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One Thousand Museum Releases Renderings of Interior Spaces

The developers of One Thousand Museum recently released a new batch of renderings showcasing the late Zaha Hadid’s forward-thinking design. The new insight, featuring a look at amenity spaces, came in conjunction with the official topping off of the building on February 23rd.

The renderings depict the Sky Lounge, a double-height aquatic center with an indoor pool, a “Lifestyle Center and Spa,” and additional common areas. The common spaces of this project are incredible spaces to workout, relax, and simply enjoy life in.


Additional amenities include a private bank-quality vault, a multimedia theater, and a private dining room. This project is also the only private residential skyscraper in all of Florida to have planned private helipad.

Miami’s construction projects never cease to amaze, and One Thousand Museum pushes Miami to new heights, as it is the first skyscraper in the world to utilize lightweight glass-fiber reinforced with concrete (GFRC) as a permanent framework in the construction of the tower’s structure.

The construction of this unique project has been one of the most challenging builds, due to the projects curved exoskeleton. This one-of-a-kind exoskeleton is comprised of 5,000 pieces of GFRC, which was manufactured in and imported from Dubai.

Developer Louis Birdman had the foresight and Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid had the vision to dream of creating One Thousand Museum. Plaza Construction has played the instrumental role of creating the dream into reality.

According to Birdman, this building, even in its current state stands our as the most iconic architectural work in Miami’s skyline.

“We’re excited to have developed something so unique and special for Miami,” Birdman said in a press release.

Not only does this project enhance Miami’s notoriety, but it also redefines the standard of luxury for residential projects.

“To date, the project team has faced some major tests, but the project has remained on schedule and we’re looking forward to the successful completion,” said Brad Meltzer, president of New York-based Plaza Construction, which is overseeing the construction of One Thousand Museum.

The next phase of One Thousand Museum is the interior build-out of both amenity spaces and unit interiors.   All 83 half and full-floor units will include Poliform kitchens and closets, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances, Apure interior LED lighting, and Crestron home automation systems.

This 62-story tower, which broke ground in 2015, is set for completion in 2018. The project gets its name from its location across the street from Museum Park. Prices for each unit starts at $6 million USD for a 4,600 square foot residence and all units will have multiple oversized balconies.

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Where To Spend Valentine’s Day In Brickell & Downtown Miami

From five-star haunts to riverside hideaways, here’s where to dine in Brickell and Downtown Miami for Valentine’s Day. 

Mandarin Oriental

Brickell Key’s marquee hotel is hosting Valentine’s Day dinners at Azul and La Mar by Gastón Acurio and a limited-time overnight package. Priced at $220 per couple without champagne or $300+ per couple with a bottle Piper Heidsieck, the luxurious sit down features an oyster and caviar amuse brioche, three courses, and a dessert. La Mar has crafted individual platings, including the “Tiradito Passion” ($28) and “Langosta Acebichada” ($69).  The Mandarin Oriental’s Romance Package (beginning at $837) runs through February, providing a one-night stay with in-room champagne upon arrival, breakfast for two, and dinner at one of the two restaurants.

Big Easy Winebar & Grill 

The Brickell City Centre’s newest haunt is serving a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner with South African-inspired eats for $160 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity). Start the evening with a bison tartare in smoked oyster emulsion or with olive oil poached octopus carpaccio, then get hearty with a double lamb chop with Brussels sprouts or filet mignon with lobster and curry sabayon.  


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Quinto La Huella’s main interior bar. Photo courtesy of Quinto La Huella.

Quinto La Huella

Go Uruguayan this Valentine’s Day with a three-course, prix fixe menu for $75 per person. Nosh on veal chop a la parrilla and Quinto La Huella’s signature volcan de dulce de leche dessert. Price does not include beverages, taxes, or service charges.

River Yacht Club

Dine along the Miami River while taking in a Burlesque performance by Erika Moon this Valentine’s Day at the River Yacht Club.  A special à la carte dinner plays into the holiday with heart-shaped tuna tartare, oysters in a champagne jelly, and a passion fruit dessert.

Level 1

The newly opened Level 1 bar and lounge is hosting live music by Gu Fidelis and serving a three-course, prix fixe menu ($60) with offerings like crab au gratin, beef carpaccio, and pear ravioli with gorgonzola and truffles. The meal closes with a chocolate mousse and banana brûlée.


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Candela Gastrobar’s interior. Photo courtesy of Candela Gastrobar.

Candela Gastrobar 

The Peruvian hangout tucked inside Mary Brickell Village is serving one appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $65. The options include ceviche, seared corvina, and passion fruit nougat.


A candlelit riverside seating awaits at Seaspice. The holiday specials include caviar on toasted brioche with crab and local strawberry gazpacho, seared scallops with fennel jam and preserved grapefruit, and grilled Maine lobsterExecutive Pastry Chef Jill Montinola’s new dessert, “A Woman’s Sigh”–made with dulce mousse, port gelée, passion fruit, and marshmallow–also debuts.

