Valentine’s Day for Singles

 

A good friend who is single said she loved this blog’s ideas about Valentine’s Day Bests, but she doesn’t have a boyfriend or partner and the ideas are beyond her budget. So, thought I, why not write a post about ideas to celebrate for under $100.  So here are eight ideas for Valentine’s Day for singles and also, tips for self pampering to make every day special. Read Full Post & Comments »

Welcome to the Vroom Vroom Room

 

By Steve Deitsch

Miami is known for its flashy style, and there is nothing flashier than having dinner in front of a rare Lamborghini or vintage Rolls Royce, with music pumping in from the DJ, housed in a Ford tractor-trailer. If this gets you excited, the launch of Miami Supercar Rooms bar and restaurant , the nation’s first auto art gallery and gourmet dining experience, which opened recently in Wynwood, is for you.

Founded by Elo (like Cher, with just one name), a British mogul who founded the London Motor Museum, he is bringing a bit of South Beach-style nightlife and glamour to the already hip Wynwood scene.

Within the Auto Art Gallery, you will be able to experience a never-before-seen collection of extremely rare models such as the 1955 SL 300 Mercedes Gullwing; 1929 Rolls Royce Bootch; 1958 450 S Maserati vintage racing car; 1961 196 SP Ferrari vintage racing car and the 2007 Shelby Supercar Ultimate Aero TT: heralded as the fastest production car in the world.

 

Miami Supercar Rooms restaurant

1955 SL 300 Mercedes Gullwing

Also featured are one-of-a-kind vehicles including a 1937 derivative of the only Bugati Atlantic, known as the “Bugnaughty” built by the famed Terry Cook of Delahaye ÙSA. Among many other rare gems from the automotive world, Miami Supercar Rooms also presents a 1953 Lamborghini tractor – the only one in America and one of only three remaining in the world.

Miami Supercar Rooms Restaurant

1958 450 S Maserati Vintage Racing Car

The 13,000 square foot venue  revolves around the Auto Art Gallery – housing six of the most desirable cars in the world. You can choose to have a drink in the bar and look into the glass enclosed museum-like gallery or  if you’re flush with cash, opt for  the Miami Supercar Dining Experience. For $3000  you can dine in one of six aluminum “Pods.” Each Pod, which sits in front of its own Supercar, accommodates up to six people .  The cost is for the evening which includes all food and beverages.

Miami Supercar Rooms restaurant

1935 Pacific by Delahaye USA

The menu uses locally grown ingredients where possible, and in addition to a selection of house made specialties, you will also have the option to choose from a menu provided by a featured South Florida restaurant for that month, brought-in to collaborate with Miami Supercar Rooms.

Miami Supercar Rooms restaurant

Ceviche

 

So Vroom over to Miami Supercar Rooms.  Just don’t drink and drive.

Miami Supercar Rooms

2022 NW 1st Court

Miami, FL 33127

305-363-2020

Valentine’s Day Miami – Bests, Part 2

Tea at the St.Regis Bal Harbour

 

By Kayla Louttit and Yours Truly

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, restaurants, resorts and spas across Miami are planning for an extra special serving of romance. From a romantic afternoon tea for two to a private poolside cabana dining experience and more, here is Part 2 of Valentine’s Day Miami – Bests. For Part 1, click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Valentine’s Day Miami – Bests, Part 1

The outdoot garden at Baoli

 

By Kayla Louttit and Yours Truly

 

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, restaurants, resorts and spas across Miami are planning for an extra serving of romance. From specialty yacht cruises and special menus to a sexy overnight hotel package, here is Part 1 of Valentine’s Day Miami – Bests (with one in Fort Lauderdale too). Read Full Post & Comments »

Glamour by Adriana deGreas

Triangle swimsuit by Adriana deGreas worn by Kendall Jennar

 

Seldom do I go to a fashion boutique where I want to buy everything. This recent discovery first came at Miami Swim Week where I fell in love with the Brazilian swimwear and lounge wear designer Adriana deGreas. She recently contacted me to tell me she just opened a shop in South Miami at 1563 Sunset Drive (T.305-332-3699) so off I went in a flash to see what could be Miami’s best swimwear. What’s so special? Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos

 

Kudos this month go to new bake at home cookie mixes by uber chocolatier Norman Love, a neighborhood Venezuelan eatery ideal for casual midweek meals (delivery too), different doings with BritWeek Miami, and GableStage’s new thoroughly fun offering. Read Full Post & Comments »

And the Winning Entry Is……

Serious creativity was on tap for the entries to the MiamiCurated contest to name a new blogpost category. Thanks to all of you who participated and for the good ideas. Close to 80 different ideas were submitted either in  private emails to me or in public comments on the blogpost. Read Full Post & Comments »

Coral Gables Tour of Kitchens, Feb. 6

You’ve done the garden tours, house tours, so how about a kitchen tour? And not just any kitchen, this Coral Gables Tour of Kitchens 2016 is back again this year, on February 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m . Read Full Post & Comments »

Palmeiras Beach Club

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People often ask me to recommend restaurants with a water view, especially when they have friends coming to Miami from out of town. Alas, in many cases you have to settle in the food department to get the view. And then there’s the choice of going for a “buzzy”  place or one that’s serene, so you can enjoy the beauty of nature. The terrace of La Mar by Gaston Acurio has a lovely water and city view, and the food is very good, especially if you order well. Il Gabbiano is also a good bet, though be sure to ask the price of daily specials. You can also eat well at Seaspice and Modern Garden on the River which I put in the “scenester” (as in a person who frequents a social or cultural scene) category. The River is a also good bet for visitors who have done the South Beach thing. Read Full Post & Comments »

Destination Fashion with Pitbull

 

Like Pitbull? Check. Fashionable people watching? Check. Top of the line shopping (or window shopping)? Check. Then Destination Fashion Miami at Bal Harbour Shops which comes just every two or three years is for you. Read Full Post & Comments »