Posted on May 16, 2016
The Buena Vista area around Miami is one of the places that is being revitalized most vigorously by the local government. New shopping malls, movie theaters and restaurants are rising up in the area where celebrities are now flocking. Celebrities who have been seen in the area come there because it is so new, and this article explains how a revitalized community can bring back life to the area.
#1: A High Tide Raises All Ships
The revitalization of the Buena Vista community is bringing back celebrities like Craig Robins who want to see the cosmopolitan locations in the area. Bella Thorne is a very popular star who has been seen in the area sunning, relaxing and playing with her friends. She has visited gyms in the area, and she has taken an endless amount of bikini-clad photos in the area. Her stunning beauty is difficult to miss, and the Buena Vista community has many star-watchers coming to the area to see celebrities the likes of Bella Thorne.
#2: The Community Has Many New Star Chefs
Star chefs are coming to the Buena Vista area because it is less-crowded, and every celebrity chef has an opportunity to open a restaurant with less overhead. The community is not overpriced like other parts of Miami, and it provides a blank slate where wonderful chefs may make their food in complete peace and comfort. The restaurants in the area sit in modern buildings, and they have perfect interior designs that were honed with help from brilliant designers.
#3: The Buena Vista Area Is One of Many to Come Back From the Brink
The Buena Vista area is not the only community in Miami that is coming back from the brink. The area is the first to become quite famous for celebrities who pass through, but surrounding communities are following the lead of Buena Vista residents. New clubs, restaurants and hotels are appearing in many communities in the area, and anyone who is deeply-interested in the growth of Miami will take a look outside Buena Vista for further growth opportunities.
The Buena Vista area has been changing for quite some time, and it is becoming one of the new locations for celebrities who come to Miami. Bella Thorne has made her way to the area, and many of her celebrity pals like Zendaya have followed her. Buena Vista is proof-positive that Miami is still growing to this day
Posted on April 18, 2016
If you happen to be one of the many busy and professional women who is always looking for the next best social event to attend, whether it be to meet new people, expand your networking strength, or simply to learn new things about your particular field of profession, you may be aware that a vast array of today’s atmosphere include some kind of alcoholic beverages with them. Alcohol is often used as an assortment to loosen up the mood and get things going in the right direction as far as fun and conversations are concerned. However, it is highly imperative for women to know that there are many safety risks that they should have complete awareness of. If you are looking for some strong safety tips for the next time you are going to be headed to a social event that may include drinking, please continue to read this selection.
Alcohol is well-renowned for the amount of joy it can bring people, however, unfortunately, it has also been known to cause a lot of ruckus among individuals and even groups of people. In order to avoid the chaos that can arise from too much alcohol in a scenario, it is often recommended for people to steer away from a scene where there may be too much “rowdiness” involved. If you and your fellow colleague groups of women are realizing that there is an unfortunate scenario of a drunkard or groups of drunkards approaching your way, it is recommended for you to either ignore the situation if they approach you in too wild of a manner, or to simply notify the management and/or security staff personnel of the venue. This should clear up any issues if they are to arise with anyone who may be under too much of an influence of alcohol.
If you and your fellow women friends are wanting to drink yourselves, be sure to have a designated driver available; someone who will not be drinking at all during the day and/or night and will keep an eye on everyone in the group as no one will have an opportunity of wandering away to their cars. Lastly if your drink ever leaves your sight ensure to test it with a saftey product such as Undercover Colors, or discard the drink.
Updated on April 18, 2016
Buena Vista was a small village carrying a great history for Miami; primarily it was a single residential neighborhood with a great historical background. Despite being a small neighborhood, rail trains passed through the background making it a very important part of Miami City. The village has since the 1920s maintained its original, unique sate of art décor which has been with time renovated to add more of modern concepts. In return, Buena Vista has competed with Miami to eventually being considered as part of the Miami city. William Henry Gleason, a notorious prominent figure in Miami-Dade County, was some of those owning huge tracts of land in this fascinating neighborhood.
From the positive progress and look of things, the fascination still remains with the art of attraction this small village has had too large business developers, real estate agencies, famous actors, and musicians in addition to being the hub of artistic work and music. In Buena, Vista Entertainment is the art of the day in addition to the extensive cultural developments of artistic tools. Musicians enjoy the cool breeze of the greatest part of Florida which is Lake Buena Vista Miami. This apparently is the Disney land of Florida; the mixed South American cultures from Cubans, Irish and Dominican have also been a catch.
