The Buena Vista Yards consists of 56 acres of vacant land and is located south of N.E. 36th Street, north of 29th Street, west of N.E. 2nd Avenue, and east of North Miami Avenue.
It was formerly owned by the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway, which used the property as a storage yard for freight containers in the maritime transport of goods. The land was purchased in 2002 by Biscayne Development Partners, LLC, a joint venture between Midtown Equities and Samuel & Company. Biscayne Development Partners in turn sold the western portion of the site (for retail and apartment development) to Developers Diversified Realty (DDR).
The developers are working closely with the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County to fund public improvements including street paving, gutters and sidewalks, water and sewer lines, drainage systems, landscaping, and irrigation. The financial funding from this project comes from many different sources, including a HUD Section 108 loan, Community Development District (CDD) Bonds, Economic Development Administration (EDA) funds, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) funds.
Once finished, the project will consist of two major components: The Shops at Midtown (retail) and Midtown Miami (residential), providing approximately 600,000 square feet of retail space, 3,000 condo lofts and 350 apartment units. It will have an estimated development value of $1.2 billion and will generate an estimated 1,700 permanent jobs.
This enormous project will transform the neighborhood into a vibrant urban center and is destined to become one of the most dynamic new retail locations in South Florida.
Construction activity is on the upswing in Miami, and Midtown Opportunities L.L.C. has just purchased 22 acres to play with at the 56-acre Midtown Miami development. The private investment group shelled out nearly $57.3 million in cold hard cash to acquire the land from Midtown Equities L.L.C.
Commercial real estate and capital markets services provider HFF sealed the deal on behalf of the seller.
Midtown Miami has sprouted options ranging from residential to commercial and presently features 110,000 square feet of retail and office space among its offerings. In addition to thousands of condos and apartments, the mixed-use destination’s The Shops at Midtown Miami, owned by DDR Corp., will ultimately present over 600,000 square-feet of retail.
Midtown Opportunities has not yet revealed plans for its newly acquired land, which consists of 16 acres within Midtown Miami and six bordering acres that were once the site of a Chiquita Banana facility. Putting condominiums on the agenda may or may not be a good move. The mixed-use compound is already home to a bevy of for-sale multifamily residences, many of which sat vacant through the economic downturn. However, now that the market is back on the upswing, the condos are quickly finding new owners.
According to the Miami Downtown Development Authority, only 4,000 of the 23,000 new condo units that debuted in the city just before the big housing crash remained unclaimed by the middle of 2011. If Midtown Opportunities decides to go with condos, it will not be alone. Newgard Development Group recently announced that in 2012, it will kick off construction of the $170 million BrickellHouse, the first newly conceived condo project to get off the ground in the city since 2008.
Miami’s hotel market is also getting some attention from developers, and lenders appear to be onboard. In November, Lowe Enterprises Investors orchestrated a $51.2 million construction loan for the redevelopment of the 1930s-era Ritz Plaza Hotel into the 142-room SLS Hotel South Beach.
Retail, residential, lodging. Depending on zoning, the Midtown Opportunities may have more than a few options for its 22 acres at Midtown Miami.
Prince Harry plays polo in Brazil
On the final day of his tour, Prince Harry takes part in a charity polo match in São Paulo at the Royal Salute Club in Campinas. The event was aimed at raising money for local children’s charities, and for Harry’s charity Sentebale, which supports orphans in the African country of Lesotho
Sentebale was founded by Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal Family and Prince Harry from the British Royal Family in response to the plight of the neediest of Lesotho’s people – its orphans and vulnerable children.Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso is the younger brother of His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho. Prince Seeiso is also Principal Chief of Matsieng – his tribal region in Lesotho.
Prince Harry is the second son of HRH The Prince of Wales.In 2004 Prince Harry went to Lesotho as Prince Seeiso’s guest to spend part of his gap year working as a volunteer on a number of local welfare projects. During the visit the two Princes became good friends. Sentebale was born out of that experience.Prince Seeiso is now Lesotho’s High Commissioner in London and the two Princes continue to act as Sentebale’s Patrons.
They have both pledged a lifetime commitment to this cause.Sentebale’s main operations are based in Maseru, Lesotho, supported by a small team in London.The Board of Trustees are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Sentebale.The Patrons continue to play an active role in the charity.
The 2012 Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup closes Prince Harry’s Official Tour of Brazil. Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family in response to the plight of the neediest and most vulnerable of Lesotho’s children.
