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  • Qiu Xiaofei joins Xavier Hufkens

    Xavier Hufkens is delighted to announce the representation of Chinese artist Qiu Xiaofei. Best known for his evocatively coloured paintings, Qiu draws on both Eastern and Western aesthetics across generations, using memory, allegory, and a dream-like narrative. Soviet Emissary, 2020 - 2021 The artist will be included in the gallery’s presentation at Paris+ par Art Basel this October. In June 2024, Xavier Hufkens will present a solo exhibition of works by the artist. Red, 2020 Xavier Hufkens: “From the very first encounter, Xiaofei’s enigmatic paintings left a lasting impression on me. His works brilliantly combine elements of dream-like reality, the psychological and the uncanny—speaking to deeply personal yet collective sentiments. We are thrilled to welcome Xiaofei to the gallery.” Qiu Xiaofei: “It felt like Xavier and I were old friends right from the beginning. He’s an outstanding leading gallerist, and I’ve always been impressed by his ability to combine a pioneering spirit with a classical taste. I’m looking forward to our collaboration.” Trotskyky grew into a tree, 2021 Drawing inspirations from ancient and modern thinkers, Qiu considers time to function like a spiral. Within his works, he typically incorporates multiple temporal dimensions or layers that result in an enigmatic synthesis. Foreground and background often dissolve to create a sense of infinite and non-hierarchical space. In his continuous exploration of time as such, a spiral is both the source of composition and image as well as a force that informs his style and development. Roundabouts, 2018 The source of Qiu’s inspirations ranges from personal childhood memories, his hometown Harbin and its geographical relationship with the Soviet Union to compositions in ancient religious art. In recent years, Qiu has started to use traditional mineral colours vastly on his canvas, resulting in an organic texture and a sense of the distant past. His dreamlike and enigmatic compositions often juxtapose abstract and representational elements, embodying the Chinese landscape painting spirit and brushstrokes on the intricate two-dimensional images. Qiu Xiaofei in his studio Photo: Yang Hao Qiu Xiaofei (b. 1977, Harbin, China) graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing in 2002, and now lives and works in Beijing. His work has been featured in major exhibitions internationally, including in M+, Hong Kong (2023); Taikang Art Museum, Beijing (2023); G Museum, Nanjing (2023); UCCA Edge, Shanghai (2022); He Art Museum, Guangdong (2021); Fort Gansevoort, New York (2018); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville (2018); Tampa Museum of Art, Florida (2014); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Long Museum, Shanghai (2013); The 10th Havana Biennial, Havana (2009); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2007); ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (2007); Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (2005). Website: Social Media: @XavierHufkens By ML Staff

  • Heesen Yachts launches Project Grace, The First In A New 50m Steel Series

    Heesen Yachts, in collaboration with Harrison Eidsgaard Studio, have unveiled their new 50m Steel Series through the creation of Project Grace, YN21350. She was officially unveiled during the Monaco Yacht Show 2023. The new 50m Steel Series aims to cater to modern yacht owners who prefer a look of clean-cut elegance and simplicity. Project Grace represents Heesen's mighty DNA and expertise, alongside Harrison Eidsgaard's creative and stylish flair. Key features: · 50-metre FDHF steel · Max speed of 15-16 knots · Enclosed volume of 499 GT · Heesen Hybrid propulsion · Holistic design approach · Exterior and Interior by Harrison Eidsgaard studio · Infinity pool and a large, fixed platform The yacht will feature a Fast Displacement Steel Hull and offers the added choice of Heesen’s hybrid technology. This option allows for intelligent power management and a silent cruise capacity, without the need for large banks of storage batteries, resulting in weight reduction, energy-saving and space conservation. The layout emphasises the connection of the outdoors to the interior, with sliding windows in the main saloon on the main deck, providing plenty of natural light and fresh air. Tenders and toys will be stored on the main deck forward and guests will enjoy a split-level aft deck terrace, overlooking an infinity pool and a large, fixed swimming platform. The yacht can accommodate twelve guests in six staterooms. Mark Cavendish, Heesen Yachts’ COO comments, “in terms of design, we have noticed that clients are opting for simpler interiors instead of extravagant ones, the preference is now for a ‘chic but understated aesthetic.’ In response to this demand, we are now incorporating this concept into the design of our yachts. Clients now embrace the idea that less is more, aligning perfectly with Heesen’s philosophy of functional and aesthetic design, exemplified by the pure, relaxed and open lines on board Project Grace.” “The design of Heesen’s 50-metre steel exudes confidence,” commented Peder Eidsgaard. “In keeping with the shipyard DNA, it translates the fast and sporty look of the aluminium yachts into dynamic and agile forms for this steel yacht. The profile is not radical or extravagant but refined and timeless. This is a yacht conceived to stand the test of time.” Eidsgaard added: “Our goal is to achieve the maximum possible lifestyle space for the guests while also ensuring that the crew have the perfect working environment to deliver an exceptional experience. Features such as the infinity pool and the sundeck’s distinctive coffee table, which cleverly doubles as an atrium skylight, will serve as a focal point to bring guests together. The sundeck will be large enough to accommodate up to 20 guests for outdoor dining, showcasing the importance of hospitality in yachting and ensuring that visiting day guests can be properly entertained too.” Construction is scheduled to commence in Summer 2024. For additional information on Heesen, please visit By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Heesen Yachts

