Sample Sale Miami: “Pick Me Up” for the Times

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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 or apartment. So when I got the news of a sample sale in Miami 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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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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Eye Candy: a Top Miami Super Bowl Party 2020

Fashion, food, name entertainment, people watching, and more —  The Official Miami Super Bowl Host Committee VIP Party last week at Bal Harbour Shops with Honorary chairs Matthew Whitman Lazenby, Christine Lynn, Rodney Barreto, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, actor Tommy Lee Jones, and Argentine polo player Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras hosted the one-of-a-kind, private celebrity-styled affair. The event at Bal Harbour Shops for the Nick Buonoconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is always one of the top parties of the year. The entire mall is one party, albeit with the style and flair that you’d expect from the Shops. Feast your eyes on some of the eye candy:
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3-in-1 Reader Event Feb.12!

A number of you have expressed interest in going to the warehouse/showroom of Anatomie, the company that makes travel clothes for men and women. So great news! We’ll be going there AND have two other curated vendors. Mark your calendar for February 12, 5:30 to 7:30.  My next reader event will be held at their showroom. PLUS, we’’ll be joined by Sonder and Holiday that makes stylish straw market bags that were all the rage in the French Riviera this summer along with custom Panama style hats for men and women and others. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the designers of my much complimented Frida Kahlo earrings and others that happen to be under $60 so you can buy more than one.  Enjoy wine, prosecco and light bites too! Here’s more on the event and images of the products on display. And if you like what you’ve read, I need to have your RSVP by February 7. Feel free to invite a guest but I need to know the name.
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Fashion Lunch Bag

A stylish lunch bag? Yes.  Thanks to Miami resident Patricia Caballero of Persoi,  you can store the lunch you made at home in a fashionable, totally practical handbag that is specially designed for lunches. The idea is to be able to carry lunch to work or play and use the bag for meetings or after work events, all the while being fashionable.  So civilized. And one model, The Grace,  looks like a Hermes Birkin. Got your interest?
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Best Travel Clothes

When I heard this travel clothing could go from runway to restaurant, was wrinkle resistant, stylish, comfortable, stretchy and there are even dresses, and that a pair of pants is the weight of a banana, I had to go see it live. And that was easy, since the Miami based Anatomie has a big showroom where the magic happens in up and coming Little River. Plus, there are pieces for women and men.
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Fabulous Friday: Over the Top AirPod Cases

The  most talked-about tech accessory out on the market now are Apple AirPods, so it’s not surprising they’ve bred a new fashion trend — luxury cases for airpods. For the holidays, for the person who has everything, here are some cases for all tastes including one that’s over the top, perfect for Fabulous Friday. It’s solid gold. Cost, just under $10,000. Here’s a fun photo gallery of unbelievable models.
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James 113

Diego Dominguez did couture fashion for the likes of the First Ladies of Venezuela, the “Misses” Beauty Queens and the like. He was very successful, that is, until he had to leave the country after a death threat. After a number of years in and out of fashion after that, three years ago he started designing, confecting, and selling his creations in a shop bearing his name in  Ironside. And his fashion aesthetic evolved.
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