My 305 Style: Ingrid Hoffman

INGRID HOFFMAN: Whether in the kitchen or on a red carpet, South Florida’s famous TV chef has a taste for Miami chic.


  • THE INSPIRATION SPOT “It’s so inspiring to sit at the Books & Books terrace and peruse through their awesome selection. Or even just to sit at a reading, listening to one of the big authors they bring in each month to speak.” Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-442-4408;

  • THE BLOUSE “Etro printed shirts are my go-to cooking uniform. I love the lively prints. They disguise any cooking stains!” $491. Etro, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-868-5971;

  • THE RESTAURANT I love the casual and cool atmosphere at Tongue & Cheek, as well as their creative small plate menu and great service. And I really love chef Jamie de la Rosa! Tongue & Cheek, 431 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-704-2900;

  • THE BOUTIQUE “With a well-curated mix of garments you do not see everywhere, Frankie’s also features many local designers.” Frankie, 1891 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-479-4898.

  • THE NECKLACE “Local designer Daniela Swaebe’s designs are hip and luxurious without being pretentious.” $169.95.

  • THE BAR “Classic. No fuss. Great ambience. That’s Magnum Lounge. No cocktail menu, but they do have great scotch and single malts!” 709 NE 79th Street, Miami; 305-757-3368.

  • THE EXPERIENCE “Miami Heat games are always fun with my nephews and it feels great to support our local winning team!”

  • THE SHOE “I’m very petite so I’m careful to pick what I wear. I go for simple, then have fun with accessories and very high heels like these Christian Louboutin’s.” $1,245. Neiman Marcus, 390 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables; 786-999-1000;