  • Black Salmon & Allen Morris Unveil $1B Highland Park Miami Project

    Miami’s unprecedented growth has transcended major global destinations, sparking increased need and demand for economic drivers – including healthcare – to support the evolving City’s infrastructure. To further solidify the metropolitan’s top position as the second largest health district in the U.S., the partnership of Miami-based national commercial real estate investment firm Black Salmon and The Allen Morris Company -- one of the largest diversified real estate firms in the southeast -- announced today plans to develop Highland Park Miami. The $1 billion mixed-use project will span 7 acres and increase the footprint of the Miami Medical District by approximately 10 percent. As a highly anticipated project, Highland Park Miami will begin preliminary site clearing later this year. The visionary team behind the multi-phased development has been conceptualizing and planning Highland Park Miami for the past decade, visiting major medical hubs in the United States – including Houston and Rochester’s renowned Mayo Clinic Health District -- to glean further understanding of the requirements for such a vast and important project. “We gratefully thank our partners as we announce Highland Park Miami, one of Miami’s most impactful developments seen in many years. This iconic project will be the heartbeat of the growing global metropolis, elevating its status as a premier health destination by adding state-of-the-art medical offices to support demand and new offerings for healthcare professionals in a strategically designed and thoughtful setting,” said Camilo Lopez, Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Black Salmon. “We look forward to job creation, expansion of critical offerings, and uniting an area with more resources for working professionals, patients, and the greater community as we usher in a new era for the local economy.” Highland Park Miami will rise at the crossroads of health and business. The multi-block, mixed-use development will house medical and related office uses in an urban setting that includes hotels, apartment buildings, supporting retail, food and beverage uses, and green space. The project is master planned and designed by the globally recognized architecture firm Arquitectonica. “This is a one-of-a-kind project in the health space as it integrates all the familiar uses found in daily urban life with the healthcare component, creating a convivial environment for its users and the surrounding community,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Design Principal at Arquitectonica. “In addition, it sits in a highly visible location on Miami’s most important east-west corridor along I-95 and equally important across from Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Health complex. Its graphically powerful design and the sheer scale will announce the importance of this new neighborhood.” Abutting the Medical District, Highland Park Miami’s transformation from an underutilized area into a walkable, beautifully landscaped lifestyle community that promotes health and wellness was artfully constructed by Naturalficial, a Miami-based landscape architecture and design practice. It will feature 1,000 residential units crafted by Oppenheim Architecture, a 150-room hotel keys, and 500,000 square feet of medical-related office space weaving through open walkways and greenery to emphasize connectivity as a design cornerstone. “With Highland Park, we’re creating a new center of gravity for the Medical District, with curated wellness-oriented retail and restaurants, world-class architecture, and best-in-class medical office and residential offerings. The project will create a destination for the thousands of patients and employees at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Miami VA Healthcare System, as well as the larger Medical District ecosystem,” said W. A. Spencer Morris, President of Allen Morris Company. “We are proud to be part of this transformational project, which will further establish Miami as one of the most important medical hubs.” Highland Park Miami will be located at 800 NW 14th Street, between the booming Miami River and the key east-west transit artery Florida State Road 836, which leads directly to the international airport and nearly every major destination in the City’s core. It will also draw substantial density as a transit-oriented development (TOD), just 400 feet from a Metrorail station. For more information, visit, By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Black Salmon & Allen Morris

