#ThankYouMiami for (Travel) Fashion


Miami has struck a delicate balance between being the ultimate travel destination and offering a great quality of life. However, during high season, the pendulum swings toward catering to visitors and mayhem ensues. So, when Miami is in the peak of tourism season, Miami-ans – particularly Miami Beach locals – travel frequently.

Since early March, we have been on a binge of staycations, vacations, family trips and work trips. And, as the police barricades continue to go up on Ocean, Collins, and Washington, we are preparing to head out for the weekend again. After all, evacuating for Memorial Day is pretty much a local tradition by this point. So as you get ready to pack your bags (again), here’s a round-up on our favorite travel fashion. Bon voyage!

1. Casual, Comfortable Airport Look: This look takes you comfortably through the airport, while still looking cute. The formula? Leather paneled leggings, embellished sneakers, a sweatshirt, a denim jacket, and, if you’re feeling sassy, a beanie. Don’t forget to grab a chic pair of headphones, like our favorite Frends Taylor in Rose Gold.


2. From Airport to Cold Climes: The key to this highly-adaptable look is layers. We started with a sweater vest and layered over a jean jacket for the airplane. As soon as we made it outside, we pulled on this super warm Olivia Pope-inspired coat from The Limited’s Scandal collection.


3. Cute and Casual Roadtrip: When we go on roadtrips, we like to be comfortable but we also like to look chic because we want to be able to get out anywhere and feel confident. A simple, cotton sundress with a denim jacket works best for us. Make sure to mix in flat shoes that are easy to walk in, like these Silence + Noise booties (similar), so you can explore any terrain you encounter.


4. Airport to Cool City: Out of our four looks, this one is our favorite because it encompasses the best parts of the other three outfits. And, most importantly, we can wear it anywhere so we do not have to think twice about changing when we arrive at our destination. The most important part in putting it together is a great pair of overalls. The ones we are wearing are our favorite. Can you believe we found them for less than $40 at Forever 21 (similar)?


#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – #TheFallsINDULGE


Miami Fashion Bloggers and moms at The Falls Miami’s INDULGE: Fashion + Fun for Moms event. Photo by SFG Mag.

Last Thursday, we kicked off our Mother’s Day celebrations early by treating our mom (“mamá”) to a day at The Falls Miami and having her join us in co-hosting a special fashion presentation for moms. Mamá lives in Boca and, thanks to Town Center Mall, is super familiar with the Simon Mall routine: lunch, shopping, primping, coffee, more shopping. Despite having a tight schedule, we got everything done with time to spare and created a few special memories along the way. These were our three favorite moments:

1. Seeing our similarities in an unexpected surprise. When we got to Macy’s to pick our looks for the evening, mamá went one way and we went another, only meeting up occasionally to reflect on our selections. We styled ourselves solo, so you can imagine our surprise when we realized that our final outfits were not only from the same exact designer but also featured similar prints. As we said to the audience at the event, “the apple clearly doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

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Public Art Wednesday: Industrial Maker Spaces

We are so excited for Maker Space and expansive thinking!


From Herring's Raku demonstration during the Innovation and Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.EXPAND

From Herring’s Raku demonstration during the Innovation and Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.
Courtesy of James Herring/World Red Eye

Miami has no shortage of artists and creative types. While there are a lot of homegrown talents living and working here, there is also a large community of transplants looking to evolve artistically in this newish mecca for the arts. With many high-profile events and institutions taking place and hold within this community, it’s easy to lose focus on the nurturing aspects of the arts and the basic elements of creation. “Makerspaces” anyone?

“What we are trying to do here with this collaboration between Miami Industrial Arts and MADE at The Citadel, is nurture creative thinking,” explains master potter James Herring. “These two groups are formed to bring together artists, designers, engineers, craft practitioners, programmers, and makers of every level from amateur to professional in an environment that will foster collaboration, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Herring, the exhibition manager at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, is a well-known practitioner and advocate for pottery. As a man who has worked artistically and professionally with his hands, he understands the necessity for a makerspace in Miami.

A makerspace is an easy solution for those, amateur and professionals alike, who are looking to get back to basics, but can’t afford the tools and hardware that creation necessitates.

