#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Fashion Meets Fine Dining


Tucked away in the quickly-growing downtown of the Town of Surfside is Pescecane Ristorante, an Italian restaurant with marvelous food and a welcoming atmosphere. These two components alone are how Miami normally turns meals into dining experiences. However, Pescecane is blowing normal dining experiences out of the water by adding a third component: fashion. Two weeks ago, the restaurant successfully executed their first-ever “Fashion Meets Fine Dining”, an event which brings a fashion show and pop-up to the restaurant’s dining room during peak dining hours. [Read more…]

#ThankYouMiami x The Falls Miami Giveaway – #GiveThanksForFashion


Much to our excitement, the holiday season is quickly approaching. In just two short weeks we will begin preparations for Thanksgiving and, shortly after, for Christmas and New Year’s. This is one of our favorite times of the year. Even though Miami does not experience snow, the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the holiday season penetrates our tropical borders and brings us positive vibes. As an added bonus, winter for us means new clothes and lots of traveling. This year it also means an amazing fashion giveaway for our followers courtesy of The Falls Miami.

In celebration of The Falls Miami opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and to help get you started on your holiday shopping, we are hosting a #GiveThanksForFashion giveaway where one (1) lucky winner will receive:

To participate, follow @ThankYouMiami and @TheFallsMiami on Instagram, repost the image above with the hashtag #GiveThanksForFashion (you can also find it on our Instagram page), and tag both accounts. Entries will be accepted until Black Friday. Bon chance!

Where To Be: 10/10 – 16/10


Here at In The Loop, 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! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @Loop305 using #WhereToBe hash tag!

Friday, October 10, 2014 4:00pm – 11:00pm

Miami Carnival Foam Party

Club Seven

12 Northeast 40th Street

Miami, FL 33137

Cost: $31.74

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00am – 12:00pm

Miami Terminator – Trojan Race Series

Amelia Earhart Park

401 E 65th St,

Hialeah, Florida 33013

Cost: $40

Eventbrite Link

Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:00pm – 7:00am

Selectah Sundays – Boombap Classics Soul

Will Call Miami

700 NE 2nd Ave,

Miami, Florida 33132

Cost: FREE


Monday, October 13, 2014 10:00pm

Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) Miami 2014

Venture Hive 

1010 NE Second Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33132

Cost: #26.62


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:30pm – 9:00pm

QS World MBA Tour

Hyatt Regency Miami 

400 Southeast 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33131

Cost: Free


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Zaina Hart Workshop in Miami

The River Park Hotel and Suites 

100 SE 4th St

Miami, FL 33131

Cost: $47.12


Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:00pm

Pause for A Cause: Party with a Purpose

Coral Gables Museum Young Associates


1250 S Miami Ave

Miami, Florida 33130

Cost: $16.82


Young Patronesses of the Opera celebrated their 59th Annual Gala Cocktail Reception at The Betsy Hotel By Betty Alvarez

The Betsy Hotel, La Fenice Prosecco, Leatrice Damus, Maria-Rosa Lopez-Munoz & Barbara Reese hosted a Swanky evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the downstairs B-bar of the The Betsy on South Beach on October 5th, to celebrate the wonderful benefactors snd underwriters of the upcoming 59th Annual Young Patronesses of the Opera Gala “Hat Spats & Pearls… A Toast to the Roaring 20’s.” Guests received a favor of Satin Glow Gold dust by Prestige Cosmetics to carry the sparkle of the evening with them.

The annual YPO Gala – now in its 59th year – is considered among Miami’s oldest and most prestigious black tie affairs. This elegant soiree, organized by Lisa Wheeler, President of YPO and Gala Chairs Laurel Auerbacher, Amal Kabbani, Patty Scerpella, Lori Thomas and Lise-Marie Wertanzl, will feature a silent auction, live entertainment, dancing, and a three-course meal to raise funds for YPO’s music education programs.

The Gatsby-style party will evoke the excitement of the era and many spirited YPO members and guests will forego traditional ball gowns and black-tie for imaginative designs which reflect the era of flappers, starlets, gangsters and aristocrats. During a cocktail hour guests will enjoy an inspired silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing to the 8-piece band, Manhattan Music, and entertainment by the internationally-acclaimed singers Poperazzi.

Founded almost 60 years ago in 1955, YPO is a volunteer group of 100 dedicated women who advocate for music and opera education to children in South Florida. Proceeds raised at Hat Spats and Pearls will be used to fund 100% of YPO’s music and opera educational programs. Every year, YPO presents a workshop for more than 500 Girl Scouts, and a professional development Teacher Workshop on opera in the classroom for Miami-Dade and Broward County teachers. YPO also brings professional children’s opera performances to more than 30,000 elementary students annually. This year, YPO will expand its musical outreach program to children who are hospitalized. In addition, YPO also presents a national voice competition for aspiring young opera singers. This year it is slated for April 16-18 at the colony Theatre on Miami Beach.

