Lessons from Gabrielle Anwar on living your best Miami life

Gabrielle Anwar. Photograph by Felipe Cuevas.
Gabrielle Anwar. Photograph by Felipe Cuevas.

Originally from England, actress (Once Upon a Time, Burn Notice) and philanthropist Gabrielle Anwar now calls Miami home. She’s discovered a plethora of places that keep her lifestyle effortlessly chill:

Gabrielle Anwar. Photograph by Felipe Cuevas.

The Dog Groomer

Lovely Pets.

“Luisito at Lovely Pets Grooming Salon is not only a groomer — he will deliver dog food, treats on the side, and he’ll remind me when to do flea medications. It’s like having a dog nanny.” 3098 Fuller Street, Suite 10, Coconut Grove; 305-476-8980; lovelypetsgroomingsalon.com.

The Cause

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“The Make-A-Wish Foundation is so important to my husband, [Shareef Malnik], and I’ve become very emotionally attached to the concept of healing these children while they’re suffering such horrific twists of fate.” 954-967-9474; sfla.wish.org.

The Convenience

EzFill delivers gas on demand via an app. Photograph courtesy of EzFill.

“We use the EzFill gas app. Shareef said, ‘Go to bed, and when you wake up, your car will be filled.’ I thought that was quite brilliant. It’s like the gas fairy!” 305-791-1169; ezfillapp.com.

The Cocktail


“I explored cocktails that had a tequila base and discovered the Paloma. It’s basically just tequila, grapefruit juice and a little agave sweetener. It’s become my go-to drink at The Forge.432 West 41st Street, Miami Beach; 305-538-8533; theforge.com.

The Skincare

SKINCARE No BS Vitamin C serum

“We’re hearing so many good things about Vitamin C. No BS’s Vitamin C+E Serum is amazing, and I will just rub it on my face throughout the day.” livenobs.com.

The Workout

Rinaldi Performance.

If you want the extremes of very female-friendly Krav Maga and Gyrotonics, there’s only one place to go: Rinaldi Performance. Owner Melanie is a veteran of adoring women, of supporting women, of giving them tremendous amounts of strength.” 2753 Southwest 27th Avenue, Miami; 786-423-8314; rinaldiperformance.com.

The Look

At East on Sunset.

“I can fill my whole wardrobe from At Ease, which is very unusual for me, to go to a store and be able to pull an entire outfit. I love cashmere, I love cotton, I love natural silk; fabrics that are easy to wear.” 5844 Sunset Drive, South Miami; 305-662-1022; ateaseonsunset.com.

The Cut 

Gleam Hair Studio.

Gleam Hair Studio feels like stepping into a popular, humming salon in Paris. Not only due to Carole Hakoun’s effortless Parisian charm. One steps out feeling just a little more chic, a little more confident, a little more, well, French.” 7287 Southwest 57th Avenue, South Miami; 305-667-7008; gleamhairstudio.com.

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