Archive for February, 2014

Villazzo Video Tours

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Villazzo is exceptionally proud of each and every one of our luxury properties. We specifically hand pick the most elegant and decorative villas in St. Tropez, Aspen, and Miami and stand by our decisions. When we place a client with a property we are positive that they will be staying in a level or sophistication unmatched anywhere else. Our amenities, décor, and tranquil locations cater to virtually every personality, we promise only the best and we aim to deliver. Also, with the help of Villazzo Living (our luxury property maintenance team) we can guarantee that if there are any problems or changes that need to be made, Villazzo Living will attend to your needs with the utmost precision and care. Everything you want is just a call away. This month Villazzo would like to highlight four unique and utterly beautiful villas right in the heart of Miami and provide you with a breathtaking video tour for your viewing pleasure.

Villa Stella

The best word to describe Villa Stella is captivating…upon entering Villa Stella your senses ignite, the smell of rich polished mahogany contrasts perfectly with the soft and tranquil scent of Biscayne Bay. Marvelous views both indoors and outdoors mixed with lovely Mediterranean architecture truly captures the timeless beauty of Miami. Villa Stella is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Villa Jasmine

Next we have Villa Jasmine, this enormous villa is surrounded by lush tropical foliage providing an intimate level of privacy for both you and your family. The distinctive and vibrant colors of Villa Jasmine pair nicely with several elevated views of the pristine waters of Biscayne Bay. The outdoor patio is wonderful for entertaining guests and comes equipped with a sizeable swimming pool, hot tub, dining area, and a spectacular outdoor cooking station that is every grill master’s dream.

Villa Denise

Villa Denise is designed to impress, its soft whites and deep blacks give Villa Denise a very modern feel. Upon entering Villa Denise you find yourself standing directly in front of an impressive winding staircase that takes you throughout the entire chateaux. Spacious rooms layered with floor to ceiling glass windows give way to an extravagant outdoor patio that will simply take your breath away.

Villa Helena

Last but certainly not least is Villa Helena— another uniquely designed modern marvel. Soft white furniture mixes with elegantly crafted wooden designs and superb touches of expertly manicured foliage to create yet another pristine Villazzo villa. While watching these videos put your imagination to good use, picture yourself as the newest guest of one of the most sought after villas Miami has to offer.

A Toast to the SOBE Wine and Food Festival!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Who doesn’t love a tasty meal and a nice glass of wine? At the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (the nation’s largest wine and food festival) people have a chance to pay homage to some of the world’s most ancient pleasures. Throughout history wine has been an important part of various cultures across the planet. As time went on wine continued to build in popularity as vineyards began sprouting up everywhere.  Today wine drinkers are an eclectic breed, they come from all walks of life and every one has a particular set of tastes. You would be hard pressed to find a wine lover that doesn’t have a favorite blend. From February 20-23 the Cabernet drinkers, the Riesling enthusiasts, and the unalterable Merlot fanatics will unite as one in Miami to enjoy endless events based around our love for food, wine, and spirits.

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival initially started as a fundraiser in 1997 and was celebrated for only one day at Florida International University’s North Miami Campus (approximately 450 people attended), but since then it has exploded into a four day celebration filled with culinary celebrities and some of the best wine and spirits from every region around the globe. It was in 2002 that the SOBE Wine and Food Festival truly put itself on the map as an event not to be missed in Miami (over 7000 people were in attendance). In addition to the endless seminars, tastings, and extravagant parties to keep people entertained a New York Magazine food critic was actually hauled away in handcuffs and arrested for disorderly conduct for his abrasive behavior at the Grand Tasting Tent. According to reports he just didn’t want to wait in the long lines and felt entitled to shove his way through. The following year chef Gordon Ramsey made quite a scene at Smith and Wollensky, and turned the tranquil South Pointe Park restaurant into a real-life kitchen nightmare. These unpleasant but devilishly entertaining mishaps went on to prove the theory that there is no such thing as bad press doubling the population of the SOBE Wine and Food Festival for the next year. Now everyone wanted to be a part of the party. As the years went on the SOBE Wine and Food Festival continued to progress—the number of guests kept growing, the celebrities swarmed in, the events became more elaborate, and last year 53,000 people were in attendance. This year is suspected to be even bigger!

The 2014 SOBE Wine and Food Festival’s first event is Moet Hennessy’s The Q sponsored by Miami Magazine. This incredible occasion, which takes place at the Delano Hotel, will include 40 different meals from world-renowned chefs and a visit from the luscious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models. Other events not to be missed are the Jean-Georges Vongerichten Dinner (part of the New York Times Dinner Series), brunches and lunches like the All Aboard: Backyard BBQ at Sea, late night parties like Cigars and Spirits, and various walk-arounds and tastings like the Whole Foods Grand Tasting.  You can also expect to see television chefs like Bobby Deen and Rachael Ray and Food Network favorite Tyler Florence! Come join us this year and make 2014 the best South Beach Wine and Food Festival yet!

Villazzo Living—Making Your Life Easier

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

“No job is too big or too small,” says Jeannette Brandt, Director of Villazzo Living. Villazzo Living caters to every single detail of a luxury property or modest home by offering ultimate hands-on services that no other company can. Whether your kitchen needs remodeling or your stove won’t start, Villazzo Living will have a qualified technician at your door in no time. Need to completely revamp your backyard for an upcoming soiree? Villazzo Living can do that too. Want to spice up your home or villa with a new paint-job? Not to worry, Villazzo Living has top-of-the-line painters standing by. Maybe you want something a bit more specific? Perhaps a stylish rocking chair for your patio or a one-of-a-kind baby crib for the newest addition to the family? Villazzo Living can get it done with the utmost care and professionalism.

The name Villazzo Living says it all, their highly trained team of architects, engineers, groundskeepers, decorators, painters, and handy men provide every aspect of affordable elegance so that you can live comfortably. Your home and even your home away from home requires constant upkeep , Villazzo Living eliminates the need and worry of calling multiple companies to fix or refurbish whatever you require. “It is hard to find a trustworthy contractor in Miami Beach, “ explains Jeannette. She goes on to tell a horror story about a woman who hired someone to paint her home while she was out of town. When she returned, her residence was entirely the wrong color! The woman contacted the company and they refused to come back to correct their mistake. Not only did this woman pay someone to do a job incorrectly, she then had to hire someone new to fix the disastrous error. This is something that should never take place, but unfortunately it happens all the time. Jeannette and the rest of the Villazzo Living team have created a company that guarantees perfection.

Jeannette Brandt has worked with major developers on condominiums such as the Trump Palace and the luxurious Icon in South Beach to ensure the kind of chic sophistication that people would expect from these top-notch buildings. As the head of Villazzo Living Jeannette is here to provide that same prestigious quality to every client. “Our job is to make sure that everything is perfect.”