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The 1,400-square-foot boutique is located inside the Brickell City Centre. Fabiana Filippi has opened its first North American store in Miami this week. The 1,400-square-foot boutique is located inside the Brickell City Centre, a 500,000-square-foot shopping center, which inaugurated last year. Designed by Milan-based Nicola Quadri Studio, the stor...

At Tiberio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, authentic Italian applies not only to the food, but to the owner himself. The restaurant, located at 1001 W. Main St., opened in early October, but has been a dream of owner Tiberio Mattera for nearly his entire life. “I can cook anything,” he said. “From spaghetti, pizza — all the way up to a rack of lamb (or...

Curator Maria Cristina Didero renewed her partnership with Fendi by commissioning a suite of living room furniture titled “Welcome!” for Design Miami 2017.  Chiara Andreatti, the Milan-based designer, has interpreted the concept by drawing inspiration from the north-Italian countryside. The ideas of countrified luxury and elegance underscore the co...

Richard Cranmer has worked at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach and Washington, but he says the inspiration for his new restaurant Zinicola, opening in December in Ballantyne Village, is his Italian grandmother, who lived in San Giorgio a Liri. “Every meal at her table was a celebration that brought people together without pretense or pomp,” says Cran...

MSC Cruises has announced the lineup for the launch and Naming Ceremony of MSC Seaside, which will be held on December 21 in PortMiami. As part of the traditional ceremony, MSC Cruises will welcome special guests, entertainment, global media, partners, and Miami authorities for the event. Headlining entertainment will include international supersta...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival (NCIFF) and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO), both classic in their own right, come together this winter for a special collaboration, La Dolce Vita: Music of Italian Cinema. The performance, which raises funds for NCIFF, takes place at 6 p.m, Thurs. Feb. 22 at the Charleston Music Hall. The night begin...

Although it’s common to say the third time’s a charm, Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli already have two charming local restaurants before even opening their third in Naples next month. The husband-and-wife team behind Sea Salt and Barbatella plans to launch Dorona, a modern Italian steakhouse, in the former Midtown Kitchen + Bar at the northeast corner o...

Gucci has recently opened up a new store in Miami’s Design District. The new store spans 4,700 square-feet over 2 floors. Creative Director Alessandro Michele has had a hand in the design concept and it features immersive concept elements such as velvet armchairs, industrial accents and other luxurious details. The exterior of the shop parallel’s t...

When Bella Monica owners Corbett and Julie Monica decided to open a second restaurant in Cary, they might well have given it the same name as their first one. Bella Monica is something of a local landmark, after all, and the menu at the new restaurant bears more than a passing resemblance to the one that has been winning fans for the original in Ol...

More than two decades ago, a friend visited Michael Gondevas in New York and convinced him to come south to operate an Italian restaurant in Albertville. “I came down, I liked the South and I moved down here and I took over Giovanni’s,” Gondevas said. Co-owner Anthula Gondevas credits the Southern hospitality and friendly local support with helping...

FENDI will be presenting WELCOME!, a living room collection, as they celebrate their 10th edition with Design Miami. The collection by Italian designer Chiara Andreatti features natural, soft tones and several tropical plants where people experience an atmosphere that evokes feelings of intimacy and primeval times that takes you to an impeccable wo...

Panerai, a brand with deep-rooted history dating back to the 1800’s, has been a consistent front-runner in the luxury watch industry, combining its Italian heritage with Swiss technology and nautical-inspired design elements. With a loyal following who’ve even gone so far as to coin a term to identify themselves – Paneristi – the brand has become p...