Things to Do Miami (This Summer) – Part 1

Neverland the musical coming to the Arsht


By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly


Plan to be around this summer and early fall in Miami? Expecting visitors from out of town ? We’ve put together a two part series of cultural, entertainment, and other things to do Miami. And even if you’re familiar with the entertainment venues, museums and such, you’ll find out what shows are on tap in one curated list (we’ve marked them in bold type). Try one or more of these activities, listed below—you’ll experience another side of the Magic City you and your guests haven’t seen before. Read Full Post & Comments »

Best Latin Restaurants Miami

Estefan Kitchen for Cuban food


By Jennifer Agress

Today more than ever, Miami is a foodie destination. But despite how much it has grown,  diners will still find that classic, local fare that has become part of its heritage: Latin cuisine. From Nicaraguan and Cuban restaurants, to Puerto Rican delicacies, Dominican flavors and Salvadoran plates—all in restaurants spread across Miami—here are our top five spots for a variety of  authentic Latin food in the Magic City. Love to hear from you about your favorites too! Read Full Post & Comments »

Fabulous Friday – Oh So Romantic

Photo courtesy of Vienna Insider


A dozen long stem red roses, rose petals in your bathtub, a box of rose candies — the kind Marie Antoinette loved. All romantic, but what about having a rose bush dedicated to you, complete with a personal message of love and affection and your name, in a rose garden in the center of a major capital  city? MiamiCurated reports on location in Vienna. Read Full Post & Comments »

Dashi, Japanese Cuisine At Its Best


Editor’s Note, Dec.2017: Dashi suffered damage during hurricane Irma and has closed.


Dashi Miami, the new 80 seat Japanese restaurant that opened as part of the River Yacht Club, showed up on my radar screen through its stunning food images on Instagram. The reality lived up to my expectations as I discovered on a recent visit to this culinary temple of Executive Chef Shuji Hiyakawa a protégé of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (and for my taste, a protégé that has possibly surpassed his mentor). The presentation is exquisite, with a liberal use of edible flowers and microgreens, and the food is refined, delicious, and exciting. They call it “progressive Japanese cuisine”. Then there’s the privileged setting, riverside, with floor to ceiling window walls that open up to river breezes and allow full views of our dramatic Miami sunsets. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News May – Part 2

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Eating News May, Part 2 brings a top spot for ice cream just in time for summer, a lobster salad that’s healthy, low cal and delicious from Lukes Lobster Miami, Nespresso’s decaf lungo,  and home made tomato sauces that will spruce up any protein or pasta dish. For Part 1 click here: Read Full Post & Comments »

New Picks for Miami Entertainment


by Jennifer Agress

A refined night out doesn’t have to begin or end with dinner—and here in Miami, we have plenty of ways you can stay entertained until late into the night. Don’t know where to go? Read below for our six new picks for Miami entertainment — for before, during and after dinner (or skip dinner!). Read Full Post & Comments »

Staycation Miami


With spring here it’s time when we locals start to go swimming in the ocean,  enjoy less traffic in Miami Beach, and fewer crowds in restaurants. It’s also the time hotel rates drop. So, thought we, why not go on a “staycation” in Miami Beach for the weekend. We’d do things like spend the afternoon at the beach, go bike riding on the promenade, check out a new deli, go to a new restaurant and entertainment venue and take in a movie. Sounds like fun? It was. And, we should say, we wanted to stay at a prime South Beach location (23rd and Collins) but not pay prime hotel prices. We didn’t care about the “see and be seen” place to be.  Our destination, the Gates South Beach. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News May- Part 1

Le Sirenuse Miami


News you need to know about our drinking water, wine based activities in the Design District, a new Korean find in the Wynwood area, first look at Le Sirenuse Miami at the Four Seasons and more in Eating News for May, Part 1. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fabulous Friday – $25K Taco



A $25,000 USD taco? Yes, you read right. It’s yours at the uber luxe Grand Velas Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I’m proud to say that the idea for the world’s most expensive taco was that of yours truly (my public relations firm). The brilliant execution is owed to the resort’s  Executive Chef Juan Licerio Alcala. So what’s in this taco, what’s a fitting rare tequila to go with it,  and has anyone bought it? And if you want to check out the resort that made it all happen, I’m offering special rates for readers! Read Full Post & Comments »

Mother’s Day for Different Tastes

A Lavender brunch with star chef Andy Bates


What’s your (or your mother’s) pleasure? Here are choices for all tastes including a most unusual lavender brunch, music for the celebration, a chance to learn something new, and more. Two picks are on Saturday and others on MDay. For more choices for brunch, in case you missed it, my recent post on 7 new picks and an earlier roundup of classic choices. Read Full Post & Comments »