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Art Wynwood Ups Miami’s Culture Quotient

Fair director Nick Korniloff explains the unique appeal of our newest art fair.

February 17, 2012

Wesselman I, 2011 by Nicolas Saint Gregoire

As the inaugural Art Wynwood opens, we catch up with the fair’s director and partner, Nick Korniloff, to learn more about the fair and its impact on Miami’s growing reputation as a major international art hub. 

What inspired you to create Art Wynwood? 
NICK KORNILOFF: I experienced December’s Art Week firsthand as part of Art Miami and know the global art market’s complete focus and commitment is on Miami. There is a certain hangover of interest from December, and a new, fresh enthusiasm around a focused art event during the busiest holiday weekend in South Florida.

You’re the show director and partner of Art Miami, as well. Would you say that Art Wynwood is an extension of Art Miami?
NK: Not at all. The art fair business suffers from fair fatigue and an overall monochromatic approach in appearance and feel. Art Wynwood is unique. It has its own personality and is reflective of the growing pains of Miami's cultural scene and the contemporary art market in general over the last 10 years. When you walk into the fair you can immediately feel that the energy is different. When you look at the integration of the top urban artists, who some would say are graffiti artists, that Tony Goldman has personally commissioned to be a part of the fair, it clearly creates new possibilities and a new platform for those artist to be highlighted in a mainstream contemporary art fair, which is actually not so mainstream because of their overwhelming artistic contribution.

What are the variances in price points?
NK: From a thousand to a few million dollars. I can assure you that this fair represents a complete cross-section of what the contemporary art market has to offer.

Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 N.E. First Ave., 786-623-3610; Friday–Sunday, 11 AM–7 PM; Monday, 11 AM–6 PM

—Christine Borges


Sweet Sips at Serendipity 3

Frozen hot chocolate isn’t the only beverage at this new ice cream shop.

February 17, 2012

Size 0 cocktail

Post-Valentine’s Day chocolates and sweets sales are hard to resist. Equally irresistible is South Beach’s new ice cream and dessert shop, New York’s famed Serendipity 3. While the frozen hot chocolate has earned raves (and movie cameos), don’t miss the shop’s whimsical cocktails, which can be as indulgent as a dessert or virtually guilt-free. Calorie-counting diners might try the Size 0 cocktail made with vodka, muddled strawberry and cucumber, and light lemonade. And for something sweeter, there’s the Caketini, which is topped with actual cake.   

—Christine Borges


Theodora & Callum Play with Dayglow

Make your outfit pop with one of the brand's vibrant spring scarfs.

February 16, 2012

Scarfs by Theodora and Callum

Rather than hop a plane to faraway places like Bora Bora, Morocco, Turkey, and India, opt instead to channel the sultry locales through fashion with exotic scarfs, jewelry, shoes, and handbags by Theodora & Callum. Helmed by fashion trailblazer Stefani Greenfield, of Scoop NYC stores and Bravo’s Launch My Linefame, and entertainment producer Desirée Gruber (wife of Sex and the City’s Kyle MacLachlan), the bon vivant-inspired line is named after Greenfield’s daughter and Gruber’s son, Theodora and Callum. While whimsical printed scarves are at the heart of the collection, Stuart Weitzman manufactures the shoes and handbags. “We think of Theodora & Callum as a creative factory. It’s not about chasing trends,” says Greenfield. The dayglow designs in Theodora & Callum’s spring collection are sure to be seen around South Beach. Capretto Shoes, 5822 Sunset Dr., South Miami; 305-661-7767



Trunk Show: Pick Your Ippolita Pleasure

Meet Italian jewelry designer Ippolita at Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour.

February 15, 2012

When it comes to creating timeless, handmade gold pieces, Italian jewelry designer Ippolita has got it in the bag. Touted for her sculpted designs in gold, silver, and rose-colored metals, Ippolita’s bold necklaces, chunky rings, and stacked bangles have become a fan favorite of celebrities like Brooke Shields, Sofia Vergara, Mila Kunis, and Zoë Saldana. Meet the designer behind the brand at Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour on Saturday (February, 18; 11:30) during an exclusive spring/summer 2012 trunk show promising bites and bubbly. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; RSVP to 305-993-4612 or RSVPBalHarbour@NeimanMarcus.com.



