Spring in New York, LA and Miami: Lea Black


Arrival destination – Los Angeles! By the time you are reading this I will be in LA, taking a break from my crazy, busy schedule and spending quality time with my family. Before leaving Miami, I had a brief trip to New York that consisted of work and play, though I like to think of my work as play. I hosted a trunk show consisting of my handbag collection at one of my favorite boutiques, Kleinfeld Bridal Boutique, on 20th Street in Manhattan. It’s a one-stop destination for brides with an extensive collection of the best bridal gowns and accessories, including the invitations and anything else you could need for the special day. They have been making dreams become reality for over 60 years.

While in New York, I was whisked away by my dear friend, Frankie Grande, and his entourage to see Cher in concert. Wow! What a visual explosion, theatrical event and concert consisting of extravagant costumes, set changes and a portfolio of songs that were nostalgic, familiar and new. I was enthralled and loved every minute of it! Whether you’re a fan of Cher or not, you need to see this legendary performer. Go to the official website www.cher.com for a tour schedule.



Back in Miami, I hosted another handbag trunk show at a gem of a store, Cream Beauty, located on Sunset Drive in South Miami. This is a destination that in addition to accessories and gifts, offers manicures, pedicures, make up applications and beauty services surrounded by the latest cosmetics and luxury skincare products.

Just before my summer departure I was fortunate enough to be invited by my dear friends Gloria and Emilio Estefan to the re-opening of their famous iconic restaurant Lario’s, located in the heart of Miami Beach, 820 Ocean Drive. There is no better way to experience authentic Cuban cuisine, surrounded by the buzz and energy of Ocean Drive. I love the new décor, which is light and contemporary, incorporating natural elements such as shell and fossil insets in white sand coating walls, and an aroma of fresh cooked herbs and spices emanating from the kitchen. It is a memorable experience for any occasion and a must-see destination for any visitors from out of town. I recommend, along with their familiar Cuban influenced signature dishes and new menu, you must try their famous mojito. Want to snag a table and feel the samba for yourself? Call 305.532-9577.

During my summer “break” I will continue to update you on some of my favorite items, accessories and social happenings and will post some pictures on my Ambassador page through the Haute Living Magazine website at www.hauteliving.com