Haute Author

  • NAME Chan Tran
  • BIO With degrees in journalism and psychology from the University of Florida, Chan Tran left her alma mater and hometown for the big magazine world that is Emmaus, Pa., home to Men’s Health and Prevention magazines for her first big breaks. But for this thin-blooded Floridian, the road was always paved with oranges. One northern winter too many sent Tran to the city where the heat is always on to write and edit for a health and fitness magazine and moonlight as a public health master’s degree student before coming on board with Haute Living. When she is not taking in the little delights of creating clever leads and punny headlines, Tran is soaking up the sun, raiding sample sales, running in downtown Brickell, loving on her mini-doxie, Bits, enjoying lip-smacking food and talking smack throughout the college football season.

Articles By Chan Tran

The Art of Basel: Your Guide to Miami’s Biggest Event of the Year

Miami is undeniably the biggest deal in the country during the first week of December. Art Basel Miami Beach put the city on the international art map nine years ago; since then, artists, collectors, tourists, celebrities, revelers, international luminaries, and everybody in between make the annual pilgrimage to devour all the satellite fairs, pop-ups, exhibitions, galleries, lectures, lounges, and events they can seize in the three- to five-day span. Read More

Inside Man: Real Estate Mogul Brett Harris

For close to a year, the abandoned, foreclosed, 9-bedroom, 13-bath massive mansion on 70 Palm Avenue collected weeds, overgrown bushes, swampy green pool water, and looks of disdain from the neighbors. No one seemed to be able to sell the place. Read More

Ultra-Lounge Arkadia Opens at Fontainebleau

Tonight, check your inhibitions at the door. Opening for the first time to the public tonight, the Fountainebleau Miami Beach debuts Arkadia, its new ultra-lounge and pool concept that’s designed to be super sexy and the “ultimate adult playground in Miami Beach.” Read More

Haute Beauty: Biologique Recherche Exclusive at the Standard Spa

The French skin care line coveted by A-listers, international jetsetters, and celebrities has made its way to Miami Beach. The latest offering at the Standard Spa is Biologique Recherche, the refined, natural, clinical skin care product line and professional procedures that use plants, herbs, and other natural extracts. Read More

Sotheby’s: Synonymous with Quality

The people of Sotheby’s International Realty certainly know how to give homes the red-carpet treatment. The ultra-modern and absolutely stunning $35 million Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann in Montecito, Calif., has become the trending topic of conversations among architectural votaries and potential homebuyers, thanks to impressive media exposure on Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Real Estate, and the likes—which is thanks to the people of Sotheby’s International Realty. “When I came to the company about the property, they jumped on board to get the listing out to these media outlets,” says Montecito agent Suzanne Perkins. Read More

Sound Culture: The San Francisco Symphony and Opera

In San Francisco, a season buzzes with more excitement and anticipation than the winter holidays. The 88th season of the San Francisco Opera and the 99th season of the San Francisco Symphony are in full swing, with passionate operatic arias and bone-rattling symphonic sounds reaching every corner of the historic War Memorial Opera House and monumental Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall every week until July. Read More

Farm-to-Table Restaurant Opens at Eden Roc

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo were not the only fans of the historic Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach. The iconic resort, which was featured on several episodes of I Love Lucy, has been the epitome of luxury escapism for celebrities and dignitaries since 1958. Now, after a $220 million renovation, the property is getting hipper, and its newest edition—1500°—is putting the hotel on the culinary radar of Miami’s most discerning food critics. Read More

Celebrity-Designed Pillows for Charity

You’re never too old to have a pillow fight; let the next cushion you whack be a Sarah Silverman-designed one. On Saturday, Dec. 4, find Miami’s chicest crowd fighting over pillows in a silent auction hosted at the Baltus Showroom. Read More