If you’re looking for me, I’ll be in Sicily: Tasca Conti d’Almerita Lunch

“First you must like the wine. Then, look at the back and then look forward,” says Corrado Maurigi, Brand Manager for Tenuta Regaleali, with whom I had the great fortune of sharing a wine tasting lunch.

Whether on my personal journey to discover art or now wine, Corrado’s statement embodies how I feel about learning. Our first response must be visceral. Forget about the market or what the critics say. Do you like it, hate it or love it? Then, investigate.

Corrado’s presentation was a journey to Sicily. As we tasted and learned some facts and history about each wine, preconceived (American) stereotypes of this region marred by The Godfather and bad wine samples offered at the supermarket, melted away. Stories about the land, people and culture tickled our cerebrum and palate.

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Home Decor Wishes Come True at the Fort Lauderdale Home Show with TV Personality, Linda Phan & More!

With the holiday season around the corner, the Fort Lauderdale Home Show is South Florida’s best destination to make dream home wishes come true! The Home Design and Remodeling Show takes place November 16-18, 2018at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center.

Family is the heart of every home. TV Personality, Linda Phan of HGTV’s Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House will show why love should be the foundation for every home design project and how crafting is the perfect way to spend more time with family and friends.

“The holidays give us a wonderful excuse to unwind and dig into crafting projects you’ve been putting off all year,” comments Linda Phan. “Even more, it’s the perfect way to catch up with loved ones. Lay out the craft supplies, wine and cheese, and you’ll be set for a heck of a night in!” Continue reading “Home Decor Wishes Come True at the Fort Lauderdale Home Show with TV Personality, Linda Phan & More!”

Highlights of the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show at New Wynwood Location

Miami, FL…September 11, 2018 Home Show Management Corp., producers of the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Shows wrapped up a highly successful Miami Home Show at a new location, Mana Wynwood Convention Center.

“Wynwood is essentially now the epicenter of culture, art, diversity, design, everything that our show stands for,” commented Adam Kayce, Vice President and Show Director for Home Show Management Corp.

The Labor Day Weekend Show began with a Proclamation and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami along with City Commissioners, and representatives of Wynwood Business Improvement District, Mana Miami, Home Show Management, Ygrene, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Miami Police Department.

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Find Stellar Design Inspiration at the Miami Home Show! | Labor Day Weekend

Everyone loves to find inspiration from our favorite celebrities, so be sure to have the camera ready, plus pen and paper in hand when visiting the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. “Trading Spaces” star John Gidding will headline the Miami Home Show along with plenty of other South Florida personalities who will share or receive some Interior Design inspiration on Labor Day Weekend, from Friday, August 31st to Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day.)  NEW LOCATION:  Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St, Miami, 33127.

Find over 150,000 square feet of exhibition space filled with thousands of choices for the home, backyard, or office remodeling project: furniture; fine art and décor; landscaping items, patio furniture and grills; appliances; doors, cabinets and fixtures; flooring; home automation; wall and window treatments; home automation; hurricane protection, pergolas, awnings and much more. Plus, find special offers and savings exclusive to the Show.

What to Expect at the Miami-Wynwood Home Show

  • John Gidding of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” presents,Living in Art: Decorating Through Self-Expression. Gidding will share some takeaways for how to feel about your own “art collection”; identify ways of making walls have a purpose in each room; introduce different usages of art in interiors through furniture, installations, paintings, graffiti, etc.; and discuss the role of art in “Trading Spaces” and why it’s always put off as “homework. He’ll also paint an original work of art during the first day (before and between presentations) which will be raffled off to an audience member at his final presentation.

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Miami Home Show’s Celebrity Design Projects are Underway!

Miami, FL…July 18, 2018… Four South Florida Interior Designers will design room vignettes for local TV News Journalists and reveal their creations to the respective celebrity “client” at the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. The Miami Home Show will take place, Labor Day Weekend, from Friday, August 31st to Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day) at a NEW LOCATION, Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St, Miami, 33127.

The Home Show’s “Designer Rooms for the Stars” is a popular annual tradition that begins with the selection of the featured Interior Designers by way of submission process; matching each designer with a TV news personality; and executing the project initiated with just one meeting between the Interior Designer and “client.” Some design hints will be posted on the Home Show’s social media, but the final design is revealed to the celebrity and show-goers during the Home Show.

