Fabulous Friday: Iznik Ceramics

iznik classics, things to buy in turkey
Love my Iznik ceramic vessel!

 

On a recent trip to Turkey thanks to our exceptional tour guide, Gamze Arteman,  I came across Iznik Turkish 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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Real.Life.Basic Outlet, Serious Find

A terrific new addition to outlet stores in Miami features contemporary classic accessories for office, bathroom, kitchen and entertaining. It’s RLB Outlet and it’s the retail shop of the adjacent hotel and restaurant supplier, Real.life.basic. Items are design minded and quality ,and come in a variety of materials including wood, porcelain, stainless steel, acrylic, bamboo and glass.
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Best Farmers Markets

Now is one of the best times of the year to go to Miami farmers’ markets, the peak of the growing season. And just in time, we’ve curated our list of the best of the crop from all around town. In many of them you can also find local crafts people selling everything from soaps and candles to home decor items; home made jams, jellies, breads and pastries; stands offering tantalizing light bites for breakfast or lunch; and in the case of Lincoln Road, antiques and collectibles. Check out our five picks.
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The Citadel Miami Opens

Now there’s still another reason to go to Little River — The Citadel Miami. And when everything they have in the works is completed, it could very well become a destination in its own right. It’s billed as an all-day dining, shopping and entertainment destination in Miami’s historic Little River District. Check out some of the delicious eats at its food hall.
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Little River: Big Surprises

A fun day is exploring what will soon be the hot new area in Miami, Little River. Thanks to visionary and pioneer Mindy Solomon of the namesake art gallery who used to be in Wynwood, we got insider tips on what to see and do, and where to eat. Here’s a guide to what we found: five art galleries; a stylish new shop for home décor items, art and gifts; an outpost of a concept store featuring emerging designers; and soon, a major food hall Citadel (watch for a review here). Enjoy!
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