Reflections of the 31st Festival of Chefs at Jungle Island 11/13/19

We attended the 31st Festival of Chefs at Jungle Island on Wednesday, November 13th from 6:30 – 10:30. This was, by far, one of the best organized events we have ever attended. It was easy to move around the floor and get to the food tastings. Plenty of delicious food to try. Lots of delightful attendees of all ages, from young professionals to experienced executives. If you are choosing your fundraisers to attend for 2020, we can highly recommend adding this one to your list.

Reflection of The First Ever Public Showing from the NASA Original Photo Archive by Continuum and Rudolf Budja Gallery on 10/24/19

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The exclusive exhibit celebrates the 50-Year Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing with a global debut of forty never-before-seen photos from the historic missions between 1955 and 1994. Among the exhibition is the first and original photograph developed of the Neil Armstrong Footprint on the Moon. A private collector in Miami Beach has acquired the most complete vintage photo collection of original prints developed from the NASA lunar missions.

The month-long exhibition, entitled “Space-Time Continuum,” will be held at the iconic Continuum residences in Miami Beach, from October 24 to November 24. The exclusive exhibit is curated by one of the most private art collectors, Rudolf Budja, based in Miami Beach. The forty photographs have been selected from the complete NASA photo collection of 8,000 pictures acquired by Budja himself, that is now part of his personal archive at Rudolf Budja Gallery in Miami Beach. The complete collection obtained by Budja remains under copyright by NASA.

Each photograph in the collection includes the original typed description of the image by NASA on the back, the date the photograph was taken, the respective mission, together with a stamp of authenticity given by NASA administration. Thousands of photos that were not framed by NASA over the decades are under lock-and-key at Rudolf Budja Gallery, and contained within several dozen binders that were used by NASA to preserve the integrity of each image.

The “Space-Time Continuum” exhibition will be shown from October 24th to November 24th at the Continuum, located at 50 South Pointe Drive in Miami Beach, Florida. Viewing appointments may be made through Rudolf Budja Gallery by calling 786.556.6685 or by emailing Budja@me.com.

Reflections of 2019 SoBe Seafood Festival Chef Showdown on 10/25/19

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The HEAT is on!

The iconic South Beach Seafood Festival, brought to you by Breakthru Beverage Florida and partners, along with the team from CI Management, kicks off Miami’s globally-recognized stone crab season every October in the best way that South Beach knows how!

Photographs – Stephen’s Deli Media Tasting on 8/27/19

For those that don’t know, the historic Stephen’s Deli in Hialeah has changed hands again, but the good news is, the new hands are good hands. The new owners are the folks who run LoKal, Kush and a bunch of other places you probably already like! We attended a media tasting there and were quite pleased with the atmosphere and the flavors we enjoyed (yes, it was free, no, that does not affect our review, though it does affect our decision to attend).

To be honest, I don’t know what “real New York deli food” should taste like, the last time I was in New York was 15 years ago, but I can say that the food here is quite good. We tasted the Classic Reuben, the Turkey Rachel, the Matzoh soup, and the Reuben croquetas. The menu is a fun mix of traditional fare alongside some Cuban and Latin fusion, like the croquetas. Definitely recommended. And, while you are there, you can take a look at all the murals in the adjoining Leah Arts District.

Reflections of MIU Style ’19 Annual Fashion Show Featuring Student Collections on 4/4/19

The latest collections from the Miami International University of Art & Design Associate of Arts and Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design students. More than 20 fashion design students presented their collections during the show and I have to say, WOW. I’m fairly particular about fashion, but most of these were quite impressive. Flattering to the body, beautiful colors, interesting materials, and some real innovative lines in this collection. Congratulations to all the students, I look forward to seeing more in the future.