Miami Spice 2014 Part I



Miami Spice 2014 is around the corner, as in August and September. Here is Part I, specials from four more of some of my favorite Miami restaurants . I’ve starred those that I’ve written about in the past. I’ll be visiting some of these and reporting on them in coming weeks. Read Full Post & Comments »

Bourbon Steak: Miami Spice 2014

Truffle Chicken Pot Pie


Some restaurants just go through the motions of Miami Spice, offering a mediocre (or what the hotel Executive Chef John Sexton calls a “dumb down”) menu for a low price . To the contrary, Bourbon Steak at  Turnberry Isle Miami. If I paid almost double for it, I’d say it was worth the price for its quality, presentation and ambiance. Read Full Post & Comments »

Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes

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You may recall that in a post on fashion spotting New York I featured shoes from Bergdorf Goodman, among them a pair by UK designer Nicholas Kirkwood. He recently opened up a popup shop in Bal Harbour Shops which friends and I checked out last night (it’s open through September). Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami Spice 2014 Part II

The Restaurant at The Setai


Here’s Part II of Miami Spice 2014 specials from six more of some of my favorite Miami restaurants (click here in case you missed Part I and here if you didn’t see the writeup on Bourbon Steak). I’ve starred those that I’ve written about in the past. Look for more posts coming up on menus I’ve sampled. Read Full Post & Comments »

9 Movie Classics List for Home Viewing

Rainy summer afternoons in Miami are a good time to catch up on great films, movie classics you’ve never seen (or see them again). Somehow I’m always at a loss as to which film to see. It’s like when you speak a foreign language someone says, say something in the language. Duh. In any case, a good friend and very discriminating cinephile gave me her secret — see films based on Pulitzer prize winning novels. Read Full Post & Comments »

Chinese Art Miami: Simon Ma World Tour/Frost


Simon Ma


The Patricia & Phillp Frost Art Museum at FIU is staking out an important position in the art world with its championing contemporary Chinese art and adding a highly regarded Professor of Chinese Art, Lidu Yi, to its faculty. Last week the first of three exhibits of the works of  living Chinese artists coming to the Frost debuted. Read Full Post & Comments »

If Audrey Hepburn Had a Stationery Line

Rifle Paper Co and Garance Dore collection


If Audrey Hepburn had a line of stationery this would be it. It exudes glamour, chic and a fashion sensibility. Not surprising since it’s a collaboration between French blogger and illustrator Garance Dore’ and Anna Bond, cofounder of Rifle Paper Co. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fashion Spotting: Miami Swim Week 2014

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This was my first visit to Miami Swim Week 2014 (lasts through Monday) and, after spending a day of going to beauty and fashion popups and La Cabana, the boutiquey trade exhibit of beach wear and accessories, and getting a temporary gold tattoo, I decided a visit will be an annual “must”. Read Full Post & Comments »

Yellow Box

Flip flops are everywhere, for men and women. They’re even showing them for men with suits (though not yet tuxes, not yet). True, they’re practical, but I’ve never found ones that combined comfort with fun and a dose of femininity. Read Full Post & Comments »

Allure Beauty Lounge July 18-20

If you haven’t been to the people-watching spot,  Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach (1701 Collins Avenue), this week is the perfect time. For Miami Swim Week Allure beauty magazine is holding its popular Lounge with comp beauty treatments. Plus, here are my picks for other events you may want to check out. Read Full Post & Comments »


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