Toro Toro 

Indulge in hamachi ceviche, yellow corn crusted scallops, braised short rib, and more at Toro Toro’s three-course Valentine’s Day dinner for $59. Patrons can upgrade to a champagne pairing for an additional $35.


Chef Bryan Rojas has reimagined the menu in honor of Valentine’s Day. The night’s additions include cast iron foie gras, braised leeks, and a saffron pot de crème. Pair the sumptuous dishes with Fooq’s extensive Growers Champagnes list.

Area 31

Sea food fare reigns at Area 31, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk’s three-course dinner ($70) flaunts king crab tiradito, striped bass bouillabaisse, and a red velvet cupcake paired with Taittinger Champagne.



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A Look Back at Miami Art Week in Brickell & Downtown Miami

Another Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week has come and gone. Here are the some of best events we saw across Brickell and Downtown Miami.

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Brooklyn’s MOTHXR (pictured above) brought indie vibes to Brickell City Center’s South Miami Avenue Bridge on Monday, November 28, 2016.  The live performance heralded in a new partnership between Swire Properties and United Talent Agency.

EAST, Miami previewed its forthcoming Art Room with two private exhibits, complimentary Pernod Ricard drinks, and passed bites. Read more here. EAST also hosted “Parental Advisory: Explicit Images – A Hip-Hop Event and Photography Exhibit” where snaps by Timothy White, Danny Clinch, Janette Beckman and Clay Patrick McBride were on display.  Run-DMC’s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (pictured below) took the stage to run through his famous repertoire.


The #RitzRainbow (pictured in the feature image) lit up the night sky and arced across Biscayne Bay. The installation is an extension of Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow and was presented by Lionheart Capital and The Ritz Miami Beach Residences.


The Mandarin Oriental Miami hosted an exhibit of wearable art in tandem with Diamonds Unleased by Kara Ross. The fashionable displays included nail art, illustrations, tattoos, and paintings, as well as interpretations of the staple “All in One Dress” by Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Norma Kamali. Participating artists included Mei Kawajiri, Stuart Semple, Julia Heffernan, PJ Linden (pictured above on the right with Sarah Stuve), Claire Luxton, Georgia Grey, Carly Jean Andrews, Ivan Alifan, Dave Pollot, Kendra Dandy, Damon Lucas, Bradley Theodore, Alonso Guevara, Julia Rich, Ashley Longshore, Alex Garant, Francine Dressler, AM DeBrincat, Serkan Akyol, Mengyao GUO, Amit Greenberg, and two students from New York’s Parsons School of Design. The event featured passed bites from onsite Peruvian restaurant, La Mar.

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A Neighborhood Guide to Miami Art Week & Art Basel 2016

A Brickell and Downtown Miami guide to the best events surrounding Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach 2016.

Museum Park

Spanish artist Juan Garaizabal is installing Havana’s Balcony (Balcón de la Habana) in Downtown’s Museum Park. The piece anchors a two-part installation: Miami’s six-story sculpture will have a sister perch rise in the Malecón of Havana in 2017. A video feed of the installation can be watched on Facebook


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Photo credit: Raquel B. Colomer. 


The Pérez Art Museum Miami is a Miami Art Week anchor, hosting aesthetic experiences daily. The monthly PAMM Free First Thursdays falls on Thursday, December 1, 2016, allowing the public to peruse the latest exhibits for free. PAMM’s Teen Arts Council (PTAC) will also host SHORTS!, a mobile teen film festival. Click here for a full list of museum events.

PAMM’s official hotel partner, EAST, Miami will provide private tours and ticket sales in its in-room packages and extend the offer to its VIP guests of the hotel.


The Miami Street Photography Festival rings in its fifth year at HistoryMiami Museum with captures by an internationally curated group of photographers. From December 1-4, 2016, guests may visit the exhibit for free. Richard Kalvar, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris-Webb, Maggie Steber, Jill Freedman, and Matt Stuart are among the week’s esteemed guests. The exhibit itself remains on view through January 15, 2017.


A&E District

Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District is hosting a tropical BBQ on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Canvas Miami. Expect a live jam, craft beers, and a special guest performance. Get tickets to kick-off party here.

Biscayne Bay

If you looked up at the night sky and saw a giant rainbow across Biscayne Bay, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. That’s the #RitzRainbow, the Miami edition of Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow, a laser light installation produced by Lionheart Capital. #RitzRainbow will arch above Miami until Saturday, December 3, 3016.

Various Locations

Miami Dade College’s Steve Parker has composed a series of live performances featuring unexpected and urbanized items. Dubbed Traffic Jam (MDC Live Arts media image featured above), bikes, cars, trucks and more will pop-up in undisclosed locations and create streetside sounds. The surprise scenarios will take place from November 30, 2016, to December 3, 2016. That Saturday will also feature a finale event at the MDC parking lot on Biscayne Boulevard between NE 5th & 6th Street. Watch more here.

