Art Basel Miami 2006


We enjoyed the 2015 Art Basel in Miami, but missed this year’s event since we are traveling in Australia. But we couldn’t resist “covering” it in some way even if it interrupts our Australian blog flow. The following blog represents the observations of a guest contributor Dylan Anderson. Art Basel Miami, America’s most prestigious art [Read more …]

Miami Restaurants

We were only in Miami for a few days, which meant only time to explore a few restaurants. Lunch on the first day was at one of our discoveries on our last trip: Joe’s Stone Crab Carry-Out. While it is in the same building as the old-line, very stuffy Joe’s Stone Crab [Read more …]

Art Basel 2015 in Miami Florida

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For one week each December, the fine art world gathers in Miami Florida for Art Basel Miami, probably the most important art show in the country, where dozens of the world’s largest, most exclusive art dealers display, and hope to sell, their premier pieces. This was our second visit to the show (see our blog [Read more …]

Walking and Touring in Miami Beach


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


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 …]

Florida Keys

A Quick Sail Down the Florida Keys: Destination Key West Driving from Miami Florida to Key West takes approximately 4 hours. When we drive down to Key West, we like to enjoy the views on the Overseas Highway. This 113 mile trip takes you on roadways and bridges that were built over the beautiful [Read more …]