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April 30, 2015

MISO Closes the 2015/2016 Season with Six Steinway Grand Pianos On Stage

MISO Closes the 2015/2016 Season with  Six Steinway Grand Pianos On Stage

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), together with Music Director & Conductor Eduardo Marturet, presents "The Steinway & Sons' Piano Extravaganza" at the Adrienne Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall on Sunday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m.

In a climactic conclusion to MISO's 2015/2016 season, Israeli concert pianist Elisha Abas headlines an extraordinary evening of keyboard music, performing Khachaturian's Piano Concerto in D-flat Major, Op. 38. The great-grandson of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, Abas made his Carnegie Hall debut at just 11 years of age. NPR's From the Top host Christopher O'Riley and Brazilian concert pianist and composer André Mehmari present the world premiere of Mehmari's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. New World School of the Arts' professors

Roberto Berrocal and Ciro Fodere share the stage with Ukranian-American pianist Marina Radiushina, on Mozart's Concerto No. 7 in F Major for Three Pianos and Orchestra.

To close out the historic 26th season, all six performers will collaborate on Liszt's massive Hexameron for Six Pianos and Orchestra, featuring an expanded ensemble of musicians led by

Maestro Marturet. A Greek word reflecting the sacred six days of creation, Hexameron is comprised of five variations from colleagues Sigismond Thalberg, Peter Pixis, Henri Herz, Carl Czerny and Frédéric Chopin. This fascinating piano extravaganza was first premiered in Paris in 1837.

Tickets start at just $38, and can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center website, by calling the MISO box office at (305) 275-5666 or by e-mailing

April 27, 2015

Fashionable Event: ‘Big Hats & Bow Ties’ by Miami Symphony is back to Miami!

 Fashionable Event: ‘Big Hats & Bow Ties’ by Miami Symphony is back to Miami!

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) along with its Conductor Eduardo Marturet bring back their special "MISO Brunch.”

This year, the very fashionable fundraiser will take place at estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis at 730 1st Street, Miami on Saturday, May 30.

This unique event promises to take their guests on a musical journey into Greece's hospitality as it is meant to be experienced, unpretentious in style, uncompromising in service.

estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis.
Image: Courtesy of MISO.

Among the co-chairs are some of the most influential ladies from our community such as, Criselda Breene, Tina Carlo, Trudy Courey, Sam Robin, and Iran Issa-Khan.

The model and actress Athina Klioumi Marturet, wife of maestro Marturet, will be reading the coffee to the lucky guests that she will pick from the attendees. Mrs. Marturet has been celebrated for her sense of fashion and awarded as one of the most fashionable women of our city of Miami.

Model & Actress, Athina Klioumi Marturet .
Image by Iran Issa-Khan.
Dress by Angel Sanchez.

A portion of the tickets ($350.00 per person) will be tax deductible.

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April 23, 2015

'Nuestra Belleza 2014,' Aleyda Ortiz, looked stunning during the Divinas y Humanas event: Get the Look

We congratulate Nuestra Belleza 2014 Aleyda Ortiz on her Divinas y Humanas award. Check out the steps for Aleyda’s hairstyle and skincare/makeup, as seen on the red carpet in Miami.


John Frieda Celebrity Hairstylist Sebastian Scoralici shares the step-by-step to obtain her luscious waves.
"I started by spraying Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray on the root of Aleyda’s wet hair. The key is to set it on the roots, where volume originates.

After, I applied Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer at the hair ends to avoid frizz. Keep away from roots so as not to interfere with the volume. Blow dry hair with a medium round brush. It’s best to use a brush with a mix of natural and plastic bristles because I find it gives great tension to hair for a smooth look.

Next, I used a 1 inch curling iron to curl Aleyda’s hair. Since Aleyda has long hair, I curled each strand in its entirety to ensure the curls stay in place throughout the night. When curling, I started at the root in order to have an even curl from top to bottom.

Once I curled the whole head of hair, I let it cool for a few minutes and then broke them up with Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir and a flat brush to achieve a more natural-looking wave.
For touchable hair to last throughout the event, I finished by spraying Frizz Ease KeraFLEX Flexible Hold Hairspray."


Celebrity makeup artist Millie Morales, completed Nuestra Belleza 2014 Aleyda Ortiz’s look with a personalized skin care and makeup session. “It’s key to achieve an effortless look for any occasion,” says Millie. “That’s why I rely on Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream for flawless-looking skin.” Below see the steps to get Aleyda’s look. 

