Modern Garden, A Gem on the River

The view sitting alongside the Miami River is truly special, a very different aspect of the city, and a great option for taking out of town guests who have been to South Beach. So it wasn’t surprising when Seaspice opened it was such a big success. Since then, they have branched out with a quieter, lovely space that offers a distinct dining experience. An added bonus is the killer view, especially at sunset. The new Modern Garden with a waterfront patio, elegant candlelight with organic, understated, all white décor specializes in crudos and hot stone selections. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News May 2015

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It may be off season in Miami but the beat keeps going on the eating scene with some high profile new restaurant openings, a new Italian gourmet market and eatery, food delivery service, and lunch offering from Cavalli Restaurant. Read Full Post & Comments »

Jewelry: Where East Meets West

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By Judith M.Bishop

Several of my friends are celebrating “significant” birthdays and that made me daydream a little about “significant” gifts. Like jewelry! If you’re in the market for something special, check out the unique rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and brooches created by award winning international designer Gwennie Tam. Born in Canada and raised in Hong Kong, her exquisite designs are a perfect blend of East meets West. Read Full Post & Comments »

Beauty on Demand


Delivery of on demand services in the home, office, an event, wherever it’s convenient for the client, continues to accelerate with new offerings daily. People want services when and where they want them in this 24/7 economy. And this includes beauty and wellness — from hair styling and makeup to massage, lashes, mani pedis and waxing. Two new offerings have just come to Miami — GlamSquad (don’t you love the name) and Zeel.  And they’re giving special offers for readers.  Here’s the scoop: Read Full Post & Comments »

Power Trip: Worth the Drive

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By Irene Moore

Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power, is the first museum exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965). This lush exhibition recently traveled to the Boca Raton Museum of Art via the Jewish Museum in New York City, where curator Mason Klein put it together from Rubinstein’s various collections, dispersed far and wide at auction in 1966. The exhibition’s title takes its name from one of Rubinstein’s early advertisements in 1904 that touted “Beauty is Power,” showcasing her distinctive brand of commercial savvy and inherent feminism. Read Full Post & Comments »

6 Best Miami Brunches 2015


By Kayla Louttit

What’s better than a sunny weekend afternoon spent catching up with good friends, good food and a mimosa or two? What’s the best brunch in Miami?  From a hidden garden gem in Coconut Grove to a chic waterfront hotel find,  here are my 6 picks. All were chosen for their delicious food,  atmosphere, the deal and their signature touch. Read Full Post & Comments »

D-Koncept French boutique

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French cool is the stock in trade of one of the new boutiques in Miami,  D-Koncept, 2085 N.W. 2nd Avenue. Owned by 30 year old Deborah Kerchache, a Paris fashion school grad who has worked as a costume designer , it’s about trendy European streetwear and unique accessories for men and women. And, as the name suggests, it also has select artworks inspired by her stint as a singer, along with gift items ranging from French tea and candles to books and whimsical pillows. Everything is refreshingly different, worth a trip next time you’re in Wynwood. Read Full Post & Comments »

Teeth Whitening Kit


Skeptical is my name when it comes to new beauty and healthcare products. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all in favor of doing whatever one can to look and feel better. But  product promises are all too often overblown. So I met with initial skepticism a claim of a new teeth whitening kit you can use at home. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fashion Hats

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One of my favorite pastimes when I go to Paris is going to Bon Marche, the most upscale department store, and trying on their hats. They’re so flirty, feminine and elegant – and fun. For awhile there, hats weren’t so in fashion but that has changed thanks to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who has lent a new found “now” image to hats. And now, we have Miami’s very own former fashion editor who has stunning hats for any elegant occasion and made them accessible in price. Read Full Post & Comments »

Deals and Doings: May


It’s May and though the pace is slowing down in Miami, there are plenty of doings worth putting on the calendar and a deal too, exclusive  for readers. Here are my picks for the month: Read Full Post & Comments »