March 3 2009
As fashion is a vital part of living a luxury lifestyle, journeyPod has started our own fashion podcast highlighting the names we wear, up-and-coming designers and the must have accessories of the season!
Follow us as we travel to Star Island in South Beach, Miami and chat with Lisa F. Pliner, wife of the famed Donald J Pliner, about her luxury shoe collection.
Learn about the incredible "Peace for the Children Foundation", what it was like working for Gianni Versace, her daughter Starr and some of Lisa's favorite Miami hangouts which include: Asia de Cuba, Prime 112, Prime Italia, Oliver's & Rosa Mexicana (best Margaritas in Miami!). Listen to their famous pooch Baby Doll try to steal the attention during the interview barking up a story.
For more information on Donald and Lisa Pliner's Peace for the Children Foundation, log onto www.peaceforthechildren.org.
The Lisa F. Pliner Fall 2009 Collection will be available at any Donald J. Pliner concept store and at Tootsies Houston.
Enjoy podsafe artist Amy Ayres and her hit "My Place".
February 25 2009
journeyPod is coming to you live from the Grand Tasting Village of the 2009 South Beach Wine and Food Festival. We had a chance to catch up with winner of Food Network's "Iron Chef America" - Michelle Bernstein-Martinez. Michelle's unique approach to "luxurious approachable food" has made her namesake restaurant, Michy's, a fiery success. Michelle has also made a splash with her Spanish-style tapas at Sra. Martinez, the intimate Michelle's at Carysfort and MB at the Aqua Hotel in Cancun.
Before opening her own restaurant, Michelle worked at some of our favorite Miami hotspots including Tantra, Red Fish Grill and The Strand. Today she is a regular guest on The Martha Stewart Show, The Today Show and was a co-host of the Melting Pot. Michelle lets us in on some of her favorite hangouts in Miami including Nobu and Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.
Make sure to pick up her cookbook "Cuisine á Latiná" at a store near you. Now lets take you live to the event where Michelle cooked up some delectable Sweet Corn & Cheese Empanadas at the Sargento Artisan Blends Booth.
Enjoy podsafe band Black Lab with their hit "Remember".
March 9 2008
journeyPod is your guide to luxury travel around the world. We sip champagne at the BubbleQ on the beach along with celebrity chefs like Giada, Tyler Florence, Al Roker, Cat Cora, and Pat Neely. We catchup with the Rathbun Brothers who just beat Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America. Listen in from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The fanciest BBQ on the beach you will ever attend. Over 3000 VIP guests enjoyed Moet & Chandon Champagne and lots of tasty treats from pulled pork to ribs to lamb.
Music from Death Cab for Cutie and their song "Title and Registration."
journeyPod is your guide to luxury travel around the world. Listen in as Iron Chef Cat Cora and Iron Chef Morimoto give us some info on their cooking styles at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Cat shares some news on her new CCQ barbeque restaurant opening in May. Iron Chef Morimoto talks about his restaurants in Philly, NY, and India.
Cat grew up in Mississippi and so she uses some Southern cooking styles in her own dishes. She also relies on her Greek upbringing to blend in wonderful Mediterranean flavors. And of course her culinary training in France with 3 star Michelin chefs.
Morimoto left Nobu to start his own restaurants. He was the original Iron Chef Japanese on the first Iron Chef programs in Japan.
Enjoy the sounds of Brain Buckit and their tune, "Let the Boogie Out."
Photo credit thx to evan eggers.
February 28 2008
journeyPod is your guide to luxury travel around the world. Giada De Laurentiis shares her sausage and peppers recipe with us at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Listen in live from the BubbleQ party on the beach as we sip champagne and taste Giada's chocolate panini. Learn about Giada's culinary training in Paris and her Italian family cooking foundation.
The festival showcased top chefs from around the country. Over 30,000 people attended the 4 day celebrity filled event.
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Enjoy the passionate sounds of Beth Thornley and her song "Stand."
Photo credit icelebz.com
October 12 2007
journeyPod has teamed up with InMotion Entertainment to offer you great travel tips and give you ideas on fun things to do in top destinations around the globe.
Miami is the destination for sun, fashion, celebs and insane nightlife! journeyPod highlights top lounges, restaurants and hotels to check out during your next trip.
Whether you stay at the Setai, Loews, Shore Club, Tides or Delano - you will experience luxury at its finest at any of these boutique hotels.
Favorite culinary spots include Santo, Sushi Samba, Soji Sushi, Versailles and The Forge.
In the mood for a Caipirinha or traditional Mojito - then hop into Sky Bar, Sanctuary's rooftop lounge, Set, Nocturnal and Club Space to dance the night away.
For a complete list of hotspots in Miami check out our Miami Destination Guide.
October 11 2007
The Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne provided the beautiful backdrop to the 20th Annual Share our Strengthâs Taste of the Nation premiere culinary event in Miami. The event showcased Miami's finest chefs who provided a sampling of their signature dishes for food connoisseurs to try.
This was the party to be at to mingle with Miami's finest! All proceeds from the tickets to the silent and live auction were raised to end childhood hunger in America.
journeyPod met with Public Relations Manager, Rachel Pinzur, at Cioppino - Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne's beautiful Tuscan restaurant overlooking the ocean. Rachel enlightened us with a preview of the event.
journeyPod then podcasted live from the event with Elda Brauer, Director of Social Catering.
Stay tuned for more coverage from one of Miami's premiere culinary events in following podcast installments.
For now, sit back and listen to podsafe artist Oswald and their song "Home".
July 25 2007
journeyPod is back in sunny Miami, where the Caipirinhas flow like water, the bronzed bodies are scattered across the powdery sand and the big hot shots show of their phat rides! Summers in Miami are filled with pool parties, bikini competitions, celebrity DJs and great food. Check back with us soon as we cover the Taste of Miami Spice Month.
Lets listen in on our interview with Denise Grant, Director of PR and Special Events for Nocturnal nightclub as she shares some of the hottest events and festivals in Miami this summer!
For a full list of the best restaurants and nightlife check out our Miami Destination Guide!
Enjoy the cool sounds of Amy Ayres and her song " A little time".
March 26 2007
journeyPod is your guide to luxury travel around the world. This week we are live from the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Celeb sightings include Shaq, Paula Deen, and Martha Stewart. Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria teams up with master chef Todd English to open a new restaurant.
Tom Colicchio, the judge from TV hit show "Top Chef", shares some cooking tips. Moet and Chandon Champagne flows all night long for a crowd over 2000 at the BubbleQ Party on the beach.
For more info on the Festival checkout our 2 page writeup with behind the scenes scoop.
journeyPod scoop - make sure to check out Colicchio's new Atlanta hotspot Craftbar!
March 2 2007
journeyPod is your guide to luxury travel around the world.
Al Roker and Pat Neely share barbeque secrets at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival at The Delano Hotel. Guests enjoyed a copious amount of Moet and Chandon Champagne while nibbling on BBQ pork and beef ribs.The festival showcased celebrity chefs from around the world. Fine wines and good times on Miami Beach! Local restaurants from Miami served up amazing samples for the masses. For more info on the top restaurants of Miami check out our journeyPod Destination Guide.
We leave you with a great track from a hardworking band called Death Cab For Cutie and their song "Title and Registration."