Beautiful Morning on the Bay, Thanks to Shake-A-Leg!

A friend invited me to go on a kayak ride in the Grove today and I eagerly agreed –any excuse to get out on the water!  We rented kayaks from Shake-A-Leg;  paddled around the islands; got in a decent workout while catching up, enjoying nature and the Miami skyline; and made it back in time […]

Florida Life, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and other Boating Information, Resources, Things To Do
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Gated Communities in Pinecrest – Red Oaks

There are several gated communities in the Village of Pinecrest.  Most of them consist of only a handful of houses.   I will be featuring these communities over the next two months. The first one is Red Oaks.  Located off of  Red Road, Red Oaks is walking distance to Hirni’s Wayside Garden Florist,  Pinecrest Wayside Market, […]

Buying, Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Selling
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Grove At Grand Bay Latest Addition To Coconut Grove

A new condo project, Grove at Grand Bay, is coming to the center Grove.  Overlooking Sailboat Bay and the Coconut Grove Marina, the stunning architecture will be a nice addition to the Miami skyline.  There have been very few new condos built in the Grove;   there are currently only 49 listed for sale that were […]

Buying, Coconut Grove, Neighborhood News
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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 […]

Buying, Miami Beach
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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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South Florida Real Estate – Sales Continue to Soar

EWM’s Coral Gables office had another spectacular week, with over $16 million dollars in sales.  The fact that values are off 48 % from the peak is just one reason.  Add to that improvements to urban areas that took place during the boom, the financial problems in Europe, proximity to Central and South America, gorgeous […]

Buying, Selling
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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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Tomorrow Is Fee-Free Day At Deering Estate

If you have never been to the Deering Estate, or if it has been a while since your last visit, take advantage of tomorrow’s free admittance to get acquainted or re-acquainted with this beautiful historic estate.   Enjoy a variety of activities and programs, stroll through the house and grounds, and visit the Artist Village and […]

Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Things To Do
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Buying Real Estate In Miami? Ask If Seller Is A Foreign Investor!

Miami is a very international city with lots of foreign investors.  If you are buying property here, you need to make sure to ask if the seller is a foreign investor or you could be on the hook for money owed to the IRS. Under FIRPTA, Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, there is […]

Buying, Investment Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate
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