Contributors

avatar for Judy DeutschJudy Deutsch (59)

Special correspondent who lives in South Beach, writes mostly about Food and Wine. Eating being a one of the things we do everyday and numerous times, the appeal of eating and drinking fabulous food is awesome! I find learning and trying all different types of food and wine fascinating. The other area of interest for me is the art events. Some of the works of art we see are incredible. The artists encourage us to open our eyes to the things we see everyday and notice how beautiful the simplest objects are.

avatar for Irene MooreIrene Moore (47)

Irene Moore is a free-lance journalist who specializes in writing about food, wine, and luxury travel. Irene has written several restaurant guides, and has contributed articles to dozens of magazines and guidebooks. She is formerly a columnist at W magazine in New York and contributing writer at Women’s Wear Daily. She was editor-in-chief for 10 years of Where Magazines and Where GuestBooks, tourism guides about many Florida locales. Irene is now organizing specialized in-depth food and wine experiences in the Mediterranean region for an exclusive clientele.

She has an MBA From Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business in New York City, and a Mastery of Wine Certification from Florida International University’s Chaplain School of Hospitality.

She’s a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, an international organization of women leaders who work to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions, and is President and co-founder of their South Florida chapter.

Irene is a contributing writer to the SOMM Journal, a Fellow in the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley and a member of the International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance (ITWPA).

avatar for Miriam CronkhiteMiriam Cronkhite (43)

Trained Journalist & Digital & Social Media Marketing professional, taking a leading role in innovative online marketing projects and campaigns that delivers real results for companies and their brands. Specialties: Online Marketing and Social Media Strategy, Digital Brand Management, Online Promotions and Contests, Social Networking Site Management, YouTube, Facebook Ads, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, MailChimp and more.

avatar for Dee Trillo of The Haute FrugalistaDee Trillo of The Haute Frugalista (39)

Dee Trillo - Bilingual LifeStyle Blogger of The Haute Frugalista, Stylist, On-Air Style Expert and Columnist. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude FIU Graduate student with a degree in Modern/Foreign Languages Education and a minor in ESL & EFL; currently, she is pursuing a M.A in Linguistics. Her areas of interest include High Fashion, Savvy-Shopping, Outfit Styling, Street-Style, Events, Trend-Spotting, Beauty and Fashion DIYs, Interviews, Art, Literature and Culture.

avatar for Solange HackshawSolange Hackshaw (29)

Solange is a high school junior who enjoys writing on entertainment, food, the arts and cultural events. She's a spontaneous coffee addict who loves adventures.You can typically find her eating some Caribbean food, chilling on a beach in South Florida scribbling in her journal. She's an aspiring writer who hopes to learn while exploring one of the most lively cities on earth.

avatar for Ailys ToledoAilys Toledo (26)

Born and raised in Miami-Dade, Ailys is a public relations professional specializing in lifestyle, luxury and hospitality. With ample experience in event promotion and networking, Ailys focuses her writing on trendy restaurants, lounges, brands and more. She draws inspiration for her areas of interest from her Cuban culture, innovative public figures and being an avid reader. Ailys is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor's degree in Communications.

avatar for Deondra ClarkDeondra Clark (22)

Deondra Clark is an aspiring writer, entrepreneur, public speaker and blogger. She is a veteran of the United States Army, and is currently a senior striving for a BA in Communications at FIU. She was a contributing writer for FIU’s newspaper the BEACON and she freelance writes. Her areas of interest includes social media, beauty, advice, entertainment, research and much more but, she has a love for interviewing people.

avatar for Agustina PaisAgustina Pais (13)

A recent Georgia State University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs, Agustina moved to Miami a few months after graduation. Fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese, her areas of interest include global street-style and travel writing. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters in Spanish Language Journalism at FIU.

avatar for Karina SaraviaKarina Saravia (11)

Karina Saravia is a writer, researcher and entrepreneur engaged in various Digital Marketing projects. She combines insights from her Master's degree in Media and Communications Psychology, and training as a neuroscientist to provide creative and informed solutions for companies and their brands. She has a passion for food, music and the arts, loves travel and adventure, and has recently taken up photography to complement her interests. Karina is also a plant-based health and wellness enthusiasts.

avatar for Abigail FreemanAbigail Freeman (11)

Abigail Freeman is a journalism student at Boston University with experience in television and online reporting. She has a passion for storytelling and connecting with new people through interviewing and event coverage. Her interests include photography, art, travel and trying new things. When she is not working on her latest story, Abigail can be found relaxing at the beach.

avatar for Regina MartiarenaRegina Martiarena (9)

Regina is studying Advertisement and Public Relations with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She is currently taking on freelance writing while she visits South Florida for the summer. Originally from Mexico, Regina is fluent in both English and Spanish. In addition to genuinely enjoying her academic pursuits, Regina is passionate about music and the arts. She strongly believes promoting local art can enhance the quality of life within a community.

avatar for Laura CalderaLaura Caldera (8)

Laura Caldera is a Nicaraguan-American who was born and raised in Miami, FL. As an aspirant writer, she enjoys writing about local places, events and her own thoughts. She seeks adventure and pursues her many interests; some of which include traveling, drawing, knitting, and dancing. She also enjoys reading on cool, cloudy days, nature hikes/biking, collecting old books and spending time with her family. Laura currently studies English and Journalism at Florida International University campus.

avatar for Sydney FreemanSydney Freeman (8)

Sydney Freeman is a student at Boston College studying Communication, with two minors in General Education and Studio Art. While home for the summer, Sydney is looking to branch out into writing and event coverage. She is particularly fascinated with creativity in various art forms ranging from visual art and music to makeup and fashion. In her free time, you can find Sydney attending a concert or hanging out with her dog.

avatar for Sarah KleinSarah Klein (7)

A recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in fashion merchandising and fashion design, Sarah has recently returned home to Miami Beach. With great interests in fashion and fun Sarah loves to cover all events pertaining to fashion, art, entertainment and music.

avatar for Jessica FaroyJessica Faroy (7)

A literature enthusiast and fellow Miamian, Jessica Faroy, enjoys local leisure lifestyles. Although she is in pursuit of her master's degree, she's learning as she goes. Paranoid with technology and the millennial generation, she tries to somehow, in the middle of reporting and writing, keep up with South Florida.

avatar for Nile FortnerNile Fortner (5)

Nile Fortner is a born and raised South Florida resident who is a writer and multimedia journalist. Over the years, Nile has done and continues to do feature articles and interviews for various publications and platforms. Nile, whose work mostly consists of Arts, Culture, and Entertainment, is a Florida Atlantic University graduate and Nile also podcasts, he does video-hosting, and he has been a movie critic. You may catch Nile in a comic book shop, at an art museum, seeing Gal Gadot's latest movie at the Cinemark Theater, collecting wrist-watches, and you may find Nile on social media such as Instagram and Twitter @Nile_Fortner.