Abaco Wines & Wine Bar

April 7, 2017


Tucked away on the second floor of Palm Court in the Miami Design District lies the beautiful bespoke wine shop. Abaco Wines & Wine Bar offers a wine 101 class series, weekly wine tastings, a corkage program and more.

If you’re a rookie entering the wine world, you may want to attend Abaco’s Wine 101 series. Every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Abaco’s Certified Sommeliers will teach you everything you need to know about wines, from how to differentiate a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc to how to pair wine and food. The class sizes are kept small, between 1 to 12 guests and give you an in depth, focused, educational and fun class environment. The next time you visit a restaurant with an extensive wine list, you will be prepared. Each class can include the following topic:

  • Old Word versus New World Wines
  • Bordeaux varietals around the world
  • Pinot Noir around the world
  • Regionally Specific wines
  • The how’s and why’s of wine and food pairing

Abaco also stepped it up a notch with their weekly tastings every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The tasting are fun, relaxed and bring an original twist to compete with the traditional “wine and cheese” pairing. Abaco Wines partners with local restaurants such as The Salty Donut, Kush by Lokal, Pubbelly Sushi and more. Hey, you may end up at a tasting that pairs the fine wines with fried chicken!

In addition, Abaco Wines & Wine Bar has partnered with restaurants in Miami to offer an added benefit for their customers. When you purchase a bottle of wine at Abaco, you can take your receipt within seven days to a partnering restaurant. The restaurant will then waive your corkage fee. Participating restaurants include Estefan Kitchen, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Beaker & Grey, Macaluso’s, Artisan Beach House in the Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour, Kush by Lokal and the list keeps growing!

Events can be found on their webpage’s events tab… Click here!

You can sign up in advance through their EventBrite event links.



Van Cleef & Arpels Unveils Boutique in the Miami Design District

March 9, 2017


The Boutique

A new Van Cleef & Arpels boutique opens its doors in the heart of the Miami Design District. The low dim and uncluttered designed by The Jouin Manku Agency brings contemporary context to the Maison creations.

The stunning architectural appearance of the storefront is highlighted with golden metal window frames and doors. As it stands steps away from Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome, making the location hard to miss.

A series of displays cases that are accentuated with turquoise and flamingo pink color schemes, give this store the seamless Miami inspired design. Atop the pillars, inside the store, you will find ripples in the ceiling’s design resembling water. The minimalist, sleek and elegant décor accompanied with cozy, grey toned lounge areas complete the welcoming atmosphere. The elements compliment the Van Cleef & Arpels collections.

Within the Displays

Evoking the style of the 1950s with yellow gold, the Frivole collection brings flower pieces in a variation of pendants, earrings and rings. Starting March 20, 2017, nine new pieces in yellow gold paved with diamonds will be available as part of the spring collection.

Van Cleef & Arpels is located at 140 NE 39th Street, Suite 128/228, Miami, FL 33137.




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OTL opens at the Miami Design District

February 4, 2017


The newest neighbor to move to the Miami Design District is OTL aka “Out To Lunch.” The neighborhood, known for its fashion, design, architecture and dining spaces is a perfect match for OTL’s minimalist and contemporary space. The mid-century look paired with industrial metal accents comes from the Deft Union design team. It’s the same people behind Sweet Liberty’s design on Miami Beach.

The owners: Craig Robbins and Dave Grutman. Craig Robbins, an entrepreneur and real estate developer, has worked on revitalizing areas of Miami and Miami Beach. While club promoter turned business owner, Dave Grutman is known for Miami’s iconic spots such as LIV and Story nightclubs and restaurant Komodo in Brickell.

The OTL breakfast and lunch spot, brings a laid-back feel with straightforward menu items that include sandwiches, salads and coffee options. What next? OTL plans to use their second story for extracurricular activities and if we’ve seen anything from Dave… we know there is always something up his sleeve.

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