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 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!

Monday, July 14, 2014

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion - Cuban Rice at Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week is upon us and we can't wait to see all of our favorite designers' collections unveiled. Miami brand Cuban Rice is prepping for the launch of their new collection, Jewels, that is "So Miami". In anticipation, we sported their sexy Gypsy Gypsy swimsuit during our weekend trip to Key Largo. Read the excerpt from our latest #ThankYouMiami for Fashion column below and click on the photo to see the photos and read more about their events during Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week a llegado y estamos emocionados de ver las nuevas colecciones de nuestros diseñadores favoritos. La marca de Miami, Cuban Rice, se está preparando para enseñarnos su nueva colección, Jewels, que es muy Miami. En anticipación de su llegada, disfrutamos de nuestro fin de semana en cayo largo en su bikini Gypsy Gypsy que es muy sexy. Lee el extracto de nuestro nuevo artículo para #ThankYouMiami for Fashion y dale click a la foto para ver nuestras fotos y leer nuestros más sobre sus eventos para Miami Swim Week.

Will you be attending any Miami swim week events? Which ones? What new collections are you most excited to see? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

¿Asistirás algún evento de Miami Swim Week? ¿Cuales? ¿Qué nuevas colecciones estas emocionado/a de ver? ¡Déjanos un comentario debajo o mándanos un tweet @ThankYouMiami!