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Giselle Valenzano


Basel is finally here and so is your official Art Basel Guide 2014! I love this time of year, not only because of the holidays, but because of the thousands of people from all around the world that gather here for this event. Bold and eclectic fashion, an evolving art scene, fun people – get ready to get a taste of what Miami is all about.


Meet Diane Von Furstenberg
What: Join the designer as she celebrates the launch of her new book, “The Woman I Wanted to Be” at her Aventura Mall Pop-Up!
Where: 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
When: December 3, 7-8pm; RSVP to

What: Enjoy Music and art all in one place with DJ Swizz Beatz and international singer Nabiha. Also get a chance to enjoy an art installation by Aerosyn Lex-Mestrovic
Where: 1001 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
When: December 5, 8-11p; Invite only

Design Miami
What: “The global forum for design.” A showroom collection of modern and contemporary home designs exhibiting architectural, furniture, and fashion designs. And this year is the 10 year anniversary of Design Miami! It’s definitely something you don’t want to miss out on.
Where: Between Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Next to the Miami Beach Convention Center
When: December 3-7;
Cost: GA tickets are $25; Senior/Students (with ID) $20

Art Basel Miami Beach
What:The most prestigious art show in the United States showcasing various artwork from over 2,000 artists. Great event for collectors, dealers, and critics.
Where: 300 West 41st Street #214 Miami Beach, FL 33140
When: December 4-7
Cost: One-Day Ticket $42
Permanent Pass: $90
Evening Ticket (after 4 pm): $29

Aqua Art 2014
What: A contemporary art fair that began in 2005. Aqua features young dealers and galleries with strong emerging careers.
Where: Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach$10
When: December 3-7
Cost: One day pass $15

Ink Miami Art Fair
What: A fair focused on contemporary art work created on paper.
Where:Suites of Dorchester
1850 Collins Avenue (19th St)
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
When: December 3-7
Cost: FREE


It doesn’t end there! Here are a few more events worth looking into.

|   Select Fair   |   UNTITLED. | Artexpo Miami   |    Art Miami   |   Context 
|  Miami Project  | Miami River Art Fair  |   Pulse Miami   |   Red Dot Miami   |   Scope  

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There’s plenty going on all around town this month  for Miami Live Month, so start planning! For the month of Novemeber you can experience Miami’s live music and entertainment from concerts and dance performances to comedy shows and poetry readings there is something to choose from every day.

Here are a few special offers to look forward to in the coming weeks:

15&Vine | Kitchen & Bar

When: 6p – 8p
What:Join them every Wednesday for live music by cover band, La Linea. Enjoy $5 Specialty Leblon cocktails and 50% off of their cheese and charcuterie bar.

A Christmas Carol

When: November 22 & November 29, 2014.
What: The Actors Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol. Get into the spirit of the holiday and bring family along for this show! Buy one adult ticket, get one child free to select performances on November 22 and November 29, 2014.

Ball & Chain Happy Hour
1513 SW 8TH ST.
MIAMI, FL 33135

When: Monday-Saturday 4-7 p
What: Head over to Ball & Chain every Sunday for 2 for 1 happy hour specials!

Gable Stage at the Biltmore

When:Friday, November 28th @ 8pm for $35.00; Saturday, November 29th @ 2pm for $35.00; Sunday, November 30th @ 7pm for $30.00. Purchase online using the PROMO CODE: LIVE.
What: $10 off select performances for Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon. November 28th-30th

National Hotel Miami Beach Jazz Brunch

When:Every Sunday from 12p-4p
What: Every Sunday they will be offering a Jazz Brunch; enjoy a complimentary mimosa and live jazz on the terrace. $55 per person and $27.50 per children under 12 years old.

For more information and special offers for Miami Live Month click here. See you around town!


It just so happens that two of my favorite things star with ‘f’s’. Can you guess them? Fashion and FROYO.

To me, finding your favorite frozen yogurt is sort of like finding your favorite hair stylist. You try, and try, and experience some bad ones until you find one you love and are faithful to forever. Well, my quest for the best froyo in town has ended, and guess what, I found the best Miami froyo. There are 4 locations to choose from in Miami and over 1,300 in 46 countries.

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Yogen Früz is a self-serve frozen yogurt heaven… In 1986, two brothers opened a frozen yogurt retail concept in Toronto, Canada. The small store turned into an extraordinary product and a great design.

Yogen Früz is delicious and nutritious, just what you need to live a healthy and active lifestyle. The one I go to is located right on Lincoln Road… With plenty of flavors and toppings to choose from, you can’t go wrong!  Who doesn’t love a big cup of frozen yogurt on a warm sunny day? I know I don’t mind it!

