Nov30

RICART GALLERY PRESENTS

CATEGORIES // News

“DEATH OF LIES” BY CARLITO DALCEGGIO | www.ricartgallerymiami.com

RICART GALLERY PRESENTS “DEATH OF LIES” BY CARLITO DALCEGGIO

Recent work (sculptures, paintings, drawings and films) featuring “Death of Lies” by Carlito Dalceggio will be presented during Art Basel Miami. Opening night will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011 from  6 pm to 10PM. The show will last until December 24th. The exhibit is a scream of life, a radical new way to transform spectators, abandoning the old empire and travel fearlessly into the kingdom of vision. “Death of Lies” is the big Pinocchio show, a never ending mantra, a repetition in the form, and a constant evolution of the spirit. The subjects represent one’s higher self, one’s side that provoke and charm.

3900 NE 1st Av,  Miami 33137 | 305 576 5000 

Nov30

THREADCOUNT PRESENTS

CATEGORIES // News

“THE ART OF SLEEP” BY JULIO BLANCO | www.tcmiami.com

THREADCOUNT PRESENTS “THE ART OF SLEEP” BY JULIO BLANCO

It's The Art of Sleep at ThreadCount as we unveil "Sleeping Beauties" an installation by local artist, Julio Blanco, featuring 2 Original, Acrylic on Canvas bed designs.

Please come out and enjoy our newest concept
Thursday, December 1st from 6pm to 9pm
at ThreadCount.

125 NE, 40th Street NE,  Miami 33137

Nov20

Thanksgiving at Panorama

CATEGORIES // News

Thanksgiving | www.sonesta.com

Make this Thanksgiving a worry-free holiday!

Leave the cooking to us. Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge
is now accepting take-home dinner orders or treat the family
to a delicious feast high above Biscayne Bay.  

For take-home orders, please click here
To view our special menu, please click here

WHOLE ROAST TURKEY DINNER, please click files/Thanksgiving.jpg
(Serves 6-8 Guests) $125.00

For private holiday parties, please contact our catering department.
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Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge
8th Floor
Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove
305.447.8256
Sonesta.com

Nov19

SYLVANO BIGNON

CATEGORIES // Interview Interview

Owner of LULU & Greenstreet | www.luluinthegrove.com

Sylvano Bignon – A Restaurateur Dedicated to Coconut Grove

To-Market-to-Market was Sylvano Bignon’s first endeavor in Coconut Grove back in 1984. The second: Greenstreet and his latest: Lulu. Over the last 27 years, he has become one of Coconut Grove’s strongest supporters. Why? Not only did he fall in love with the little village-like neighborhood after a bus tour through the entire United States, but it reminded him of his favorite spots in Europe. Greenstreet is a landmark in Coconut Grove, and if you could say the same about a person, Sylvano would be it.

Sylvano, as most successful entrepreneurs in the industry, has hospitality ingrained in his genetic make-up. Born and raised in Paris, he enjoyed the most coveted slopes of France: Courchevel, Chamonix and Val d’Iseres. That is because his parents owned and managed time-shares Club-Hotel Maeva throughout the top ski resorts in the Alps as well as the 4-star hotel Le Shamrock in Tignes. A workaholic early on, soon after graduating high-school, Sylvano hit the ground running in the hospitality industry working his way up very quickly and soon enough owning his own movie theater, a hop-and-a-skip from Les Champs Elysees, Paris’ most influential quarter. The movie theater was unique as it was a Disney-themed venue. After 6 years and with a booming business under his belt, Sylvano took a leap of faith, sold it and traveled to and across the U.S.

The very last stop on the long two-month bus tour was Coconut Grove, a bustling tree-shaded walking district nestled between the mansions of Coral Gables and the beautiful Biscayne Bay. Sylvano reminisced the summertime outdoor cafes and artsy crowd he felt so at ease with back home. It was love at first sight. He returned a few months later, found a managing position through the business section of the Herald at the To-Market-To-Market restaurant and never looked back. In a few years he became part owner and then, in 1990, an opportunity arose to open a small, 8-table small, café on the lush corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway. He named it Greenstreet.

