miami favs will be out for the summer. i will return mid-september.
the decision was hard, but with a lot of upcoming travel, work and new life priorities, i figured it was better to shut down for the summer then to make you wait 5 weeks between posts.
please know that i REALLY love miami. and my list of favs is still long. i haven’t even reached half of them yet, i think.
some last summer ‘fav’ notes to remember me by until i return:
*if you haven’t tried paddle boarding yet, do it.
*while movies are awesome, so are things like xtreme go-karting, moonlight kayak trips, circus school and giving backing back (i.e. build a house with habitat or hand out hot lunches at cph)! be creative this summer - there is too much to do here to be boring!
*if you want a nice, different place to go out to eat, go to mandolin agean bistro in buena vista. it’s amazing. and if you’ve never been to mykonos - trust me, it feels like you’re there.
*don’t forget we have an amazing backyard called the everglades. enjoy it before the rick scott burns it all up, or makes it into a huge strip mall (he should really think about reading ‘the swamp’). annnd oleta park is also a great place to bike, kayak, etc.
*as a yogi, i recommend it (yoga). always. try it on the beach (google it), at green monkey (sunset drive, purdy ave and midtown locations), miami life center (if mysore/ashtanga is your thing) or the FREE yoga at bayfront park (mon/wed/sat) which is SO GOOD.
*if you want some good shopping, i recommend the boutique LF on 8th between washington and collins (i realize i just gave up my fashion secret; but i like to share). also, if you weren’t aware, UGG sells clothes. if you think their shoes are comfortable, you should try their sweaters. and there is a store on collins. we’re so lucky. and, of course, my mothership: anthropologie. love the one on lincoln.
*try a vegetarian/vegan place this summer. a ton are opening in miami, like, every five seconds. even better - do meatless mondays!
*two things i love - jessica gross and lost and found - have joined forces for ‘wanted wednesdays.’ go. beautiful funny girl (+friends) and amazing food (and blueberry beer). trust me (+you can thank me later).
*support the arts. culture creates community. learn it. live it. love it. wynwood art walk, university of wynwood events, summer shorts, arsht center performances, local theater, o cinema, miami beach cinematheque - go! and when i’m back, get ready for sleepless nights, miami international book fair - and then ART BASEL!
*oh, and read more. we have a fantastic independent book store here: books and books. they have spectacular authors come and do FREE readings all the time. and, did you hear that miami is one of the ‘most literary’ cities (based on statistics from amazon.com)? keep it up! (if you need book recs, this lit major has ‘em for you, just ask! - firstname.lastname@example.org).
i’ll still be tweeting frequently. so, follow me at the twitter handle @miamifavs and we’ll all stay updated on current miami happenings, restaurant openings and random things like national flip flop day (weird, i know).
i will miss you. but, have a SUPER SUMMER! i’ll be back before you know it, full of even more miami love =)