March 22, 2023

To Do Listing: December ’21


Carrying my new shades by Johann Wolff

“To Do Listing” is a brand new common function — locations and issues I’ve present in my “recon missions” that may embody every little thing from retailers and wellness to journey ideas and leisure. This month it’s an eyeglass model,  new retailers at Coconut Grove, nice journey ideas, a to not be missed play, dry eye treatment that doubles for rest, “really feel good” information and extra.

German heritage, all the time an excellent indicator of high quality; Euro design; and worth pricing, eyeglass model Johann Wolff has all of it. You maintain the body and see it’s mild however sturdy, and on prime of that they substitute the frames in the event that they break. Types for women and men are modern basic, in order that they received’t exit of fashion. I additionally like the truth that in order for you customized tinted lenses in a particular colour, they’ll try this too. Glass frames vary from $150 to $200 (mine pictured above are $200) . You should buy them from the model’s flagship retailer, TwelveSixtyNine,  in Coconut Grove and on-line. They’re additionally offered  in a number of choose retail places together with 1 Resort in Miami Seashore for whom they designed an unique body. In addition to Johann Wolff, the store additionally sells different prime quality manufacturers reminiscent of Jacques Marie Wage, Eyevan, Barrett Leight and Krewe. One other large plus, they make it a apply to vary frames within the store twice a month for selection, and in addition change some manufacturers a number of instances a yr. Johann Wolff at TwelveSixtyNine, 3113 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, 33133.


Ceramics from Stylish Fashion

New Outlets at Coconut Grove

A a lot welcome store for pretty handmade ceramics  is The Stylish Design in Coconut Grove. Brazilian proprietor Anacris Mastrodomenico is enthusiastic about her enterprise, and it exhibits. The choice isn’t massive, but it surely’s very properly curated. The emphasis is on items for entertaining and eating, with some doing double obligation in dual-purpose ornamental and serving items. She designs and paints her personal line and contains a collection of Italian items from Ravello, Italy, all hand-painted and signed.

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The Stylish Design with ceramics designed by the proprietor

Costs for the ceramics vary from $20 for an espresso cup to $700 for a good-looking plate that doubles as an ornamental piece and for serving.  She additionally takes commissions. One couple walked in lately and requested her to create six bowls with olive designs. She has been doing customized collectibles for the final yr, in a variety of various colours and kinds, and her creations are in properties throughout the US.

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Cupboard pulls with customized ceramic designs

Anacris reconceptualized the shop which was named Mandacaru and added a  assortment of silk and silk-like kaftans, fashionable style, purses, and equipment from Brazil. All are handmade and assertion items.

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Necklace from Stylish Fashion

They’ll ship what you choose and resolve to amass anyplace on the planet. The Stylish Design, 3444 Foremost Freeway, Suite #1, Coconut Grove.

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Moorish Ambiance

You’ll really assume you’re at an upscale store in Morocco at Moorish Ambiance.  Discover every little thing from a collection of dwelling furnishings together with small tables, mirrors and gadgets for dwelling décor and entertaining, to jewellery and naturally textiles. My favorites have been the  fanciful metallic lanterns, excellent for outside tables, leather-based and gold cuffs,  and pewter trays. 3092 Fuller Road, Coconut Grove.

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Guadalupe Designs


Extra Outlets in Coconut Grove

Guadalupe Design boutique options its personal style model and different designers from Latin America.  Their garments are featured at tony spots like boutiques on the 4 Seasons and Ritz Carlton motels. Like mild, cotton maxi attire and kaftans with vibrant colour accents, all created from sustainable materials? Examine. Delicate leather-based booties or adorned cowboy boots? Examine. Additionally discover wonderful straw hats from Ecuador, style jewellery, purses, pretty bathing fits and coverups and totes. Two of my favorites have been a printed jacket with matching shorts and a combo glam bathing go well with and full size coverup.. Costs vary from $95 to $250. 3162 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove.

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Searching for an important place for lunch within the Grove? Considered one of my faves is Sapore di Mare which earned particular standing as a finest dish of the yr. To examine it, click on right here.

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Guadalupe Designs


Take pleasure in drama and desire a deal too? Don’t miss “The Worth” by Arthur Miller at GableStage within the Biltmore Resort which launched their new season with a brand new director, Bari Newport. The manufacturing is fantastically acted, and the play is wealthy in that means about common circumstances and points. In truth, after the play my pal and I couldn’t cease speaking about it. Go. It closes December 12. Within the meantime, they’re providing 50% off performances on Wednesdays at 2 and seven pm and Thursday at 7 p.m.  Use code MILLER50 at checkout.


A really feel good story is The Homestead Miami Mariachi Conservatory, which I simply realized of. It’s an after college music program with a particular deal with youngsters of farmworker background. Based in 2015, it’s underneath the course of “Mariachi Los Mora Arriaga’.

The Poseidon Ferry presents scenic 30 minute rides between downtown and South Seashore alongside the Miami River and Biscayne Bay with hourly departures. In addition they supply a 75 minute skyline cruise the place friends see the Miami River,  Intercontinental Resort Operating Man, Bayfront Park, Bayside Market,  Miami Skyline, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and the Miami Seashore  Skyline. And in January, search for an announcement about service between Miami/Miami Seashore and Coconut Grove and Miami/Bimini/Nassau.



Have hassle maintaining with all of your frequent flyer and award applications – as in what number of miles/factors you’ve gotten, loyalty applications with everybody from motels and eating to purchasing and automobile rental? Try the app Award Pockets. I’m loving it. It organizes loyalty factors and miles, means that you can share the knowledge and even advises you when your factors are expiring.

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Considered one of my good pals informed me about these fabric goggles that not solely work for dry eyes, but in addition, they’re nice for rest. They have been advisable by her specialist at Bascom Palmer. Referred to as tranquileyes XL Superior with beads & instants XL-510, I put them on when I’ve dry eyes and/or feeling drained within the afternoon, retaining them on till I really feel the urge to stand up. On getting up I really feel relaxed and able to go.

Vacation Craft Market with Demos as Properly at Vizcaya Farmers Market in December —
The foremost artwork guilds in South Florida will showcase a wide range of hand-made objects that includes clay, fiber, wooden and metallic to have a good time the vacation season at Vizcaya Farmers Market. They will even have demos of quilting, weaving, woodturning, jewelry-making and ceramics so guests to the market can study in regards to the inventive course of.

The Vacation Craft Market is the results of a brand new partnership between Companions for Artwork + Design, market supervisor City Oasis Venture and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Decide up native produce and scrumptious eats and do your vacation present purchasing on the similar time. December 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vizcaya Farmer’s and Craft Market

Additionally, when you’re there you can too study some native historical past and take a FREE tour of Vizcaya Village. Guests will see choose areas of the Village to debate the design and performance of the areas and study extra about people who lived and labored at Vizcaya 100 years in the past in addition to the current and way forward for the Vizcaya Village. These free 30-minute excursions can be found 11:00 a.m. each Sunday throughout the market.