Celebrities That Have Visited the Miami, Florida Design District

The Miami Design District is a popular spot for celebrities to visit. In the heart of Miami’s Design District at the corner of North 43rd and West First Avenue, there are famous people milling about often. Here are a few celebrities that have been sighted in this area.

Craig Robins and David Bromstad

In April, the AIDS Walk meets in the design district. The Grand Marshal, David Bromstad, has been seen in the area during this event and has also participated in area home makeovers. Craig Robins has also made his presence known in this area many times.
The Beautiful and Stylish Kate Hudson

A party by Chrome Hearts attracted Kate Hudson to the Miami Design District. She was wearing a pink noodle suit that was extremely stylish and perfect for this occasion.
The Multi-Talented Zoe Kravitz

The daughter of Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, often visits this area. She has a career as an actress, model, and singer. She comes here to advertise what project she is currently working on.
The Famous Model Elle Macpherson

A favorite visitor of the district is the famous model Elle Macpherson. She has the ability to turn many heads when she visits to purchase clothing in the area. She also makes sure to get some quality time in with the many designers in the area.

The Popular and Famous Actor Leonardo DiCaprio

The actor Leonardo DiCaprio from movies like Titanic and Wolves of Wall Street is a frequent visitor to the Miami Design District. He has been known to attend different private parties in the area. His name is often included when discussing who the favorite celebrities to visit the area are. If you are walking through the area, do not be surprised to see him visiting this popular area.

Many popular famous celebrities visit the Miami Design District to enjoy all of the culture of the area. They are all parts of the unique culture of Miami. Visit the area yourself and you might spot one of these celebrities or many others that frequent the area.

Happenings around Montana

Montana has been experiencing a growth in employment and construction over the past year with an additional 900 construction jobs recorded in January and over 1,900 jobs created in the past 12 months. The industry trade reports that Montana experienced the most growth across the country except for Tennessee, which doubled the number of new construction workers. With this new growth and expansion, Montana is expanding in new restaurants are popping up in Montana too.

Jack Hanna, world renowned zookeeper and conservationist, is a native of Montana. As part of his claim to fame, he owned the trendy restaurant called Montana Jacks with his brother, which they founded in the 1990s. The restaurant and bar originally was called the Y Bar and dated back to the 1950s serving post-WWII chromium miners who worked at the Benbow mine.

The Hanna brothers were successful with the restaurant for over 20 years, but sold it in 2010 to Chris Lockhart and Gena Burghoff who had a new trending concept for the place. They had a great following even though the town was small; their menu appealed to the local customers.

In 2014, there was a large decline in businesses in town and many people moved out making Stillwater a proverbial ghost-town. Burghoff and Lockhart decided they would be more successful in a larger town, so they are selling the building to move to Red Lodge. Ox Pasture will be the name of their new establishment, and they have already purchased the building at 7 N. Broadway Ave. as they are looking for an area with a larger population to share their delicious menu under investors Alexia and David Leuschen. Montana Jack’s, in Stillwater Valley, is now up for sale, and the property is listed at $657,500 with Colbert Real Estate.

This restaurant and the surrounding property will make a spectacular location for a chef with a unique culinary talent that will impress the locals of Dean. The building is tremendous at 5,128 square-feet, and it sits on a 2.15-acre lot that is equipped with an events building and facilities for outdoor entertainment; it will make the perfect eatery and/or pub for the just the right owners. When the new owners take over, they continue fall in the heritage of the former owner Jack Hanna, which hold an attraction all of its own. Expansion in Montana and a new eating establishment in Dean is going to make 2017 a wonderful year.

Types of art you can buy in Miami Beach

It is not uncommon for different areas in the U.S. to specialize in a variety of different kinds of artwork. In fact, the residents in many of these communities and tourists alike can purchase wonderful pieces of art when they do their homework first. So, for those of you who are looking to see what types of art that Miami has available on the market, you may find that they have a very strong reputation for supporting artists with a diversity of styles. Before getting started with finding art that an individual may like, there are some tricks to the trade that you must be aware of. By having access to the knowledge that helps to facilitate these tricks, consumers will begin to know exactly where they can or cannot look for the best art in the city. That being said, here is some of the work that this city is best known for.

Ceramics

If you are a consumer that is interested in collecting different types of ceramics for your home or your office, you may want to start your search in Miami by visiting the Ceramic League of Miami and George Lindemann’s home. This is a great place to start since various kinds of artists are known for presenting their work in this gallery. Some of the more notable names include the following: Polo Ramirez, James Herring, and Anne Gorden-Vega.

Paintings

While some people love to collect ceramics, others may prefer adorning their walls with all kinds of different famous paintings. When this is the case, it is normally best to start this search by frequenting The Yeelen Gallery, which is located on 294 NW 54th Street. For those who favor specific types, you may seek out paintings from infamous projects that have been presented throughout the Americas. Many of them are known as colorful art that people all over the globe usually want to purchase.

