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Toscana Divino Per il Vero Italiano*

Toscana Divino Miami, has always been a Miami classic, the place to go for excellent, authentic Italian fare. You can always count on professional service that comes from owners along with a top manager working the restaurant, and a casual yet stylish ambiance that the Italians are known for. And now, under the direction of new executive chef Andrea Marchesin from Treviso, there’s a welcome addition : a new complementary menu they call “Moderna” that combines unlikely ingredients with classic dishes, uses new technologies, and unexpected plate presentations. The new menu is equally exciting and delicious, making choosing between the traditional and modern a serious dilemma.
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Guayaba y Chocolate

It’s so refreshing to find a shop, a hotel or whatever that’s authentic and has a sense of place. Usually it’s that way because the owner has a passion and it shows. And so it is with Guayaba y Chocolate, the passion of Maria-Waleska Vivas and her cousin, Alejandra Bigai, the owner of successful chocolate shop Romanicos on Coral Way. Maria was working as a diplomat at the United Nations in New York City, but she always wanted to have her artisanal sweets shop that would showcase tropical fruits and tastes, and use the finest 65% criollo chocolate from Venezuela, her place of birth (interestingly enough, despite the difficult economic situation in Venezuela,the artisanal chocolate industry continues to grow). Now her dream has come true at 1603 SW 8th Street in Little Havana.
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Art Basel News You Can Use – Part 1

Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 is nearly upon us! Art Basel Miami Beach is North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair, with 269 galleries from 29 countries showcasing works by more than 4,000 artists. This year’s show will be held from December 1-4, 2016. Satellite art and “lifestyle” happenings surrounding the main event continue to grow each year, starting ever earlier. Here are some of the special events curated for you and other news you can use, from the opening processional performance of the Faena District in Miami Beach and an exhibition of French lingerie, to an Art Week Package at Acqualina Resort & Spa and the opening of the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora. Plus, other practical tips on traffic and tickets in this, Part 1.
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Picks for Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

Give thanks this holiday season at some of Miami’s hottest restaurants, where you can kick back, enjoy a delicious feast, and hand off the responsibility of roasting that turkey to one of the Magic City’s top chefs. This Thanksgiving, a bevy of fine South Florida dining establishments have created special menus just for the food-centric holiday — from Coral Gables and Downtown Miami, to Miami Beach. Here are our seven picks for Thanksgiving Miami:
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New Chic European Fashion Boutique

Affordable, stylish, European fashion isn’t easy to find in Miami fashion boutiques. Enter Spaniard Beatriz Carrillo for whom fashion is a passion, who decided it was time to bring some of Europe’s finer, lesser known designers to the Magic City. So Carrillo opened her own boutique, Pool Lab Show, at 376 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, bringing select pieces from each of her favorite designers in Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Portugal, and the Netherlands. Carrillo has an eye for fashion that is at once contemporary, classic, feminine, and very wearable.
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