  • MILA Omakase Collaborates with L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon for Culinary Takeover

    Riviera Dining Group (RDG) has announced it will partner with the only two-Michelin star restaurant in Florida ,L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and their renowned Executive Chef James Friedberg to host a three-night culinary takeover atMILA Omakase in Miami Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 3, Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5; to be followed by a second fête at L’Atelier in the Miami Design District on Jan. 18, 2024. Setting the bar for providing the Florida community and visitors with ultra-luxurious experiences and gastronomic adventures from RDG’s Head of Culinary Michaël Michaelidis, whose resume includes 26 Michelin-star awarded restaurants, along with MILA Omakase’s Executive Chef Reiji Yoshizawa, the three-chef collaboration promises guests an unparalleled, interactive and gastronomic experience that will stimulate all of the senses. The intimate, 10-seat omakase journey will invite guests to relish in the season's freshest flavors with MILA Omakase’s Japanese-Mediterranean cuisine, paired with L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon’s Modern-French touch. Priced at $390 per person, the menu will include dishes such as kusshi oyster, king crab, foie gras ravioli made with chestnut cappuccino and white truffle, and bison en croûte. Completing the culinary experience, desserts will include the apricot-ginger sorbet and dulce fondant. For $200, guests can enhance their experience by adding a special wine pairing to their dinner featuring some of the best international wines. The second iteration of the indulgent experience will offer three seatings at L’Atelier’s renowned and glamourous 34-seat chef’s counter. The 15-course experience curated by the three prolific chefs will close out the collaboration following the New Year, allowing guests a second opportunity to soak in the delicacies one last time. Executive Chef James Friedberg combines his mastery with experimental flavors, applying new ideas to L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon’s ever-changing seasonal dishes, utilizing ingredients sourced from top local and regional purveyors. Throughout his career, Chef Friedberg worked at several iconic restaurants such as Le Cirque, two-Star Michelin GILT restaurant in the New York Palace Hotel, where he became immersed in modern cooking, Aureole, Charlie Palmer’s flagship location in New York City, which maintained One Michelin Star during his four years there, and many more. Helmed by Chef Michaël Michaelidis and Reiji Yoshizawa, MILA Omakase is an authentic, exclusive experience that transports guests to the Far East through embellishments and culinary expertise revolving around Japan's 72 micro-seasons. Nestled on the second level of MILA’s trendy rooftop lounge, the space is adorned with delicate cherry blossom trees, minimalist wooding, Japanese craftsmanship-inspired wallpaper, a dramatic marble countertop, a 500-year-old hinoki wood cutting board, and wall-mounted niches serving as MM members’ chopstick display. To book your reservation visit MILA Miami and click here. WHERE: MILA Omakase, located on the second level of MILA Restaurant 1636 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | @milaomakase L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon 151 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL 33137 | @latelier_robuchon_miami WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, Wednesday, October 4, Thursday, October 5, 2023 Two seatings: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2024 Three seatings: 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. PRICE: The experience starts at $390+ per person. Reservations can be made at By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Riviera Dining Group

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Will Host First Ever Amelia Island Cookout This October

