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Friday, March 20, 2015

Miami Beach's Centennial (100) Year Birthday- Let's Remember...

Miami Beach is celebrating it's centennial for 100 hours from March 22-26! Check out these old pictures from the archives...

Before all of the development, Miami Beach was just a barrier island off the coast of mangrove swamps and the everglades. In fact, Henry Flagler didn't even want to extend his railroads down to Miami because he thought nothing would ever come of the cities... Until there was a hard winter and most of the country froze, killing lots of crops, but not in Miami!

Lincoln Road

  • Most famous swimming area in Miami Beach running the length of Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th streets.

Open Air Theater by Miami Beach

Built up Beachline

Miami International Boat Show in the 1950's or 1960's

The beach has been built up to all its splendor by now, as it is today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March Music Mayhem this week at South Beach's Top Nightclubs and Pool Parties- Check out the preferred Parties to Attend!

Wednesday, March 18th- Baoli Miami- "Dance your way to the French Riviera at Bâoli Miami where every Wednesday night is the My Boyfriend is Out of Town Party. This sophisticated SoBe supperclub specializes in gourmet food, tropical cocktails and an elegant crowd partying Côte d’Azur style in the heart of Miami Beach. - Bâoli Miami / 1906 Collins Avenue, South Beach"

Thursday, March 19th- STORY- "A true Hip Hop Hottie visits the SoFi District around midnight tonight as STORY welcomes Bow Wow to town in celebration of his birthday! Join in on the fun with host Teyana Taylor who will perform hits from her album “VII.” - Story, 136 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, (305) 538-2424."

Friday, March 20th- Trade Miami- "Link & the Miami Rebels welcome Visionquest (featuring Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves, and Ryan Crosson) back to Trade Miami Beach spinning alongside DJ Three starting at 11pm. Enjoy an open bar until midnight on Washington Avenue. Trade Miami / 1439 Washington Avenue, South Beach."

Saturday, March 21st- LIV - "Dirty Dutch performing artist DJ Chuckie (Clyde Sergio Narain) takes over the decks at LIV at the Fontainebleau Resort tonight. Joining forces on an extended set alongside Resident DJ Mednas, Chuckie performs his “Dirty Funkin Beats” starting around midnight - LIV, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, (305) 674-4680."

Sunday, March 22nd- Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel - "Weekends are smokin’ hot at the crazy-sexy Swim Club poolside at Hyde Beach Pool Party and Day Club at the SLS Hotel. Think of this as an adult’s only Spring Break Bikini Bash that includes a full brunch service, frosty tropical cocktails and chilly champagne showers when you’re ready to cool things off! - Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 674-1701."

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Monday, March 16, 2015

March is Shop Miami Month!

Shop Miami for Bargains:

Miami Beach is a true shoppers’ paradise, and March is Shop Miami Month. Retailers all over Greater Miami have special offers, gifts, and fashion events, including the Miami Beach Shopping Districts: Espanola Way, Washington Avenue, Lincoln Road, Collins Avenue, and Ocean Drive; as well as Bayside Marketplace, the Downtown Miami Shopping District, Southland Mall, Miami International Mall, Dadeland Mall, and Cocowalk. Dolphin Mall has more than 240 outlets to choose from, as well as the Florida Keys Outlet Center in Florida City.
Miami also has lots of thrift and vintage shopping. Near Town Center Aventura, The Rabbit Hole has vintage outfits and costumes from the 40’s and 50’s and on and young independent designers also sell their fashions there at affordable prices. Across Biscayne Boulevard and 137th Street C. Madeleine’s is a great vintage store, laid out according to era, with great quality and preservation standards, so much so that costume designers shop there for period films. Fly Boutique, with 2 locations in the Upper East Side (lots of home décor) and on South Beach, has higher prices, but there are still bargains to be found. Lotus House in Wynwood is less organized, but unique place to shop, designed to trail homeless and unskilled women in retail, with the proceeds going to the shelter where they live.

Consignment Boutiques, like the Fashionista in Coconut Grove, have some of the best inventory, with trendy and classic designer brands. Ditto Rebel Miami is on the Upper East Side and is also a great place for consignment shopping, as well as Consign of the Times off Lincoln Road, which has lots of iconic outfits, especially occasion dresses.

