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Miami Fashion Week in South Beach

Miami Fashion Week in South BeachFrom March 20th – 24th, Miami will once again be the epicenter of the fashion world, as the best in the business descend on the city for Miami Fashion Week. This year marks the event’s 15th anniversary, and you can be sure there will be plenty to see and do as a result.

Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Fashion Week places an equal emphasis on American, Latin and international fashion. Designers from across the globe make a point of stopping at Miami Fashion Week every year to show off their lines for the coming seasons.

While attending Miami Fashion Week, be sure to check out the Culinary Style Café, which will be hosting a different celebrity chef cooking up his/her signature dishes every day. The week of events close with the Miami Moda & Music Awards, celebrating everything fashion and music in one incredible evening.

Once the events come to a close, hit South Beach’s shopping districts and pick up some designer threads of your own.

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Z Ocean

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Winter Music Conference in South Beach

Winter Music Conference - South BeachFrom March 15th – 24th, thousands of artists, producers, labels and more will descend on South Beach for the 28th Annual Winter Music Conference. It’s ten days of non-stop panels, workshops, and parties for fans of electronic dance music (EDM).

If you’ve ever had the urge to learn how to make your own EDM, the Winter Music Conference is the place to be. Some of the industry’s biggest and best names will be on-hand, and can help you learn the ins and outs of creating killer beats and catchy hooks. If you’d rather just sit back and watch the pros in action then check out the DJ spin-off, the VJ Challenge, or peruse the exhibits and try out the latest gear.

Of course a huge component of the Winter Music Conference is the club events and after-parties. With so many artists and producers in town, you can bet South Beach nightclubs will be rocking well into the early hours. The Winter Music Conference has over a dozen sanctioned events already lined up, and you can be sure there will be other parties and after-parties to come. From house music to trance to more mellow vibes, you’ll definitely find something that will fit your groove.

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The James Royal Palm

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SLS South Beach

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Anyone with a pet knows how joyful that relationship can be, but scientific studies show that the unique bond we share with our pets tangibly benefits our physical health and emotional well-being. Pets help reduce stress, relieve loneliness and depression, prevent heart disease, and lower health-care costs. Did you know that simply being near an animal can lower your blood pressure? Maybe it’s time to return the favour.

How about treating this friend and family member to a luxury spa visit? Sounds odd? Decadent? Decadent or not, a thriving niche market has opened for folks wishing to pamper themselves and their beloved pets. The Epic, Kimpton’s Miami hotel, has raised the bar high for pet-friendly service, pulling out all stops to be the perfect destination for patrons and their four-legged VIPs. Comfort, care, style, flavor, and fun: these five brand pillars of the Kimpton line of boutique hotels do not apply to humans only. 


With its striking architecture, bold design and five-star services, the Epic has excited a buzz while redefining the Miami skyline. But it’s also gaining esteem as a prime venue for pet lovers and their pets. The Epic Hotel accepts pets without size or weight limits, for no extra charge. The Kimpton Pets program, hosPETality includes amenities and services to ensure that pet guests, along with humans, enjoy a relaxing, luxurious stay. Pet lovers can spoil their four-legged friends with designer bowls and dog beds, and the latest in canine couture: custom collars and leashes, puppy T-shirts with rhinestone logos, and designer carrier bags.

It’s no exaggeration to say that pet guests at the Epic get the royal treatment. Other amenities and services include dog leashes and plastic bags for dog walks, pet sitting, pet grooming, pet walking, pet massage, and a Dog Bar that stocks only the finest pet treats and foods.

EPIC Hotel – a Kimpton Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL  33131
Reservations: 1-888-238-0167

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February 16-20, 2012

Attention boaters and sailors, yachtsmen and sea dogs, the 27th annual Miami Boat Show sets sail Feb. 16-20, 2012. Known as the premier show of its kind in the world, this year’s edition will span three locations and feature more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from around the globe. The latest in powerboats, sailboats and engines, marine electronics, nautical gifts, services and apparel will be on full display.

