We're almost to the point when shopping for presents becomes a mad, desperate scramble to find something for the people left on your list. But there's nothing lamer than giving (or getting) a pointless gift you'll never use. Remember the fruitcake gag? Gag us. So to make your life a little easier, ... More >>
It's Art Basel weekend and everyone from Kimye to Martha Stewart is in town to eat, drink, and peruse the galleries. Of course there are about a grillion different fabulous parties where you can wait on line for about an hour to grab some Chardonnay in a plastic cup. But there are so many other thi ... More >>
This Chrismahanukwanzika, Drake did something really, really crazy. He walked into a Walgreens. And it must have been the first time since late November 2011. Because the "greatest ever" rapper just realized the commercial giants of the world have been stacking cake all year by marketing his hashta ... More >>
See also "Lady Gaga Stages 'Sensual' Perfume Pre-Sale at Macy's Dadeland" -- plus "Gaga Announces Born This Way Ball Tour." Lady Gaga is tormented by something. And it might be all this attention she's getting. The heavy burden of being famous has been a running theme throughout her career, eviden ... More >>
Y'all wanna hit Dadeland Mall for a pretty-pretty sesh with country-pop princess Taylor Swift? OK, good! Just tell that screeching, hysterical 12-year old girl inside you to shut up, simmer down, and stop puking with excitement 'cause there's a catch ... Ms. Swift won't actually be making an in-per ... More >>
Go crankin' with Soulja in the young men's section.We've all wanted to "Crank That" in the young men's section at Macy's, right? Or maybe you belong to the camp that's got a headful of skeezy fantasies about weird fun with Soulja Boy and Kat Stacks in the change rooms. Either way, go get a taste ... More >>
At the Biscayne Truck Triangle Roundup on the grounds of Johnson & Wales University, chef and restauranteur Michelle Bernstein made about 1,000 samples of a refreshing summer dish to distribute to visitors for free. All of the meals were scarfed down by eager eaters within an hour.Miami was t ... More >>
Are you feeling lucky?If you've been going to some of Miami's food truck roundups with a wistful gleam in your eye and dreams of being the next big food truck sensation, this could be your lucky day. Burger Beast tipped us off that Tania Ramirez of Food Truck U.S.A. is raffling off a food t ... More >>
Everyone's getting in on the food truck action. Even Macy's is taking the popularity of the mobile meal and using the talents of famous chefs to market to the good old U.S.A. Miami is the first stop on the national Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go food truck tour, which will be showcasing Macy's Culinary Cou ... More >>
The Madden Brothers wanna take us to the mall!Three months ago, we here at Crossfade were so, so, so stoked about our date at Macy's with Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden that we wrote a blog about it. We were gonna get some one-on-one time with the twins, an exclusive look at their Mad P ... More >>
Dubya is in Miami! To be more exact, he's downtown at the Miami Book Fair International, shilling his new memoir, Flapjacks: My Favorite Breakfast Treat. No, that's not right. Decision Points! It's all about the Decider's finest moments of deciding, apparently.Riptide is here, too, to bring you t ... More >>
Joel! Benji! You promised!Worst! News! Ever! The Good Charlotte dudes just totally bailed on their trip to the Miami International Mall! For 12 whole days and 11 long nights (ever since Crossfade first told you about it), you've been feverishly dreaming about your date with celebrity bros and bu ... More >>
Twins!Next Saturday, you're gonna be bumming around Miami International Mall anyway, right? So between stocking up on day-glo shoelaces, stuffing your face full of Cinnabon, and shoplifting calling cards from the One Stop Shop ... Why not check out Mr. Nicole Richie (AKA Joel Madden) and his br ... More >>
When we hear the words "Material Girl" we think of the obvious: the Marilyn Monroe-inspired music video above. Yes, Madonna will always be synonymous with this song -- but now she's named her new Junior's clothing line, co-created with daughter Lola, "Material Girl" as well. We're not so sure how we ... More >>
Columbus Day Brunch, Kamen Wine DinnerBrunch is this morning at 10:00 a.m. and runs to 4:00 p.m. at Au Pied de Cochon. And on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m., the French brasserie presents a five course dinner featuring the wines of Kamen Winery, a Sonoma County vineyard owned by Hollywood scr ... More >>
A man stole handbags from Macy's in Aventura Mall and then, during the getaway, hit and killed a woman. [Herald]Police are still searching for a woman involved in the handbag heist. Meanwhile, witnesses say the crash could have been prevented if police weren't so aggressive in their pursuit. [NBCMia ... More >>
Does bad news come in threes? With Macy's slashing 600 local jobs, the Miami Herald announcing imminent lay offs, it now seems Crispin Porter Bogusky is joining the lay-off band wagon this week. Ad Age reports that Crispin will be cutting 6% of its work force, that's about 60 people. Those cuts wi ... More >>
The economic downturn is seriously getting apocalyptic, with reports of shuttering, job slashing, and stock drops de rigeur. Today, department store giant Macy's announced it will cut 7,000 jobs companywide. The bad news locally is that 600 of those jobs will be from the Miami regional headquarters ... More >>
David Sedaris is coming to town!
This smackdown is all about the pseudonyms.
Cubans get pissed, an artist gets even, and the supreme prosecutor of the Cuban revolution gets booted from Dadeland.
Time to dust off your Macys charge card
Flagler Street from Twelfth Avenue to Biscayne Bay
Brazilian puppets billow big
Villa Habana Restaurant
Local rockers draw support from clubs, radio stations, record stores -- and the Burdines marketing department
It's downtown's swirling kaleidoscope of sights and sounds and smells. Where the Latin mercado meets the American enterprise. Where commerce thrives and clerks cut deals. So why would urban planners want to kill it?