I've lived in Miami my entire life, and while I complain a whole lot about the traffic, rude citizens, and over-crowding, it's still home and I still love it here. There's something about being close to the water that I would never trade. I also have amazing memories growing up, spending balmy summer Miami nights with my friends, outdoors. I've seen the city constantly expand throughout my years here and have to say that some of the newer additions like the PAMM are pretty cool. These photos were snapped outside the PAMM on the open air terrace after brunch at Verde. If you haven't checked out this newest Miami eatery you should. I snapped my brunch, so for those of you that follow me on snap (@FashionableESQ), you saw how delicious our food was. The service? Not great. There is definitely room for improvement and they would benefit by adding additional wait staff. BUT, but, the eggs benedict were on-point.
The new Bobbi Brown Sunset Pink Collection is universally flattering, and the most wearable collection from a brand that I have seen in a long time. The shades in this collection are neutral, but have an extra something that make them across-the-board-gorgeous and suitable for all skin tones. The new product line showcases highlighting powders, cheek tint sticks, limited edition long-wear cream shadows, tube tints and of course, Bobbi's amazinglong-wear gel liner.
This collection is currently available, limitedly, online.
The highly anticipated EAST, Miamihas opened its doors. Located within Brickell City Centre, the Miami location of this hotel, which is originally Honk Kong based, marks the only US outpost. Topping off the hotel is Quinto La Huella, the sister restaurant of famed Uruguayan eatery, Parador La Huella. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor eating, with the main draw being a central open air grill where chef's will focus their skills on bringing you an assortment of grilled meats and fish. Click here to see a portion of the menu. E-mail for reservations/info here.
The hotel has 352 rooms, with 89 of those being residences and 8 being suites. It boasts a contemporary feel, with unfinished cement exteriors, minimalistic, Asian inspired gardens and clean lines. All of these design elements are characteristic of the Coconut Grove architecture firm, Architectonica, which is credited with the project. (Interiors are by NY design firm, Clodagh).Miami Brides-to-be need look no further than EAST, Miami's 3000 sqft plus ballroom,with floor to ceiling windows and a dynamic city view. Nightly room rates will vary, starting at $260 for low season and $550 during high season. Believe it or not, Expedia is already offering room discounts for this brand new hotel.
Parmigiano Reggiano(Parmesan Cheese) and the Biltmore Culinary Academy invited us for a cooking class so that we could delight in the wonders of cooking with this traditional, high quality ingredient. The art of making Parmigiano Reggiano dates back hundreds of years, to a time when artisans produced it in large quantities in copper vats. Today, cheese houses (called 'caseficio's) across Parma continue to produce it in the same, timeless manner.
Did you know that this cheese is natural and highly digestible? It does not contain any preservatives. In fact, it only contains three ingredients: milk from the Parma region, renett and salt. Click herefor some recipes featuring Parmigiano Reggiano.
We gathered in the kitchen for our class lead by Biltmore Executive Chef David Hackett. We were then divided into groups of four. Each group had one recipe to master. Ours was Parmigiano Reggiano Baked Sea Scallops served with Cumin Corn Salsa (the entire recipe is at the bottom of this post). In total, we cooked 8 dishes that we all shared and ate at the end of the class. This event was a collaborative effort on behalf of the South Florida chapter of The Blogger Union.