A Leading New Spa at 1 Hotel & Homes

 

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1 Hotel & Homes South Beach is becoming one of the hot spots in town, almost always “buzzy”. They keep upping the ante, first snagging Tom Colicchio to oversee their restaurant, then getting a top New York boutique  to move in, going after the cool crowd with the rooftop pool and restaurant Watr (see my writeup on Sunday Funday), and most recently,  opening the first US outpost of luxe UK Bamford Haybarn Spa, a welcome addition to spas Miami.

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The Place for Sneakers

Now you have the eye popping workout clothes and you need the sneakers to do them justice. Or you have plain Jane clothes and want a comfortable yet fashionable statement. The best of the Miami sneaker stores for men and women? Area Code 305 Sports in downtown. It features 1200 styles. Not just workout shoes for training and running, but also casually elegant Euro-style suede Pumas, a metallic number in different colors designed for Kim Kardashian, sport shoes for soccer and tennis, and print and even a turquoise Converse model for hipsters (the Converse and long flaired skirt look). Also find New Era sports team and Oakley caps, sport sandals and colorful flip flops, Jennsport backpacks, and athletic wear for men including Adidas for 40% off. Plus, they’re offering a reader discount.
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Where to Have Sunday Funday in Miami

Here in sunny South Florida, we love a good party – and we love them day or night. Case in point? Our fabulous Sunday Funday parties. If you’ve never had a Sunday Funday before (or at least haven’t done a pool party Miami style), checkout our list of sexy spots below. From yachts and DJs, to good food, endless champagne and poolside dancing sometimes until 2 a.m., they’re sure to make your last day of the weekend epic enough to power you through the week that follows. And if the outdoor scene isn’t your thing, Bagatelle offers an indoor brunch that’s serious party time and fun.
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Eye Popping Workout Clothes

Whenever I wear the workout clothes (which by the way, also work for going out for a casual lunch or doing errands) I got at new Brazilian shop Equilibrium Activewear, I get compliments. Even from people in my gym populated by Latin fashionistas. The vibrant colors , feminine and creative designs are no less than eye popping. All of the clothes are designed and made in Brazil by a mother and daughter team – Tatyane and Jane Martins — who opened up their retail outlet in Little River in a cool area of shops, galleries and work spaces of the creative set. And even better yet, there’s a special readers deal they’re offering.
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Olla Miami, a Real Mexican Find

When I met Scott Lundquist shortly after the opening of Coyo Taco in Wynwood he impressed me with his knowledge of and passion for Mexican cuisine. He told me how he took fellow restaurateurs on culinary tours to Mexico, and his plans for an authentic Mexican restaurant in Miami. He realized his dream at Olla which opened late last year in South Beach, and it’s a “joya” (jewel). Don’t think Tex-Mex as in tacos, burritos and the like. This is the real thing in an ambiance that recalls cantinas one sees throughout the country – weathered timber walls painted in earth tones, hammered tin chandeliers, and mellow lighting.
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8 Miami Restaurants with Live Music

Do you like to dine and groove? We’ve rounded up ten Miami restaurants with live music, some with dancing and show, where you can also count on very good to great food. And note, if you’ve thought of going to Thea’s Supper Club (an early Valentine’s Day perhaps?), the next open date (and only one in February) is February 10th.
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