Haute Spots for Your Miami Workout


Anatomy at 1220 photo courtesy of www.wellandgood.com


By: Jennifer Agress


Once again, it’s summer  and that can only mean one thing: bathing suit season! This month, add a haute twist to your everyday workout by signing up for classes at some of Miami’s most upscale gyms. Below is a list of our favorites for Miami fitness, curated just for you. Read Full Post & Comments »

Different Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale: Part 2

Events By Grateful Palate’s New Summer Passport Wine Series


By Kayla Louttit


From Sunday jazz brunch, a monthly art walk, and wine and paddleboarding,  to a new summer food and wine series, here’s Part 2 of  Fort Lauderdale things to do to keep you entertained this summer (and worth a trip from Miami). In case you missed it, click here for Part 1. Read Full Post & Comments »

Where to Shop in Wynwood


Iniva, African concept store


By: Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly


While it will always be known for its hipster, art vibes and gentrified feel, Wynwood is gradually getting more and more upscale. From top restaurants like Alter – which started the luxury movement in this once-destitute neighborhood – to haute shops like MVM Miami, Marie Saint Pierre and Illesteva, Wynwood has become a must-see neighborhood for every type of patron. And since we love all things shopping, we’ve rounded up our favorite shops this up-and-coming part of the city has to offer. Check them out, below: Read Full Post & Comments »

Top Miami Pools with Day Passes

The Raleigh Hotel photo courtesy of www.wsj.com


Editor’s Note: Updated August 21, 2017


Looking to enjoy a lazy day without the hassles of going to the beach?  Relax at one of the top Miami pools for the day and enjoy some perks besides. We’ve rounded up luxurious Miami hotels with great pools offering day passes for non-guests – from lively party spots to serene retreats. And for our readers in Fort Lauderdale, click here for a hotel we found that offers day passes. Read Full Post & Comments »

Ice Cream (C)Raves

CREAMfetti cookie and strawberry ice cream from C.R.E.A.M.



Surprisingly, considering how many people love ice cream that there hasn’t been a shop that aims to have the best ice cream sandwich in America. Jimmy Shamieh set about to change this with C.R.E.A.M. which he started in Berkeley, California, with an offshoot that just opened in Aventura, 18719 Biscayne Boulevard (T.786-657-7905). The ice cream sandwich, he said, is “about rediscovering the inner child in you”. They’re delicious, fun to create and eat, and did indeed remind me of my childhood. And while on the subject of ice cream, wait until you read about Coop’s MicroCreamery hot fudge topping. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News – June

Pho Dac Blet – 3 meat combo — photo from Angelo R at Yelp


Though tourism numbers to Miami scored yet another record, the competition for those visitors (and locals) dining dollars has never been tougher. Off season is the time restaurants take stock, do some retooling, or close. And others get ready for fall and the new season. Here are some notable openings such as 1111 Peruvian Bistro, redos and a high profile closing you should know about. I’ve also thrown in a few new places I’ve checked out and others on my radar screen for after my  vacation. Read Full Post & Comments »

Father’s Day Miami: Where to Treat Dad

Lique Miami photo courtesy of miami.eater.com



By: Jennifer Agress


Father’s Day is just around the corner, and Miami has plenty of spots for you to celebrate with your favorite Dad! Whether it’s brunch, bourbon, steakhouse, waterside location, or European cuisine  your leading man is in the mood for, we’ve come up with a list of Miami restaurants with special menus and/or gifts for Father’s Day and good eating besides. Plus, there’s a cool pop up shop and happenings at the St.Regis Bal Harbour to start the celebrations early: Read Full Post & Comments »

Different Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale: Part 1

Photo of Fort Lauderdale Beach via Sunny.org


By Kayla Louttit


From moonlight sea turtle walks and free  concerts to adult summer camps and more, there are plenty of activities to keep Fort Lauderdale entertained this summer and worth a drive up from Miami. Here’s Part 1 of the things to do including both exclusive summer events and recurring local area events that you may have yet to discover. Stay tuned for Part 2. Read Full Post & Comments »



Another welcome fashion import from Spain has come to Miami, Aristocrazy luxury fashion jewelry, its first outpost in the US. I’ve always admired and coveted their chic, bold, statement-making designs when I visit their shop in Madrid, marveling how they look like the real thing when in fact, it’s fashion jewelry. Now the temptation is within easy reach, at the Aventura Mall where it opened in July. Read Full Post & Comments »

7 Picks for Daycations Miami 2016

Four Seasons Palm Beach


By Kayla Louttit


Since our last post on daycations , several great additions have come on the scene. From a spa & wellness package to a day at the beach, we’ve rounded up our seven new picks for daycations Miami – perfect for enjoying a single-day trip to one of the area’s luxury hotels without the overnight stay. Note: be sure to call and check the offer is available when you want to go as these can change quickly and also have blackout times in peak season. Read Full Post & Comments »