Stories written by Tasha Giuda

Chamber announced a $30,000 grand prize winner of AETNA Voices of Health Award


  The road to victory for the Miami Beach Education Foundation grew from a small grassroots effort into a city-wide campaign: nearly two months of tireless hard work and 205,000 votes later, the massive outreach efforts finally paid off. On Tuesday, October 30th, representatives from Aetna- one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits […]

Annual Breakfast Series gives an intimate ‘View’ inside the life of Donna Shalala


  Arriving bright and early at 8 a.m. inside the intimately elegant Forge Restaurant, 60 University of Miami alumnae and public health policy aficionados were in for a morning treat on Wednesday, October 17th . UM President and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala was the featured speaker at this year’s […]

Internationally acclaimed Italian artist re-envisions Miami’s Art Deco

Artioli’s “Deco Shuttle,” a representation of Miami Beach’s Plymouth Hotel

A nomadic artisan who travels the world capturing the most revered landmarks and locales through his discerning camera lens: welcome to the life of Luca Artioli. A Milan born-and-bred artist, photographer, and poet who has earned a spot amongst exclusive European cultural and artistic circles through popular culture work with Hermes in Paris and La […]

Magic City Casino hits the Jackpot with Stage 305

Magic City Casino-featured

Miami may be infamous for its gorgeous beaches, clubs, and restaurants, but one venue is setting a new standard of high-profile entertainment within its action-packed atmosphere. Magic City Casino, Miami’s first and only casino featuring Las Vegas style slot machines, recently added yet another state-of the-art addition to its impressive venue: Stage 305. This 36,000 […]

Moldovan travel show host gets first taste of Miami


Miami Beach is no stranger to European tourism: 32.4% of greater Miami’s 10 million annual visitors hail from our neighbor across the ocean. Despite this significant statistic, many are not so familiar with tourists from Moldova, most likely due to its standing as one of Europe’s poorest nations. It is a rare treat for Moldovans […]

Miami Spice Standout: TOSCANA DIVINO


Miamians, by reputation, share a common love for all things “en vogue”: gorgeous beaches, internationally-acclaimed resorts and spas, the latest fashion and fitness trends, and undeniably, bold food. The singularly most effective remedy to relaxing amidst busy schedules or reconnecting with friends, food is the epitome of this city’s diverse global population. Hence comes the […]

Home Design and Remodeling Show leaves a lasting mark


The 2012 Home Design and Remodeling Show took over Miami Beach for a five-day Labor Day weekend extravaganza from August 31st to September 4th. This revered annual event, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, brings South Florida consumers the opportunity to get an indepth and personal taste of home improvement, interior design and remodeling, […]

Chamber to host the 2012 Real Estate Luncheon

South Floridians and real estate aficionados, take note: one of Miami’s most educational and highly-anticipated real estate events is quickly approaching! The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Council and the Miami Association of Realtors come together on Friday September 28th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to host their annual Real Estate Luncheon, […]

Marilyn Monroe 50th Anniversary Exhibition arrives from Rome


What do classic 1950s film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Eduadorian-born artist Leonardo Hidalgo and scores of pop culture aficionados worldwide have in common? An insatiable love affair with L.A. bornand- bred Norma Jean Baker, better known as the iconic Marilyn Monroe. While the 50th anniversary of this timeless star’s death on August 5th spurred countless preparations […]

Nikki Beach Swim Week SPF Fashion Show sports eclectic summer taste

Designer Lila Nikole poses with her models at Nikki Beach

Miami Swim Week returned this year with a vengeance: scores of fashion shows, bronzed models, exclusive fêtes, and seaworthy designer creations overtook South Beach. In honor of this sacred week-long homage to the fashion world, the internationally established Nikki Beach, spanning from Miami Beach to Mallorca with locations in eight countries and ten cities, proudly […]

Seasoned Vetern Kathie Brooks takes City’s Reins


The Community is curious to learn more about new interim Miami Beach City Manager Kathie Brooks, the quiet powerhouse behind the city’s financial planning.  Miami Beach News sat down with this Jamaican-born University of Miami alumnus at her fourth floor City Hall office to gain insight into this influential woman’s life, and give citizens the […]

Building renamed in honor of late Holocaust survivors Joseph and Oro Halegua


For 91 years, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and regional business owners have shared a vital symbiotic relationship: both ends work to support and sustain the other to achieve success. So it comes as little surprise that the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce building located at 1920 Meridian Avenue now bears the family name […]

August 14th — Special Letter from the Chair Election: Will You Vote?


Do you want to be a part of Miami Beach history? Vote in the upcoming August 14 Special Election; the two issues voters will address are a proposed 1% visitor tax increase to fund renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center, and the authority of city commission member majority to call special meetings. Not going […]

Visitor Tax to Boost the Value of Miami Beach


The internationally renowned City of Miami Beach is more than just a top tourist destination: it is also a premier city in which to live and work. Residents benefit greatly from tourism revenue, which lowers property taxes, stimulates job growth, and supports city services. Thus, maintaining world class venues is a critical ingredient to both […]