Q&A: Steve Aoki on His Next Collabs & the Future of Mankind

March 27, 2015 | by Carla Torres | Talk of the Town

Steve Aoki goes deep on what he thinks the future holds (humans won’t have organs), the new collabs on Neon Future II, and which is harder—the restaurant business or the music industry.

Steve Aoki at the Dim Mak Miami House on March 25.

Steve Aoki at the Dim Mak Miami House on March 25.

Steve Aoki travels 300 days out of the year. This particular week, the Grammy-nominated artist finds himself in Miami for Winter Music Conference. “I was just in Japan putting the finishes touches on my fashion collection,” says the producer/DJ who’s also a fashion designer and restaurateur. Although born into the restaurant industry (his father is the late Benihana creator Rocky Aoki), he wanted to take a different route—one fueled by his passion, which we learned isn’t limited to a single project at a time.

A fan of comic books, science fiction, and the unknown, Aoki has boldly dove into a world of possibilities last year with his second album, Neon Future I. From humans who live forever as spiritual beings to an introduction by Google engineer and author of The Age of the Spiritual Machines Ray Kurzweil, the 10-track album is transcendent from beginning to end.

“I love to geek out,” Aoki says just 10 minutes after taking off his shirt, climbing the roof of a mansion on Miami Beach, and getting into a Buddha pose. It’s how he prepares for WMC, and during our interview on Wednesday, March 25 at his label Dim Mak's Miami house, we learned just how extraordinary Aoki and his thought process are. >>Read More


8 Gentle Exfoliants to Keep Your Skin Bikini-Ready

March 27, 2015 | by DaMonica Boone | Style & Beauty

Keep your skin smooth for spring's pool parties and beach days with these gentle exfoliants that polish, brighten, and revitalize.

One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser.

One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Clarins ($35). clarinsusa.com

Orange extract softens and renews, while moringa seed extract refines without stripping away moisture. >>Read More


Meet the Chefs of the VeritageMiami Interactive Dinner

March 26, 2015 | Sponsored Post

On Friday, April 17, VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, is kicking the men out of the kitchen—this year's Interactive Dinner lineup is all-female. Watch as last year's chefs challenge the 2015 rookies to create a meal for 700 and meet the female chefs below.


Last year's VeritageMiami chefs challenge the newbies.

Considered one of the year’s most unique culinary experiences, the VeritageMiami Interactive Dinner headliners include sugar and spice and everything nice: Eileen Andrade of FINKA TABLE & TAP; Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar; Paula DaSilva of 3030 Ocean at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; Cindy Hutson of Ortanique on the Mile; and Dena Marino of MC Kitchen >>Read More

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