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Sephora is Now Open on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach

July 1, 2018

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There is a new 6,000 square foot Sephora store in Miami Beach. It’s conveniently located at 818 Lincoln Road. This location offers a surplus of endless beauty options with more than 14,000 products from over 200 brands. One of the brands includes SEPHORA’s own collection of makeup, skincare, tools, and accessories.

Once inside here is what to look for:

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NEW PERK Hydrating Facial

Find your way to the skin studio located toward the back of the store. There you’ll find the new 2-in-1 facial service that uses PERK technology to exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your skin instantly. A Sephora Cast Member will provide a personalized skincare service, having you leave with customized product recommendations. Cost? The 30-minute facial is complimentary with a $75 minimum skincare product purchase. You can schedule an appointment in advance or just walk in.

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PERK Skin System at Sephora Lincoln Road

Sephora Virtual ARTIST

The new virtual in-store kiosk allows you to try different looks in 3-D live view. It’s a more enhanced version of the app where you try on thousands of eyeshadow shades, lip colors, and false eyelash styles. It even has a built-in photo booth, you can snap selfies and then send a copy straight to your email inbox or phone via text. Sephora Virtual ARTIST also showcases step-by-step tutorials such as Brows 3-Ways, Contouring, and Highlighting. Where is it located? You can find it mid-store pass the Beauty Studio.

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Beauty Services

If you think you know your skin, think again. Ask a cast member to measure your skin’s moisture with the Moisture Meter. The exclusive digital tool will accurately display the amount of moisture in your skin which will help you select the appropriate products.

You can also enjoy a complimentary Mini Makeover at the SEPHORA Beauty Studio where a beauty expert will guide you during a one-on-one session. The Mini Makeover includes Smoky Eye, Contour, Polished Brows, Everyday Eye, Essential Eyeliner, Flawless Foundation, Correct + Conceal, Blush + Bronze, Perfect Lips and False Lash Application. Here, you can find your precise foundation match, concealer match and lip colors to best fit your skin tone using the SEPHORA + PANTONE Color IQ.

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Something is About to Cool Down the 305

November 14, 2017

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You scream, I scream, Miami screams for ice cream ! Miami Crowd is excited to share that this coming December will be the fourth opening of the Museum of Ice Cream. Located in the heart of Miami Beach, the Museum of Ice Cream has taken up residence in sunny South Florida giving locals a chance at a world where the imagination can run free.  Museum of Ice Cream is a place where flavors, toppings, and sprinkles come to life in an environment designed to bring people together.  Throughout the past 15 months, the Museum of Ice Cream has opened multiple locations nationwide, each taking on the personality of the city where it now resides in. Unique to the Museum of Ice Cream, guest can immerse their senses through physical, digital, and experiential dialogues. Offering guests not only a day of fun filled adventures, but a space where emotion and creativity can flow freely. Save the date Miami! Tickets are going on sale soon at MuseumofIceCream.com

The Platinum Card® from American Express is the Official Card of Museum of Ice Cream. So for American Express Platinum Card Members, pre-sale begins Wednesday, November 15th at 11 am EST. For those of you who are American Express Card Members, the pre-sale will begin Thursday, November 16th at 11 AM EST. Tickets are open to the public for purchase on Friday, November 17th at 11 AM EST. Museum of Ice Cream Miami will be open Wednesday-Monday starting December 13th. Tickets include tons of delectable tastings and new in-house treats available only at the Miami location! Tickets are $38 per person and are available in advance online-only.  

Extra bonus: Preview tickets during Art Basel Week go on sale Tuesday, November 14 at 11 am EST. Preview dates include December 6 through December 11.

By: Brittney Valdes
Images courtesy of Katie Gibbs

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JOE & THE JUICE Fuels up Miami

May 24, 2017

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Joe & The Juice has been all the hype when launching at each of their 180 locations worldwide. Now, it has arrived in sunny South Florida to fuel up the community with smoothies, pressed juices and grub. The difference between Joe & The Juice and other coffee shops is the atmosphere and culture. If you think you are walking into any ordinary coffee shop for a cup of Joe… You are wrong!

Miami is known for its party and lifestyle scene. Joe & The Juice is bringing the party to health conscious Joe and Juice lovers. You can catch the baristas singing along to Calvin Harris – This is What You Came For or concocting their own sing-a-longs. They may also be using the steam from the coffee machine as their own club-like smoke machine. The hype is REAL!

In New York City, lines formed outside during a casting call with hopefuls looking to score a job placement. Why? Employees have the opportunity to work at locations around the world. Not only are you working alongside co-workers at the coffee shop, but you can live with them too! Think of it as Real World meets Joe & The Juice. Miami Joe & The Juicers’ live together in a mansion with pool and bay-view. It’s no wonder they flock at the opportunity to join the work-party.

The company is known to open locations in clusters. Therefore, expect for a location to pop up in your neighborhood soon. The flagship is now open for business at 1600 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach.

From the pressed juice selection, we recommend the Green Shield made with Cucumber, Kale, Broccoli, Spinach and Apple. As far as shakes, grab a Power Shake with Strawberry, Banana and Vanilla Milk. All the sandwiches come on flatbreads, we say go for the Avocado which includes Avocado (duh), Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto. You can’t go wrong with any Joe. If you can’t decide opt for the Pink and Purple Lattes! One is lighter in carbs and grams of fat than other.

Once you’ve got your grub on, don’t forget to snap some pictures at their Joe & Me Photo Booth! Leave a copy with them and take a copy for keeps!

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Meet The Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

March 2, 2017

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Meet Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, a sushi concept at 336 21st Street inside the Plymouth Hotel in Miami Beach. The individuals behind the location are the Bromberg Brothers who own and operate Blue Ribbon Restaurants in other locations such as New York City, Los Angeles and London. The brothers’ have joined forces with partner and sushi master, Toshi Ueki. The collaboration will bring Miami locals and visitors’ sushi and sashimi options, in addition to, Blue Ribbon classics, signature cocktails and an expansive sake menu.

When scouting the menu, don’t miss Blue Ribbon’s signature Fried Chicken with wasabi honey or the Oxtail Fried Rice made with a bone marrow omelet, shiitake mushroom and daikon radish. Vegetarians don’t fret! There is a variety of options to choose from such as Grilled Avocado with wasabi ponzu and sesame or you can opt for the Vegetable Tempura with sancho salt and green tea salt, among other options.

On to the drinks! There is a selection of more than 30 sakes. There is one bound to catch your attention and taste buds!

Aside from the wines by the glass, beer, and soft drinks you can sip on house cocktails such as:

Ginza – Gin, Blanco Tequila, cucumber juice, fresh lime and honey simply syrup

Osaka Mule – Shochu, shiso, fresh lime, honey simple syrup and ginger beer

Yuzu Margarita – Blanco Tequila, yuzu and honey syrup

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Mai Tai for Two

If you’re looking to share, order the Mai Tai for two, which is a blend of three rums, triple sec, Orgeat syrup and lime juice. Cheers!

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Vegetable Fried Rice with Fried Egg

Photos courtesy of Steven Hill