L’Aquabiking, From Paris to Miami

Chiara De Luca, an actress and film producer who lived in Paris, got hooked on a favorite workout activity of the French — l’aquabiking. It seems aqua cycling is all the rage in France and in Italy, which doesn’t seem farfetched considering the culture of cycling in Europe. So she came to Miami and opened ElementAqua, a studio in Little River devoted exclusively to aquatic fitness with a focus on aquacycling.

 

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Best of Spa Month Miami 2017

Tierra Santa Healing House

 

By: Jennifer Agress and  Yours Truly

 

Miami Spa Month 2017 is already in full swing, but lucky for locals, we’re in that wonderful month of the year (August!) where Miami Spice and Miami Spa Month overlap. From now through August 31, massages, facials, full-body treatments and more at Miami’s most high-end spas start at just $109. And after you’re fully pampered, you can round it out with a $39, three-course Miami Spice dinner at one of your favorite Magic City restaurants. (We recommend our top picks, here.) And stay tuned for the best of the best of Miami Spice in an upcoming post. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fashion Spotting: Miami Swim Week 2017

Australian designer Camilla is hot, hot, hot, sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Intermix among others. Besides clothing now they’re doing accessories and home decor.

 

Miami Swim Week 2017 closes today and it was bigger and better than ever with runway shows, exhibits and parties galore. What may surprise you is that this is the most prominent swim week in the US. Events were centered in Miami Beach, at the Convention Center, hotels, and in tents in Collins Park, but satellite parties and fashion shows were also held in other spots around town, from the Design District to Brickell City Center. Not only were there bathing suits and beach wear for men and women, but beauty products (tanning lotions, suntan creams, bikini wax), accessories, gift items,  and even beverage (e.g. passion fruit liqueur from the Dominican Republic, Rose wine, a soft drink in a can that lights up and flashes). Designers from Bali and Copenhagen to Brazil, Mustique and Latin America were represented. Here’s a photo gallery of some of my favorite pieces. Note that the fashions are the Spring 2018 collections so will be in the shops late this year. Read Full Post & Comments »

Marvelous Monday

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One of the highlights of Miami Swim Week 2017, the fashion event of the year in Miami,  was McDonald’s Couture. A South Florida McDonald’s franchisee  challenged fashion students from Miami International University of Art and Design to create an original signature crafted swim/resort wear collection designed entirely out of McDonald’s food packaging. From Happy Meal haute couture to French fry box cover ups and hamburger wrapper hoodies, the unique McDCouture Collection for both men and women was incredibly creative, original, and a total WOW. Here’s a photo gallery of just some of the twenty creations. And, by the way, stay tuned this week for fashion spotting at Swim Week. Read Full Post & Comments »

Hop to it, the Brewery Scene’s Hot in Miami – Part 2

Lincoln’s Beard

 

By Josie Gulliksen

 

It’s a great time to be a beer lover in Miami because the craft beer scene gets hotter by the day. With several breweries already open and established around Miami-Dade and new ones opening regularly, you can get your sudsy fix on whenever you like. Here’s a list of picks for breweries Miami, part 2 that covers South Miami, Little Havana and Miami Beach. For Part 1, Wynwood, Doral and Coral Gables, click here. Alas, nothing we could find in Brickell. Read Full Post & Comments »

Hop to it, the Brewery Scene’s Hot in Miami – Part 1

 

Wynwood Brewing Co.

 

 

By Josie Gulliksen

 

It’s a great time to be a beer lover in Miami because the craft beer scene gets hotter by the day at Miami breweries. With several breweries already open and established around Miami-Dade and new ones opening regularly, you can get your sudsy fix on whenever you like. Here’s a list of picks — the beers,  who serves food, and what the ambiance is like. Part 1 covers Wynwood, Doral and Coral Gables. Part 2 is South Miami, Little Havana and Miami Beach. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating News – July

Hot and fresh and fancy donuts

Lots of news this month on the eating front, from new eatery openings and a notable closing, to food products to put on your list, and a terrific restaurant find — Barmeli 69 thanks to a reader tip. Read Full Post & Comments »

Luxury Barbershops – Part 2

 

Junior & Hatter

By Jennifer Agress

Luxury barbershops Miami, the second in a two part series. Grooming, day spas, the works, and some provide services for women as well. For Part 1, click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Luxury Barbershops – Part 1

 

Hammer & Nails

 

A slew of day spas, grooming and barber shops Miami have opened specifically with men in mind. Looking for somewhere to treat the gentlemen in your life to some A-list pampering? Checkout the first part of a two part series on barber shops Miami —some of them even have treatments for the ladies, too. Read Full Post & Comments »

Marvelous Monday

 

Most people would agree (especially those of you who work) that Friday is Fabulous, but Monday? Here’s a way to make it marvelous as I discovered last Monday. It’s Motown Mondays at Sweet Liberty, a celebration of the great tunes of the Platters, Four Seasons,  The Temptations, and many more, with a good DJ and dancing. The music celebration is part of a nationwide club of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts with a passion for soul music and dancing that produce weekly events across the world, from San Francisco and New York to Austin, Honolulu and more. Sweet Liberty was named the best bar and best happy hour in SoBe by New Times in 2016 and the one of the best bars in America by Playboy.  Read Full Post & Comments »