Stories written by Charlotte Libov

Villa Matti Offers Affordable Housing with Deco Touch to City Senior

Villa Matti Offers Affordable Housing with Deco Touch to City Senior

Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower dedicated Villa Matti, the city’s newest affordable senior city housing project, on Tuesday with a special flourish because the 36- unit building bears her name. The first residents will take up residency on June 1. “Everything I’ve done in life I have not done to take credit but because it […]

5th Annual Women’s Conference Highlights Progress

5th Annual Women’s Conference Highlights Progress

Much has been accomplished during the 40 years of the founding of the Women’s Movement, but much more still needs to be done, a national speaker’s panel said at the 5th Annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference. The program, which was held on March 22, in observance of Women’s History Month, was led off by nationally […]

5th Annual Women’s Conference Will Take Place March 22, 2013

Hundreds of women are expected to attend the 5th Annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference, which will take place on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Mayor Matti Herrera Bower founded the event five years ago, after taking office as Miami Beach’s first female mayor. She decided she wanted to create an […]

Speakers chosen for 5th Annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference

Speakers chosen for 5th Annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference

“We Are the Women,” a program showcasing the progress of women’s rights, will be the theme of the 5th Annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference on March 22. “This is our fifth year. It’s incredible. We are not only alive and kicking, but we are also flourishing, and I am so excited about our theme, “Where […]

Barton G. Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Barton G. Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Miami Beach is known for its “hidden treasures” and the location of one of the best was easy to spot last week, as hundreds of foodies, notables, celebs and others crowded into the West Avenue location of “Barton G.   The Restaurant” to celebrate owner Barton G. Weiss’s 10th anniversary, and also tour his new […]

Welcome Miami Beach’s Running Season!


The change in the weather always means that it’s finally the perfect season to go for a run, and there’s no better way to do that than in participating, and training for the upcoming Live Ultimate event on Dec. 15 right here on Miami Beach. This event, now also held in Los Angeles and San […]

South Florida women work to raise awareness of Rett Syndrome


UPDATES ON THE SEARCH FOR MEDICAL MIRACLES The history of medicine can be seen in people working hand-inhand with scientists to raise awareness on the search for medical miracles, so here are some latest dispatches from the front. Although I’ve been a health writer for nearly two decades now, I must confess I was ignorant […]

Sabrina Cohen nationally recognized by SELF Magazine


Chamber member Sabrina Cohen is a winner in SELF magazine’s “Women Doing Good” contest and is heading to New York City to be honored at a celebrity awards dinner, where Sabrina will receive $10,000 for her nonprofit organization that raises money for medical research. She is also the guest of honor at the Shore Club’s […]

Crowds Pack Convention Center to Celebrate INcard’s 3rd Anniversary


On Wednesday, June 27th, over 800 guests packed the Miami Beach Convention Center to sample delicacies from coconut beer to wedding cake, pick up free samples, and walk away with raffle prizes ranging from a storage rental to a weekend at the a boutique hotel, as the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and City National […]

Biggest Loser makes Diabetes disappear


I have a confession. For the last few months; I have watched virtually no TV shows, except for “The Biggest Loser.” No one is more surprised by this than I am. This is a television show that I watched sporadically during its first season in 2004, when reality TV was in its infancy, then forgot […]

Chamber of Commerce 90th Annual Gala Celebrates Success


Under a banner reading “ C e l e b r a t i n g Success,” leaders from the worlds of business, historic preservation, education and tourism were all honored on June 2 as a sold-out audience of 1,000 paid homage to them at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 90th Annual Dinner Gala […]

Training for the ING Miami Marathon


Some people call winter football or basketball season, but with the advent of cooler weather, January seems very much to be running season, especially with the ING Miami Marathon and Half- Marathon coming up in Jan. 29. With this in mind, I thought I’d turn devote this column to getting ready for marathons, although I […]

‘Visit Miami Beach’ hosts grand opening


By Charlotte Libov…. City officials, business leaders, tourist experts, and members of the community all flocked to the Miami Beach Convention Center recently for the grand opening of “Visit Miami Beach,” the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s relocated and newly expanded tourism information center. “What a grand night this is! The center is located right […]

It’s not just pampering – Massages offer Health Benefits

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By Charlotte Libov…. This is August, which means it’s Miami Spa Month, when bargains on massage and other spa treatments abound. This should be reason enough to pamper yourself, but if you need another, think about this: Massage feels like pampering, but there’s growing evidence attesting to its health benefits as well. Massage has been […]