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Onia Opens Miami Shop in Shop


Everyone loves a new pair of swimmies!

Just in time for the spring and summer season, Men’s swimwear brand, Onia, will be opening its Shop in Shop at BASE in Miami on March 29th.  This relaxed and playful beachwear shop on Lincoln Road has the entire collection available for shoppers to experience the Onia lifestyle all year round.

With the philosophy of being married to the beach, the shop in shop will include spring, summer and resort staple summer styles including the Calder & Charles snap button trunks and the lace up Amaury Board Shorts.  Styles are available in classic solids and playful patterns from mimosa yellow and ocean blue to Rainbow Maddox and Rock & Roll teal Liberty of London prints.  The Miami destination is perfect for surfers, beach go-er’s and design-savvy guys looking for stylish totes, towels and retro style board shorts with a relaxed fit.

Onia (oh-nee-ah). At Onia nothing is overlooked in the pursuit to produce the finest swim shorts and beachwear possible.  With a highly intricate and multi-phased production process Onia strives to provide options for the man lost in beachwear purgatory. Using only the most skilled and innovative designers, Onia sources only the highest quality fabrics and finishing’s and use factories that are on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology.  Simple, yet carefully crafted, durable, yet soft and supple – from the moment you put them on: their mission is to provide a solution for the design conscious gentleman eager for classy options for their swimwear needs.



~Jae Joseph

Standard Hotels: Did You Forget Your Swimsuit?

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Quiksilver and The Standard hotels have joined forces once again to expand their boardshort collection and exclusive products sold through poolside vending machines. Four new custom designed Standard Boardshorts by Quiksilver will be sold alongside new Standard Sunglasses By Quiksilver, a reversible Standard Bikini By Quiksilver and Shiseido sunscreen. The Standard, Hollywood and The Standard Spa, Miami Beach will now have their own vending machines to expand those existing at The Standard, Downtown LA and The Standard, New York. And for those who won’t get a chance to visit the pools this summer, products will be available at The Standard Shop at www.shopthestandard.com and www.quiksilver.com.

This year the ladies get to enjoy a gorgeous custom bathing suit as well. The Standard Bikini By Quiksilver features a solid white bandeau top that reverses to yellow, with a low-rise bikini bottom. The convertible design allows for the top to be worn as three unique styles; tied around the neck, knotted and then tied around the neck or as a strapless bandeau. The new Standard Sunglasses By Quiksilver are hand-made, two-toned black acetate frames with distortion-free, shatter-resistant lenses and 100% UV sun protection. These sleek unisex shades are complemented with the Quiksilver signature black and red checkered print on the inside of the frame.

From Shiseido, suncare products including a Refreshing Sun Spray for Hair/Body SPF 16 as well as an SPF 38 Face Cream will be offered for poolside protection. The spray offers cooling sun protection for the body, hair and scalp while the highly nourishing cream-formula offers maximum sun protection for the face. Both products complete the ultimate summer look by defending against UVA/UVB rays to leave skin smooth and glowing without any visible residue or uncomfortable stickiness.

More Information: www.standardhotels.com.

The Betsy Hotel – South Beach


Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

The Betsy hotel is a perfect hotel. Located across the street from the beach right in the heart of South Beach, Miami. Super relaxing safari hotel with some of the best looking friendly, and knowledgeable staff. Everything about the hotel is classy. From the top rated steak house to the roof top relaxation deck with an amazing view of the beach. There are photographs that belong in art galleries that you actually want to look at though out the hallways of the hotel. Free WIFI, and all the best newspapers including NY times. The rooms feel fresh and have tons of natural light. A super comfortable bed with tons of interesting books to read. There is TV built in to the bathroom mirror. The shower has the water controls opposite from the shower head so you can adjust the water perfectly to your liking before getting in the shower without getting wet. The mini bar was loaded with fun snacks, after eating them I used the top of the line exercise room.
The pool is really nice especially at night when it glows different colors. There’s an exclusive and discreet  bar that caters to Miami nightlife , I had 2 Vodka& Cranberry drinks and it came to 44 dollars.

The Betsey is a great place to stay in Miami to avoid all the people who wear Ed Hardy!

5/5 Cobrasnake Stars

The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139-4186
(305) 531-3934

The Shore Club – Miami


Photos & Review by Le Cobrasnake

The Shore club is classic Miami. That’s not always a good thing but in this case it was. The rooms in this hotel are a study in clean, white lines and minimal simplicity.  That kind of design can be boring, but not in this case. You can find everything is available for purchase in your room: from Sex kits (condoms and lube tucked between Cashews and Biscotti) to mix CD’s with cool album designs. Q-Tips were missing from my room, but I figured it was just a minor oversight. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. My room had an amazing ocean view along with a view of the pool. The shower room was fun you could take a bath and shower at the same time. It’s an amazing location right across the street from the beach and close to tons of restaurants.

3/5 Cobrasnake Stars

The Shore Club
1901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139-1995
(305) 695-3100

Art Basel Miami – December 4th – 7th 2008


Art Basel Miami is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 39 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city’s beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

Roberts & Tilton will have the following works on display at booth (H19) at Art Basel Miami Beach:

Noah Davis
The Fitzgerald, 2008
Oil and acrylic on canvas
60 x 60.5 in (152.4 x 153.7 cm)
Image courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California 

Kehinde Wiley
Tomb of Pope Alexander VII Study II, 2008
Oil wash on paper
40 x 26 in (101.6 x 66 cm)
Image courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California

Art Basel: www.artbaselmiamibeach.com
Roberts & Tilton: www.robertsandtilton.com