Como to open Miami Beach hotel in December
Travel Weekly Como Hotels and Resorts will open its first U.S. property in Miami Beachin ... The Metropolitan by Como, Miami Beach will be located on Collins Avenue, in an art deco building constructed in 1939. The building is the former Traymore Hotel. ...
New York Times (blog)
MIAMI BEACH — "The last 90 seconds of Raymond Herisse's life unfold on YouTube with ... The car Mr. Herisse, 22, is driving rolls down a South Beach street. . . ." (read more at link above)
Burn Notice wraps after seven years of Miami spy capers - TV & Radio - MiamiHerald.com: " . . . Burn Notice ended up in Miami for a slightly longer stretch than did Miami Vice, which filmed between 1984 and 1989. Both shot 111 episodes, though Vice filmed more given its feature-length specials. Burn Notice was also the first English-language series of note shot in Miami to be renewed for a second season.
While Vice was a pop hit and helped spark a tourism rebound in Miami, Burn Notice never earned much attention beyond its core audience. A Saturday Night Live skit in 2010 spoofed the series’ low profile with a fake game show called “What is Burn Notice?” And while Vice thrived before the era of government subsidies for entertainment, Burn Notice collected millions in tax dollars from Florida’s film office.
Burn Notice’s series finale airs Sept 12."
Victoria and David Beckham want to buy Versace's Miami Beach murder mansion - now: "Victoria and David Beckham are looking to buy a pad in the Florida hotspot now that Becks is planning to launch a US soccer team.
The couple settled back in the UK following their move from LA late last year.
But now Posh, 39, and Becks, 38, are eyeballing one of the most iconic houses in the world: the OTT Versace mansion on Ocean Drive.
The stunning villa, known as Casa Casuarina, was once home to fashion designer Gianni Versace . . ."
Hundreds mourn Tasered Miami graffiti artist | Reuters: "Hundreds of friends and supporters of an 18-year-old graffiti artist who died after being shocked by a stun gun during a police chase in Miami Beach gathered on Saturday in a tearful rally at the site where he had been spray-painting."
Chef Bee Leaves Khong River House in Miami Beach | The Daily Meal: "Chef Bee is leaving his post at Miami Beach Thai restaurant, Khong River House, and will commit full time to his restaurant, Oishi Thai, Short Order is reporting. Chef Bee, whose full name is Piyarat Potha Arreratn, announced the split on Friday without citing a specific reason for his departure. It appears the split was not amicable, with 50 Eggs Restaurant Group owner John Kunkel remarking that “Chef Bee was no longer acting as a part of the family,” in a statement he released regarding the split."
Film tells story of South Beach’s ‘Renaissance’ - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com: "How did South Beach become a destination dream for travelers all over the world? The story is told in a new short film, South Beach: Stories of a Renaissance.nAbout 70 people attended a recent open house and preview presented by Tropic Moon Media, the Coral Gables-based publisher and video production company. The Miami Design Preservation League hosted the event. . . ."(read more at link above)
Meet The Man Behind All Those South Beach Pastels | WLRN: "Buildings Leonard had nothing to do with were being painted with Leonard’s pastels.
“Well it feels obviously vindicating that this crazy person, that’s what they used to call me, is being copied everywhere,” said Horowitz.
One year after "Pastel Paradise" was released, Leonard died of AIDS. He was 43.
Saul Gross was a close friend, and remembers Leonard’s final farewell in South Beach.
“A bunch of Leonard’s friends got together and went out on the boat and took the boat along Ocean Drive and looked back at the hotels that Leonard had painted and scattered his ashes in the ocean, looking at the Art Deco hotels on Ocean Drive.”. . Leonard Horowitz had escaped from New York to a drab, broken-down city and died in a place that was about to become an international icon." (read more at link above)
Miami Swim Week Bows With New Trade Shows and Expanded Schedule | California Apparel News: "“More, more, more” seemed to be the theme at Miami Swim Week. The event expanded in Miami Beach with more trade shows, more fashion shows and a full schedule of events.
Designers, retailers, press and bloggers from the United States and around the world descended on Miami’s beach scene July 18–23 to present and shop Cruise ’14 collections for the growing swim and casual lifestyle markets.
The event is the largest of its kind in the world and included anchor events such as the Miami SwimShow & LingerieShow and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim as well as Funkshion Fashion Week, newcomer Cabana trade show, and Salon Allure Presented by Xtra Life Lycra Brand. In addition, independent showrooms and designers hosted their collections in Miami Beach’s chic poolside hotels throughout the week. . . ."(read more at link above)
Bold, resort-quality fashions define Miami Beach Swim Week 2013 - Fashion & Beauty - MiamiHerald.com: "For sheer drama, the Nicolita fashion show at Mercedes-Benz began with a white-suited detective and trench-coated models holding flashlights, showcasing the show’s theme: “The Search for the Perfect Booty.”
“It’s all about reinventing the bikini,” said Nicole Di Rocco, 33, owner and creator of Nicolita, based in Los Angeles.
Di Rocca’s designs incorporated lace and crochet inserts and ruffle trims, in vibrant mints, corals and polka dots, some with big bows — reminiscent of Betty Boop.
Agua Bendita’s collection ranged from grunge to Navajo-like prints, with additions like leggings, cargo pants and short shorts over bikinis.
Standout pieces included a one-piece swimsuit with a dangling camera design on the front, and cover-ups and maxi-dresses with large lion prints.
Dolores Cortés offered a sea of aqua, brightly colored prints and pastel snakeskin, on bikinis and maillots, with a variety of cutouts."(read more at link above)
Faena House Miami Beach | Complex: "Alan Faena says, "We are creating far more than a real estate project in Miami Beach. We are curating a new neighborhood, with the most exceptional team of talent from around the world. We believe Faena House will be the cornerstone of a neighborhood that is the new paradigm of the Miami lifestyle, one where design, refined hospitality, and culture converge.""(read more at link above)