The Temple House - Video, Photography, Weddings and Events Venue in Miami Beach, Florida from The Temple House on Vimeo. http://www.thetemplehouse.com
The Temple House is a spectacular and exceptional event space located in Miami Beach, Florida. Designed by one of the most famous art-deco architects in history, this remarkable building has been fully renovated and is available for private events. With approximately 16,000 square feet, this breathtaking, year-round air-conditioned facility features a Grand Room with 25-foot ceilings, a beautiful mezzanine, catering space, and more. The facility has served as a blank canvas for celebrity-studded private events, corporate events, fund-raisers, galas, weddings, product launches, art exhibits, film production, press and media events, seminars, and more.
The Temple House serves as a venue for private, invite-only events, many of which are celebrity based including Al Gore, The Kardashian/Jenner families (they photographed their 2012 Family Christmas Photo at The Temple House), Birdman, Donna Karan, Dwayne Wade, FloRida, Jamie Fox, Jay-Z, J-Lo, Jennifer Lopez, lil Wayne, Magic Johnson, Marc Ecko, Mark Anthony, Michael Jordan, Niki Minaj, Olivia Newton John, P-Diddy, Pit Bull, Ricky Martin, Tony Hawk, Venus Williams, Victor Manuelle, Emeril Lagasse and others.
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The Temple House, South Beach's Largest Home, Can Be Yours for a Cool $17 Million: "The price -- more than $1 million per 1,000 square feet -- might seem a bit steep. But Darren Weiner, managing member of Antigen Realty who's brokering the sale, said in a statement that this house is actually a steal. "Taking into consideration that multiple condo units in the neighborhood have sold recently for between $21 million and $34 million, without the size, privacy, or substantial revenue-generating capabilities of the Temple House, this is a tremendous value for the savvy end-use buyer or investor at $16.925 million.""
Beckham, investors hire lobbyist for stadium push - South Florida Business Journal: "Beckham and his investors received unanimous support from Miami-Dade County in December after the commission passed a resolution to build a Major League Soccer stadium in South Florida. No location has been determined, although a handful of possibilities have been brought up. Beckham prefers something near Downtown Miami or Miami Beach."
Miami Beach: Return Engagement | The Jewish Week: " . . . The eruv enclosure, which enables Sabbath observers to push strollers and carry keys on Shabbat, runs far enough east to include the boardwalk along the beach (though not the beach itself). The strip feels almost like Tel Aviv — except with more synagogues, more kosher food and more observant Jews. What distinguishes Florida from Israel is the live-and-let-live spirit that reigns here. In Miami Beach, haredi Orthodox Jewish women lounge by the pool alongside Spanish tourists dressed in Speedo bathing suits. That kind of coexistence is hard to come by in Israel...."
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Roberto Cavalli’s Tuscan Restaurant, in Miami Beach - NYTimes.com: "... As he lounged poolside at the Delano Hotel in South Beach, Mr. Cavalli recalled earlier visits to the blue-and-white resort. The beach and hectic night life were certainly attractions. “In the old days, and maybe I preferred them, Miami was a little wild,” he said. “But it was impossible to get a nice hotel.”
Times change. “Now the city is hot,” he said. Enough of a magnet, in fact, to have inspired him to establish a new outpost. (The Bal Harbour shops are home to a Cavalli boutique.)
The restaurant (rendering above), scheduled to open just in advance of the new year, bears the designer’s candidly louche imprimatur. The interior of the two-story Mediterranean Deco structure, at 150 Ocean Drive, will be bathed in zebra and jaguar prints, the table linens patterned in tropical blooms...."
36 Hours in South Beach, Miami Beach - NYTimes.com: "A weekend in South Beach ought not to begin with “What to pack?” but rather, “What to pursue?” Do you long for the South Beach of painted-on dresses, frozen margaritas and electric neon? The South Beach of stylish new (or renovated) hotels (Gale, Lord Balfour, SLS South Beach) and restaurants (Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House, Tongue & Cheek)? Or the South Beach of yesteryear, of pastel Art Deco buildings, museums and monuments? Perhaps you simply crave ...the beach. Miami can be whatever you want it to be — laid back, decked out, gay, straight, a family recess, a single’s playground — which is precisely what makes it such an effortless getaway. In this dreamland at the southern tip of Miami Beach, you can choose your own adventure...."
