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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.

Milliner Extraordinaire: Lisa Battaglia

Want that new or special look this summer? How about a hat that will turn heads anywhere you go! Lisa Battaglia’s hats are your best bet.

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Lisa’s one-of-a-kind freeform design adds sculptural twist to traditional the wood-blocking technique of hat making. Whimsy it up! Lisa’s style has a unique touch that fits the personality of most who don’t want to follow the typical mainstream. Lisa says, “I really don’t follow any trends. I may look at colors for the season but I have an innate sense of fashion and I get a ‘vibe’, if you will.” Well Lisa, you are the trend!

So, which hat to wear? Lisa’s advises, “The overall shape of the face is important but I also take into consideration the features of one’s face. For example, if you have big blue eyes and the coloring of your skin, what colors look good on you, if you are a tall person, etc. The customer should also take into consideration these things as well. A long narrow face is good for a fedora and a wide-brimmed hat typically suits a taller person with round, square or oval shaped faces.”

Consider sun protection when buying a hat, particularly in the heat of Babalu land! Panama straws often provide the perfect treatment. Luckily, Lisa regularly features panama straw in her Spring and Summer collections. The material is shapeable, durable and reliable for those of us who want those day strolls up and down Lincoln Road, brunch on Ocean Drive or lounging poolside to enjoy the Miami sun and summer breeze.

So, why not do all these in a unique, sun-shading, trendy and whimsical looking hat?

#babalumiami #lisabattaglia

Lisa Battaglia hats are available in-store at Babalu Miami.

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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Glorious Gloria!

Beloved Miami icon Gloria Estefan stopped by Babalu Miami for some shopping, graciuosly she let herself be photographed with a very excited Osmar!

Babalu Superstar Osmar with Gloria Estefan

Babalu Superstar Osmar with Gloria Estefan

The Ripple Effect: Dan Ward

Dan Ward Spring ’13 Men’s Collection now available in-store at Babalu Miami!

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Stay tuned for our close and up-front interview with designer Dan Ward at the Standard Hotel, Miami Beach this week.

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Enhancing Art with Ruinart

Ruinart, the featured champagne sip throughout Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 had a far greater enhancing effect than the brand’s name would imply.


Thank you Ruinart! We had a ball… Hope to see you again during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.

Staff Picks by Osmar

Check out our first edition of Staff Picks. Our in-house experts describe what makes them gush most.

Babalu Miami Superstar Osmar

1. Histoire de Parfums 1828 (Jules Verne) – When you first experience this fragrance, the opening is masculine, virile, bracing and fresh. Then, as it settles you truly understand that this scent describes what Jules Verne was all about; imagination, creativity & full of wonder.
2. Malin & Goetz Dark Rum Candle – Living here in Miami we all want to take a day to just lay back in a hammock watch the sunset with a cool drink in hand. Nothing capture that image & the image of living a decadent lifestyle in the Carribean more than this candle. Experience the awesomeness.
3. Munitio Billets – Durable, tactical, edgy & all -round tough. These earphones are rugged yet lightweight. Not only do they look like bullets, but they blast your ears with sharp precise sound and brilliant  bass. The Billets are for anyone who is always on-the-go & needs a set of earbuds that can handle the stresses of the urban jungle that is Miami. For gamers out there, we even have the Billets by Munitio special “Call of Duty 3 Modern Warfare” edition.

Osmar’s Picks – From left to right: Histoire de Parfums 1828 (Jules Verne), Malin & Goetz Dark Rum Candle, Billets by Munitio special “Call of Duty 3 Modern Warfare” edition.

Miami’s Pink Tourist Attraction – BIG Balls!

Next time you’re visiting us at Babalu Miami and parking at 11 11 Lincoln Road, be sure to catch a glimpse of this architectural behemoth’s newest addition: the biggest pink balls in town.

It’s been confirmed that these Rollie-pollies are well-affixed and won’t be rolling down the garage ramp anytime soon.

We love ’em!


Watch Out!

By the Sea Comme des Garcons does it again. Launching in November just in time for the holidays. A limited edition of 3 bottles hand-painted by Sandra Korn that are true works of art. Collect them all!

Amazingreen, CDG2 and Wonderwood 50ml limited edtition bottles by Sandra Korn.

Let’s Get Knotty!

Get knotty with our beautifully slim models, just in from Italy.

Missoni ties in colorful iconic motifs now available at Babalu Miami.

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