The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well
Sunday, October 2, 2pm | Bal Harbour Shops
About the Author:
A beautiful family-centric cookbook for the home chef, from Ayesha Curry
In THE SEASONED LIFE Ayesha Curry will share 100 of her favorite recipes and invite readers into the home she has made with her two daughters and her husband Stephen Curry. Ayesha knows firsthand what it is like to be a busy mom and wife, and she knows that for her family, time in the kitchen and around the table is where that balance begins.
This book has something for everybody. The simple, delicious recipes include Cast Iron Biscuits, Smoked Salmon Scramble, Homemade Granola, Mom's Chicken Soup, Stephen's 5 Ingredient Pasta, and plenty of recipes that get the whole family involved -- even the little ones!
About the Author:
Ayesha Curry is a Canadian born, Charlotte, NC raised wife and mom currently living in the San Francisco bay area. As a busy mom to her two daughters, Riley and Ryan, and wife to NBA superstar Stephen Curry, Ayesha is always on the go and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Her passion for her family, and sharing their stories, inspired her to create her lifestyle blog and YouTube channel, Little Lights of Mine, a collection of all the things that bring light into her life. On the blog, Ayesha talks about a host of topics that have helped her on her journey to live a balanced life, but the focal point is her love of food and the recipes that have brought joy to her family and loved ones throughout the years. Now only a few years since it’s inception, Little Lights of Mine has become a sensation, garnering viewership in the millions, and accumulating a vast, loyal community of followers.
Ayesha has appeared as a judge on hit Food Network show’s such as Chopped Junior and Guy’s Grocery Games, and in the fall of 2016 will premiere her own Food Network show, Ayesha’s Homemade. She is also a regular contributor and frequent guest on the Rachael Ray Show and Good Morning America, and has been featured as a go-to lifestyle expert in top lifestyle print and online publications including Food and Wine, ELLE, Vogue, Forbes, Time, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Essence, POPSUGAR, Refinery29,Elite Daily and Sunset Magazine.
In 2014, Ayesha partnered with San Francisco based apron company LUNDY WAY to create her own signature line of aprons and launched her own line of extra virgin olive oil, sourced locally in the San Francisco bay area and made with 100% local, estate-grown, Arbequina olives. The Olive Oil, along with a companion signature balsamic vinegar, is available for purchase online and at specialty food stores in Northern California, with a portion of all proceeds donated to No Kid Hungry, an organization working to end childhood hunger in America.
Ayesha’s first cookbook, The Seasoned Life, published by Little, Brown and Company will be available on September 20, 2016. The cookbook will contain over 100 of Ayesha’s favorite recipes, with highlights such as Cast Iron Biscuits, Smoked Salmon Scramble, Homemade Granola and Stephen’s 5 Ingredient Pasta.
Also set to release in the fall of 2016 is GATHER, a premium subscription meal kit company created by Ayesha featuring exclusive recipes perfect for preparing delicious meals for family or friends. GATHER will be available nationwide, and be customizable for any family type providing options to add-on meals for picky kids as well as baby purees. For more information, visit gathermeals.com.
A new series of weekly gatherings created with fun in mind!
SUNDAY FUNDAYS @ BOOKS & BOOKS!
Open Mic Night!
Nikki Rodriguez & Melvin Bravo
In the Courtyard
Sunday, October 2, 7pm
Nikki Rodriguez born and raised in Miami. 28 years old, poet, artist, and a new mother. Growing up around so much diversity and culture I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing miami talent. Surrounded by artists, musicians, and beautiful people I became very inspired to gather our community. I feed off of bringing people together and giving them an atmosphere where they can express themselves freely, where the mic or the drums are their empty canvas.
Some History on WNW: What inspired you to develop this gathering?
Around five years ago, I was living in a home that came to be known as The JamHaus. I was the sole renter for over 5 years, and artistic, eccentric characters from all over the place visited and occupied our lovely home. I had the time of my life while living here. I used to invite friends over to play music, hang out, drink beer and express themselves.
I decided to name this occasion Words & Wine, and it was held every Wednesday night. People would bring wine, recite poetry, and converse. The first night was a complete success. I couldn’t believe how many people attended. Aside from light promotion on Facebook, it was all word of mouth. I wanted to create an opportunity for creative expression and having a good time.
Attached are some of our words and wine photos and also some links in regards to Words & Wine (articles, promo, etc)
Not long ago, same-sex couples had to jump through endless hoops to make their relationships even close to legal. Happily, those days are over. Same-sex couples no longer have to operate as outlaws—they too can have in-laws! But here’s the rub: many gay and lesbian couples, accustomed to living off-grid, are so thrilled to have the benefits of marriage that they gleefully jump into marriage without fully understanding the consequences.
