LUMINOUS MATTERS

Lalique’s latest iconic collection makes a colorful statement on tradition and originality.   Written by Izabelle Canelle   In its perpetual quest for beauty, Lalique, a French luxury glassmaker founded 136 years ago by renowned artist and jeweler René Lalique, reaffirms its audacious nature by presenting its latest crystal collection in a dreamlike and surprising […]

STYLE THROTTLE

In the studio with Silvia Tcherassi. Written by: Denisa Palsha   Known as the pioneer of Latin flair the founder and creative director of the clothing line Silvia Tcherassi and lifestyle brand Tcherassi Hotels is a trusted name in fashion and hospitality. Since her beginnings in Colombia 30 years ago, Tcherassi’s attraction to all things […]

THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE

Miami artist Nina Surel puts women first.   BY SEBASTIAN PHILLIPS   When the Miami Design District recently unveiled part of Nina Surel’s Allegory of Florida, a bas relief-type mural that envisions Florida as a goddess of feminine fertility, the occasion marked a most poignant moment for the artist. The Argentina–born creative has been living […]

BETWEEN THE LINES

Exploring Literary Florida.   Written by: Riley Kaminer   Not least is Ernest Hemingway, whose house in Key West is now a museum. Visitors can walk into his breezy writing studio in the French Colonial building and see the typewriter on which he wrote To Have and Have Not back in 1937. The novel captures […]

LEVEL UP

Getting physical at The Biltmore is a brand-new game.   Written by: Isabela Cannelle   One of Coral Gables’ historic landmarks is doing its part to remain in step with fitness trends. Local wellness enthusiasts looking for an elevated experience will find it at The Club at The Biltmore, a once social coterie for local […]

KICKING IT IN GEAR

How FIFA is planting roots in the Magic City.   Written by: Riley Kaminer   In case you are unaware, according to Miami-based FIFA agent and soccer entrepreneur Alex Avellanet, “Miami has become a global soccer hub, thanks to Inter Miami and Messi.” Need another reason to celebrate Miami’s soccer standing? Leave it to FIFA […]

MOON RISING

Lunar travel is trending at these hotels.   Written by: Jillian Dara   Full moon parties may have once been synonymous with rowdy fêtes on Thailand’s beaches, but now there are new opportunities to observe the event that occurs every 29 days. From full moon yoga and soul-healing sound baths to barefoot dining under the […]

MANE NEEDS

With its exclusive Head Spa, a chic salon nestled in the French capital stands alone as the epitome of luxury in the Parisian hair game.   Written by: Anetta Nowosielska   I arrive at the salon tucked away in a courtyard near Place Vendome 20 minutes late with knots in my stomach and tears in […]

PLACE MAKER

Architect Nelson de León merges global influences and historical echoes in an expanding body of work in his native South Florida.   Written by: Jean Nayar   On any given day, Nelson de Leon embarks on a global journey – Steamboat Springs today, Majorca tomorrow, Rome next week – immersing himself in the unique atmospheres […]

THE GARDEN WHISPERER

A new book gives renowned landscape architect Fernando Wong’s masterful green spaces their due.   Written by: Sebastian Phillips   Landscape architect Fernando Wong is one of those fortunate professionals who can cherry-pick the projects he wants to work on. As such, he takes on only a few endeavors per year, dedicating himself fully to […]