Friday, May 22, 2015

#ThankYouMiami for (Travel) Fashion

Today's "#ThankYouMiami for Fashion" column is a short and sweet travel style post dedicated to all of those escaping the Memorial Day Miami mayhem. Read the excerpt below and click on the photo for the full feature, including four travel style looks.

Are you traveling this weekend? Where are you going? If not, how do you prepare for Memorial Day weekend? How do you prepare for traveling? What is your go-to travel look out of the four we presented? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

#ThankYouMiami How-To: Get Your Bikini Body Back with Davidson's Eggs

Last week we joined a dozen food bloggers and experts at the Biltmore Culinary Academy kitchens for an egg focused cooking class with celebrity chef Brooke Williamson. Chef Brooke is best known for being the Top Chef: Seattle runner-up, competing and winning Knife Fight, and for being the youngest female chef to cook at the James Beard house. In addition to her professional accolades, she’s an egg magician. In just two hours, she took eggs from breakfast blah to an all-dish staple AND she kept us from burning down the Biltmore Hotel. Has there ever been a more accomplished woman?

At the “Egg Mixer”, which you can relive through our photos below, Chef Brook used Davidson’s eggs to whip up an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and cocktail. All four dishes were delicious and relatively simple to cook. But, while we enjoyed the eating part the best, the preparation process was priceless because Chef Brooke revealed three tips for cooking eggs that vastly improve their taste, texture, and ease of use.

Monday, May 18, 2015

#ThankYouMiami Talks Our Favorite Six Miami Beach Restos

As you've noticed from our Instagram, we're on a short hiatus exploring the Northeast. But, rest assured Miami, we've been thinking about you the whole time. We promise!

One of the things we miss most from our Miami routine is the delicious suite of dining options. There are six Miami Beach restaurants in particular for which we've got a soft spot due to their ambiance, service, and/or exquisite food. And, because we're generous bloggers, we've shared the goods with Hometown Tourist and, today, we're sharing them with you. Read the excerpt below and click on the link for the Hometown Tourist feature. Bon appetit!

UPDATE: The same day we published this post we received the very sad news that La Gloutonnerie has closed and will reopen as a new concept. We have opted to leave this short description of all of the amazingness it brought to SoFi with the hopes that the revamp will bring all this and more.

What are your favorite restaurants in Miami Beach? In Miami? What do you like most about the restaurant(s)? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

#ThankYouMiami for Tequila - Jose Cuervo's Galería de la Familia

In a city where handcrafted cocktails reign supreme, our drink of choice is tequila and soda with a lime. Why? Because it is the tastiest way to go out as much as a Miami-an must and still maintain a bikini body. And, because we're Mexican so it only make sense.

As one of Miami's resident tequila drinkers and as your token Mexican friends, we were invited on Monday to join bartenders, bar managers, and bar owners at Maps where Jose Cuervo introduced a new "Reserva de la Familia" bottle. "Reserva de la Familia" is an extra añejo tequila from the Jose Cuervo family's private reserves - the kind you sip neat or on the rocks. It was first released 20 years ago to commemorate the company's 200 year milestone. Every year, Jose Cuervo collaborates with a Mexican artist to create a one-of-a-kind design for the bottle, like the one created this year by Enrique Rosas that "explores the impact of geometry and space in modern art."

Monday, May 11, 2015

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion Luminaries - Michelle Nakah

Today's post is dedicated to our Instagram feed because, from the tiny screen of our cell phone, it has allowed us to see and be inspired by more Miami people and places than was ever possible before social media. And, for that, we're thankful.

In this week's Miami Fashion Profile for The New Tropic, we share a sliver of our Instagram feed treasure. Specifically, we profile Michelle Nakah of SusyWho, whom we found through Instagram, and explain why she is an example to follow as a designer and a Miami-an. (Hint: She uses her voice on social media to inspire confidence in others.) Read the excerpt below and click on the photo for the full feature.

What inspires you most about Michelle? What Miami fashion luminaries would you like to see featured in future iterations of The New Tropic's Miami Fashion Spotlight? What other topics would you like to see us cover for The New Tropic? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!