Photographs of Knights Arts Challenge Kickoff Party at Gramps on 1/27/15

Knights Arts Challenge Kickoff Party at Gramps Miami on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  A great happy hour to celebrate the launch of the 2015 Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for the arts in South Florida. Submit ideas Jan. 26-Feb. 23 at KnightArts.org.

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Photographs of Vagabond Restaurant and Bar Soft Opening on 1/12/15

Vagabond Restaurant and Bar soft opening in the new renovated Vagabond Hotel on Monday, January 12, 2105. The Vagabond Hotel is located in the MiMo District at 7301 Biscayne Blvd. We started out with the peanuts and chapulines with Szechuan peppercorn and lime and I could not stop eating them so yummy.  Then we had the zucchini salad with pistachio, tarragon and pipian sauce.  The heirloom tomato fattoush salad with black sesame, sheep’s milk feta and black radish.  The crispy fingerling potatoes with smoked paprika and sherry vinegar was so good. Next we tried the roasted baby carrots with mole, hazelnut, yogurt and za’atar and the sweetbread milanesa with swiss, country ham vinaigrette and mustard dill and it was delicious.   Next on the list was the iberico skirt steak and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly along with the  sweet and sour sun shrimp both were amazing.  Then we had the buttermilk fried quail. We made it to the desserts and my favorite was the pistachio cake it was so amazing it is a must try.

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Photographs of Artist Talk with Jason Aponte at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge on 1/15/15

Artist Talk with Jason Aponte at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge on Thursday, January 15, 2105.   Bakehouse resident artist, Jason Aponte gave an artist talk and was moderated by curator Ananda DeMello. He was speaking about his current exhibition on view, “Through the Looking Glass”, his painterly style and the erotic and cinematic iconography appearing throughout his works.

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Photographs of Behind the Walls at Filling Station Lofts on 1/15/15

Behind the Walls at Filling Station Lofts on January 15, 2105. Arts + Entertainment District, Mixed Media Collective, Artist Daniel “Krave” Fila hosted an wonderful evening of conversations with Miami’s art community in conjunction with the unveiling of the Filling Station Project. There was an amaxing panel of local artists, gallery owners, editors, photographers + leading art-community activists that engaged in discussions about the Miami art scene.

The panelists included:  Daniel “Krave” Fila, Jose Mertz, Raymond “gems” Adrian, Ruben Ubiera, 2Alas, Luis Valle, Robert William De Los Rios of Wynwoodmap.com, Caitlin Granfield, Danna Bitton of Danna B. Interiors and moderated by Jose Duran of the Miami New Times.

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Photographs of Mike Fernandez’s Humbled by the Journey Book Signing Reception on 1/21/15

Mike Fernandez’s “Humbled by the Journey” book signing reception at the Park Grove Sales Gallery on Wednesday, January 21, 2105.

Billionaire turned inspirational author, Mike Fernandez purchased two residences at Park Grove in Coconut Grove, one for himself and the other for his daughter. Fernandez joins a prestigious list of high-profile figures who will call Park Grove home in 2017, including Emerson Fittipaldi, who will move his family from Key Biscayne to Coconut Grove. The home Fernandez purchased for himself is a two-story 5,000 square foot condominium with a private swimming pool, four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. His daughter will reside in a nearly 2,000 square foot condo, with two bedrooms and two baths. Developers of Park Grove, David and Pedro Martin and Jorge Perez, hosted a private reception and intimate conversation on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30pm in celebration of Fernandez’s book Humbled by the Journey.

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Photographs of Fabulous Miami Multichamber of Commerce Networker at American Social Restaurant in Brickell on 1/14/15

Fabulous Miami Multichamber of Commerce Networker at American Social Restaurant in Brickell on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  A welcome complimentary drink courtesy of American Social Restaurant.  The Chambers of Bolivia, CamacolCoconut GroveColombiaChili,  DoralDowntown Miami & BrickEcuador,  Junior Chamber International, HaitiHondurasMedleyMercosurNicaraguaPanamaPeruPolandSweetwater and Brickell Rotary Club celebrating yet another successful MultiChamber of Commerce event.

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Photographs of Wynwood Art Walk on 1/10/15

Wynwood Art Walk on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

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