Walking and Touring in Miami Beach

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Although we have spend many hours walking, and stopping for occasional drinks in Miami Beach’s beautifully restored art deco historic district, and especially along Ocean Avenue, we never tire of it.  Among the most interesting on our November 2014 trip were those: Along South Pointe Park, at the southern tip of the island. The [Read more …]

Miami Beach Restaurants

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After our trip to NYC, we had a  brief day and a half stop in Miami before meeting up with family for Thanksgiving in Fort Myers. We had barely enough time for three restaurants, another Art Deco architectural walk and some deceleration from our busy New York City schedule.Our only regret is that the timing [Read more …]

Miami Activities Update

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Every time we leave Miami, we think we have seen and done pretty much all of the most of the interesting things the city and surrounding area (from Palm Beach through the Keys) has to offer. But in planning for each new trip, we discover we were wrong. In addition to the many do-agains, we [Read more …]

Art Basel and Miami Art Week 2012

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We never need an excuse to go to Miami—at least in winter. We love the architecture and the atmosphere of South Beach, the rejuvenation of neighborhoods like the Design District and Wynwood, and of course, the restaurants. As discussed in the other Miami blogs from this trip, we sampled some of each on this trip. [Read more …]

Miami Restaurants

Miami is home to all types of restaurants, from casual “joints” serving local and ethnic foods to a growing number of world-class establishments with renowned chefs. We had a chance to sample a number of them on this trip. From the most formal (and generally expensive) to the least, these include: Juvia. This was [Read more …]

Celebrating Miami Architecture

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While Miami is increasingly becoming known as an art center, it has long been known for its architecture: from Mediterranean Traditional, to Art Moderne to contemporary skyscrapers, and of course, for Art Deco. South Beach has one of the largest, best restored Art Deco districts in the world. And it is displayed to particularly stunning [Read more …]

Return to St Petersburg’s Art and Dining Scene

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Even though I really enjoyed St Petersburg on my first visit in May, I never expected to return only six months later. But I’m glad I did. This time, Joyce and Joyce’s brother (who lives in nearby Clearwater) were with me. After spending Sunday afternoon at an art festival, the Morean Art Center, Glass Studio [Read more …]

Cavorting with Manatees

Late November brought us to Western Florida to spend Thanksgiving with relatives. Before turkey, however, we decided to take a detour up north of Tampa to Crystal River, to snorkel with manatees. One-on-One with Manatees We did our manatee snorkel with, who else: Snorkeling with Manatees. Although most manatees spend much of the year in [Read more …]

St. Petersburg, Florida as a Art Hub?

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A 24-hour Cultural, Culinary and Bar Tour through Central Florida It is ironic that this, the first “near-real time” post in my new blog, is about a trip that is so brief, and so unrepresentative of my travels? I had to be in Orlando Saturday night, for business. Since I have already done all of [Read more …]