Fabulous Friday: Pinky or Fen Xiao Xiao


The perfect way for a fashionista to travel in the city? A Rolls Royce, Bentley or Ferrari, among the world’s most luxurious hotel transfers? Nice, but not a fashion statement. Read Full Post & Comments »

New Upscale Dining Near Arena: STK Miami


Downtown, especially around the American Airlines Arena,  museums and Arsht Center needed another quality, upscale restaurant. In steps STK,  part of the successful The ONE Group that started in 2001 and is now in 13 cities worldwide, including two locations in Miami.  You guessed it – STK stands for steak which is its specialty, but don’t think this is your traditional steakhouse. It’s a casual, stylish entry that’s about being social as much as about the food.  Think  attractive bar on entering, high top tables and large banquettes made for larger parties, a DJ spinning nightly. Read Full Post & Comments »

The “New” Epicure Market

Kale, vegetable and beet salad, a standout


For over 70 years  Epicure Gourmet Market & Cafe has been “the” place for gourmet grocery items and Jewish deli,  basically having a lock on the South Beach market and also attracting customers from other parts of town. And then came the “foodie” movement and with it Fresh Market, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. Now, even Publix has gourmet grocery items. So what’s a landmark like Epicure to do? That was the challenge of the Starkman family, the store’s owners, and Michael Love, former TV food show and cooking class guru and now Executive Specialty Chef of Epicure Miami. Read Full Post & Comments »

MiamiCurated Weekends Nov-Dec

Surfing film festival


You’ve asked for more ideas on Miami road trips so here are our picks for November and December, curated by friend and guest blogger Irene Moore. They’re built around special events and special interests including a pineapple festival, surfing film fest, Palm Beach food and wine festival, and a celebration of lights in nearby Naples. In case you missed road trips, Parts 1 and 2, click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Best Halloween Happenings

By Kayla Louttit


Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in Miami or Fort Lauderdale? From a trio of pumpkin facials and hotel happenings to Vizcaya, the Zoo, the beach and more, there’s an array of ghoulishly good times in store for Miami and Fort Lauderdale residents and visitors this Halloween. Here are our picks for the top Halloween events  in Miami and Fort Lauderdale this year: Read Full Post & Comments »

Designer Narciso Rodriguez Show at Frost Art Museum

Fashion lovers or just those of you who enjoy seeing beautiful things, will be pleased to hear that the first ever museum solo exhibition by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez just opened at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Read Full Post & Comments »

The Palm Beaches Spa + Wellness Month

Eau Spa lounge at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa


A “first”, this month kicks off  The Palm Beaches of South Florida ’s inaugural Spa & Wellness Month. More than 15 spa and wellness hotels and Palm Beach spas from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta are offering pampering treatments and wellness experiences starting at $50. Also part of the promotion are staycations for Florida residents from many of the top resorts which bring savings and value added features.  Several participating businesses are also donating a portion of their proceeds to charities such as the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen® organization as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.Here’s a selection of just some of the spa and wellness offerings offered throughout October along with savings (up to 65%) chosen for MiamiCurated by a Palm Beach insider: Read Full Post & Comments »

What’s Coming Up at MiamiCurated

Let’s salsa night at Coya


As we head into “the season”, my blogging team and I have more special posts you won’t want to miss. Here’s a rundown of some of the topics coming up:

  • Halloween happenings, our list of the best for all ages
  • Food delivery services are booming as more of us order in. A list of our picks.
  • Restaurants to  enjoy reliably good food with live entertainment
  • Tired of going to the same old places in Fort Lauderdale? Here are new ones you may not know about
  • More long weekend getaway ideas, places you can drive to with special events for special passions
  • Best desserts and best dishes of 2016
  • Best restaurants with the best views
  • Event picks for Art Basel 2016
  • A service that tells you the best credit cards for frequent flyer points
  • Staycations

And of course, your favorite monthly features Karen’s Kudos and Eating News along with stylish new boutiques, restaurant reviews, beauty and travel tips, events and cultural exhibits you won’t want to miss and more! Plus, we’ll also be having another reader event, so stay tuned.

Please tell your friends and invite them to subscribe. And let me know if there are any topics in particular you’d like covered.

Many thanks for your readership and  support!

Warm regards, Karen

MiamiCurated Weekends: Oct. Part 2


By Irene Moore

More long weekend getaways, Miami road trips , sure to usher out the off season on a high note. For Part 1 with more ideas for October, click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News October



A perfect travel snack, acclaimed chef Brad Kilgore takes over at Brava, Brooklyn pizza import in MiMo, authentic paella from Valencia, Seaspice adds live entertainment lineup,  all in eating news October. Read Full Post & Comments »