James Herring at the wheel during the Innovation and Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.EXPAND

James Herring at the wheel during the Innovation and Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.
Courtesy of James Herring/World Red Eye

“Experiencing the joy of creating is clearly as fundamental to being human as is eating and sleeping,” says Miami Industrial Arts (MIA) founder Paul Thomas. “All across the United States, a revival of the maker identity is taking place. [..]Makerspaces are public workshops, where you can have access to tools and machinery, as well as the knowledge and skills to fuel your learning and creativity.”

MIA is the first makerspace in South Florida and as such is leading this charge with its 6,000 square feet warehouse housing a fully equipped wood shop, metalworking tools, ceramics area and instructional space for workshops and demonstrations.

What makes a makerspace unique and an attractive option is the ready-made infrastructure that it provides. With membership packages ranging on a dependence on time commitment, MIA offers a great yearlong membership for $110 a month with prices increasing to $150 per month depending on monthly commitment. Even at $150 for a month, the access to tools in a rent-free space is a mere pittance.

MIA’s goal to provide the community a fully operational and funded makerspace can only occur through membership fees and fundraisers. Many in the community have already come aboard and made donations, like Swampspace’s Oliver Sanchez who donated woodturning chisels, and MADE at the Citadel who have joined in creating a Raku evening benefitting the fledgling ceramics studio within MIA.

From Herring's Raku demonstration during the Innovation and Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.EXPAND

From Herring’s Raku demonstration during the Innovation and Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.
Courtesy of James Herring/World Red Eye

“This Raku night is a way to introduce people to ‘learning through making,’” says Herring. “Raku is a traditional Japanese glazing and firing technique first devised in the 16 century to satisfy the needs of the tea masters to the Shogun who was the de facto leader of that nation. The Japanese Tea Ceremony was designed to focus the attention of the participants on the beauty of everyday objects and to remove class distinctions.”

The  Raku lead event will help fund the ceramics department.There will be ready-made pots for purchase at $15 (or two for $25) that will be glazed, raku-ed and ready to take home that night.

As introduction to the benefits of a makerspace in a community, I’m hard-pressed in thinking of a better one that marries artistry and neighborhood empowerment with the grace of the collaborative spirit; ensuring Miami’s continued vitality as a nest and destination for creative types at any skill level.

Herring puts it best into perspective, “this is a way of bringing people to the space, to raise some funds for the ceramics program and maybe have someone walk away with an object they actually helped create. Often people just need something to get them past the idea that they are incapable of making anything.”

Raku Night at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at Miami Industrial Arts, 300 NW 73rd St., Miami. Call 305-772-5043.

Where to Be: 5.1.15 to 5.7.15

Where to Be: Here at InTheLoop, we know there are always places to be and events to attend. Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community and learn and commemorate some influential people and events around Miami!

Friday, May 1st

Scars and Stripes: The Immigrant’s Story 5/1/15

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Art-Walk-mAY-1st-Web-Banner-addThe Artisan Lounge
500 NE 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

The Artisan Lounge proud to present Scars & Stripes: The Immigrant’s Story. The show is about the struggles and victories that people have had in transitioning to America. Many have experienced both the woes and successes of moving to America in search of a better tomorrow.

Join us for this cultural experience featuring work by local Miami artists, Artisan Lounge artists and works by Oscar Fuentes aka The Biscayne Poet.

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Saturday, May 2nd

Mayweather vs Pacquiao Watch Party 5/2/15

Saturday, 05/02/2015 – 08:00 pm – 01:00 am
PaquaioMayweatherMayfair Hotel Rooftop
3000 Florida Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: Use Promo Code MEGACITY for $5 Off

Join us on the rooftop of the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove for Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Purchase your tickets at www.fightnightmia.com and use promo code MEGACITY for $5 off each ticket!

For VIP tables/cabanas (only few available), call or text 786-277-3703.

