Lifestyle

Seasonal Savor

With summer settling upon us, we turn our attention to that age-old American pastime: BBQ. Below are some easy tips and tricks to get through a slam-dunk soiree before it’s too late.

Pure Pampering

Suffering from the slings of a bad hair day? Or just feel that the comforting treatments you deserve have been few and far between? We’ve found a few pampering professionals ready to give you the top-tier treatment you deserve.

Dish D’Oh

Miami is filled with cultural experiences and dining musts around every corner — but what happens when you get tired of shouting sweet nothings across the table to your date in a crowded restaurant? Well, you could opt to dine in. Just be careful what you put on the menu.

MIND & MONEY

Once you discover the secret benefits of aligning your mindset and financial health, you’ll begin to realize that there’s so much more to life than the bottom line.

Dog Days

More American than apple pie, nothing really cements a home’s status as resident of our country’s ideals more than a canine companion. Collected below are our top picks for pooches in need of a new home.

Ski Wisdom

Taking to the slopes? SKIUSA’s Eduardo Gaz, who has been in the travel industry for over 25 years and skied in the 7 continents over 100 days a year, says the first step is to plan prior to your vacation to guarantee the best deals and yield the best experience possible. Read on for more savvy advice.

Elite Dining

The artful ultra-luxury condominium Oceana Bal Harbor just got even more exclusive with the recent opening of Ballerina, the first residents-only restaurant operated by Starr Catering Group in Miami.

Miami Style

If someone asked you to define Miami style, what would you say? Most of us would be speechless. For me, I believe that real style comes from within, and what we decide to wear day in and day out on our sunny shores is as unpredictable as the weather.

The Daily Grind

Now generally relegated to the realm of the artisanal, the neighborhood butcher was once a stalwart segment of an area’s food culture. Below we bemoan the loss and celebrate the resurgence of that most carnivorous of craftsmen: The butcher.

Belly Buster

Anxious that we all enjoy our occasional indulgences, get the skinny on how to combat that most malicious of alcoholic aftereffects: the beer belly.

South of the Border

Ensconced within Icon Brickell lies Cantina La Veinte, a paradisiacal portion of the best Mexican culture has to offer in and out of the kitchen. Join us as we spend a day learning just what it takes to make a successful restaurant the talk of the town.

Inside Gen Z

Whether you’re interested in or just irritated today’s youth, one thing’s certain: They will be the inheritors and inceptors of a new world few of us can imagine. We speak with experts and participants in the evasive (if engaging) population of Gen Z’ers and their role in big, bold world of entrepreneurism.

Fork in the Road

One professional woman’s journey from TOP OF HER GAME to GAME OVER and how she turned “YOU’RE FIRED” into “FIRED UP” by tapping into her natural entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take on challenges with the savvy finesse that has come to define her career — and her life.

Family Fundays

While raising children is undoubtedly one of the greatest joys man can conceive, it can also occasionally be as draining on our patience as it is on the pocketbook. That’s precisely why we’ve highlighted the below activities that’ll wear your tiny tots out while adding to their college fund savings in the process.

Radically Ruff

If a natural disaster is good for anything, it’s recognizing what’s truly important. If you’re interested in adding a little more love to your life, consider adopting one of these precious pooches from local shelters and non-profit rescues.

Only In Havana

Havana is like a wrecked ship with sunken treasure — beautiful, haunting, imposing, in decay and once decadent. Join me on a brief 24-hour prowl in this magical Caribbean island.

Victorious Tactics

Business is war. This is never truer than when at the negotiation table, where bespoke suits have replaced handcrafted armor.

Savory Scholastics

Say what you will about Miami, from its gyms to its myriad institutions of higher education, locals are intent on building themselves for the better. Below we spotlight cool culinary classes that add the “fun” to fundamental.

Letter From Mother Earth

If nature could speak, what would she say? It’s a question we may not often (or ever) have thought about, but one that we should seriously ponder. Here’s a quick memo that could have been penned by Mother Nature herself.