Buena Vista is one region that transport is so easy with the availability of bikes, automobiles, and trains. Pérez art museum, jet boat tours, jungle Islands and large clubs are also a great thing in Buena Vista. Entertainment in the region is dope, and shopping malls are many attracting the likes of celebrities like Charlie Sheen, Craig Robins, George Lucas and Mickey. Every year Buena Vista has one major party that continues to attract more fans and celebrities. Real estate is like the in thing in the region; it has attracted musicians like Lil Wayne, and Lopez to own huge and attractive mansions in this part of the town.
Buena Vista homespun atmosphere and the regular Jungle Queen River Boat ours are aspects making this small neighborhood a community and a place to reckon with. A park like Vista View Park with 272 acres of meadows has attracted car racers and has made it being a preferable entertainment region all over Florida. Shows over the place are great especially from the cooling atmosphere and the mixed Spanish and English languages making the hotels great makers of traditional cuisines. Spending a holiday at Buena Vista is never enough.
Posted on April 4, 2016
Is there really a wrong time to give someone chocolate? Not really. It is uplifting, delicious and, lets face it, just about everyone loves it. Of course, there are some high points where giving chocolate is better than ever, but what are these times? There are some special dates and holidays throughout the year that allows you to go above and beyond with the right chocolate. Instead of just picking up a candy bar in the checkout line, why not go for something a bit more decadent and special when it comes to these particular days? The richer, more fulfilling chocolate is able to just say what you want without you ever having to say it.
This kind of goes without saying. Valentine’s Day is all about showing someone else you love them, and one of the old classics is flowers and chocolate. This is perfect and a great way to just have a bit of fun. Plus, chocolate will be everywhere during this time of year, so you can’t really miss it.
It’s funny, the closer you come to beach weather and the need to be in beach-body form, the more chocolate holidays you have coming up. Oh well, chocolate is so worth it! Easter, however you celebrate it, often comes with candy. Sure, you can settle for the marshmallows dipped in some kind of odd sweetener and sprinkles. Or, you can go with some high end chocolate. You’ll be glad you splurged for this chocolate instead of settling for the bulk candy from the super market.
You might not think of Christmas as a chocolate holiday, but slip some delicious chocolate into someone’s stocking and everyone is happy. It makes that little stocking stuffer extra nice and it helps just take the presents to an entirely new level. Besides, it also allows someone to snack on the chocolate while eating their other presents. Nothing wrong with that.
This kind of fits right in with the Valentine’s Day theme. Now, you shouldn’t just get some chocolate and call it a day. That probably isn’t going to suffice for a anniversary. Especially a big anniversary. However, it is able to help you take it over the edge and really ensure your evening together is going to be extra special. It’s like the cherry on top of a perfect evening, so whenever a special date comes around, make sure you have chocolate.
Posted on March 18, 2016
Visiting Buena Vista in Miami Florida is a delight. It’s a well developed Miami neighborhood that offers many entertaining activities. Most of the houses in the neighborhood are historical. Visiting Buena Vista you’ll find five star restaurants and exquisite shopping opportunities. Such as Buena Vista Bistro. It’s an award winning restaurant. The restaurant is a 1950’s setting. A place you can bring the entire family and enjoy great food with great prices.
One of the more adrenaline fun entertainment for Buena Vista is the Jet boat tours. It is a fast paced tour that shows you beautiful scenery while cruising at high speeds. On these tours they take you by a lot of the celebrities’ houses. Such as actress Eva La Rue, and actor Danny Pino along with many others. On the water is also the Jungle Queen Riverboat, a company that allows visitors to sight see on a river boat. The Jungle Queen Riverboat gives tours through the city using the waterways.
Jungle Island is an activity for the whole family to enjoy. It offers shows, plant attractions and exhibits. They have three entertaining shows that will feature various wild animals from all over the world. They have a petting barn, activities all around the park such as feeding the birds. Vista View Park is a 272 acres of meadows. It has a lot to do for visitors, including: basketball courts, golf course, fishing area, racquetball and et cetera.
At different times there are auto racing experiences. The race course gives the visitors a once in a lifetime experience of getting behind the wheel of a race car. There is also the Perez Art Museum. It features modern and contemporary artwork. The museum is located on a beautiful waterfront, and has an outdoor plaza. There are lots of entertainment venues and large clubs also around the area. There is also major party events every year. One in particular is a major art show that has been on T.V. and movies. Entertainment is said to be better in Miami, which includes Buena Vista, than any other place in the world. It’s a place to relax, shop and even see some celebrities like Craig Robins.
