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

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Best of Spring Galas, Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 3:33 PM

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 season, still in full swing even as the summer months approach. On any given Saturday night, approximately three-quarters of Miami society...

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How I Survived Art Basel: Tips From the Pros

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 4:53 PM

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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 | 11:38 AM

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 | 7:13 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 | 6:14 PM

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Leslie Bowe and Kim Wood


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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 | 1:59 PM

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

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 | 12:06 PM

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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 | 2:06 PM

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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 | 5:29 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 | 11:37 AM

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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 | 5:58 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 | 3:33 PM

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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 | 6:37 PM

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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 | 12:50 PM

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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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Swim Week Miami 2013: The Season of the Blogger

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 6:09 PM

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Flirty 'Cosmo Summer Splash' Finale Walk at Soho Beach House. Photo credit: Alberto Tamargo

Cut-out monokinis, bustiers paired with high-waisted bottoms, and bikini tops adorned with exaggerated ruffles were all swimwear trends that emerged during Swim Week 2013 in Miami Beach. But perhaps the...

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Ed Ruscha on Kerouac, Social Media and Pop Culture in the 1960s

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 6:34 PM

There's no living artist cooler than Ed Ruscha, whose five-decade career as a pop icon is only intensifying. A remarkable 50-year retrospective that opened at the Hayward Gallery in London in October 2009 (before traveling to the Haus der Kunst, Munich and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm), was followed by "Ed...

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The Art of Being Social

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 6:44 PM

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Vault Press Macher Charlie Cinnamon with Creator, Founder and CEO Barton G. Weiss
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Top row: Jaedra, Cliff Celsor, Lee Dahlberg and Lauren Foster. Bottom row: Gary James, Izabela Stancu and Gioia
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Finding Art in Adderall and Handcrafted Dust Balls: Two Noteworthy Exhibitions in Miami

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 11:56 AM

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Artists Alexi Torres, Andres Sampaulo and Desire Obtain Cherish, aka Jonathan Paul. Photo credit UNIX Fine Art Gallery

Adderall-laced paintings and tableaus of handmade miniature men's suits in retail settings -- complete with custom dust balls on the lighting grid (genius!) -- are highlights...

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Retail Therapy in Miami: Sashaying Out of the Recession

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 1:57 PM

Nothing lifts our spirits better than retail therapy, and, thanks to Miami's healthy economy these days, there are plenty of boutique openings to keep us in a perennial state of bliss. We like to think of it as an investment in our mental health.

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Big Houses + Intimate Parties = Our Kind of Fun

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 1:32 PM

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The Make-A-Wish Garden Party at the Malnik Estate. Photo credit: Manny Hernandez


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The Three Amigos: InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Host Robert Hill, Ball Chairman Shareef Malnik and President/CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Norman Wedderburn. Photo...

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