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David LaChapelle Speaks Babalu!


Helluva photographer David LaChapelle and auteur of the award-winning, hip-hop Krump-umentary Rize,  mad libs for Babalu in this hilarious video shot by cyn. zarco. We love you, too, David!

Keep up –  lachapellestudio.com

Current solo exhibitions:

LA til Nov 5: “Negative Currency” & “Recollections in America,” Opening Reception Sept 27 – Prism Gallery, 8746 W. Sunset Blvd.

LA til Nov 27: “The Cult of Beauty,” The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Ave. of the Stars #10

NY til Sep 30: “From Darkness to Light,” Lever House, 390 Park Avenue

MONTREAL til Oct 2: “The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier : From Street to The Stars,”

Montreal Museum Of Fine Art, Quebec

“Shoppin’…”; “David,Fergie,Paris…” ©2011 cyn.zarco

Arquiste Scentsation

Join us for a series of events to announce the pre-launch of Arquiste “The Architects Club” featuring renowned perfumier Carlos Huber.  RSVP@ilovebabalu.com. Space is limited.


Arquiste Event_ Babalu

Stain Tuned with Orlebar Brown!


Orlebar Brown has teamed up with one of the world’s most in demand tattoo artists, Saira Hunjan. Known for her intricate tribal chic creations, Saira has established herself as a one-of-a-kind in her field. Take a look at her in action – the collaboration may be in-store at Babalu by the time you read this.

The Atomized Fury of Askew

See what Valerie Vitale, perfume critic and talented Contributing Editor for Cafleurebon has to say about Askew, the Ode to Fury by perfume house Humiecki & Graef.


Askew by Humiecki & Graef – Ode to Fury


  Inspired by the destructive energy charged force out of which something new is created.

Vetiver, a classic ingredient in many men’s fragrances, was first “destroyed” and then reassembled, together with birch bark tar, Guatamalen cardamom, soft leather, ginger, Egyptian mimosa and grapefruit.

When it’s Just Too Much to Decide!

Amsterdam-based artists Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug have devised the perfect perfume solution for those moments when more is just that…

Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug

Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug

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El Simbolo de la Pasion: Rima XI by Carner Barcelona

La poesía nunca ha tenido semejante fragancia. Inspirado por el poema de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Carner Barcelona lanza RIMA XI. Inolvidable!


Poetry never smelled so good. Inspired by the poem of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Carner Barcelona launches RIMA XI. Unforgettable!


Yo soy ardiente, yo soy morena,
yo soy el simbolo de la pasion,
de ansia de goces mi alma esta llena.
A mi me buscas?
– No es a ti, no.

Mi frente es palida, mis trenzas de oro:
puedo brindarte dichas sin fin,
yo de ternuras guardo un tesoro.
A mi me buscas?
– No, no es a ti.

Yo soy un sueno, un imposible,
vano fantasma de niebla y luz;
soy incorporea, soy intangible:
no puedo amarte.
– Oh ven, ven tu!



I am ardent, I am dark, I am the symbol of passion,
Of longing of pleasure; my soul is full.
Do you seek for me?
– No, it’s not for you, no.

My face is fair, my hair, of gold,
I can offer you pleasure without end;
I, of tenderness, guard a treasure.
Do you call for me?
– No, no, not for you.

I am a dream, the impossible,
Vain phantom of fog and light;
I am incorporeal, I am intangible;
I cannot love you.
– Oh come, you come!

TOP NOTES: Guatemalan Cardamom, Madagascan Black Pepper, Moroccan Nanah Mint, Saffron

HEART NOTES: Ceylon Cinnamon, Indonesian Nutmeg, Indian Jasmine Sambac, Coriander

BASE NOTES: Virginian Cedar Wood, Australian Sandal Wood, Madagascan Vanilla Absolute, Benzoin from Laos, Soft Amber, Musk

¡Nuestra Casa es Su Tienda! El Pais

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

As featured in El Pais this week, nuestra casa is “the” setting fit for exploring hedonistic pleasures:  all muscle, no clothing, which we’d like to think includes Miami’s best shopping!

Welcome to Babalu at 11 11 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.


Babalu Miami is the first point of arrival to Lincoln Road as parking visitors to 11 11 arrive on the Ground Floor Passageway, left. 11 11 Lincoln Road at evening rendering, right.

Babalu is located in the heart of the contemporary vibe in South Beach, the iconic  Herzog & de Meuron-designed world- recognized retail, dining and parking structure.

It’s Elemental, My Dear Issac

We recommend a similar regime daily, but with Isaac as one of this week’s main topics, conquer the elements Babalu style.

Your guide to continued bliss in 8 easy steps:

1 – Set the tone – light up with a Bond No.9 Signature scented candle – Oud Extract, Rose, Tonka Beans and Musk. Cozy and romantic…

2 – Play a tune – choose your favorite play list and hit play.

3 – Start with good intentions – apply Malin+Goetz detox face mask and let it to the work for you.

4 – Lather up – enjoy a warm bath with your favorite Claus Porto bath soap.

5 – Languish in style – slip into a plush Missoni bathrobe.

6 – Do some reading – get some “Damn Good Advice” by George Lois.

7 – Be inspired – write your thoughts with your Lamy fountain pen in a pocket diary from Moleskine.

8 – Pop a cork – savour your wine with Salviati crystal glasses.

Let the wind run through your hair…

Wanna Play Hookie? The best lunch deal at The National Hotel

Playing hookie takes on a whole new dimension in South Beach and its not just for kids!  From now through the end of September, The National Hotel is offering a Lunch & Pool special at $19.39 to celebrate their birth year, yes you guessed it, 1939.

The salad buffet billows with a selection of crispy lettuces and grilled vegetables, cheeses, cold cuts and lots more, just pick and mix, make your own. To follow, a selection of hot dishes awaits. The selection changes daily and may include fish, chicken, pasta or truffle mashed potatoes, always a surprise and always freshly prepared. Finish off with a stop by the dessert cabinet, keep it light with fresh fruits, indulge with creme brulee or have both! Who’s watching?!

Last but not least, since you are already truant by this point why not naughty it up a cool quenching drink… or two. For only $10, imbibe in limitless Mimosas or selected beers.

After lunch – and that extra drink that you really shouldn’t have had – cool yourself off by the pool or hang out by the ocean. Enjoy the fantasy, reality can wait…


Monday to Friday from 12 to 3 p.m.

National Hotel

1677 Collins Avenue  Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 532-2311

Fragrance of the Week: Amazingreen

Fresh-squeezed and full of surprises: AMAZINGREEN. Launched this July, this new unisex Comme des Garçons scent delivers another brilliant combination of unexpected flavors that mix Palm Tree Leaves, Dew Mist, Gunpowder and Smoke that promises “a blast of green energy” to surprise and revive the senses.

Created by renowned nose Jean-Christophe Herault, AMAZINGREEN emits top notes of verdant natural wild leaves, settles with an elemental heart of flint and coriander, and finishes with an explosion of gunpowder and white musk. Unique!


Palm tree leaves, green pepper, dew mist, jungle leaves.


Ivy leaves, orris roots, coriander seeds, silex


Gunpowder accord, vetiver, smoke, white musk.

AMAZINGREEN Eau de Parfum is avalable in 100ml and 50ml signature spray bottles.

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