Van Dyke Café closing on Lincoln Road - Business - MiamiHerald.com: "... in recent years, as real estate costs have soared, several longstanding businesses and restaurants have closed on the pedestrian mall. 50 Eggs CEO John Kunkel, owner of just-off-Lincoln Road restaurants Khong River House and Yardbird, responded to the Van Dyke news on Twitter. “Had to happen no restaurant can afford $300 per sqft! Thats right 300++ a sqft on Lincoln Rd,” he wrote. He predicted that the restaurant scene will grow off the main strip, but warned that even there, costs are “not cheap!”..."
Kudos to new Mayor Philip Levine: The City of Miami Beach is finally taking action on its corruption, misconduct, and incompetence issues --
Miami Beach CDC director quits amid city probe - Miami Beach - MiamiHerald.com: "... Morales' memo stated that the CDC had been “unable to provide satisfactory explanations to issues raised” that related to the London House Apartments, an affordable housing development that is supposed to be completed in March.
The memo, sent to Mayor Philip Levine, stated “we hope to inform you of actions that may need to be considered in the coming weeks to safeguard certain City assets and funds.”
Levine said that Morales is “taking proactive steps to root out all corruption. … I’m sure the more we dig the more things we will find.”..."
South Florida’s top business stories in 2013 - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com: Expansion plan thrown into doubt for Miami Beach Convention Center ... City Commissioner Jonah Wolfson backed both the court challenge and the higher threshold for the center lease. The two victories were combined with the election of a new mayor, Philip Levine, who favors a less extensive redo of the center. It’s unclear if Levine’s approach would generate enough dollars to fund a hotel. Tourism officials insist the center needs an adjoining headquarters hotel to compete with other major convention destinations in Florida and beyond. Both sides are pledging to move the project along as quickly as they can. But for the tourism industry, a political win that seemed at hand in 2013 will undoubtedly seem farther away as 2014 begins...
Seagull Hotel Miami Beach | Charles Group Hotels | Miami Florida: "Looking for a little culture while you're here? Just walk out the front door and you are just blocks away from the New World Symphony musical evenings under the stars or Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts.... how sweet it is! All the sights, sounds and flavor that give Miami Beach its' unique appeal."
Former Forge chef Dewey LoSasso to Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach
He has been an executive with the China Grill restaurant group's Tuscan Steak in South Beach and was designer Donatella Versace's personal party ... MiamiHerald.com
Soffers buy out Dubai’s share at Fontainebleau - Business - MiamiHerald.com: "... The Dec. 13 agreement allows Istithmar to earn an undisclosed bonus “in the event the state of legalized gaming in Florida, in the future, facilitates gaming” at the Fontainebleau. The provision essentially lets Dubai retroactively collect what its share would be worth today if the Fontainebleau had a casino. Jeff Soffer backed a push in 2008 to allow large resort casinos in Florida, and hoped to open a string of Fontainebleau casinos around the world before plans for resorts in Las Vegas and Dubai itself fell apart during the recession.
Soffer declined to comment on the agreement, and a request for comment from Nakheel’s media office was not immediately answered. Soffer and his sister, Jackie, preside over Turnberry, the family real estate operation that includes the Aventura Mall, the Fontainebleau and a large portfolio of residential, hotel and commercial projects...."
Experience Miami Beach, Florida | Experience Beaches, USA TODAY Travel: "... Miami Beach has long been known for its art-deco style, pastel colors, laid-back vibe and international flair. It is so culturally diverse, in fact, it encompasses 152 ethnicities and 23 languages. So, it's no surprise that it hosts global events like Art Basel Miami Beach, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Miami Beach International Fashion Week and the Miami International Boat Show ... South Beach is the lower third and is home to most of the famous art-deco district — a fascinating collection of more than 800 historic buildings from the '30s and '40s. This huge stretch of eye candy is the largest concentration of art-deco architecture in the world. Head to South Pointe, and you'll spot surfers near 1st Street and Ocean. The area around 12th Street is an informal gay enclave. A little further south of the beach around 3rd Street is popular with Brazilians and Venezuelans. And Miami Beach north of 15th Street is well-suited for families...."