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CASACOR Miami Returns to Brickell For The Second Year In a Row

November 30, 2018

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The most complete architecture, interior and landscaping design exhibition in North America will return this December for its second year. In partnership with Swire Properties and presented by COSENTINO, CASACOR Miami will take place at Brickell City Centre’s 700 Brickell Avenue building from November 30th to December 16th, 2018. Other CASACOR MIAMI main sponsors include KOHLER, FLORENSE, VONDOM, and THE LIGHTING STUDIO.

An international purveyor of innovative design and world-class craftsmanship in the home design category, CASACOR Miami will continue the tradition of the CASACOR brand, annually bringing together renowned architects, interior designers and landscapers from around the world and locally to present their distinct signature styles along with the latest interior furnishings, art, color trends, textiles, lighting, home accessories and global culture.

Lucio Grimaldi, Chief Executive Officer of CASACOR Miami stated, “We are thrilled about CASACOR MIAMI’s second year, and pleased to be partnering with Swire Properties once again. Miami has become an incredibly important epicenter for design and art and we are excited to continue to showcase the originality of the city by bringing together world-class design through collaboration with the most renowned and emerging design professionals.”

Designer, Jesus Pacheco - Image Courtesy of CASACOR Miami
Designer, Jesus Pacheco – Image Courtesy of CASACOR Miami

CASACOR Miami 2018 curator, Jessica Acosta-Rubio added, “Inspiration for the exhibition was derived from the urban infrastructure of Miami. The exhibition is thematically rooted in nature and the idea of bringing the energy of the natural environment to the bustling space of the city center. The show will incite moments of calm, balance and inspiration so guests will be encouraged to become one with the environment within a space of relief.”

Visitors can move between different micro-environments, from wild roots to technology, to modernism, to naturalism, with design firms like D’Apostrophe, Pininfarina, and Moniomi displaying tranquil spaces. Additional established emerging designers have been hand-selected for participation including, Adriana Mavignier, Alberto Salaberri, Allan Malouf, By Lemme, Carola Bravo, Edge Collection, Guardini-Stancati Interior Design, Inês Martins, Jesus Pacheco, Léo Shehtman, Mr.O, Roye, Sabrina MacLean & Desiree Casoni Garcia, Sandra Diaz-Velasco and Tatiana Moreira.

Designer, Sandra Diaz // Image Courtesy of CASACOR Miami
Designer, Sandra Diaz // Image Courtesy of CASACOR Miami

Participating artists include Carol Adrianza Ferdinand, Christian Feneck, Flora and Form, Karen StarostaGilinski, Kerry Philips, Lucinda Linderman, Juliana Aragao, and Flor Troconis, Nina Surel, Stone & Rose and Natalia Giannangeli.

Also showing at CASACOR Miami this year is In Good Company, an exhibition curated by designer Fernando Mastrangelo & Hannah Martin, senior design writer for Architectural Digest. A platform for young and emerging designers to spotlight their work, In Good Company, made its debut last year in New York City and will bring the exhibition to Miami for the first time.

While the idea of Urban Oasis sets the overall tone for CASACOR Miami, the show is expected to appeal to a wide range of tastes. CASACOR Miami will be featured across more than 20 spaces occupying over 25,000 feet at a prime Brickell location.

“Due to last year’s success of debuting CASACOR to the Miami market, Swire Properties will partner once again with the prominent design firm to further its stance on supporting the arts,” said Maile Aguila, senior vice president of residential sales for Swire Properties Inc. “We will have renowned artists, designers, and architects from across the globe deliver an innovate exhibition that converges art, design and real estate and speaks to Brickell City Centre’s international consumers, residents, visitors, and community.”

Designer, Moniomi
Designer, Moniomi

The 15-day experiential urban living exhibition will give guests the opportunity to meet participating design professionals and brands while engaging with innovative design ideas that may apply to their own living spaces. For more information visit http://www.casacormiami.com.

