Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daily Candy top picks- LOVE RASHIDA B!

Sweet Dreams
Sweetest Things 2008 Winners

And the winners are …
Karelle Levy Best Style
Karelle Levy

Born in Paris, raised in Miami, and educated at RISD, designer Karelle Levy exploded on the Miami scene with Krelwear, a unique line of playful knits. This summer she debuted her retro-styled, made-to-order resortwear, which won over all the Rita Hayworth wannabes.

Jonathan Eismann Best Bite
Jonathan Eismann
Pacific Time

After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, Jonathan Eismann worked in the NY food scene before heading to Miami and opening Pacific Time on Lincoln Road in 1993. The beloved spot closed but was resurrected this spring as a Pan-Asian eatery in the Design District.

Laura Launer Best Nest
Laura Launer
Jaya Loves Tekeko

Born in Miami Beach, Launer didn’t set out to make whimsical, ecofriendly pillows, but her daughter, Jaya, and son, Tekeko, asked her to. A portion of the proceeds from Jaya Loves Tekeko goes to Planting Peace, a local nonprofit that builds shelters and clinics worldwide.

Rashida B. Best Pamper
Rashida B.
Brow Specialist

Rashida B. developed her eyebrow-shaping skills in Chicago at her one-stop arch shop, The B Spot. This winter she began jetting to Miami one week a month to tweeze local brows. A pluck from the much-touted aesthetician is akin to surgery: Everyone will ask what you’ve had done.

Eugene Baranok Best Advice
Eugene Baranok
Florida Circus Art School

Baranok trained at the Russian State School of Circus and has more than 35 years’ experience as a performer. Having worked with acrobats and giant cats around the world, he now teaches tricks like tightrope and trapeze at the Florida Circus Art School.

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