This local designer went from creating luxury handbags to teaming up with DJ Khaled to raise funds

Just a few weeks ago, Gelareh Mizrahi was selling luxury handbags from her eponymous shop in the Miami Design District. Now, she’s raising money and working with her friends at the We the Best Foundation and Direct Relief to get face masks and other vital equipment to doctors battling the coronavirus. “To see all these people coming … Continue reading This local designer went from creating luxury handbags to teaming up with DJ Khaled to raise funds

This local celebrity chef lets us in on her favorite things, that you’ll want in your own home today

A celebrity chef for over a decade, Chef Danie Abraham describes her style as “super eclectic,” using the influence of her Caribbean roots and travels to tickle the taste buds of clients from Drake, Pharrell Williams, Oprah and Kylie Jenner. Here, we feature her preferred essentials, which can be purchased and sent to your home … Continue reading This local celebrity chef lets us in on her favorite things, that you’ll want in your own home today

Eclectic finds, quaint restaurants and cultural diversity are a part of everyday life in Miami Shores

Tucked between Biscayne Park and El Portal, “The Village Beautiful” has blossomed from a quiet hamlet to a burgeoning community. Although Miami Shores was incorporated in 1932, its history goes back decades prior to the 1870s when Miami movers and shakers relocated to a community they called Biscayne. With the arrival of a post office, … Continue reading Eclectic finds, quaint restaurants and cultural diversity are a part of everyday life in Miami Shores

Rebag opens up shop in the Design District, giving used handbags a second chance at luxe

Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Celine, Louis Vuitton—they’re all a bag lover’s dream, and lightly used ones are now on shelves in Miami. THE SCOOP Rebag, the online-turned-brick-and-mortar handbag shop, opened its seventh storefront in the Miami Design District today. Its other stores are located in New York and California. “The city’s vibrant culture, art, and deep … Continue reading Rebag opens up shop in the Design District, giving used handbags a second chance at luxe

The beloved but long-gone Lincoln Road kitchenwares store real.life.basic has started a second life as a pop-up outlet

Vacations to Miami and Columbia University MBA led Simone Mayer toward a career that extends from the best restaurants in the world to home kitchens in Miami Shores and Coconut Grove. “My family lived down here and every time I would come to visit, I would walk on Lincoln Road,” said Mayer, who was born in … Continue reading The beloved but long-gone Lincoln Road kitchenwares store real.life.basic has started a second life as a pop-up outlet

10 Days in Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Krabi

Thailand has become one of Asia’s hottest travel destinations, attracting more than 32 million visitors a year to explore its cultural sites, luxury hotels and natural beauty. It’s nearly impossible to cover the entire country without an extended stay, but there’s plenty to bite off in a week and a half. Our guide starts in the … Continue reading 10 Days in Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Krabi

Historic Overtown Neighborhood is Enjoying a Return to its Glory Days

Around the turn of the 20th Century, black people coming to Miami to work on Henry Flagler’s railroad were relegated to live in “Colored Town.” They faced discrimination and the wrath of Jim Crow, yet Overtown grew into a vibrant community — the Harlem of the South. When Miami’s growth encroached on Overtown, the neighborhood lost many of the places that … Continue reading Historic Overtown Neighborhood is Enjoying a Return to its Glory Days

Frankie Ruiz Gets Ready to Run in the Miami Marathon, Then to the Altar

Frankie Ruiz has been a runner since he was 10 year old. Now, as co-founder of the Miami Marathon, he’s prepping for the big race in January — and his wedding in March. Here are nine things in the 305 that are helping Ruiz get ready for both: 1. The Shoes: Nike Zoom Fly Sneakers “The Nike Zoom … Continue reading Frankie Ruiz Gets Ready to Run in the Miami Marathon, Then to the Altar

Lorie Mertes of Locust Projects Blends Art With Her Everyday Style

An expert in art, Lorie Mertes is executive director of nonprofit gallery Locust Projects — and she knows how to incorporate beautiful things into her Miami lifestyle. Here are eight of her current obsessions: 1. The Gallery “Locust Projects has some stellar exhibitions lined up by Nancy Davidson and Miami-based artist Pepe Mar, and we … Continue reading Lorie Mertes of Locust Projects Blends Art With Her Everyday Style