The expansion of Greenstreet was also organic. The flower shop next door closed, Sylvano took over the space adding much needed seating to the restaurant where the line to lunch seemed to never end. Next, the adjacent cookie store also closed and Sylvano added an outside bar, lounge chairs and sofas and a very well received nighttime hang out. Popular for breakfast, lunch, dinner and after-hour drinks, Greenstreet continues to manage a waiting line most days of the week and certainly on the weekends despite the 300 seats it now boasts.

It was just in time that the venue catty-corner to Greenstreet became available. With a new wave of foodies transforming the restaurant industry, Sylvano had been accumulating a pile of suggestions for his menu, concept and ambiance for a while. In 2010, he opened Lulu whose tagline reads: “Neighborfood. Where the customer is the most important visitor in our premises.” The food: “We want LULU to ignite all of your sense. (…) Following a field to fork mentality, LULU prefers to stay as organic, natural and local as possible.” The setting: “A funky neighborhood joint with a sophisticated vibe, a place that will connect people and start a conversation.” Aside from happy hour deals Monday through Fridays and, after midnight, everyday, every Monday nights patrons can catch Caipirinha Night ($4 each or $24 pitcher), Tuesday: Wine Night (no corkage fee), Wednesday: Martini Night ($5), Thursday: Ladies Night and every second Tuesday of the month: Back to the 80’s Night (best costume wins $100 gift certificate)! WOW!

Sylvano has spent the last 27 years believing, committing and “contributing to the health of the community”. What the future holds is not yet determined but he has proven his talents as a restaurateur a few times over and his secret lies in his dedication.

For more info visit
www.luluinthegrove.com
www,greenstreetcafe.net


 

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Nov18

The French American Art Show

CATEGORIES // News

From November 10-20TH | www.thefrenchamericanartshow.com

The French-American Art Show 2011 will be held in a venue belonging to a grand patron of the arts, Madame Christiane Peugeot, in her «Triangle D’Or» gallery located in a charming interior stoned courtyard in the heart of Paris, and Madame Nicole Hirsh, elected representative of the French community for the East Coast of the United States.

The French–American Art Show 2011 was inspired by the success of American Art In Paris in July 1891. (New York Times , 13th July 1891). It is a reflection of the continuing Artistic alliance and mutual influences that flow between France and the United States.
The show will exhibit art of multi mediums and will be shown on both continents, offering: A continued cultural and artistic exchange of the two countries.

An annual competition judged by an international and prestigious jury. A media and commercial opening that will permit the prize winners to exhibit in the United States.

Organisateurs : ART + & iCUBE
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.thefrenchamericanartshow.com

Nov15

Pure Therapy & Warren-Tricomi

CATEGORIES // Beauty Shopping

W Hotel South Beach 2201 Collins Ave, tel: 305.673.9190

Located in the swanky lobby of the W Hotel in South Beach, Pure Therapy, the shop, and Warren-Tricomi, the salon, is an all-in-one dream-come-true for ladies, gentleman and kids! Pure Therapy carries a wide selection of must-have brands for the cool, hip, yet assuming shaker!

One can find Haute Hippy, 12thStreet by Cynthia Vincent, Camilla, Inca swimwear, Hudson Jeans, Habitual Jeans, Feel the Piece, and for men, John Varvatos, Chaser, Genetic Denim and J Brand Denim. The sunglasses are by Tom Ford and exclusive dealers of Chrome Hearts in South Florida.

If that wasn’t enough, Pure Therapy is known for its “personal styling” - each salesgirl is also a stylist by trade. They know how to work with each client in order to create just the right fit and look. And the styling services are an added personalized bonus for every client that walks through the doors!

As for Warren-Tricomi, the unrivaled network of go-to salons for the elite in New York City, Los Angeles, Greenwich and Miami, it offers the masters-like experience only Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi can put their stamp on. The duo’s namesake product collection was created with formulas taking into account their knowledge, passion and expertise on every conceivably level of hair needs: from the integrity of its color and texture to the state of its body and shine.

Pure Therapy and Warren-Tricomi Salon is a perfect destination for the jet setter with a mission: good fashion and undeniable beauty.

Nov15

BARU URBANO

CATEGORIES // Lounge / Club

1001 South Miami Ave, Miami, tel: 786.991.4570 | www.barurbano.com

Urban pop graffiti meets slik ski chalet, Baru Urbano serves up a cocktail of art, music and multi-cultural cuisine that engages all senses in the heart of Brickell. Nicolás Hoyos and Andres Risquez mix their comics and street art backgrounds with Chef Luis Garcia's phenomenal gastronomic talents, and mixologist Arturo Sighinolfi’s custom created cocktails. Add in top-notch DJs and you have a recipe for triumph.