For Tickets, sponsorship and underwriting information for Hats Spats and Pearls, please contact Lisa Wheeler at [email protected] or at 305-794-1761.

Photography by Betty Alvarez


Photography by Betty Alvarez

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Displaying Miami Elegance Abroad


“We the People of Miami, in order to maintain our stellar reputation, establish our own personal style, insure our continued sanity, provide for any travel situation, promote our local talent, and secure our fashion supremacy to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish that we shall display Miami elegance abroad.”

In Miami, elegance is relative. Our formal attires vary from the most formal of formals to our unique and unorthodox definition (think expertly paired maxi dresses). When traveling, the version of elegance that we bring along is determined solely by our destination. Since we travel primarily to tropical beach destinations, our formal wear tends to lean towards the more casual end of the spectrum.

Despite the predictable nature of our travel destinations, the #ThankYouMiami team’s Nicaragua prep still involved a careful evaluation of where we were going, what there is to do there, and who we were bringing along. After much deliberation, our suitcases were filled 99% with swimwear, water sport equipment, camera equipment, and a handful of beach essentials and 1% with a casually elegant outfit to save our butts should an unexpected formal outing arise. Ironically, no such moment came during our trip, but we decided to wear our contingency outfit around our beautiful Nicaragua 365 Fort Walker rental home anyway – as Nacho Libre would say “just for fun”.

The resulting outfit is an excellent case study of Miami elegance abroad. For starters, it upholds Miami’s stellar reputation, while meeting our personal style. Also, its presence in our suitcase kept us from worrying about ever being under-dressed because it was put together based on meticulous consideration of possible trip scenarios. Most importantly, it featured the extraordinary talent of Miami-based Cameri Jewelry and demonstrated that Miami is a fashion example to follow.

Here’s to the continued booking of our future travels. May they be abundant and, most of all, elegant!

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#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Bloggers Give Back


Miami-ans are beautiful people. However, our reputable good looks are a Miami stereotype and, by consequence, often overshadow our inner beauty. Today we are choosing to focus on our less superficial attributes and share with you how we, in coordination with other Miami fashion bloggers, are giving back through two upcoming events. We hope that you will join us in supporting our community by attending them both. See you there!

Fashion Happy Hour: Blogger’s Give Edition
Friday, September 26
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
LMNT (59 NW 36 Street, Miami, Florida 33127)

Join Daniela Ramirez from Nany’s Klozet and other Miami fashion bloggers for a night of fashion, mingling, and live music where you will be able to shop the closets of your favorite Miami style mavens. The donations generated from ticket sales and the blogger clothing sale will benefit local non-profit Style Saves, who will use the funds to provide underprivileged students with clothing, shoes, and accessories for school. Get your tickets here.

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Pretty in Pink Party!
Tuesday, September 30
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bloomingdale’s at The Falls Miami (8888 SW 136 Street, Miami, Florida 33176)

Join Bloomingdale’s as they kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a beauty event hosted by Miami’s fashion bloggers. The event includes yummy sips and bites, Gissi Jimenez’s killer fashion sketches, an educational panel, and a beauty event among other pink-themed activities. During the event, you will receive a Little Miss Miami bracelet benefiting breast cancer for each cosmetic and fragrance purchase of $200 or more.

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#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – True Hair Miami


Somewhere in the pages of the Miami girl’s fashion bible is a passage that reads: “Thou shalt never be fully dressed without full hair and make-up”. So the Miami gods created True Hair Miami Salon. The brainchild of extension queen Ellie Menocal, the chic Midtown salon is a one-stop-shop for all things hair and beauty. The service menu includes hair cuts and treatments, make-up, bronzing and, of course, Ellie’s famous long-lasting high quality extensions.

Recently we stopped by the salon to meet the True Hair Miami team and to get ready before our “Day at the Races”. We got our hair and make-up done and even added a purple extension to spice up our look. The team did an incredible job of making us look fabulous while meeting our natural make-up, low maintenance people demands. Most of all, they made the experience incredibly fun.

Of course, there was bubbly and, of course, there were cupcakes, but the pièce de resistance was the people. Ellie has assembled a team of professionals that are friendly, knowledgeable, and have some incredible stories to tell. Our time in Gustavo’s styling chair was therapeutic and educational. He expertly balanced the conversation between sharing stories of his enviable life, giving us much-needed advice, and answering our most pressing beauty questions. It is a testament to his skills that he did so while taking our hair from bedhead to bombshell.

We will let the photos from our visit speak for themselves. A huge thanks to Ellie for the hospitality, Gustavo for our hair, Vanessa for our make-up, and Robin for the photos. You guys rock! [Read more…]