Danie Gomez-Ortigoza, the blogger behind Journey of a Braid, is known for her sense of style, which starts at her head—with her beautiful wrapped braids and works its way down to her well-heeled feet. She’s also known for her community outreach—if there’s a way to lend a helping hand or shine light on a cause, she’s there doing it in a style that Instagram loves. We caught up with the dynamic blogger to see just how she spends her time in the District.

Maria Tettamanti, the blogger behind The Wordy Girl and the Instagram account @MariaTettamanti, is known for her whimsical sense of style, her colorful photos and her quests for finding the perfect pieces. Whether snapping pics, popping in for a workout or snagging the latest trends, you’ll frequently find her in the Design District, as it’s “in her hood” as she says. We caught up with the Instagram darling to see exactly how she spends her time there on any given Monday. 

Dejha Carrington is one of the most dynamic and dedicated young leaders in the South Florida cultural arts community. Her years of marketing and PR experience pay dividends for her many corporate and non-profit clients. She’s currently the Director of PR and Marketing for the National YoungArts Foundation, while also using her innovative ideas to create meaningful artistic collaborations that are helping transform Miami into a cultural destination.

Maria Carolina Melo is one of the busiest people you’ll ever meet. She’s a lawyer, fashion entrepreneur, philanthropist, wife and mother, and a collaborator for Vogue Brazil. As Director of Tropic Showroom, she and business partner Beatriz Pesquera, work passionately to bring the best Latin American beach and resort wear to North American and Caribbean shoppers.

Following her studies in the Urban Studies Department of Columbia University, Lily S. Kwong began working for Island Planning Corporation, a landscape and urban design firm. Her work as a Project Director allows her to pursue her interests in environmental sustainability, community planning, and improving the quality of life we experience in urban settings.