Happy Fall

May this autumn bring you a harvest of fun times and laughter with family and friends!

Have You Ever Tried an Aerial Yoga Class at Trio Yoga Studio?

There's no shortage of yoga studios in Miami, but Trio stands apart from the rest. The reason? Its roster of instructors, who, according to countless reviews on Yelp, help foster a warm, welcoming vibe within this independently owned studio. In fact, in the lives of many of Trio's regular clientele, the studio serves more as a community hub than a simple gym; this is where yogis come to socialize, network, and take part in special healing workshops.

Of course, yoga is the focus here, and Trio offers classes in the vinyasa flow and hatha styles of yoga. For the yogi seeking something a little new and different, Trio also hosts classes in AcroYoga and aerial yoga. If you'd just like to dip your toes in the water, you can purchase an introductory package, and explore the classes at a discounted rate.

But no matter which class piques your interest, the ultimate goal of Trio remains the same: to promote both physical and mental well-being in all who walk through its doors.

Trio – Mind Body Spirit Studio
2330 NE 2 Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-184

Turn Your Apartment Into a Happy Home With These 5 Mood-Boosting Design Tips

Your home should be a place for inspiration and relaxation, not just a place to store your belongings. Improve your rental's overall mood with these design tips that are sure to bring the "happy" back into your happy home.

  • Improve the lighting. It's no secret that natural sunlight improves your mood, so you want to maximize the amount of it that flows through your home. Switch out heavy draperies or blackout curtains with light, sheer curtains or bamboo blinds, and even replace fluorescent lightbulbs with modern bulbs that mimic the look of sunlight.
  • Create a place for everything. Target the areas in your home that collect clutter, such as the area around the front door or the always-overflowing recycling bin. Think of smart solutions for the storage in these areas to create a better flow throughout the home.
  • Add some plants and flowers. Studies show that adding some green to your home makes you happy, so fill small pots with leafy green plants, stylish succulents, or blooming flowers.
  • Redecorate in soft colors. If you're having trouble relaxing in your bedroom or feeling inspired in your home office, try switching up the color palette. Adding stark white bedding or soft colored throw pillows will create a calming effect in these frequently used areas.

Chow Down on Cuban Cuisine at Doce Provisions

Serving up Cuban cuisine, Doce Provisions is located in Little Havana. The menu is creative and all the ingredients are fresh, flavorful, and locally sourced. Menu favorites include chorizo croquettes, ahi tuna toast, rock shrimp mac and cheese, steak and eggs, and little bird fried chicken, just to name a few. Doce Provisions also seves a wide selection of local craft beer and an extensive wine list.

Doce Provisions is the perfect spot for a night out. You can enjoy a tasty food, a delicious drink, and listen to live music. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday and brunch on the weekends. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, Doce Provisions doesn’t take reservations and has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Doce Provisions
541 SW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 452-0161

Catch Indie Flicks and Classic Films at O Cinema Wynwood

Calling all movie lovers! Your new favorite cinematic experience can be found at O Cinema Wynwood, a local art-house theater offering a wide variety of independent films and documentaries. This is a must-visit venue for those who like to go off the beaten path when it comes to film.

Unlike your average multiplex theater, O Cinema is an intimate, comfortable, clean and modern theater, ideal for diehard movie buffs. Located right in the town center surrounded by multiples bars and restaurants, you’ll be able to make a whole night out of your movie screening experience, perfect for your next date night or outing with friends. From special screenings of classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Goonies to the newest indie films, O Cinema offers an impressive lineup of films that you can’t miss.

Visit the website to learn more about this unique cinematic gem, and to check out current and upcoming films, show times, and special events like family movie nights and more.

O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 571-9970

Happy Labor Day!

Have a relaxing day with fun and laughter!

What’s Your Favorite Flavor at Bianco Gelato?

Bianco Gelato crafts gelato the old-fashioned Italian way, with fresh, all-natural ingredients, and real organic milk. The gelato is handmade in-house daily for freshness that you can taste with each spoonful.

