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Miami Vice

15 Aug

I just came back from being in South Beach for the first time and I must say that it exceeded my expectations. Miami is not just made up of crazy spring breaker types. It’s a beach city that has some of the most elegant and glamorous restaurants/hotels/shops that I’ve ever seen. Don’t believe me? Here are three of my picks amongst Miami’s finest:

The Ritz-Carlton

1 Lincoln Road

Dinner poolside at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

Dinner poolside at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

It might cost a kidney to stay here but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Ritz.  The DiLido Beach Club is an amazing restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or if you just want an amazing meal for almost the same amount you would pay at any other trendy Miami Beach spot.  The service here cannot be matched. The staff is always attentive but never overbearing.  They even served me dessert on the house for my birthday. And their cocktails are absolutely amazing. If you love Daquiris or Pina Coladas, you must try “The Vice.” A must try if you are trying to get away from the touristy Lincoln crowd. You can even dive in the pool and they won’t even say anything 😉

Yuca

501 Lincoln Road

Plantain chips at Yuca.

Plantain chips at Yuca.

One of the things I was looking forward to do on my trip to Miami was to try have some authentic Cuban food. I was very lucky to visit during “Miami Spice” (Miami’s version of restaurant week) and Yuca had a exceptional dinner menu. If you love meat, you cannot pass this place up. Their pork is out of this world, the empanadas are a splendid starter and the margaritas are very strong, just the way they should be. This is a great place to have dinner right before heading upstairs, where on most Saturdays they have a D.J. or a band.

The Webster

1220 Collins Avenue

The Webster

The Webster

If you love Alaia, Chanel and Balenciaga, this boutique housed in a 20,000 square foot Art Deco building is a label whore’s dream. Quirky Charlotte Olympia clutches live amongst Maison Michel headpieces and Chanel jackets. Although everything is pretty much out of my price range, (with the exception of the signature Webster candles??), I had so much fun looking at everything. Also, the salespeople are very welcoming. To make things even more insanely stylish, they have a happy hour on their rooftop from 7-11PM.

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Inspiration Board

22 Feb

Shopping Spree: August 29th 2011

30 Aug

Great for pig and label lovers alike. Gucci Little Pig Coin Purse, $250, Netaporter.com

Play it safe by layering a brighter tank underneath or go all Parisian and just sport a lace bra. Brushed Lace Tank, $15.80, Forever21.com

I was bursting with excitement when I saw this bag. Pink on the outside; dark purple suede on the inside. Givenchy Nightingale Tote, $1,730, Barneys.com

I would buy this just for the packaging but I've heard it smells amazing. Monoi Tiare Tahiti Oil, about $7, Vitacost.com

Two words: Three's Company. Art Deco Poster, price upon request, Patricia Jon Spreckelsen @1stdibs.com

 

Shopping Spree: 4/19/11

19 Apr

So Brigitte Bardot in St.Tropez. D&G Bustier Bra, $124, Shopbop.com

So inexpensive, you can load up on all of them. Cocktail rings, $10 each, Needsupply.com

A cool alternative to the corny I Heart NY tees. Bright Lights Big City Tee, $30, Lulus.com

Gorgeous and minimalistic. Youll never get sick of this piece. YSL Canvas Clutch, about $800, Matchesfashion.com

Way out of my budget but the colors in this carpet are incredible. Art Deco Carpet, $19,500, Nazmiyal Collection @ 1stdibs.com

Flashback: 1926 Vogue Cover

27 Aug

Excuse my scanning abilities (or lack thereof) but I just love this Vogue cover from back in 1926. I found it while looking at my book “In Vogue” and discovered it on page 51. It was illustrated by popular artist at the time Eduardo Garcia Benito. He was known for his art deco style and did covers for Vogue starting in the 20’s, reaching the height of his popularity later in the decade. He went on to do 144 covers for the publication, which superseded every other illustrator in the history of the magazine.

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