Nicolás Hoyos opened his first nightclub back in his home country of Colombia in 1991 and moved on to celebrity-focused TV shows taking him to the four corners of the world interviewing A-listers. In 2002, he established G-Spot, Bogota’s most popular retro 80’s lounge located in the best entertainment district of the city. His first venture in Miami, Macondo, was the first Latin restaurant-nightclub in the city and soon became one of the best Latin clubs in the country. After four years of great success, Nicolás masterminded another hot spot in Miami, called ZOE, partnering with famous Colombian actor, Manolo Cardona.  

Patrons can expect a loungy atmosphere during dinner and a lively after-hours party until 4am at Baru.  Tuesday nights cater to the queens, a.k.a. the ladies, from 7 to 11pm. For more information, visit
www.barurbano.com

Nov14

FRANCESCO

CATEGORIES // Hotel / Restaurants

325 Alcazar Avenue, Coral Gables, tel: 305.446.1600 | www.francesco.com.

Franco Danovaro, a native of Colombia, has spearheaded landmark destinations since 1984 with a unique take on seafood based on out-of-this-world Peruvian cuisine paired with fresh ingredients, inventive chefs and impeccable service.

It all began in Callao, Peru in 1995 expanding to Miraflores and finally to Coral Gables in 2001! The romantically rustic white linen look takes one back to the roots of bold flavors and fine dining in Latin America. The cebiches (yes with a “b”) bring together the best seafood in town and produce extraordinary Peruvian deliciousness! Additional appetizers, just as delectable, showcase a form of craftsmanship, reminiscent of Peru’s art and poetry: the tuna musciame, the causa rellena con camarones and the parihuelo de mariscos make mouths water while the following courses are known to please the most refined of palettes. Favorites include Francesco’s Lobster, the Riso Nero con Fruti di Mare and the Squid Ink risotto with Shrimp on Aji Amarillo Sauce.

Patrons have ranked Francesco restaurant as the third overall best restaurant in Coral Gables and second best Peruvian in the entire city with a 92% approval rate! For more information visit www.francesco.com

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Nov13

POUPETTE ST BARTH

CATEGORIES // Shopping

Village of Merrick Park | 305.648.3333 | www.poupettemiami.com

Poupette St Barth, is a clothing brand and store which makes you want to live the island life full time. Freshly imported to Miami from St Barth, they have opened their American Flagship store at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. The designer, Poupette Giraud,a St Barth icon, arrived on the island in the 1980’s and created a life that took her between St Tropez, St Barth and Bali.  Working her unique style, she created stores for an exclusive clientele, which epitomize a luxe bohemian look of floating colorful fabrics in viscose, silk and cottons.

Island-inspired and perfect for South Florida, Poupette St Barth offers an inimitable French style, which imbues the warmth of the tropics all year long. Alive with the colors of the reef – turquoise, purples, orange and pinks, the line features light mini dresses, silk tunicas, soft combi shorts and beaded accessories.

Poupette’s collections are a sensual tribute to womanhood, a moment of escape. Fluidity of cotton sails, lightness of natural bristles, the satin shine and flamboyant dresses and light skirts playing the transparency, softness of delicate tops... Remind you of somewhere you’d like to be this New Year’s Eve? For more details, please visit www.poupettemiami.com

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Oct31

Wine Fair at Wine Depot

CATEGORIES // News

Fall Wine Fair | www.winedepotmiami.com

Over 40 wine racks take up the main retail area of Wine Depot where over 400 different kinds of affordable wine and champagne selections are available. Priced between $7.00 and $30.00, the wine and champagne is divided by desired country of origin such as France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, USA, Chile and so more.

Once purchasing the desired bottle(s) of choice, we invite and encourage our guests to sit back and relax in our lounge area or at Bistro 555 (Small corkage fee on site) and enjoy the wine.

