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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Eden Roc On ' Millionaires Row '

This is my favorite lobby.They have maintained the integrity of the original design. Thank G-d ! Because ,when I was very little , before I knew I was a designer, this place always had me at ' hello'. I used to sit in the lobby and look at every detail,
I was about 9 years old.
I spent almost every Saturday here ( with my best friend Sandy Marigo), because we would ice-skate next door at The Fontainebleau. Then we would eat at the Eden Roc because they had better milk shakes and fries.

I can tell you first hand that The Spa at the Eden Roc is sublime. The best I have been to. I am no professional spa critic.....but, trust me on this one.
Below are some of the guests, artists who performed at the Eden Roc, and a sampling of the 'hanger outers'.
It is said that Nat King Cole wrote the song here.

In case Ed Sullivan was before your time....................

Let me tell you..............growing up in Miami Beach was exciting, as far as ' showbiz' goes.
And food, let's not leave out the great food.

I spy Henny Youngman, Jerry Lewis, a young Andy Williams, Milton Berle........

You can see me , I am the one with the Big Blonde Hair on the beach.
I can't help having big hair, I was born in Houston Texas ! :0

The junior high school that I attended was right behind these buildings. It was called Ida M. Fisher Jr. High.

I have never had a cupcake like a ' Yankee Doodle ' !! It was made in an open air bakery at the end of this block, and across from the school. We would go after school and fight over who would get the last one. But, we had to be quick about it, or the bus would leave.
You can find this fellow in South Beach too.

And this fellow as well.
Have a great weekend ! xx

The Eden Roc On Millionaires Row :
crazy drag queen :

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Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....


  1. I love the story of the young you in the lobby with your skates.

  2. What a fun tour of your Miami.
    Looks like so much fun.
    I've only been once and it was with my children.
    It would be a completely different trip with you as a guide!


  3. LOVED this post...And imagining little Renee Ice skating and drinkin' shakes!

    Beautiful place. Beautiful!

  4. I'm hopping on a plane right now! How fun!!!! I've been to Miami several times but never to South Beach! I'm ready to party with the drag queens!!!

  5. Sounds like a great place to be a child! What a great hotel -those rooms look heavenly!

  6. loved this! it reminded me of when I was little and we came and stayed at the Fountainbleau!!!!! what memories!!!

  7. judith,

    yeah baby !!
    i love the DRAG QUEENS ....
    and a good & wild 'tea dance' as well!


  8. Um, can I please have your childhood?! Ha ha!

  9. Um, can I please have your childhood?! Ha ha!



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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