"To prepare for this event, Aleyda started using Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream a week in advance. In just five days, this cream instantly hydrated, illuminated, evened, firmed, and minimized the appearance of imperfections. “As soon as I started using Jergens BB Cream, my skin instantly felt moisturized and luminous,” said Aleyda.

To match Aleyda’s beautiful skin I matched a foundation. Then I used a translucent powder to seal the foundation. To build her face, I used a contouring technique and highlighted her cheekbones and a few areas of her nose. I made sure to highlight her cheek bones with an illuminator with silver tones to match her beautiful gown.

For her eyes, I combined cold tones like violet and silver shimmer and created a smokey nude eye. I call it that because instead of an eyeliner I used a shadow pencil on the edges of her eyes to give them more dimension and depth. For her eyebrows, I applied a cream gel with an angled brush, since she was attending an event this will last longer than a powder. When applying the mascara, I wiggled the mascara from the root to the end to create volume and avoid clumps. I recommend applying three layers of mascara to maximize volume.

For the lips, I applied a nude lip liner to keep color intact around her lips and then used a shimmery lip gloss in a nude tone to keep a natural look.
To finish her look, I used a light pink blush. I recommend smiling and applying on the apples of the cheeks.

Right before heading to the red carpet, Aleyda applied BB Body Cream on her legs and arms to be camera ready!"

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April 21, 2015

What A Man! Everything He Needs to Be Beautiful!

Photo Source: Mercedes-Benz Intense

Source: Beauty Press

The beauty industry for ages has directed its focus on alluring women as its main consumers. Women love to use rich facial and body moisturizers, condition their hair, and paint their nails, all in the sake of preserving their everlasting beauty. In the last decade we have seen a major shift within the industry and that’s focusing now on men’s needs. This shift in men’s grooming and care products popping all over beauty store counters can really be attributed to the woman. Most times there’s always a woman “influencer” in a man’s life that gives them a higher quality men’s product. Once this happens, the man usually starts being more aware of how they can take care of themselves.

For quite some time men’s care meant care with shaving. Razors, creams, after-shaves have always been on men’s radars. Men’s products are expanding to face masks, hand cream, beard-specific products, shower gels, exfoliators, the list goes on and on. According to GCI Magazine, in 2013, men spent more money on male-targeted toiletries than on shaving products.

All signs are pointing to the next big thing in beauty business regarding men is the rise in makeup for men. Concealers, blotting powders, even something like a tinted moisturizer but for men! Men want to look and feel their best so why shouldn’t they have the same accessibility to some of the same products women cherish so much?

Men’s Manual to Beauty:
- Cleanser: Find a cleanser that caters to your skin type. Men tend to have more oily skin than women, so reach for an oil-free cleanser.
- Exfoliator: Exfoliating is essential to proper skincare especially if you start using the men makeup available on the market and if you have facial hair. Facial hair can easily capture dirt and grime on the face, exfoliating your entire face and focusing on your facial hair will make sure you’re clean as a whistle.
- Shave: Whether it’s a manual razor or an electric one, pick the tool that works best for you. Shaving cream really helps ensure a smooth, clean shave. After-shave is used for that extra manliness, but it’s not necessary.
- Moisturizer: Immediately after cleansing and shaving, don’t forget to lock in the benefits of all you’ve done so far. Moisturizing seals the deal making skin feel hydrated and ready to face on any challenges the day may have.
- Cologne: The final spritz before leaving the house, pick a scent that best expresses you, we recommend "Mercedes-Benz - Intense for Men" 

Ceck out the base notes:
Mineral Amber Accord, Dry Woods, Deep Woods. From top to base, the woody amber signature boosts the fragrance and reveals all its power and charisma. The authentic dry woody notes of American cedarwood and limbanol are enriched with deep woods: patchouli and Bourbon vetiver. Through its smoky and suave facets, the iconic smell of indonesian patchouli is increased to evoke a captivating masculine seduction. The exceptional richness and elegance of cetalox® finally brings a new technological emotion to the mineral amber sensuality of ambrox.

Hair Trends: Redken Artists’ Favorite Hot Tips for Blondes this Summer

Source: beautypress.