Sculptures

The sculptures in Miami are said to be outstanding and they are being presented by their local artists. Some of which work full time, while making their own mark in the industry. Some of these sculptures are noted for being exceptional by professional artists across the globe. For those of you who are interested in looking and reviewing some of the best art work in Miami, you may want to schedule a visit to the Avant Gallery, which can be found within the Epic Hotel. These sculptures are not only beautiful, but also functional for filling specific places in this hotel.

New Yorkers for Children Annual Gala Raises 1.3 million for Children in Foster Care

This past year’s New Yorkers for Children’s annual fall gala, held on September 15, had a special significance. It marked the 20th anniversary of the organizations efforts to benefit youth in foster care in New York City. The charity, founded in 1996, by Nicholas Scoppetta, works in conjunction with the Administration for Children’s Services to better the lives of children sustained by the foster care and child welfare system. Due in part to events like the annual gala, they have been able to donate over 50 million dollars to benefit youth in foster care in New York City.

The celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street raised over 1.3 million dollars and drew a sampling of New York’s A-listers. The event, sponsored by Chloe, was also attended by many of the young people whose lives were improved because of the organization. The gala was hosted by Steve Pemberton, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance.

In addition to fashion house Chloe and the evening’s honoree, James B. Milliken, Chancellor, from The City University of New York, the event had multiple co-sponsors including Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, The Jay and Kelly Sugarman Foundation, BNY Mellon, Northwell Health, Frédéric Fekkai, and Sun Capital Partners Foundation, among other individuals. Vanessa and Henry Cornell, Lise and Michael Evans, Christine and Richard Mack, Shirin von Wulffen and Frédéric Fekkai, Tristana Waltz and Grier Eliasek, Sara and Nathaniel Zilkha Honorary Chairs: Eric Brettschneider, First Deputy Commissioner Administration for Children’s Services, and Gladys Carrión, Esq., Commissioner Administration for Children’s Services were the events’ co-chairs.

The event also had a group of vice chairs including Susan Burden and William Goldman, Alina Cho, Beth Rudin DeWoody, FX and Natasha de Mallmann, Michael Dowling, Nicole Esposito, Tony Gilroy and Susan Egbert Gilroy, Susan and John Hess, Alexia and David Leuschen, Kevin and Erika Liles, Laura and Henry McVey, Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, Dan Rothmann, Susan Shin, Kelly and Jay Sugarman.

Among the attendees, from New York City’s “A-list” were Kelly Rutherford, Luma Grothe, Frederic Fekkai, Danielle Snyder, Jodie Snyder Morel, Daphne Groeneveld, Indre Rockefeller, Heather Marks, Rose Gilroy, Dan Rothmann, Trey Songz, Dree Hemingway, Erika Bearman, Anita Hodosi, and Eniko Mihalik. Obviously, given these lists of influential and affluent people, the New Yorkers for Children foundation has accomplished its goal of “engaging New Yorkers” in their effort to better the lives of children in the foster care system.

Art Galleries to Visit in the UAE

The Emirates have a long tradition for art, and there are quite a lot of places to go when in the country. Each new Emirate has its own art community, and everyone visiting the area must have a look at art in the region. This article offers up four art galleries to visit, and each of them will be quite a lot of fun to view as a collector, patron or enthusiast.

#1: N2N Gallery
N2N Gallery is a modern art gallery started by two Ukrainians who are bringing modern art and realism to Abu Dhabi. The gallery sits in the heart of the city where it features art that is beautiful to behold. There are quite a few collectors passing through every day, and there are several different people who are buying to fill their collections in the gallery.

#2: Etihad Modern Art
Etihad Modern Art carries quite a lot of modern art, and they have the feeling of an art gallery from centuries ago. The gallery is a place where everyone may get lost in the art scene, and it helps the people who are looking for a way to add to their traditional gallery.

#3: Salwa Zeidan
Salwa Zeidan is a lovely gallery featuring one of the top artists in the city. She has built a brand of her own, and it is a brand that reminds the city it may be quite progressive. She is attempting to grow her art brand by selling to customers who want to see something that is unique in its perspective. She knows it is possible to change the landscape of the art community, and she is doing so every day with her creations.

#4: Ghaf Gallery
Ghaf is the oldest on the list, and it serves as a reminder of how the community has changed over the years. It was the first to carry major modern art, and it still have a robust business that is quite a lot of fun to look through. Anyone visiting the city must ensure they have visited the gallery to see what lies in store for them on its walls.

There are several beautiful galleries in the city showcasing both global and Emirati art that will bring art and passion together in the same room. Traveling to the UAE is a lovely experience for everyone, and the art found in the region will open the eyes of every viewer.

