| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Mera Rubell — a 70-year-old formerly penniless Jewish Russian refugee turned Head Start teacher turned hotel mogul turned art collector extraordinaire — is the kind of person who just naturally acquires an entourage.
For example, a recent...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Is there a more Florida fabulous fabric than linen?
1. It's lightweight-ness is perfect for the sub-tropics (OK, maybe not right this minute).
2. It's a resort wear classic, which means it is impervious to the whims of fashion.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:01 PM
The venerable Lord Baltimore Hotel, last of the city's grand hostelries, is poised for a rebirth after undergoing a seven-month, multimillion-dollar restoration that celebrates its past while making it a 21st-century destination for guests and those out...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Feel free to act a little crazy, to even howl like a wolf if you want, when the full moon pays a visit on Sunday. In true style, South Florida will celebrate the full moon all weekend long. Here are some of the best places to do so.
At 7 p.m....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The 30th annual Miami Book Fair International — which brought cultural cachet to South Florida long before the Art Baselers came to town in their skinny jeans and funny glasses (funny jeans and skinny glasses?) — opens its arms in that way...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Times Square in New York City and the Las Vegas Strip seem to have a lock on the ultimate New Year's Eve parties. But if your travel plans don't take you to those places, you may want to welcome 2014 with Miley Cyrus in Miami or Bill Maher in Honolulu....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Marcus Lemonis was adopted as a baby by a Greek family living in Florida. His parents were friends with former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca, who advised Lemonis to get into the camping and RV business. After making guest appearances...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Say goodbye to THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and welcome a new name and vibe when the Delano Las Vegas takes over late this summer.
The renovation will infuse the 1,100 suites with Delano's South Beach brand when the hotel welcomes guests...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:19 AM
Miami-born, SoCal-raised, globally in-demand EDM mystic Steve Aoki will turn up with his turntables in an unusual spot on April 18: poolside at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday for $54 ($79 day of...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Broward and Miami-Dade counties would each open one Las Vegas style hotel casino if a bill introduced on Monday works its way through the Florida Legislature.
A new commission would oversee gambling and voters would get the final say on all future...
| Feb 19, 2014
Kendra Haynes grew up dancing ballet, jazz and salsa. But when she saw the fluid movements of Brazilian zouk, a dance similar to lambada, it was love at first sight.
"Ever since then, I did everything I could to learn it," says Haynes, 26. "I made it my...