Easter Brunch At Love Is Blind 4/5/15

Easter Brunch At Love Is Blind
Sunday, 04/05/2015 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
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225 Altara Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33146
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Celebrate Easter with a delectable brunch everyone is sure to love. Indulge in their signature Serrano Ham Croquettes and then move onto dishes such as Chicken and Waffles or Eggs Benedict for only $17. It wouldn’t be brunch without cocktails either! Treat yourself to $4 mimosas and sangrias or make your own Bloody Mary!

Call today and reserve your table! We’ll see you on Easter!

South Florida Palm Show and Sale 3/28/15 – 3/29/15

South Florida Palm Show and Sale
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 03/29/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
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10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Palms are an iconic part of the tropical South Florida landscape. With a diversity of shapes and sizes, there are palms for every home garden. The South Florida Palm Society Show and Sale offers the largest selection of species of any palm sale in the world. Aside from offering plants for sale, the Society will give visitors a free palm seedling while quantities last. The Society will also operate an information center to provide advice for successfully raising palms and to give away fresh seeds of a broad selection of species.

Fairchild Palms 5K 4/4/15

Fairchild Palms 5K
Saturday, 04/04/2015 – 07:30 am –
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10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $35

Join the Fairchild Palms at the Inaugural “Fairchild Palms 5K” race in one of Miami’s most unique settings set amid 83 acres – Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.

Be one of the first to run the course through stunning garden collections and exhibits, in addition to the botanical ambience of a tropical rainforest, dry desert, and the Palmetum, a grove of 1,000 palms. Whether you’re an advanced runner or want to stroll with friends for a cause, experience the artwork of Dale Chihuly and his larger-than-life glass sculptures.

Race timed by Split Second Timing.To register, visit www.fairchildpalms.org

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Coral Gables Fashion Week

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Miami’s sense of community is getting stronger by the day – most recently, as evidenced by Coral Gables Fashion Week (or #CGFW for the social media savvy). For the first time in Coral Gables history, fashion retailers in the neighborhood’s downtown have banded together to deliver three days of fashion events and shopping deals that will conclude with a fashion show at the Coral Gables Museum on Saturday night.

The first day was a whirlwind of sweets, drinks, beats, and bloggers. We spent the evening hopping from store to boutique with a mimosa in hand, snapping our favorite products, and taking note of the best deals. Welcome to the fashion spotlight Coral Gables – it looks great on you!

Our first stop was Jae’s Jewelers, a family-owned fine jewelry store that was founded in Miami in 1945. Their drool-worthy inventory offer a lot of variety in terms of prices, brands, and styles. Stop by during Coral Gables Fashion Week and for the remainder of the month to get stunning pieces like the Rebecca rose gold plated bracelet and the Honora pearl bracelet shown below at 50% off. Is this real life?!?!

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Our second stop was the Peace, Love, World boutique, which happened to be next door. Although we’ve heard a lot about this Miami-based brand, it was our first time in one of their stores. It’s probably for the best because we are obsessed with everything they sell. We walked out with an “i love sundays” iPhone case as a budget-conscious consolation prize. In a perfect world, our entire closet would be filled with the line’s comfy looking sweatsuits.

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Our last stop was My Best Friend’s Closet. You’ve heard us talk about how this cute boutique is full of great fashion finds – must be why this year they’re turning four year’s old. We’re happy to report that their inventory is as amazing as ever and that they can still throw a fantastic fiesta. Here’s to many more, guys!

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Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale 4/11/15 – 4/12/15

Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 04/12/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
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10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Spring has arrived, and with it comes an abundance of new blooms and edible plants.

Gardening demos by Fairchild horticulturists and local experts will teach you how to improve your edible garden or establish a new one. The garden marketplace is a great place to find locally-grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs perfect for preparing the delicious dishes debuted at the chef-led cooking demos sponsored by Whole Foods Market. To sample crisp and refreshing brews, stop by the Beer Tasting Garden presented by New Belgium Brewing. The Spring Garden Tea in the Baobab Courtyard offers a relaxing tea service with sweets and savories. Enjoy live music while grabbing a bite to eat.

The 36th Annual Spring Plant Sale features a spectacular array of both native and exotic plants grown by Fairchild horticulturists and local plant vendors, who will be on hand to answer any questions. Some of this year’s plants include sweet almond bush, annatto, wild sage, Bailey palms, and pineland croton.

Dale Chihuly’s most comprehensive garden exhibition is on view until May 31. See the large-scale sculptures installed throughout many of the Garden exhibits, including the lush Rainforest, sprawling Palm Collection, picturesque Bailey Palm Glade Vista, and the Wings of the Tropics exhibit.

Habitat for Humanity Happy Hour at Tarpon Bend 3/19/15

Habitat for Humanity Happy Hour at Tarpon Bend
Thursday, 03/19/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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65 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Join Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals at Tarpon Bend for Happy Hour!

Expand your network with other young professionals in the Miami area and learn more about Habitat for Humanity.

Thursday, March 19 at 6-9pm
$5 for members / $10 for non-members

Admission includes one complementary drink and happy hour specials till 9pm. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami.

The Naked Bite: Cooking Class: Thai Food Demystified 3/24/15

The Naked Bite: Cooking Class: Thai Food Demystified
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 – 03/24/2015 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
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50 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: 88

Thai Food Demystified*

So easy, you can make it in your home!

-Bo Pia Pak- vegetable summer rolls with mint, naam pla -dipping sauce
-Som Tum- green papaya salad with peanuts
-Tawu Yang Pak Thai- cilantro and tumeric grilled chicken
-Kang Pak- Red curry fried vegetables with kaffir lime leaves
-Mango Lime Pudding

*Please note that this class uses fish sauce in most recipes

Chef Amber Antonelli connects people with vegetable-driven food that is healthy, delicious, fun and exciting to eat. Through Coconut Grove-based concept, The Naked Bite, she provides conscious culinary services such as cooking classes, private cheffing and Secret Supper Club dinners that celebrate vegetables as the most delicious thing on your plate!**

**The Naked Bite events are BYO. If you will be enjoying wine with your meal, please bring a bottle.