Asian, Casual Dining, Food and Drink, Jamaican, Mediterranean, Miami, Off the Beaten Path

Going Grocery Shopping

The colors of B&M market on NE 97 Street, Miami.

The colors of B&M market on NE 97 Street, Miami.

B & M Market
Family owned by Sheir and Nafeeza Alishawarma, B & M Market Restaurant and Roti Shop has been in business for over 25 years. It is the perfect place to buy all your spices for your jerk chicken. You can also try their oxtail stew, curry goat, stew beef and any of their homemade roti’s. Nafeeza makes a fantastic banana carrot nut cake too!
219 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138
(305) 757-2889

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Concierge ABC, Service

“When you live in hotels, your native guide is the Concierge. He knows the ropes, he knows how to do things. There is nothing they can’t do. They have seen it all. No matter how good or bad you behave, they have seen it and they have seen worse and better.” Bill Murray

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' – The Society of the Crossed Keys – Video Dailymotion .

Actor Bill Murray in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. The photograph is part of a collection of stills from the production of the movie.

Actor Bill Murray in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. The photograph is part of a collection of stills from the production of the movie.

The Concierge by Bill Murray

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Asia, Bali, Beyond Miami, Food and Drink, Indonesia, Local Flavors

The Art of Jackfruit

Once upon a time, I was a student at Andalas University in Padang, Sumatra. I was living with an Indonesian family and I was lucky. My host mother was an outstanding chef. She knew all of my favorite Indonesian dishes that I had grew up with in the Netherlands and had some secret recipes herself. In my three months as a summer student, I gained five kilo’s. My host mother thought I was too skinny. She also wanted to be sure my mother back home knew she had taken excellent care of me.

Jackfruit at the Pasar Badung in Den Pasar, Bali, Photograph by Andrew Kaufman.

Jackfruit at the Pasar Badung in Den Pasar, Bali, Photograph by Andrew Kaufman.

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Concierge ABC, Etiquette, Social Media

Concierge Flair and Social Media

Social Media gives the Concierge a tremendous opportunity to highlight our cities and hotels, share our insider knowledge and promote the Concierge profession. Before you join the online travel conversation, the most important question to answer is: how do you create a professional, polished, positive online image of yourself?

A cellphone by Cuban artist Abel Barroso at the Pan American Art Projects gallery during Art Basel 2013.

A cellphone by Cuban artist Abel Barroso at the Pan American Art Projects gallery during Art Basel 2013.

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Arts and Culture, Graffiti, In the Know, Miami, Street Art, Wynwood

Special Delivery from 004CONNEC

If you find yourself in Wynwood to check out Miami’s ever changing street art scene, stop by at the 004CONNEC Urban Art Supplies & Gallery. You can pick up some spray paint cans just in case you wish to leave your own mark in Miami or you can enjoy the coolest collection of graffiti model trucks!

Special Delivery by Reds from Few and Far Women.

Special Delivery by Reds from Few and Far Women.

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Architecture, Arts and Culture, Local Web Sites, Miami, MiMo, Off the Beaten Path

Nina’s Pulse

Each Concierge has their pulse on their cities. For the Mandarin Oriental this is so important that we have a Concierge Standard stating that “we give our guests superb recommendations based upon our first hand knowledge and meticulous research.” This requires us to explore our city, eat out, visits museums and take public transportation. Basically, just about anything a tourist would do.

North Shore Dog

A Normandy Isle dog makes usage of the MiMo breeze blocks so he can see who is passing by, Photograph by Andrew Kaufman.

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