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The Atlantic: Reviving the Ocean View in Fort Lauderdale

The Atlantic: Reviving the Ocean View in Fort Lauderdale
Some five years after first opening its doors to the world, The Atlantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale remains a leader at the  elite end of the accommodation spectrum along the oceanfront stretch of south Florida it pioneered as an upscale lifestyle getaway and residence.  The Atlantic (credit: Luxury...
November 30th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Catching the Water Taxi on S. Florida’s Intracoastal Highway

Catching the Water Taxi on S. Florida’s Intracoastal Highway
Everyone notices south Florida’s long and winding Intracoastal Waterway as soon as they pass along north Miami Beach and following AIA northward. There are certainly places to stop and enjoy the views and activity in spots like Bal Harbour, but one way to get out on the waterway itself for an enjoyable...
November 28th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Culinary Take-Off: Miami Air Travel with Good Taste

Culinary Take-Off: Miami Air Travel with Good Taste
Is there an alternative to national standard fast food chain and boring local fast food outlets at airports?  At Miami area airports, you still have to plan your time carefully if you’re going to make a flight and also try to get to the interesting food places you have your eye on.  But with...
November 27th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Limited Editions Experiences Comes to Miami’s Design District

Limited Editions Experiences Comes to Miami’s Design District
The holiday season is ideal time for new shopping options, and certain areas of Miami are likewise ideal space for it.  Limited Edition Experiences, a program bringing the world’s most innovative fashion houses together to create inventive retail experiences, will launch in the burgeoning Design...
November 25th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Art Basel Miami Beach, a Global December Star

Art Basel Miami Beach, a Global December Star
Every city has its landmark event that makes a certain month of the year stand out as just a little more noteworthy from the rest of the calendar.  Possibly even an event that makes it shine on a global plane, connecting it with the wider world attuned to what it’s showing and telling.  This...
November 24th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

“Miami, The Magic City” – Word, Image, Realities

“Miami, The Magic City” – Word, Image, Realities
The stories of some cities simply beg to be told as much in images as well as words when their history encompasses so much vivid change and reinvention of  urban landscape and populations.  That is exactly what Arva Moor Parks’ latest edition of her book  Miami, The Magic City does so well, crafting...
November 22nd, 2009 | Miami | Read More

The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa: Convention or Vacation

The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa: Convention or Vacation
While most of Miami Beach is given over to mid-sized to large properties designed for vacationers, just a little further north along the waterfront in suburban Hollywood, the supersized  Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, has the capacity and facilities to be both an extensive convention and large-scale...
November 20th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Making the Miami – New Zealand Wine Connection

Making the Miami – New Zealand Wine Connection
Is Miami a growing hub for the import and appreciation of beverages from around the world?  In fact, the city has indeed become a key point on the national and global map for international wine consumption.  As a crossroads between north and south, it’s not so surprising there is an expanding...
November 19th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Win a Trip to Italy at 2009 Simply Italian in Miami

Win a Trip to Italy at 2009 Simply Italian in Miami
What?  A free trip back to the old country?  Why not!  My bags are packed in anticipation, and my cousin Carmine will be green with envy if I ever won.  But seriously…..connoisseurs of Italian fine regional cuisine will definitely want to make the trip into Miami and dine at some of the participating...
November 18th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Over a Miami Moon at Luna Corner Pizza

Over a Miami Moon at Luna Corner Pizza
Modern Italian aesthetics, state-of-the-art kiosk, with a traditional Italian stone oven, fast casual but gourmet Italian pizza as the order of the day and even the order to go if you stop by Luna Corner Pizza in north Miami, a convenitent stop or refreshment point for urbanites on the go along Biscayne...
November 17th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Coral Gables’ Trolleys: A Green Success in Dollars and Energy

Coral Gables’ Trolleys: A Green Success in Dollars and Energy
Making public transportation infrastructure work while an economy is still good is usually a smart move.  And Coral Gables’s local trolley system is surely also a green and efficient way as well to move people in an often busy and popular downtown neighborhood.  The modern trolley service in...
November 15th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

The Sagamore: Living with Art on Miami Beach

The Sagamore: Living with Art on Miami Beach
Some cities are more obviously theme-land than others in their collection of hotels with inventive identities.  Miami may be less obvious and more stylish about it than Las Vegas, but it exists here nonetheless.  On the other hand, when the identity is authentic about the property and its place in...
November 14th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Festivals of Speed Takes Off in Miami

Festivals of Speed Takes Off in Miami
Taking advantage of Miami’s bay and oceanfront locations and conditions, the Festivals of Speed will kick off with a number of events and lavish displays over two days from November 14 – 15.  The name tells most of the story: this two-day exhibition of speed and high-powered toys on...
November 12th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Revive and Recharge at the Spa Icon Brickell

Revive and Recharge at the Spa Icon Brickell
Unravelled at the end of a long day or a long flight?  In need of physical and mental recharging while you are in downtown Miami and don’t have time to cross the Bay to the beach for relaxation or gyms?  Look no further than the world-class facilities at the expansive Spa at Icon Brickell. ...
November 11th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Bar Rosso: Aventura Dines and Wines Alitaliana

Bar Rosso: Aventura Dines and Wines Alitaliana
Aventura always seems a blurr of non-stop motion at Miami’s fringe until you discover the places on quieter side streets that are actually relaxing, even enjoyable for something like their cuisine and atmosphere.  One such intimate dining spot that adds to that restful element of the neighborhood...
November 10th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

10th Street Auditorium: a Miami Beachside Landmark Returns

10th Street Auditorium: a Miami Beachside Landmark Returns
 One notable feature of many Miami area beaches are some of the structures built there over nearly half a century for anything from life guard facilities to public venues.  Many of these in turn reflect a face of the city’s architectural past and style.  One such that has made its reappearance...
November 9th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Design Miami – Commerce and Culture Meet Up

Design Miami – Commerce and Culture Meet Up
Keeping up with the expanding presence of global names in design in the Miami area and especially around the Design District, the annual Design Miami goes into its fifth year this coming month with a broad curatorial program, dynamic exhibitors showcasing new work and a monumental temporary structure...
November 7th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

Miami Gears Up for the Snow Sport World

Miami Gears Up for the Snow Sport World
Don’t be too mesmerized by all those guys you see boarding the waves in along some stretches of the coast off Miami.  At this time of year, there are also plenty of people around town all ready to gear up for winter sport travel to the leading snow destinations in the country and abroad. ...
November 6th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

MiMo’s New Mojo – Miami’s Upper East Side Reborn

MiMo’s New Mojo – Miami’s Upper East Side Reborn
 How often do you get to see one small section of a big city revive its architectural roots along with its own community of area  shops, dining and entertainment — bringing back along the way not only local residents but people who pick up on its reborn buzz?  That’s what the handful...
November 5th, 2009 | Miami | Read More

A Complimentary Wine Tasting in Coral Gables

A Complimentary Wine Tasting in Coral Gables
What finer way to enjoy the end of an autumn day in south Florida than with a glass of wine?  Also, no more pleasant urban ambience to do it in than the understated elegance of Coral Gables.  One way to get into the spirit (so to speak) of that combination is to take advantage of the Complimentary...
November 3rd, 2009 | Miami | Read More