Karen’s Kudos January

 

 

 

Elegant stationery that harks back to times of civility and glamour, a super pick for inexpensive orchids that really last,  next up in the excellent art and investment series at the Frost, and a French pastry and cooking school Miami for dabblers, serious cooks and chefs to be. This month in Karen’s Kudos. Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami Fashion News – Part 1

 

 

Soft supple suede shirt from Insight on their instore classic car

 

A recent “recon” mission (as in reconnaissance to check out new shops, eateries, etc) to Brickell City Centre revealed some great new fashion destinations for men and women,  European shops that are beachheads in the USA. They’re not your usual global luxury brands. And don’t we love unique, especially when they’re not over the top pricey. The shops I mention are ones I liked (in fact, alas, I did some damage). Two are  Italian, and a third from Spain with their own brand and others from Europe as well. Read Full Post & Comments »

Home & Garden Tours in South Florida – Part 2

Bonnet House

 

By Jennifer Agress

South Florida not only has impressive gardens and homes, but also a series of home and garden tours that give us a beautiful glimpse into history. From Homestead all the way up to Palm Beach, read below for some of our favorites  – all of them are as enchanting as they are informational.  This is Part 2 in a two part series. For Part 1 click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Hot Restaurants/Eating News

Mast Capital building on Brickell Avenue, site of a hot new Italian restaurant opening this year

 

What are the hot restaurants Miami to watch for this year and other new ones that opened late last year you may have missed? This and other eating news. Read Full Post & Comments »

Lettuce & Tomato (not what you think)

Truffle Tuna Bits

 

I’m beginning to think that some of the best variety and quality for value restaurants are happening in the North Miami Beach/Aventura area. Not talking fancy or “buzzy”, but the kind of places that are ideal for a midweek meal or something casual and not pricey on the weekends. A very good example is a gastropub with an unlikely name of Lettuce & Tomato Miami. From the name, one would think it’d be a vegetarian or health food restaurant. Not, except that there are solid vegetarian options. More about the name later. Let’s get down to the food. This place is truly a neighborhood gem and is definitely worth the trip if you’re near the Aventura Mall, FIU, or other points north. Read Full Post & Comments »

Things to Do in January – Part 2

Century 21 discount retailer now at Sawgrass Mills photo courtesy of www.nydailynews.com

 

Miami things to do in January, Part 2 in a series features a major new discount retail destination, a cult favorite in New York City, an evening of gastronomy, chamber music and wine tasting, the annual Taste of the Garden, and a valuable tip for our Fort Lauderdale readers. For Part 1 click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Rave Review for DOA

Housemade buns with pork belly, a standout

 

Editors note, July 22, 2017: I’m disappointed to report that Coya closed suddenly and will not reopen.

 

As soon as I walk in the door of a restaurant I can usually tell if I’m going to like it. Of course, it helps if my expectations are high, as in the pedigree of the owner or chef. And so it was with DOA Miami, the new venture of Arjun Waney who is the restaurateur behind Zuma and Coya. DOA is the first of many Waney has planned, much as he expanded with Zuma which is now in major capitals around the world. What speaks volumes is if he accepted outside investors as in sold shares, I would invest. He has a winning formula, earning DOA a rave review. Read Full Post & Comments »

Things to Do in January – Part 1

Manolo Valdez works featured at Art Palm Beach

 

The season is getting in full swing and there’s so much to do that my post on Miami Things to Do in January is in two parts. From serious choices for chocoholics and art lovers to a new entertainment option , here is Part 1. Read Full Post & Comments »

Palm Beach Art Fair Jan.12-15

The Society of the Four Arts

 

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair  is back this weekend, from January 12 to 15.  This year there are 60 exhibitors from diverse cities and countries ranging from Berlin and London to The Hague, Tokyo and Venezuela representing Post War artists. It’s from the organizers who spearhead Art Miami and numerous other art fairs. Have a favorite artist? You can check to see if works of that artist will be represented on the Fair’s website (bravo, a welcome feature). Also on tap are other special exhibits to easily keep an art lover happy. Read Full Post & Comments »

Home & Garden Tours in South Florida – Part 1

The Villagers – Kampong

 

By: Jennifer Agress

 

South Florida not only has impressive gardens and homes, but also a series of home and garden tours that give us a beautiful glimpse into history. From Homestead all the way up to Palm Beach, read below for some of our favorites  – all of them are as enchanting as they are informational. This is Part 1 in a two part series. Read Full Post & Comments »