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Tara Solomon
Tara Solomon is a Miami-based writer and pop-culturist.

Entries by Tara Solomon

Getting Fancy: The Best of Miami's Gala Season 2015

(3) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 2:33 PM

Miamians never turn down a good reason to get fancy, especially when our beloved charities are the recipients of the community's largesse. There were too many black-tie events to count -- often, up to four a weekend -- celebrating milestones and raising millions of dollars for causes dear to our...

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Ken Downing Rules at Splendor in the Garden Luncheon

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 1:13 PM

Spring 2015 looks from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables
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How much do we love Ken Downing?

The Senior VP and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus is always entertaining and, as fashion show emcee at the fourth...

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They Wore It Best: Miami's Most Glam Moments of 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:18 AM

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Louis Vuitton and Red Cross Host Cruise Collection Cocktail in Miami Design District

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 9:32 AM

2014-12-23-ModelsinLVCruise2015Collection.jpg Two models strut pieces from Nicholas Ghesquiere's new collection at Louis Vuitton Miami Design District.

Fashion and philanthropy, two of our favorite worlds, joined forces earlier this month when Louis Vuitton Miami Design District hosted the ladies of the Red Cross of...

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Mickey Boardman on Art Basel, Miami and Paper magazine cover girl Kim Kardashian

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 9:29 AM

Mickey Boardman and swans Cleo Wade, Mia Moretti and Margot Moretti at the Paper Magazine Break The Internet party at 1111 Lincoln Road during Art Basel.
Photo credit: Seth Browarnik/

We love Art Basel for many reasons, including the tidal wave of...

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A Talk With Fabio Viviani

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 5:53 PM


The opening party for Siena Tavern -- in the iconic 404 Washington Avenue space on South Beach, former home of China Grill -- was one of those crazy, eclectic parties where you saw people you haven't seen for years. (For more party photos,...

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Best of Spring Galas, Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 4:33 PM

Brazilian starlet Ivette and model Adriana Lima (photo courtesy of Getty Images/Alexander Tamargo)

True glamour, if you ask us, should always embrace two principles: 1) looking your best while, 2) doing your best. Which perfectly sums up the lure of Miami's charity...

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How I Survived Art Basel: Tips From the Pros

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 5:53 PM


Each year we face Art Basel with the same combination of thrill and dread -- excited for the glamour, horrified of the 18-hour days and the inconveniences they bring ( like fatigue, humidity-stricken hair and super-bunions). We always start the week...

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Kenneth Cole Praises Ralph Lauren, Talks New Book and Miami Visit

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2013 | 12:38 PM

The Kenneth Cole brand is associated as much with cause-related activism as it with fashion. For American designer Kenneth Cole, championing causes he is passionate about such as homelessness and finding a cure for AIDS -- Cole was the first designer to publicly support the fight against AIDS, in 1985...

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Adam Lambert Talks Miami, Rock Gods, Juicing and Being in Need of a Good Book

(9) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 8:13 PM

We predict plenty of screaming when glam-rock singer Adam Lambert hits the stage for a 40-minute concert at the 19th Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, being held Saturday, November 2. We are speaking for ourselves, of course, having been a Glambert since the exceptionally well-coifed, Grammy-nominated performer first captivated the...

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Latex Fascinators & Dandy Fedoras at the Vizcayan Preservation Luncheon

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 7:14 PM

Leslie Bowe and Kim Wood


Lola Jacobson, Alberto Tamargo, Marisa Toccin and Manny Hernandez

Ever since the royal wedding, we've been obsessed with over-the-top fascinators. So, the recent spectacle of outstanding specimens at...

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Culinary Stars and Stilettos in the Sand: South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2013

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 2:59 PM

Lee Schrager, Al Roker, Paula Deen and Bobby Deen at The Q. Photo credit: Seth Browarnik/

The 12th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up on Sunday after a truffle- and cocktail-fueled weekend of celebrity chef appearances, parties, tastings and seminars. More...

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Miami Luncheon Season Kicks Off in the Name of Fashion & Philanthropy

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 1:06 PM

2013-02-21-LauraPreussKuhneIranIssaKhanGahdahWahabSamRobinBarbaraBeckerDanielaSwaebeSuzyBuckleyWoodward.JPG Laura Preuss-Kuhne, Iran Issa-Khan, Gahdah Wahab, Sam Robin, Barbara Becker, Daniela Swaebe and Suzy Buckley Woodward at Wine, Women & Shoes

Had it really been a year since the inaugural Wine, Women & Shoes benefit? Taking a seat at the...

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Sweet Potato Food Porn at Yardbird With Chef Jeff McInnis

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 3:06 PM

Jeff McInnis, Chef-Partner of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, with Sue Johnson Langdon, Executive Director of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission

We never did quite catch why February is National Sweet Potato Month, but, when the occasion lent itself to a full-on feast...

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Holiday Parties, Miami-Style: Eight-year-Old DJs in Tiaras and Ugly Sweaters at a Hip Hostel

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 6:29 PM

As 2012 came to a close, the city's holiday parties seemed to be as crazily, wonderfully fractured as Miami these days -- from an old-school dance party in gritty Wynwood (Miami's version of NoLita in the 1990s), to a hipster New Year's Eve house party in the Upper Biscayne Corridor...

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Art Basel 2012 Weekend Diary

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 12:37 PM

So Miami: "Game Over," by 22-year-old Cuban artist Rachel Valdes, at CONTEXT Art Miami (532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel).

Every party, Art Basel has taught us, needs a live tiger and an alligator-head champagne fountain for décor. How much fun was the Scarface/Miami 1980s drug...

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Art Basel Diary, Day Three: Thursday, December 6, 2012

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 6:58 PM

If our husky Brenda Vacarro voice is any indication, Art Basel is winning in the endurance category. Just three days of art fairs and parties, and we're ready to check in somewhere with an IV drip. But we can sleep in 2013, we figure.

Last night's itinerary (15 events cut...

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Art Basel Diary: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 4:33 PM

Alexander Calder's "Fantasy Eye Patch" at Vernissage

Who knew that Calder did eye patches? This was one of the quirky gems we discovered at Vernissage, the holy grail of art parties, which opened the Miami Beach Convention Center's consortium of gallery offerings...

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Art Basel Diary, Day One: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 7:37 PM

Peter Guermuer's "You Will Not Escape From the Art Sector" at SCOPE

Every year we have a love-hate relationship with Art Basel. Love it because it's fabulous; hate it because it gives us too many really good art events and parties (OK, mostly parties)...

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Bunny Yeager Talks Old-School Miami Glamour, Bettie Page and the Future of the Pin-Up (NSFW)

(2) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 1:50 PM

Bunny Yeager's Darkroom

Few comebacks are as richly deserved as that of Bunny Yeager, the 82-year-old photography legend and former model whose wholesome-yet-erotic shots have come to define pin-up culture. On Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25, Yeager will appear at Books...

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