Jackie-O. Inspires a Jewelry Line
Shop limited-edition, timeless pieces inspired by Jackie-O.’s flawless style, available exclusively at HistoryMiami.
May 04, 2012
Miami stylesetters can now take home a piece of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' effortless elegance by shopping The Jacqueline Kennedy Collection at HistoryMiami. The museum's gift shop is the first and only South Florida location currently selling the Jackie O.-inspired accessories and custom jewelry pieces. Each piece is derived from an iconic style moment during the former first lady’s life, such as a replica of her 1970s Coco Chanel paperclip necklace, her stunning engagement bracelet, and her beloved sun-shaped brooch. Additional items like oversize sunnies and a wide-brim straw hat fit right into Miami's beach-chic style.
The line was created by jewelers Camrose & Kross, whose admiration for Mrs. Kennedy's groundbreaking ensembles led to the series' development. The collection can also be purchased online; orders for out of stock items are accepted as well. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-375-1492.
Blo Midtown’s Mane Maven
One-half of the sister duo that runs Midtown’s Blo blow-dry bar, Sandirose Madger shares trade secrets for flawless hair.
May 03, 2012
Since opening in January, Blo Midtown has become synonymous with bouncy, frizz-free locks. Originally hailing from Canada, the salon specializes in dry styles, with a menu of chic styling options that includes Audrey Hepburn-inspired up-dos, Bohemian braids, and perfect pony tails. Running the show are sisters and franchise partners Sandirose and Kailey Madger, known by friends and clients as "The Mane Muchacha" and "The Count-tress," respectively. The two snowbirds-turned-Miamians opened Blo after spotting a void in Miami's haircare scene. "Kailey and I have a lot of hair and it’s difficult to manage, so we understand what a good blow-out can do and why other women would embrace the concept," said Sandirose. "Women who want to command attention know there is no better accessory than amazing hair.” For on-the-go Miami business women who need to look their best at all times—in all weather—those words ring especially true. Here, Sandirose shares styling secrets, favorite hair products, and her number one styling don’t.
|Sandirose and Kailey Madger|
What is the biggest hairstyling mistake that Miami women make?
SANDIROSE MADGER: A big mistake women make is not taking the time to completely dry their hair. Damp hair is a perfect storm for frizz. When going for a curly look, you won’t fall flat if you opt for tighter curls to start and then give them time to relax. This gives your curls longevity, and I promise you won’t look like Shirley Temple.
What other tips do you have for controlling frizz with minimal effort?
SM: Rinsing out conditioner with a shot of cold water to seal the cuticle will help keep frizz at bay. Using professional products designed for smoothing and controlling frizz, such as Moroccanoil and UNITE’s new U Luxury Argan Oil, are a must.
Are there any hair or beauty products you can't live without?
SM: UNITE’s Lazer Straight relaxing fluid and 7Seconds leave-in detangler, as well as an amazing flat iron.
What spring hair trends are on your radar?
SM: Braids, beach waves, and vintage curls!
Currently there are two Blo bars in Miami: your Midtown bar and another separately franchised outpost in Brickell. Are there more to come?
SM: Kailey and I are the development agents for Blo in Miami and we plan on opening up to five additional locations in key parts of Miami.
When you're not busy at Blo, where do the two of you go to eat, play, and shop?
SM: Kailey and I die for dinners at Zuma! We love Sunday brunches at restaurant row in Midtown—Sugarcane, Mercadito, and Sustain. We get our shop on in Bal Harbour or at our fave Midtown spot, Isa Boutique. When we need sister time to relax, we head over to Midtown's Nail Bar for a mani/pedi.
3301 N.E. 1st Ave., 786-373-5256
Grown-Up Cinco de Mayo Sips
Margaritas from a machine? No thank you. Here are three inspired yet festive cocktails and where to find them.
May 03, 2012
Margaritas, guacamole, sombreros—we’ve been there, done that. This Cinco de Mayo we crave something a little more sophisticated. After all, Miami is nothing if not awash with talented mixologists. This trio of Cinco sips brings just the right amount of south of the border flair, without falling into the celebratory stereotypes.
Weekend Recommender: May 3-6
A beachwear bash at Bliss, Dance Now! Miami at Bass Museum, and the Volvo Ocean Race.
