We’re coming up on about a year since the Pandemic began, and not sure about you, but (safely) getting out of the house on occasion is much needed at this point. Lucky for us, the Wynwood Walls and many new and old Wynwwod Favorites from restaurants to retail are finally reopened and accepting masked-up visitors at a reduced occupancy. So, put your pjs away for a day and show Miami’s most colorful neighborhood some local love.
Hard to believe this must-see, Wynwood stop is almost 12 years old and still drawing thousands of locals and visitors each year. This outdoor, local art gallery will continue to feature Miami-based and International Artist’s most coveted work with slightly different programming than the jam-packed selfie soiree we’re used to. Visitors will need to reserve tickets ahead of time and capacity will be limited. Don’t worry though, these tickets are still less expensive than a cocktail from The Miami Mojito Company across the street at $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and military, with 12 and under free. The great parts about this new setup are: more money back to the artists, more space to breathe (masked-up of course), and less time in line for that coveted photoshoot with your favorite mural.
Curated experiences are the new spontaneity and we are here for it. Logging more at-home hours has had us making sure our spaces look, feel, and (hopefully) smell amazing. Thanks to new gems like Candle Land, this is all possible. Wynwood’s new, do-it-yourself candle making lab allows visitors to choose their own candle vessel, custom fragrances, and leave with their masterpieces in about an hour’s time. Vitamin Sea, Clementine Mellon, and Sacred Sage scented homemade candles...sign us up!
Casual luxury street and sportswear anyone? Coming up on 10 years since their first store opened in Aventura Mall, this newer, hipper, Wynwood location is sure to land some 3-pointers. From sneakers, sweats, and graphic tees, to jewelry and fine footwear, this stylish spot for trendsetting sports lovers is your new fashion court. Plus, Lebron and the crew behind UNKNWN have made it their mission to partner with a variety of non-profit organizations in effort to support, strengthen, and educate our community.
Walt Grace Vintage
Musicians and collectable car lovers can unite under one roof of vintage awesomeness here in Wynwood. Because, while there’s no shortage of expensive cars cruising around Miami, there’s something cool about seeing a classic, vintage Porsche or Austin-Healey up close and personal during your Wynwood stroll. Music junkies won't be disappointed with the vast collections of guitars, amps, ukuleles and accessories, sure to bring some extra flair to your work from home jam sessions.
Refreshing your wardrobe (and living spaces) is never a bad call, whether you’re getting out and about more, or staying snazzy at home. Swing by Frangipani; located in the heart of Wynwood and the perfect spot for those with elevated taste and unique style. Shop everything from women’s must-have Spiritual Gangster activewear, Daughters of Triton PJ Sets, and men’s Mavrans tie dye sets, to gifts like The Wynwood Coloring Book, homesick candles, and selfcare products from habitat botanicals.
While we were all quarantined, this beloved NYC concept made it’s Wynwood debut. With 3 bars, a huge courtyard, stage, an event and private dining space, a streetside cafe to get work done during the day and 1970s NYC inspired pizza shop, Freehold is worth the pause in your busy Wynwood afternoon. Enjoy trendy twists on classic cocktails and all the best vibes whether you swing by for a quick bite or gather with a few friends for an evening happy hour in the city that now closes at Midnight.
We hope to see you around Wynwood soon! Let’s stay safe, support local and show our favorite painted neighborhood some love.
If you haven’t already cancelled your subscription to 2021, it’s probably time to dust off your notebook and jot down some goals for the year. For those of you who are newer to intention setting, they can be simple like: spend more socially distanced time with friends, or let The Salty or El Bagel miss you a bit. Maybe you’ve decided 2021 is without a doubt your year- full speed ahead. Wherever you are on the manifestation spectrum, we believe that creating the right environment for your future success makes all the difference. Here’s a few of our favorite ways to set the tone for growth and contentment this year.
Create an Uplifting Environment
With many of us spending 99% of our lives at home, it is more important than ever to love our spaces. Keep your home office full of fresh flowers and a pop of color with our neon, translucent Mondri Vase. Inner peace is sometimes only a quick switch away with our LED Acrylic Buddha Lamp. It’s pretty OM-mazing if you ask us. Lose the boring, plain white walls and add some art! Some of our faves are these Andy Warhol Flowered Skateboards or this The Time Is Now print.
If 2020 was difficult to process, we’ve now entered 2020 2.0. Seriously, it never hurts to write down some less than positive thoughts and let that ish go! Journaling has been proven to help you move powerfully towards your dreams and aspirations so, why not do it in style? Crank up your creativity with our Frida Khalo Idlewild Notebook. If you are absolutely over it, but still have some interesting ideas worth remembering, this recycled, leatherbound, 256-page Bang Head Here Journal may be your new favorite place to brain dump. For everyday ideas and aha napkin notes, this Mermaid Jumbo Deskpad is perfect.
Learning Something New
Is your mind feeling a little stale from too much doom scrolling? There’s never been a better time to unplug from our phones and the endless flow of negative news. We are loving Goodbye Phone, Hello World- a guide on how to feel empowered by not picking up your cell 150 times a day, while reconnecting to simple pleasures like nature and other humans. If finally learning how to cook is on your 2021 to-do list, don’t miss Dorothy Iannone’s Cookbook: A real book of recipes full of visual delights, and filled with wit, wordplay, and idiosyncratic thoughts.
