Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Find a Slice of Heaven on Ocean Drive, South Beach
Ocean Drive, South Beach is in the center of the Miami Art Architectural District, more popularly known at the Miami Art Deco District. On May 14, 1979, the Miami Art Deco District was designated a U. S. historical district. Ocean Drive is teaming with music, food and fun in the sun.

Casa Casuarina, the former home of Gianni Versace is nestled along this breathtaking piece of Miami Beach Florida. Buildings along this street have been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows including Dexter and Scarface.

Try your luck on a gaming cruise aboard the Casino Princesa. This state-of-the-art yacht is a gamblers paradise. If nightlife is more your style, enjoy a Rum Runner at the Clevelander where you can see spectacular fireworks every holiday of the year.
The waters around Ocean Drive South Beach are teaming with some of the best fishing in the Caribbean. Book a fishing charter with Kelley Fishing Fleet for all day fishing fun. Once a year enjoy the annual SwimShow. This grand event hosts over 2,500 buyers from 60 different countries to set the tone for swimming suit designs for the coming year.

At the end of a long day of beach activities, shopping and world class food from the many restaurants, you can escape to the beautiful Marseilles Hotel. Stepping into the hotel will fill your need for historic art deco. Located just a few blocks away from the Convention Center. Other Ocean Drive attractions are right out the front door. A half mile away forget about your troubles at the Botanical Gardens. Less than a mile away visit the Holocaust Memorial. Walk a few blocks and see the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater. Or just walk out back enjoy a restricted beach and an oasis paradise. Begin your visit by booking your room from Miami Beach Oceanfront Hotel.

Many hotels and other buildings on Ocean Drive were built in the 1920’2 and 1930’s. Walking toward 15th street, enjoy a stunning piece of history as you are transported back in time. Miami Design Preservation League offers an official walking tour that will show you the most notable buildings along the drive. You will even be able to see the interior of some buildings.

In January, Ocean Drive is closed for a 3-day block party with classic cars, live music, food and fun. It is the perfect way to celebrate a new year with friends and family.

Ocean Drive, South Beach has everything you need for the get-a-way of a lifetime. Art and culture are found around every turn. Music, dancing and nightlife activities will fill your evening hours. Sun, sand, shopping and the beach will fill your daytime hours. The sunrise along the Atlantic sets the buildings on fire with spectacular color and views seen nowhere else in the world. Activities can be found for every budget and need.

Offering a slice of heaven in this crazy world since the 1920’s, Ocean Drive, South Beach is a treasure to cross off your bucket list this year.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Lincoln Road 
Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach, Florida is a road restricted to just pedestrian traffic. It lies parallel from east to west between 16th Street and 17th Street. Where cars once traveled, shoppers can now enjoy a multitude of stores, galleries, restaurants, and businesses that stretch form the Atlantic Ocean to Biscayne Bay.
The History of Lincoln Road

The area where Lincoln Road is found was once a forest of mangroves. Carl Fisher cleared a strip of these in 1912 that eventually became the social center of the town. Over time it became a prime location for businesses including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bonwit Teller, and Packard and Cadillac dealerships.

Morris Lapidus was asked to redesign Lincoln Road in the 1950s. His design featured fountains, gardens, an amphitheater, and shelters with Miami Modern Architecture predominate. The road was then closed to all traffic except pedestrians making it the first pedestrian mall in the country.

Lincoln Road remained the same until a renovation in 1997 by Martha Schwartz. Fountains and landscaping that had deteriorated during the 1980s were restored. Today’s Lincoln Road is the home of a multiplex cinema, several local merchants, more than 200 boutiques, many national retailers, and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. It has become one of the top destinations for South Beach visitors.
Things to Do At Lincoln Road

The shopping is what draws visitors in. Lincoln Road takes on the atmosphere of an open air market with wares like hand crafted jewelry, homemade items, and origami displayed on card tables set along the road side or on textiles spread across the ground. On the weekends you can find a variety of food market stands selling everything from local produce to baked treats.

Lincoln Road isn’t just a flea market type of experience. This area is home to name brand stores too. Spend your afternoon browsing through trendy spots like Forever 21 and H & M. Top brands are found here such as J. Crew, Madewell, Lacoste, and John Varvatos. Unique shops like Books and Books, The Apple Store, and the Romero Britto Gallery are also scattered among the businesses.

There is no shortage of eateries on Lincoln Road. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or a fancy dinner, they have it covered. It is also the place to be for a cup of coffee or a casual drink. Nespresso offers all the latest tastes in coffee. Grab a cup and enjoy the seating that comes with the perfect view for people watching. Later you can enjoy a cocktail at Haven. This place has an electric vibe and stunning views of the surrounding area.

Be sure to take the time to explore Lincoln Road on your next visit to Miami Beach. Along with plenty of shopping and dining, this pedestrian mall features street performers for your entertainment. There are several places to stay nearby like the
Marseilles Hotel with accommodations along the shore.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Miami Fashion Week

Miami Fashion Week is the largest fashion event for Caribbean and Latin American fashion designers. This week long show happens every year in the spring and features Latin and
general fashions from beachwear designs and intimate wear to evening and menswear. The designs often cater to the main culture and lifestyle in Miami.

The 2017 event will be the 19th anniversary of Miami Fashion Week. This year, it will feature Antonio Banderas who has been the MFW's honorary president since the fashion week last year. He is excited to play this role as he understands the important of fashion and also admires many of MFW's prominent designers. Also attending are top fashion designers who will also headline as speakers to the delight of the Miami Fashion Institute and Miami Dade College students who will be attending. Guests will be able to shop, view hundreds of pieces by many prominent designers, attend the many runway fashion shows and even rub elbows with celebrities both in the fashion world and from other areas.

The Fashions

It's always exciting to see what creations will be brought onto the runway. Last Year's lineup was pretty spectacular.

Ana Maria Guiulfo's designs have been featured in fashion shows since 2007. Her pieces offer a breath of fresh air while still being wearable.

Yirko Sivirich was another designer that caught everyone's attention last year. This Peruvian's designs for men include suit jackets, dress shirts and one-of-a-kind over wear. He also has some novelty pieces that are made up of bright colors, flowery designs and pinks for men and cool loose fitting clothing that are a welcome change from the norm.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada creates designs that clearly show some of the differences between Caribbean and Latin American designs and designs from other parts of the world. She designs clothes for men, women and children. Her designs are fun, light, sweet, and one collection featuring lovable casual wear for women is even given the name "Crazy Forever".

Andres Sarda's designs from Barcelona are bold and breathtaking. He designs a lot of lingerie and swimwear, but there are some day wear fashion pieces for women. He had the runway all to himself last year, and when you see his designs you will know why.

Rene Ruiz is another designer who secured his own personal runway at the 2016 Miami Fashion Week. His designs are both luxurious in style and in the textiles used. He grew up in Miami, and a lot of his ideas and inspiration is from this city. He designs dresses and gowns for women with painstaking detail, and has been the go-to fashion designer for celebrities for years now.

Whether you are an aspiring designer or you love fashion, you will enjoy the surprises 2017 Miami Fashion Week has in store.

Those who love fashion and are excited to go to MFW can get into the swing of things by downloading the MIAFW app and booking a Miami Beach Hotel before it's too late.

Whether you would like to be a sponsor, get your foot in the door as press or you are interested as a buyer, now is the time to go to the official site: and registe