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Staff Picks by Janet

Our in-house experts describe what makes them gush most.

Babalu Miami Superstar Janet

Babalu Miami Superstar Janet

Carner Barcelona‘s Tardes: Summer is around the corner and what better way to bring it in than with Barcelona’s Tardes fragrance.  A wonderful almond/floral scent that is great for those hot summer days. it’s an invigorating scent that awakens my senses, which is why I love it so much. It gives me a warm inviting feeling every time I have it on, you just cant go wrong with this scent. It’s not only a day scent, but you could also wear it at night because of the sensual scent it has once it settles. If you’re looking for that summer scent that you can wear whenever, Tardes is for you.

Desigual shoes: We just started carrying these beauties and I’m excited! Because of its wonderful patterns and vivid colors, the Desigual shoes will turn any dull outfit into a fashion statement.  If you just want to have on a simple outfit , but still want to turn heads when heading out, with these shoes you can be sure that’s exactly what you’ll do;  which is why I love them so much. We carry various styles my favorites are the sneakers and the ballerinas. Super comfortable and super me!

CZ Tai braided bracelets: I love the Tai bracelets! They are simple but very hip and stylish, they add that extra umff  to any outfit.  They also come in a number of styles and because of how simple they are, you’re able to wear a couple pieces at once. They make great gifts for teens and adults alike. You just can’t go wrong with these hip and cute bracelets.

From left: Tardes by Carner Barcelona, Desigual Shoes (available in-store), CZ Tai braided bracelets (available in-store)

From left: Tardes by Carner Barcelona, Desigual Shoes (available in-store), CZ Tai braided bracelets (available in-store)

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.

Visit the website: Dan Ward

Babalu Miami Featured in Miami Herald

Developer Robert Wennett explains how his vision of 11 11 Lincoln Road acted as catalyst for the upmarket gentrification and continuing positive developments on Lincoln Road.

Babalu Miami featured as one of Lincoln Road’s high-end retailers.

 For full article, visit: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08/3088107/retail-revs-up-on-south-beachs.html

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!

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Monies: A Love Affair

Call it beauty, call it love.  Call it a frolic through fossilized mammoth ivory.

Monies one-of-a-kind creations left and right. Gerda Lynggaard and Nikoli Monies, center.

As we descend into Copenhagen direct from Miami on this sunny summer Sunday morning, we know we had been delivered straight to the cradle of Scandinavian artistic talent.

Upon arrival at the Copenhagen airport, we were greeted by none other than dashing jeweler-extraordinaire Nikolai Monies of the husband-and-wife creative dream-team behind the famed Monies jewelry brand.

As we were escorted through this city rich in Scandinavian history, the ride into Copenhagen is brought to life by Nikolai’s explanation of city historical landmarks.  We drove past the Royal castle, approaching the idyllic harbor-front Monies workshop and retail space, located right by the Kastellet fortress –  a stone’s throw from the Little Mermaid.

Monies workshop and retail space in Copenhagen.

We were graciously received with a fragrant breakfast of delicious Danish pastries and hot coffee. Heaven! We’re in the presence of some of the most talented jewelers in the world.

Nikolai’s wife Gerda Lynggaard met us at the workshop and from there we learned more intimate details about this special duo and their long-term and very loyal design team.

Gerda and Nikolai met during studies in 1973 where they trained together as goldsmiths.  For the last 40 years they have created a style completely unique, based on one-of-a-kind pieces and small production collections.

Over the years Monies have created memorable designs for some of the world’s biggest fashion houses like Chanel, Christian Lacroix and frequent collaborations with Donna Karan.  Today they are working entirely on creating and designing for the Monies eponymous brand.

Since the opening of the Monies shop on Rue Saint Honoré in Paris, several more retail boutiques have followed in other cities, including; Istanbul, Milan, Rome, Paris, Brescia and Lille.

Gerda and Nikolai’s work is based on natural materials that they personally gather from around the world, relics of a life lived by kindred, spirited and spontaneous souls. Elegant and avant-garde with a distinct sense of humor, each piece is its own stroke of genius.

Gerda focuses on proportion and form, while Nikolai approaches his work from a more technical point of reference (which helps explain the curious machinery on display in the workshop).

At the end of our time together Nikolai professes, ‘I’m married to the most talented jeweler in the world’.  How more glorious to summarize a lifetime of dedication and romance.

Paolo selects jewelry, left. Natural treasures at the workshop, center. Monies staff at work, right.

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!

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

RIMA XI

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!

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RHYME XI

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

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.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Catalog Presale

Don’t schlep it, ship it!

Love is in the air once again. With Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 soon about to descend upon Miami Beach, we are taking catalog pre-sales now. This limited edition art bible features over 260 world leading art galleries and more than 300 color illustrations. Pre-order your limited edition copy for November delivery and receive a special Gift with Purchase from by Kilian.

Order your copy here.

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