Bloomberg / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Miami’s Hip Larry Land Quarter Thrives on Art Deco Fever: A. Craig Copetas September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011

Miami’s Hip Larry Land Quarter Thrives on Art Deco Fever: A. Craig Copetas

The monarch of Larry Land has survived malls, condos and the rise and fall of Florida‘s plastic pink-flamingo population.

When others lost their heads to the whims of greater Miami’s $230 billion real-estate industry, 79-year-old Larry Mizrach, president of Mizrach Realty Associates, so resolutely kept his focus on Art Deco and other historic design properties that locals decided to rechristen the city’s blossoming Wynwood quarter in his name.

Mizrach arrived in Wynwood in 1944, a 12-year-old New Yorker whose family drove south to open a clothing factory under the Miami sun. The $1,972 Art Deco Series 62 Cadillac Club Coupe was the tropical car of choice then, and Al Capone was living in a 6,103-square-foot Mediterranean Revival mansion on Palm Island that cost the mob boss $40,000.

Life magazine dubbed neighboring Miami Beach “Babylon U.S.A.,” with snapshots of showgirls hopping the Miami Biltmore Special train down from Broadway for “chance meetings with thick-walleted gentlemen,” who in 1947 poured $220 million into the local economy.

“Nabisco, Coca-Cola, RC Cola, all of the big postwar companies played on the Beach and rushed across the rail tracks to Wynwood to build factories and warehouses in the architectural style of the day,” Mizrach recalls on a stroll through the former Puerto Rican slum that decades of Miami boom times had left alienated and anonymous.


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Kraze Magazine / Dr. Constantino Mendieta The Quest for a Bootylicious Bod September 13, 2011
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Fox News / Uncategorized Young Stars Getting Prematurely Plumped Up, Experts Say September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011

Young Stars Getting Prematurely Plumped Up, Experts Say

Although they have youth on their side, it seems a slew of young Hollywood beauties are still opting for knives, needles and not-so-subtle plumping procedures, and as a result could be ruining their God-given good looks.

This week the blogosphere has been abuzz with 17-year-old Ali Lohan‘s “new face,” sparking speculation as to how her cheek bones suddenly became so high and her lips so inflated.

And according to surgeons cited by the New York Post, big sister Lindsay Lohan, 26, had massive lip and cheek injections just prior to Kim Kardashian’s big wedding a couple weeks ago.

But its not just the Lohans who are in premature-plumping news.


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Philadelphia Business Journal / SignatureMD Concierge medicine coming to blue-collar neighborhood August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

Concierge medicine coming to blue-collar neighborhood

Another local physician is converting his practice over to a concierge, or retainer-based, style of medicine, but this time the doctor making the switch isn’t located in an affluent neighborhood.Dr. Brian Stein, a private practice family physician in Northeast Philadelphia, serves a largely blue-collar community. Stein decided to change to the concierge model in large part because of concerns he has over health-care reform, which he thinks will result in 35 million new patients “flooding the system” and not enough primary-care doctors to care for them. The result, he said, will be patients receiving care in “five-minute increments” from anonymous providers.
“What I want to do is have a more personalized model of health care,” Stein said.


Read More / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Pippa’s Butt Is The New It Butt August 15, 2011

August 12, 2011

Pippa’s Butt Is The New It Butt


Hell with hemlines — the new barometer of trends is now the ass. And this season, the It Butt belongs to Pippa Middleton.

In the most bizarre trend piece I’ve read in a long time, the Times of London (via the Telegraph) speculates that Pippa has replaced former butt greats J. Lo, Beyonce, Serena Williams, and Kim Kardashian as everybody’s gluteal role model. Says plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta,

The buttocks have been an increasing and escalating interest over the last four to five years, but the iconic figures were Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian. Both have tremendous curves and large buttocks. While lots of people love the overall shape of those women, many felt those derrières were just a bit too big.


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