INGRID HOFFMAN: Whether in the kitchen or on a red carpet, South Floridas famous
TV chef has a taste for Miami chic.
THE INSPIRATION SPOT
Its 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; booksandbooks.com.
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;
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; tandcmiami.com.
With a well-curated mix of garments you do not see everywhere, Frankies also features many local designers. Frankie, 1891 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach; 786-479-4898.
Local designer Daniela Swaebes designs are hip and luxurious without being pretentious. $169.95. hsn.com.
Classic. No fuss. Great ambience. Thats Magnum Lounge. No cocktail menu, but they do have great scotch and single malts! 709 NE 79th Street, Miami; 305-757-3368.
Miami Heat games are always fun with my nephews and it feels great to support our local winning team! nba.com/heat.
Im very petite so Im careful to pick what I wear. I go for simple, then have fun with accessories and very high heels like these Christian Louboutins. $1,245. Neiman Marcus, 390 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables; 786-999-1000; neimanmarcus.com.