Freshman Feeling

We’ve all been there…that first dreaded mistake at a new job. But don’t fret, here are other people’s horror stories so you don’t have to feel so bad about yours!

Happy Times

If you do one thing every day that makes you happy, eventually you will create a pattern of behaviors that will lead you to a lifetime of content. Here are a few things you can do right now to shift your mindset and change your life.

Empowering Miami

Get to know the organization helping at-risk youths break the cycle of crime and violence while feeding the less fortunate in The 305.

Going Holistic

Feeling good is the new looking good. This is the mantra as health, wellness and holistic living outpaces the need for the next must-have luxury object — and manufacturers and retailers rush to adapt.

It’s In The Bag

What do social media influencers and travel writers — who spend 80% of their time jetting off to exotic places — carry in their backpacks or satchels on their trips? Pray, do tell!

A Shore Thing

Oktoberfest? A bit warm for Teutonic commemoration, don’t you think? Halloween? Great for an evening’s entertainment. October, however, to the truly discriminating South Floridian, means one thing and one thing only: The opening of Stone Crab season. Below we elucidate and celebrate this most craveable crustacean.

She’s Crafty

Although perhaps lagging in comparison to our Western counterparts, the brewpub scene in Miami is alive and well. Take a glance into a worldwide phenomena fantastically fine-tuned in our own sub-tropical paradise.

Lovely Lanai

The prettiest and most secluded of the Hawaiian Islands goes by the name of Lanai and is owned by a tech billionaire with plans to turn it into a green paradise — this is the destination for travelers who covet privacy, world-class amenities and authenticity.

Stronger Together

The 6th Annual Moving Day Miami kick-off reception brought guests #Together4PD.

Reduce, Reuse & Relax

An ingenious answer to the decades-old question “What exactly do I do with my old smartphones and tablets?”

Myths Debunked

A lot of what is believed to be venerable ski wisdom is actually false. To get to the heart of the matter, we asked Ski Travel Expert & Avid Skier Eduardo Gaz to give us the truth about some common ski myths.

Aww-Some Adoptions

Feel like something’s missing in this pre-holiday season? A hole that social media feuds and quick-swipe dating apps can’t fill? Consider acquiring one of these amazing pups from one of our local shelters and nonprofits.

Private Palate

Chicly curating meals devastatingly designed for their clientele, the private culinary minds at Indulge Chefs provide bespoke bites from the comfort of their customers’ homes.

Java’s Out, Matcha’s In

Mid-morning cafecito not creating the kick you crave? Sick of your office’s blasé brews? It’s time to hop on the matcha train!

Destination Home

I’m writing this letter mere hours before hopping on a flight to a wedding in Cap Cana. It’s sure to be a week filled with action, adventure and the best the Dominican Republic has to offer.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.

Gobble Gobble

It’s that most archetypal of Americana imagery: The turkey — crisp and fragrant, laid in the middle of the family table. Below we provide some toothsome tips on making your big bird a stuffing success!

Where Everyone Knows His Name

Visitors to stylish bar and bistro Café Prima Pasta all agree: While the food is fantastic and the drinks delightful, what really makes a night in this hotspot complete are the ministrations of bartender extraordinaire Henry Villar.

Land of Eternal Spring

A Central American country encircled by volcanoes, cloaked in tradition and surrounded by pops of color will pleasantly surprise you — and get your adrenaline and wonderment rushing. Welcome to Guatemala. 

Snow Fate

For more than 50 years, Vail has been a premier destination for passionate skiiers, snowboarders, world-class athletes and families alike. SKIUSA Founder & Principal Eduardo Gaz is a fan of its renowned slopes and the nearby exclusive Beaver Creek, complete with lavish amenities, impeccable service and slopes worthy of World Cup racing.

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Sports Therapy

Did you know your body releases endorphins when you participate in entertaining activities, reducing stress and eliciting a positive state of mind? Stopping by CMX Stone Sports Bar & Lounge isn’t just fun — it’s also good for you!