CATEGORIES // Hotel / Restaurants

889 Mc Farlane Rd | Coconut Grove, FL 33133 | 305 448 6060 | www.panorama-restaurant.com

Voted best Taste of the Grove in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, Panorama is perched on the 8th floor of the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove overlooking the spectacular Biscayne Bay with views and sunsets to die for...!




CATEGORIES // Shopping

2606 ponce de leon blvd | Coral Gables| (786) 268-0689 | www.shopemporiummiami.com

Located in the heart of Coral Gables, Emporium is a one-stop shop boutique offering an eclectic mix of clothing, home décor items, handcrafted gifts, exotic jewelry, gourmet candy, signature artisanal teas and other goodies mostly from independent and local designers. If you are looking for unique gifts for mom, dad, the kids, colleagues at work or anyone else, Emporium can make your shopping an easy option! Make sure to become a fan on facebook to stay abreast of events and sales happening every week. And mark your calendar: December 20th is Emporium's first annual sipping and shopping event of the season: "Emporium & Friends Holiday Sale & Soiree: from 1 to 8pm.


Roberto Giordano


1061 Brickell Plaza | Miami | 305) 400-6663 | http://www.robertogiordano.us/

From Latin America's European hub, Argentina, Roberto Giordano (RG) created a brand of personal beauty that has conquered most of Latin America with 34 salons in addition to the first one in the United States boasting 5,400 square feet and located in the heart of Miami's Financial District. Established in the world of fashion as one of the top stylist, the RG name now exists in publishing, with Roberto Giordano magazine, produces its own line of hair products and the most coveted fashion shows in South America. The Brickell Plaza venue, run by internationally renowned coiffeur and make up Arlen Ferro, is on the mezzanine showcasing the crème de la crème of salons, with jazz music playing, a coffee shop, a clothing and accessories shop and much more. The emphasis is on the customer: services are endless from pedicures on lush couches, spray tanning, massages, and teeth whitening to skin toning treatments for men, and the quality of products available (Kerastese, Goldwell, Yonka and RG Hair System) is unmatched. This is truly the place where your wish is a command.


Emilio Robba

CATEGORIES // Shopping

Showroom 4242 NE 2nd Avenue | Design District | (305) 572-0203 | http://www.emiliorobba.com/

Emilio Robba, Sculptor of flowers, created a timeless line of silk arrangements called "Fleurs d'Illusion". Each piece showcases handmade floral arrangements inspired by nature and enhanced by Emilio Robba's visions. Just shy of 31 years in business, the Emilio Robba brand has established itself as synonym to good taste, not only as a leader in the silk flower industry but also producing pieces considered true sculptural accessories. The newest line of arrangements is understated yet compliments the holiday decorations with grace and beauty. It puts forth clean line in square mini-vases and flower bowls with white Phalaenopis, red Cymbidium and fuchsia orchids starting at $35. For more details, please visit www.emiliorobba.com.


Vladimir G. Alfa

CATEGORIES // Interview

Vladimir G. Alfa – CEO of PAUL USA | www.paulusa.com

The Man Behind Bringing a Delicious French Institution to South Florida Tradition: that's the core concept to PAUL "Maison de Qualite" (House of Quality) for authentic French breads and patisserie.


Ola Restaurant

CATEGORIES // Hotel / Restaurants

1745 James Street, Miami Beach | (305) 695-9125 | www.olamiami.com

Internationally acclaimed Chef Douglas Rodriguez spices up South Beach with Latin flavors and creative combinations with Spanish and Caribbean cuisines.


Café Pastis

CATEGORIES // Hotel / Restaurants

7301 SW 57th Ave, South Miami | (305) 665-3322 | www.cafepastis.com

Café Pastis is a funky little bistro in the heart of sizzling and hip South Miami covered with Gallic memorabilia and smells of Provence.



CATEGORIES // Hotel / Restaurants

2530 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables | (305) 443-8388 | www.anacaprifood.com

Founded in 1990, Anacapri first opened in Pinecrest as a take out restaurant and market specialized in Italian products.



CATEGORIES // Hotel / Restaurants

2201 Collins Avenue (W Hotel), Miami Beach | (305) 938-3111 | http://www.wsouthbeach.com/solea

Nestled in the lobby of the exquisite W South Beach, Solea is a comfortable, yet breathtaking room overlooking the Grove, or outdoor garden, of the hotel and adjacent pool area. The ambiance exudes the joy of summer with plenty of natural light coming through floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and communal dining spaces throughout, keeping its casually chic flair with white clothed tables and dark brown leather directors’ chairs. Executive Chef Marc Vidal combines savory classic Spanish cuisine with artful plates and soulful flavors that honor the vibrancy of his homeland. With his impressive background, accomplishments and reviews, Vidal has established himself as an undeniably talented Chef at Solea serving dishes like the Trio de Gazpachos Andaluces, Judias con Jamon Iberico y Foie Gras, Paella Valencia and the Carrilleras de Ternera! Desserts include a Manchego Cheesecake and the Coconut Panna Cotta served floating in a guava soup.

Madeleine Kelly

CATEGORIES // Interview

Madeleine Kelly, Chef Concierge of W South Beach

Swedish native Madeleine Kelly, fell in love. With life, with hospitality and with South Florida!
Before landing in Miami in the winter of 1997, Madeleine lived on a yacht in Mallorca then later on sailboat in San Diego, worked on a cruise ship, founded and ran a language school in Tokyo, wrote for a Swedish newspaper, taught ballet and much more.