New Finds for All Tastes

 

Yours truly wearing my fashion purchase on instagram. Photographed at I’ve Been Framed

 

 

Lots of “finds” this month, everything from an important tip about conserving photos and art, indulgent new fragrances from popular singer and songwriter Thalia, and buying fashion on instagram to a top kids store in Miami and baby gifts. Also, Alexa comes to Miami’s pool party scene and a valuable travel tip.

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Next Fab Reader Event August 21

You’re in for some eye catching, stylish fashion and earrings with my next reader event Wednesday, August 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. And, if you haven’t been to Little River, the hot new area of Miami, this can be your introduction. We’ll be hosted by artTECA, two Venezuelan sisters who fuse fashion and contemporary art to create original and stylish new Miami fashion styles together with Rock + Bone, one of my top finds from the recent swim week. They specialize in one of a kind handmade statement earrings that turn heads, made with colors that are perfect for Miami.
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Water & Light

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. And when you visit, check out The Plantisserie and Cindy Lou’s Cookies.
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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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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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Exclusive Reader Event June 26!

You’re invited to an exclusive reader event on June 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  at Camilla, a jewel of a boutique with statement fashion and accessories designed by this Australian designer. I first saw her clothes at Miami Swim Week a few years ago and fell in love with her fabrics, colors and patterns. You’ll enjoy champagne, lots of eye candy and a very special gift of one of her clutch bags. The number of attendees is limited so you’ll need to reply by June 17.
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Rose Coloured Floral

If you were looking for a florist 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. Then there’s the stem bar concept I love.
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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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