In a recent luncheon on the Café Terrace at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Joy Wallace spoke about her childhood dream of growing up to be a princess, marrying a prince, and living in a fairy-tale castle.  Almost all little girls have this dream, but for most it doesn’t come true. According to Joy, she did marry her prince and now spends a great deal of her time in a fairy-tale castle by the sea, Vizcaya.



Some days are just more delicious than others.  Bacchus would have enjoyed the unlimited samples of wine and food at the Arsht this week.   Organized by the I.E.E.M, and the International Exhibition Management I.E.M., the popular Simply Italian trade event brought together an international wine industry and hosted a series of educational seminars and tastings presented by distinguished experts in their respective fields.   Also on the roster, I.E.E. M. honored “Simply the Best Women in Wine”. 

Read more: Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour 2015 at the Adrienne Arsht Center.


Before I tell you about all of the VIP advantages of being a member of the Fisher Island Club in Miami, let me announce that Chef Stephane Caporal will be participating in this year’s SoBe Wine & Food Festival (Feb. 19-22, 2015), which will give visitors to the SoBe fest, tasty access to this creative and imaginative chef.

Read more: Fisher Island, Unveils this Season’s New Menu Highlights


Smack dab in the center of Miami’s magnificent Midtown you’ll find Bar Louie.  For me, it’s reminiscent of a neighborhood bar where ‘Norm’ & ‘Cliff’ (Cheers), could spend long hours talking about nothing special.  I’ve only been there a couple of times for an end-of-the-day, gulp and nosh.  It has the usual flat screen TV’s everywhere, with the obligatory sports highlights, which frankly…well you know, no one is really watching. The staff always looks busy however at that time of the afternoon, they strongly out-numbers the clientele, so why the bustle?  Still the bites are good and the music is loud.

Read more: Bar Louie in Midtown, Miami