Dubbed "Miami's King Crab" by Bloomberg Businessweek, Roger Duarte left a career as an investment banker to reap an even better bounty: South Florida's plentiful supply of one of his most beloved foods, stone crab claws. After Duarte built George Stone Crab from the ocean floor up, selling a few pounds of claws at a time to his neighbors, the business now delivers fresh claws to homes and businesses throughout the country. Packed in a cooler, each order arrives fresh?claw-crackin' hammer included?within 24 hours of being caught; none of the claws are ever frozen or preserved in concrete before shipping out. Though the team harvests up to 5,000 pounds of claws every day, virtually none of the crabs are ever killed?since stone crabs can regenerate lost claws within a season or two, the crew only removes one claw at a time and releases the crabs back into the water. Customers can procure up to five different sizes of claws from ranging from medium to colossal, as well as George's homemade dipping sauces.
Juice Defined makes it simple to reap the benefits of consuming raw fruits and vegetables. That's because the company's juicers cram as many as 18 servings of produce into every 16-ounce jar of juice they create. Beets, carrots, kale, and ginger are a few of the components that go into the vitality-boosting blends. Customers can also embark on juice cleanses that aim to purify the body and possibly induce weight loss.
The Wolfsonian of Florida International University displays an eclectic, singular collection of more than 120,00 North American and European artifacts from 1885 to 1945, all of which demonstrate how design has been influenced by cultural factors. Experience the collection as often as you choose with the unlimited admissions granted by membership. Members also receive invitations to members-only previews, 10% off museum shop purchases, and a variety of other benefits.
Like singing, dancing, or cooking, applying makeup is an art form that many practice each day without a foundation of proper techniques. At Blush Lounge, an expert team of beauty professionals helps clients of all ages, including teens, learn the fine skills involved in accentuating facial structure with brushes, shadows, and a variety of products. Their classes focus on professional techniques to help enhance clients' abilities in applying makeup and styling hair. During classes, they use products from the Motives line by Loren Ridinger, and they also organize makeup kits to accommodate the needs and finicky appetites of specific skin types and colors.
Panther Coffee is a Miami-based specialty coffee roaster, known for its small-batch roasting techniques and sublime cups of joe. In the corner of the storefront café is a bean roaster – the perfect piece of functional art – while a few high tables allow for seating across from the coffee bar. Most folks come here to grab unground beans to go, but that doesn’t mean the hip space can’t make for a great afternoon lounge spot. That’s especially true when the brews are this good, with the staff having won national awards for their Ethiopia Cherba and Coffee Kailash blends. And don’t’ be surprised when you order a latte that your steamed milk foam is decorated with some lovely latte art, and simple syrup is offered instead of sugar.
After a trip to Mexico, brothers Jonathan and Yair Marcoshaner were inspired to create a company that makes fashionable furnishings and accessories from recycled candy wrappers, food packages, soda labels, subway maps, newspapers and movie posters. The store Ecoist is the result of their hard, eclectic work. Located in Wynwood, the city’s art district, the brothers have been successful in collecting waste and turning it into eye-catching and stylish handbags, jewelry, belts, wallets and housewares. Since the development of their idea, the brothers believe that they have saved over 40 million wrappers from ending up in landfills, thanks to their supremely eco-chic designs.