Students Taking NA Sommelier Course Prepare for Italian Wine Certification Exam this May in Miami

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On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, the second Southeastern US presentation of the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), Italian Wine Specialist Immersion course came to a close at the Big Fish Restaurant in North Miami Beach. A group of 16 people, who are either wine and food industry professionals or simply wine enthusiasts, were energized by […]

Q&A with DJ and Co-founder of SAFE, Diego Martinelli

Q&A with DJ and Co-founder of SAFE, Diego Martinelli

SAFE Miami has been providing some of the best musical nights at the Electric Pickle since 2007 under the leadership of its co-founder Diego Martinelli. Safe’s talent roster during WMC is tremendous with some of the biggest names in dance music DJing at its parties. For example, Last Resort on Sunday, March 30, will feature […]

2014 Lexus GX460 is a rugged ‘go-anywhere’ luxury SUV

No longer the ugly duckling of the Lexus lineup, the 2014 version of the GX460 has been revamped inside and out. The new GX460 has a few improvements to its inner workings, such as a smoother ride on road, while maintaining its off-road capabilities. The GX460 is a go-anywhere SUV for the consumer who wants […]

A Very Special Moment in Time: THE CASINOS

Gambling? There’s gambling going on here? Close this place immediately! Your winnings Captain Reynaud. Thank you! That was one of the great scenes from Casablanca, where, of course, a kiss was but a kiss, and a sigh was but a sigh, but this is Miami Beach, where, indeed, “times go by” including the marvelous days […]

The Wolfsonian –FIU Presents Power of Design 2014: Complaints

From March 20-23, “Power of Design 2014: Complaints” will unite participants in a milestone event that uses art and design to highlight community challenges and initiate collective problem-solving. The event is presented by The Wolfsonian–FIU and WLRN in partnership with the Miami Herald, with $200,000 in support from the John S. and James L. Knight […]

CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years 1939-1949 Explores WWII, Hollywood and Antisemitism

CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years 1939-1949 Explores WWII, Hollywood and Antisemitism

Important History Chronicled in Famous Movie Posterss Lights, Camera, Action! are the famous words associated with movie sets…however, the lights were dimmed dramatically for Jews in the industry during World War II. CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years 1939- 1949, on view at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) from March 4- August 24, 2014, explores […]

John Dowd Exhibits Third New Landscape Series About Florida

American artist John Dowd is showing his new series titled “About Florida” at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth. March 7th to March 29th. Gail Williams, owner of Williams McCall Gallery states, “Well known for his post-Hopper architectural portraits of Cape Cod homes, we feel fortunate that John Dowd is capturing Florida in his […]

Arts & Business Council launches #LunchPoems

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Arts & Business Council of Miami and the O, Miami Poetry Festival are teaming up for an exciting campaign : #LunchPoems. Ready to unveil your inner poet? Starting April 1st, business professionals are invited to compose and tweet a one line poem during their lunch break or after […]

C1 Bank Opens Doors in Wynwood for its First South Florida Location

C1 Bank Opens Doors in Wynwood for its First South Florida Location

First bank dedicated to serving thriving cultural and entrepreneurial community When C1 Bank opened in Wynwood at the beginning of the year, its futuristic interiors made it clear that this was not your grandfather’s bank. Passionate about building neighborhoods, C1 Bank moved into Miami’s most up and coming area and brought along a style and […]

MIXING IT UP:Ellie Schneiderman Positively Pioneering

MIXING IT UP:Ellie Schneiderman Positively Pioneering

Who is Ellie Schneiderman? You won’t find the answer in your local library or on your Kindle or iPad. While the story of how she transformed an entire city is remarkable, her richly deserved biography has not yet been written. I am hard pressed to find a candidate more deserving of being immortalized in the […]

Aaron Paul Talks Need for Speed

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“Breaking Bad” fans, rejoice! Aaron Paul is back, and this time he’s bringing his good looks to the big screen in the new action movie “Need For Speed.” In this adaptation of the popular video game, Paul takes on a much different kind of role than that of everyone’s favorite meth cook, Jesse Pinkman. Here […]

A Story Told in Fragments

A Story Told in Fragments

A city as young as Miami Beach isn’t supposed to have many ruins, but some of our region’s most interesting buildings are fragments of structures whose multi-layered history tells a lot about the growth and change of the metropolis. The strange concrete cylinder in Collins Park is a great example. Built as part of the […]

Arts and Culture: GOOD THINGS

Arts & Culture: GOOD THINGS

Dear friends, As we spring forward to 2014, it’s fitting that we kick off the first Arts and Culture edition during this season for growth. From us to you, we’re excited to share Good Things from each of our regular contributors. Returning for a second time is Seth Bramson, Miami History book author and Adjunct […]

Dry de Luxe is Blowing Out a New Niche

Dry de Luxe is Blowing Out a New Niche

Dry de Luxe tabs itself “Florida’s premier elite blowdry lounge”. Certainly, it’s not the first…so we wanted to find out how its’ different from the current salons and few blowdry bars already present in the Miami area. We asked Founder and Master Stylist, Fallon Fitzgerald, a 20 year industry veteran: “We didn’t originate the concept, […]


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