In her first book, Before I Do, leading gay rights attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz spells out the range of practical considerations couples should address before tying the knot. She explores the rights marriage provides and those it does not. With cameos from some of the most prominent LGBT professionals, Schwartz explains all of the implications of marriage from name changes and getting a license to taxes, insurance, Social Security, and much more.
Substantial chapters on estate planning, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and organizing finances make Before I Do relevant for all couples, young and older, and a crucial handbook for anyone considering marriage—because, as Schwartz explains, just because you can get married does not mean you should.
About the Author:
Elizabeth F. Schwartz has been practicing law since 1997 and is one of Florida s best known advocates for the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Her practice focuses on family formation (adoption, insemination, and surrogacy), divorce, estate planning, and probate. Schwartz lives in Miami."
China’s history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has often been framed as a long coda of imperial decline, played out during its last dynasty, the Qing. Quest for Power presents a sweeping reappraisal of this narrative. Stephen Halsey traces the origins of China’s great-power status in the twentieth century to this era of supposed decadence and decay. Threats from European and Japanese imperialism and the growing prospect of war triggered China’s most innovative state-building efforts since the Qing dynasty’s founding in the mid-1600s.
Through a combination of imitation and experimentation, a new form of political organization took root in China between 1850 and 1949 that shared features with modern European governments. Like them, China created a military-fiscal state to ensure security in a hostile international arena. The Qing Empire extended its administrative reach by expanding the bureaucracy and creating a modern police force. It poured funds into the military, commissioning ironclad warships, reorganizing the army, and promoting the development of an armaments industry. State-built telegraph and steamship networks transformed China’s communication and transportation infrastructure. Increasingly, Qing officials described their reformist policies through a new vocabulary of sovereignty―a Western concept that has been a cornerstone of Chinese statecraft ever since. As Halsey shows, the success of the Chinese military-fiscal state after 1850 enabled China to avoid wholesale colonization at the hands of Europe and Japan and laid the foundation for its emergence as a global power in the twentieth century.
About the Author:
Stephen R. Halsey is Associate Professor of History at the University of Miami.
Published: Harvard University Press - October 12th, 2015
China's history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has often been framed as a long coda of imperial decline, played out during its last dynasty, the Qing. Quest for Power presents a sweeping reappraisal of this narrative. Stephen Halsey traces the origins of China's great-power status in the twentieth century to this era of supposed decadence and decay.
From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times–bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS, a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia’s own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It’s not about how to mix prints—it’s about how to leave yours on everything you touch.
Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional, surprising and refreshingly straightforward, Nasty Galaxy is a dive into Sophia’s philosophies on work, relationships, balance, friendships, and more. It is a celebration of her roots in vintage clothing, punk attitude, fringe characters, and don’t-give-a-fuckthought leadership.
Nasty Galaxy is Amoruso’s newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way #GIRLBOSS approached business—unconventionally. Oversized and in full color, this is the newest, coolest, must-have accessory.
About the Author:
Sophia Amoruso is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal and the author of the New York Times bestseller #GIRLBOSS. A creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur, and fashion doyenne who was named by Forbes as "Fashion's new phenom" in 2012, she has become one of the most prominent figures in retail and a cultural icon. She recently launched a podcast, #GIRLBOSS Radio, and is a regular contributor to Marie Claire's @Work section with her column, #Girlboss Rules. Sophia also founded the #GIRLBOSS Foundation, which to date has awarded over $90,000 in financial grants to women in the worlds of design, fashion, music, and the arts, to help fund them on their way to becowillming a GIRLBOSS. In 2016 it was announced that #GIRLBOSS had sold to Netflix as a scripted comedy.
From Sophia Amoruso, theNew York Times bestselling author of#GIRLBOSS, a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia's own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It's not about how to mix prints it's about how to leave yours on everything you touch.
Wish you could go to the School for Good and Evil? Now you can! Join the ranks of heroes and villains who have walked these hallowed halls and mastered what it takes to be placed in their own fairy tales with TheEver Never Handbook.
Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series (The School for Good and Evil, A World Without Princes, and The Last Ever After) comes to life in this handbook full of everything students need to learn in order to survive their own fairy tale—from dress codes and school rules to alumni portraits, kingdom maps, and much, much more.
Every year, students flock to the School for Good and Evil, ready to prepare for life in a fairy tale. The highest-ranked students become the heroes and villains of the fairy tales, while the lowest end up enchanted animals or plants (if they’re lucky, that is).
This handbook is a personal guide to help students to the top of their class—from surviving Uglification, to picking your own sidekick or henchman, to earning a part in the yearly school musical, and so much more. And of course, it’s in glorious full color and duotone because in the School for Good and Evil, very little is black-and-white.
