Friday, September 15, 2017

Top 5: Best Latin Food Restaurants

One of the best things about cultural diversity is the food. South Florida has become a sort of meeting center for all races; a place where there’s room for everybody. Particularly, the Latino influence is taking over the culinary arts. In Coral Gables and its surroundings, you will find some of the best Latin food restaurants in the world; here are our favorites:

Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latin Grill: this delicious restaurant mixes flawlessly Mexican and Peruvian food. Every item in the menu will take you to the roots of Latino food with a lot of flavor, fresh ingredients (some brought from South America!), and colorful attention. You won’t eat a better Ceviche, and their mouthwatering “Chupe de CamarĂ³n” (shrimp soup) will present you with a whole new set of flavors for your palate. 3067 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-5170.

Talavera: this is a little piece of Latin America in Coral Gables. Mexican food there is absolutely astonishing, and it’s actually the restaurant the Latino population in Miami always chooses because it offers authentic flavors from their countries. Be amazed by their wide selection of handcrafted cocktails and delicious shots, with real Latino seasoning. Another great thing about Talavera: special meals for vegetarians. 2299 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

Doggi’sArepa Bar: if you want to know what Venezuelan food really tastes like, you need to go there. Empanadas, arepas, yuka fries, and other traditional meals are all available there, and at a more than reasonable price. You can’t miss their Cachapas (traditional corn pancake, semi-sweet, with cream and organic white shredded cheese). 1246 SW 22nd St, Miami, FL 33145.

MesaMar Seafood Table: this Cuban restaurant features some of the best seafood and Latin food in the South of Florida. Have an unforgettable lunch or dinner with a soothing and relaxing musical background where all your senses will be involved. Try their unique lobster tacos or their Ceviche with Peruvian influence while drinking Prosecco. This is one of the best reviewed Latino restaurants in the area, and it only takes one bite to understand why. 264 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

PlomoTequila & Taco Bar: if you are looking for a fun place to have a delicious Mexican meal with your family or with some friends, you should definitely try Plomo Tequila. Try their delicious tacos while you watch how their staff, who are very knowledgeable about their craft, prepare and mix some of the best cocktails you’ll ever have. You’ll probably end up learning a thing or two about Latin American culture and maybe how to make some of the drinks at home.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Decorate Your New Coral Gables Home

There are few things happier than decorating your new home; the excitement of shaping your house or your condo, filling it with color, technology, and every last piece of furniture required to express, through your home, who you are. Decorate your new Coral Gables home with these tips and with the help of the stores below.

Hiring a professional interior designer can be very expensive, and some of them don’t have the ability to translate your thoughts, emotions and feelings into actions to decorate your new place exactly the way you want to. That’s why, even if you would like to get someone’s help with this matter, there are a few things that you should know first and some concepts that you should be familiar with before getting started.

Work with a budget: knowing how much money you have to spend on furniture, painting, lamps, drapes, and every item used to decorate is actually quite important, because this way you’ll be able to make smarter choices and you’ll be able to unify more evenly every piece you decide to buy.

Don’t buy everything at once: there are certain items like couches, sofas, appliances and beds that everyone needs to buy first, but every professional designer recommends getting everything else more calmly. Shop around, get to know your local stores and what they have to offer, do online window shopping and let your entire home take the shape that you always dreamed of.

Define your color palette: knowing which colors and hues you want is essential to be able to make smart purchases at the local store. Define if you would rather have warm colors with wooden floors and furniture, or a modern, pale look with white hues and minimalistic items.

One of our favorite stores in Coral Gables is Fine Line Furniture &Accessories. You simply can’t go wrong with this boutique where you can be sure that you’ll find some of the finest pieces of furniture in the whole state. Another unbelievable boutique we always recommend to our clients is Morada HauteFurniture; Italian designs that will provide a luxurious, contemporary and cosmopolitan look to your home. On the other hand, if you are more into rustic and modern accessories and furniture, all handcrafted by professionals, Victoria’s Armoire is the perfect store for you in Coral Gables.
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