Category Archive: Beauty

Do’s and Don’ts of a Spray Tan


With all of this rain we’re having getting a tan is a challenge. Plus, with ocean temperatures more comfortable for us locals, and with that, more beach days, thoughts turn to looking good in our bathing suits  and  a full body spray tan. Having seen too many people with the “orange” look, I talked to Fabiola Trujillo of Sobe Tan, one of the top tanning salons Miami and a celebrity favorite, for a list of everything you’d want to know about getting a great spray tan. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Karen’s Kudos October

Birthday gift from Bocas House


This month’s Kudos go to exciting cultural exhibits including a roller dancing rink as art October 8, advances on Art Basel, luxurious indulgence for him and her, and a new Coral Gables spot for an OMG mega milkshake. Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos August



Yours truly wearing the Mua Mua doll inspired by Coco Chanel. Note the strand of pearls and Chanel type jacket.


You’ll love a special find from Miami Swim Week, designed in Italy and made in Bali (not swimwear). Then there’s money saving wine news, and sure fire beauty products that are tested and proven by yours truly, a beauty product skeptic, in this month’s Karen’s Kudos. Read Full Post & Comments »

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 »

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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 »

A Leading New Spa at 1 Hotel & Homes


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. Read Full Post & Comments »

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A Nail Hardener That Works!


Believe me, I’ve tried everything to have long fingernails that don’t peel – from commercial products that claim to be nail strengtheners like Nailtique and a  Colombian product Quimica Alemana, to organic polishes and eating gelatin. In my desperation, I’ve even cooked up home made remedies like infusing oil with garlic. As you can imagine,  in my case, the culprit isn’t doing the dishes or heavy duty house cleaning. It’s – well, genes or whatever. So an email  about new nail products was met with skepticism, but  at the same time, hope springs eternal. And in this case, my hopefulness was borne out with success. Read Full Post & Comments »

The Palm Beaches Spa + Wellness Month

Eau Spa lounge at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa


A “first”, this month kicks off  The Palm Beaches of South Florida ’s inaugural Spa & Wellness Month. More than 15 spa and wellness hotels and Palm Beach spas from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta are offering pampering treatments and wellness experiences starting at $50. Also part of the promotion are staycations for Florida residents from many of the top resorts which bring savings and value added features.  Several participating businesses are also donating a portion of their proceeds to charities such as the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen® organization as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.Here’s a selection of just some of the spa and wellness offerings offered throughout October along with savings (up to 65%) chosen for MiamiCurated by a Palm Beach insider: Read Full Post & Comments »

What’s Coming Up at MiamiCurated

Let’s salsa night at Coya


As we head into “the season”, my blogging team and I have more special posts you won’t want to miss. Here’s a rundown of some of the topics coming up:

  • Halloween happenings, our list of the best for all ages
  • Food delivery services are booming as more of us order in. A list of our picks.
  • Restaurants to  enjoy reliably good food with live entertainment
  • Tired of going to the same old places in Fort Lauderdale? Here are new ones you may not know about
  • More long weekend getaway ideas, places you can drive to with special events for special passions
  • Best desserts and best dishes of 2016
  • Best restaurants with the best views
  • Event picks for Art Basel 2016
  • A service that tells you the best credit cards for frequent flyer points
  • Staycations

And of course, your favorite monthly features Karen’s Kudos and Eating News along with stylish new boutiques, restaurant reviews, beauty and travel tips, events and cultural exhibits you won’t want to miss and more! Plus, we’ll also be having another reader event, so stay tuned.

Please tell your friends and invite them to subscribe. And let me know if there are any topics in particular you’d like covered.

Many thanks for your readership and  support!

Warm regards, Karen

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