    The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is pleased to announce the inaugural Amelia Island Cookout, held onsite at the luxury oceanfront property from October 20-22, 2023. The immersive epicurean event will highlight the diversity of Amelia Island’s cuisine and the talented chefs behind it with a variety of lavish, interactive dining experiences from gourmet wine pairing dinners and a Chefs Theater cooking demo to a multi-course Master Chefs dinner with notable national chefs and more. The highlight of the weekend is the oceanfront Amelia Island Cookout on Saturday, October 21. The outdoor event will bring together the island’s top local as well as national culinary talent, representing a range of cuisines, with the likes of Chef Okan Kizilbayir of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island’s AAA-Diamond Salt Restaurant; Omar Collazo, Executive Chef of Omni Amelia Island, Roberto Pestana from Fernandina Beach’s Spanish and Portuguese tapas restaurant España, Farmer Lee Jones of the Chef’s Garden, Tank Jackson of Holy City Hogs in South Carolina and many more. With options to satisfy all palettes, attendees will enjoy a night of sizzling seafood from the day’s fresh catches, grilled and slow roasted meats from white quail to whole roasted pig, fresh roasted vegetables from local farms and other barbecue delicacies along with free-flowing wine, cocktails and live entertainment, all set to the backdrop of the charming barrier island’s surf, sand and stars. The event will be emceed by Dylan Benoit, host of the Food Network Canada/Cooking Channel television series “Fire Masters”. “We’re proud to be hosting the inaugural Amelia Island Cookout at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, which we see as the start of an ongoing event that celebrates the range of incredible cuisine and local and national talent the island attracts. Apart from chefs from the island’s most popular restaurants, our acclaimed national chef partners will bring new flavors, culinary styles and expertise, further adding to the island’s culinary diversity,” said General Manager Greg Cook. “This event aligns perfectly with our culinary values of embracing local ingredients and creating elevated, innovative and immersive dining experiences that reflect a true sense of place. We look forward to continuing to be a part of this annual event, drawing in visitors from near and far to experience the cuisine and producers of the region and beyond.” During the fall weekend experience, locals and guests are invited to indulge in extraordinary food and libations while enjoying the relaxed sophistication of the island and its pristine beach. The experiences, which can be booked individually, or as part of select packages, are included below. All packages also include VIP access to exclusive events and amenities throughout the weekend. The experiences include: Perfect Pairings: Salt’s Chef Okan Kizilbayir & Vin Fraîche Wine Founder, Sommelier Michael Kennedy The art of pairing food and wines is demonstrated to a small group by Chef Okan and sommelier Michael Kennedy who perfected the art of pairing while working together at Blue by Eric Ripert. Generous wine pours and delicious bites abound as they debunk long-lived wine myths and expand participants’ appreciation of pairing wines. Friday, October 20 | 3 p.m.- 4:40 p.m. | Seaside room | $150 per person, inclusive Latin-Inspired al fresco Dinner and Cocktails Three acclaimed Chefs, including Amelia Island’s Chef Papi Arnaldo Gonzalez of Coquina, Bachelor Gulch’s Manuel Gutierrez of Wyld and Fort Lauderdale’s Paula Da Silva and Adrienne Grenier of Burlock Coast collaborate to lead an exploration of flavors from Brazil, Argentina and Puerto Rico. They’re joined by pastry chef Carissa Da Silva and mixologist Jean-Pierre Belonni who will be serving up cocktails inspired by their flavorful menu. Friday, October 20 | Reception at 6 p.m. | Dinner at 6:30 - 9 p.m. | Coquina restaurant | $150 per person, inclusive Chefs Theater Salt restaurant Chef Okan Kizilbayir refreshes the traditional cooking school format with an intimate gathering at the demonstration table to learn how to prepare two themed entrees. He is accompanied by Giuliana Tomatis of G Sweets Pastry who will demonstrate the preparation of a decadent dessert and mixologist Simon Crompton of Door No. 4. Each dish is paired with wines to be savored while engaging with Okan, Giuliana and Simon. Saturday, October 21 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Salt restaurant | $400 per person, inclusive Amelia Island Cookout Meet and mingle with extraordinary chefs as they take their best work out of the kitchen and bring it outdoors for a cookout. With an unforgettable backdrop of dunes and ocean, enjoy sizzling seafood, grilled and slow-roasted meats and other creations from national chefs and local favorites including David’s, España, Matthew’s and The Omni, along with abundant wine and cocktails from expert mixologists, desserts and entertainment. The event will be emceed by Dylan Benoit, host of the Food Network Canada/Cooking Channel television series Fire Masters. Saturday, October 21 | 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.| Oceanfront Lawn | $150 per person, inclusive Tomorrow’s Culinary Stars Brunch The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island’s Executive Chef Garrett Gooch and team will treat attendees to a lavish brunch, which they can enjoy while watching an interactive cooking competition between college students, judged by Chef Okan and a panel of visiting Master Chefs. Supporting both charitable causes and rising culinary talent, a portion of proceeds from the brunch will be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry. Sunday, October 22 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer | $150 per person, inclusive Master Chefs Dinner Salt restaurant provides the perfect setting for the grand finale event of the weekend, The Master Chefs Dinner. The five-course collaboration dinner prepared by Chef Okan and an expert team of guest Master Chefs reflects each chef’s style, personal specialties and varied ingredients, along with artful wine pairings by sommelier Michael Kennedy. Guest chefs include Michelin Star chef John Tesar of Knife and Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Lakes, Ron Hsu of Lazy Betty in Atlanta, Jae-Eun Hung of KJUN NYC and Giuliana Tomatis, pastry chef and owner of G Sweets. Sunday, October 22 | Reception at 6 p.m. | Dinner at 6:30 p.m. | Salt restaurant| $750, inclusive To purchase event tickets and packages for the Amelia Island Cookout, please visit For more information about The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, please visit or call your professional travel agent. By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Ritz Carlton

