I discovered Ben & Giules during my daily walk on Miracle Mile a couple of months ago.

I fell in love with the concept and the unique hand-crafted, sustainable, and artisanal pieces from all over the world.

If you haven't been to Ben & Giules, visit 290 Miracle Mile or 811 Lincoln Road. It is such a unique concept store.

You will want to buy everything!

This weekend, there was a Meet the Makers pop-up event because we do rise by lifting others.

It was an excellent opportunity for the community of Coral Gables to shop local, shop small, meet the artisans, and buy from them.

Meet the Makers pop-up event

Featuring Jitana, 929 Apothecary, Alfred Lane, Veranda Plants and Gifts, Hoggah Candles and others.

Shop Jitana

Jitana is a home décor brand specializing in on-trend designs founded by Denise Hernandez. She selects products for Shop Jitana by traveling to different parts of the world.  

Denise is constantly finding new, one-of-a-kind pieces for her collection. She is not only enlivening people's homes but also impacting the lives of artisans from all over the world. 

Shop Jitana is a sustainable, ethically sourced, and fair trade business that brings thoughtful, unique pieces.

Alfred Lane

Alfred Lane is a line of handcrafted products for the modern man, created by Rafael Hernandez.

You can find exquisite solid colognes, roll-on colognes, incense cones, room sprays, and candles.

929 Apothecary

Organic & Natural Handmade Soaps & Body Lotions Handcrafted in Florida

929 Apothecary is a small business owned by artisan Pedro Camacho. They carry unique and exciting products and combinations, ranging from invigorating scents for whipped and bar soaps to body butters and salves.

Veranda Plants and Gifts

Veranda Plants and Gifts is a Coral Gables nursery where you can find plants of all shapes and sizes, scented candles, gifts, ceramic pots, baskets, terrariums, candle holders, small home accessories, and gifts.

They also offer indoor Plant Scaping for homes and offices.

Ben & Giules is also having a fundraiser for Ukraine.

The funds will go directly to local volunteers, hospitals, and people who need assistance most in the areas which are inaccessible by humanitarian assistance such as Mykolaiv, Odessa and Cherson.

Ben & Giules will match each dollar.

To donate for Ukraine, click here

More about Ben & Giules.

Ben & Giules Design was founded in 2017 and is a Miami-based interior design firm led by Elena Stele.

Elena is a native Ukrainian who spent most of her life in western Europe and North America. She believes in the power of beautiful interiors to transform daily life. Her objective is to focus on quality in craftsmanship, furnishings, and textiles in order to create crisp, timeless spaces, that are functional, friendly, and beautiful.

Her aesthetic is classic with a twist, timeless with a hint of edge. She prides herself on her attention to detail, obsession with quality, and love for local craftspeople.


290 Miracle Mile

Coral Gables, FL, USA