Summer is around the corner and you want to look hot blonde this season-- check out the Redken Artists’ Favorite Hot Tips for Blondes.
  1. What are your tips for getting more mileage out of my highlights? “The best way to get more mileage out of highlights is to ask your stylist to blur the color in the area close to the scalp. Techniques like Redken Blur give a softer and morenatural-looking grow-out instead of a hard root line.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard.
  2. What is the ideal blonde maintenance plan for in-between my salon appointments? “The ideal plan is to shampoo every 2 or 3 days using Redken Blonde Idol or Redken Extreme. To keep the color fresh in between salon visits, I recommend Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner to maintain the color weekly. Using treatments like Extreme CAT Strengthening Spray on a weekly basis helps to prep the hair for the next service and strengthen it to avoid dryness and breakage.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard.
  3. How do I know if I have the right shade of blonde for my skin tone? “Generally speaking, paler skin tones usually suit cooler shades of blonde and deeper/olive skin tones tend to suit warmer tones of blonde. To truly determine what color will work best for you, it’s always best to see a professional colorist as they can take into account crucial factors that play into this like skin tone, skin texture, eye color and your overall lifestyle.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard.
  4. My hair is dark and I want highlights. How light can I go? “For darker hair, getting to the desired lightness can be a journey that may take up to three salon visits. It is better to lighten it gradually and do at-home treatments in between your salon visits to help maintain healthy hair.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard.“More importantly, ask yourself how much time and money am I willing to invest in order to sustain the desired highlights and/or color, both in the salon and at home?” – Redken Artist Veronica Vasilevsky.
  5. What are some tips for maintaining my new ombre look? “Maintaining ombre is simple. Between major visits to touch up the ombre, I recommend to my clents that they come in for a Shades EQ service to correct/refresh the tone of the ombre and add amazing shine and condition to the hair.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard. “What's great about ombre is that less maintenance is required. However, because trips to the salon are less frequent, it’s important to use a color-depositing treatment conditioner like Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner once a week. This will keep your ombre fresh and bright!” – Redken Artist Veronica Vasilevsky.
  6. Help! My hair is too brassy. How do I get a softer look? “Brassy hair is simple to fix with a Shades EQ service. It will correct the tone of the blonde and add amazing shine and condition to the hair. Another quick fix is the Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner Violet for Cool Blondes – use it in place of conditioner every time you wash to control unwanted brassy tones.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard.
  7. How can I go lighter without severely damaging my hair? How can I better protect my blonde locks? “The best way to go lighter is gradually with lots of strengthening treatments in-between each service. Using Redken Extreme CAT strengthening spray really helps rebuild the hair from within and helps prep the hair for the next lightening service. Protect blonde hair by using heat stylers like Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer before blow drying, flat ironing and curling to help protect the hair and the color. Using a lower heat setting on the hot tools is another great tip for lighter and more fragile blondes.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard.
  8. How often is too often to have my hair lightened? “It varies depending on history of hair or type of hair. Your colorist, and your hair, will let you know!” – Redken Artist Veronica Vasilevsky. I would recommend waiting at least two weeks between most lightening services with lots of treatments in-between so the hair can rebuild from any damage created in the lightening process.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard.
  9. Any additional “hot tips” for blonde clients? “Use a clarifying shampoo like Redken Hair Cleansing Cream every few weeks to help keep the blonde from going dull and to remove any impurities from the hair like water deposits, pollution, etc.” – Redken Artist Sean Godard. “Blondes are like a white T-shirt - they show stains more so than dark clothing. This is why it so easy for blondes to look dull. Get rid of the stains with a hair cleansing cream shampoo, like Redken Hair Cleansing Cream.” – Redken Artist Veronica Vasilevsky.

Miami-area Malls to celebrate Mother's Day during 'Indulge: Fashion + Fun for Moms'‏

The Falls, Dadeland Mall and Miami International Mall invite moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying an evening that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms, provides moms with a much-needed opportunity to treat themselves to a night out and celebrate motherhood through a fun, fashionable shopping experience. The event will be held at The Falls, presented by Lexus of Kendall & West Kendall, Jackson Health South, Zafra Rum and The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), on Thursday, April 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. in Center Court. Dadeland Mall’s event is presented by South Motors and Zafra Rum and will take place on Thursday, May 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Fashion Wing – Level 1, and Miami International Mall’s event is sponsored by Jackson Health Systems and USA Bouquet and will also take place on Thursday, May 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Macy’s Women’s Court.

