Miami Life: Trisha Posner, Tacos, Spread the Word, Billionaires

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Miami has many interesting people to profile, and today I’m highlighting author and fashionista, Trisha Posner. The big buzz in Miami Beach is the arrival of Tacombi, a Mexican restaurant specializing in tacos. I helping to spread the word today, and hope you will too, about a rare, life-threatening disease that the grandson of one of my friends is battling. Another billionaire is moving to South Florida—I have the scoop on Tom Ford’s $51 million Palm Beach mansion.


Miami Profile: Trisha Posner

Trisha Posner may live in Miami, but she dresses like a Four Seasons gal. her diversification is endless. Most people who meet the author for the first time probably think she is a model or a rock star. They would never guess the seriousness of the subjects she writes about. She always looks like she is about to walk down a runway showing the world how daring she can get with her choice of clothing. She and her husband live a few blocks away from me and my husband Eliot. I often get to see one of her creations firsthand. READ THE FULL PROFILE. 


Tacombi has Arrived in Miami Beach

The big buzz in Miami Beach is the arrival of Tacombi, a Mexican restaurant specializing in tacos. It’s better known as a taqueria. This is one of 15 locations. You can find it at the corner of Meridian Avenue and 17th Street.  The reason why all the newspapers and TV stations are talking about it is because the chain started out serving tacos from a Volkswagen bus in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico in 2006.

Now Tacombi is a 2,800 square foot restaurant in a modern, Morris Lapidus-designed building. What’s more this is the second Miami-Dade location. The first Tacombi is in Miami’s Design District.

One of the reasons for its success is because of Tacombi’s authentic tacos representing different regions of Mexico. The most popular one features grilled corn (esquites). The quesadillas and burritos have thinly sliced roasted pork. Vegans can get burritos with sweet potato, kale and poblano, (mild chili pepper).  Tacombi also offers margaritas, piña coladas and daiquiris along with the Spiked Hibiscus, made with mezcal and served with a Hibiscus flower.

The Tacombi restaurants are located in New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami. Two more branches are planned for Brickell and Wynwood this year.





I’m Now on Team Hunter Schultz

My Miami neighbor and friend is Robin Schultz. She lives here and in Scarsdale, NY.  In May of 2020, her grandson Hunter was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT4B3). Her family has started a 501(c)(3) non-profit to save children with this rare-life threatening degenerative neuromuscular disease. Please visit her website to learn more: www.cmt4b3research

I am now helping them to spread the word for research and fundraising. I am proud to be associated with Robin and Hunter’s mother Iris Schultz. If you have any suggestions for us to spread awareness or fundraise for U of M research, please feel free to email or all: rbgschultz@gmail.com914-589-8047

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is aggressively searching to find a treatment for children suffering from CMT4B3. We hope we can count on you to help us find a cure for children with CMT4B3 and related neuromuscular diseases.

Many of our neighbors know Hunter and see him dashing around in his orthotics. Children with CMT4B3 lose the ability to walk, the use of their hands and potentially their sight and/or hearing. Eventually the disease can compromise their breathing, leading to premature death. There is no cure or treatment for CMT4B3 or any form of CMT.

CMT is similar to Muscular Dystrophy and ALS. Untreated, CMT causes the nerves to deteriorate, which breaks down the communication between the brain and the muscles leading to muscle weakness, wasting, limb deformities and paralysis.

In less than 2 years, the Schultz’s have launched a non-profit; hosted an International CMT4B3 Research Symposium; assembled a renowned Scientific Advisory Board; became a patient resource for the Peripheral Nerve Society; initiated 11 CMT4B3 Research Projects (8 of which we are solely funding); and raised over $1,000,000 funding universities worldwide. The University of Miami Hussman Institute for Genomics is taking a leading role in their research efforts. They have granted the University of Miami over $340,000.00 for phase 1 of their CMT4B3 Research. These projects aim to develop a gene therapy and small molecule drug to stop the progression of the disease.

Their research efforts are highlighted in the current issue of The University of Miami Miller School Medicine Magazine, “DNA Detectives, a family’s journey to cure a rare genetic disorder.” To learn more please click here:www.cmt4b3research.org/funduofm

The CMT4B3 Research Foundation is composed of volunteers, we work from home and all operational costs are covered by the co-founders, therefore 100% of donations go towards research. Click here to watch their journey at U of M

Robin Schultz, Chief Operating Officer

Hunters CMT4B3 Research Foundation Inc

77 Garden Road, Scarsdale, New York 10583

Phone: 914-589-8047| info@cmt4b3research.orgcmt4b3research.org  Follow @hunt2curecmt on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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Thank you very much, Lois.


Tom Ford Becomes Palm Beach Resident  

Palm Beach and Miami are 70 miles apart but the residents in both Florida cities tend to go back and forth a lot. Both places are very similar when it comes to parties, art, restaurants and entertainment.  That’s why I am reporting on the $51 million Tom Ford spent to buy what the real estate world calls an eco-modernist Palm Beach mansion. I hope we get to see the designer in Miami.

I have included photos of the new Palm Beach home so you can see what $51 million buys you. Remember, Palm Beach is a town where everything is super expensive. Tom Ford can certainly afford it.  He sold his design company to Estée Lauder for $2.8 billion.

Tom’s new 10, 200 square foot mansion at 241 Jungle Road is on approximately one-acre of land and has three-bedrooms, five bathrooms with a two-bedroom guest house. The estate also includes a pool. The estate was designed by architect Daniel Kahan who designed the home with environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.

Tom, welcome to South Florida. It’s the new billionaire’s destination.

 

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  • Lois Whitman-Hess

    As Co-Founder and President of HWH PR, Lois Whitman-Hess has been actively involved in public relations for a vast array of business sectors including technology, Internet-based companies, entertainment, law, publishing, fashion, beauty and art. For the last eight years, Lois has authored a daily blog called “Digidame.” It mostly covers her personal journeys as well as tech innovations, art, travel, and entertainment. In addition, Lois co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Lying on the Beach” with TV personality Steve Greenberg who is a contributor on NBC's Today Show. They interview luminaries who discuss their expertise and views on current events.

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