Bayside Marketplace, Mary Brickell Village, Cocowalk, the Shops at Sunset, Merrick Park, and the Falls are great places
to experience outdoor shopping. Bayside Marketplace overlooks Biscayne Bay and has a mix of national retailers and culturally distinctive merchandise, great restaurants and the Hard Rock Café, and endless entertainment. Coconut Grove’s Cocowalk is in one of Miami’s most picturesque neighborhoods and is the home to frequent festivals, sophisticated and eccentric art, and nonstop street life. There are favorite national retailers and boutiques there, and a multicultural marketplace with open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Carnaval Miami 2015

Carnaval Miami

Carnaval Miami has been celebrated here for 37 years, and this year the most renowned event, the Calle Ocho Festival, will be held March 15th from 11am-7pm.
Carnaval is a series of cultural events that includes Carnaval on the Mile (Coral Gables Latin Jazz festival- March 7-8, 10am-10pm), the Calle Ocho celebration (March 15, 11am-7pm), a beauty pageant for the crowning of Miss Carnaval, a cooking contest (March 5, 6pm), 10k run, Golf Classic (March 12, 12pm), and soccer (March 21, 9am-5pm) and domino tournaments (March 11).

Calle Ocho is a vibrant, Latin street festival, the largest in the country, and has been bringing the community together since Carnaval began, 38 years ago. The festival is held in Little Havana, where couples will dance salsa in the streets and musicians rock the stages, performing meringue, reggaeton, bachata, hip hop, rap, jazz, and more!

The city blocks are packed with 12 stages, showcasing tons of musicians and demonstrating traditional dances.Chino & Nacho, the Latin Grammy-award winning duo, will be headlining as the Kings of Carnaval Miami 2015. Coca-Cola is sponsoring and will be having contests for local, up-and-coming artists to perform live and for the finale for their teen dance contest, Comparte El Movemiento, on the Coca-Cola Music Stage.

There is much entertainment, but what really draws the crowds is the food, and partiers can taste the different cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Flamenco Festival Miami 2015

Flamenco Festival Miami 2015
Thursday, March 12- Saturday, March 14

The Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts in Miami is one of the world’s leading venues and organizations for performing arts. The Center is home to the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, America’s Orchestral Academy, and the New World Symphony. The Arsht Center prides itself in showing innovative programming, corresponding to South Florida’s diversity, and is a host to impactful community education and outreach initiatives. The venue seats 2400 in the Ziff Ballet Opera House, 2200 in the Knight Concert Hall, and is also comprised of the black box Carnival Studio Theater, a restored Carnival Tower, and the Peacock Foundation Studio and Education Center.

The feature of this year’s 8th annual Flamenco Festival will be led by flamenco’s reigning queen, Sara Baras. Sara Baras is known for her captivating stage presence and has been an internationally famous, awarded dancer for more than 20 years. The Sara Baras dance company, the premiere flamenco dance company in the world, will be performing a show with vibrant, modern choreography, mixed with traditional flamenco, set to thrilling, live scores by magnificent flamenco musicians. The show is sure to capture all the passion, emotion, and drama of flamenco. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Check out Miami Beach's Citi Bike Program- so much better then driving--AND parking!

miami beach deco bike sharing programIf you're traveling to Miami or Miami Beach and do not want to rent a car, you now have options that will make is easy to get around the city with Citi Bike Miami. There are over 90 bike stations in Miami Beach alone, where riders can rent hourly or with a membership.
bike sharing rental machine by citi bike
miami beach parkingMonthly memberships include either 30 or 60-minute rides for $15-$25/month, or visitors can pay about $6/hour or $24/day for a bike. Visitors can also purchase a 30 Day Deluxe Membership Pass for $35 that includes unlimited 60-minute bike rides. Every 60 minutes the bike must be docked back at one of the stations (located all over the city) or incur a $4 charge for each additional 30 minutes.

This method of transportation is so much more fun than a taxi and parking is always expensive and a hassle. Explore Miami Beach, many of our rentals are located in the Art Deco District in South Beach, a 3-5 minute, scenic bike ride to the beach, Lincoln Road, and Washington and Collins Ave.

Citi Bike, Deco Bike
miami beach parking and parking alternatives by citi bike (operated by deco bike)

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