There is a lot that goes into the perfect Coachella weekend. The right house, the right crew, the right outfits and of course…the right pool toys! This year for our first Coachella, we were lucky enough to join these fine fellows that like us, appreciate a solid aquatic fiesta. Here’s just a little taste of our fabulous weekend in Palm Springs!
Tell me you named your restaurant after your oldest daughter (Morgan), who beat out her siblings in an epic battle of rocks, paper, scissors (five times to be exact) and you’ve got my attention. Tell me you serve brunch every day and you have my heart! It’s no secret, I love brunch. What was once served in my mother’s dining room every Sunday (the best bagel, lox and whitefish salad spread you’ve ever seen) has turned into a culinary event and Morgan’s Restaurant in Midtown Miami is taking it a step further.
Starting Monday, April 8 omelet aficionados and French toast connoisseurs will be able to get their brunch fix daily from 9 AM - 4 PM! Perfect for midweek business meetings, the traditional Sunday outing or just cause. Take good friends/clients, good food, a few mimosas and all is right in the world. Don’t leave without trying the mascarpone and raspberry Stuffed French toast ($14) and Enjoy!
LOCATION: 28 NE 29th Street, Miami, FL 33137
HOURS: Mon-Thu 9 AM - 10 PM, Fri 9 AM - 11 PM, Sat 8 AM - 11 PM, Sun 8 AM - 10 PM
You’ve thought about the destination wedding thing and now Key West’s premier resort gives you an even better reason to take the plunge! This April, Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa, Key West’s luxury waterfront resort, celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark this monumental occasion, Hyatt Key West will host a new Facebook contest giving one lucky couple the opportunity to win their dream wedding. The contest asks fans of the resort’s Facebook page to make a video telling the world why they deserve to have their wedding at Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa.
The dream wedding prize package will include:
- Three-night Bride & Groom Romance Package at Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa
- Transportation to and from Key West International Airport
- Beachfront ceremony and reception for up to 40 guests at Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa
- Champagne toast
- DJ services
- Photography services
- Three-tier wedding cake
The contest, which starts on Monday, April 1, enables fans to submit via Facebook, a short video stating why they should win a dream Hyatt Key West wedding, which will then be voted on by fellow fans “liking” the video submissions. The couple with the most votes will win the grand prize of a dream wedding at the luxury waterfront retreat.
“For 25 years Hyatt Key West has been the premier location for brides seeking a quintessential Florida Keys wedding. We’ve become part of our guests’ families and helped create lifelong memories,” said general manager Joel Bunde. “For our big anniversary celebration we want to thank our guests, family and friends by doing what we do best, putting on a dream wedding for one well-deserving couple.”
To enter the contest, visit Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa’s Facebook page and upload a video submission. The winning couple will be announced via Facebook on June 1, 2013.
Terms and Conditions: The submission period begins on April 1, 2013, at 12:00 midnight and ends on May 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Each couple is allowed one video entry. Hyatt reserves the right to edit, abbreviate and/or remove videos for any reason deemed necessary from the website. The winner will be chosen based on the most fan votes and awarded by a third-party facilitator, subject to change by Hyatt Key West. Wedding dates are subject to hotel availability on mutually agreeable dates to be held from June 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.
All video entries become the property of Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa. Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa, affiliated companies, and third-party prize contributors, suppliers and vendors reserve the right to use the videos or part or all of a couple’s entry submitted as a part of this contest in any way relating to this event, including but not limited to advertising, social networking sites of all participating vendors (i.e. YouTube, Facebook, websites, blogs, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and any participating media outlets.
The World Celebrates Holi
Today Hindus everywhere celebrated Holi, an annual festival of colors held at the end of winter. In temples, the faithful prayed as colored powder and jets of colored water were sprayed upon them. Thousands of white-clothed revelers in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal took to the streets to throw bright powders and perfumes at each other, and many captured the celebrations on Instagram.
My beloved Yardbird lives approximately 100 feet from my apartment in South Beach and now Swine Southern Table & Bar is moving in across the street from my Coral Gables office. I’m starting to think the people at 50 Eggs Inc. are following me and I’m not complaining!
This Saturday, Swine will open their doors in the heart of Coral Gables and introduce their innovative and mind blowing culinary style to their already infamous Southern cuisine, this time with a menu focused on the noble hog.
-Images courtesy of 50 Eggs Inc.
Serving up creative takes on classic Southern favorites, the menu at Swine features heritage breed pigs and local farm-sourced produce as well as regional fish and fowl. Menu items include Bourbon Molasses Cured Pork Jowls, Smoked Berkshire Spare Ribs with a Carolina Mop, a Black Bean Spice Rubbed Ossabaw Chop with Mofongo Butter, Sorghum and Cider Brined Guinea Hen with Crispy Black-Eyed Peas as well as dishes featuring Local Suckling Pig, Russian Wild Boar, Texas Antelope and Mississippi Quail. All are paired with an ever-changing litany of seasonally inspired side dishes and traditional Southern desserts.
Wondering how you’ll wash down this already indulgent menu? Swine Southern Table & Bar will be streamlining 50 Eggs’ already notable bourbon reputation with extensive bourbon collection featuring rare, limited editions and house infusions, in addition to an inventive, culinary-driven cocktail menu…and there is nothing I love more than washing down a plate full of pig with some infused cocktails! Enjoy!
LOCATION: 2415 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134
HOURS: Mon-Thursday 11 AM – 11 PM, Fri 11 AM – Midnight, Sat 10 AM – Midnight, Sun 10 AM – 11 PM
Thirsty? Sip on some travel inspiration from our friends at Jetsetter.com!
WEEK IN PHOTOS. jetsetterdotcom’s week on Instagram from February 20 to 26.
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1. Sundown from #Negril #Jamaica #Caribbean
2. Clear skies in #SanFran #NorCal #classic #goldengate
3. Hitting the slopes in #Vail #Colorado
4. Cabo coast #Mexico #beach
5. Blue essence of the #DR #Caribbean
6. Festival season is in the air, and we’ve selected the Perfect Ten #music fests of 2013
7. Big Ben #London #classic