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Photo Gallery of Reader Event

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The first reader event of the year was sold out!!!! Here’s a photo gallery of the evening, all of the eye candy and delectable dishes at Palat. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Almost “Sold Out’; Dinner Pick


Many thanks for your enthusiastic response to our upcoming reader event April 11!  In fact, only 5 places are left, so if you’re thinking of coming, let me know ASAP. You can email me or write a comment below. We have a great spot for a bite afterwards — Palat in Buena Vista. The Mediterranean food is delicious, it’s reasonably priced, and “buzzy”. See below for an earlier writeup. Read Full Post & Comments »

Exclusive Reader Event! April 11


Our first exclusive reader event of 2018 is a very special one — a reception at  French concept store, L’appartement Concept Store, 2500 North Miami Avenue,  in Wynwood followed by a bite at one of the local hot spots (more on that next week). The event will be on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We’ll be the guests of the Founder and Creative Director Emmanuelle Bernard who will also be generously giving everyone a gift bag! Read Full Post & Comments »

And the Winners Are….Plus What’s Coming Up!




Congratulations to the lucky winners in MiamiCurated’s first drawing of 2018. Also in are your valuable suggestions that couldn’t come at a better time. To find out the improvements coming up for this year —  from new topics, design and more user friendly enhancements, to some of the other recommendations I’m taking to heart, read on. Read Full Post & Comments »

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MiamiCurated Wants To Take You to Dinner

Pied a terre’s own estate bottled wine


You can win a four course dinner for two with wine pairing (a $360 value) at  top Miami restaurant Pied a Terre. Second prize is a $50 gift certificate for It’s easy — JUST CLICK HERE. Fill out the quick survey questions (all) and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win. Entries must be received by January 24.  Winners will be drawn and announced by January 31.

Look forward to hearing from you. Good luck!

About Pied a Terre: This intimate French restaurant in the Cadet Hotel in South Beach could be right out of the French countryside in its décor and cuisine. The menu is developed and staff trained by a Michelin star chef.  Ingredients are of the highest quality, the food and presentation shine, and service highly professional under the direction of the talented Patrick Gruest. It has perenially been on my list of favorites in Miami.


6 Household Tips I Learned During Irma


Hopefully most of you had little or no damage during Hurricane Irma, though heaven knows we all experienced the anxiety, stress and fear. We ended up going to Orlando and staying with the parents of my son’s good friend from high school.  It turns out that the mother, Amal (we now all know that name thanks to George Clooney), is an incredible fountain of amazing household tips and shortcuts, plus she’s a star teacher. In fact,  I felt as if I had gone to “HU” as in household university. They’re all quick, easy, and low cost. Happy to share “what I learned during Irma”, six household tips you’ll love — food prep shortcuts, cleaning, and a terrific milk frother and cappucino maker, plus more. Read Full Post & Comments »

Apartment Gardening +


Have you always wanted to have a lovely garden on your apartment balcony?One with little to no maintenance? And better yet, have someone choose the plants with your direction, do the plantings, and then take care of them? It has taken five years of my searching,  but I’ve finally found someone who fits the bill, thanks to a good friend. And now I have my garden of paradise – it’s modest, but lovely. Here’s how you can make this happen and also tips on apartment gardening. And she does succulent and orchid arrangements too. Read Full Post & Comments »

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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 »

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 »

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