7 Places You Must Visit in Key Biscayne

You’ve most likely been to the beaches, tennis tournament and attraction on Key Biscayne. With this list though, we’d like to introduce you to a few spots that might be unfamiliar but definitely worth a visit.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center

This special place came to be thanks to the efforts of environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas and her relentless pursuit to educate… Continue reading

Art Basel: Faena Art Dome on beach complete with red carpet

In true Art Basel style, Miami Beach’s newest hotel/entertainment complex Faena is hosting their Faena Art Design Dialogues in what they’re calling at Time Capsule. The colorful dome shaped structure is firmly place directly on the beach, with a long red carpet leading to its entrance.

Inside the crowd gathered, sipping wine and sitting on lounge chairs covered in Faena’s signature red and… Continue reading

DIY Interchangeable Furniture A New Look in a Snap, Eco-Friendly Modular Pieces

Never get in a furniture rut again with PlayWood, a creative way to interchange office furnishings created by designer Stefano Guerrieri. He made the pieces so easy to assemble any novice can put them together. All that’s required is an Allen wrench.

That’s right, no screwdrivers, hammers just keep the toolbox in the garage for assembling these pieces. Outfit your entire office with… Continue reading

From Dated Interiors to Glam and Modern Nunez Interior Transforms Balmoral Condo in Bal Harbour

With 3,000 square feet to work with, transforming a Bal Harbour Balmoral condominium Vanessa Nunez, principal of Nunez Interiors was thrilled to be referred for the project by a friend, also a top realtor in Miami Beach.

Her task was to transform the two-bedroom, two-bath circa 1970s décor condominium into a contemporary style.

“We converted it into a three-bedroom, three-bath residence and completely… Continue reading

See in a New Light: Landfill Trash Becomes Chic Watts to Creative Designers

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure is a motto taken to heart by the creators of Chic Watts lighting. The four-member team that makes up the company were students at Pratt Seattle and followers of renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Born out of a need to create unique lighting for a project on Whidbey Island in Washington founders Jackie and Uri, after… Continue reading

A Three-Day Cultural Takeover of Downtown Miami During Art Days

DWNTWN Art Days is back for a fifth year, ready to take over Downtown Miami with three days’ worth of cultural activities for the entire family, Sept. 9-11. The brainchild of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, it’s their way of showcasing the area as a cultural hub. Alyce Robertson, executive director of the Authority, lets us in on what she’s excited about for this… Continue reading

Peter London, Founder and Artistic Director of Peter London Global Dance Company

Miami Dances features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers that make Miami’s dance scene special. In this post we feature, Peter London, founder/artistic director of Peter London Global Dance Company. For the past five years, the company has performed throughout South Florida, presenting thought-provoking choreography. They also give back to the community, providing educational outreach programs that include classes,… Continue reading

Collaboration Focus of ArtsTalk kicks off ArtsLaunch at Arsht Center

It was a day full of cultural activity at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing during their annual ArtsLaunch. Perhaps that’s why they choose to kick the day off with ArtsTalk: From Inspiration to Collaboration, a community conversation led by a panel of cultural experts.

Sharing their knowledge of successful and not so successful collaborative efforts within their organizations were:

7 Ways to Soak Up the Great Outdoors in Miami

Kayaking, kitesurfing, mountain biking, paddle boarding, even scaling a lighthouse, it’s all right here in Miami.

Miami’s weather is the envy of well, the entire country, and that means getting out and exploring the great outdoors is almost a must. With a bounty of great parks and beaches, the options for al fresco activities is endless. Here are some to consider:

1. Oleta… Continue reading

Fight to Save Miami Marine Stadium Continues with Heineken On board

Around this time last year, Hattie Mae Williams was featured on this blog for her film Culture Concrete, which was gaining ground around Miami and being screened at various venues. Her idea – to use the Miami Marine Stadium as a performance venue for her Tattooed Ballerinas dance troupe.

Fast forward to present day and that idea is still being sought by… Continue reading