Prince Harry Fundraises For Charity Established In Memory Of Princess Diana During Diamond Jubilee
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Proud to Be Woman
Every day at DVF is a day to celebrate women, so you can imagine how excited we get on International Women’s Day.“It is my mission in life to inspire women, to empower them,” says Diane, “and that is what March 8th is all about.”
So, we are joining the world in this annual effort to inspire women and to celebrate their achievements, kicking off our month-long initiative to do our part for this very special day.For the third year in a row, we have partnered with some amazing artists to produce Proud to be Woman (Vol. 3), a music compilation featuring original tracks by Ingrid Michaelson, Miss Li, and Yuna, among others.
To further support International Women’s Day and the empowerment of women around the world, a Proud to be Woman tote and iphone case will be sold at DVF boutiques and DVF.com. Both will also include a drop card featuring the Proud to be Woman compilation as a digital download.
Proceeds from the sale of all Proud to be Woman products will benefit Vital Voices, an organization that is very close to our hearts and dedicated to empowering women worldwide.
From March 8th to March 15th, DVF will also donate 10% of all sales proceeds from our boutiques and DVF.com.The International Women’s Day celebration will continue through March with events at our shops in Bal Harbour, Boston, Dallas, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. So be sure to join us for those if you can! You can also show your support by shopping The IWD Collection.
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Premier interior designer, Edward Nieto welcomes the Tom Ford Shop to Bal Harbour!
As a member of a Special Host Committee, Edward Nieto along with Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, Tom Ford and Ocean Drive Magazine welcomes the launch of the first Tom Ford Shop in Bal Harbour. An evening of fashion, luxury, and decadence not to be missed.
Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, Fendi and RMHC of South Florida Board members 10% of the evening proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida Event.
Throughout the past thirty years, the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida has been to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. We have done that through the operation of the Ronald McDonald House by providing a home-away-from-home for families with critically ill or injured children undergoing treatment at South Florida area pediatric hospitals.
Each year with the generous support of various partnerships Ronald McDonald Houses serves over 500 children and families of seriously ill or injured children who are receiving care in the South Florida area hospital. No other organization duplicates this service.
Staying at the Ronald McDonald House has many positive impacts on the child, the family, and the medical providers. The House provides children and their families’ simple access to each other any time of the day or night which helps keep families together and enhance their coping skills during their child’s hospitalization. Having families close by ensures that the child has access to top care and facilitates the transition to normal activities with the resources, support and encouragement they need, and reduces the level of stress in the child and parents. Medical providers and hospitals report that their partnership with the Ronald McDonald House strengthens the culture of family-centered care, improves patient satisfaction, improves adherence to treatment, and increases outpatient treatment options.
Coarse And Thick Hair “I recommend not washing every day.Your natural oils will work their way down to your ends (Really! Once or twice a week is fine.). When you do shampoo, wash twice. It’s harder to get through, and really get a good scalp cleansing when there is a lot of thick hair.Sojourn Thermal Protection Straightener, $24, available at Shine .
Sojourn’s Thermal Protection Straightener is great — apply from roots to ends on wet hair. It’s lightweight, and protects the hair from the heat. Try it after air drying if you want to achieve less volume and body. A great keratin treatment would do wonders for people with coarse hair. And now Liqwid carries the non-formaldehyde Keratin that’s not bad for your health.”
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VIDAL SASSOON BIOGRAPHY
Born in the East End of London, Vidal Sassoon had no intention of becoming a hairdresser, preferring to fight Osmond Mosley’s fascists, who were once again stirring up racial hatred on the post-war streets of London.
