Street, Miami Beach; 305-538-5300; pilatesonthebeach.com.
8. Flirty scent
“Montale Roses Musk is a very daytime, flirty rose scent. It’s really light, but it’s oil-based, so it stays all day long.” Cowshed Spa at Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-507-7900; sohobeachhouse.com/cowshed-spa.