Category Archive: Wellness

Wellness Travel with Miami’s Own Food Stars

Grand Velas Los Cabos



Need to de-stress? Want to get in shape for “the season” or just learn new tools for delicious, and healthy eating and lifestyle? Miami’s own food stars , Robyn Webb, culinary instructor at the Wellness Center of the University of Miami and Wok Star Eleanor Hoh will work their culinary magic and teach new skills at upcoming wellness weeks at Grand Velas Resorts luxury all inclusive resorts  in the Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos along with Rebecca-Louise, an international fitness personality and adventure traveler . And how about this – wellness seminars, fitness sessions, juice therapy, spa, therapeutic concerts, personal trainer, and a two star Michelin chef from Amsterdam .Guests can opt to stay in one of the resorts wellness suites designed to renew one’s body and mind in every way possible with everything from complimentary massage and special amenities. The Wellness travel getaways will be held from October 4-7 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and November 22 – 26 at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Plus, I’m offering readers a 25% discount! Read Full Post & Comments »

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L’Aquabiking, From Paris to Miami

Chiara De Luca, an actress and film producer who lived in Paris, got hooked on a favorite workout activity of the French — l’aquabiking. It seems aqua cycling is all the rage in France and in Italy, which doesn’t seem farfetched considering the culture of cycling in Europe. So she came to Miami and opened ElementAqua, a studio in Little River devoted exclusively to aquatic fitness with a focus on aquacycling.


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A Leading New Spa at 1 Hotel & Homes


1 Hotel & Homes South Beach is becoming one of the hot spots in town, almost always “buzzy”. They keep upping the ante, first snagging Tom Colicchio to oversee their restaurant, then getting a top New York boutique  to move in, going after the cool crowd with the rooftop pool and restaurant Watr (see my writeup on Sunday Funday), and most recently,  opening the first US outpost of luxe UK Bamford Haybarn Spa, a welcome addition to spas Miami. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eye Popping Workout Clothes


Whenever I wear the workout clothes (which by the way, also work for going out for a casual lunch or doing errands) I got at new Brazilian shop Equilibrium Activewear, I get compliments. Even from people in my gym populated by Latin fashionistas. The vibrant colors , feminine and creative designs are no less than eye popping. Read Full Post & Comments »

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The Palm Beaches Spa + Wellness Month

Eau Spa lounge at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa


A “first”, this month kicks off  The Palm Beaches of South Florida ’s inaugural Spa & Wellness Month. More than 15 spa and wellness hotels and Palm Beach spas from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta are offering pampering treatments and wellness experiences starting at $50. Also part of the promotion are staycations for Florida residents from many of the top resorts which bring savings and value added features.  Several participating businesses are also donating a portion of their proceeds to charities such as the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen® organization as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.Here’s a selection of just some of the spa and wellness offerings offered throughout October along with savings (up to 65%) chosen for MiamiCurated by a Palm Beach insider: Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos October

Liquido Brazilian activewear, now in South Florida


From Brazilian activewear and a beauty treatment that’s perfect for that special night out, to a new Miami inn for global nomads, Gin and Jazz in South Beach, and Pulse Miami, a first ever food festival that celebrates you’ll never guess what. It’s all in Karen’s Kudos for October. Read Full Post & Comments »

Haute Spots for Your Miami Workout


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By: Jennifer Agress


Once again, it’s summer  and that can only mean one thing: bathing suit season! This month, add a haute twist to your everyday workout by signing up for classes at some of Miami’s most upscale gyms. Below is a list of our favorites for Miami fitness, curated just for you. Read Full Post & Comments »

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