7 Fall Bags for Work and the Weekend

September 19, 2014 | by Tricia Carr | Style & Beauty

Looking for your next 24/7 handbag? Take your pick from these fall carryalls (or get one for every day of the week); they're structured for the office, but fun enough to carry all weekend. 

Crocodile-embossed leather handbag.

Croc-embossed medium Antigona duffel, Givenchy ($2,550). Barneys New York, 832 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-421-2010

Your coworkers might gape at this exquisitely structured handbag made from slate gray embossed leather, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't carry it to and from the office—and all weekend. >>Read More


5 Cool Cocktails to Fête National Bourbon Heritage Month

September 18, 2014 | by Christine Borges | Food & Drink News

As if we need another excuse to imbibe, National Bourbon Heritage Month—dubbed September by the U.S. Senate in 2007—is a time to celebrate America's native spirit in all of its forms. These five cocktails will help you do just that. 

Maple Old Fashioned from Meat Market.

Maple Old Fashioned at Meat Market 

Meat Market's Maple Old Fashioned, with Spring44 Straight Bourbon, maple syrup, and Bittermens spiced cranberry bitters, offers a seasonal spin on the classic classic. To keep with tradition, its served on the rocks with an orange twist. 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-0088 >>Read More


On This Day in Miami History: The World’s Fastest Speedway Falls

September 18, 2014 | by mercedes vallina | Pursuits

The Fulford-Miami Speedway—then the fastest race track in the world—played host to one single race before its destruction in 1926 by the Great Miami Hurricane.

Earl DeVoreEarl DeVore in a Miller special race car at the Fulford-Miami Speedway in 1926.

In 1925, Miami was home to the world’s fastest speedway, the Fulford-Miami Speedway, located on what was then Flagler Boulevard (an area now occupied by Greynolds Park in the Sky Lake neighborhood). Conceived by Miami Beach builder and auto enthusiast Carl Fisher and built with the help of Ray Harroun, the first winner of the 1911 Indy 500, the 1.25-mile wood track boasted 50-degree banked turns, which were drastically greater than the 31-degree turns at the Daytona International Speedway. Steep banks dictated driving speeds of 110 miles per hour or more to avoid sliding off the track. >>Read More

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