Category Archive: Culture

Karen’s Kudos January

 

 

 

Elegant stationery that harks back to times of civility and glamour, a super pick for inexpensive orchids that really last,  next up in the excellent art and investment series at the Frost, and a French pastry and cooking school Miami for dabblers, serious cooks and chefs to be. This month in Karen’s Kudos. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Things to Do in January – Part 2

Century 21 discount retailer now at Sawgrass Mills photo courtesy of www.nydailynews.com

 

Miami things to do in January, Part 2 in a series features a major new discount retail destination, a cult favorite in New York City, an evening of gastronomy, chamber music and wine tasting, the annual Taste of the Garden, and a valuable tip for our Fort Lauderdale readers. For Part 1 click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Things to Do in January – Part 1

Manolo Valdez works featured at Art Palm Beach

 

The season is getting in full swing and there’s so much to do that my post on Miami Things to Do in January is in two parts. From serious choices for chocoholics and art lovers to a new entertainment option , here is Part 1. Read Full Post & Comments »

Palm Beach Art Fair Jan.12-15

The Society of the Four Arts

 

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair  is back this weekend, from January 12 to 15.  This year there are 60 exhibitors from diverse cities and countries ranging from Berlin and London to The Hague, Tokyo and Venezuela representing Post War artists. It’s from the organizers who spearhead Art Miami and numerous other art fairs. Have a favorite artist? You can check to see if works of that artist will be represented on the Fair’s website (bravo, a welcome feature). Also on tap are other special exhibits to easily keep an art lover happy. Read Full Post & Comments »

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A “Divine” Comedy at GableStage

 

All too often plays or films billed as “comedy” are black comedy — grim, sad and sometimes ironic. And almost always, I don’t find them funny.  So it was with great delight I enjoyed a real comedy as in you laugh, at GableStage, with its current production “An Act of God”. By David Javerbaum,  head writer of Comedy Central’s  “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” , it’s great fun, light and  witty, thoroughly enjoyable all the way. Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos December

Body decoration exhibit at the Frost Art Museum

 

Karen’s Kudos this month are more diverse than ever, ranging from a service to help you find the best credit card value for your travel needs and new gift shops like Assure Home and The Showroom Miami to put on your list, to a recommended jewelry repair shop, new home fragrance sprays and an exhibit you wouldn’t believe you’d like but you will. Read Full Post & Comments »

Art Basel News You Can Use – Part 3

A tree sculpture at the exhibit of The Invisible Collection

 

Sorting through the hundreds of emails about events and promotions at Art Basel Miami and checking them out has been quite a job. But the biggest challenge (for everyone) is figuring out how to navigate the traffic. Sometimes I’m reluctant to brave it all, but the allure of what could lie in store prevails, and off I go. And it’s almost always worth it. So grab that extra caf coffee and go for it. Here are some of the special happenings WTT (worth the trip or you could also say worth the traffic).  At the end are some additional short tips. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Art Basel News You Can Use – Part 2

Arts Encounters participants with Nick Cave’s student and “Soundsuit” in Jack Shainman Gallery’s booth last year

 

Time sensitive — a food and art event tonight and the answer to navigate the highlights of Art Basel. Part 2 in the series of News You Can Use. For Part 1 click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Art Basel News You Can Use – Part 1

 

By Kayla Louttit

 

Art Basel Miami 2016 is nearly upon us! Art Basel Miami Beach is North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair, with 269 galleries from 29 countries showcasing works by more than 4,000 artists. This year’s show will be held from December 1-4, 2016. Satellite art and “lifestyle” happenings surrounding the main event continue to grow each year, starting ever earlier. Here are some of the special events curated for you and other news you can use,  from  the opening processional performance of the Faena District in Miami Beach and an exhibition of French lingerie, to an Art Week Package at Acqualina Resort & Spa and the opening of the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora. Plus practical tips in this, Part 1. Read Full Post & Comments »

MC Travels: 10 Quirky Things about China

Starbucks in China, a status symbol

 

You saw instagrammable China, offbeat images from my recent trip to Shanghai, Sichuan Province and Wenzhou. Then, there was fashion spotting (click here in case you missed it), and now here’s a list of 10 quirky, fun facts and travel tips China: Read Full Post & Comments »

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