Category Archive: Travel

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 »

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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 »

Karen’s Kudos May

Modobag photo courtesy of www.travelandleisure.com

 

A carry on suitcase you ride on , a welcome new New York style deli Miami  Beach, shop with bikes to travel the city and impress, Italian high end stationery and gift store, hidden finds in the Design District, and more in Karen’s Kudos for May. Read Full Post & Comments »

Cuba Travel Guide 2017: How to and Picks

At Fusterlandia, a tile “village” by Jose Fuster who has been called Cuba’s Gaudi. Pictured in front of a tile mural of Granma, Granma is the yacht that was used to transport 82 fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba.

 

Been thinking about going to Cuba on your own? It’s easier than you think, wonderful, and everyone couldn’t have been friendlier. Just back from five days and already thinking about a return trip. It’s a good idea to go now before what is sure to be, as one of the tour guides said, an “avalanche” of tourists. Here are my tips if you’re planning to go: Read Full Post & Comments »

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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 »

Serious Travel Deals Auction until Dec.4

 

The Society of American Travel Writers (the world’s largest organization of travel writers and communicators)  is having its annual online auction from now until December 4 with serious deals awaiting. 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 »

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Karen’s Kudos November

The former studio of architect George Fink whose houses will be featured in the Villagers House Tour

 

This month’s Karen’s Kudos brings a return of the Coral Gables Villagers House Tour, what’s being billed as “Miami’s first true food hall” called MiamiCentral , an online site that should help greatly with holiday shopping and hostess gifts, and an artsy cocktail to kick off Art Basel season. 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 »

Fashion Spotting China: Vivi Sisi

 

After having seen the wild and super cutting edge work of  Chinese fashion designers in Shanghai, interesting, but not my aesthetic, I was delighted to meet Sisi (Xi Ye) whose  fashion line beautifully combines traditional Chinese fashion styles with contemporary flourishes, both bold and feminine. This is Part 2 of MC Travels in China. For Part 1 on the weird and wonderful, a photo gallery, click here. And look for Part 3 later this week. Read Full Post & Comments »

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