Sunday, May 3rd

Special Olympics Sponsor and Athlete 5k

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Gulliver Preparatory School
6575 North Kendall Drive,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25

The open-to-the-public, charitable event, presented by Pure Formula’s, will feature a certified 5K run/walk course, family activities and live entertainment. Funds raised will go towards the mission of the Miami-Dade chapter of Special Olympics Florida, an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Monday, May 4th

Cinco de Cleve-o 

Cinco de Cleve-o
11:00 am – 11:59 pm
500x650NT_eblast_cinco_mayoClevelander South Beach
1020 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

Cinco de Clev-o is back-o! Looking for the biggest party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further than Clevelander South Beach as we bring you five days of non-stop partying! From May 1st through 5th, join us for $5 drink specials all day, every day on 1800 Tequila, Perfect Margaritas, Deco Peach Famous Frozen Margarita, Corona bottles and Corona Light draft! Play all day and dance all night on our world-famous POOL+PATIO with Cinco de Mayo themed dancers, stilt walkers, games and contests!

Tuesday, May 5th

Tea Tuesday: Mother’s Day 5/5/15

Tea Tuesday: Mother’s Day!
Tuesday, 05/05/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Sprout Miami

2545 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127,
2545 N Miami Ave, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

We’ll be making bouquets for those special moms in your life and you will get free shipping and free tea sampler pack with your bouquet when you sign up for shyp! We’ll have wine and tea cocktails as well!

Wednesday, May 6th

Rachel Deahl Publishing 101 

Rachel Deahl Publishing 101
MDC-Logo3Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Secon Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132

Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Writing is solitary work – publishing takes a team. This crash-course aims to shed light on the ABC’s of publishing, both via traditional houses and self-publishing. The first half will focus on navigating the realms of traditional publishing, starting with an explanation of the Big 5 houses, mid-size players and independents, and how they all tend to operate. We’ll explore fundamentals such as what is covered in your contract, how to get an agent and what to expect of them, how the buying of rights works, and what to expect from a publisher once you land a deal.
The second half of the course will be dedicated to the basics of self-publishing. We’ll discuss the biggest self-publishing platforms and how to choose the right one for your work, how and when to consult outside professionals before you self-publish, how to monetize your self-published work, and finally, the importance of branding and how to market your work.
Rachel Deahl is a writer and editor with more than ten years of experience covering book publishing. As news director at Publishers Weekly she writes about business trends, technology, self-publishing and rights. She also writes a weekly column about book deals (called Deals), that details the hottest projects being acquired at the major publishers. She is the author of the Publishers Weekly original e-book, Publishing 101, and has been a speaker at various conferences, including SXSW, BookExpo America, Miami Book Fair International and The Frankfurt Book Fair.


Thursday, May 7th

Remember to print this flyer out and bring it with you to:


Little Haiti Cultural Center


We wanted to take today to recognize the incredible work and education that is taking place at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.

There are always a plethora of events taking place here in our city, but often cultural facilitators and educators are not highlighted enough.

We hope that you can all take the time to participate in their programming.

You can find their event calendar listed here

Where to Be: 4.24.15 to 4.30.15

Where to Be: Here at InTheLoop, we know there are always places to be and events to attend. Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community and learn and commemorate some influential people and events around Miami!

Friday, April 24th

Emerge Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition

6:00 pm – 09:00 pm

EmergeAfrican Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 Northwest 22nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The Amadlozi Gallery presents, Emerge. This exhibit will showcase Miami’s most esteemed, visual artists and rising stars: Donald McKnight, Johnnie Bess, Marc Janllwi, Uta, Loni Johnson, Nadia Desjerdan, Nadine Anderson Cheng and Julia Polonyi . Curated by Robert McKnight, the opening reception will be held on Thursday April 24th, 2015 at 6pm with curatorial presentation at 7pm. Light bites will be provided by Northwestern Culinary Academy.

Saturday, April 25th

Children’s BookFest 

10:30 am – 4:30 pm

ChildrensBookFest-2015-full-Page-FlyerAfrican-American Research Library and Culture Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Children’s BookFest is a FREE festival which is centered on Children’s Day/Book Day. It is multi-cultural-event, which the emphasis is on literature-based shows (through storytelling, musical groups, theater groups, music, drama, dance or other artform). BookFest will continue its tradition of putting a book into the hands and homes of the first 1,000 children who attend, through the Big Book Giveaway.

