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Which Homes in the World are Known as the Most Extravagant?

March 10th, 2015

Many of the rich and famous are not shy about flaunting their success. Often, this is done by choosing one of the most incredible homes in the world or building a new one to add to the list. Whether it’s the $20 million home with a golf course or a luxury living space with a helicopter pad and heated floors, there are many extravagant homes found across the world. Here are just a few of them.

Pumpkin Key – $110 Million

This isn’t just a home, but a private island with 26 acres of land. It’s found off Key Largo in Florida and provides a 5,000 square foot home. There is a large marina, tennis courts, an expansive private beach and helicopter pads, as well.

Rancho San Carlos – $125 Million

Covering about 238 acres, this estate is found in the Montecito Neighborhood. It has an avocado orchard, office building, 11 properties, horse facilities and much more. The home was built in the 1930s and covers 30,000 square feet with 30 rooms, an underground bar and tennis courts.

Le Palais Royal – $139 Million

This 60,000 square foot home is found in Florida and provides four acres of land, 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and much more. There’s a 30-car garage underground, a private IMAX theater, mega-yacht tock and a massive infinity pool. The mansion is French-inspired and includes a $2 million marble staircase. It hasn’t quite been completed, but is expected to be done very soon.

Jeff Greene’s Estate – Unknown

The home of billionaire Jeff Greene was acquired from Mishall Adham before going into foreclosure. It’s a massive home with 53,000 square feet, a 15,000 square foot entertainment center, 50-seat theater, private-label vineyard, walk-in refrigerator, 27-car garage and much more. The 12 bedroom, 24 bathroom home has a 5,000 square foot master suite, bowling alleys, waterfalls, a massive wine cellar and so much more. It’s one of the largest and most extravert estates in the world.

Which Prestigious Miami Streets are Best for Luxury Shopping?

March 9th, 2015

Lincoln Road Miami Beach

Lincoln Road Shopping District Miami Beach

Miami is full of famous area for shopping, dining, living and enjoying the sunshine. However, some of the streets are more prestigious and famous than others. Here are some of the most famous and luxurious street found throughout the city.

Collins Avenue/Ocean Drive

Streets found throughout Miami known for luxury shopping are plentiful. Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive are two of the best with plenty of unique jewelry, books, gifts, housewares and other luxury items.

The shopping district found on Collins Avenue is one of the most upscale in the area. You can enjoy a cosmopolitan shopping experience with the beach just a few blocks away. Names, such as Guess, Nicole Miller, Versace, Armani, Kenneth Cole and more are all found within the Collins Avenue Shopping District.

Ocean Drive is another place for great for luxury shopping. It’s known as the “Capital of Cool” ad provides many of the hottest trends throughout the boutiques. The fashion here is a bit more youthful and Ocean Drive is often frequented by the ultra-fashionable individuals.

Lincoln Road

Maybe the most prestigious street for shopping in the entire South Florida area, Lincoln Road is home to the Lincoln Road Shopping District. It’s found in Miami Beach and is a part of the Art Deco District. The shopping center features plenty of unique shops and dining options. Many of the restaurants provide both indoor and outdoor seating, as well.

Miami has a very rich history of providing fine art throughout the city. Lincoln Road is also one of the best streets for art with the ArtCenter and plenty of studio space for up-and-coming artists.

The Miracle Mile

Found in downtown Coral Gables, one of the most famous stretches of prestigious road is found in Miami. It’s known as the Miracle Mile and it’s a promenade with all types of luxury shopping options, art galleries and so much more.

Espanola Way/Washington Avenue

Enjoying the beautiful Spanish architecture throughout this shopping district is just one of the many perks. There is a variety of dining options and plenty of designer shops throughout the district, as well.

No matter what type of luxury shopping experience you prefer, you can find it throughout these very prestigious streets in Miami.

Upcoming Events: Hearts and Starts Gala

March 2nd, 2015

The Little Lighthouse Foundation will hold the Hearts & Starts Gala on March 14th with plenty of great events for all to enjoy. This organization assists children and families in South Florida that struggle with medical, financial and educational hardships. This vent is one of the larger fundraisers for the organization ad provides plenty of fun.

Sponsor Toast

It all starts on March 12th with a Sponsor Toast event from 8pm to 11pm. This event is limited to the sponsors and the VIP table purchasers for the event. It’s the exclusive kick off and provides rare liquor tastings, passed hors d’oevres and more.

Kickoff Event

On March 13th, the kickoff event will be held at Hyde Beach from 8pm to 11pm. This event will be at the SLS Hotel and will be a poolside evening of fun. The venue is one of the most exclusive in Miami. Those in attendance can enjoy an open bar for two hours, which is sponsored by Don Julio, Ketel One, Zacapa Rum and Johnnie Walker.

Hearts & Stars Gala

The main event will happen at Terra Veritatis on March 14th from 8pm to 11pm. The Hearts & Stars Gala: Casablanca will provide a massive social event with plenty of fun. This is known as one of the premier philanthropic and social events of the year in Miami!

A huge raffle will be a part of the event and will include plenty of gift baskets as prizes from sponsors, such as:

  • Warren Henry Auto Group
  • VanDutch
  • The Max Factory
  • Sense Beach Hose
  • Massage Envy Spa
  • The Bazaar
  • Dream
  • Miami Seaquarium
  • Beauty Bumps
  • Shore Club
  • And More!

Items, such as a Chanel Bracelet and a Lamborghini Driving Experience will be given away. Guests will “buy-in” to play casino games and when they cash out, they will receive raffle tickets for the prize baskets available.

Tickets for the event are $200 per person and once they sell out at this price, it will go up. A VIP table for the event is $5,000 and includes four tickets to the sponsor event on Thursday, four tickets to the event on Friday and a VIP table for 10 on Saturday at the Hearts & Stars Gala.