The fashion crowd took over Miami for the city’s annual Swim Week, and second year without IMG. Lacking the support of the powerhouse production company, Swim Week was hampered, once again, with major scheduling issues and overall disorganization. Think dueling dinners, multiple runway shows going up simultaneously, and scattered, back-to-back parties on and off South Beach. Solution? Keep the booze flowing and that Uber engine running.
Pooja Karbhanda, designer behind 6 Shore Road, is no stranger to Miami Swim Week. With three runway shows behind her belt, she decided that she wanted to make this year a little different. Kharbanda traded in a catwalk for a “beach to bar” themed party with Jose Cuervo hosted by Adrienne Bailon (known best for her days as a Cheetah Girl and girlfriend of Rob Kardashian), the former with whom she created an exclusive swimsuit and print for the upcoming season.
Coming down with a case of summertime sadness? THE STAYCATIONERS have just the cure in the form of a betassled mid-century beachfront oasis. Enter Casa Claridge’s, the unpretentious Mediterranean-meets-Argentine expression of the Faena Hotel family, fusing progressive art and laid-back living together under crimson awnings and matching umbrellas. Now this is a color scheme we can get behind.
Spring break is long gone, meaning you can head to Miami Beach without the swarm of college aged kids. Miami is in the beginning stages of becoming culturally relevant again. Aside from Art Basel, there's a lot of impressive new restaurants that just opened, Wynwood is becoming a cool art haven, and the parties are plenty no matter what hotel backyard you walk into.
Miami is home to clear beaches, international models, museums, hispanic culture, and tropical weather all year long. Meaning any day of the year, you can sunbathe on the beach with a margarita in hand.
For those of you in Miami looking to get those buns into shape, it's your lucky day! Tracy Anderson has just opened a pop-up studio at Bal Harbour Shops to run for 8 weeks, as if Miami could get any hotter. With a cult following ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow to Victoria Beckham, the Tracy Anderson Method is the ultimate in bikini-ready workouts.
The dust has settled and our clothes are finally dry from what was perhaps one of the rainiest weeks Miami (or we) have ever seen. You’d think that wish flash floods on the beach we’d be less inclined to go out and run the party in Miami, but you’d be wrong, it simply required a slight change in our wardrobe.
Have you ever seen a more Art Basel-y headline about Art Basel? Of course not. On Friday night, during peak mingling and chin-stroking hours at the fair, two women apparently got into an argument which led to an X-ACTO knife in the neck. Ouch. Thankfully the victim is going to be OK (if not terrified of art fairs for the rest of her life), but the more disturbing thing about this story is the reaction of fellow attendees.