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When shes out and about, Art Conductor co-founder MARCELLA NOVELA brings along her daughters Savannah, 6 and Siena, 4. All three wear stylish, comfortable clothing so they look and feel great.
Relive your museum visit with these gift-shop takeaways.
INDULGE was on the scene at the first-ever Arsht Families Imagination Ball at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and asked fellow attendees what's the best holiday gift you ever received?
MANNY MACHADO Miami's quintessential adman extraordinaire, the co-founder of MGSCOMM has a flair all his own.
First class finds for the man who has everything.
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The Spanish, male version of Eloise, Javier Beneyto grew up traveling the world with his parents and making fast friends at hotels. From those adventures, a hospitality career was born, and hes been on the road ever sinceIbiza, Frankfurt, Ontario, Ithaca, N.Y., where he earned certification at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and the Dominican Republic for his first big-league gig. After going five-star at his hometown of Madrids Villa Magna Hotel, luxury hospitality group COMO got a hold of him, which set off yet another round of destinations from the Maldives to London. Metropolitan by COMO, his latest assignment in Miami Beach, opens in early 2014. For good reason, Beneyto suggests gifts for the traveler.
While many Miami artists have hightailed it to New York and Los Angeles, Naomi Fisher always keeps one foot in Florida. More than a home, the state serves as inspiration for her multimedia works. The daughter of a botanist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden grew up immersed in lush, native and exotic vegetation that eventually became a widely documented subject along with feminism and myths. Her friezes in flora and fauna themes adorning the gardens new Rose McQuillan Arts Center debut in Spring 2014. Its been a busy season for Fisher with solo and group shows at the University of Florida and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, respectively, on top of running BFI alternative art space in downtown Miami. We turn to her for art-related gifts.
As a start-up cheerleader, Dr. Susan Amats career is rooted in gift giving, in the form of resources and mentorship passed on to the next generation of entrepreneurs. The self-described serial entrepreneur co-developed the University of Miamis Launch Pad, which has become an international model for entrepreneurship education at schools across the U.S., only to turn around and perform another slam dunk with Venture Hive in downtown Miami. The tech accelerator doles out grants and then some to international start-ups within the citys strongest fields, like healthcare and hospitality. As a working mother of two young children, Amat certainly knows the pressures of buying holiday gifts. Here, she shares those that will light up a techies eyes.
France cant keep all the good chefs. Philippe Ruiz is one that got away and wound up in Miami to the rejoice of Floridian foodies. When the citys menus were overrun with steaks and stone crabs, his creativity-meets-classical training breathed new life into Gallic fare at the Biltmore Hotels Palme DOr, where he was executive chef de cuisine for 13 years. In the fall, the twice-nominee for a James Beard award brought his kitchen knives to Brickell for the launch of Lippi. The nouveau American restaurant, backed by a Zuma partner, allows Ruiz to broaden his recipe repertoire and audience. We asked him to dish on delicious gifts.
Long before lean in became a catchphrase of the womens movement, Mayi de la Vega had smashed the glass ceiling in South Florida real estate as the founder and owner of ONE Sothebys International Realty. Her hard work ethic and cultural collaborations such as ONE CIFO Project with the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation is why she brokers big deals like the exclusive sales and marketing contract for Zaha Hadids 1000 Museum residential tower. Wanting to share the wealth, she launched ONE on One, a program for agents to donate a portion of commissions and homeowners to donate goods, among other initiatives, to benefit Lotus House nonprofit for homeless women and children. Since business and gifts go hand in hand, here are her ideas for the professionals in your life.
With objects this good looking and good for the planet, your conscience and your home will be clean.
Boring solids? Not when theres this much fun going on in textures and fabrics.
Keep things cool Monday through Friday in sleek separates and accessories that are high up on the fashion ladder.
INDULGE attended the 2013 ninth annual DJ Irie Charity Weekend and asked fellow partiers to Describe your style in three words...