Bianco offers a wide variety of flavors, including classics like chocolate, hazelnut, and coffee made with real coffee beans, as well as special flavors like Nutella, stracciatella, mint, pistachio, Sicilian lemon, and salted caramel. Combine flavors to create your perfect dessert, or opt for dairy-free, low-fat, or low sugar options, and enjoy it on a cone or in a cup.

Bianco has been voted amongst America’s top 18 ice cream shops by Yahoo Food, and among Miami’s best ice cream shops according to Time Out Miami, and you’ll taste why on your very first visit.

Bianco Gelato
3137 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
(786) 717-5315

Explore the Cuisine of Venezuela at Doggi’s Arepa Bar

Doggi’s Arepa Bar, one of Miami’s favorite family-owned and -operated Venezuelan restaurants, will be your new favorite go-to spot for delicious and authentic food.

For the uninitiated, an arepa is a South American culinary tradition of baked maize dough, split to construct mouthwatering sandwiches that you’ll find yourself returning for time and time again. Doggi's serves over 20 kinds of arepas, made from recipes passed down through generations. Try traditional fillings like chicken, beef, and cheese, or go for the specialty Arepa Santa Barbara, made with marinated churrasco, tomato, avocado, and organic white cheese. Other Venezuelan specialties to try at Doggi’s include the grilled chorizo, empanadas, and cachapa, which is a traditional corn pancake topped with cream and cheese. End your meal on a sweet note with churros con dulce de leche or a rich chocolate torta.

Everything at Doggi’s is made from scratch to order with the freshest ingredients and highest quality meats for truly unforgettable dishes.

Doggi's Arepa Bar
7281 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(786) 558-9538

Create an At-Home Art Gallery With These Simple (and Affordable!) Framing Tips

You want to fill your home's walls with art, but anyone who has ever tried to get something framed knows just how pricey it can be. Luckily, there are a number of great alternatives to professional framing that will still help you to show off your art in an attractive way. Here are just a few smart tips for framing art on the cheap.

  • Use an online framing service. Nowadays you can do just about anything online, including framing your art. Browse the web for online framing services like Framebridge and in just a few business days, you'll receive a beautifully framed art print in the mail — often for less than $50!
  • Stock up on frames. If you prefer to frame your art on your own, stock up on affordable frames at craft stores or thrift shops. You'll often find secondhand, mass-produced frames backed with craft paper and foam, but don't worry; those can be easily removed.
  • Remove the backing. If you do happen to find a great deal on a secondhand frame with built-in backing, remove the layer of craft paper by pulling out the staples or simply cutting it out. Next, remove the inner layer of foam or cardboard by again removing any nails or staples.
  • Add a mat. Whether you disassembled your own secondhand frame or bought one new, at this point you'll want to add a mat to create a professional look. You can purchase a mat at any craft store, so long as you carefully measure both the size of your frame (for the mat's outer edge) and the size of the print (for the mat's inside edge).
  • Clean the glass. Finally, clean the glass thoroughly and let it dry before placing it back in the frame. If you removed the backing, add your own backing with more craft paper and either glue or staples.

Frugal Living: How To Frame Your Art on the Cheap [Apartment Therapy]

Get Up Close and Personal With Wild Animals at Miami’s Jungle Island

Miami's Jungle Island combines Florida’s beautiful tropical landscape with a jungle full of animals from around the globe. Visitors can stroll around winding exhibits and trails and view exotic animals. Exhibits at Jungle Island include Parrot Cove, where you can get up close and personal with parrots, and Orangutan School, where you can witness orangutans learning. At Kangaroo Konnection, you can interact with kangaroos, and at the Petting Barn, you can feed and pet barn animals.

These are just a few of the exhibits at Jungle Island. There are also shows daily including "Winged Wonders," which showcases some of the world’s most interesting birds, and "Wild Encounters," where you can see big cats of all kinds.

Open 365 days a year, Jungle Island is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132

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