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The other side of Haiti – in pictures

Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, is grappling with a political crisis after a runoff presidential vote was abandoned because of violent protests over alleged fraud. The Caribbean nation has been struggling to recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake, but Haitians are slowly rebuilding, …

Fashion Shows

Take a look inside the $25 million Miami mansion Lenny Kravitz once called home

A Miami mansion that musician Lenny Kravitz once called home has hit the market for $25 million, the Wall Street Journal has reported.<p>Kravitz purchased the Sunset Islands home for $8.95 million back in 2001, when it was built. He then sold the house in 2005 to the property's current owner, Stephen …

Real Estate

Exquisite Mediterranean Mansion in Coral Gables Asks $19M

The fourth priciest estate for sale in Coral Gables<p>A 11,833-square feet Mediterranean mansion became the fourth most expensive home for sale in Coral Gables when it listed this week for $19 million, a few canals over from the $21-million Classic European on Arvida Parkway.<p>This estate has 180 feet …

6 Haute Spots to Dock and Dine in Miami

In Miami, where it’s summer all year long, every day is a boat day. Whether you’re cruising around the bay, relaxing at the sandbar, or sunbathing …

The Most Romantic Restaurants in NYC

We've chosen some of our favorite spots in New York for a special night out, whether you want the best Valentine's restaurant in NYC (and if you choose to eat out that night, godspeed) or just want to celebrate an anniversary/promotion/third date in style.<p>Kat & Theo<p>Tucked into the Flatiron …

Dining Rooms

Top 5 must-do Luxury experiences in Paris - Luxurylaunches

As the battle continues between London and Paris for the world’s top tourism spot, the latter continues to welcome about 45 million visitors annually …

Scarves and more! Bentley reinvents 2014 Capsule Handbag Collection - Luxurylaunches

For automobile enthusiasts, fashion may not be difficult to understand. Both influenced by modern technology and sensibilities demonstrate design …

11 mind blowing hotels that need to be in your bucket list - Luxurylaunches

There is a lot we want to achieve in life. It could be anything from climbing the machu picchu to paying our bills on time. For a true luxury …

Top 5 must-do Luxury experiences in New York - Luxurylaunches

New York City welcomes nearly 47 million foreign and American tourists every year including day-trippers. Every corner of the city exudes with its …

LIV and Story Make Top 10 Revenue Generating Clubs List of 2015

Guess all those vodka sodas add up. Nightclub & Bar Media Group released its annual <b>Nightclub & Bar Top 100</b> List with both LIV and STORY Nightclub making it into the top 10 highest grossing nightclubs in the U.S.<p>Coming in number five on the list was LIV with a reported $40-45 million in revenue last …

Top 10

Meet the New Director of MOCA

You say you want a revolution—Babacar M’Bow leads the new MOCA into a dynamo era with a mix of local and international vibes.<p>Babacar M’Bow at MOCA …

The Hottest Restaurants in Miami Right Now, February 2015

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: <b>Where should I eat right now</b>? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where the Pubbelly Group just opened their latest venture. And while …

South Beach

Fooq's is Open for Service Tonight

<b>David Foulquier</b> and chef <b>Nicole Votano</b> team up to bring Miami a farm-to-table menu from all around the world. Influences of French, Persian, Mexican, Spanish, and American cuisines come together to supply warm and hardy, feel-good food.<p><b>Fooq's</b> takes its name from Foulquier's childhood home- which it …

Food

Adena Grill Reinvents the Steakhouse From the Farm to the Fork.

<b>Adena Grill & Wine Bar</b> in the <b>Village at Gulfstream Park</b> is changing the way we think about steakhouses. <b>Frank Stronach</b>, founder of the global auto-parts supplier Magna International, sold his stake in 2010 for close to $1 billion, and moved to Florida to start Adena Meats and Adena Ranch. Rather …

Which Services to Book at Miami's Newest Spas & Salons

Miami is fun and games for the most part, but at some point your body needs a break. From a full-body detox and power nap to a massage that comes …

Yet Another 'Gourmet' Burger Restaurant Comes To South Florida

Fancy burgers and wine are the name of the game at Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, opening today. This will be the second Florida outpost for the Arizona-based burger chain.<p>The menu contains plenty of burgers topped with ingredients like Manchego cheese, Zinfandel braised onions and wild mushrooms, …

Miami

The Most Anticipated Miami Restaurant Openings of Spring and Summer 2015

While spring and summer are the times in South Florida when temperatures rise and things notoriously slow down, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Plenty of new restaurants are on the horizon in the next few months and we've rounded up the ones that should be on everyone's radar.<p>MIAMI …

Texas

Dating Books for Every Kind of Girl

For every single girl on OK Cupid, there’s someone who is holding out to meet someone IRL. And while some of your friends may be hunting for “The One,” others only want a hookup. Bottom line: Not all single ladies want the same thing. And on top of that, everyone is coming from a different place. …

Relationships

Miami's Dolce Italian Wins Bravo TV's 'Best New Restaurant'

Last night Miami Beach restaurant Dolce Italian won Bravo TVs culinary competition series “Best New Restaurant."<p>The series featured 16 restaurants from across the country — five of which were based in Miami — battling it out in a series of competitions to determine who the overall "best" new …

Sneak Preview: Best New Superyachts You Can Charter

Unlike cruise lines, which put on huge PR and marketing blitzes to launch new megaships, and fill thousands of cabins, in the rarefied world of superyachts, most are reserved for use by the owners. The only way to access them is as an invited guest. Or get lucky, and select a sleek yacht available …

Swimming Pools

Look How Rich India's Become Under New Prime Minister Modi

The “Modi Magic” continues in India. Ever since last May’s election of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has been showered with good fortune.<p>Here’s one way to measure India’s new found flow of money: India’s foreign exchange reserves rose $1.39 billion in the last week of March alone, putting …

India

Touring the Completed, Eco-Crazy, 1 Hotel South Beach

[Photos by Karli Evans]<p>News originally broke back in early 2013 that the old rambling barn of a hotel originally known as the Roney Palace when it was built in the 1960s (on the site of the former Roney Plaza, but that's a story for another day), and then the Gansevoort, was going under the knife …

Modern Japanese Soho Bay Restaurant Arrives From Brazil

Popular Brazilian sushi concept Soho Bay has officially opened its doors to its first American outpost today right on the cusp of Miami Beach at 520 West Avenue.<p>This is the ninth Soho Bay location in the world, but the first one in the United States. The waterfront, 200-seat restaurant's kitchen is …

Miami

Brickell's Last Holdout Fights Developers to Preserve Native American History

But the neighborhood didn't welcome the Bermudez family with open arms. The area was mostly middle-class white, while Ishmael's father was descended …

The Hottest Burgers in Miami, 2015

<i>[Pictured: Knife and Fork burger from Buns & Buns]</i><p>A burger is one of those items that just about every restaurant has on their menu. It's a dish that can be eaten (by just Americans?) at any meal and at any hour of the day. Here are some of the new, the note-worthy, and those that have stood the …

Miami

South Florida's 16 Most Iconic Burgers

Now that you've gotten to know Miami's hottest burgers right now, it's time we schooled you on the classics. These are the burgers that have kept sizzling through South Florida's toughest times (i.e. hurricanes, drug wars!) and have paved Miami's way to becoming a burger rich city.<p>Below, we present …

Fort Lauderdale

Best Wineries in Spain to Visit

It’s no wonder we are obsessed about wine here at Totally Spain. Spain is the world’s largest producer of wine and the country with the largest …

Inside the Home of Jorge Pérez, the Miami Collector Championing Latin American Art

Cuba