Photographs of Lexus of North Miami unveiled the new 2015 RC 350 and the new NX on 12/13/14

Lexus of North Miami unveiled the new 2015 RC 350 and the new NX on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

This marked the debut of the new 2015 RC 350 and the introduction of the all new NX and Lexus of North Miami couldn’t be more proud to announce their arrival.

Much has been said and reviewed by auto enthusiasts leading to the public in in a frenzy until now. The perfectly timed arrival for the holiday season has made this weekend’s unveiling a “December to Remember”.

“For us at Lexus of North Miami it makes a big difference to actually have the car available for clients to see, touch and feel so, naturally we have a motive for celebration. Everyone has been waiting for the new arrivals and the public response has been so overwhelming, we are having a hard time keeping them in the showroom for the unveiling” – says Yoni Edery GM, Lexus of North Miami

The RC350 is a culmination of styling and performance that is a huge hit with consumers and boasts 306-HP, 3.5-liter V6 with an 8 speed automatic that routes power to the rear wheels wile a 6 speed automatic serves duty with optional all-wheel drive. Those seeking extra power should check out the RC F and test out for themselves just how much G-force they feel.

The introduction of the 2015 NX has a unique appeal that Lexus has wanted to target for some time with the right luxury crossover that will bare its name. The styling aggressively highlights its sharp creases and oversized spindle grille but keeps its luxury with the interiors and its conforming seats. It’s an all new crossover just for the cool kids and an all new 2.0 liter turbo four and six speed standard. The F Sport version boasts a sport-tuned engine with 6 speed transmissions and paddle shifters.

We were happy to partner with Elita Realty as our sponsors and to welcome the new arrivals in a celebration where VIP guests enjoyed drinks by Zacapa Rum and bites by Spuntino Catering. You can find out more about the new models by coming into Lexus of North Miami and taking them for a test drive, visit us at www.lexusofnorthmiami.com or call us at 1.888.653.4160.

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Lique Miami-A Refreshing New Waterfront Dining By Betty Alvarez

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I arrived to this quaint restaurant in North Miami which I have only heard about, Lique. This waterfront dining spot is owned by restauranteurs Peter Cumplido and Alex Podolhy who are also behind Fort Lauderdale’s Sweet Nectar. This soon-to-be hot spot has Executive Chef Renalto Medeiros at the helm and I was about to embark on a never-before breathtaking dining experience in a chilly night but that did not stop me.

When I entered the restaurant I realized that I have been here before when it was Rouge Waterfront Dining where everything was red. But this time around, the restaurant is transformed into what it seems an enchanted garden with luxurious white decor furniture, greenery all over, the contemporary pieces that was all over. The decor is truly spectacularly very fresh and inviting. We sat down to our table to begin our journey.

Our dining experience was by candlelight. A nice touch for a romantic experience if you are dining with a loved one. In my case, I was dining with one of my best friends so that did not happen. LOL! I ordered a nice Pinot Grigio and she ordered a nice fruity tall glass drink that our waiter recommended. I was jealous as her glass was bigger than mine! When we were hended our menu it was unique as it was a wood platform wit the menu attached and the logo of the restaurant on the back. It was great as everything was on one page.

Appetizers and small plates is what we suggested therefore it did not disappoint. First serving was the Truffle Big Eye Tuna Carpaccio. I wanted something healthy but nice to start therefore the Tuna was a nice healthy alternative. What a delight! The truffle made the Tuna stand out as all my taste buds sky-rockted. It gave it a distinct flavor. Then came the Bone Marrow-a plate of 4 big oxtail bones filled with shredded beef with toasted bread besides each bone. A true delight to savor.

If the Bone Marrow is too much for you, the Beef Cheek Toast would be more appropriate as it has the same shredded beef on top of a toasted bread. Another real treat is the Escargot Tortellini. A plate of 4 tortellini smothered with creamy sauce with bits of bacon was the utmost satisfaction that we got. It was my first time in a long time that I tried escargot but it actually tasted like beef. Tasty and delicious!

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Lastly, we just had to have dessert therefore our waiter suggested the apple pie but this was not any ordinary apple pie. This was a Desconstructed Apple Pie. The pie was served with 4 fluffy pastries on one side, cinnamon ice cream in one jar and the apple filling in another jar. One had to place all of these items in the plate. It was delish and proved that by this time we were completely full.

Other than the plates we tried, the mediterranean-style cuisine also had more selections of tapas, raw seafood, and a sushi bar. One can sit at the dock area gazing as the marine boats pass by and enjoying a nice night out under the stars. A suitable place to dine with a loved one and/or with friends. A true gem!

Shifting the Paradigm 12/2/14

Shifting the Paradigm
Tuesday, 12/02/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 non-member

The show, Shifting the Paradigm is designed to tear down aging but still prevalent concepts surrounding the creation, consumption and interpretation of contemporary art. Join our curator, Nkiru Nzegwu, and the Museum Of Contemporary Art(MOCA) team as we journey through the mind and art work of renown artist George Edozie. We hope to see you at this opening reception that is sure to please.