  • OUTshine Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Starts on Oct. 19th

    We've got something steamy to share: here’s a tantalizing glimpse into this year’s OUTshine Film Festival Fort Lauderdale gala films. These films tell stories that'll leave you wanting more, so we've paired each one with a great event following the screenings where we can come together and relish in them! The film festival starts on October 19th through 29th, 2023. For ticket and event info click here. By ML Staff. Gif courtesy of Outshine Film Festival

  • The NightGarden Returns to Miami: A Magical Winter Experience

    Miami is bringing back its wonderful winter event, The NightGarden, at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the fifth time! Here's what you need to know: What: The NightGarden is returning, and they're announcing the early ticket sale. When: Early ticket sales start on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 12 PM. The show runs from November 10, 2023, to January 2024, with shows on Thursdays to Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Where: The event takes place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156. Tickets: You can purchase your tickets at This year, The NightGarden is celebrating its fifth anniversary by promising all-new, immersive, and interactive experiences for everyone to enjoy. It's going to be a magical winter season in Miami! By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Kilburn Live for NightGarden

  • Malefycia GAME: The Ultimate Immersive Experience Arrives in Miami for US Debut

    Prepare yourselves, Miami, for an unforgettable and spine-tingling experience as Canada's sensually provocative horror sensation, Malefycia, makes its American debut in Miami from October 18th through the 22nd. From the creative minds of Canada’s Chillionnaires, and internationally renowned animators, actors, special effect crafters, performers, artists, and producers comes what insiders call 'American Horror Story meets Cirque du Soleil,’ for an immersive horror experience unlike anything the American market has witnessed before. Originally rooted in Montreal, Malefycia has astounded audiences with its immersive creations for seven years. Now, their crowning achievement, Malefycia GAME, crosses borders to ‘wow’ Miami. This expansion marks a pivotal moment as the United States welcomes Canada's most creatively, alluring immersive horror experience with open arms. "For seven years, Malefycia has been the gold standard for immersive experiences in Montreal. Now, we're bringing our unique blend of anxiety, eroticism, and storytelling to Miami, showcasing our expertise on a global stage," describes Mathieu Cass, Malefycia President and production director. Malefycia GAME is set to push the boundaries of an immersive theatrical experience, inviting brave souls to enter a reality where sensuality, gore, mysticism, terror, and sexuality merge for a 4-part walk-through immersive experience. By revisiting classic games, participants will feel nostalgic encountering America’s most-loved games from a different perspective perfectly timed for ‘spooky season’ in Miami. Art Director and Scenic Designer, Dominique Arganese shares "Our narrative dives deeper than traditional haunts, confronting visitors with the unsettling whispers of their own psyche, intertwined with a touch of sensuality." The Journal de Montréal calls Malefycia “grotesque, chocking, and horrifying.” A Night at Malefycia: From Beats to Bewilderment and Bites - It all commences in Malefycia's thematic bar, pulsating with the DJ's beats. Guests sip on tantalizing cocktails and savor mouthwatering bites, while anticipation fills the air. Guided into the first of four rooms, each an immersive world of its own, participants step into an eerie and gripping narrative. The lines blur between reality and fiction as actors, flawlessly convincing in their roles, engage with visitors ensuring every step remains unpredictable. Emerging from the final room, the real world comes back into focus. The bar, once a place of eager anticipation, offers solace. Conversations flow, stories of spook and exhilaration are shared, and the DJ's tunes transform into a celebratory anthem. The Chapters Unveiled: Operation, The Zoltar, Ouija Board and Hangman Chapter 1: Operation - A surgical workshop where visitors play a macabre game of operation, removing organs and bones without touching the edges. Chapter 2: The Zoltar - Guests become part of erotic rituals and dances to summon the enigmatic god Zoltar in the crypt of vampire queens and their masters. Chapter 3: Ouija Board - A lady in black shares prophecies and future insights with a chosen visitor, alternating between screams, whispers, and laughter. Chapter 4: Hangman - A room filled with scattered letters where visitors must solve a puzzle to save a man from a grisly fate. Malefycia GAME will only run from October 18th through the 22nd. Securing tickets promptly is highly recommended. The exclusive nature of this event ensures an intimate and unique experience for all attendees. TICKET LINK: Learn more about Malefycia: YouTube: Facebook: LinkedIn: Website: By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Malefycia

