WYNWOOD WALLS STREET ART

FullSizeRender 4WYNWOOD WALLS  STREET ART  |  Miami, United States  | Miami now has its own SOHO vibe. Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida. It is north of Downtown Miami, with two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Art District in northern Wynwood, and the Wynwood Fashion District. During my last visit to Miami, I came to explore these districts, which everyone talk about. I must say I was quite unimpressed, particularly by the Fashion one. I mean nothing you haven’t seen before, and the area looked like a ghost town, completely empty. As for the Art District, it was rather more interested and crowded. Full of art galleries, and small cafes, eclectic bars and restaurants. Contains over 70 galleries, museums and art collections. What I did find very attractive, were the Wynwood Walls.  Continue reading WYNWOOD WALLS STREET ART

Happy Chinese New Year of “The Monkey” with fireworks over the Hudson River in New York

Happy Chinese New Year of “The Monkey” with fireworks over the Hudson River in New York  |  New York, United States  |  See live last night from the comfort of my living room in Hell’s Kitchen. Happy New Chinese Year of “The Monkey”. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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MUSTs and MISS South Beach Miami Restaurants list

Miami BeachMUSTs and MISS South Beach Miami Restaurants list  |  Miami, United States  | Last week I spent 5 days in Miami Beach. I came to review and experience a few new luxury hotels (post to come soon), and at the same time do a revision of the restaurant scene. Of course this was not my first time to Miami, as a matter of fact I have spent half of my life coming here, and I have seen many transformations and faces of Miami and SOBE, over the years. I tried a few options either new to me or new to the Miami Beach Scene. Here are my MUST and MISS South Beach Miami Restaurants list, based own experiences.  Continue reading MUSTs and MISS South Beach Miami Restaurants list

New Year’s Week Skiing at the private Yellowstone Club in Montana

Carlos Melia at Yellowstone Club MontanaNew Year’s Week Skiing at the private Yellowstone Club in Montana  |  Montana, United States  |  For this past New Year’s Week, both Rubin and I were invited to spend an ultra chic and exclusive week skiing, at the Yellowstone Club in Montana. Yellowstone Club, is the World’s only private ski and golf community. A 13,600 acre private residential community set amidst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.  The Club’s superior amenities, easy Montana charm and overwhelming natural beauty present an incomparable venue for mountain living, year-round recreation, and cherished family traditions. 2,200 acres of powder drenched trails of world-class skiing in the winter and an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed mountain golf course for the summer months. Continue reading New Year’s Week Skiing at the private Yellowstone Club in Montana

My very hectic and eventful week in San Francisco plus a day in Sausalito

My week in San FranciscoMy very hectic and eventful week in San Francisco plus a day in Sausalito  |  San Francisco, United States  |  My week in  San Francisco was full of fashion, hotels, restaurants, private events and a lovely simple day out exploring Sausalito, which was the perfect balance to a hectic week. The main reason of my trip, was to attend RUBINSINGER’s – my husband – personal appearance and trunk show at Neiman Marcus San Francisco, and from there on, I built the itinerary and activities around. Take a look a my week in San Francisco, and for more minute-to-minute photos, check out my Instagram San Francisco GalleryContinue reading My very hectic and eventful week in San Francisco plus a day in Sausalito

La Chine offers provincial Chinese cuisine with a touch of French finesse

La Chine offers provincial Chinese cuisine with a touch of French finesse La Chine offers provincial Chinese cuisine with a touch of French finesse  |  New York, United States  | What a remarkable dinning experience at La Chine‬ Chinese Restaurant‬ at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York. We were there celebrating their first week opened. Provincial Chinese menu with the finesse and hint of French influence Continue reading La Chine offers provincial Chinese cuisine with a touch of French finesse

Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna

Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna  |  Fire Island, United States  |  Our week in Fire Island PINES introduced by Travel with Bruna, miniature Schnauzer extraordinaire. Pet Friendly Summer Beach Travel only two hours away from New York City. The weekend involved lots of walks around The Pines, lots of runs at the beach, close encounters with ducks, swans and deers, and lots of lovely relaxing sunsets. Read more on Fire Island on all my previous blog posts. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com  Continue reading Our week in Fire Island introduced by Mrs. Bruna

Eating like a local in Mexico City

Eating like a local in Mexico City Eating like a local in Mexico City  |  Mexico City, Mexico  |  You know me most for lavish gourmet experiences, which I did plenty at Dulce Patria, Rosetta, Quintonil and Anatol, but I do greatly enjoy eating like a local, away from the award-winning restaurants and chefs. During my recent visit to Mexico City, I went out of the beaten path and enjoyer more than one option…  Continue reading Eating like a local in Mexico City

My bespoke Tuxedo tailoring experience by RUBINSINGER

My bespoke Tuxedo tailoring experience by RUBINSINGER My bespoke Tuxedo tailoring experience by RUBINSINGER  |  New York, United States |  Getting ready for my upcoming trip to San Francisco, to assist the Mid-Winter Gala 2015, I came to RUBINSINGER Studio in New York to have my new Tuxedo tailored by two master bespoke couture designers, Rubin Singer and his father, Alik Singer. Alik is the former designer of the Circus of Moscow and the Bolshoi Theater. I am not stranger to wear bespoke tailored Tuxedos by Rubin Singer in Bangkok and Cannes. Such an unique and interesting experience, spending the morning along Alik Singer, having my measurements taken, picking the fabrics, the lining, the shape…. and seeing and learning the full process, behind-the-scenes of a Tuxedo made-to-tailor in New York. Continue reading My bespoke Tuxedo tailoring experience by RUBINSINGER

Sunday Brunch at the iconic Rainbow Room

Sunday Brunch at iconic Rainbow RoomSunday Brunch at the iconic Rainbow Room  |  New York, United States  |  Sunday Brunch in Manhattan along my partner Rubin Singer and my dear friend Michael Romei, took place at the iconic and famous upscale rooftop restaurant and events space, the Rainbow Room. Located at the 65th floor of the NBC Tower, atop the 30 Rockefeller Plaza.  I was so excited to explore and experience Rainbow Room, influenced by many stories of such unique New York landmark. We had a lovely afternoon celebrating the end my my Birthday week. Continue reading Sunday Brunch at the iconic Rainbow Room