Antidote for Summer Doldrums

 

Don’t you enjoy the slower pace, greater civility, and lessened traffic in the summer in Miami? I sure do. But I do miss my snowbird friends, the choice of events and happenings,  the excitement, the “buzz” of “The Season”. What to do to get out of the summer doldrums? Bagatelle Miami Beach. Read Full Post & Comments »

How to Self Tan: 10 Tips

Kate Moss for St.Tropez photo courtesy of www.businessinsider.com

 

Though I love the tanned look to show off summer whites or pastels, I’ve been reluctant to use self tanners. How to choose the right one? Can I use it on my face? How to prepare my skin for them? How to know when you’ve put on enough and many more questions. And then there’s my biggest fear of having the dreadful orange look.  So when I had a chance to meet with Sophie Evans, a guru in self tanning for 19 years, I jumped at the opportunity. Evans, who works for St.Tropez Tan (they sell their classic mousse every two minutes around the world) was here for Miami Swim Week. Here are the questions I asked and her answers: Read Full Post & Comments »

MC Travels: Mykonos Fashion and Design

Lobby of the new Anax Resort & Spa

 

In this, part 2 of the series on Mykonos and Greek food, fashion and design, here’s a look at some of the exciting creativity going on in the design world here. And if you missed, part 1 on Greek food, click here.

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Lobster Hunting and Boat Sharing Service

MARATHON, Fla (July 26, 2006) — A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission officer and Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Victor Rosario, a boarding team member, measure the carapace of the lobsters to ensure they are of legal size. Lobster carapace must be greater than three inches. USCG photo by Petty officer 3rd Class James P. Judge

 

Florida’s lobster mini season this year is July 27 and 28. Like to go lobster hunting and no boat? With a cool new boat-sharing marketplace, Boatsetter, you can find your boat and seasoned captains who know the best locations for lobster hunting. Read Full Post & Comments »

MC Travels: Mykonos and Post Modern Greek Cuisine

Beetroot confit and fluid gel, kale pesto, walnut cream, smoked garlic puree, pickled roots and raspberries, beetroot leaves, baked walnut, olive flour, ksinotyri cheese marshmallow and beetroot sorbet from Nesaea

 

If you haven’t been to Mykonos or it has been awhile since you’ve been there, you won’t believe what it has become. And then there’s the Post Modern Greek cuisine. Going there for the first time, I expected the turquoise and cobalt blue waters and white washed houses (Mr.W , the artist, likened them to sugar cubes sprinkled on the arid hills) along with a buoyant club scene comparable to that of South Beach and Ibiza. I was not prepared for the high end design hotels, soignee beach clubs,   Greek cuisine prepared at the hands of Michelin pedigreed chefs, and very distinctive fashion you can shop for until 5 a.m.. Even if you’re not planning on going to Greece , I thought you’d enjoy having a look at what is happening in the country’s number one tourism destination and seeing what’s happening with Greek cuisine. Here’s the first post in a two part series. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fashion Spotting, Trends: Miami Swim Week 2016

Anna Kosturova

 

This year’s Miami Swim Week 2016 was better than ever by any measure — more quality exhibitors, more runway shows and events, and gorgeous swimwear. Fashions will show up in stores later this year, so you can see what to expect in stores. Here’s a curated selection of my favorite suits and a brief commentary on trends. Note that there were men’s swimsuits too but those shots were harder to get as alas, there weren’t male models. and bathing suits don’t look like much on the rack. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News July

Vibe 305 Food Truck

 

By Kayla Louttit and Yours Truly

 

The Miami food scene is heating up for the summer with a new one hour delivery service from many top restaurants, guest chef dinner series, new tapas bar, high profile popup from New York, a food truck that will cater your event and help disadvantaged youth and more. Read Full Post & Comments »

Go to Events: Miami Swim Week 2016

Suits from the Nobe popup

 

Miami Swim Week 2016 is the best fashion event here of the year and this year it promises to be better than ever with new pop ups that showcase numerous designers that would otherwise be off the radar screen. Here are some choice events open to the public from July 14 to 17.  In some cases you need to reserve, so take note. Read Full Post & Comments »

MC Travels – Milan

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What does MiamiCurated do on vacation? Check out art, fashion, design and culture  where I travel (where possible with a beach break too). One of the top places to do this – Milan. Here’s a photo gallery of some of the more exciting finds:

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Miami Spa Month 2016 – Part 2

Spa Scrub Table at Eden Roc Miami

 

By Kayla Louttit

 

Miami Spa Month 2016 has officially arrived! During July and August, take advantage of special treatments for as low as $109 at Miami’s leading spas. Here’s a roundup of our picks, Part 2, for the more out-of-the-ordinary treatments for men and women this year. In case you missed it, click here for Part 1. Read Full Post & Comments »