Category Archives: Print Articles

Miami-area Heritage Parks

You may never have heard of Heritage Parks, but just like brick and mortar buildings, they play an important part in a community’s history. To find out about the seven stunning Heritage Parks in Miami-Dade County, check out my article in Preservation Today, the magazine of Dade Heritage Trust:

Preservation Today Magazine. 2018.Heritage Parks

If you want to know more about the area’s history (and I hope you will) visit the Trust’s website and sign-up for some of their excellent programs.

Pictured: Homestead Bayfront Park

Miami’s Oldest Companies Tell it Like it Was

The Dade Heritage Trust, located in the 1905 original office of Dr. James Jackson, Miami’s first physician.

If you are a history buff, a business expert, or maybe a little of both, you might enjoy reading my latest articles, written for the Dade Heritage Trust’s bi-annual magazine, Preservation Today. Find out what some of Miami’s oldest businesses have to say about their secret of survival.

How to Succeed in Business.Preservation Today.Spring-Summer 2017


Paint the Town – Art in Asheville


The August issue of Pinecrest Lifestyle Magazine is hot off the presses and I’m pleased to share my article about the thriving Rivers Arts District in Asheville, NC.

Click this link for the full article.  Pinecrest Mag.Paint the Town.August2016

Let Go at Alabama Jack’s


Just where Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties meet, you’ll find Alabama Jack’s. “Docked” off Card Sound Road, before the bridge to Key Largo,  a slice of real Florida still exists. For more insight about the adventures enjoyed by AJ’s eclectic mix of loyal fans, see my latest article in Pinecrest Lifestyle Magazine:

Pinecrest.Alabama Jacks.7-2016


A South Dade Treat

Fruit and Spice Park Sign.DSC_0128

Lobster Rolls.Mango Cafe.IMG_5526

If You Like Lobster Rolls . . . .

Click the link to read all about the Mango Cafe in my latest piece in Pinecrest Lifestyle Magazine.   Pinecrest Mag.Mangos.6-2016

The Trouble with Peacocks

2.Photo by KFBuchsbaum

Check out my latest article in Pinecrest Lifestyle Magazine, everything you need to know about peafowl.  Thanks to my friends, avian specialist and veterinarian, Dr. Don Harris for being a terrific source and Don Elliott for his beautiful photos (my fav is the one of two peacocks fighting).

Peacocks.Pinecrest Lifestyle Magazine.May2016

Miami’s First Preservation Group, The Villagers, Turns 50


Check out my recent story, in Pinecrest Lifestyle magazine, about this incredible group of historic preservationists:

Pinecrest Mag.50 Years of Saving Places

Secret Gardens, A Peek Behind Our Hedges & Gates


It’s the last week to get tickets for this year’s Annual Villagers’ Garden Tour, set for Saturday, March 5, 2016.  To get an idea of what’s in store, take a peak at the beautiful home gardens featured on last year’s tour, through my article and photos in Pinecrest Magazine:

For info and tickets for this year’s tour visit:


Learn Some Miami History with Pinecrest Lifestyle Magazine

Marorie Stoneman Douglas Cottage in Coconut Grove.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Cottage in Coconut Grove.

Pinecrest Magazine.Top10. January 2016

Pick a day and check out some of the area’s great history. You might be surprised what’s just around the corner . . .

In my recent article for Pinecrest Lifestyle Magazine we spotlight some well-known and some not-so-known sites. You can also get an idea of the impact of The Villagers, a local historic preservation group celebrating “50 Years of Saving Places” this year. Full disclosure – I am a member, and love that I learn something new every time I’m around that talented. knowledgeable group.

Find out more about The Villagers:


It’s Cool to be in the NC Mountains

Linville Ridge Country Club.

Linville Ridge Country Club.

Find out why life is great in the NC High Country. Check out my recent article in South Florida’s Pinecrest Magazine:

Pinecrest Magazine: It’s Cool to be in the NC Mountains