Joining the Thundering Herd at the Corporate Run

For the second year in a row we participated in the Miami edition of the corporate 5K run, conveniently located within walking distance of our apartment. Downtown living at its best! We were joined in this adventure by more than 25,000 other participants. As we discovered last year, it’s actually difficult to fit that many … Read moreJoining the Thundering Herd at the Corporate Run

Who or what is a Brickell?

One of the words that confounds spell checks for all Miami residents is Brickell — the name of Brickell Avenue, the portion of US1 that runs through the core financial district of the city and the namesake of the Brickell neighborhood in Miami. Unlike Julia Tuttle, the Miami founder whose name largely disappeared, William and … Read moreWho or what is a Brickell?

Miami Beach Art Deco District

No Miami blog is complete without plenty of photos of Art Deco architecture, right? Our continuing exploration of Miami history naturally brought us to the Miami Beach Architectural District, a/k/a the Miami Art Deco District. This federally designated historic district includes 960 (!) contributing structures in South Beach, the southern portion of the barrier island … Read moreMiami Beach Art Deco District

Free Superyacht Viewing in Downtown Miami

Of course a glamorous oceanfront city like Miami is going to attract a healthy amount of wealthy, glamorous, sun-loving people, who will bring their favorite water-related toys. But I would have expected that these celebrities and entrepreneurs would keep their yachts parked in exclusive locations, far from the prying eyes of average Miami residents. Not … Read moreFree Superyacht Viewing in Downtown Miami

2016 Dawns on South Beach

Our tradition is to begin each new year before dawn on an east-facing beach, watching the sun rise in the renewal of the year. January 1 is an arbitrary marking of the planet’s journey around the sun, but we like having a compelling reason to visit the beach at least once each year. We begin each new year making unrealistic resolutions about making more time to see the ocean, and new year’s morning usually ends up being both our first and last visit to the beach each year. So making and breaking resolutions begins on January 1, with our typical efficiency.

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