City expected to shine even more in Light Street

No pun intended, and it’s a true story. An ugly Light Street parking lot in Baltimore may turn into a bright light for jobs as plans for the development of a 404-foot glass residential and office tower near the Inner Harbor continue. Expected to be completed by the end of 2018, 1 Light Street is Metropolitan Partnership Ltd.’s plan for a 28-story mixed-use building, supporting 274 living spaces in 10 levels, 9 floors of office space, ground-level retail and parking for 646 cars in its multi-level garage. Its office spaces will further development of the financial district and have attracted the attention of banks in the Baltimore downtown area.

The real estate development project will require a $110 million investment which is backed by an additional $28 million in bonds from the Baltimore Development Corp. that will make the parking garage a reality. Residents and office workers will be able to enjoy a fitness center and a rooftop swimming pool with a lounge area.

It’s one of the featured projects to be turned into reality by Donohoe Construction Company, who has served the Washington, DC Metro area community since 1884. The 1 Light Street development has been welcomed by Baltimore city leaders and the Downtown Partnership, as a positive step in the continuing transformation of the area.

Not only is this project expected to benefit and positively continue to transform downtown Baltimore, its design, and architectural plans are benchmarked to comply with LEED Silver Certification to protect our environment. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, are buildings designed to be resource efficient and to have less impact on the environment. They use less water. They use less energy, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions in comparison with other buildings of the same size and blueprints.

Metropolitan’s CEO has expressed its commitment “… to do a terrific project, …a great benefit to the city and something we can all be proud of”.

Miami’s Design District Brings Art, Design, and Culture Together

The area known as Miami’s Design district was once known originally just as Buena Vista. It was a neighborhood filled with warehouses and buildings intended for industrial use, but by the 1980’s it had fallen badly into disrepair. Credit for the development of the Design District has been given to Craig Robins, a man from the Miami area, who saw the area as an untapped resource.

Robins began to acquire properties and to renovate them, later attracting businesses and brands to the sites. As others began to invest and to beautify the region, the sidewalks were redone, trees were planted, and a complete transformation began to take place. The region is perfect for pedestrians wanting to take in the sights on foot. It is also a scant ten minutes from the beach and is close to Miami’s downtown.

As Robins’ work on the community grew, groups like L Real Estate got involved as did other brands. Designers and art dealers set up shops in the redesigned historic buildings, and high-end retailers began to move in. Before long, celebrities were buzzing about the area. It has been jokingly said that if you haven’t seen a celebrity in the Design District that you must be blind.

Well-known people like Beyonce, Donald Trump, Kate Hudson, George Clooney, Madonna, and Sylvester Stalone have been seen in and around the various stores. On any given night, the restaurants, bars, and art galleries have been known to host a variety of famous people. The bustling night life is a beacon to those looking to have some fun, whether tourists or starlets. This fashionable area is known for its nostalgic vibe reminiscent of old Miami and yet for being hip and modern.

Architects Alison Spear, Chad Oppenheim, and HOK set themselves up in the district, as did photographer Iran Issa-Khan. Art galleries Art Fusion, Artformz, and Diaspora Vibe made their home there, as did upscale fashion designers Louis Vuitton, Agnona, Dior Homme and Prada. Restaurants like the Crumb On Parchment, Gavanna, and The Embassy opened up, as did bars and drinking establishments.

There are currently plans for more buildings to be constructed and for more spaces to be available for retail. Not only are there beautiful things to behold within the Art District’s galleries, but the area hosts a bevy of art exhibits and events designed to bring the arts out into the open. Every second Saturday the doors of many Art showrooms invite visitors in for music, beverages, and a cultural experience they won’t soon forget.

The One-of-a-Kind Ox Pasture Restaurant

As a person drives down main street in Red Lodge, Montana, they will have trouble not seeing a restaurant with white linen curtains cornflower blue letters on the window. This restaurant also keep the door open for you to invite their guests in. Instead of just serving their guests the burgers and steaks that are popular in that state, they change up the style of Montana dining with an authentic farm-to-table cuisine and an ever changing menu.

When it comes to their ever changing menu, it typically changes every two weeks based on the bountiful harvest of whatever season that they are currently in. These fresh menu choices include mushrooms in May, turnips and radishes in July, and the berries in Montana in August that are a great compliment to the ranch-sourced beef, pork, chicken, and trout. Even though this restaurant is new, they are becoming quite-well and a success.

This restaurant is a newbie to the dining world as they just opened in May of this year. The word on the street spread quickly about how the new kid on the block serves great tasting food. The owners Gena Burghoff and Chef Chris Lockhart together have decades of restaurant experience between the two of them. They started off in the business with a farm-to-table food truck and not very long ago, this couple headed up at Montana Jack’s in Dean. At this restaurant, they served up a combination of Wyoming-raised Burghoff’s gracious greetings when their customers entered the restaurant and Lockhart’s unforgettable food in the kitchen. Since they opened Ox Pasture, their dedication has been to serve food made from local and seasonal ingredients. The concept for the restaurant sparked from an original idea by David Leuschen and his wife Alexis Kondylis Leuschen.

