Fabulous Friday – Peau D’Ane Jewelry

Van Cleef & Arpels’ new High Jewelry Collection, Peau d’Ane, was inspired by the fairy tale of the same name by Charles Perrault. The tale was also the inspiration of a 1970 movie starring Catherine Deneuve as the princess escaping a father who wants to marry her. Read Full Post & Comments »

Tips on Cleaning Good Silver


In case you missed my Facebook post, here are some valuable, easy cleaning tips for silver flatware. And your guilt will be assuaged by knowing that it’s fine to put flatware  in the dishwasher if you follow certain guidelines.  Read Full Post & Comments »

10 Best Desserts Miami 2014

Prime Fish dessert


This year has been a notable one for having terrific desserts. I’m talking dessert medleys in many cases with  contrasting but complementary taste sensations and dramatic presentations. Chefs at the top restaurants have definitely taken the dessert course up several notches. Here are my picks for the best desserts of 2014 in Miami restaurants (no special order). Read Full Post & Comments »

White Themed Picnic PopUp Nov.8


How’s this for something new and different? A white themed picnic under the stars where guests come dressed in chic white, come up with their own creative table decorations, cuisine and beverage. Read Full Post & Comments »

Tonite: Launch of Jazz Nights, Famed Martini Bar Reopens

Martini Bar at The Raleigh Hotel


Those of you who love The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Avenue (t.305-534-6300) lovers of jazz and martinis will be happy to hear that tonight kicks off a monthly jazz series at this South Beach historic hotel. This coincides with the reopening of the famed Martini Bar and a special menu at Restaurant Michael Schwartz. The promotion is a partnership with the Miami Beach Jazz Festival. Read Full Post & Comments »

Morimoto South Beach

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Masaharu Morimoto or “Morimoto” as he’s known came to fame in Iron Chef, opening his first restaurant in Philadelphia in 2001 then going on to open nine more across the country. He has brought his legendary talent originally honed at Nobu and eye popping creative presentations to his latest restaurant at The Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Avenue (T.305-341-1500). Read Full Post & Comments »

New Massage-on-Demand Service

When you need a massage you usually need it right away, preferably at home or possibly in the office. So it was welcome news to hear about Soothe, a new massage-on-demand service for appointments with as little as 60 minutes advance notice or for an advanced booking. Even guests at hotels can use this service. I tried it out and the experience from booking through delivery of the service was flawless. Read Full Post & Comments »

Closeout Sale and Design Finds

Baker furniture closeout sale


As you regular readers know, this blog has never featured a sale. But there are sales and sales, and this one merits an exception. Read Full Post & Comments »

New Designer Accessory: Shopping Cart

Take note: you can transform a supermarket aisle into your own fashion runway,  going chic in the supermarket. Read Full Post & Comments »

Vintro Kitchen

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The name Vintro in red neon on the white façade always catches my eye when I go to the Bass Museum. Little would I have imagined a restaurant like Vintro Kitchen, but thanks to my hairdresser in the know who never steers me wrong, I checked it out. Read Full Post & Comments »


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