Whether you are in Buena Vista for a day or a weekend there is some form of entertainment for you to do. The streets are lined with cafe tables. The Kardashian’s actually own a boutique near the area.
Posted on February 12, 2016
In what was the most successful single charity event in Washington, DC, history, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Washington, Youself Al Otaiba (read more), and his wife, Abeer, along with Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his wife, Amy, hosted a charity ball for the Children’s National Medical Center. The event brought almost 1,000 guests and raised almost $11 million.
This is not the UAE government’s first interaction with Children’s National. In 2009, the government gave $150 million to the hospital to help create the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Despite the 7,000 mile journey, from the UAE to Washington, DC, hundreds of Emirati children have been treated by the hospital in its over 15 year history. Al Otaiba’s daughter was one of them. In 2013, she underwent a successful surgery. Although Al Otaiba admitted he never thought his family would need the services of Children’s National, he expressed his gratitude that the hospital was there for his family when they needed it. His experience with Children’s National prompted Al Otaiba to later want to be part of the hospital’s fundraising efforts.
At the event, he said, “Children’s National can meet the needs of every child, especially for the families that can’t afford to pay, and that’s why we’re all here tonight.”
Although the charity event was about raising money for Children’s National Medical Center, it was also an opportunity for those involved to have fun. While some people simply provided flat donations to the hospital, the event also included a live action where $400,000 was raised. Auction items included a black Labrador puppy, which went for $9,000, and a necklace and earrings set that Beyoncé had worn. The jewelry set sold for $75,000 and was donated to a Children’s National patient. The patient had helped design the jewelry and had assisted with the auction.
The night also included food made by celebrity chefs, Wolfgang Puck and Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa. Several celebrities and politicians who were unable to attend the event showed their support through video messages. At the conclusion of dinner, Jennifer Hudson provided a surprise concert for all those in attendance.
Posted on January 27, 2016
The Buena Vista neighborhood in Miami, has history reaching back all the way to the 1890s. What originally started as a small village, and soon became a small boomtown. Many people from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and Tennessee settled into the new Biltmore and Shadowlawn subdivisions. In September of 1925. The town of one of Vista was incorporated by the then City of Miami.
With the famous Miami land boom of the 1920s, the Buena Vista neighborhood soon began to show signs of wealth within its architectural designs of residences and courtyards. Modern Revival, Mission and Art Deco buildings lend a special feel to this unique area.
Today thanks to Craig Robins the area has over 130 art galleries, show rooms, stores, antique dealers and eateries like that when it is the Buena Vista Bristro. Some of the most famous designers in the world. Now gather in this area designated the Design District, bordering North E. 36th St. to the south and NE. 43rd St. to the north, NW. 1st St. to the west end Biscayne Boulevard to the east.
The Moore building, which was once a pineapple plantation, and the founding building of downtown Buena Vista, has been converted into the new contemporary art museum known as the Institute of Contemporary Art. Add Upscale Shopping to the mix of bistros and art galleries, and you get an area that is visited by some of the most famous people in the world on a daily basis.
Matt Dillon, Madonna, Lenny Kravitz have all made well-publicized purchases of fine art here. Famous residents living in the area , like, Eva Mendes, Blake Jenner. David Caruso left a message and sports figures like Dwayne Wade have all been seen in the area. You might even run into Dwayne “THe Rock Johnson as he purchase a beautiful original piece art for his Miami mansion!
Much of the area was lush tropical foliage that provides some very comfortable shade while strolling through the unique shops, and taking in all the fine craftsmanship of an era gone by. The Art Deco homes, the Mediterranean Designs give this area of warm feeling and a clear understanding of this area designated an official historic district.
From fine dining to celebrity sightseeing, Buena Vista is quickly becoming not only a Mecca for artists and musicians from all over the world but is emerging as one of Miami’s hottest tourist destinations. You can enjoy all this under a fine canopy of tropical foliage, coupled by Miami’s famous ocean breeze.
Posted on January 6, 2016
When you think of a typical office type work environment, the image of cubicles in a large building, with boring internal design usually come to mind. This is based on the fact that most regular offices are completely minimal when it comes to their interior design. However, technology has really changed things and a handful of companies have pave the way to making office space more aesthetically pleasing. The trend may have started in the Bay Area, where the majority of the tech companies out there hold their headquarters and main offices, but the reality is that a ton of industries are starting to see the potential in upgrading their offices.
