At the beginning of April Argentinians Nicolas Arena and Alesandra Sandobal opened their multi-brand fashion store here in SOMI, a first South Florida location. Named after the beautiful hummingbird from South America, they bring more than 20 years’ experience in fashion brand development to this new venture. They are travelers looking for the next trends, inspiring trend-setters and designers with passion.
In the boutique and online, women will find exclusive designs made in Argentina: dresses, demins, bottoms, rompers, blouses, swimwear and accessories. Brands represented are: Rowy, Natalia Sirius, IBROO and Sandobal.
As noted on their website: “Our exclusive designs dare you to try them on, look beautiful in our fabrics and jeans, and feel the freedom of the Colibri.”
Glad to have you here! Looking for the South Florida Colibri location, they chose South Miami over Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Bienvenido!
(Alesandra and Nicolas are now opening a second boutique in Mary Brickell Village, again jumping over the Gables and Grove.)
5738 Sunset Drive | 786.461.2311 | www.colibriboutiqueshop.com
Reese Whitely opened COMPLEX Health & Wellness here in SOMI in May 2020, at the height of the pandemic and restrictive prevention protocols. Undeterred he prevailed in realizing his concept, expanding his client base to include Westminster Christian H.S. athletes, Coral Gables Fire Department, City of Miami Police Dept, and cycling athletes among Mack Cycle’s clientele. Later in 2020, he acquired additional space for his program, expanding to 2700 sq ft and opening the new space this February.
COMPLEX is one location for all your body needs, and provides the combination of experience and expertise to deliver real results in healing and performance. The team includes the most exceptional physical therapists, exercise physiologists, and nutritionists who work together to lead your personal plan.
COMPLEX offers concierge physical therapy for post-surgical rehab to chronic pain which are personalized and tailored to each patient. With human performance training, athletes receive total support from a team of health experts. The staff has worked with players from top-tier professional sports.
He is pictured here in front of a floor-to-ceiling mural by Taigo Magro a Brazilian mixed media artist.
A native of Jamaica, Reese received his M.A. in Sports Medicine from FIU. He is certified in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Reese optimizes the Vitruvian Man image enveloped in physical, spiritual and aesthetic awareness.
5829 SW 73rd Street, Suite 2 | 786.816.1078 | www.wearecomplex.com
TWO NEW VENUES AND A FAMILIAR ONE AWAIT YOU
A June opening is planned for Kalimera at its location off US1 and 71 Street. Guests will enjoy traditional Greek and Lebanese dishes in a restaurant setting with both indoor and patio seating.
A “neighborhood joint” for over a dozen years, a new and refreshed TOWN Kitchen + Bar reopens in early June. TOWN will gear up serving its regular clientele and new guests with cocktail service and light fare, until such time as service personnel can be brought on board.
You’ll meet Giovanni and Carola from Milano who will be opening their pasta eatery later this summer. At Pastamia handmade pastas bring the tradition and flavors of Italian regions and paired with Italian wines. Stay tuned to learn more with SOMI Magazine.
COVID-19 may have put the damper on a grand outdoor annual event this year, but those who support the cause to provide Wishes for kids, stepped up to the plate and contributed some $164K with a virtual fund-raiser. Since its inception, more than $1.1m has been raised. See you at the block party in 2022.
For some forty years jeweler Steve Kane enjoyed his craft working from within one of South Miami’s historic Sunset Drive buildings. Always non-assuming, he left a simple message on his door as he began his retirement. When people refer to South Miami’s quaint businesses, Five Golden Rings is at the top of the list. Thanks to Steve Kane for making SOMI so special.
GOODBYE RIVIERA THEATER
Opened on February 16, 1956, the Loew’s Riviera Theatre was one of the first shopping center suburban theatres in the country; it’s opening feature was “Picnic” with William Holden. Seating for 1,281 in the single screen theatre, with 1,015 in the orchestra level and 216 seats in the loge (which was a smoking area). There were large murals of tropical plants along the auditorium side-walls. It became a five-plex theatre in 1974. In 2008 the Riviera Theatre became home to the Area Stage Company. Closed in 2020 to make way for a new Publix, the ASC now has its theaters and programs at Sunset Place.