At Indulge, event attendees can do much more than just shop for spring style must-haves. Moms and their friends can experience:

The Falls will host a summer fashion presentation showcasing The Falls retailers with Style Expert Kelly Saks of Kelly’s Kloset as event emcee, in addition to Miami fashion bloggers – Margarita Wells of Thank You Miami, Lauren Ashley Patao of The Fashionista’s Diary, fashion stylist and blogger Stephanie Pernas of A Sparkle Factor, and their fabulous mothers! Additionally, guests will enjoy lite bites and cocktails, exhibitor demonstrations, music and entertainment, a silent auction to benefit charity partner – The Women’s Fund Miami Dade, scavenger hunt with in-store events and giveaways, and more. To make Mother’s Day shopping even easier, guests who spend $200 or more at The Falls on April 30 through May 10 (while supplies last) can bring their same-day receipts to Guest Services to receive a Vera Bradley cosmetic case. Visit Simon Guest Services for more details.

· Dadeland Mall’s own personal shopper and celebrity stylist, Elysze Held from Style Out of the City, will serve as emcee and present the Miami “It Girls” – local fashion bloggers Maria Tettamanti of The Wordy Girl, Ginger Harris of Electric Blogarella and Erin Michelle Newberg of MsErinsita. Guests will also enjoy a sneak preview of summer fashions and the perfect gift ideas for mom, light bites and cocktails, makeup demonstrations, shopping specials, exhibitor demonstrations, music and entertainment and raffle prizes from your favorite stores. Dadeland Mall is also hosting a Fashion VIP Preview to benefit The Women's Fund earlier in the evening. This special, ticketed event will allow shoppers to meet and greet with Elysze Held and the Miami “It Girls”. They can mix, mingle and shop the latest collection at Vince Camuto and enjoy lite bites and cocktails from Earls Kitchen + bar, while supporting this important organization. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benefit The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade. To purchase tickets, visit or contact Lisa Pollack at To make Mother’s Day shopping even easier, guests who spend $350 or more at Dadeland Mall during the month of May will also receive a signature Dadeland Mall tote. Visit Simon Guest Services for more details.

· At Miami International Mall, moms will enjoy a trend show featuring the latest spring and summer fashions from mall retailers, in addition to delicious food tastings, a mojito mixology station sponsored by Ron Barcelo, express makeup tips by Sephora, mini massages by Wellness by Massage, a Candy Bar by Yuyu Candy Bar, exhibitor demonstrations, music and entertainment, a silent auction and fabulous raffle prizes. Additionally, guests who spend $200 or more during the event will receive a signature Miami International Mall croc embossed cosmetic bag.

· Enter to win one of five spa packages, valued at $500, at each property’s event

“Simon has had a longstanding tradition of celebrating Moms and the important roles they play in our lives,” said Lourdes Menendez, director of marketing and business development at The Falls. “Held right before Mother’s Day, Indulge events create a perfect opportunity for Moms - who always think of others first - to focus on themselves and enjoy a social evening of fashion, food and fun.”

Simon’s Indulge events are free and open to women of all ages. For more information, visit to check out each property’s website.

April 14, 2015

FIFI Awards 2015 Paris - Fance’s most popular fragrances

Source: Beautypress

On April 07, the 23rd French FiFi Awards, organized by the Fragrance Foundation in France, honored the best products of the year according to the industry. More than 470 journalists and industry professionals were invited to attend the show at the Pavillon d'Armenonvile, preceded by an elegant dinner.

Among the 16 laureates, it was Valentino Uomo by Valentino that really stood out: It won the new FIFI d'Or, best men’s fragrance and best bottle design. The L’Oréal group won four awards, including two for Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent and two for Jeans Brut by Daniel Hechter and Double Jeu by Eau Jeune (LaSCAD Group).

Awards for Parfum d'Empire and Hermès The jury, made up of 25 experts, selected two fragrances sold in less than 100 points of sale – one for niche perfumes and another for best perfume by a luxury brand: 

 Best niche perfume: Corsica Furiosa by Parfum d'Empire (29,3 % of all votes) 
 Best perfume by a luxury brand: Cuir d'Ange by Hermès (29,8 % of all votes). 

The Public’s Choice It was not only experts who could select their favorite fragrances: 26,000 internet users had the opportunity to choose one of 15 new fragrances. The award was supported by,, Osmoz, Cinquième Sens, Yves Rocher and beautypress. 

