3 Projects That Will Improve Miami

  A couple of days ago a wrote about what South Florida will look like in 2070 if we continue developing the way we are.  The state of Florida is growing by 1,000 people per day, making traffic unbearable and threatening our quality of life.  Luckily, there are many projects going on in South Florida […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Florida Life, South Miami
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Fairchild Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale This Weekend, April 11 & 12

  Spring is here and brings with it Spring cleaning and gardening.  If you are looking for a fun way to incorporate plant buying into a whole day and family event, head over to Fairchild Tropical Gardens this weekend for their Spring Garden Festival. In addition to their 36th Annual Plant Sale, you can shop […]

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Calling All Orchid Lovers: International Orchid Festival At Fairchild Garden Is This Weekend

The 12th annual international orchid festival takes place at Fairchild Garden from March 7-9. Stroll through the gardens and browse the 10,000 plants that will be on sale from international vendors, stop by and have lunch at the Orchid Tea Room, Glasshouse Cafe, or Lakesaide Cafe, then continue enjoying all the garden has to offer […]

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Want To Buy A Home In North Coral Gables? These New Listings Are Sure To Please

Today during our open house tour, I was pleasantly surprised with a series of new single family homes for sale in North Coral Gables. With the exception of 1220 Capri, which is beautifully updated, these are all Old Spanish homes that have been modernized without losing the character that buyers of Old Spanish homes look […]

Buying, Coral Gables, Luxury Real Estate, Neighborhood News
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Miami Real Estate: Another New Construction Project Coming

I just received yet another e-mail on a new construction project; this one is coming to Coral Gables.  It seems hard to believe that we went through a MAJOR real estate crash, with many of our prominent developers themselves involved in foreclosures of their projects, just a few years ago.  It also seems hard to […]

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Is Another Historic District Going To Be Added To Coral Gables?

The City Beautiful may want to consider changing its name the The History Preservation City.  In addition to Coral Gables’ list of locally designated historic properties, they have a number of historic landmarks.  One of them, the Alhambra Water Tower, is prominently featured on the upper right hand corner of ILoveSoFla’s blog.  The De Soto […]

Coral Gables, Neighborhood News
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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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Riviera Drive Gets A Facelift

I drive Riviera every day on my way to and from work and love all of the renovations that have been going on on that street between Hardee and U.S.1.  Whether on a waterfront lot, like the house below, or a dry lot, over 6 homes have recently had major remodeling done. I love the […]

Buying, Coral Gables, Home Improvement, Selling
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Village of Pinecrest Passes Resolution To Protect Matheson Hammock

At a special Village council meeting this evening, a resolution was passed stating opposition to the proposed boat storage facility at Matheson Hammock Park. Council members felt that the county’s Parks Department did not provide the public and surrounding municipalities with opportunity to provide input to their Request For Proposals for dry boat storage at […]

Coral Gables, Environmental, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and other Boating Information, Neighborhood News, Pinecrest
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Liberty Caffe In Coral Gables – Last Week's Where's J Wo Answer

The entrance to the Liberty Caffe, located in the historic Country Club of Coral Gables, is last week’s Where’s J Wo answer. The Country Club, recently restored by the Liberty Group out of Toronto, was originally the Merrick family’s vegetable garden.   Designed by Hampton and Reimert, it  was the first public building in Coral […]

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