My 305 Style: Shannon Allen

Shannon AllenA basketball wife, mom, actor, and TV producer, this stylish Miamian has added restauranteur to her resume. Here’s a rundown of where the co-owner of new South Miami organic restaurant Grown likes to eat, shop, play and chill.

THE SEXY “For lingerie, bridal-shower gifts, a new swimsuit and beach wrap, or Tocca & Voluspa candles, my must-visit shop is Eberjey in South Miami.” Tocca Bianca body wash, $18. Eberjey, 7209 SW 57th Court, South Miami; 305-763-8455; eberjey.

THE SHIRT “My favorite Miami-based store for gifts, for an energetic pick-me-up, or to window-shop with our daughter, Tierra, is PeaceLoveWorld. I love their clothing so much that we decided to do a ‘Grown x PeaceLoveWorld’ collaboration with adorable, food-related apparel to sell at the restaurant!” $42. PeaceLoveWorld, 225 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-5120;

THE BITE “Besides Grown, of course, my favorite place to eat is Earls Kitchen & Bar. While we were buiding Grown, our ‘core four’ team ate at Earls every week. The general manager, Nes, and his team are extraordinary, and the food is delicious. I definitely recommend trying the crospy Cambodian shrimp or chicken tacos.” Earls Kitchen + Bar, 7535 N. Kendall Drive, Miami; 305-667-1786;

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Courtesy Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Courtesy Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

When October rolls around, we see the world pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the disease will affect one in eight women and is the second leading cause of death in women, following heart disease. With the goal in mind to eventually make breast cancer a thing of the past, the community in South Florida is rallying together for fun, inventive and inspiring ways to get involved in the fight.


Get Your Run On

Huizenga Park in Fort Lauderdale will be abuzz with pink for the Making Strides Broward 5K on Oct. 11th, with funds going to the American Cancer Society. Join a team or create a new one to join in a noncompetitive atmosphere to run, walk or skip through the 3.1-mile course. Down south in Miami, the Susan G. Komen Foundation is hosting a 5K/fitness walk in Bayfront Park on Oct. 18, fit with a procession and ceremony to honor survivors of breast cancer. Then, a timed and untimed 5K run and walk will follow through the park, so whether you’re a competitive runner or just want to join in the fun, there’s something for everyone, including little ones, who can participate in the Tot Run.

Huizenga Park, 32 E Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

Sips For Support

Furthering the cause doesn’t only come in the form of a sweaty 5K – head over to the Shore Club in South Beach and order a round of Raspberry & Rose Gin Rickeys at the bar. At $14, 20 percent of proceeds from each cocktail will go straight to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. At the W Fort Lauderdale’s Living Room, its Blush Cocktail will be raising money for the Broward Health Foundation. The concoction of rum, vermouth, honey, muddled strawberries, and honey is sure to hit your sweet tooth for a good cause.

The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Avenue, South Beach, 305.695.3100

The W Fort Lauderdale, 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Ft Lauderdale, 954.414.8200

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Sexy’s Softer Side

When Mariela Rovito and Ali Mejia, former ad agency colleagues, first had the idea to go into the lingerie business together nearly two decades ago, there was one thing they knew for sure: “There was already enough sexy to go around,” Rovito said, “so we didn’t feel it was important, necessarily, to compete with that.” Their target customer, they insisted, would be a different kind of woman, the kind who understood that “if you feel good from the inside out, there’s nothing sexier than that.” Armed with this simple, subtle idea, they launched Eberjey, a lingerie brand that today is found in more than 500 stores around the world—and in a pair of namesake shops in Miami.

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