Sep22

LE BOUCHON DU GROVE

CATEGORIES // Hotel / Restaurants Hotel / Restaurants

A long time spot, with some new tastes! | www.lebouchondugrove.com

Le Bouchon du Grove – 3430 Main highway, Coconut Grove, tel: 305.448.6060
A local destination for good French food and a good time, Le Bouchon du Grove, at the same location since 1994, is undergoing some subtle updates that will prove to keep Chef Christian Ville’s menu relevant and deliciously true to France’s gout du terroir.
Chef Ville’s resume includes names like Troisgros and Paul Bocuse, “The Chewton Glen” hotel in England, “Les Roches” in France and the very famous “La Mamounia” hotel. With everything made from scratch and no freezer or microwave in Le Bouchon’s kitchen, additional dishes such as the Papillote Marseillaise and the Banon Provencal, showcase Chef Christian’s passion for French country comfort cuisine. With that said, daily specials are always a hit and you will always be able to order Le Bouchon’s famous Chicken Fricasse, Sea bass Provencal and Filet Mignon au Poivre.
Another addition, this time to the team, is Jeanne McCue, Le Bouchon’s newest associate and manager, giving the manly, and soccer-driven ambiance, a nice feminine touch. For an evening of magic, don’t miss Anders Hansen, the up-and-coming illusionist, every Tuesday and Friday evenings. For the complete menu, details or reservations, please visit www.lebouchondugrove.com 

Aug16

rubbish Exhibition by Claude Charlier

CATEGORIES // Culture Culture

Alain Godon Exibition | www.markowiczfineart.com

Bernard Markowicz, owner of Markowicz Fine Art has opened up his gallery to help support the local arts community by showcasing the artistic personality of Miami artists to the city-at-large and visiting international travelers. During the Markowicz Fine Art “I Art Miami”series, original collections from a featured Miami artist-of-the-month will be on display at the gallery and open to anyone with a love for unique and inspirational art, undiscovered.
 
Each month, Markowicz Fine Art will collaborate with one Miami Artist to coordinate a “Feature Exhibition” open to the public, and host an exclusive Opening Reception to introduce the collection to a guest list of artist and gallery supporters.
 
A play on words, the name “I Art Miami” was chosen so that the word heart, which is also the visual symbol for the word love, is replaced with the word art – expressing love for Miami through the arts.

 

Jun19

Miami Romance & Wedding

CATEGORIES // News News

June 19th at Westin Colonnade - 180 Aragon Av Coral Gables | www.romancemiami.com

Love is in the air this June during Miami Romance Month!

Whether you’re getting engaged, having a bachelor/ette party, tying the knot, planning a commitment ceremony, going on your honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary – Miami is the perfect match.

Celebrate Miami Romance Month this June – featuring money-saving romantic deals for all, a chance to win a Miami Dream Wedding, a stunning Bridal Showcase and romance articles for inspiration.

Apr26

Wazup 4th Anniversary

CATEGORIES // News

April 26th at Maitardi - 163 NE 39St, 33137 - Design District

WAZUP in MIAMI
4th ANNIVERSARY

We are very excited to celebrate this very special event

with
French Tuesdays

For a Garden of Eden Party theme

At the magnificent Maitardi
163 NE 39St, 33137 - Design District

Tuesday, April 26th

Beginning at 7pm with
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres
Art performance by Paul Frank Wagner at 8pm
Live Entertainment & Dj until 1am

We are only waiting for you...!

Dress code: fashionably chic (strictly NO t-shirts/sneakers, collared shirt mandatory for men, no baggy or ripped jeans for men or women). Valet Parking: $3

Apr04

Alain Godon Exibition 04/20 New World Symphonie

CATEGORIES // Culture

Alain Godon Exibition | www.markowiczfineart.com

Bernard Markowicz, owner of Markowicz Fine Art has opened up his gallery to help support the local arts community by showcasing the artistic personality of Miami artists to the city-at-large and visiting international travelers. During the Markowicz Fine Art “I Art Miami”series, original collections from a featured Miami artist-of-the-month will be on display at the gallery and open to anyone with a love for unique and inspirational art, undiscovered.
 
Each month, Markowicz Fine Art will collaborate with one Miami Artist to coordinate a “Feature Exhibition” open to the public, and host an exclusive Opening Reception to introduce the collection to a guest list of artist and gallery supporters.
 
A play on words, the name “I Art Miami” was chosen so that the word heart, which is also the visual symbol for the word love, is replaced with the word art – expressing love for Miami through the arts.