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 »

You’re Invited: Stylish Cocktails May 16

1930 House The Thompson Hotel


Imagine yourself sipping free Ketel One cocktails at the swanky 1930’s House , near the pool at the new Thompson Hotel in Miami Beach, meeting other Miami Curated readers and members of a smart new local social and professional networking group, called IvyPlus LGBT South Florida. Read Full Post & Comments »

Maison & Objet May 12-15


Not only international retail brands but also major shows and fairs are following the lead of Art Basel and holding their prestigious shows in Miami, serving as a nexis for the Americas. The latest entrant is the renowned, Paris headquartered Maison & Objet that describes itself as “the premiere arbiter of global luxury in the home market”. And a look at the 340 exhibitors, 20 conference topics and speakers such as David Rockwell, the Campana Brothers and Karim Rashid  will literally have you drooling. Read Full Post & Comments »

Bagatelle, A Place to Celebrate

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There’s a natural affinity between St.Tropez and Miami – the climate, beautiful people, beach setting, and the let’s party lifestyle. So it’s not surprising that a number of restaurateurs from France have opened outposts in South Beach (La Piaggia, Baoli, Villa Azur) and now Bagatelle. After a recent visit, I’ve added it to my list of best places to celebrate a special occasion (or make an ordinary occasion special). Read Full Post & Comments »

Bespoke Suits, Shirts May 10,11

In December I mentioned that bespoke tailoring from Hong Kong would be coming to Miami in May, and now the dates are set, May 10 and 11 so mark your calendar. Plus, I can report on first person experience (not just what a good friend told me) Mr. W had a sport jacket custom made last year from The Man. Read Full Post & Comments »

Tapies at Perez Art Museum

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Don’t miss a visit to the current exhibit of Antoni Tapies at the Perez Art Museum Miami, running until May 3. It will surely give you a new appreciation for his intellect, sensibilities and rich artistic talent.  Mr. W gives an overview of what to expect: Read Full Post & Comments »

The Real Almond Cake

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Artisanal desserts are thriving in Miami, I come across several every month. You’ve read about a few of my favorites here (Pavlova, Casa Gioia, True Loaf),My  latest find is the rich, buttery and moist Real Almond Cake.  The Nicaraguan born Zandra Zampieri is a former New York public relations executive who fell in love with luxury Greek food products (and a successful Greek naval architect), lived on a Greek island for a year and a half,  and found a new passion: making  almond cakes inspired by mythology. And are they ever delicious, a perfect idea for a Mother’s Day gift. Read Full Post & Comments »

Cuatro Estrellas en El Cielo

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Blogpost by Steve Deitsch

Cielo means sky or heaven in Spanish.  In this case, it’s more the latter.
After a dinner at Colombian celebrity chef Juan Manuel Barriento’s new restaurant El Cielo, you’ll feel like you just died and went there.
Open only a couple of months, it is tucked away in the Brickell area in an unassuming residential tower, overlooking the Miami River. Read Full Post & Comments »