Asian Jewelry Designers in Miami

Nini from Thailand- baroque pearl starfish necklace, one of a kind


Some of you may know Jennifer Boin Getz, a tastemaker in jewelry in Miami. Jennifer,  who was formerly involved with a custom jewelry atelier in the Village of Merrick Park, is now at Neiman Marcus in Bal Harbour. She oversees a stunning collection of fine jewelry, an unusual selection from global designers, especially from China and Thailand. Pictured here are pieces from Chinese designers Wendy Yue and Yewn and Thai jeweler NINI. Read Full Post & Comments »

Musimelange and Ted’s at Young Arts





Experiences is the buzzword in lifestyle these days in lifestyle and travel. Research has proven that they’re what all age groups are looking for in this decade where everything is about interactivity and immersion. Besides travel, arguably the area where this is truest is in the culinary world where one of the hottest trends is dining plus other sensory experiences – music, art, aromatherapy. Now we’re starting to have some of these options in Miami with the notable additions of Musimelange which combines chamber music, gastronomy and a wine tasting all in the living room of an art gallery in the M building in Wynwood and  Pairings at Ted’s at Young Arts. Read Full Post & Comments »

The “New” Seaspice, A Fave

The “New” Seaspice, a Fave


Imagine combining some of the best food from Sugarcane with the privileged setting at Seaspice, the creative taste sensations of Modern Garden and professional, friendly service. That describes the “new” Seaspice Miami on the River, now a serious favorite of yours truly. Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami’s First Donut Festival : March 31


Love donuts? Read my reviews of Mojo Donuts and Rhino Doughnuts in Broward but never had time to go there? Find these and 8 more donut makers at Miami’s first ever festival devoted to America’s favorite sugary confection. Donuts! will bring together the best and most buzzed about donut shops. Guests will enjoy samplings from a variety of donut shops and restaurants as well as have the opportunity to cast their vote for the people’s choice Golden Donut Award. To date (could be more on the way)  participants include: Read Full Post & Comments »

Restaurants and the Miami Scene

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It’s no surprise to you all that there’s a restaurant explosion in Miami-Dade County. What’s happening now on the restaurant scene, the good and not so good, and how I am approaching this in MiamiCurated. That’s the topic of this blogpost. Read Full Post & Comments »

New Bar Menu, a Winner at The Capital Grille

Fire and Ice Cocktail


With all of the new restaurants in town to check out, especially steakhouses, The Capital Grille Miami had been off my agenda for a long time, though I always enjoyed the clubby, comfortable environment, highly professional service and dependably very good fare. With news of a new bar menu, Mr. W and I made our way there for an informal end of the week cocktail and bite. The bar menu is served in a newly designed area called the lounge. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fabulous Friday – Krispy Kreme Pudding

Krispy Kreme pudding


Mon dieu! A Frenchman making a pudding out of Krispy Kreme donuts. Mais oui, at French 27, a welcome new addition to French restaurants in Miami. It tastes a little like bread pudding, but has a bit of a crunch on top and is not so sweet as the glazed donuts. Just right in my book. Then it’s topped with housemade vanilla ice cream with caramel syrup.  Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos March

Screenprint by Andy Warhol, subject of a talk by Bob Colacello at Art Boca Raton


A new art fair on the horizon this week, picks for reasonable eats,  and a new quality and value priced brunch on the Beach, all on Karen’s Kudos for March. Read Full Post & Comments »

Divorcee Getaway and More


Yours truly and expert Relationship Coach Natalie Moore have teamed up to offer a first — a Divorcee Getaway for men and women with workshops, social get togethers and mini makeovers, all designed to launch a new life, make new friends,  AND enjoy a luxurious vacation. There’s everything from spa-ing and unlimited golf to gourmet cuisine and nightly events at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta,  Mexico, May 4 -8. It’s top of the line, and great value. We also welcome other solos.  Here’s the scoop: Read Full Post & Comments »

Cafe des Arts


French restaurants in Miami, and there are a growing number of them, are often about very good food and a party vibe. Some, like Bagatelle, often even have themed nights. Now I enjoy that from time to time, though it’s a welcome change to have a comfortable, neighborhood type place where the music is on “low” and the waiters treat you as if you’re a regular customer even on your first time there. And so is new entry Café des Arts across from Joe’s Stone Crab at 22 Washington Avenue (T 305-534-2555). That being said, it wasn’t surprising that the night I was there the chef whom I know from another French restaurant stopped by and said he often comes here to relax after work. This was also the place I took Gerhard Z, winner of the MiamiCurated contest, who came up with the feature name of Karen’s Kudos, to try his hand at restaurant reviewing. Read Full Post & Comments »