  • The Art of Tattooing Comes to Miami – Sept. 29-OCt 1, 2023

    For the first time in South Florida, the All-Stars Tattoo Convention will take place from September 29 thru October 1, 12 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition. The event will feature three days of incredible ink, world-renown tattoo artists, experience new and healed ink competitions, acrobatic arial shows and much more. There will even be opportunities to have tattoos created on-site, plus witness mind-blowing tattoo artistry. It’s a can’t miss event and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of tattoos and connect with fellow enthusiasts, while meeting famed experts. The All-Stars Tattoo Convention will feature more than 450 tattoo related exhibitors, nearly 900 of the world’s best tattoo artists from more than 60 countries, presented by renown tattoo artist and body modification expert Emilio Gonzalez. Notable tattoo artists include: Yomico Moreno, who has tattooed such celebrities at Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Juanes, Calle 13 and others; Stefano Alcantara who has tattooed such artists as Maluma, Robert Hernandez, the legendary Robert Pho, the Black Alien Project and Matt Gone, who held the record for most squares tattooed on his boy, just to name a few. Far from the taboos that linked tattoos to bad people, this body art and artistic expression is currently more than just a fashion, it is an increasingly widespread culture on all continents. The whole world is full of tattoos, which can be seen on many sports or music figures, and even on the models used in advertising campaigns of all kinds. Since ancient times, 7,000 years ago, pigments, ashes and natural dyes were already used to "varnish" faces, torsos and extremities of the human body, as well as faces pierced with pins, earrings or metal rings. Tattoos define social ranks, qualities of an individual or a community, life stages, ancestral rituals and even the very identity of a human being. The event presenter, Emilio Gonzalez, is internationally known for his tattoo artistry and expertise in body modifications. Gonzalez has been featured in National Geographic’s Taboo Latin America. He has produced tattoo conventions in other countries and has numerous tattoo shops and mobile supply vans across the U.S. His wife and two children are also dedicated to the art of tattoos and body modifications, making it a family business. “We are looking forward to having this massive tattoo convention. It will be an incredible experience, usually only found in Vegas and throughout Europe. Our goal is to bring top industry professionals together, while also exposing others to the world of tattoo artistry. This three-day event will open to the doors to amazing creativity, while providing an entertaining environment,” stated Emilio Gonzalez, owner of All-Stars Tattoo Convention. The event schedule will include the following: Friday, September 29th 4 p.m. – Healed Tattoo Competition 6 p.m. – Ali Samadhi Belly Dance Show 6:15 p.m. – Courtney Aerial Show 6:30 p.m. – Indigo Human Pincushion 7:00 p.m. – LB Rap Set 9:15 p.m. – Auzzy Blood Presentation 10:00 p.m. – Fresh Tattoo Competition Saturday, September 30th 2:30 p.m. – Indigo Fire Show 3:00 p.m. – Ali Samadhi Belly Dance Show 4:00 p.m. – Healed Tattoo Competition 6:15 p.m. – Courtney Aerial Show 6:20 p.m. – Saint Anique Grinder Show 6:30 p.m. – Auzzy Blood Presentation 7:00 p.m. – Marco Detroit DJ Set 8:00 p.m. – Suryn and Karina Aerial Straps 8:30 p.m. – Air Asylum Aerial Show & Maison Jay Escape Stunt 9:00 p.m. – Fresh Tattoo Competition 11:45 p.m. – Spinnin’ Shae Sunday, October 1st 3:00 p.m. – Healed Tattoo Competition 5:00 p.m. - Air Asylum Aerial Show 5:25 p.m. – Māori Group Polynesian Show 6:00 p.m. – Suspension Show 8:00 p.m. – Fresh Tattoo Competition 10:00 p.m. – Auzzy Blood Presentation 10:30 p.m. – Saint Glass Walk 11:00 p.m. – Suryn and Karyna Aerial Straps 11:30 p.m. – Spinnin’ Shae General admission tickets are $18 and special 3-day pass is $45. To purchase tickets, visit For more information on the event and to see the list of tattoo artists confirmed, visit The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition is located at 10901 SW 24 St. (Coral Way), Miami, FL 3316. By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Unsplash