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Miami Awaits La Dolce Vita

November 16, 2017

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On Tuesday, November 6th La Centrale held a private soiree at the home of co-managing partner, Jacopo Giustiniani. At the entrance of Key Biscayne, guests were greeted at the door by an Italian aroma of prosciutto and the sight of lemons in every corner. It was a night under the stars filled with delicious food, lavish conversation, and authentic Italian hospitality. Granting Miami just but a small taste of what is to come when La Centrale, Miami’s first food hall, unveils its grand opening at Brickell City Center. Miami goes Italian with La Centrale’s very own Executive Chef, Vincenzo Scarmiglia, gave guests an array of tastings and cocktails. From twenty-four month aged Parmigiano to grilled octopus with an Italian twist, there is no doubt the heart that goes into making these tasty combinations. Saving the best for last, the night was topped off with a dessert tasting, where guests could vote for which flavor of Granita served with pan dolce, they felt was best.

The winning flavor would give La Centrale their final pick between the obviously two difficult delicious choices, which will then be served in La Centrale’s grand opening. We didn’t need a plane to enjoy a night in Italy, La Centrale did a wonderful job of bringing the best of Italy to us. We’re anxiously awaiting the opening of Miami’s new Italian locale and all the delightful cuisine that comes with it.

The Italian Food Hall is slated to open in December of this year. You’ll be able to experience the tastes, aromas and sounds of 20 Italian regions. Fourteen eateries will be spread across three floors and 40,000 square feet. The eateries will offer cooking classes and retail shopping. Get ready for la dolce vita!

By: Brittney Valdes

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5 Cocktails to Order at Whisper Lounge

August 6, 2017

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W Miami has officially launched Bounce Back Thursday’s at Whisper Cocktail Lounge. On August 10 from 6 – 11 p.m., you can catch their happy hour from 6 – 8 p.m. The lounge is located on the 50th floor overlooking Downtown Miami, Brickell and Biscayne Bay.  The 80’s and 90’s themed happy hour will feature local DJ’s spinning the best throwback classic hits as you enjoy the incredible sunset views.

Fun childhood board games and nostalgic candy treats (think: Ring Pop’s and Fun Dip) and yearbook photo booth moments with retro backgrounds will all be available.

Here are five $5 happy hour sunset cocktails you should order while you’ll there:

  1. Frose – Listel, Tito’s, kelvins organic frose

2. Old Miami – Markers Mark, lustau, agave, lemon

3. Luces – Tito’s, Roederer Brut, lemon, raspberry

4. Sugarcane – Cana Brava, Strega, lime, ginger beer

5. White Lady – Ford’s Gin, Cointreau, lemon, egg whites

Additional happy hour drinks include local beers for $6, bubbles for $7 and vodka well drinks for $8.

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Top Three Things About CMX Cinemas

April 28, 2017

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CMX Cinemas is now open at Brickell City Centre. Miami Crowd went on a tour and here are three things you should know:

  1. The Seats Are Fully Equipped

Seating in this theater is dangerously more comfortable than your couch at home. You may not want to go home. No, really! You have the option to recline your chair, store your personal belongings underneath, press a button to call a server, charge your phone and even turn on a night light. Plus, there’s wifi!

  1. Your Hispanic Family Will Thank You

You won’t have to translate to your abuelitos throughout the whole movie. When you arrive at CMX cinemas, you can request a translation device. You place it on the swivel table when you sit down and you can read the subtitles as you watch the movie. Voila!

  1. Great Variety of Food and Drink Options

Order a cheeseburger, a manhattan and a skillet baked chocolate chunk cookie. The menu has a variety of options that you would normally not expect when visiting a movie theater. A well crafted cocktail and pulled pork sliders, yes please! Other items we loved: The Tavern Style Pepperoni Pizza, Crispy Chicken Sandwich and The Turkey BLT.