Last Week Of Summer Vacation — Things To Do With The Kids

Take time to enjoy the last days of summer by enjoying some of the activities we tend to take for granted as locals.   Pinecrest Gardens – Splash and Play, petting zoo Matheson Hammock – kayak and paddle board rentals Venetian Pool – swim Shark Valley – bicycle ride, nature photography John Pennekamp – snorkeling, […]

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Miami Spice Runs Through September 30

Sorry, I forgot to give you a head’s up that Miami Spice was starting on August 1!  I was so busy planning my eating schedule, that I neglected to post, but you are not too late, it runs through the end of September. I started my Miami Spice circuit by visiting a restaurant that I […]

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Free Things To Do In Miami In August

Okay, there are a lot of free things to do in Miami that don’t revolve around the beach or window shopping.  In the summer time, free days are offered at a variety of local venues so take advantage and go explore our home town. August 2 Planetarium Star Show 7 p.m. August 3 ArtCenter Studio Crawl August […]

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New Buildings Mean New Architecture For Many Areas of Miami

With all of the new construction, both currently under way and proposed, comes new architecture.  Here are some new non-residential examples.    

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Tomorrow is Fee-Free P.L.A.Y Day At Deering Estate

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend?  Start out tomorrow with a fee-free P.L.A.Y  Saturday at Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay.  P.L.A.Y stands for Preservation, Learning, Adventure, Year-Round and the day incorporates all of these in a beautiful, bay-front setting.

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Bike 305 Aims To Form An Interconnected System of Greenways, Bike Lanes and Trails

I recently visited Ecuador and enjoyed running on the Chiquinan Trail, a 20 km bike and running trail converted from an old railway trail. While I was running, I thought it would be great if Miami-Dade had something similar.  I was thrilled to find out it does, though most of it is still in the […]

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Fairchild Mango Festival Is This Weekend

One of my favorite things about summer is that it is mango season.  This year, Fairchild’s Mango Festival features the mangoes of  Mexico.   I have no idea where the mangoes I buy from my neighborhood pop-up mango stands are from but they are all delicious.  When you are done at the Festival, drive through the […]

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Happy 4th of July!

I will be spending the 4th of July at a friend’s house, celebrating her birthday.  If you don’t have plans for the day, here are some ideas on where to celebrate and watch fireworks: On land (FREE) The Biltmore Hotel   Black Point Park & Marina  Bayfront Park At Sea: Aboard SeaFair South Beach Lady

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Enjoy Local Spas At A Discount From July Through August

Today is the beginning of Miami Spa Month, which is really two months since it lasts through August, where you can get $99 treatments at some of Miami’s most luxurious spas.  I tried the Aquavana Experience at  Canyon Ranch and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I am looking to squeeze in a couple more before the end of August.

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Quito, Ecuador is Just a Short Flight From Miami

One of the great things about living in Miami is how easy it is to travel abroad.  Today I am leaving for Quito, Ecuador which is just a 4 hour and 20 minute flight from Miami.  Although this country has been in the news of late due to Edward Snowden and is a bit testy […]

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