Four Seasons Miami 

An  “Underwater Dreams to Life in Color” pop-up gallery is taking up shop inside the Four Seasons Miami for Miami Art Week. The exhibit features canvas works by Spaniard Antonio Dominguez de Haro and pieces by Miami’s own Romero Britto. The fresh additions will be on view for the public from November 28, 2016,  to January 9, 2017.


Get a Sneak Peek of OLLA on November 9 at Fooq’s

The next edition of Fooq’s & Friends is giving Miami diners the first bites of OLLA, a new concept by COYO Tacos‘ Scott Linquist. OLLA is set to open in Miami Beach just in time for Art Basel and Miami Art Week, but come November 9, 2016, Linquist is cooking up an exclusive dinner at Fooq’s. OLLA  is set to plate Mexican dishes inspired by the Oaxaca region. The preview event will put forth a variety of moles, as well as an oyster amuse and pistachio crepe dessert. The night’s sips will include mezcal and spiced coffee.

Seatings for the OLLA sneak preview can be reserved from 6-9 PM and cost $60 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Add a tequila cocktail and wine pairing for $35 more. To make a reservation, please email reservations@fooqsmiami.com, or call 786-536-2749.

The Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair is the country’s oldest and largest literary gathering. The annual November event is presented in tandem with Miami Dade College and welcomes a plethora of multilingual authors, speakers, and cultural catalyzers to Downtown Miami.

The 2016 edition will take place from November 13-20, featuring headliners such as Jorge Ramos, Padma Laksmi, Geraldine Brooks, Jeffrey Toobin, Michelle Oka-Doner, Trevor Noah, James Carville, and Maureen Dowd (and that’s the short list).  Large scale cultural activations include The Porch—an outdoor gathering space complete with food trucks, a community coloring wall, and a poetry disco party—a digital graffiti experience, and a comedy showcase. The beloved two-day street fair rounds out the seven-day stretch.

To purchase tickets, click here or contact the IMG Box Office at 305-460-6575.


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The Best Places To Shop In Downtown Miami

From denim deals to killer kicks, these five spots offer the best shopping in Downtown Miami. 

Lost Boy Dry Goods: Decorated as part American Western haunt and part hipster enclave, Lost Boy Dry Goods (pictured above) is the place to go for casual wears and diverse denim. The store stocks jeans, vintage dresses, men’s sneakers and t-shirts by brands like Scotch & Soda and Levi’s. The store also boasts covetable lifestyle items like classic rock vinyls, photography books, and hot sauces. Located on Flagler, Lost Boy Dry Goods is the stylish little sister shop to  La Epoca, a popular department store with Cuban roots.


Shoe Gallery: Clean kicks line the walls inside Shoe Gallery, with the latest and hard-to-find shoes and sneakers by Nike, Adidas, Jordan, Vans, Converse, Puma and more. Girls and guys each get retail love, and shoppers can also snag a hat and tee to match their purchase. 


Neushop: If you speed by the Ingraham Building too quickly, you might miss Neushop and its ode to all things sensible, versatile, minimal, and chill. Nueshop brings fashion back to the basics, housing tees and tops in a spectrum of neutral tones. The brand sources its fabrics and manufacturers from around the world, creating a globally curated style hub right in the middle of Downtown Miami.


La Epoca: La Epoca is a multi-floor department store with Cuban roots as a Havana fabric shop. In Miami, it’s been an area anchor since 1965. At the three-story building, you’ll find men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing by Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Levis, Nike, and Puma.


FTSLDRS: Creative, edgy finds are at FTSLDRS’ core, whose merchandise takes inspiration from music, art, and pop culture. Tour shirts, distressed denim, and camo pieces are stocked alongside caps and classic kicks.



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The Baptist Health Brickell Run Club


The Baptist Health Brickell Run Club is the largest weekly free Run Club in the Southeastern United States. For the last seven years, rain or shine, over 300 runners gather every Tuesday at the parking lot of the Fortune International Headquarters (1300 Brickell Avenue) at 7 PM for a run around the Brickell and Downtown Miami areas. Routes cover an average 3.5-mile total distance through the most scenic corridors the city has to offer. The routes change weekly, sometimes ending at a local hotspot for a post-run social. The format of each run is simple: There’s an intro to help people connect, a warm-up, the run, some photos, a post-run stretch, and even a 7-minute core workout. Free water is also provided. Runners of all levels are welcomed and encouraged, but the vibe caters to those looking to build community. All new runners must sign a waiver onsite before participating, but once that’s done, runners are free to sweat and socialize, including on social media via #werunmiami.


Learn more:

Website: http://runclubnetwork.com/

Email: info@runclubnetwork.com

Instagram: @brickellrunclub

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brickellrunclub

Phone for more information and sponsorship inquiries: 305-431-8145