  • Rossinavi Unveils 66 Metre Diesel Electric Motor Yacht Alchemy

    Shipyard Rossinavi will officially unveil Alchemy, the 66-metre motor yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30 September). The fully custom motor yacht was completed and launched for sea trials earlier this year in the shipyard’s facility of Viareggio, Italy, and is a project by Vitruvius Yachts, a brand by Philippe Briand, while Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design is responsible for the interior design and outdoor spaces styling. Rossinavi’s Alchemy, designed by Vitruvius Yachts with interior styling by Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design An interior view of Alchemy. Photography by Giovanni Malgarini This new vessel is Rossinavi’s latest superyacht with diesel-electric propulsion and is propelled by pods to reduce the loss of energy between the engines and navigation speed. Alchemy is an elegant 66m tri-deck motor yacht commissioned by a private client who has very much been involved in every aspect of the design project, with a focus on the outdoor areas and wellness aspects of the yacht. The energetic and powerful exchange of the client's wishes, combined with Rossinavi's expertise, proved very fruitful, thanks in part to the Owner's representative, Fabrizio Loi of U.S.-based Interyachting LLC, who carefully coordinated the designers, the production process, and the inspections performed by Mike Worthington - Lees of Wintherbothams Ltd. Construction features include: The forward owner's cabin offers a clear view of the sea towards the aft, thanks to the spacious central corridor. This design feature creates a sense of openness and a strong connection to the maritime environment. Noteworthy technical elements include custom features such as the specialised aft toy storage hatches. These incorporate a mechanical system designed to ensure stability when launching the tender into the water. Emphasis has been placed on maximising onboard comfort and minimising vibration. Every technical and material choice, from the bow thruster to the air conditioning system and engine room layout, has been carefully considered to reduce onboard noise and vibrations, ultimately enhancing the overall comfort of the vessel. “The key word for this vessel is balance. With the Vitruvius team, we were able to best express the know-how and skills we have gained through decades of experience; together we were able to work in synergy under the precious guidance and presence of the owner.”’ Says Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Officer of Rossinavi An interior view of Alchemy. Photography by Giovanni Malgarini “I was very lucky to meet this owner, who guided and empowered the entire team involved in the creation of his superyacht. A real "Alchemy", as the name evokes, a combination of elements which leads to an original and refined result: a streamlined and elegant 3 deck vessel, 66m long, that fits perfectly with what Vitruvius Yachts represents.” Says Philippe Briand, Founder of Vitruvius Yachts. Key design specifications include: Alchemy’s silhouette is all about proportioned balance and exudes tranquillity. Its beauty is enhanced by optimal volumes and distribution of the living areas thanks to a meticulous process of research and development Generous outdoor square meterage (over 330 sqm) well distributed across three different decks. Main amenities include a jacuzzi, numerous sunpads, a bar and entertaining areas together with a barbecue positioned near one of the dining spaces. The bridge deck features a salon and another al fresco dining area for more formal occasions while the main deck exposes a large cockpit A monumental, suspended staircase takes centre stage in the main salon and connects the bridge to the upper deck. The grand staircase creates a dramatic connection with the two areas through a vertical opening right in the heart of the yacht featuring suspended glass steps that are supported between two partitions of white Carrara marble The Beach Club coincides with the vessel’s welcome area which is designed to give the impression of entering a spa. Teak wood enhanced by fine details in stainless steel and white marble with matt finish provides a relaxing atmosphere The garage area has enough space to store a vast array of equipment from paddleboards to windsurfs, from water skis to two tenders (respectively of 7m and 8m long), water slides, inflatable docks and even mountain bikes for exploration trips on land. The interior design and outdoor spaces style of Alchemy, conceived by Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design, is characterised by a calm and elegant atmosphere that influences all decks and areas. Every single piece of furniture is bespoke, including the oversized sofa in the main salon which is one of its kind. “Spa mood was the keyword for the interior design and