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London-based Artist RYCA is coming to Wynwood's Second Saturday Art Walk in November

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Sazoneros! Miamians have been raving about the talent that's flourishing and emerging in Wynwood so I'd love to share an upcoming exhibition with you. For my art lovers out there, you'll be happy to know that the Robert Fontaine Gallery will showcase new works by London-based artist RYCA in a solo exhibition entitled “REFRESH.” With influences ranging from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Banksy and Shepard Fairey, RYCA brings a fresh, light-hearted approach to the easily reproduced aesthetic of pop and stencil art in the digital age. RYCA's work focuses on Star Wars iconography, comic books, and cult sci-fi movies. In REFRESH, he’s taken classic Warhol imagery and replaced its subject with Star Wars and other movie references. RYCA’s work at REFRESH includes a life-size screen print of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, as well as a portrait of Sigourney Weaver in her iconic space helmet from Aliens.Sounds cool right? The opening reception wil…

A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

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Sazoneros!! If you're following my moves on Twitter, you know I've been checking out new hot spots, hanging out with camels and attending the sexiest events around Miami. One of the best places I've been to this month is located in the heart of Coconut Grove. Inspired by the sazón of his hometown of Chennai, India, Executive Chef Ramesh Kaduru (pictured on the right) is the mastermind behind A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant. The pop-up restaurant opened earlier this month at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove (inside their signature restaurant, Bizcaya). Trust me, you will feel like you've been transported to India! Menu selections include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options with traditional favorites such as Masala Shrimp, Chicken Tikka, Masala Dosa and Dal Makhani. I personally tend to shy away from spicy food and I was actually very pleased to find that every dish was delicious (and not spicy like I had imagined). As for the ambiance, …

Fontainebleau Miami Beach "Goes Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Sazoneros! October 1st marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In true Miami fashion, I headed down to Miami Beach to watch history in the making. For the first time ever, Fontainebleau Miami Beach (pictured above) has turned "pink" inside and out in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as part of their annual “Bleau Goes Pink” initiative in partnership with Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. The original Morris Lapidus-designed Chateau Tower opened in 1954 will be lit throughout October, along with light installations in the hotel lobby by artist James Turrell. I attended their special lighting ceremony yesterday at the iconic hotel where local supporters of the cause also gathered to register for the upcoming Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Make sure to check out their website for all of the details on the race which will take place on October 19th at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami.
Above: Fontainebleau Miami Beach President and Chief Operat…