The Festival of Chocolate in Miami 1/17/15

The Festival of Chocolate in Miami
Saturday, 01/17/2015 – 01/18/2015 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
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2000 NE 146th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33181
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 Adults – $15 Seniors – $12 Children

The Festival of Chocolate, named Top Ten Chocolate Festivals in the USA, is the Ultimate All-Chocolate Event with an incredible Vendor Showcase featuring the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world renownd pastry chefs; live cake decorating competition; chocolate and wine pairings; chocolate game show stage; DIY Chocolate Lip Balm; chocolate brain games; the chocolate marshmallow launcher 3000 and unlimited KidsZone arcade games – all set amongst an awe-inspiring array of classic, exotic and iconic automobiles.
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For a special indulgence, The Cocoa Couture Fashion Show will rev up the The Festival of Chocolate Yumway featuring avant garde designer fashions inspired by chocolate with the backdrop of the largest James Bond exhibit in the world.

Irreversible Magazine Featured Winners Exhibition 11/12/14

Irreversible Magazine Featured Winners Exhibition
mocaNovember 12, 2014, 4- 9pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St
Miami, FL 33161
RSVP: [email protected]

Cocktail Reception
Introduction by The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Director, Babacar M’Bow

IRREVERSIBLE is delighted to announce the 2014 Featured Magazine Competition Winners Congratulations!
Richard Herzog, Taylor Pilote, Natalie Dunham, Judy Gelles, Bear Kirkpatrick, Ira Upin, Anna Olsson, Randy Burman, Jaber AlAzmeh, Oscar Fuentes

As the state’s only large format magazine competition, for our 3rd consecutive year IRREVERSIBLE has introduced the work of thousands – local, estate, national and international artists – working in all media: emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Our annual Featured Artists Competition reinforces Irreversible commitment to artists, provides professional exhibition opportunities for emerging artists, and reveals a provocative and aggressive glimpse – through artists’ eyes – of the state-of-the-art today through paintings, sculpture, photographs, video and installations. The results of the Featured Artists contest were based on the judge’s extensive experience and knowledge of works that engage audiences with contemporary visual art, creative thinking, and most importantly; an educational component inspiring future generations. The presentation and technical merits of each entry were extremely important, as well as the quality of the work and the information provided in the application.

There is no doubt an artist grows by leaps and bounds when he or she puts artwork in the public eye for feedback, and that is what this art competitions is all about. History, patronage, commissions, and incredible opportunities have all been prizes afforded to winners of major art competitions. Big part of my dream is that IRREVERSIBLE Projects, Exhibitions And The Magazine further the reach and spectrum of opportunities available for an artist of any experience level and medium.

Salsa Bachata Thursdays at Moca Lounge! 11/27/14

Salsa Bachata Thursdays at Moca Lounge!
Thursday, 11/27/2014 – 11/28/2014 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
10151794_10152316421833827_3129640763081441667_nMoca Cafe & Lounge
738 Ne 125th st,
miami, Florida 33160
Facebook Link
Cost: $6

We Drink! We Dance! We Have Fun!

REMEMBER our Free Dance Lesson starts at 9pm-10:00pm With Dvice Lds (Latin Dance Studio) very own Dominic Melendez!

Then, we Transform into an Underground Latin Lounge with DJ Puerto Rican Pete and Guest DJZ!!!

It’s 18 to PARTY! 21 to DRINK!

Entrance is in the Rear! Parking is FREE!
Ladies FREE B4 10:00pm. Ladies Please DRESS to IMPRESS!
Cover: Only $6!

We Set the Trend for the Weekend!
So Tell a Friend! Bring a Friend! Send A Friend!

Address: 738 NE 125th St Miami Fl 33160. Next Door to Billy’s Pub! And The MOCA Museum!

Tell a Friend! Bring a Friend! Send a Friend!

Salsa Bachata Thursdays at Moca Lounge! 11/6/14

Salsa Bachata Thursdays at Moca Lounge!
Thursday, 11/06/2014 – 11/07/2014 09:00 pm – 02:00 am
1604949_750804031654809_200272379446242179_nMoca Cafe & Lounge
738 Ne 125th st,
miami, Florida 33160
Facebook Link
Cost: $6

We Drink! We Dance! We Have Fun!

REMEMBER our Free Dance Lesson starts at 9pm-10:00pm With Dvice Lds (Latin Dance Studio) very own Dominic Melendez!

Then, we Transform into an Underground Latin Lounge with DJ Puerto Rican Pete and Guest DJZ!!!

It’s 18 to PARTY! 21 to DRINK!

Entrance is in the Rear! Parking is FREE!
Ladies FREE B4 10:00pm. Ladies Please DRESS to IMPRESS!
Cover: Only $6!

We Set the Trend for the Weekend!
So Tell a Friend! Bring a Friend! Send A Friend!

Address: 738 NE 125th St Miami Fl 33160. Next Door to Billy’s Pub! And The MOCA Museum!

Tell a Friend! Bring a Friend! Send a Friend!