Water & Light

 

 

indoor plants

 

There’s certainly no lack of  nurseries and places to buy plants in Miami, but indoor plants, that’s another matter. Enter Roy Paar and Milana Naumenko, owners of the New York based Water & Light, who decided Miami needed a shop specializing in indoor plants, from leafy green and succulents, to cacti and hanging plants. The successful co-owners could have just continued to build their business from the one location, with clients like Bed, Bath and Beyond and One Kings Lane. But they liked the idea living in a garden type city and with Homestead  nearby.

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Bests: Miami Swim Week 2019

In the past few years Miami Swim Week has exploded by any measure — number of trade shows, runway shows, lifestyle related events in wellness, beauty, and accessories.  There are also more events open to the consumer, like a Paraiso Bungalow, a two story pavilion with sophisticated popup shops on the first floor and a Brad Kilgore eatery upstairs. Plus, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden was taken over for a series of happenings. If you haven’t gone this year, if you like fashion — men and women — it’d be well worth putting a visit on your list.  Here’s a photo gallery of some of my favorite finds. Many of the brands you can find online.
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Miami Swim Week ’19 Standout

The swim and resort wear show from the Miami International University of Art and Design was a homerun. To see the talent, tremendous creativity and passion of the student designers was exhilarating and uplifting. It was a big dose of feel good medicine. The runway show, part of Miami Swim Week 2019, featured the work of over 50 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design students. Students hail from everywhere ranging from Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Vietnam and Ethiopia, to Latin America, Europe, Haiti and the USA. A photo gallery of some of my favorite fashions.
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Fabulous Friday: Iznik Ceramics

On a recent trip to Turkey thanks to our exceptional tour guide, Gamze Arteman,  I came across Iznik ceramics which are considered among the finest works of art from the Ottoman Empire. The art form was established and patronized by the sultans.. As any great art works or art form, they withstand the judgment of time, able to compete among the finest contemporary works in their genre.
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For a Summer “Redo”: Danny Jelaca

Summer is a great time to check out the latest beauty treatments and start a new routine to get in shape for “the season”. My hairdresser, the super talented Steven Schmidt who has coiffed the super models at Fashion Weeks from Milan to New York and Paris Couture, moved to a new salon and medspa, Danny Jelaca. He told me about the cutting edge skin treatments for men and women and uber mani pedis, and said it is one of the best hair salons in Miami,  so off I went to South Beach to check them out.
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Best New Happy Hours in Miami

Hot Miami summers are the perfect time of year to cool down with a sizzling happy hour. The hardest part is deciding where to go! Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed down the newest options to seven of our favorites, the best happy hours in Miami this summer, 2019. This includes everything from happy hours on weekends, late nights, themed happy hours with entertainment , free wine with purchase of an appetizer and more!  Find out why we love them, below.
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Cool Things to Do in July

There’s so much going on in Miami in July 2019, from the much awaited spa month,  Dionne Warwick in concert,  a mango festival, and major movie happenings in the Bahamas, to performances by international ballet stars, Miami Swim Week 2019 and more. Looking for something new to do in the Magic City? Try one of the events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too!
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New Rooftop Bars For Your List

Next time you’re in the mood for a cocktail, instead of sitting indoors, why not re-think the venue and head up to the roof instead. Enjoy fresh breezes and Miami’s ever emerging skyline. Rooftop bars in Miami have become quite popular, and new ones well worth a visit have popped up around town, some with live entertainment. Take a look at the list below for our five new picks. And if you’re looking for a restaurant with a killer view, check out an earlier post below.
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