 Best men's perfume from a brand-owned retail channel: Mer et Mistral by l'Occitane 
 Best women's perfume from a brand-owned retail channel: Quelques minutes d'amour by Yves Rocher 
 Best men's fragrance in mass distribution: Jeans Brut by Daniel Hechter 
 Best women's fragrance in mass distribution: Double Jeu by Eau Jeune 
 Best men's fragrance in selective distribution: L'Homme Idéal by Guerlain 
 Best women's fragrance in selective distribution: Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum by Couture Guerlain. 

Praise for Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent The 906 members of the Fragrance Foundation France liked two fragrances in particular: Valentino Uomo by Valentino and Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. Black Opium won best women’s fragrance and had the best advertising campaign. 

The best campaign for a men’s fragrance was L'Homme Idéal by Guerlain. Valentino Uomo was awarded with two prizes: one for best men’s fragrances and one for best bottle design. Best bottle design for a women’s fragrance was Panthère by Cartier. The new FIFI d'Or For the first time, the new FiFi d'Or awarded the best ensemble of bottle, scent and campaign of a men’s and a women’s fragrance. The fragrances were selected by a jury made up of leading figures in arts and culture (amongst them photographers, artists, directors and musicians) and presided over by Jean Paul Gaultier. 

The winners were Valentino Uomo by Valentino and My Burberry by Burberry. For more information, visit the French website

Chamilia by Swarovski Group Supports Autism Awareness Month

Courtesy of Chic Directive, INC
During April 2015, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Chamilia (, a Swarovski Group brand, announced that it will donate five percent of proceeds from its “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm to the Autism Research Institute, the primary organization supporting efforts to understand and treat this condition (established in 1967 by Dr. Bernard Rimland). The brand became interested in supporting these efforts after learning that in 2012 the Centers for Disease Control announced that autism affects one in 68 people under the age of 21 living in the U.S. This number is an increase from the previously estimated five in 10,000 children reportedly affected by the condition before 1990.

“The lives of so many women who wear our brand are impacted in some way by the rate of increase in this condition,” said Chamilia Vice President, Global Merchandising and Marketing Catherine Ottaviano. “This challenging situation affects everyday lives, and we are just learning to deal with these changes as a society. And as a personalized jewelry brand, each piece that we produce is a statement in support of the women who wear it. And we believe it’s important for women who deal with this condition to be supported in some way.”

There are more than 400 exclusive charms available from the Chamilia brand. The line is made from sterling silver or 14 karat gold and features genuine Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Zirconia, or glass that is handmade in the USA using the finest ingredients. The brand follows strict Swarovski guidelines for quality and aesthetic standards. The “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm from Chamilia is a sterling silver representation of a piece from a puzzle and retails for $35. The charm symbolizes the need to develop a greater understanding of the condition of autism and its impact on society.

The Chamilia “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm will be available at the brand’s more than 2,000 retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website,

Ashley Stewart, Global Plus Size Fashion Brand, Launches Nationwide Love Your Curves Tour

Courtesy of Wunderlich Inc.
Leading global plus size fashion brand Ashley Stewart announced the “Love Your Curves Tour.” The Love Your Curves tour was created to celebrate the brand’s customers who love their curves and look impeccable while doing so.

The first stop on the tour was a three-day takeover of Atlanta, GA over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, in tandem with the funding of two scholarships for the United Negro College Fund. Building on this success and a model search event in Bowie, MD in February, Ashley Stewart is extending the tour to include cities across America. Ashley Stewart will be meeting customers face-to-face, offering a celebration of curves to empower all women through model searches, sip & shop parties, and fashion shows.

“Our goal is to connect with our diva on a personal level, which helps explain why we are one of the world’s most engaged retail brands. After experiencing the outpouring of customer support for Love Your Curves Atlanta, with the State of Georgia issuing an official proclamation to commemorate the event, we decided to bring the Love Your Curves Tour to our customers in communities nationwide,”says Director of Marketing Erica Young.

#LoveYourCurvesTour Scheduled Cities 2015

· Chicago, Illinois – April 23 –25, 2015

· Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – May 14 – 16, 2015

· Baltimore, Maryland – July 23 – 26, 2015

· Detroit, Michigan – August 27 – 29, 2015

· New York, New York – November 20, 2015

· Atlanta, Georgia – January 14 – 16, 2016

For more information on the “Love Your Curves Tour,” visit the Ashley Stewart Facebook page at

Conrad Miami Debuts Inspired Luxury Shopping Experience

Conrad Miami announced the launch of Shop the City by Conrad, a guest package providing extraordinary VIP shopping experiences. Conrad Hotels & Resorts understands that its guests are looking for a unique and immersive stay in the cities they visit, and Shop the City by Conrad provides a customizable shopping experience complete with local boutiques and sightseeing.