Beyond the boats and booths, a series of special events, attractions and activities will celebrate the boating life style. For seasoned sport fishermen The Big Game Room Sport Fishing Expo offers everything from state-of-the-art boats and gear to advanced seminars and clinics. For the novice, Discover Boating Resource Center will conduct clinics, seminars and on-the-water activities. Don’t miss this year’s induction of accomplished angler John Brownlee into the Big Game Room Hall of Fame (Friday, February 17 at 6 p.m.).

For sailors both salty and wet behind the ears, Strictly Sail Miami offers interactive exhibits to hone the skills and gain confidence at the helm. This five-day event promises the latest and the greatest that the sailing industry has to offer, with a full line up of sailing vessels, gear, accessories and hardware displays from the industry’s top suppliers, and the latest charter information.

And don’t miss the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, a dazzling billion-dollar presentation of the world’s most extraordinary yachts and super-yachts from the world’s foremost boat-builders. The in-water-only display of some 500 vessels will cover more than 1.2 million square feet of space over a mile-long strip of Indian Creek Waterway, in the heart of beautiful Miami Beach.

1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

1635 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132  

400 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL  33132

One ticket good for all three sites (including free access to shuttle bus & water taxi).

WHERE TO STAY: Our hotel experts recommend the Epic Hotel, a 4.5 star stay close to the Sea Isle Marina where many of the events are held.

The 4.5 star Delano is also a short walk away from the Convention Center. After a long day of vessel viewings, satisfy your hunger in their brand new fine dining restaurant, Bianca.

A fantastic Bay side option is the 5 star Mandarin Oriental Miami. Known for their world-renowned spa, and 20,000 sq ft private beach, it is only steps away from the Sea Isle Marina.

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

With the New Year under way and winter in full swing, nothing makes me happier than attending the annual star-studded culinary event that is the South Beach Food and Wine Festival. This year will mark the 11th year for the event in South Beach and is quickly becoming one of the largest food and wine festivals in North America with over 50,000 attendees.
The four-day extravaganza of food and wine draws some of the top chefs and Food Network personalities and with over 50 events planned this year it is a daunting task just to know what to attend, here are some of the top events:

On Thursday the whole festival really kicks off with the “Moet and Hennessy’s
The Q” hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri. Now what could be better than BarbeQue and Champagne?

Friday Night has one of the favorite events of the weekend “Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best”. It is a mix of the top new chefs and wine that scored 90 Points from Wine Spectator.

Saturday night’s event to attend is the “Tribute Dinner for Charlie Trotter and Piero Antinori”. The Who’s Who of Chefs will show off dishes that pay tribute to the renowned Chef and master wine maker.

Sunday is the “Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village with Culinary demonstrations and wine and spirits tasting”. Everything leads up to this event and is not to be missed.

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Christopher Sprague

Our hotel experts recommend The Gansevoort Miami BeachDelano, and The Dream South Beach.

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Five Romantic Five Star Stays

Five Romantic Five Star Says

Treat the most important person in your life to the time of their life with one of our five romantic five star stays.

  1. The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills. The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie, features 6 treatment rooms, separate steam rooms and saunas.
  2. The Plaza Hotel, New York City. The Plaza Hotel is synonymous with pure, over-the-top glamour. The Plaza is one of the most romantic places in New York.
  3. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago. The Elysian combines the classic glamour of the 1920’s and 1930’s to create a modern, sophisticated romantic retreat. 
  4. The Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, San Francisco.  Views of the Golden Gate and Oakland Bay Bridges and across the San Francisco Bay make Mandarin Oriental San Francisco one of the city’s most striking romantic experiences. 
  5. ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, Miami South Beach. Being bordered by Baker’s Haulover Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean, makes this luxurious five-acre property a beautiful romantic escape. 

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