One particular company that has taken things to the next level is EnTrust Capital. While various companies such as Google and Apple have revolutionized the work place, EnTrust has truly mixed luxury with the common workplace. They started out by implementing a stunning office space of approximately seventeen and a half thousand feet of modernized, top of the line interior, which serves as the base for a lot of their top level employees. This type of thinking, when it comes to increasing the pleasure that the typical employee feels at work, based on the feelings that they get from their work space, has really increased over the last several years.
It has been proven time and time again that when an environment is pleasing to the eye and comfortable, there is a drastic increase in the efficiency of any given person, as well as a business as a whole. This is a trend that is not going to go away anytime soon and in fact, many businesses are implementing all sorts of things to make their employees feel more comfortable at work. A ton of the tech companies have all sorts of games that they can play, including ping pong, and various other games at work, as well as all sorts of other fun things that naturally make a person feel good on the inside. Work is work to some degree, but if a person is in a boring setting that is not appealing, there is no doubt that they are not going to work to their full potential. Integrating these types of designs increases the propensity that an employee is going to want to come to work and do the best that they can, which is why this trend will only increase.
Posted on January 6, 2016
From HuffPost Healthy Living:
U.S. News evaluated and ranked 38 diets with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and preventing diabetes and heart disease. The government-endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) snagged the top spot.
DASH was developed to fight high blood pressure, not as an all-purpose diet. But it certainly looked like an all-star to our panel of experts, who gave it high marks for its nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes and role in supporting heart health. Though obscure, it beat out a field full of better-known diets.
Overall rank: 1
Overall score: 4.1 out of 5
#2 (tie) MIND Diet
The MIND diet takes two proven diets – DASH and Mediterranean – and zeroes in on the foods in each that specifically affect brain health. It made an impressive debut to the 2016 rankings, shooting up to second place overall, tying with the TLC diet. It’s a healthy, sensible plan with science behind it.
Overall rank: 2
Overall score: 4 out of 5
#2 (tie) TLC Diet
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, or TLC, is a very solid diet plan created by the National Institutes of Health. It has no major weaknesses, and it’s particularly good at promoting cardiovascular health. One expert described it as a “very healthful, complete, safe diet.” But it requires a “do-it-yourself” approach, in contrast to the hand-holding provided by some commercial diets.
Overall rank: 2
Overall score: 4 out of 5
#4 (tie) The Fertility Diet
If you make these changes to your diet, weight and activity, you can increase ovulation and get pregnant faster – or so the claim goes. The Fertility Dietimpressed experts, receiving moderate-to-high scores across the board. It performed particularly well in the diabetes, easiness, nutrition and safety categories. Still, if getting pregnant is your aim, some skepticism is warranted. “I find it difficult to believe it can help with fertility,” one expert said.
Overall rank: 4
Overall score: 3.9 out of 5
See the full list here.
Posted on December 22, 2015
Located just minutes from Washington, D.C in Northern Virginia, McLean is one of the most exclusive and prestigious enclaves on the East coast. As a result of its proximity to our nation’s capitol, McLean is home foreign diplomats, government officials, and members of Congress. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba are just some of the many powerful people who are fortunate enough to call Mclean home.
Among the most celebrated and costly homes in McLean are those that sit on the Potomac River. With an eastern exposure and stunning views of not only the Potomac but Washington as well, homes along the river seldom sell for less than $3 million.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba https://about.me/AmbassadorYousefAlOtaiba and his wife Abeer, an engineer by training, are among those fortunate enough to live on the Potomac. The Al Otaibas share their beautifully decorated home with their two children Omar and Samia. Contemporarily styled with distinct Arab influences and breathtaking views of the Potomac, their home is among McLean’s most beautiful.
The Al Otaiba’s McLean oasis is a well-deserved one; both the Ambassador and his wife are heavily involved in DC’s philanthropic scene. In 2014 the couple, along with their friends, Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier and his wife, Amy, held one of the most successful fundraisers in DC history. Their charity gala for Children’s National Hospital raised a staggering $10.7 million. In addition to supporting a variety of causes in the DC area, the Al Otaibas aren’t strangers to lending a helping hand to other areas of the country as well. After the Joplin tornado the UAE embassy donated laptops for every high school student in the city and the embassy has been funding the creation of soccer fields throughout the country.
Given the small size of the UAE, it has made a huge impact on the lives of U.S citizens. By reinforcing the bilateral relationship between the US and the UAE through gracious acts of charity, the Al Otaibas have strengthened diplomatic ties and have improved the lives of many.