Gorgeous Green Nail Polishes

Pistachio, mint and emerald hued lacquers are trending for Spring.

February 15, 2012

Fall’s teal-colored nail polishes will take on a decidedly pistachio hue this spring. We love Priti NYC's Dusty Miller ($13), Dior's Waterlily ($23), and RGB's Dew ($16). Try out the look at your favorite salon—a green manicure might be the cure for the February blues.

—Jessica Ferri


Accessory Find: Diamond Ear Cuffs

The edgy ’90s ear cuff trend makes a luxurious return, thanks to Diane Kruger.

February 14, 2012

Kruger, wearing Repossi ear cuffs

At the premiere of her new film, Farewell, My Queen, in which she plays Marie Antoinette, actress Diane Kruger sported these chic ear cuffs. Upon further research, fashion website Refinery29 revealed that the cuffs are by Italian jewelry brand Repossi, and are made of white gold and diamonds. Similar styles are available in the Colette e-shop and start at a cool $12,468.

—Jessica Ferri


Style News: TOMS Launches a Line of Ballet Flats

The charitable footwear brand pops the top off of its classic slip-on.

February 10, 2012

TOMS ballet flats

The exceedingly comfortable TOMS slip-ons have been morphed into a collection of ballet flats ($74–$84) for spring. Available in 13 colors and styles, materials include suede animal print, black leather, canvas, burlap, linen, and a woven variety. For fans of the classic TOMS shoe, there is also a limited-edition Valentine’s Day print (gray canvas, pink hearts) available only online. And, as always, for every TOMS shoe purchased, the brand will donate a pair of shoes to a person in need. Nordstrom, 7239 S.W. 88th St., 786-709-4100

—Christine Borges


A Salon Package for Dapper Miami Men

Salon Vaso offers a Mad Men package for well-kept men.

February 08, 2012

Salon Vaso

In an age of metrosexual-soaked pop culture, ladies aren’t the only ones who need come-hither looks to get by. Thanks to the talented staff at Salon Vaso, men can stay maintained with a manicure, pedicure, haircut, and a stiff glass of Scotch—a.k.a the Mad Men package ($80). Bring a buddy who also purchases the television-inspired package and you’ll receive $30 off of your salon tab. 1500 Alton Road, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach; 305-674-7470



5 Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts

Heartfelt finds for friends and family.

February 02, 2012

News flash: Valentine’s Day is about more than just nauseating romance, prix fixes and drugstore teddy bears. Valentine's Day is simply about expressing love and happiness. And, though some dismiss it as a Hallmark holiday, we're not going to frown on a day that focuses on l'amour. This year, go outside the heart-shaped box and gift family and friends with these thoughtful tokens of affection from local online retailer Gretel. Through Valentine's Day, Gretel is offering 20-percent off of anything pink, red or heart-stamped. 

—Maria Argüello


Drink This: Valentine’s Day Elixirs

Three festive cocktail recipes for the single and the attached.

February 02, 2012

Candy Heart cocktail

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Whether you will be wooing the one you love or celebrating solo, cocktails are definitely in order. Here are three no-fail love potions from the mixologists at Whiskey Blue at the W Fort Lauderdale to get you through.

Love Potion #9

1 ounce Stoli Vanilla
1/2 ounce watermelon liqueur
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce pineapple juice

Add first four ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a Champagne flute, top with Champagne, and garnish with a strawberry half.

Sweet Tart

1 1/2 ounces Stoli Vanil
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 bar spoon of strawberry jam

Add first four ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice, top with Champagne, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Candy Heart

1 1/2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
1 1/2 ounces White Creme de Cacao
5 ounces Finlandia Vodka
5 ounces half & half
1 1/2 ounces strawberry purée
3/4 ounce fresh sour mix
2 1/2 ounces whipped cream

Add first four ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and set aside. Add remaining ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain atop martini glass mixture and garnish with a strawberry half.

Whiskey Blue at the W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8200.


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