Miami and "the beach"

A history of Miami and Miami Beach - CBS News: "A metropolis today, the City of Miami wasn't incorporated until 1896, with a population of a few hundred. Across Biscayne Bay, an island known simply as "the beach" was a tangle of mangroves and palmettos --an unlikely place to build. But automobile pioneer Carl Fisher had a vision (along with the determination and the money) to bring it to life. By the 1920s, Miami Beach had become America's most fashionable destination. Even the Great Depression couldn't slow its growth, with hotels and homes sprouting up in the style of the day: Art Deco. . . Infused with energy and style from South America and the Caribbean, the region is today considered "the Capital of the Americas." And these days, a capital of design. . . ."

Haute Secrets: Karelle Levy: "In your opinion, what are the best, most exclusive neighborhoods in your market? I love the uniqueness and art walls of Wynwood. But now I’m a sucker for South Beach since I’ve moved into the Art Center and everything is walkable. I’m quite a creature of habit and convenience."

Miami Crush: Starz Reveals 'Magic City' Season Two Key Art and Videos - Monsters and Critics:
The 1950’s Miami-Based Mob Drama Returns Friday, June 14th at 9pm, STARZ today released the key art for the 1950’s drama “Magic City.” Based in Miami and praised as one of the sexiest shows on television, following the glamorous and dangerous exploits of hotelier Ike Evans (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his dream palace built on the sands of South Beach – the Miramar Playa Hotel. . . . (read more at link above)

Channel the south of France at South Beach’s WD 555 - Fork in the Road - "WD 555 might sound like the name of a Star Wars robot, but it’s actually a welcoming wine shop and bistro off the beaten track on South Beach. Sit at a wine-barrel table in the industrial-chic warehouse space or on the shaded patio, where a garden is planted with grape vines, basil and tomatoes. The menu offers tapas, charcuterie platters and grilled meats and seafood, and wood racks hold wines from Europe, the United States, Chile, Argentina and Australia. . . ."
 WD 555 Wine Store-Bar-Bistro
Address: 555 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach
Contact: 305-672-6161,

Charles St. a tasty, comfy go-to spot for Beach locals - Miami-Dade Dining - "South Beach has a new go-to spot for locals who want fresh food at prices not meant for tourists. Charles St. is so laid back and easy that you nearly forget that it is on one of Collins Avenue’s most upscale blocks. And although it’s situated in a hotel, its storefront entrance doesn’t plunk you down in the middle of a lobby. In fact, the clean, beachy design is wonderfully calming, almost spa-like with its herringbone wood floors and sleek gray marble tabletops. Heather linen booths and cool, sea-themed trinkets give it a warm touch. . . . ." 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (in the Boulan Hotel)

Capt. Mike Burke, Windjammer founder, dies at 89 - Miami-Dade - "Capt. Michael Burke sailed through life with his unending spirit and romantic outlook, touching the lives of many with his cruise empire, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises. His own journey came to and end early Sunday, when the 89-year-old succumbed to pneumonia at his Miami Beach home. . . ."

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