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Sara Darling, Owner, Romantic and Curator

If you were looking for a florist in Miami with an artist’s sensibility, a good place to look would be Miami’s new art destination, Little River. And there I found Sara Darling, owner, romantic, and floral curator of Rose Coloured, who has a Master of Art History degree and held positions at many local arts institutions including the ICA before opening her shop. Not only do her creations have an artist’s je ne sais quoi, but she also directly partners with practicing artists of various disciplines in what will be a quarterly series of exhibitions.

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Fabrice Tardieu

If it weren’t for a good friend who’s a fashionista and a regular denizen of Little River and all places artsy, I wouldn’t have found the shop of Fabrice Tardieu. And that would have been a big loss. Fashion conscious celebs like Will Smith, Common, P. Diddy, Cassie, Dwayne Wade, and Gabrielle Union found their way here, coming for Tardieu’s very creative, quality sneakers, slip ons and boots which he has designed and has made in Italy. Besides fashion forward models, there are also others for those who want classics with a slightly different, creative twist.
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Phuc Yea, Fusion Vietnamese and Cajun

It’s increasingly difficult in Miami to find quality restaurants with  ambiance, very good food, good service, and solid value. An exception is the Edgewater/MIMO section from the high 50’s to 70’s on Biscayne Boulevard. There are a number of my favorites like Osteria Baiocco, Bar Meli, and O Munaciello. And now there’s a welcome addition to the list there – Phuc Yea, for fusion Vietnamese and Cajun cuisine. It’s an addition to a lot of  people’s list judging by its being almost full on a Wednesday night in May.
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Iran Surprises

 Before writing about surprises one finds traveling in Iran, I figure most of you are probably thinking, why travel there in the first place? That’s the question many of my friends asked. Iran was  the epicenter of one the the greatest civilizations in history — the Persian Empire, which stretched from Europe’s Balkan Peninsula—in parts of what is present day Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine—to the Indus River Valley in northwest India and south to Egypt. It was a global hub of culture, religion, science, art and technology for more than 200 years before it fell to the invading armies of Alexander the Great. And then there’s a reason to go for those interested in present GeoPolitics in the Middle East, but more on that a little later.
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Cool, New Miami Workouts

No need to get bored with your workout routine — miles on the treadmill or bicycle, circuits on the elliptical or hours a week pumping iron. There are more creative ways to get your cardio, strength training and balance building fitness in. Read on about five fitness studios offering cool, new Miami workout options.  And if you missed it, here are others we wrote about in January (click here).
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Sharon Osp, Sensual Fashion

If I hadn’t read British Vogue’s December issue of the top international emerging designers or been to Villa Azur’s anniversary party, I would have never known about the Venezuelan- born, now Miami fashion designer Sharon Osp. The word is getting around as this young, talented, quality priced fashion designer so deserves. And some clients don’t order one or two dresses, but even four at a time from Osp’s couture line. Her last Ready to Wear line sold out in no time. With the exception of the Vogue piece and another in Nexos, clients have all come through word of mouth.
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Best Cheap Eats in Miami – Part 2

Judging by the number of page views, you loved the post on cheap places to eat in Miami. To find more of these hidden gems, I turned to Linda Bladholm who is a columnist for the Miami Herald on this very topic. As she says, cheap these days means affordable. Here are her exciting picks, from Korean and Trinidadian to Peruvian, Colombian hot dog joint, Serbian and more! All are family run, no big chains, where the emphasis is on home made food in no frills to smart spaces. Price point is $20 or less with no alcohol. This is Part 1 in a two part series. (For Karen’s earlier post, click here).
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