He grew up in a small London flat, until his father left home. The five year old Vidal and his little brother survived six years in a orphanage, before their mother remarried and could afford to care for them again. When he was 14, she dreamed one night of Vidal in a barber shop, and she immediately took the boy to Cohen’s Beauty & Barber Shop, and apprenticed him to Cohen. If he must be a hairdresser, Vidal decided he would have to be the best, so he went religiously to the theatre to tune his ear and voice to “posh” English, and found work in the West End. A few years after his return he set up his first salon – a tiny room on the third floor above Bond Street. In 1956, Sassoon married his first wife Elaine Wood but this relationship ended in 1958, when she left him for British water-skiing champion David Nations. For nine years he experimented with new cuts and techniques, searching for simple, elegant styles. By 1963, he had pioneered the Bob and Five-Point Cut, which made him famous and gave him the title “the founder of modern hairdressing”. His went on to give his name to a chain of hair salons in the UK and the United States, and his range of haircare products continue to enjoy massive sales worldwide. In 1967, Sassoon married actress Beverly Adams, with whom he had four children including daughters Catya (born 1968) and Eden (1973), and sons Elan (1970) and David. They divorced in 1980. He moved to the US in the 1980s where he sold his name to a number of hair care product manufacturers including Proctor & Gamble. Former salon colleagues also bought his salons and the right to use his name, expanding his empire in the UK and US. Sassoon married his third wife, dressage champion and former fashion model Jeanette Hartford-Davis in 1983 but they divorced shortly afterwards. He wed Rhonda C Sassoon in 1992. He ended his partnership with Proctor & Gamble in 2003 after suing them for focusing on their own products rather than his. He sold his branch of hair salons in 2002 and revealed he was no longer associated with the hair care products using his name in 2004. In 2009, he was honoured with a CBE from the Queen and in 2010, a film documentary was devoted to the hair stylist. ‘Vidal Sassoon: The Movie’ was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival to much critical acclaim. Sassoon was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009, although this was not revealed until 2011. He has been undergoing treatment in both Beverly Hills and London.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Mia Farrow’s hairdresser.Vidal charged $5000 to do Mia Farrow’s hair in the legendary film, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, a fortune in 1968.
The most famous hairdresser in the world tells his fascinating life story
Vidal Sassoon’s extraordinary life has taken him from an impoverished childhood to global fame as the father of modern hairdressing, whose slick sharp cutting took the fashion world by storm. His memoir begins with surprising and often moving stories of his early life—his time at the Spanish & Portuguese Jewish orphanage in Maida Vale, warring with fascists in London’s East End, and fighting in the army of the fledgling state of Israel in the late 1940s. He then discusses his extraordinary career, during which he cut the …
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Style out of the City founder Elysze Held has 30-plus years of experience working in fashion as a stylist, fashion director and visual merchandiser. She has dressed supermodels, celebrities and socialites and has designed award-winning store windows. Clients have included Levi Strauss & Co., Entertainment Tonight, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, GAP, Inc. and countless others.
As a stylist for WSVN 7 Deco Drive anchors Lynn Martinez and Louis Aguirre, Held has guided the stars of the long-running entertainment news magazine from a whimsical, Miami look to chic, uptown anchors in designer looks, working with high-end national, international and local designers and brands.
Adriana Sassoon and Elysze Held at the opening of DALI Miami at the Moore Building in the Design District
The spanish designer jaime hayon has created ‘the guest’, a collection of decorated porcelain characters for lladró atelier. on display at maison et objet 2012, the project was created by hayon with the intention to invite the sensibility of numerous artists and designers external to the porcelain manufacturer to participate in personalizing their own ‘guest’ figurine at lladró atelier’s studio in valencia, spain.
the lladró atelier booth designboom visited at the design show featured the designs of jaime hayon, santa monica, california-based artist tim biskup, and tokyo-based design team devil robots. the first pieces of the collection include three designs in two sizes. the larger sized ‘guests’ have been created in a limited edition of 250 units, with figurine having been crafted by hand.
Launch Of Lladro’s New Collection The Guest
Avant Gallery 309 23rd Street Miami Beach
Avant Gallery invites you to the presentation of the most surprising porcelain creation, The Guest, a ground-breaking character conceived by Lladro and Jaime Hayon, with the collaboration of top artists Tim Biskup and Devilrobots.
The new collection, The Guest by Lladro Atelier, will be introduced by Rosa Lladro, President of Lladro.Also on view during this special event, two unique artist’s proofs by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon and Californian artist Tim Biskup.
The Guest by Lladro Atelier
Adriana Sassoon, Nick Betancourt & Lladro directors
Photo credit to: www.realmemoriesphoto.com
Avant Gallery hosted an intimate soiree to officially present the most surprising porcelain creation, The Guest, a ground-breaking character conceived by Lladro and Jaime Hayon, with the collaboration of top artists Tim Biskup and Devilrobots. The collection was introduced by Rosa Lladro, President of Lladro. Also on view during the event were two unique artists proofs by Spanish designer Jamie Hayon and Californian artist Tim Biskup.