To prove their dedication to serve food made from local and seasonal ingredients, they incorporate out of the ordinary cuts of beef and freshly grown herbs into their dishes. These ingredients come from local farms and ranches and they allow for the restaurant to be diverse with their flavors and creative with their menu. It is a challenge for Lockhart and their Sous Chef Danny Mowatt, but they are up to the challenge. They meet twice a month to brainstorm over the list of ingredients that are in full bloom and to come up with new recipes. Their ingredients like trout, steak, pork, lamb, duck, seafood, and a vegetarian menu option, but they never ever serve them the same way twice.

With a comfortable and relaxing environment and a menu that is always changing, Ox Pasture restaurant meals are “really a cut above the rest” and always will be a one-of-a-kind experience for all of their customers.

Five Best Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Washington and NYC

Joe Sitt is well known for being the epicenter of American real estate development. Real estate developers like Joe Sitt often work with the government to provide suitable homes for its citizens while improving the country’s economy. They assist the residents in acquiring property at reasonable prices. Apart from this, they also build more commercial buildings and residential places.

Finding a Trustworthy Real Estate Company

If you are in such of a real estate developer, you can easily find a good number of them by perusing through different online pages. However, not all of them will give you the best services. It’s for this reason that you have to consider the following points.

Services Offered
A good government property development firm will take the time to get input from its consumers and even involve them in the process.

Trusted Companies
These organizations not only provide real estate government construction services, but they also offer property maintenance services.
If you are located in Washington DC, and you are in search of a commercial real estate broker, look no further than the following dealers.

1. Urban Investment Group
Urban Investment is a real estate Group that specializes in developing urban property in Washington DC. Its projects range from renovations to new constructions. Urban Investment Group is among the top ten ranked real estate companies in the USA.

2. Washington Property Company
Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Washington Property Company is a full service commercial and residential real estate firm which offers diversified expertise in the acquisition of property. It is dedicated to creating and enhancing value in real estate assets throughout the Metropolitan Area.

3. Douglas Development
Douglas Development Company is amongst the largest privately owned property development agencies in Washington DC. It’s a fully integrated real estate company with government business offices, residential mixed-used properties, and property retail.

4. JBG Companies
With its headquarters at Chevy Chase, in Maryland, this private company develops, maintains, and manages offices and commercial buildings in Maryland and its environs.

5. Frank L.Haney
Frank L. Haney Company creates pieces of real estate property mainly for the government in Washington DC. It’s among a number of companies involved in the process of developing properties in Washington DC.
These real estate property developers’ work together to ensure that each and every Washington DC resident get the best when it comes to purchasing properties.

New Building Developments in the Miami Design District

Miami is a happening mega-city. It has long been considered an international destination and the most northern city in Latin America. Vacationing here or living here is a thrilling experience. Historically, property in South Florida from Palm Beach to the Florida Keys was considered prime real estate. Movers and shakers living here wanted to live the elegant Miami Beach lifestyle. Home furniture, artwork, accessories, and everything from floor coverings to wind vanes could be found at Craig Robins Miami Design District (MDD) just off I-95. Interior Decorators, designers, and their clients walked the streets, window shopped and searched the stores for the perfect item for their home. They have made purchases here in the MDD for decades.

The Miami Design District was once an oasis in a blighted area of Miami. Shoppers would brave the trip to this neighborhood to find that mecca of bargains in furniture and accessories that could be obtained for the fashionable South Florida home. Shoppers familiar with the MDD before the turn of the twenty-first century would not recognize the place now, and all the changes made have been for the better.

The Miami Design District has had an infusion of money thanks to the creation of upscale clothing and jewelry stores alongside the interior design stores. There are new restaurants, furniture, and design stores and thanks to world renown luxury brands like Hermes, Gucci, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Celine the MDD has a newer more powerful physique to go along with its old but pure heart.

The neighborhoods around the MDD are increasing in value and becoming sought after by a new generation of professionals who choose to live in an urban area. This group has turned away from the suburbia craze of their parents, and they now seek to be closer to the action, shopping, entertainment, and work.

Miami with its tropical climate and extensive venues for sailing and power boating have lured countless stars to its sunny shores. Sports figures, actors, singers like Madonna, Anna Kournikova, Chayanne, Gloria Estefan, John Secada, Julio Iglesias, Matt Damon, and Hulk Hogan, they all call Miami home. These celebrities are known to haunt the new and improved Miami Design District, and visitors might be lucky to catch sight of one or more celebrities here lunching or shopping. Remember that Miami is a hot spot for celebrities, but if you see a star, you must be cool.