Category Archive: Culture

A Different Kind of Happy Hour

MISO Symphony performing as part of the Palm Court Performance Series in the Miami Design District

 

On Friday at  5:30 Palm Court, the principal outdoor courtyard in the Design District, was standing room only. People of all ages, and a local and international crowd, were seated around a stage with the full complement of The Miami Symphony Orchestra that abutted the iconic Fly’s Eye dome by Buckminster Fuller. Others looked over from the two story balcony through sea green glass, beside shops from the biggest names in luxury.And still others were just listening to the music from the café that’s part of the new Estefan restaurant. Everyone was loving it, this different Miami happy hour. And The Palm Court Performance Series is free. Plus, thanks to the new restaurant and to bars strategically placed around the courtyard, you can enjoy a mojito, glass of wine, or other beverage while listening to the musical sounds. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Karen’s Kudos March

Ermanno Scervino

 

Karen’s Kudos this month brings the first Miami meditation center, a to die for high fashion boutique from Florence for men and women , place to shop where designer discounts are 70 to 90%,  exhibit of 21 Israeli artists on the subject of “Wonder Woman”, and a rare visit to South Florida by Doctors without Borders. You won’t want to miss these hot tickets: Read Full Post & Comments »

Worth a Detour: Works by Saudi Arabian Female Artist

Manal Al Dowayan_Misunderstood Sounds

 

How many times do we get to see art by a Saudi Arabian artist, and a woman no less, in Miami, even at Art Basel?  Interestingly enough, the invitation to the opening of “I Am Here”, the exhibition of photography, installation and mixed media by Manal AlDowayan came on the heels of my having read a fascinating article about the new Saudi Arabian  editor of Vogue Arabia. Read Full Post & Comments »

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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