A Day of Fashion and Cocktails at Metta on July 26

              On Saturday, July 26, Metta on Purdy Avenue will hold its new signature Summer Vibes event, paying homage to the local artists and eco-fashion designers who flower their two Miami locations: Metta in Key Biscayne, and Metta on Purdy Avenue in South Beach. Metta’s new South Beach location at 1845 Purdy Avenue is a large loft-like gift store reminiscent of an industrial Tribeca warehouse, sandwiched between Green Monkey, Panther and FlyWheel, all of which are quickly becoming favorites among a local beach crowd. What makes Metta so unique is the concept of conscious shopping. Customers know when they buy something from the many brands available at Metta they are giving back to the world in one way or another. Some brands provide a percentage of proceeds to help underprivileged children around the world. Other brands use only sustainable and recycled materials. Almost all brands give back to at least one charity or cause of some sort. Metta provides a percentage of proceeds to worldwide organizations for the few brands who aren’t already contributing a percentage of their profits. Metta truly is a consortium of socially conscious shopping where yogis and socially aware individuals can shop and feel good about themselves at the same time.   The moment you walk in the minty scented space with the intoxicating sounds of Snatam Kaur playing in the background you can breathe calmly again. The lofty ceilings and warm messages of love sprinkled everywhere give one the sense of floating in an endless sea of kindness and acceptance. I didn’t want to leave, so the next best thing was take something home with me to remember this feeling, or better yet — buy something for someone else to spread the joy. I’ll certainly be at Metta’s Summer Vibes event this Saturday at 11AM, to celebrate the artisans and designers who are at the very core of what Metta stands for. For all you fashion-aware shoppers – Metta carries chic eco-fashions by Lisu Vega, Feat and Pure of Heart, brands which empower women to reconnect with their inner desires. Learn about how these designers fabricated their eco-friendly lines while encouraging an individual commitment to honoring the Self. I’m looking forward to an entire morning of laughs, cocktails, and delightful conversation. Fresh cocktails will be sponsored by Ron Diplomatico. WHAT: Summer Vibes at Metta WHEN: Saturday July 26...
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exhale mind body spa Grand Opening Thursday May 29!

Kick off your weekend plans on Thursday, May 29, 2014 with the grand opening of the newest exhale spa location at the Loews South Beach Hotel, offering free yoga and award-winning Core Fusion classes all weekend long.  The grand opening celebration on Thursday will include complimentary classes, mini-spa therapies and cool trunk shows. Thursday’s complimentary Core Fusion Barre class at 6:30pm will even feature a live DJ! This will be exhale’s third location within a Loews Hotel (following Loews Hotel Atlanta and Loews Hotel Hollywood). WHEN: * Grand Opening Event: Thursday, May 29, 2014 6 – 8 p.m. * Free Classes: Thursday, May 29, 2014 – Sunday, June 1, 2014 WHERE: Exhale Spa South Beach 1601 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139 Ph. 305-200-1301 TICKETS: Free and open to the public.  Photo Credit: Body Image Coral Gables Bring the whole family to the Miami Family Field Day on Saturday for a fun day of fitness focused on stretching, sweating and getting healthy for the summer! Hosted by Body Image of Coral Gables, this action-packed event will offer complimentary massages, free wellness assessments, nutritious shakes and a free lunch. The event will feature fitness programs and games for kids, as well as fitness sessions for adults and couples. WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. WHERE: Robert King High Park 7025 W. Flagler St. Miami, FL 33126 Ph. 954-246-4492 TICKETS: Admission is free. Photo Credit: Miami Bicycle Tours On Saturday May 31, 2014, enjoy a Historic Miami River Cruise through the downtown Miami River led by Miami historian, Dr. Paul George. Hear tales of the historic Miami River, including recounts of the area’s earliest known inhabitants, the Tequesta Indians. Guests have been known to spot dolphins and manatees circling through the waters during this relaxing downtown boat tour. WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014 9 – 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Bayside Marketplace 401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, Fl 33132 Ph. 305-375-1621 TICKETS: Members: $44, Non-Members: $54, Children 12 and under: $25. Attendees must register in advance. Register online here or call 305-375-1621. Photo Credit: Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade On Sunday, June 1, 2014, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is holding its 3rd Annual Claws for Kids Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. The event will feature Joe’s famous stone crabs, cole slaw, hash browns, creamed spinach and Key Lime Pie. The restaurant will be open...
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Happy Birthday Universe!

Powerful days are upon us! Tomorrow is the Spring Equinox (Thursday, March 20th), and with it comes the advent of new life, new beginnings and fresh new starts. What are you ready to start? The next few days mark the beginning of a new period – the universe celebrates its birthday! This is due to the Sun moving into Aries, starting a whole new yearly cycle. Is there a project or a launch you’ve been waiting to embark upon? This could be a favorable period. And… if you’re lucky enough to live near Los Angeles or New York City, you should not miss these events: March 20th, 7:30pm – Los Angeles March 23rd, 5:30pm – New York City   The Universe is Mathematical As Universal Kabbalists, we look at many factors when considering the right time for embarking upon certain projects and initiatives, based on a practical science of the natural cycles in life. This is the study of patterns that exist everywhere and can be found in the vibration of music, numbers, rhythm and the automatic ebb and flow that is constantly happening. These patterns and cycles are orchestrated by a force far superior to us sitting here on earth. In addition to the period of the universe, we must also look at the period you are in personally — where on the calendar a particular event or day falls in relation to your own day of birth. This, along with various factors, aids us in determining the best timing for various initiatives in one’s life by selecting the time when the most positive forces are present on the “birthday” or start of a particular initiative. Happy Wednesday, Happy Thursday, Happy Friday and Happy Weekend Everyone! May you have a glorious day. Let’s join the world in harmony as we bring on a whole new cycle. During this time may you be blessed with new beginning and fresh new energy. Namaste, Annette...
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