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Chinese Lantern Festival "Luminosa" coming to Jungle Island in Miami

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Sazoneros! I hope you've all enjoyed your summer and are ready to welcome the fall season (even though we all know it's technically still summer weather in Miami). Well, I've come across a fabulous event so I'd love to share it with you today! From October 5th until January 8th, 2020, Jungle Island will light up your life with the debut of ‘Luminosa: Chinese Lantern Festival.’ Hundreds of silk-made lanterns in Miami-themed shapes, and one million LED lights will light 13 acres of this magical journey. Talk about dreamy and soooo Instagram worthy!


Historically the Chinese Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year, as people are preparing to let go of their past and welcome the new; a tradition that dates back approximately 2,000 years, to the Eastern Hans Dynasty. Jungle Island is promising guests with surprises and delights at every turn, from a life-sized demure cassowary to a sea of glowing jellyfish. Everything is illuminated! Luminosa puts a "Magic…

IIDA South Florida Chapter will celebrate 25th Year Anniversary during this year's Bragg Awards Gala

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Sazoneros! The Bragg Awards Gala is one of IIDA South Florida Chapter’s signature events which celebrates design excellence and recognizes innovative yet functional interior design projects. The annual gala awards top design professionals who are taking the industry to new heights. This year’s Bragg Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at the InterContinental Miami Hotel (located at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL. 33131).

IIDA South Florida Chapter advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession. During the Bragg Awards Gala, a choice jury of IIDA members and allied professionals from outside the state of Florida will judge entries and select winners based on established criteria for each category. This year’s gala judges include Sarah Kuchar, Owner and Creative Director of Sarah Kuchar Studio; Bria…

IIDA South Florida Chapter hosts Design Mix 2019 “Peculiarium” at The Miami Scottish Rite

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Sazoneros!! I've got another fabulous event to share with you today. Mark your calendars because TheInternational Interior Designer Association (IIDA) South Florida Chapter will host their 19th annual Design Mix on Saturday, March 30th, starting at 6 p.m. The event be held at Park Place at The Miami Scottish Rite. IIDA South Florida Chapter advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession. 


Design Mix is the organization’s signature event which raises funds to award scholarships to exemplary interior design students, legislation advocacy efforts, and continuing educational support to their practicing professionals. The focus of the event is to pair industry members with design firms in a joint mission to fabricate wearable garments made entirely out of interior finish materials provided by event sponsors. This year’s runway show will be…

Pérez Art Museum Miami celebrates 35th Birthday!

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Sazoneros! Miami’s flagship art museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), is turning 35 so the museum will be celebrating on Thursday, February 7th (5:00 to 9:00 p.m.), with a Free Community Night called Our Birthday, Your Party! Guests will enjoy a live performance by Millionyoung, a DJ set by Ray Milian and figure drawing sessions. This event celebrates PAMM’s unique history as a collecting institution with an ongoing commitment to diversity, presenting art from Latin America, the U.S. Latinx experience and the Caribbean, while looking toward the African diaspora.

Don't miss your chance to take photos inside of PAMM’s recently unveiled PAMM Portal experience, which allows you to physically step into a colorful, oversized structure that was inspired by PAMM’s 35th anniversary logo design and created by Atmospheric Architect Stefan Von Fouts. The beautifully artistic acrylic plexiglass structure, which is perfectly positioned to overlook Miami’s Biscayne Bay, is made with dichroic fil…

Clarins debuts their 2019 Collections at Freehand Miami

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Sazoneros! Since it's Art Basel week, I thought I'd share a fun beauty post with you as you prepare all of your outfit and make-up looks for this week's itinerary. Last week, I attended an intimate blogger brunch at Freehand Miami to preview Clarins new “Selfie Ready” make-up collection. Clarins is definitely on my radar now that I've had the chance to try their newest products. My favorite one was the 2-in-1 blush and highlighter stick called “Glow 2 Go.” For my ladies that are all about the anti-aging and firming, you'll be happy to know that Clarins now offers a new power lift duo, the Extra-Firming Collection. 

During the brunch, we also had the opportunity to check out their 2019 products which will officially hit the market next March. I loved hearing that the company is no longer testing their products on animals and they're even using glass containers which are recyclable and environmentally friendly. Major points in my book! Make sure you follow Clarins…

“Faena Festival: This is Not America”

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Sazoneros! Clear your calendars, December is a big month in Miami for art and fabulous events. Alan Faena’s inaugural Faena Festival is officially coming to South Beach so here are the details: 
“Faena Festival: This is Not America,” is keyed to Miami’s enduring role as a port that welcomes migrants, refugees, and tourists from across the US and the Americas, and from countries throughout the world. This is Not America proposes a new curatorial format for presentation that occupies and engages the entire Faena District and extends beyond into public spaces of the city of Miami Beach as an experiential platform. The diverse venues of the Faena District Miami Beach will be activated, including the public areas of the street, sidewalk and beach; the Faena Hotel, including its theater and screening room; and Faena Forum – the OMA-designed cultural centerpiece of Faena District Miami Beach.

The festivities will be held from December 3rd through 9th. All programming is free and opened to the …

Art Miami returns for its 29th Year to Art Basel

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Sazoneros! Can you believe Art Miami is returning for its 29thyear? They also released their 2018 exhibitor list in case you'd like to check it out on their website. Art Miami will be showcasing iconic art works, dynamic projects and special installations from more than 160 international galleries from nearly 30 countries representing 68 cities. How exciting!

This year’s fair will start with a benefit for the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); a Platinum VIP Preview for top collectors, curators and members of the press on Tuesday, December 4th, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. This is the eighth consecutive year that PAMM and Art Miami museum worked together for the VIP Preview benefactor. Art Miami has donated more than $150,000 to further PAMM’s collection and mission.

Being top ranked international art fair for attendance, Art Miami is the most attended art exhibit in the U.S. and second in the world! It has more than 85,000 established and budding collectors, curators, museum professional…

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami Art Fairs are moving to Mana Wynwood

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Sazoneros! I know Art Basel is a few months away so I've got some fun news to share about one of my favorite art fairs.Redwood Media Group, the nation'’s leader in exhibitions and event production, media, and marketing for the global fine art community, is partnering with Mana Wynwood to form a permanent new home for their longest running independent art shows during Miami Art Week.

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will return to Wynwood Arts District starting in 2018, with a new and long-term location at Mana Wynwood –offering an exceptional and elevated world-class experience for both exhibitors and art enthusiasts during this year’'s Miami Art Week, taking place December 5th through —the 9th. The only venue featuring “two shows in one location” during Miami Art Week will cover more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space and be even more accessible for visitors on foot and by car, all within walking distance from Wynwood'’s trendiest restaurants, bars and retail…