Sugar and Spice and everything nice. Venture into the wild for the coolest way to wear the season’s trends; a sophisticated mix of sleek and wild pieces in animal prints and textures that are luxurious, spirited and feminine.   FASHION DIRECTION BY DENISA PALSHA PHOTOGRAPHY BY NAVID M   This photo shoot took place at […]


Home of one of World’s oldest artistic traditions, Istanbul’s cultural cachet is rising thanks to a few contemporary institutions that champion self-expression. Difficult to describe and impossible to forget, Istanbul beguiles with its cacophony of scents, tastes and sounds that shrouds over the city like a morning mist at sunrise. Its haze punctured by the peaks […]


Inspired by the high-speed trains of the 1920s, a storied Swiss watchmaker is on track to deliver major wrist envy.   H. Moser & Cie. has made a name for itself as an innovative, independent Swiss brand. Most surprising considering it was founded by Heinrich Moser over a century ago. I have admired it from […]


Decorator Sasha Stula transforms an outdated contemporary dwelling into an eclectic family retreat with an emphasis on the great outdoors.   When Sasha and Gordon Stula’s family outgrew Stonegate Manor, their previous historic home in Coral Gables, they turned their attention toward starting fresh in completely new environs. “We loved our 1923 home and its […]


Real estate pros weigh in on how New York and California are navigating the changing real estate markets.   The country’s real estate markets have encountered their fair share of challenges in recent years that led to a series of disruptions affecting everything from buyer preferences to imbalances in supply and demand. Now the U.S. […]


Take a walk on the windy side with Chicago’s most ‘in-the-know’ hotelier.   Born and raised in Mexico City, Rafael Micha is the founder of Grupo HABITA. Having conceptualized and executed nearly fifteen of the most sought-after hotels in Mexico and the USA, his portfolio includes the renowned Robey in Chicago, CondesaDf, and Escondido Oaxaca […]


Local culinary costars Jamila and Akino West pull from global sources for a fare that’s all of their own.   Rosie’s, a darling of a restaurant once located in Overtown, started to earn buzz almost immediately when it debuted as a pop-up in 2020. Located at Jamila and Akino West’s now-erstwhile Copper Door B&B it […]


Credited with enterprising over $36 billion in mixed-use commercial, residential, and multifamily properties worldwide, Kobi Karp knows architecture and design. Inspired by the discipline’s most iconic names, his creative canon is bold and vibrant… coincidently, much like how he takes his coffee.   I’M MOST CREATIVE WHEN I WORK ON CHALLENGING PROJECTS. I am intrigued […]

Character Study

A lovingly restored and originally designed by a noted Miami architect a century ago this property blends old-world Mediterranean charisma with contemporary amenities in a coveted neighborhood in Coral Gables.   Nothing ignites the imagination like the character and charm of a well-built historic home. And this landmark Mediterranean Revival-style domain in Coral Gables serves […]


Fitness and lifestyle coach Ainsley Rodriguez has parleyed a personal health challenge into a thriving and highly social- media-friendly business of inspiring self-care journeys for others. Here are some of Ainsley’s nuggets of wellness wisdom.   Sweet or savory? Definitely sweet! I have always stocked up on chocolate and love having a bite of something […]