Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana SS2012

This post was headed in the direction of "If i was asked what my last meal would be on Death Row..." but I decided I don't want to jinx anyway, thank you Olga, for leaving a Joe's Stone Crab gift card in my mailbox. It will be put to use this weekend after my move.

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue  Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This is fun. Just discovered another local Etsy shop, RIDICULOUSWEAR. I still have mixed feelings about Etsy. I'm all about doing the legwork (fingerwork?) to find the goods, but there's way too much junk on there. That said, I love my new chairs.

They are old but I love them. Dries 2012. image via Stop It Right Now. 
You can buy them on that site that shows up in Google's Shopping section when you're looking for some designer thing, and nothing remotely close comes up except some random stuff that probably fits know what I'm talking about... YOOX.

1. Collage of The Coveteur images from Liz Cabral's wardrobe via here.
3. Pink wall via
4. Pink rug via Pinterest
5. Floor via
6. Room via

A little Frank Stella action for your walls via Art River.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sofia Coppola's dining room. That chair. via art and lair

Kamilya via Stockholm Streetstyle. 

Clara Lago via The Fashion Set. I saw her on the beach months ago at Soho House and asked her where her caftan was from only to find out that she designs them. The line is called PITUSA and available online or at Metta in Key Biscayne and in the shop at the W Hotel. Felipe somehow retained her information, so if you see a short, walking, neon watermelon around town, that's probably me ;)

Every year I buy a pair of tan sandals and wear them until they look like roadkill with a spray tan. It was time to replace the three pairs I had on rotation, so yesterday I picked up these at the Madewell store on Lincoln Road. They also had a bunch of tshirts for under $10 in the sale section so you can finally wash your American Apparel tri-blend.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I guess I'm feeling jazzy today. 1960s Pucci evening purse via where else? 1stdibs. The best. 

Sneakers + Sweaters + Stripes

Celine Sunglasses. Yes, please.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Markus Lupfur on Net-a-Porter. Too bad Fabulous Diamonds isn't around anymore, at least we still have Casa de las Viejas for jazzy appliques.

Casa de las Viejas. aka the best place ever. 
39 NE 1st Street
Miami, FL 33132
305 371 3181

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Also in a freaky google search for Jeff Koons I somehow came across the room divider I found years ago at the Chelsea Garage Flea Market, and now I know who made it, Robert Fellner and Mark Hurst for Furnette. Not quite Paul McCobb, but for now it stores my book hoards nicely. It was featured in an ad for Halpern & Gillman in 1958. 

I'll be moving into a new apartment in January, so while browsing Craigslist, I came across Urbanite Miami. They sell awesome mid-century furniture out of their Coral Gables apartment on Etsy. Hoping to get a pair of Diamond Bertoia chairs this week :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Resolution #2: Wear lipstick.
NARS Schiap.  As in the amazing Elsa Schiaparelli's favorite hue.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

This new years I resolve to check out the handful of Japanese restaurants that I keep neglecting. Since my trip to Japan this summer I became obsessed with the cuisine, but after a few months that post-trip hype wore off and never ended up going to the spots on my list. So here it is....let me know if I miss any good ones. Matsuri is my favorite but its not on the list since I've already been. 

175 Sunny Isles Blvd
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
(305) 947-6263

4267 NW 107th Ave
Miami, FL 33178
(305) 592-4002

3881 NE 163 St
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 947-0064

Japanese Market
1412 79th St Cswy
North Bay Village, FL 33141
(305) 861-0143

image: kevin cory of Naoe; courtesy of by Greg Clark, 2009

Favorite jewelry designer Nektar de Stagni is closing up the store on 38th Street at the end of the year (she'll be back...but for now she's going to be doing pop-ups around the States)....until then she has new vintage at her shop including Valentino, Givenchy, and more. Also check her current pop up shop  at MoCA in North Miami along with Donna Karan's "Urban Zen"Collection, where you can find artwork, housewares, and jewelry created by Haitian women.

770 NE 125th Street Miami, FL

Nektar de Stagni
155 NE 38th Street Miami, FL

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jazzy Valentino Boutique Top and Pant from Palm Beach's Fashionista via 1stdibs.
298 S. County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm not really into make up, but highly recommend Cle de Peau's concealer in Ocher. Its not cheap, but since I don't buy much else I decided to splurge on my late twenties eyebags.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday I have an Ugly Sweater holiday shindig, but unfortunately I won't have time to pass by the usual haunts in search of colorful knits to make Bill Cosby proud. However, if the vacation gods gave Miami a snow day this week I wouldn't mind passing by the following:

Thrift mall...
Flamingo Plaza

Community Family
901 E 10th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33010

(305) 888-0481

Red, White, & Blue

901 East 10th Avenue

Hialeah, FL 33010
(305) 887-5351

Ol' reliable...
Douglas Gardens
5713 Northwest 27th Avenue, Miami, FL
(954) 981-9368 

Near your parents' house...
6842 Bird Rd
Miami, FL 33155

(305) 325-9114

9760 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33174
(305) 554-1878

If you want to splurge....
C. Madeleine's
13702 Biscayne Blvd
North Miami Beach, FL 33181
(305) 945-7770

Hit or Miss...
Las Tias
2834 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 573-4198
Out of the Closet
2900 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

(305) 764-3773

Out of the Closet
1510 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-6800

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Perfect Tex-Mex-Witch-Ice-Bag Clutch from Cleobella via ClosetRich

Charlotte Olympia SS2012. I'd like all of these and then a bunch of white dresses. Photos via courtesy of Charlotte Olympia.

Lanvin Palm hoop goodness via Netaporter.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive the premiere issue of Taschen Magazine this morning which came with a $50 gift card to be used at the Taschen store on Lincoln Road. I spent a good 5 minutes looking for the fine print and all I could find was an expiration date of December 31st, so looks like I'll be adding to my book piles when I get back from Puerto Rico this weekend.  

On my radar, the Pucci book and 36 Hours, a compilation of New York Times 36 Hours column, featuring 150 weekend destinations across the US and Canada.

TASCHEN Store Miami

1111 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States 

Tel +1 (305) 538-6185

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yes, please. Stubbs & Wooten.

1 Via Parigi
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 655-6857 

Monday, November 28, 2011

I have a nail appointment Sunday to get my nails did at the Dzine/Salon94 nail salon at the Standard Hotel this Sunday. Part art installation, Chicago-based artist Dzine is having a makeshift nail salon offering manicures as part if his "Nailed" book launch this weekend, the second book published by The Standard Press. The book examines crazy nail adornment from across the globe. More info here.

Friends at Warby Parker are looking for girls to cruise around wearing their glasses during Art Basel. Dates are flexible!  Email me if interested