Manhattan transplant Michael Honablue has not only garnered an outstanding career in producing and directing videos, but he is also a skilled architect/interior designer who studied at Parsons in Paris and graduated from PRATT in New York.With his roots in high-design, Michael Honablue migrated from one form of business arts to another, when he was asked to launch Plum TV Miami Beach in 2007. Leading an Emmy-award-winning team that produced content for the International Polo Club, Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show and Art Basel, Honablue made an instant impression on the Miami Beach scene. Since then he has moved his efforts to producing social media content for Fortune 500 companies, and spreading awareness through his philanthropic endeavors. Co-founder of philanthropyis.com, Honablue teamed up with Wall street Guru Joan Hornig to create a video archive of “Docu-Spots” and events dedicated to finding all the ways people are helping and celebrating the diversity of donating. When Honablue is not attending a charity event, he is developing cultural experiments in the Product 81 creative lab, where he serves as Senior Producer. Product 81 provides alternative innovative and creative solutions to businesses to enhance their overall performance through communication, in short they are the cultural designers of tomorrow.
Where were you born ?
How long in Miami:
a glorious 4 years
Cultural Producer/Social Media Entrepreneur
Best Ethnic Food:
boteco brazilian food
Prime Italian, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
Best place for late night dining:
Buena Vista Deli
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
Coco de Ville & Bardot
Best place for a power business meeting:
SoHo Beach House
All-around favorite spot in Miami:
South Point Park in the morning
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Considering I am an architect at heart and by education, on all levels you cannot go wrong with the Setai, with its beautiful Asian decor. However If you want a vibrant hotel with a trendy nightclub and luxurious pool and world class art collection incorporated, I say stay at the W South Beach
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
For a shopping extravaganza, The Bal Harbour Shops is one of the best shopping venues America has to offer. As per a boutique, The Webster is the Prime option in Miami, or in America for that matter.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
shop for my select ladies at Sabbia at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne.
Favorite Charity Event:
Make-A-Wish ball, every November @ The Intercontinental Hotel.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Art Basel is the premiere cultural event of the year - hands down.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
New World Symphony. Great building designed by Frank Ghery and wonderful music to match.
Best Aspect of Miami:
Las Vacas Gordas
MOCA is always exciting.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
Shoji Sushi if you're feeling fancy