The Drexel owners Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya

Sharing Life’s Simple Pleasures – A Conversation with Anastasia Koutsioukis

by Lisa Morales


I recently had a chance to speak with Anastasia Koutsioukis who co-owns The Drexel (in Miami Beach) with her husband Ahmet Erkaya, along with husband and wife duo, Chef Nano Crespo and Tamara Magalhaes. If you’ve visited Miami, you probably know Anastasia and Ahmet’s very popular restaurant, Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Miami’s Design District. Anastasia
Beachfront umbrellas on South Beach Miami © CT Shier

South Beach Cool: Culture & Cuisine in Miami Beach

by Lori A. May


What makes South Beach Miami such a dreamy escape? According to travel writer Lori A. May, you’ll find an eclectic assortment of eateries, sidewalk cafes connected to art deco history, and ultra cool beachside accommodations.