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H&M Blazer
PacSun Romper
Zara Sandalls

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Ok so now you’re probably craving some frozen yogurt but guess what! Today is your lucky day :) We are giving away a gift card to Yogen Früz! All you have to do is enter the raffle below and like Flair Miami and Yogen Früz’s Facebook pages! The winners will be announced next monday on our Facebook page. It’s simple and quick who knows maybe you’ll be the winner of some delicious Froyo ;)
Good Luck! 

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If you know anything about me you would know…. I love food. I love going to new places and stepping out of my food comfort zone. The moment I find a unique restaurant I love I can’t stop raving about it, and I always recommend it to friends and family.

With that said, I have a restaurant recommendation for you! And it’s all in the buns. Buns & Buns to be exact. :)

If you’re a fan of distinctive flavors, fresh ingredients and savory spices while on a budget Buns & Buns should be where you’re headed to for lunch. Located in the heart of South Miami, Buns & Buns has something a little different to offer than most restaurants and that is buns from all around the world. From London and Istanbul to Hong Kong & Bangkok Buns & Buns is known for, well, their delicious buns.

So, are you sold yet? Because I know I am.

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Buns & Buns is located at 5748 Sunset Dr. Miami, FL 33143

And their hours are:

  • MON – THU 11:30AM – 10PM
  • FRI 11:30AM – 11PM
  • SAT 10AM – 11PM
  • SUN 10AM – 10PM

Check them out and let me know what you think! I hope your experience is as good as mine always is! :)

Don’t you just love it when you see celebrities dressed in clothes that the every day girl can afford? I know I do! And that’s why I’ve got my eye on Taylor Swift. She always seems to surprise me when it comes to her fashion sense.  Everything she wears has a unique Taylor Twist ;) and it’s always fun to see what she’ll walk out in next.

But it’s this one look I fell in love with and guess what? It’s H&M!


Celebrity Inspired

• H M crop top, $24

• H M Skirt, $29

• Casadei leather shoes

• ALDO tote bag, $82

• Ray-Ban sunglasses

What’s there NOT to love about Taylor’s style? She knows how to keep it feminine, classy and young all at once.
Which celebrity do you turn to for inspiration? Who would you like to see us write about next? Let us know by commenting below! :)


Dwntwn Art Days Miami is back for the 3rd year starting Friday, September 19 in Downtown Miami. Take this weekend to enjoy Miami’s culture, art, food, exhibits and short films.

Art Days is a collaboration between the Miami Downtown Development Authority and the cultural spaces and artists residing in Downtown Miami. They promise to have something for everyone with events ranging from bike tours and art parties to exhibitions and family programming.

This 3-day weekend will have over 150 events in 29 different venues all around downtown, so there will be PLENTY to do and you won’t want to miss out!

For more information on Dwntwn Art Days, locations and events click the picture below.


Dwntwn Art Miami vuelve por el tercer año! A partir del viernes 19 de Septiembre en el centro de Miami. No sabes que hacer este fin de semana? Pues ahora si, disfruta la cultura, el arte, la comida, y bellas exposiciones de Miami.

Días de arte es una colaboración entre la autoridad de desarrollo de Downtown de Miami y los espacios culturales y artistas que residen en el centro de Miami. Ellos prometen tener algo para todo el mundo — desde paseos en bicicleta, los partidos de arte para exposiciones y programación familiar.

Este fin de semana tendrá más de 150 eventos en 29 lugares diferentes por todo el centro,  no te lo pierdas!

Para obtener más información sobre Dwntwn Arte Días, lugares y eventos, haga clic en la imagen de arriba.


Film meets fashion this week at the 2nd annual Miami Fashion Film Festival on Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 14 at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.

In case you were not able to join in on all of the fashion fun during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, Miami Fashion Film Festival is bringing a different glance into the fashion industry through the eyes of filmmakers who capture and celebrate the art, culture and business of fashion. Here are a few screenings you won’t want to miss out on:

Screening Shorts Program: Documentary and Panel Discussion
WHAT? Take a look into the art and business side of fashion through three “shorts” based in Miami. Buy tickets here.
WHEN? Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9-10:30p
WHERE? Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL, 33139

WHAT? Go behind the scenes at the inner workings of a KAPITAL photo shoot with lead designer, Kiro Hirata and photographer, Eric Kvatek. Buy tickets here.
WHEN? Friday, September 12, 2014, 3-4p
WHERE? Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL, 33139

KAPITAL WORLD Trailer from Eric Kvatek on Vimeo.

