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Miami Addiction
Miami, Florida
Miami Addiction covers the latest in Miami's lifestyle news - restaurants, hotels, spas, events, lounges/bars, travel, fashion/retail, arts and culture. Editor-in-Chief: Lourdes Diaz
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Last Tuesday, Honest Tea rolled into Miami and eleven other cities to sell tea on the honor system while undercover cameras rolled. What residents actually ponied up a dollar bill, while others made a run for it? Despite our city’s sometimes dubious reputation, Miami was the fourth least honest of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at Miami Addiction
The premier swimwear event in the world, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, comes to Miami this week, July 14-18. Now in its seventh year, Swim showcases the 2012 work of over 30 designers from around the world, including Brazil, Colombia, Australia and the U.S. for five days of invitation-only fashion shows... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Miami Addiction
BGR Burger The burger wars in South Florida continue to heat up with the latest entry - BGR The Burger Joint on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, which opened two weeks ago. What makes BGR special? Its founder, Mark Bucher, longed to recreate childhood memories from his Philadelphia neighborhood's barbecues.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Miami Addiction
No surprise that Aspen won "Best Dressed" About 50 of Miami's cutest pups attended the third annual "Pet Party" at the Marquis Residences in downtown Miami recently. The party introduced condo residents, guests and their "best friends" to some of the city's best pet service providers - dog walkers, groomers,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Miami Addiction
DoubleTree's Cookie CAREavan Just what Miami's food truck community needed - a cooke truck! But hurry, it's here for one day only. Today, Friday, June 10th from noon to 6:00 p.m., the DoubleTree by Hilton will give away its famous chocolate chip cookies from their Cookie CAREavan at CocoWalk in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Miami Addiction
NIVEA introduced its new line of products, Hydra IQ Technology, recently with a fete that welcomed local beauty editors, bloggers and digital influencers. Pampered guests enjoyed complimentary manicures, product trials and signature cocktails at one of the W Hotel's cozy bungalows. NIVEA Hydra IQ Technology uses a breakthrough technology that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Lee Schrager One of South Florida's favorite man-about-town, Lee Schrager, who founded the South Florida Wine and Food Festival, recently partnered with luxury online discounter, Gilt City, as its Chief Lifestyle Adviser to bring us the best Miami has to offer - at a more affordable price. This week, Schrager's... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Who needs to trek to London when you can watch the royal wedding at a viewing party on the beach? The National Hotel is honoring William and Kate’s nuptials with a traditional English breakfast at The Restaurant from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with fried eggs, English-style sausage, crispy fried... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Everyone’s favorite boho-chic mom, Nicole Richie, will be making a personal appearance at Koko & Palenki’s Aventura Mall location on Friday, April 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nicole will sign autographs and showcase pieces from her spring line of the House of Harlow 1960. As if being the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Miami Addiction
What did you do last Thursday? If you were a member of The Society, a private club that brings people together for cultural pursuits, you would have caught the new fashion documentary “Bill Cunningham, New York” at Wynwood’s O Cinema while sipping Zacapa Rum, nibbled on organic hors d'oeuvres and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Overlooking ONE Bal Harbour If you’d prefer to sail into the Sony Ericsson Open taking place until April 3, ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa has a package you'd no doubt like to take a swing at. The package includes a yachting excursion through Biscayne Bay, complete with champagne and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Acqua at Four Seasons Hotel Miami The Four Seasons Hotel Miami is taking part in Earth Day with Earth Hour. On Saturday, March 26, the hotel's signature restaurant, Acqua, will turn off all its lights and light up dozens of candles. Beginning at 8:30 p.m., the restaurant will offer a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Jeff McInnis keeps it hot at Gigi The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is only a week away, and we'll be covering and recapping all the mayhem. In the meantime, check out three Miami celebrity chefs in the making at Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef 2011:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Miami Addiction
The Miami Housewives The Real Housewives franchise is FINALLY coming to our shores, and it's premiering February 22nd! Bravo just released the names of the cast, as well as a sneak preview. So who's on the show? Two basketball wives, Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice; Marysol Patton, a publicist with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Conrad Miami's new six-foot sign will hang off the hotel's 35th level Conrad Miami on Brickell Avenue is lighting up our skyline with a shiny, new red sign. The sign is being installed on the north side of the building and is part of the hotel's upgrades. In keeping with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Staircase at The Dali Museum St. Petersburg, Florida recently inaugurated the much-anticipated Dali Museum, which was specifically designed to display the vast collection of art that could no longer be accommodated within the original building. The $36 million, 66,000 square-foot space in honor of the Spanish artist was relocated eight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Kelly Slater grew up surfing on Cocoa Beach Travel + Leisure asked some of Florida's most renowked citizens about their favorite spots around the state. Kelly Slater, World Cup champion; Dara Torres, Olympian; Bruce Weber, celebrity photographer; Judge Judy; an actual Pulitzer and others obliged. Here are their tips, from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at Miami Addiction
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Jan 26, 2011
Essensia Lounge in The Palms Hotel & Spa Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? SoBe Gynecology and the American Cancer Society are helping raise awareness on the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer, the second cause of women’s cancer worldwide. Join them on Thursday, January 27... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Miami Addiction
A rendering of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale's new outdoor plaza Books & Books, the independent retailer that spearheaded Miami Book Fair International, and Chef Allen Susser, one of Miami’s original celebrity chefs, head north to the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University this week. The festivities... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Interior Performance Space, Panels are Activated During Concerts Miami is getting its very own Frank Gehry-designed building by way of the New World Symphony. The celebrated architect is known for the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles and the Art Gallery of Ontario in his native Toronto.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Esteban Cortazar If you are a fashion aficionado, you are no doubt familiar with the name Esteban Cortazar, the Colombian born, Miami bred wunderkind that went on to conquer not only the runways of New York, but, Paris, as the Creative Director of the storied fashion house, Ungaro. Cortazar famously... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at Miami Addiction
Food truck lineup on Biscayne Boulevard Remember we told you about Miami Street Food Court, the food truck roundup on Bird Road and 65th Avenue? Yeah, well, there are now TWO more food truck roundups in Miami - one on Biscayne Boulevard and 109th Street, aptly titled Biscayne Triangle Truck... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at Miami Addiction
We've rounded up some restaurant news and updates: Wynwood Kitchen & Bar – This much anticipated American brasserie opened during Art Basel. We ventured in last week for drinks and appetizers. We ADORED the incredible artwork, inventive cocktails and will be going back soon for lunch or dinner. In the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Miami Addiction
Cupcakes at the House of Frost There is a new cupcake place in town! House of Frost recently opened a storefront at Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove, joining the cupcake craze that started in New York about eight years ago, (yeah, we're slow). The new confectionery follows Misha's, Cupcake Nouveau,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at Miami Addiction