Sunday, April 26th

The Ultimate Pro-Audio Sound Lab 

Sound-Flier_Final-01O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: $45 Early Bird, $55 at the Door

As all filmmakers would agree, you can’t make a good film without good sound. Take your upcoming project to the next level by learning from the pros at Professional Sound Services. This hands-on lab will not only cover all the essential equipment and techniques you will need to know for independent and documentary film, but the interactive portion also gives participants the opportunity to put their newfound knowledge to the test. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills, and expand your creativity!

This workshop will cover:
“My problem is your problem”
Location scouting
Location problems and situations
Types of mics/mic-ing distanceAudio Sync
Boom, wireless, camera
When to use each
Audio Sync
Audio Levels
Going Wireless:
Mic-ing basics
Lectro vs. Sennheiser
Audio Sweeting
20%, levels, room tone, sound design, post

The workshop is limited to 35 people. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Monday, April 27th

This Thursday, O Cinema Wynwood & ArtCenter/South Florida invite you to the opening reception of Foundations, Parameters and Volumes, a solo exhibition by Babette Herschberger. With a focus on minimal composition, process, surface and color, Herschberger’s paintings transform the banality of the original materials into subtle intersections of plane and form. This new series of paintings begins with collaged paper as its foundation and she uses them as studies or sketches for larger works. This work aims in every way to become a graphic distillation of her longstanding painting practice and a body of collage work created from informal materials including product packaging and cardboard. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 28th

Rose Max & Ramatis Trio at LILT Lounge

9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Screen-shot-2015-03-30-at-4.48.00-PM11LILT Lounge
270 Biscayne Way Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Highly recognized in the Brazilian, Hispanic and American communities, Rio de Janeiro natives Rose Max & Ramatis will be producing Brazilian classics like Bossa Nova and Samba at LILT Lounge. LILT Lounge brings the first high-design lounge to downtown Miami with nightly live music curated by Kristian Caro and creative cocktails by Dean Feddaoui. Lounge opens at 6 p.m. with social bites by acclaimed executive chef Wolfgang Birk including charcuterie & cheese, oysters & caviar, lobster cocktail and tuna tartare gazpacho. Happy Hour runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes fine champagnes from $7 per glass and a daily selection of oysters at $1.

Wednesday, April 29th

Miami Dance Festival 2015 4/4/15 – 5/24/15

Miami Dance Festival

April & May 2015
Various Locations

April 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Coral Gables Public Library
3443 Segovia Street
Coral Gables
Free Admission
Delma Iles, Rob “Wild Boar” Moore, Ilisa Rosal, Marilyn Skow Artists in Collaboration panel and brief performances.

Thursday, April 30th

SunFest 4/29/15-5/3/14

SunFest-10West Palm Beach Waterfront
100 Evernia Street,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Webpage Link
Cost: $40

SunFest–Florida’s largest music, art, and waterfront festival is held along the scenic Flagler waterfront in West Palm Beach, FL. SunFest features 50 bands, on three stages, for five days.

One of the most well recognized events in the southeast, SunFest presents a range of music from legends to up-and-comers. 3 stages, 5 days, 50 bands. The Juried Fine Art and Craft Show (Friday-Sunday) showcases the work or more than 130 artists including paintings, sculptures, photos, and more.

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – A Reflection On Our Personal Style


We have been reflecting a lot lately. Maybe it’s common for our age or maybe we’re going crazy – nevertheless, these days, our brain has been on nostalgia overdrive. Today, we reminisced super hard as we watched our little sister cross the finish line of her first full marathon. We couldn’t have been more proud of her. We also couldn’t have been more emotional about watching her reach such an incredible milestone.

We’re gearing up for even more waterworks as Mother’s Day quickly approaches. All our recent reflection has emphasized just how important our mom is to us. And, as we prepare to celebrate her on Thursday, April 30th at The Falls INDULGE: Fashion and Fun for Moms event, we can’t help but get teary-eyed at how she has influenced us throughout our life. ¡Ay!, pero es tan emocional that we can’t even… [Read more…]