“The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED Screening”
WHAT? See Washington DC through a different lens and find out what the future of fashion looks like in DC. Buy tickets here.
WHEN? Friday, September 12, 2014 5-6p
WHERE? Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Screening Shorts Program: “Fashion Brands”
WHAT? See what it takes for fashion brands to tell their story when print ads and lookbooks are not enough. Buy tickets here.
WHEN? Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5-6p
WHERE? Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL, 33139

“Advanced Style” Screening and Filmmaker Chat With Lina Plioplyte
WHAT? Get a look into the world of seven eccentric New Yorker’s personal style and their take on fashion. Buy tickets here.
WHEN? Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7-8:45p
WHERE? Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Screening Shorts Program and Filmmaker Chat with Antonio Contreras
WHAT? Choose from a selection of short films and chat with Filmmaker and last years Founder’s Award Winner, Antonio Contreras. Buy tickets here & here.
WHEN? Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1-2p & 5-6:30p
WHERE? Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL, 33139

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If you aren’t heading to the beaches, what are you doing this Labor Day Weekend in Miami?

If you’re anything like me, you probably want to save a few bucks while still having some fun.

Here are a few Labor Day Deals. ;)

Free Admission at Perez Art Museum

The PAMM is offering FREE museum admission to anyone who arrives by Metromover.

When? Monday, Sept. 1

Where? Perez Art Museum 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

$10 Admission at Jungle Island

This weekend at Jungle Island is “Neighbor Day”. Bring along your family and friends and pay only $10 per person with the Jungle Island Deal.

When? Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

Where? Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami 33132

Free Movie Screening at Actors Playhouse
Actors Playhouse is offering free movies once a month and this weekend they will be screening ‘E.T.’. Although tickets are free, you need tickets to attend.

When? Aug. 30 – 31, 8pm

Where? The Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Free Beach Yoga

Grab your mat and invite your friends for free yoga on Miami Beach with Green Monkey Yoga

When? Monday, Sept. 1, 6pm

Where? Collins Park at Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave., and North Shore Park Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

What will you be doing this Labor Day Weekend? Let us know!

In our last our celebrity inspired post, we were lusting over Olivia Palermo’s style, but lately the Kardashians always seem to be in the limelight when it comes to fashion…

So, for today’s celebrity inspired look, I’ve got my eye on the Jenner girls! Kylie Jenner, to be exact.

I’m not sure if it’s her daring hair changes or her edgy/grunge look that keeps me obsessing over the youngest of the Kardashion/Jenner clan… But I’m hooked.

If I could shop directly from her closet (and if I had an unlimited spending limit in my bank account) I’d probably be one of happiest girls in town. But, thankfully for me (and you too), Kendall and Kylie have launched their very own collection for participating PacSun stores. Want to know something even more exciting? The PacSun location at The Falls Mall Miami is the only location in Florida selling their collection. So, stay tuned for a funky outfit post c/o PacSun ;)

If, however, you are looking to copy one of her trendy looks but you’re on a budget, see below!


River Island Jumpsuit  $40
Asos Wrap Tie Coat (similar)  $114 
Fringe Cross Body  $69
Rag & Bone Fedora   $175
Zigi Soho Pumps  $50

Which celebrity’s style are you currently obsessing over? Let us know!

Summer season means travel season is here… Where are you headed to this summer? I’m headed….EUROPE! I can’t wait. I’ll be visiting 8 countries in 25 days and I cannot wait! I can already tell that this summer will be one for the books and am more than excited for the adventures that are up ahead. Now, it’s time to gather some travel essentials…

With my trip right around the corner, I am slowly but surely gathering things for the big departure. So, where do I begin? Here are a few travel essentials that I’ve come up with so far!

Here are a few must have travel essentials:


Travel essentials
• Comfortable shoes: They are always a necessity on trips, no matter where you’re headed. And you can never go wrong with a pair of TOMS.
• Camera: Put your phone away and bring along a real camera. How about a mini Polaroid? Nothing beats having your memories instantly developed.
Hat: Whether you’re on the beach or in the city, a hat will always come in handy on those hot sunny days.
• A Pair of Sunglasses: A timeless pair of sunglasses is always an essential – vacation or not. But just one will do.
• Mini Crossbody: Because we all know the last thing we want is to lug around a huge bag. Give your back a break and find a crossbody that is interchangeable with any outfit. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!
• Lip Balm: I don’t know about you, but lip balm is a daily essential for me. Toss one into your cross body!
• A Watch: Like I said, put your phone away while you’re on vacation. Try not to look at it…even if it’s just for telling time. Save yourself from the temptation and wear a watch everyday. But try to enjoy your time instead of paying attention to it ;)
• A Journal: last but not least, get into the habit of writing into a journal, daily.  Keep the memories alive, forever.
So there you have it! Where will you be going this summer and what are some of your travel essentials? Let us know!
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