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Lobster Hunting and Boat Sharing Service

MARATHON, Fla (July 26, 2006) — A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission officer and Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Victor Rosario, a boarding team member, measure the carapace of the lobsters to ensure they are of legal size. Lobster carapace must be greater than three inches. USCG photo by Petty officer 3rd Class James P. Judge

 

Florida’s lobster mini season this year is July 27 and 28. Like to go lobster hunting and no boat? With a cool new boat-sharing marketplace, Boatsetter, you can find your boat and seasoned captains who know the best locations for lobster hunting. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Behind the Scenes with Karen

Karen on assignment, brunch at The Breakers for a staycation

 

A long time subscriber, Helen from Borrowed & Blue online wedding planning resource for Miami weddings wrote that she has had a number of questions ranging from how I decided to blog and my dream day in Miami to the challenges  and rewards of being a blogger. She said others probably had the same questions and asked if I would do a blogpost with the answers. After reading the questions, I thought it’d be a great idea, so here are the answers to questions you too might have been wondering about.
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Friday Deadline: Exclusive Subscriber Events

Only three spots remain for the MiamiCurated exclusive subscriber events at Kaori by Walter Martino on May 24. But the deadline TOMORROW for signing up, so take note! It’s for a complimentary reception with champagne, wine and light bites followed by an optional 4 course tasting dinner for a very special price of $59. Here are the details: Read Full Post & Comments »

And the Winning Entry Is……

Serious creativity was on tap for the entries to the MiamiCurated contest to name a new blogpost category. Thanks to all of you who participated and for the good ideas. Close to 80 different ideas were submitted either in  private emails to me or in public comments on the blogpost. Read Full Post & Comments »

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What’s MiamiCurated Cooking Up for 2016

This could be you, a restaurant reviewer for an evening! (pictured here on assignment at Palmeiras at Grove Isle Resort)

 

Happy New Year to you all from the MiamiCurated team — yours truly and Mr. W along with guest bloggers Steve Deitsch,  Kayla Louitt, Jennifer Agress and Irene Moore. A combination of terrific tips coming in from you readers, a super fun year end,  and nifty places that would be perfect for reader events got my creative juices flowing further so, 2016 will be a year of more reader events and contests. What’s exactly in store? The first contest. Read Full Post & Comments »

Millennial Slang To Know For 2016

 

With any  multigenerational events, words are bound to crop up that are part of the new urban vocabulary (it happened to me during Thanksgiving). It’s important to be “in the know”, so here’s a guide to millennial slang 2016 my son helped me with, so you can navigate the new lingo . Love to hear, too, if you have anything to add (or subtract)! Read Full Post & Comments »

Ask Karen

 

You have some sophisticated young New York relatives coming to visit, where should you take them to dinner? What can you do with out of town guests on a rainy day? Where can you find boutiques of  top Latin American designers?  Which is the best shoe repair store in town? Place for alterations? These are a just a few of the questions readers have asked me. Read Full Post & Comments »

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We Have a Winner! New Contest Starts August 1

We have a winner for our comment contest for July! And our new contest starts August 1 with a new prize, lunch for two* at leading Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chao in South Beach. Read Full Post & Comments »

New Readers’ Contest Kicks Off July 1

 

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How to Preserve Cut Flowers

 

I’m sure we’ve all heard varying advice on how to preserve cut flowers — from adding Sprite and bleach in the water to cleaning out the leaves from the water, cutting stems and more. On a  trip to Tuscany, I took a floral arranging class at the Relais Borgo Santo Pietro with the serendipitously named florist, Rose (Wren), in a lovely cottage surrounded by antique roses and took advantage of the class to find out about prolonging the life of cut flowers. Here are the tips she shared: Read Full Post & Comments »

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