Preservation vs Private Property Rights

Several recent  articles have highlighted the issue of preservation vs private property rights.  I want to clarify that I am for historic preservation of relevant buildings but I think if it is done retroactively, it infringes on private property rights. Both the Miami Herald building, sold to Genting Malaysia, and a Robert Browning Parker home […]

Buying, Coral Gables, Luxury Real Estate, Miami Beach
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Best Waterfront Restaurants In Miami

Whether you are in town for Miami Art Week 2012 or just visiting Miami to enjoy our beautiful city, you will want to visit one of these restaurants.  Although Miami is surrounded by water, there aren’t that many waterfront restaurants.  In my opinion, these are, in my opinion, the best waterfront restaurants in Miami. Smith and […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Restaurants
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Visiting Miami For Art Week? Check Out The James Royal Palm Hotel

The James Royal Palm Hotel is the perfect place to kick off  Miami Art Week 2012 before the opening with Art Miami on December 4.  The James Royal Palm not only features  “An Ocean Apart,” a carefully-curated art collection curated by Lauren Rottet, it also supports an Artist in Residence program for local emerging artists, […]

Miami Beach, Things To Do
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What Do All Of These Restaurants Have In Common?

What do Prime One Twelve, Prime Italian, Nemo, Shoji Sushi, The Big Pink, and Prime Hotel and Lounge have in common?  They have great food,  are great for spotting celebrities, are some of the trendiest spots on South Beach, and in case the word “Prime” in three of their names didn’t give it away, they […]

Miami Beach, Restaurants
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Best Sunday Brunch Spots In Miami

There are a lot of great breakfast spots in Miami, from Wagon’s West in Pinecrest;  Greenstreet and Peacock Garden Cafe in Coconut Grove,  and one of my favorites, The Big Pink on South of Fifth.  But for Sunday Brunch, I want something a little more extravagant.  Here are some of my top brunch spots from […]

Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Florida Life, Miami Beach, Pinecrest, Restaurants, Things To Do
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Belle Isle and Morris Lapidus = 5 Island Avenue

The moment you drive onto the Venetian Causeway, you know you are somewhere special.  Stress melts away as the blue waters of the bay and intracoastal invite you to relax.  Belle Isle is just steps away from all of the restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and beaches of Miami Beach.  Overlooking Belle Isle park and bay, Island […]

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Miami Spice Is Back – Two Months of Great Restaurants

Miami Spice is worth staying in, or visiting, Miami during the hot months of August and September.  In addition to the daily lunch and dinner specials offered at many of  our best restaurants, some of the participants are offering happy hour specials. There are so many participating restaurants this year, it is going to be […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Florida Life, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Restaurants, Things To Do
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Pubbelly Sushi On Miami Beach – Unique and Delicious!

  I have been spending too much time South of 5th!  The area around Purdy Ave. is enjoying a mini restaurant boom.  I “found” Pubbelly Sushi today, even though it has been open for a while.  A friend and I were looking  for a place to have lunch within walking distance of Belle Isle.   […]

Miami Beach, Restaurants, Selling
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Which Building in Miami Will Win “Florida’s Best Building”?

Today is the last day to vote for Florida’s Best Building.  It was fun to go through the list and vote.  I was surprised by some of the buildings that were on the list as well as by the ones that didn’t make it.  The buildings are listed by city.  Guess which is the only […]

Coral Gables, Florida Life, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News
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Which Building in Miami Will Win "Florida's Best Building"?

Today is the last day to vote for Florida’s Best Building.  It was fun to go through the list and vote.  I was surprised by some of the buildings that were on the list as well as by the ones that didn’t make it.  The buildings are listed by city.  Guess which is the only […]

Coral Gables, Florida Life, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News
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