Affordable Hotels in Miami: Coral Gables, South Miami, Sunny Isles

Hotel St.Michel in Coral Gables


by Jennifer Agress

This is part 2 of a three part series on affordable hotels in Miami. Here we focus on choices in Coral Gables, South Miami/Pinecrest and Sunny Isles. Click here for Part 1 on Brickell and Downtown. Note: All hotels earned a rating of 3.5 or higher on TripAdvisor. Read Full Post & Comments »

The New Dutch Masters of Style


By Steve Deitsch

Suitsupply , an Amsterdam-based menswear chain, has just descended upon South Beach.  If you don’t know Suitsupply, it will change your life.  Don’t be fooled by the name.  This is no Men’s Wearhouse.  This is a super stylish (but not trendy) line of classic Italian casual wear, fine suits, shoes, accessories – all at very affordable prices.  Read Full Post & Comments »

Hot Ticket of the Week #2


Here’s the second of five hot restaurant tickets  in Miami from in-the-know concierges at some of the top hotels in town. Written by friend and colleague Irene Moore, it features the pick as well as  how to get a table, best time to go, best night, best table and the crowd. This second tip is  is from Giselle Mueller, Concierge, St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. Read Full Post & Comments »

Ask Karen


You have some sophisticated young New York relatives coming to visit, where should you take them to dinner? What can you do with out of town guests on a rainy day? Where can you find boutiques of  top Latin American designers?  Which is the best shoe repair store in town? Place for alterations? These are a just a few of the questions readers have asked me. Read Full Post & Comments »

Affordable Hotels in Miami : Brickell, Downtown

An affordable option in the Brickell Avenue area, Hotel Urbano


by Jennifer Agress

As wonderful as Miami is, any local (and this Bloomberg list) will tell you that it’s certainly not an inexpensive city. So if you have friends or family coming to town who need a hotel that’s not too pricey, where should they go? We’ve put together a list of solid, affordable hotels in Miami. This is the first of a three part series focusing on different areas of the city. In this, Part 1, we focus on the Brickell Avenue area and Downtown Miami.  Note: All hotels earned a rating of 3.5 or higher on TripAdvisor, and were  researched by the Miami Curated team. Read Full Post & Comments »

7 Miami Restaurant Openings to Watch


By: Jennifer Agress

With Miami Spice in full swing,  the South Florida restaurant scene is jumping. But to make sure the beat doesn’t let up, the Magic City has seven exciting new watering holes to come in 2015 — adding everything from modern Asian and Uruguayan fare, to an American neighborhood joint and an authentic New England seafood house. Best yet, the new restaurants in Miami, 2015, are spread out over the city, from the Grove and downtown to Miami Beach and Brickell. Read Full Post & Comments »

Hot Ticket of the Week #1


Each week for five weeks we’ll be running a feature on one of the hot restaurant tickets in Miami. My friend and writing colleague Irene Moore interviewed the in-the-know concierges of some of the top hotels in town to get their picks and more — how to get a table, best time to go, best night, best table and the crowd. Here’s the first tip from John Evans, W Insider, the W South Beach. Read Full Post & Comments »

Top Product Review Site for Home, Tech


The vast variety of choices today is a blessing and a curse. If you’re like me you try to put off making one of those purchases of necessity – from a new appliance to replace the old, a tech gadget or a chef’s knife – because of the anticipated research that needs to be done for the best choice. Serious help to the rescue with a new discovery. Two companion websites that bill themselves as being “for people who don’t want to take a lot of time figuring out what to buy so you can get on with your life”. Sound good? Read Full Post & Comments »

Best Burgers in Miami

DB Bistro Moderne burger


Everyone it seems has a favorite burger. So when I went in search of the best burgers in Miami I had to sift through a lot of candidates. My sources were respected fellow food writers, online forums, and then of course there were the outings to try the finalists. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News August 2015


August news on Miami restaurants brings  low cost eating “finds”, an update on restaurant and bar offerings in the billion dollar Brickell City Centre project, and a  new feature, the best bite of the month. Read Full Post & Comments »