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From 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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From 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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March 21 – 24, 2012
For a fashion experience with a decidedly Latino flavour, book your tickets now for the Miami Beach International Fashion Week 2012. From March 21-24 more than 50 of the world’s top fashion designers present their latest collections on the catwalks of the Miami Beach Convention Center in the largest international and Hispanic fashion event in the USA. Experience the best of Latin fashion, beauty, music, cuisine and art in this all-encompassing event.
The week kicks off with a seminar presentation and cocktail reception on Tuesday March 20th. The Opening Night Press Conference will take place on March 21st, followed by a Swimwear Designer Showcase that should give some sizzle to the evening. Florida’s Fashion Stars will then lend some local pizzaz to the Emerging Designers Prelude & Miami Style Showcase. In addition there will be exhibitions of jewelry and accessories from designers such as Bagghy Miami, Paola Peres and Sharon Piligra Rooks.
One of the highlights of the week will be the Prêt-A-Porter Designer Showcase on March 22, which will feature the winner of the prestigious Mission Moda/Bolivia award. Other highlights will include Banja Luka Fashion Fair Designer Showcase featuring designers from Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.
But of course, everyone will eagerly be anticipating Latin Fashion Weeks Council Designer Showcase, showcasing the top emerging and established designers from throughoutLatin America. Let’s hope that some of last year’s stars, like Venezuelan Giovanni Scutaro, Colombian Eduardo Gonzalez, and Brazilian Marcelo Quadros (who brought a whole new meaning to Little Black Dress), dazzle us again with their sexy and inspired designs.
Festivities will close on the evening of March 24 with the Miami Moda & Music Awards & Special Guest Designer, including live performances from international performers.
WHERE TO STAY:
Inspiring and imaginative, the Dream Hotel South Beach is a true escape, a retreat to a world of fantasy where every desire is satisfied and every whim is catered to. Connecting two previously separate Art Deco buildings using an entry courtyard with wall fountains and bamboo plants, and a rooftop walkway, emerged a sophisticated boutique 4 star property. Stay with us for fantastic rates.
For a more luxurious retreat, the 4.5 star Delano beachfront hotel offers a stay that leaves an impression long after the tan lines have faded. The heated infinity pool at The Delano features underwater music and private cabanas for a truly indulgent experience. Serenity beckons at Agua Spa. Guests are invited to this rooftop bathhouse and solarium offering numerous treatments, 360-degree views and an enormous private terrace to enjoy. Check out their new nightlife hotspot, FDR Lounge, now open.
A prime beachfront location with tropical foliage extending from the hotel to the beach and ocean creates the feel akin to a secluded island paradise. A popular choice for families, The Palms Hotel Miami Beach features an array of amenities including an oceanfront heated swimming pool, The Palms Spa by AVEDA, state-of-the-art fitness center, golf and tennis courts nearby and beach service with lounges, umbrellas, towels and drink service.
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.
MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
SEA ISLE MARINA & YACHTING CENTER
1635 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132
STRICTLY SAIL MIAMI AT MIAMARINA AT BAYSIDE
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.
February 29 – March 5, 2012
At a time when most of the continent jacks up the thermostat and fluffs up the Snuggies to keep warm, the South Beach Winter Party Festival welcomes thousands of LGBT visitors to the sun-drenched shores of South Beach. For one glorious week, area hotels, restaurants and bars will host over 10,000 participants from the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Australia.
The Winter Party Festival is an all-encompassing celebration of social and cultural events, including art, dance, music, food and wine, highlighted by dance parties and receptions that raise funds for a variety of gay causes.
Beach dance parties, pool bashes at premier resorts, all-night dancing at swanky nightclubs, and recovery brunches at the best sidewalk cafés: everything you’d expect at a Winter Party. But in addition organizers have thoughtfully planned a far-reaching variety of events, including art gallery nights, shopping parties on Lincoln Road Mall, Art Deco walking tours along scenic Ocean Drive, a marathon film festival at Miami Beach Cinematheque, and the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
With so many parties happening around Miami Beach and Miami proper, and the annual Winter Music Conference scheduled at The Beachplex from March 16 – 25, expect DJs from all over the world to be in town for the week, providing the techno, trance and tribal beats. The dance party at Club Space in downtown Miami promise to be mad.
Not to be forgotten is beautiful South Beach itself: the sparkling Atlantic, sun-washed sand, Tropical Deco, world-class dining, the hottest club scene in America, chic boutiques, unique shops, and easygoing vibes.
The week of events culminates with The Beach Party, a dance extravaganza attended by over 4,500 visitors.
South Beach Winter Party Festival, at various locations in Miami and Miami Beach.
WHERE TO STAY: Our Hotel Experts recommend staying at the chic and TAG Approved Dream South Beach, where Saturday’s Cocktail reception will be held. Another TAG Approved hotel in the heart of the Art Deco District is Z Ocean, known for their spacious suites, (balconies included) along with their always active Lanai Deck, will make for a memorable stay during the festivities.