TEDxMIA is one of a privileged number of TEDx organizations to be joining the global conversation being sparked by TED in Long Beach California. On March 2nd at 5.15pm ET. We will be hosting a mega watch party at The Stage in the Miami Design District. Attendees will be able to enjoy two sessions from TED 2011 : the Knowledge Revolution and Radical Collaboration.
We will also be tweeting and sharing the feedback on our website at TEDxMIA.com. Here’s to global tribes meeting locally !
Two weekends ago was my best friend’s Gina Benning’s big 40th birthday, and rather than spend it with her better half, Ivan, and their English Bulldog, Talulah, she decided upon a girls only weekend instead. Her husband, Ivan, took her up on her special request and went ahead and organized a weekend designed for a Queen and her Duchesses and I am honored to be sharing this story as one of the three Duchesses. There is something magical about going on vacation in honor of someone you love, respect and admire. And to have it all organized for you with surprises throughout the entire experience, beginning with the destination, is something else entirely. Every day of our three day packed itinerary there were surprises and the fantasy was facilitated by the birthday girl’s commitment to making it special and unique for each of her best friends. I always knew the power of generosity was huge but this weekend was a testament to it being about so much more than money and, as a result, worth so much more to me as I share it with you.
Most New Yorkers in their late thirties long for the nights where you could hop the train, head downtown and spend an authentic sweaty weekday evening on a dance floor, dreaming, dancing and celebrating life without a worry in the world. Some of my favorite raw and true “never fail me spots” were “Sticky Mikes Frog Bar,” located in the basement of Time Café and Soul Kitchen. Sixteen years later, you really have to search high and low for a truly unique, smart and soulful spot in NYC. And last week, I had the pleasure of finding one – La Esquina.
I had left Miami for two days of fund in NYC in celebration of a very good friend’s 49th birthday. Last Tuesday, on his birthday, I enjoyed a multi-sensory evening of real Mexican food, controversial discourse, music and meaningful connections with new friends I had actually met for the first time during that magical night.
What makes La Esquina so Provocative is it’s an exclusive creatives mostly restaurant.