Art Basel inaugurates The Miami Art Week

From December 7th to 10th 2017 the art world met at the Miami Beach Convention Center for the winter meeting of Art Basel, now in its 16th edition. This is the confirmation of Art Basel's commitment to the city of Miami, with a huge economic investment by the city due to the signing of the fair for the next 5 years. Art Basel takes place at the end of June in ...

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December: the 11th Bonnet House Orchid Festival starts (2-3 December 2017)

For the eleventh consecutive year, the enchanting Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale has hosted the Bonnet House Orchid Festival, the exhibition and sale of orchids, exotic plants, fruit plants and butterfly plants, so named because of the characteristics that attract them. The indisputable beauty of Bonnet House, registered in the U.S. National Register for Historic Places, July 5, 1984, owes its name to Bonnet Lily, a particular type of flower, ...

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Thanksgiving Day the American secular tradition that has been renewed since 1789

The story tells that in 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers of persecuted believers decided to leave England to try the New World and boarded the Mayflower arriving on the American coast after a grueling journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Once settled in the new territories, they planted seeds they had from England, but the hostile climate, the winter at the gates and the adverse terrain did not favor any crop and through ...

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Morning Stories, when luxury becomes sustainable: Antidote and Francesca Belluomini.

Antidote, English or French c’est la même chose. Located at 2613 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, it’s the newest solution to the environmental problem that’s been talked about for decades. The boutique’s owner is Sophie Zembra: French origins, a long-time experience in fashion, and lots of journeys around the world at the discovery of prestigious materials and of handmade clothing, that’s able to narrate a story itself. From Ethiopia to India, with a ...

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Michele Lopriore: the beautiful Milanese Lounge is found in Brickell, Miami.

  Curved toe, square toe, round toe, slipper, oxford style ... there is something for everyone in the boutique of Michele Lopriore in Miami. Managed and wanted by the progenitor of the Milanese brand, Michele, whose name takes shape, it is with his son Mike that the single-brand shop takes off in American soil. And it does not do it anywhere but in the luxurious and innovative Brickell City Center in ...

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, from 1 to 5 November 2017.

Tomorrow, November 1, the 58th International Boat Show also known as FLIBS - Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show- will be inaugurated. It is an unmissable event for all boat enthusiasts. In the show will take part the most exclusive Italian companies that constitute a massive industry presence by combining striped star performance with elegance and Italian finishes. Founded in 1959, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show covers more than 3 million ...

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Velvet Cream Doughnuts and Coffee Company, the historical shop re-opens in Miami

For breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert, there aren’t any Apple Pies, Cheesecakes or Key Lime pies that can keep up with the “American passion”: Doughnuts. Considered by many a great American tradition, a celebration was created for them: The National Doughnut day, set to be the first Friday of June. Besides the amazing smell, we can add a history full of values and feeling, that will fully ...

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The Stone Crab season gets rolling with the South Beach Seafood Week, from 17 to 21 October 2017

October for the city of Miami is synonymous with Stone Crab. To pay homage to this crustacean, (Menippe mercenaria) from the taste and size of the unique claws, South Beach has decided to open the crab fishing season - of extremely limited duration by law: from May to October - with a succession of events that will brighten the paying public from October 17th to 21st. On October 17th, the ...

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Lowe After Hours: Coral Gables opens its doors to the Pop Up Prints exhibition.

With the Lowe After Hours, a sponsored Bacardi event, the POP ART Print exhibition was officially opened on Thursday  October 5th, at the Lowe Museum in Coral Gables, open until  December 17th. As already anticipated, the exhibition consists of 37 pieces mainly from the50s and 60s, from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington with a group of artists that constitute the official formation of the Pop Art movement: Robert ...

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Irene Williams: from a tourist attraction to a South Beach Icon

In the collective imagination, synonymous of a magical place in which characters, who already are charismatic in themselves, take shape. Irene Williams was one of these. Named the Queen of Lincoln Road, born in 1917 in Revere, Massachusetts from a Jewish family, she lived and worked in Miami Beach, as a stenographer, from the 60s until her death in 2004. Nicknamed the queen of the Outsider Couture she stood out from ...

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