exterior decor of this yacht; natural materials, soft colours, and essential shapes for the interiors. Soft indirect lights to 'wet' the simplicity of the forms, where the detail and construction quality had to emerge and characterise the space: 'detail makes the differences' this is the motto that we have followed more than ever in this project together with the owners. Never before on a yacht of this size have we worked that closely with the owners, who became full members of the design team: we started from a blank sheet of paper up to the design of the sofas’ decor and cushions to make every detail unique and unrepeatable. To sum up, in this refined project, luxury and uniqueness lie in the deep research for a refined detail.” Says Enrico Gobbi, Founder of Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design TECHNICAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FEATURES OF M/Y ALCHEMY Length overall (LOA): 65.70m - 215.5ft Beam: 11.31m - 37.1ft Draft: 3.11m - 10.2ft Gross tonnage: 1194 GT Material: steel, aluminium Top speed: 16 kn Cruising speed: 12 kn Guest cabin: 5+1 Crew cabin: 8+1 Exterior Design: Philippe Briand - Vitruvius Yachts Interior Design: Enrico Gobbi - Team For Design Naval Architecture: Philippe Briand - Vitruvius Yachts & Rossinavi An interior view of Alchemy. Photography by Giovanni Malgarini MORE ON PHILIPPE BRIAND – VITRUVIUS YACHTS The internationally acclaimed naval architect and yacht designer Philippe Briand is a driving force in his field. He made his name designing award-winning sailing yachts under his own brand name and building on that experience has led him to create a revolutionary range of motor yachts Vitruvius Yachts. Inspired by a childhood sailing in the yachting centre of La Rochelle, France, Philippe Briand has dedicated his life to perfecting the art of conquering the sea. His designs stand out for their technical excellence and precision, combined with his strong artistic flair and ability to drive innovative design trends as he seeks perfection. As one of the founders of the Water Revolution Foundation he contributes to the standards moving towards the neutralisation of the ecological footprint of the yachting industry, and Vitruvius Yachts are 30% more efficient than other yachts of comparable size. With over 12,000 boats built to date Philippe Briand could reasonably be considered the most prolific yacht designer of our time. His loyal client base of extremely discerning owners appreciate his collaborative approach to design – they are involved at every stage of shaping their own remarkable superyacht. With offices in both London and La Rochelle, Briand and his team of designers and engineers work with yacht owners around the world who are looking for the very best. The impressive range of Vitruvius Yachts may range in size to over 100m in length. Briand’s meticulous attention to detail means they are perfected to the nearest millimetre. This dedicated approach to intelligent, sustainable yet stunningly elegant design has been recognized internationally with 34 prestigious yacht awards so far. / MORE ON ENRICO GOBBI - TEAM FOR DESIGN Team for Design is a Yacht Design and Architecture firm established in 2005 and based in Italy, in the historic city of Venice. The most unique town on the water is a cradle of art, architecture and is representative of the Italian Style. Not least, native town of Team for Design’s chief designer Enrico Gobbi. Venice has had a relevant influence on the designer’s professional formation, his strong relation both with architecture and water reflects the presence of both these elements in the old town. Enrico Gobbi, after graduating from the world-renowned University of Architecture in Venice (IUAV), obtained a specialisation in Yacht Design and started working in the marine industry. Many years of experience achieved by collaborating with some of the most renowned design companies and shipyards brought him to become the creative mind of Team for Design. Team for Design along with Enrico Gobbi, brings together designers with different views of design and architecture from all over the world under the same firm, hence the word "TEAM" in our company name. We have an absolute passion for exceptional design, our mood is “all is possible: we draw your dreams... with a realistic vision”. The team for Design’s activities include exterior/interior design of custom superyachts and serial production yachts, beginning from the conceptual drawings up to the executive phase and project management during construction. Not least, the development of exclusive residential projects for some of our affectionate Clients brought us to open a Residential Department that creates luxurious interior design projects and prestigious buildings and villas. By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Rossinavi

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