Breathe In The Good Vibes
Transport yourself to simpler times with this bergamot, citrus, tonka, and sandalwood combo, timely named: Make Love Not War. Feel the peace for 50+ hours of drama free burn time. If you need a reminder of the goddess you truly are, our I Am Divine Amethyst Crystal Candle has your name on it. With a plantable wildflower seed paper dust cover, and enclosed amethyst crystal, think of this sweetly scented candle as the gift that keeps giving. Drift away to somewhere tropical with our coconut wax, limoncello splash, quince, and blushed prosecco scented Sunshine Spritz Candle from Homesick.
Refresh Your Style
If you’ve escaped the ‘sweatpants only’ life for at least a day, you probably felt the slightest increase of confidence, put togetherness, or perhaps just got the opportunity to wash and dry your go-to quarantine uniform. While we’re not suggesting you ditch loosely fitting cotton blend perfection, we’re just saying, you have options while keeping it chic. For the guys, we’re crushing hard on this Duvin Black Umbrella Shirt and versatile Swim Shorts. For the ladies, you can never go wrong with Spiritual Gangster’s uplifting graphic tops, and specifically, the Be The Light Muscle Tank, Higher Vibes Crop Tank, or Trust The Universe Chakra Tank.
Intentions often materialize with frequent reminders and accountability. Wear your mantra on your wrist with this black and gold Be Happy Beaded Bracelet by Brooklyn-based Venessa Arizaga. Commit to giving back while making a statement with this There’s No Planet B tote. Each bag is made by female weavers from Bangladesh and each purchase helps them access medical and financial resources to improve their social standing.
We hope to see you at Frangipani soon and that you join our #FrangiFamily sooner than later. Don’t forget to pick up your Make Wynwood Fun Again Blue Hat and sport it around Miami or whatever other city you call home. So, set some big goals, give it your best, and believe that the best is truly yet to come in 2021.
Last Minute Holiday Gifts For Everyone On Your List
The Countdown to Christmas is officially here and we know that half of you still haven’t started shopping for your top 3 favorite people. It happens to the best of us far more often than we’d like to admit. You know, making your list, checking it twice, getting stuck in traffic on the way to the mall for the 3rd time. Hard pass. Here’s a not so new idea: Shop local, avoid the lines, and if you live in Miami, we’ll hand deliver your order from Frangipani in time for Christmas, just because we love you so much. So, get browsing! We’ve rounded up our top gift picks by person to make the rest of your holiday prep as breezy as a warm, sunny, Miami Winter day.
The Man in your life
You’d think we’d be over it by now, but when Miami-based Mavrans launched their newest men’s tie dye collection, we were immediately hooked and came back for thirds. With 100% organic pima cotton, and each design as original as your thumbprint, one or two of these will be perfect for that week between Christmas and New Years where anything goes! Heading to the beach? Get him the Swim Shorts you actually want him to wear. Whether he’s more of a solids, stripes, or palm tree print kind of guy, OAS Swim Shorts will make for an easy win. If you’re feeling extra sweet and he’s in need of some extra style, go for a Mono Monochrome Watch in one of six colors.
The Lady with Style and Grace
2021 should undoubtedly be the year of putting self-care first, ya feel? Treat your leading lady, best friend, mama, or sister to an abundant dose of antioxidant bliss with Vitamin C or Caffeine-boosted Facemasks from Baja Zen. Toss in a couple of vitamin and essential oil infused Musee Bath Bombs and complete their journey to inner peace and relaxation with a Nailed It Manicure Kit to leave her feeling like her best self. For the ultimate dose of comfort and cozy, this Mamas Knit Throw Blanket is the perfect movie night and Netflix-marathon companion.
The Boss you Actually Like
Because many of us have been glued to our home offices this season, it’s even more important that these spaces are as functional as they are fabulous. Start off by reminding the world’s greatest boss what great leader they are with our “Out of Answers”, “Nope” or “Girl Boss” Deskplates. For those 4pm meetings with corporate that could have been emails, show some moral support with this Porcelain Spirit Eye second cup of coffee/ wine mug and don’t worry; we’ll never ask. And since can you never have enough candles, our Lavender Mimosa Wabi Sabi Candle is hand-poured and comes in a reusable ceramic bowl for cereal or leftovers later.
Your Work Wife or Office Bestie
This person has been your lifesaver since day one on the job and is somehow the hardest to shop for. Solution found. Gift them a Power to The People Tech Kit for when you need to borrow their charger in the near future. Offer them some stylish back support or naptime must-have with our Peruvian Pom-Pom Pillow and make sure they’re helping the office stay safe with this comfortable, layered Superwoman Mask.
Lastly, whoever was lucky enough to be in your inner circle this year, probably deserves the utmost admiration and a sweet gift as well. For the one who always had a fun indoor adventure planned, our Moma Designed, 2-in-1 Chess and Checkers Set is the perfect choice. To thank the ultra-positive one, why not a Scandinavian designed Fun Message Board to post their favorite quotes and inside jokes on? And what’s a little quarantine without a couple of drinks? Gift the intellectual who always has the best ‘cheers’ our set of 4 Mark Twain Shot Glasses, and guarantee a good time over the holidays.
We hope you find everything on your wishlist this year and are here to help! Looking for something specific? Send us a DM on Instagram and we’ll be happy to help you finish up your shopping on a unique and stylish note. Don’t forget, Frangipani delivers in the Greater Miami Area from now until December 23rd.