1400 Museum Stores’ Shopping Day: Nov. 29 🎁

Avocado vase from the Museum of Modern Art in New York

 

Hands down some of the best gift items around can be found at museum shops worldwide. That has been the case for awhile but, with the dire need for funds with so many museums closed, they have stepped up their game in their shops, an important source of revenue. How about doing your holiday gift shopping or just pamper yourself and help museums. The perfect time, too, is this Sunday, November 29, more than 1,400 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 23 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during the fourth annual Museum Store Sunday. In South Florida I have some museum shop favorites and also, here’s a list by the Huff Post of the top ten for online shopping in the USA.

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“Must Have” Fashion Accessory for Now

A valuable find for the times are these attractive super lightweight chains for men and women to hold face masks. And better yet, this face mask chain jewelry is made in Miami. Even my super picky good friend who worked for a “who’s who” of the Italian fashion industry bought not just one, but several. We were snapping them up like hotcakes.
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My Top Spot for Shoes

Looking for flats — classic ballerinas in many neutral shades and fashion forward styles with a European sensibility — along with sneakers and espadrilles? One of my favorite shoe stores in Miami is Menina Step. Their shoes are solid quality, made in Spain and a steal. When I go shoe shopping , times that I do buy it’s seldom more than one pair. Seeing their new collection I bought four pair and the total cost? Under $300.
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Photo Gallery: Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week 2020

Wondering about swimwear fashion styles for 2021? Last week Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week 2020 gave us a look at what’s in store with a combination of virtual and in-person fashion shows with international designers. My favorite styles hands down for men and women were from Colombian brand Maaji’s Sacred Fauna collection Spring 2021. There was also an intriguing entry with avatars and virtual fashion show from Lavie by CK of the Cameroon.  Check them out below.  For more designer collections previewed at the show, look for the link at the end.
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Sample Sale Miami: “Pick Me Up” for the Times

This is the time we all need what I’ll call “pick me ups”, whether they’re about self pampering or care, feeling we’re doing something positive with our time off, small indulgences, or just feeling we’re looking good as we lounge around the house. So when I got the news of a sample sale with serious savings off the luxury brand La Perla’s lounge and sleep wear for men and women, off I went to the Design District. And there, besides great discounts of up to 85% off, I also found bathing suits, bustiers, satin boudoir shoes, lingerie and more. The sale is until this Sunday.
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Best Shops in Miami

As part of an ongoing look at the best shops in Miami, from new designers and shopping destinations, to existing shops that have upped their game, here are two favorites with new collections that you’ll want to check out. This includes 120%Lino with clothing and accessories for men and women in three locations, and the well known Kirk Jewelers, now in expanded quarters in Brickell City Centre and offering exciting new lines.
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Miami Insider Tips for February

I’ve been very busy this month coming up with all these wonderful Miami insider tips for February. We’re talking everything from complimentary Rose happy hour for ladies at Novikov, a serious new ManCave with the works, and Little Havana’s first rooftop bar and eatery to  a costume jewelry repair pro, terrific musical at M Ensemble Company on through February 23,  and more.
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The Bazaar Project- Not to Be Missed

It’s seldom I go to a store and want to buy just about everything. A notable exception is The Bazaar Project in its expanded new home in Coconut Grove. The owner, sourcer and person of exquisite taste is Yeliz Tetiz, who travels the world discovering contemporary treasures in home décor, men and women’s fashion, and jewelry. It’s best described as a Concept Store. Sharing the space with the retail offerings is an inviting café with tropical flair that opens onto the street. Though just open for two months, it’s already a hot ticket. Expect Yeliz’s stylish touches, even in the café. A coffee is not just a coffee. It’s served on a silver tray with a piece of Turkish delight candy. Order a glass of wine or cocktail and it comes with a dish of nibbles.
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Last Call, Fab 3 in 1 Reader Event Feb.12

If you haven’t RSVP’d yet for my upcoming 3 in 1 fashion event for men and women on February 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., now’s the time to do it before tomorrow’s deadline. Plus, you’ll be in for another just announced treat! If you have replied, as a reminder the address is 6704 4th Avenue. There’s on site free parking. Here are the details in case you missed my earlier post describing the event.
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