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Classic Cars Under the Sun Finally, I have somewhere to post a couple of car pics! I don’t know why I love these old cars so much . . . nostalgia for my childhood, or because of the wonderful colors and streamlined features? In any case, seeing them always makes me feel good. Notice the Camaguey (Cuba) tag on the melon-colored Pontiac. 

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Time magazine called it “the world’s biggest jigsaw puzzle.” A cloister and refectory built almost 1000 years ago as part of a monastery in Sacramenia, Spain was salvaged from a Brooklyn warehouse and the estate of William Randolph Hearst – and reconstructed in Miami. There were 35,000 pieces in 11,000 wooden crates, mixed-up and misnumbered. In 1925, Hearst purchased the former Cloisters of St. Bernard de Clairvaux with the intention of using… Read More

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… Read More

    What could be a better combination than food, art, and a beautiful sunny day? We ventured on a Miami Culinary Tour of Wynwood and played tourist with a mostly local group of new friends. Wynwood is a rapidly transitioning area of central Miami that is home to the now-famous Wynwood Walls, galleries and amazing restaurants. During this walking tour, our exceptional guide Mirka did a great job of keeping the… Read More

    This fall I’m planning to go to India. As part of my pre-trip prep, one of the things I’d like to learn is more about Indian cooking.  I’d really like to understand all the spices and various uses . . . it seems like an insurmountable task, but I began to scratch the surface with a cooking class offered at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Under the direction of Chef Billo… Read More

It’s easy to take things for granted.  Many of us never take the time to see what’s in our own backyard. Miami’s Stiltsville was a unique, raucous, lively, storied, and often infamous, cluster of shack houses about a mile offshore in the middle of Biscayne Bay. Known for both wild parties and old-fashioned family weekends in the sun, Stiltsville was a destination that promised fun and a hint of the unknown. When… Read More

Florida’s Everglades.  I can’t think of a better way to bid adieu (or I guess it should be adios) to sunny South Florida, than a ride through the River of Grass with a few friends. Dillon, the third generation of this family-owned business did an excellent job as captain and tour guide, explaining the complex ecosystem to this crowd of locals.  The Coopertown crew has helped with a lot of filming for… Read More

There is a lot more you can do at the beach besides bake in the sun.  The Beach Walk on Miami Beach beckoned for one final call before the weather turns unbearably hot and sticky. I’ve written about this before, so won’t take space to expound, but will share a couple of shots from a fun afternoon escaping the realities of a routine day. Of course, it’s always fun to pick a spot along… Read More

Check out my recent story, in Pinecrest Lifestyle magazine, about this incredible group of historic preservationists: Pinecrest Mag.50 Years of Saving Places

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