The Nakash family recently purchased Gianni Versace's Ocean Drive mansion for $41.5 million, and judging from their public comments so far, they have either way too many ideas about what to do with it or no ideas whatsoever. At first, their holdings company indicated it would be used as a high-end ... More >>
A company associated with the Nakash family, which made its money off of Jordache jeans, recently won the bidding for the Casa Casuarina, more popularly known as the Versace mansion, on Ocean Drive. At first the new owners said they'd operate it as a boutique hotel in connection with the neighboring ... More >>
Before you get too excited, remember an important tool of the British tabloid journalist is pulling things out of thin air and basically churning out fan fiction, but it's fun to think about anyway. So, yes, the UK's Now magazine is claiming that Posh and Becks are reportedly thinking about placin ... More >>
Every door inside the former home of the slain fashion icon Gianni Versace was unlocked. Now on the auction block after its owner filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, the opulent 23,000-square-foot manse now known as Casa Casuarina was an open house this week as a team of lawyers, auctioneers, ... More >>
King David. In the summer of 1992, we here at Miami New Times wrote: "If the nightcrawlers of South Beach were to appoint a DJ King, they would most likely crown David Padilla." And a decade later, he was still reigning over the Miami dance scene, "attract[ing] more than 2,000 hard-core clubbers" ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
It's been a bad week for Johnny Law in the 305. The day after the FBI accused a Miami-Dade cop of getting his rocks off by pulling over women and asking about their underwear and breasts, a Miami Beach officer is under arrest this morning on eight felony counts, including fraud and racketeering.Offi ... More >>
There isn't a home in America quite like the Versace mansion (otherwise known as Casa Casuarina and now the Villa by Barton G) and its astonishing price tag reflects that. The historic mansion was just put on the market for $125 million, which ties it with a mansion in L.A. as having the most expens ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue is coming June 14. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Flash Marinated Snapper Ceviche at The Villa by Barton GThose fortunate enough t ... More >>
Riptide used to get a sick kick out of driving over the Julia Tuttle Causeway and informing our visiting friends we were now directly above America's most infamous sex offender colony. Of course, that's no longer there, so instead we'll just take the MacArthur Causeway to the Beach and casually quip ... More >>
At six feet, four inches and nearly 300 pounds, Suge Knight was once hip-hop's most respected feared label executive. The Death Row Records capo was often ruthless and his questionable business practices regularly involved physical violence. Rumors that he threatened to throw Vanilla Ice off a hot ... More >>
The Barton G. empire is known for its restaurants, catering and event planning, but now it plans to expand even further by entering the magazine world. Yes, the makers of your favorite fancy hors d'oeuvres are now trying their hands at making your new favorite magazine. Sounds like a great idea.
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.Breakfast has long been regarded the most important meal of the day, but we still tend to discount its importance (except maybe at Sunday brunc ... More >>
Tom Wolfe has been working on his next novel Back to Blood, an epic concerning race, class, and power in modern Miami, since 2007, and its finally set for an official release in October of this year. Amazon.com's listing has the first official summary of the book, and its basically just a list of ... More >>
The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans take home 24 percent of all national income, own 40 percent of the country's total wealth, and are most likely to be seen dining in any restaurant where Jeff O'Neill is the chef.O'Neill, who cut his chops in the masterful New York City kitchens of Daniel Boul ... More >>
Sitting outdoors at Red Light won't cost you a fortune.Last year, we bestowed our Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining to Cecconi's Miami Beach for its lovely garden patio with retractable roof. And, of course, we like the food there too, a factor too often overlooked in "Best Outdoor Dining" compi ... More >>
Photo by JipsyFarewell, Shelley Novak!When former New Times staff writer Natalie O'Neill wanted to get the inside scoop on the gay glory days of South Beach she turned to drag queen-extraordinaire Shelley Novak. The self-described "Barney Rubble in a dress" took her to an Office Depot that once w ... More >>
Gianni Versace's 1997 murder on the steps of his Ocean Drive mansion remains one of the most high-profile and bizarre killings in Miami Beach history. While the death was always believed to be the strange end to the spree of killings by Andrew Cunanan, an ex-mobster believes Versace's killing was ... More >>
photo by Ian WhitlenFor some people, Miami fashion will always bring to mind images of Gianni Versace's pastel suits on Miami Vice, but according to a new survey from the Global Language Monitor, Miami ranks among the top ten fashion capitals in the world.
Got her toes done up, wit her finger nails matching This week's Republican Governor's Conference in Miami will be one of the first major meetings among party powers to decide the future of that sad ol' party. Though, this is Miami and the GOP knows it's the best place to relax and blow off steam aft ... More >>
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A lady describes the Beach's, um, trans-formation.
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It's been almost ten years since fashion designer Gianni Versace was gunned down on the steps of his Ocean Drive mansion. What better way to mark his passing than by buying his used shirts? --Tamara Lush
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