May 03, 2012
Dance Now! Miami
Thursday, May 3, 7 PM–10 PM
Head to Bliss spa at the W Hotel for a night of pampering and shopping, with beachwear fashions from Kariza and Aquarius swimwear, as well as jewelry by Septimo. Guests will also be treated to gratis Grey Goose cocktails and mini-spa services, such as hand massages, rapid rubs, and oxygen spray facials. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; RSVP@shortcutstofabulous.com
The Ekphrasis Project
Sunday, May 6, 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM
Dance Now! Miami has choreographed a show inspired by current exhibitions at the Bass Museum of Art. With two performances scheduled (1:30 PM; 3:30 PM), each show will feature three individual dance interpretations. The hour-long delight will not only highlight museum works, but will also interact with and reflect the space's unique architecture. Regular museum admission prices apply. 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7530; bassmuseum.org
Volvo Ocean Race
This weekend, Bicentennial Park will transform into a sailor’s paradise as the Volvo Ocean Race steers into town. This 37,000 nautical-mile international race's Miami pit-stop will be the only docking point in North America, bringing with it two weeks of interactive entertainment, music, and food. Those looking for a bird's eye view of the event can tune into the Marquis Residence's new Livestream camera; the penthouse camera streams 360-degree video of our gorgeous skyline. The Downtown Miami Race Village is free and open to the public. 1075 Biscayne Blvd.; volvooceanracemiami.org
Derby Day at Yardbird
Extravagant hats, Mint Juleps, and hot browns are just a few of the reasons to watch the Derby at Yardbird
May 02, 2012
Ladies, grab your best wide-brimmed hat. Gentleman, throw on your most dapper sportscoat. You’re now officially ready for Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Kentucky Derby Day celebration.
Taking place on Saturday, the eatery has a full day of festivities planned, along with a special bar menu of southern favorites like Carolina cheese grits, mini hot browns, and fried pickles. All the fanfare of the Churchill Downs will broadcast live and Yardbird will award prizes to Derby Day's best-dressed.
Sponsored by Maker’s Mark, the Derby party will also debut the new Maker’s Mark Mint Julep cocktail onto Yardbird's menu. The Mint Julep is considered a quintessential southern staple; its exclusive use of Kentucky-distilled, small batch bourbon whisky has made it the official Derby cocktail for over a century. The big race is set to begin at 6:24 PM. 1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-5220
Sundays with Mozart
The Mainly Mozart Festival returns with a Sunday concert series at the Coral Gables Museum.
May 02, 2012
The Miami Music Project has partnered with the Coral Gables Museum to present the 2012 Mainly Mozart Festival, taking place now through Wednesday, June 9. Now it its 19th season, the festival celebrates the brilliance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, while elevating Miamians’ awareness and appreciation of classical music.
Concerts featuring a local ensemble will be held at the museum every Sunday afternoon (4:30 PM). Each performance will pay tribute to at least one of Mozart's 600 works, as well as the work of composers, such as Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla and Gustav Mahler, in cross genres. Special Mozart for Children events, including a “String Fling” quartet performance on May 12 and an “All You Need is Brass” quintet on June 9, are also on schedule. Tickets are $20. 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 786-468-2251
Style Chat: Koko & Palenki's Pamela Garcia
The owner of the chic Miami staple shares spring outfit inspiration and local designer lowdown.
May 01, 2012
A Koko & Palenki boutique
Koko & Palenki has been dressing sassy and sophisticated Miamians for nearly two decades. The local boutique chain began as a business outlet for owner Pamela Garcia's shoe obsession, but has evolved to carry designer duds and accessories. From the boutique’s cozy confines, shoppers can easily nab a pair of sky-high Giuseppe Zanotti stilettos, an açaí-hued Haltston Heritage romper, or a Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac clutch. And with five locations throughout Miami-Dade, Garcia keeps plenty busy. We caught up with the stylish boutique owner to talk pastel outfit inspiration, local designers, and the three things she can’t live without.
What are some of your favorite spring trends and how do you suggest wearing them?
PAMELA GARCIA: I love color. I especially love pale shades of mint, lavender, and peach; the colors are very complementary of one another. A great mint J. Brand jean and a peach Equipment Clothing top look so fresh together.
What style staples should every Miami woman have in her closet?
PG: Every girl should always have a pair of dark jeans that she can dress up or dress down. A pair of great wedges, nude pumps, and Ray-Ban sunglasses are also must-haves.
Who are some of your favorite local designers?
PG: My favorite local designer is Karina Grimaldi. She really knows the Miami woman and her colors and fit are always right.
