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South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Amaris Jones of South Street at the Chicken Coupe Event

Amaris Jones, proprietor and chef of South Street, located in the Miami Design District.

No bird is safe on Saturday, February 23rd, when the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival debuts a new event, Chicken Coupe. Hosted by chef Andrew Carmellini at the W South Beach—where he runs the Miami outpost of his New York destination restaurant The Dutch—the event showcases the delectable combination of champagne and […]

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim

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Although this week’s Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is principally about those title attractions—namely, wine and food—one can’t overlook their delicious and equally multifaceted cousin, the cocktail. Many events are shining a spotlight on distilled liquors, but true aficionados have set aside Saturday afternoon for a pair of demonstrations from America’s sultan of the […]

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Steve Rubell’s Studio 54 Auction: everything must blow!

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Quick! What do a sterling-silver Bulgari postcard, an invitation to the premiere of the 1978 film The Wiz, an Andy Warhol Polaroid of Grace Jones, and a diploma from Syracuse University have in common? Well, they’re all going on the block tomorrow in West Palm Beach, when Palm Beach Modern Auctions sells a collection of rare memorabilia from […]

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New York: VAULT Named One of the Magazine Industry’s Hottest Launches

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This month, out of a field of more than 800 magazines premiering this year, Vault was celebrated as one of the 16 Hottest Launches by Min Online, “Another upscale magazine—a common theme of the hot magazines coming to the marketplace—came out of the vault. A chic devotional to art, etiquette and the world of being social, Vault is […]

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Novak Djokovic Has Cornered the Market on Donkey Cheese

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who currently holds the world’s number-one ranking, is stirring up an unusual buzz in the culinary world. Djokovic has purchased the globe’s entire supply of donkey cheese for his Novak Cafe and Restaurant, a brand with locations across his native country. A luxury that is priced at about £1,000 per […]

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Vault’s Holiday Gift Guide

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  Dolce & Gabbana X Grado Labs Headphones Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana and Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado have collaborated to create an audio marvel that combines exquisite sound with high design. The mahogany-cupped DS2012’s open-air technology promotes clearer sound production for both high- and low-frequency bands. $1,250. Thomas Keller Gift Sets  The Thomas […]

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Art Basel: Hot Books, Buzzy Signings

Bruce Weber

This week during Art Basel Miami Beach, the Standard Hotel and The Webster are hosting book signings featuring three of today’s most prominent cultural photographers. Bruce Weber, Terry Richardson and The Sartorialist’s Scott Shuman will showcase their latest books on succeeding days. December 6: Bruce Weber’s All American Volume Twelve: A Book of Lessons Renowned fashion […]

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“Toledo/Toledo: Full Circle” at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design

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Award-winning fashion designer Isabel Toledo and her husband, artist Ruben Toledo, will premiere their exhibition “Toledo/Toledo: Full Circle” at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design during Art Basel on December 6th. The retrospective showcases three decades of archival Isabel Toledo designs on mannequins created by Ruben Toledo, as well as a section of […]

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