Beginning April 1 through May 21, Conrad Miami will serve as the backdrop for the Shop the City by Conrad experience.

Guests will delight in this bespoke shopping experience, which includes a 2-night stay in the hotel’s Deluxe City View or Premium View Rooms, breakfast-for-two each morning with Miami’s famous Cuban coffee before embarking on a full day of shopping at the city’s chicest boutiques - all from the comfort of their own chauffeured vehicle.

Conrad Miami has teamed up with some of the most exclusive retail brands in the city including Burberry in Miami’s Design District, Saint Laurent at Bal Harbour Shops, Tourneau in the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, and The Webster – a locally inspired multi-brand boutique on Miami Beach.

The hotel’s knowledgeable concierge is happy to offer personalized recommendations for cultural destinations based on the guests’ preferences.

“Miami is known worldwide for its shopping, and Conrad Miami is perfectly located near all the best shopping hot spots in the city,” said Stephane Mercier, general manager, Conrad Miami. “The Shop the City by Conrad package is part of our ongoing commitment to connect our guests with the local culture and excitement of Miami. This experience allows our guests to explore the best of what Miami has to offer from luxury shopping to beaches, great dining, and much more.”

Situated in the heart of the city’s financial district and vibrant city center, Conrad Miami offers contemporary luxury with soaring views of the city and Biscayne Bay.

Guests will enjoy the rooftop poolside oasis, gourmet dining at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Atrio, the newly renovated rooftop tennis courts, and the personalized service for a warm weather getaway.

In addition to Conrad Miami, the brand will offer limited-time Shop the City by Conrad stays in select cities throughout 2015, including: Conrad Dubai, Conrad Istanbul, Conrad Tokyo, Conrad Beijing, Conrad Hong Kong, and Conrad New York.

The Shop the City by Conrad package for Conrad Miami starts at $405 per night for a two-night minimum. 


For more information on Shop the City by Conrad and details on participating properties and retailers, please visit

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April 11, 2015

de GRISOGONO Launches Five Timepieces for Dazzling Grappoli Collection‏

Premier jeweler de GRISOGONO recently launched a new line of women’s timepieces for its dazzlingGrappoli collection. 

The five new jeweled-toned watches, all on signature galuchat straps, come in white diamonds, ruby, tanzanite and blue sapphire, pink opal and pink sapphire, and paraiba tourmaline gemstones. These enviable colors celebrate the spring and summer months, with prices ranging from $110,400 to $1,019,700.

Miami Marlin's All-Star Giancarlo Stanton Joined Ocean Drive Magazine to Celebrate His April Cover at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

Ocean Drive magazine Publisher Courtland Lantaff and Editor-in-Chief Jared Shapiro toasted the April issue alongside its cover star Giancarlo Stanton, one of the most talked about athletes in sports. The VIP only event, which took place at Miami’s newest luxury hotel and residences, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, included guests such as NY/Miami Legendary Real Estate Mogul Richard LeFrak, BRGuest CEO James Gersten, Lauren Taschen, Horatio Silva, Art Dealer Ashley Turchin, Fortune International's Andrea Greenberg and Andres Asion, Nick D’Annunzio, Morgan's Hotel Group's JP Oliver, Alfredo Gonzalez and Mariacelia Blandon, Leslie Wolfson, Len Dugow, Lisa and Adam Koffler and Selen Arditi who toasted with specialty cocktails by Casa Noble Tequila, alongside the Miami Marlins’ favorite. The crowd of tastemakers also enjoyed beer from Crown Imports and marveled over Invicta fine timepieces.

Inside the current issue of Ocean Drive magazine, Giancarlo revealed his thoughts on his move to Miami. “There’s always something to do here…If you’re not going to be on the beach, hanging, there’s some great places to eat, a downtown area, a beautiful art district. The whole vacation vibe is the best part about it. Everyone is really friendly and having a good time. I love living in Miami more than LA. It’s the perfect place to be.”

He also shared why he is committing 13 years to the Miami Marlins. “There’s a lot of negativity that people will want to instinctively react to when they hear my team name, but that’s why I committed here-to change that and bring a positive vibe to Miami and our franchise. Changing that wouldn’t mean leaving in three years. It’s a long process. It’s what we need.”

To read the full cover story, please visit