What sets Miami style apart from the rest of the country?
PG: Miami is so unique because we are a melting pot of so many cultures. We take little bits of fashion inspiration from each culture: A great Brazilian bikini, a scarf trend from the Middle East, and, of course, a lot of chispa from our Latin girls!
Which three fashion and/or beauty items could you not live without?
PG: I cannot live without mascara, as it really opens up your eyes. A great bag and a mani/pedi are absolutely essential.
The Ultimate Abode: Ocean House South Beach
The Ocean House residences will debut a $100 million renovation this Wednesday.
May 01, 2012
An Ocean House South Beach residence
Set to unveil its multimillion-dollar facelift at an invitation-only soirée tomorrow, ultra-exclusive Ocean House South Beach is the sophisticated South of Fifth neighborhood’s most talked about new resident.
The debut event will mark the rebirth of what was formerly known as the South of Fifth Condominiums as Ocean House South Beach, featuring 18 sprawling seaside units with prices fetching $4 to $9 million a piece.
The luxuriously appointed new residences include private entry elevators, working fireplaces, resort-style amenities, and even pet spa services. The building's exterior stays true to its original Art Deco allure, while interior spaces layer earth tones over sleek, modern lines. And not to be overlooked are the unobstructed ocean views, just a shuffle away from each resident's doorstep.
Spearheading the property’s ambitious overhaul are owners iStar Residential, consulting developer The Y Group, interior designer Alison Antrobus, and the sales team at Cervera Real Estate. The intimate spaces also got a little extra flair courtesy of Brazilian visionaries Artefacto. Following Wednesday night's opening party, units will be available for viewing by appointment only. 125 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-763-8171
Kelly Killoren Bensimon Heats Up Books & Books
The New York housewife will sign copies of her new book, I Can Make You Hot!: The Supermodel Diet, in Miami Beach.
April 30, 2012
The always svelte and chipper Kelly Killoren Bensimon will sign copies of her new book, I Can Make You Hot!: The Supermodel Diet, next Monday (7 PM) at the Books & Books Design Within Reach store. Fans of the Real Housewives of New York star can pop in to nab an autographed copy and chat with Bensimon about her latest endeavor.
Bensimon spent years trying weight loss fads and quick fixes before realizing the diet gimmicks were not going to be enough to get her through her forties. So she set out to find a new way to eat, one that energized and maintained her hectic working mom schedule while also keeping her body healthy and strong. She ditched the meal bars and shakes and started eating “real food”—the mantra of I Can Make You Hot!. The book offers Bensimon’s tried and tested tips for boosting metabolic levels and loosing weight naturally, it also includes 60 of her own recipes and styling tips. If you can’t make the signing, see Bensimon at her book release party this Sunday (8 PM–1 AM) at Bâoli Miami. Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-3222
The Dutch Debuts Barrel-Aged Cocktails
Aged for weeks in American whisky barrels, the restaurant’s new cocktails are mature, nuanced, and seasonally charged.
April 27, 2012
To celebrate its first spring in Miami, The Dutch is introducing an innovative barrel-aged cocktail program that’s exclusive to Miami. So if you bounce between New York and Miami, don’t expect to find these unique drinks at founding chef/co-owner Andrew Carmellini’s original SoHo location of The Dutch.
The program offers a revolving menu of cocktails aged four to six weeks in American whisky barrels and settled in glass jugs. Available now, the first of the matured libations to launch is the Barrel-Aged Cocktail #3, made with Original Moonshine Whiskey, Pimm’s No. 1, Dolin dry vermouth, Spanish brandy, and Mandarine Napoleon orange liqueur. The settled mixture is mixed with molé bitters and served straight up or on the rocks with an orange twist.
The new cocktails are aged under the watchful eye of beverage director Josh Nadal, who explained why the aged drinks will not be popping up in NYC: "[Aging] requires a large amount of space, which we don't have in New York City.”
Aged cocktails aren’t the only libations debuting at The Dutch this spring. The new Indigo Smash, made with Banks 5 Island Rum, muddled local blueberries, citrus, and an absinthe rinse, brings a refreshing twist to the seasonal selects. Perfectly timed for Cinco de Mayo, the equally new First Word is a spicy, sexy tipple that boasts jalapeño-infused Del Maguey Mezcal Vida, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, and lime. All new and existing cocktails are $15. Drink up! 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111