Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#ThankYouMiamiGoesToNicaragua - Chapter 2 Release!

In June 2014, the #ThankYouMiami team traveled to Rivas, Nicaragua to work on a special video project. The video, filmed around Rivas and at Nicaragua365's Fort Walker rental home, showcases Miami surfers in their element, as well as how Miami brands like B.O.A.T. Attire, Cameri Bead Studios, and Razön make travel comfortable and fashionable. Chapter 2 of the full video, which was filmed the day the girls got surf lessons, is available on our new YouTube channel and below. In case you missed it, you can still view the first trailer and the second trailer. Enjoy! 

El mes pasado el equipo de #ThankYouMiami viajó a Rivas, Nicaragua para trabajar en un proyecto especial. El video, que fue filmado alrededor de Rivas y en la propiedad de renta Fort Walker, muestra a varios surfeadores y marcas de Miami. El segundo capítulo de la película, que fue filmado el día que las chicas tomamos clases de surf, ya está disponible en nuestro nuevo canal de YouTube y debajo. Si te lo perdiste, todavía puedes el primer corto y el segundo corto. ¡Disfrútalos!

Monday, July 28, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Taylor's Ultimate Sauces

No condiment can kick a meal up a notch quite like sauce. That said, no sauce is more exciting than one that is locally-made from a family recipe. Enter Taylor Hicks, a Miami native who is putting a personal spin to his family's Peruvian and Southern-inspired cooking secrets. With the help of his next-door neighbor, Taylor has released a line of five sauces ideal for executing 11 recipes from his grandfather's cookbook and for exploring unlimited recipe options on your own. Taylor's Ultimate sauces are available through his website and are popping up in some of your favorite Miami restaurants, including Coconut Grove staple Taurus, where we recently joined Taylor and other local bloggers for a tasting.

During the event, Taylor showed that his sauces are more than just a condiment. With the right recipe, they can be the foundation to a fantastic dish - appetizer or entree. Taylor also showed us that his sauces are versatile by serving up everything from BBQ style pasta to oysters with Peruvian-style garlic sauce. We loved all of the dishes, but we particularly enjoyed those with the Peruvian-style garlic and the mild habanero hot sauces, which we took home and have been using ever since! Check out the photos from the tasting below and, once you work up an appetite, click on the caption for Taylor's very own family recipes!

Taylor's Ultimate Oysters. Photo credit: Taylor's Ultimate.
Chicken skewers with Taylor's Ultimate Italian-Style BBQ Sauce.
Taylor's Ultimate Italian-Style BBQ Pasta.
The Taylor's Ultimate team.

Which Taylor's Ultimate recipe are you most excited to make? Which Taylor's Ultimate sauce will you be trying first? What dish will you be incorporating it into? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Miami Beauty Experts - Localeur

Miami is an amazing city. But, with everything it offers, it can be an overwhelming city for visitors who are unfamiliar with the area. Enter Localeur, an Austin-based company, whose mission is to help travelers get the inside scoop of where to eat, drink, and play on their website and app. Earlier this summer Localeur tapped #ThankYouMiami to share our local expertise with their audience. In our latest recommendation, we share the four beauty experts that we swear by. Click on the image below to see who keeps us picture-perfect and make sure to keep an eye on the #ThankYouMiami Localeur page for future recommendations!

Have you visited these beauty spots? What Miami beauty experts are your go-to? What other recommendations would you like to see from the Miami Localeurs? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion - Miami Swim Week Style Diary

Miami Swim Week quickly came and went. It left us with some amazing memories, a lot of fashion inspo, and a little bit of a cold. While we work to put together our recap, here's our style diary - a day-to-day of what we wore and where you can get it. Read the excerpt from our latest #ThankYouMiami for Fashion column below and click on the photo to see the full feature.

Miami Swim Week llego y se fué muy rápido. Nos dejo con unas memorias fabulosas, mucha inspiración de moda, y un poquito enfermos. Mientras trabajamos en nuestro resumen de la semana, te dejamos con un diario de nuestro estilo personal - es decir, el día a día de lo que portamos y en donde lo puedes encontrar. Lee el extracto de nuestro nuevo artículo para #ThankYouMiami for Fashion y dale click a la foto para ver todo el artículo.

Which look would you wear? What is your must-have summer accessory or clothing staple for beating the heat and looking stylish? Did you attend Miami Swim Week? What was your favorite event? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Themed Weeks - Miami Swim Week 2014

Happy Swim Week, Miami! We hope you find yourself well-rested because we are about to embark on a binge of fashion, fashion, and more fashion! Our goals for the next 5 days are:

1. To pick up on the newest trends on and off the runway;
2. To stock up on swimwear for the rest of the year; and,
3. To have as much fun as humanly possible.

If you are up for the challenge, we hope you join us at some of this week's most anticipated events. We will continue to update the list below of where we plan to be. Say hi if you see us - we would love to meet you!