New Latin American Boutiques – Part 2

Agua Bendita

 

More Latin American designers are coming to Miami, especially from Colombia and Venezuela. The ones here are established in their home countries and are branching out to the USA with a first stop Miami. Last week  I wrote about Seta Apparel in Part 1. Today there are two more worth putting on your list to have a look, and the good thing is they’re within a few minutes from one another in City Place, Doral. In other related news, there’s a terrific new website, www.cooperativashop.com that features designers from all over Latin America, with Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico most heavily represented. Finally, Filomena Fernandez in Coral Gables has launched a new program of trunk shows of Venezuelan designers, one per week, with part of the proceeds going to an in country charity. Check out the eye candy and find out at the end about great deals at a leading Coral Gables boutique that’s going out of business. Read Full Post & Comments »

Thoroughly Enjoyable Evening

Photo courtesy of Broadway World

 

A perfect antidote for a rainy day in Miami, or just when one needs a “pick me up” in the summer doldrums, is the new comedy at Coral Gables theater,  GableStage,” the Legend of Georgia McBride”. I found myself smiling for the entire 90 minutes, except for the time I was laughing. This is a real comedy, unlike many that are called comedies which I find more “black” than comedy. A lot of others must feel the same as GableStage just announced an extra matinee this Saturday, June 24, the day before it closes a very successful run. Read Full Post & Comments »

New Latin American Boutiques

Seta Apparel shines with their military jackets, shades of Michael and Janet Jackson and the 80’s

 

I don’t find much exciting these days in fashion and Miami fashion boutiques, except maybe in workout clothes, beachwear and accessories. And then there are the price points – either very pricey as in day dresses the price of an overseas vacation, or fast fashion that’s cheap, and generally looks cheap (in my vocabulary fashion is “cheapie” as in looks cheap or looks expensive and isn’t, my ultimate accolade). Fortunately this is changing because of the young, new Latin American designers coming on the scene in Miami who are opening up boutiques  (and selling online). Here are some great new finds to put on your list in a two part series. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fathers Day Miami

Los Fuegos

 

 

By Jennifer Agress

Don’t know where to treat Dad this Father’s Day Miami 2017? Try one of these South Florida spots below for different budgets.  Dad will love them and so will you. Read Full Post & Comments »

MC Reader Travels: Special Offer to Italy

Palio di Siena

 

Been thinking of going to Italy this year? Luxo Italia, a Milan-based high end boutique tour operator that specializes in custom experiences to Italy and Monaco (and my newest client) is offering MiamiCurated readers special offers on all their trips. Think special access, exclusive experiences, and itineraries to pursue your passions — be they art and culture, gastronomy, fashion, soft adventure, wine and/or wellness. One special event that makes for life long memories is coming up this summer, the Palio di Siena in Tuscany. Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami Museum Shops

 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center Gift Shop

 

 

By Jennifer Agress

 

Everyone knows Miami has good shopping. But did you know there are good museum shops? For eclectic gifts designed to inspire, turn your shopping day into a museum one—and head to one of these six carefully curated gift shops below. Read Full Post & Comments »

MC Travels: A Foodie’s Austria

White asparagus soup with dumpling and salmon, totally sublime from Gasthaus Stainzerbauer, Graz

 

Austria isn’t especially known as a foodie destination, except possibly for the pastries and its being home of the chocolate Sacher torte named for the Viennese hotel. So when I had the chance to do a foodie’s tour of Austria, I welcomed the chance to confirm or debunk a myth. From the capital city of Vienna to Graz, the Alpine towns of Gastein and Salzburg, I did some serious research. The findings? Wait until you see the photos! Read Full Post & Comments »

Things to Do Miami This Summer – Part 2

Waterbiking

 

By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly

 

Part 2 of things to do Miami this summer.  We gave you a list of cultural  activities (Part 1) to do—but we know that, for some of you, that may not be your cup of tea. If you’re looking for something more hands on, look no further than the activities we have listed below. Try one ,you’re in for a treat. Read Full Post & Comments »