Category Archives: Lifestyle & Culture

Fatgirl Hedonist – Looking Back at 2012

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So 2013 is within reach and so far we’ve survived a presidential election, a Superstorm Hurricane, Michael Phelps’ (and his freakishly long torso) last swim in the Summer Olympics and the Mayans (unless they’re running on Miami time,then we’re screwed). This was a busy year for America and on a local level, South Florida was busy as well.

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Al Mal Tiempo, Buena Cara

It translates to “a good face in bad times.” Held at the #YoAmo305 gallery during a monumental Art Basel, this collaborative painting and installation project by Maria Isabel Rueda y Pedro Varela brought two worlds together in a beautiful clash of styles and attitudes. Fordista Films proudly presents our contribution to one of the largest art events in the world. A good face in good times.

Get ready for Red

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The newly dubbed BB&T Center, formerly the Bank Atlantic, has more than a new sign on the front door. If you’ve ever experienced the luxury of the ADT Club while watching the Panthers slam opponents into the glass or during any of the myriad events that blow through the arena, get ready for a whole new level of swankiness. They’re calling it Club Red, and in keeping with the spirit of the Florida Panthers, you have to see it to BELIEVE RED.

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Art Basel Guide

spinellophoto1Whether you’re into it, enjoy it, or even “get it,” Basel and the hoards of art lovers and out of towners is here. It’s arguably the biggest cultural event of the year and it can get downright overwhelming. Fortunately, we threw together a little cheat sheet over at Fordistas.com. Choose a night, find an event, and proceed to get artsy.

 

Pincho Factory Gets An Extreme Makeover

Saying Pincho Factory has had a face lift is a terrible understatement. Saying Pincho Factory has undergone an Extreme Makeover including Brazilian butt lift, lipo and a new hair do would be more befitting. I was able to sit down for a couple of minutes with the extremely busy, Nedal Ahmad to give me the run down on all the changes going on at Pincho Factory.

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Common Threads: Teaching Miami’s Youth How To Cook And Be Healthy

Children with Chef Instructor. Photo Courtesy of Common Threads Miami

For those of you that follow my hijinks on Twitter, I’ve been tweeting about and volunteering at Common Threads events for a a couple of months now. A question I get consistently asked is, “What is Common Threads? Is it a clothes store?” The answer is “It’s not a clothes store!” I decided to sit down with the new Miami Program Manager for Common Thread, Jeannie Necessary, to shed some light on what exactly this amazing non-profit organization is doing in Miami.

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The Dutch Hosts a Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit!

Everyone in Florida is all too familiar with hurricanes and how much destruction they can really inflict. We Floridians have become so jaded that most of us won’t even prepare unless it’s a category 2 and above. So when Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of the Northeast, we knew all too well what those folks were dealing with. Andrew Carmellini and his team at The Dutch have decided to put together a benefit with the help of those crazy Cobaya boys.

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