About the Author:
Soman Chainani’s first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, as did each of its two sequels, A World Without Princes and The Last Ever After. The series has been translated into over twenty languages across six continents and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures.
As a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, Soman has made films that have played at over 150 festivals around the world, and his writing awards include the Sun Valley Writers’ Fellowship.
When he’s not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time. You can visit Soman at www.somanchainani.net.
Wish you could go to the School for Good and Evil? Now you can Join the ranks of heroes and villains who have walked these hallowed halls and mastered what it takes to be placed in their own fairy tales with The Ever Never Handbook.
A new exhibition every month in our Coral Gables Gallery Space.
CORAL GABLES GALLERY NIGHT OPENING
Featured this month:
Friday, October 7, 7-10pm
On view through November 2nd. Free and open to the public.
Erika King is a Miami based artist known for her corporate, commemorative, sports and celebrity collages. Through photographs and paint, Ms. King creates histories and events into fine art in the form of collage on canvas. Her works are collected worldwide.
Erika King’s corporate collages have been commissioned by American Express, Texaco, the United Way, Anheuser-Busch, Blockbuster Entertainment, AT&T Wireless, and AIG among many other Fortune 500 companies. She has created commemorative collages for the Miami Centennial, City National Bank, the Concert Association, World Trade Center, the Miami Heat, the NBA and the University of Miami, as well as commissions for the private collections of numerous well-known sports, music and political figures.
Born in Philadelphia to a family of artists, she was educated in Germany, Switzerland, Paris and Spain. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe as well as New York, San Francisco, Caracas and Miami. She lives and works out of her studio in Coconut Grove.
President Dan Carlson’s record is praiseworthy. His leadership has brought economic stability and progress in its wake; he has fought off a terrorist threat to the country, he has inspired voters with his strong views on education and his personal integrity. Calm in the face of others’ chaos, the press has declared his a ‘zen platform’; the President preferred to see it as having a long view of any given problem. The story of what he did before he was President is no different—as a lawyer in the Department of Justice’s office in Florida he fought the mob, the KKK, and more. He is just days before an election that should deliver him easily into a second term.
So what could go wrong?
Robert Buschel’s thriller debut, BY SILENT MAJORITY (Post Hill Press/August 30, 2016/$ 25) conjures up a tumultuous political scene that rivals the current headlines. Moving from the present day and then back and forth in time, Carlson sets in motion a complex story tracing the rise of an unexpected politician from Florida. Suspenseful from the start, Buschel’s first novel trades in both the diplomatic and clandestine decisions that critically shift events around the world as well as the changing mores that dictate what leadership should look like in the Oval Office every four years.
Behind the scenes in this glittering administration is Peter Sparks, Carlson’s oldest and closest friend, the man who had wanted the position Carlson has but has long accepted that his would be the power behind the scenes. He and Carlson have been close since law school. Peter was the outgoing one, the one who was destined to be the one out in front, the one who always saw politics and power as the goal. Daniel Carlson was quieter, more reflective though his ability to charm was unquestioned. When Peter is forced by party officials to step aside from that trajectory, there was no question that Daniel would take his place and that Peter would be his partner, albeit behind the scenes, in the pursuit of the ultimate prize: the White House.
Together they build an impressive campaign, Daniel inspiring, Peter working in the dark on those who would see Carlson fail at best, dead at worst. Peter’s past connections—the one he’s never let Daniel know the full story behind—lead him to people and plots never suspected by his idealist best friend. But Peter is not the only one harboring secrets. The first family has theirs too: Carlson’s wife June about her first marriage, the children about their friends and youthful decisions gone wrong.
Daniel Carlson though has harbored a secret for a long time though and now it is about to be exposed. Who will uncover it and for what price? Are voters ready to hear—and forgive—what they are about to find out about the man they thought they knew? Robert Buschel sets the stakes high in this exploration of character and power—both of those in power and those who wield, silently, from the voting booth.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robert Buschel was born in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in the battleground state of Florida. He is now an attorney in Florida who handles both criminal and civil cases, some of which have been featured on 48 Hours, Dateline as well as other national news outlets and in People, USA Today, The Miami Herald and the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. He is a member of the Florida Bar, California Bar and admitted as Attorney of the United States Supreme Court. When he is not practicing law he flies compassion missions for the medically needy as a private pilot. By Silent Majority is his first novel.
President Daniel Carlson is the most popular president in history. But he has a secret big enough to bring down his whole administration. It wasn't the marijuana he smoked after graduating from Harvard. It wasn't the fact he won the presidency with the help of computer phenoms hired to hack into an electronic voting source code. It wasn't that his political family wasn't pure.