This year’s “Designer Rooms for the Stars” designers and celebrity matches are:

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“Living with Art” and Live Painting with “Trading Spaces Star” John Gidding

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Miami, FL…July 10, 2018…The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show, South Florida’s largest and premier home improvement expo will take place, Labor Day Weekend, from Friday, August 31st to Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day) at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St, Miami, 33127.

Courtesy Photo John Gidding

One of television’s most recognized architects/designers, John Gidding of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” will be the Home Show’s featured speaker presenting, Living in Art: Decorating Through Self-Expression. Gidding will also paint an original work of art during the first day (before and between presentations) which will be raffled off to an audience member at his final presentation.

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Historic Move for the Miami Home Show: Back to Mainland and “At Home in Wynwood”

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Miami, FL…June 5, 2018…The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show, South Florida’s largest and premier expo in home improvement is moving to Wynwood! The move marks a return for the Show to the City of Miami, where it was held for more than 30 years in the Coconut Grove Convention Center before it was demolished. The Miami Home Show will take place, Labor Day Weekend, from Friday, August 31st to Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day) at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St, Miami, 33127.

Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood is a hub for arts and innovation, and home to numerous independent retailers, restaurants and breweries. MANA Wynwood Convention Center’s central location allows for easy access and ample parking for homeowners, renters and business owners driving from anywhere in Miami-Dade and Broward. Show-goers can speak with industry professionals and find the latest trends in Interior Design.

“It is a pleasure to welcome the Home Design and Remodeling Show back to the City of Miami. It is fitting to kick off this year’s Show at its new home at Mana Wynwood in the heart of one of Miami’s creative epicenters, Wynwood. This show promotes distinct creativity and design elements that represent the very characteristics of this area’s identity, making it the perfect venue for this design-focused event.” – Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami.

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Fort Lauderdale Home Show Adds Award-Winning Designer and Spanish TV Décor Expert to Roster!

Fort Lauderdale, FL…May 15, 2018… The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show adds award-winning Interior Designer, Perla Lichi of Perla Lichi Design to its roster of featured Interior Designers. Spanish TV and radio lifestyle expert and designer, Julia Alzate of Julia Alzate Design and Tips will also reveal a room vignette at the Fort Lauderdale Home Show. The two other featured designers are Home Show veterans: Francy Arria of Max Space Design and Décor, and Roberta Black of RB Design.

Featured Interior Designers are selected through a submission process and are asked to create a model room that gives homeowners ideas and inspiration. They remain at their vignette all weekend to answer design and décor questions. Although room design clues can be found on the Home Show’s social media, the final room design is kept a secret and revealed at the Show! Continue reading “Fort Lauderdale Home Show Adds Award-Winning Designer and Spanish TV Décor Expert to Roster!”

Design Trends, “Trading Spaces” Star Vern Yip and More at the Miami Home Show!

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Miami, FL…3.26.18…Whether you are looking to decorate or are planning a major renovation, there’s an abundance of options to be found at the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. The Miami Home Show takes place April 6-8th at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Here are the top reasons to visit:

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For the FIFTH consecutive year, BizBash names the Home Design and Remodeling Show as one of Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events and placed fourth in the Trade Shows, Expos & Conventions category. The Miami and Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Shows have been South Florida’s largest and premier home improvement expos for over forty years.

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An Intimate Lunch with award-winning winemaker, Robert Foley | Highlights and Photos

On Thursday, March 8th, Wynwood Oven and Angels’ Share Wines South hosted a private lunch with Robert “Bob” Foley of Robert Foley Vineyards, who made an exclusive appearance in South Florida.

The event was an intimate opportunity to taste and learn more about Bob’s award-winning wines. Guests included general managers and Sommeliers from prominent South Florida restaurants, food and wine social media influencers, and Emmy Award-winning TV and Radio news journalist, Javier Ceriani. They were delighted by Foley’s jovial nature and personal insights about himself, his wife and business manager Kelly Kehoe, and the making of each wine produced on the summit of Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain, where more than 1,000 barrels are housed in an extensive cave system.

Bob has been named, “Winemaker of the Year” by Food and Wine Magazine and the “God of Cabernet” by Wine Executive Seminars. Wine Spectator’s Jim Laube describes Robert Foley wines as, “Dark, rich and massive with gobs of flavor” and “Virtually Perfect — 99 points” by Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate.”

“It was a pleasure to host Robert Foley at Wynwood Oven,” commented Stefano Campanini, owner of Wynwood Oven. “Our goal is to highlight quality and artistry, while introducing our guests to unique wine and pairing experiences. Bob’s expressive wines characterize our own commitment to both culinary heritage and modernity.”

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