5 Workouts to Keep Your Beach Body Year-Round

August 29, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Style & Beauty

Don’t fall off your exercise routine just because prime bathing suit season is coming to an end. Try one of these calorie-burning workouts at our favorite local fitness spots.

Exhale Spa at EPIC Hotel

Get toned at the EPIC Hotel's Exhale Spa. 

Core Fusion at Exhale Spa

Exhale Spa at the EPIC Hotel offers some of the most challenging core classes around town, targeting all of those trouble spots with dance-inspired moves. One of our top picks is the 60-minute Core Fusion barre class, which focuses on toning your abs, legs, arms, and glutes with moves that might even make a ballerina cringe. But trust us—it's worth it. The stunning views of downtown and the bay don't hurt either. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-423-3900

Spin Under the Full Moon at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Every full moon, take your spin class alfresco at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Not only will you get a killer cardio workout on the Grand Lawn, you'll also witness the moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean. The next evening spin session takes place Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4500

Wellness Day at The James Royal Palm

Spend Saturday, September 13 at The James Royal Palm during its next Wellness Day hosted by local fashion blogger and yogi Ginger Harris. Start with an hour-long pop-up yoga class at 9 a.m. led by Green Monkey instructor Noelle Bowman. After yoga, sip fresh-pressed juices, sample a superfood menu created by Florida Cookery's Chef Billy Boyle, and get a mini spa treatment from renew the spa. Who says you can't work hard and play hard, too? 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-5700

Beach Boot Camp at W Fort Lauderdale

Bootcamp is tough enough, but throw in the summer heat, sand, and former pro athlete Ameer Riley and you have a surefire way to stay slim. On Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m., the W hosts Shred Beach Boot Camp, a 60-minute class that does just what its name suggests—shred fat and shed calories—with a combo of strength conditioning, core training, and yoga. Think resistance bands tied around palm trees and sprints in the sand. 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-8200

Precision Running at Equinox

In September, Ford model and running coach David Siik debuts a 60-minute Precision Running workout at Equinox South Beach. Through interval training on a treadmill, you'll score a runner's body, burning fat quickly while building speed. 520 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1172


6 Last-Minute Labor Day Brunch Spots

August 28, 2014 | by Cynthia Correa | Food & Drink News

After a summer spent party and pool hopping, a laid-back brunch seems like the best way to close out the season. Lucky for us, these Miami restaurants are extending their brunch hours to Monday of Labor Day weekend.

Batch Gastropub

If you love a good meal made from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, head to Batch Gastropub on Monday and order off the new brunch menu. House specials like the pork belly and short rib hash ‘n’ eggs pair well with unlimited mimosas, sangria, and bellinis. 30 S.W. 12th St., 305-808-5555

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How to Wear White After Labor Day

August 28, 2014 | by Tricia Carr | Style & Beauty

Ignore the rule; now you can wear white after Labor Day with our fall fashion picks. 

White blazer.

Crepe Sable Flyaway Jacket, Chloé ($2,575). Barneys New York, 832 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-421-2010

We found a light blazer that Miami women can wear this fall—in their air-conditioned office or as the temps start to slightly drop

Sleeveless dress shirt.

Pique Sleeveless Shirt, Barbara Bui ($570). Intermix, 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5950

When fall hits, structured pieces are back to replace your breezy, summery outfits. (But it's Miami—keep those pieces around for nights and weekends.) This sleeveless collared shirt looks clean-cut on its own or as a shell. 

White jumpsuit.

Inger Jumpsuit ($178). Marciano, 904 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-604-7994

Talk about simple fashion. Slip on this tailored jumpsuit and you're set for a morning meeting, a causal business lunch, and happy hour. 

White pencil skirt.

Raffia Skirt, Josie Natori ($395). natori.com

The pencil skirt is especially on-trend this fall. Make yours white hot with this fitted Josie Natori number, made even more stylish with a high-low hem.

White brogues.

Fred Python Flat Brogue, Christian Louboutin ($1,195). Barneys New York, 832 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-421-2010

We promise the menswear-for-women trend isn't going anywhere, so invest in these python brogues by shoemaster Christian Louboutin for days when you need a break from your heels. 

Fendi shopper.

2Jours Medium Shopper, Fendi ($2,350). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100 

Every woman should treat herself to a new carry-all for fall. Why not stand out from the crowd with the sleek, milk-white version of Fendi's 2Jours shopper?

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