Updated: Things to Do in Miami When it Rains

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It’s a good idea to have some ideas up our sleeve of things to do on a rainy day in Miami, especially if we’re planning on having out of town visitors. So next time during a downpour, try one of these activities, things to do in Miami if it rains,  and see another side of the Magic City you or your guests haven’t seen before.

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Updated: OMG Brigadeiros Miami, Brazilian Sweets

AT OMG Brigadeiros I felt like Alice in Wonderland in a dollhouse,  with its pretty pink walls, tea room like tables and chairs, alluring scent of chocolate, and lovely chocolate confections. Now with 2 locations –  The Brigadeiros Miami shop, at 2205 SW 23rd Ave on Coral Way and another at 6912 Biscayne Boulevard feature the favored Brazilian confection for celebratory occasions.  Made of Belgian cacao, butter and condensed milk,  in 15 different flavors, it satisfies a sweet craving, and the size of the bite is the probably the reason the Girl From Ipanema keeps her svelte figure. Also, they have expanded their menu with dessert cappucinos, cakes in a jar, milkshakes, Brigadeiro cake, gift items and more.
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New! Miami Workations at 30 Hotels

Have you heard about the new thing, the Workation? It’s a new trend, a combination of “work” and “vacation”. You do your normal job online while being on a kind of vacation to change the scene, add some excitement, pampering and variety and change your routine. Select hotels and resorts all over the world are offering them for tourists, and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau thinks it has appeal to locals too. As part of their Miami Shines Tourism Recovery Program, they’ve come up with a  Work & Learn Remotely Program. These Miami Workations are special offers from more than 30 hotels, spas and attractions that are encouraging professionals to change their scenery to include a workspace at one of Miami’s many leading hotels. If you’re on the fence about doing it, check out a few of the special services and amenities you’d have access to.
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Goldbelly, Best Eats of USA

Going out on a limb here, but I had the best burger ever shipped to me from Goldbelly. Good foodie friends, Mr. W who is a serious burger guy, and the New Yorker magazine agree. Now it’s not one of these over the top burgers where everything is piled high and more is more. It’s a “refined” burger from Raoul’s in New York City. If you don’t know about Goldbelly, you’re seriously missing out on eating some of the best and most famous foods from restaurants, purveyors and eateries across the USA. Here’s the scoop about the burger and my Goldbelly review.
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Things to Do in Sunny Isles Beach

You’d probably be surprised to know that you can do close to a dozen different outdoor activities at Florida’s largest urban park (over 1K acres), enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in Miami, and have culinary experiences with Russia, Armenia and Uzbekistan. Where?  Sunny Isles Beach. Yes, it’s well worth exploring as part of a Staycation or going for the day. Here’s what’s special, things to do in Sunny Isles Beach. And in case you missed it, for where to stay, Part 1, click here.
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Updated: The Citadel Miami: 9 Eateries, Rooftop Lounge, Unique Market

The Citadel Miami is getting back in full swing with new eateries on tap, the rooftop bar recently launching a Beaker and Gray cocktail popup, and Pivot Mkt. with sustainable fashion, home and beauty products going strong. Plus, you can pick up a flower arrangement, orchids or succulents. Still to return, Nu Deco Ensemble, but hopefully that’s not far away. If you haven’t been there, it’s well worth a trip to see this food, entertainment and shopping destination in Little River. Here’s an update on what’s happening in the eating front:
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Miami Staycation: Acqualina Resort & Residences

#1 Best Resort in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report and 2020 #1 Luxury Beachfront Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor. You have to admit, impressive credentials. I was looking for a Miami staycation and wanted to go to a part of Miami and a beach I don’t usually go to. Good friends went to Acqualina Resort & Residences in Sunny Isles Beach for a staycation not once, but twice, and raved about it. I had been to the spa for Miami Spa month and had lunch at Il Mulino a few years ago and was impressed. Then there was a chance to try the cryotherapy  facial. So no contest, off we went for a 3 day/2 night holiday. Tomorrow look for my post on things to do and see in Sunny Isles Beach.
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Photo Gallery: Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week 2020

Wondering about swimwear fashion styles for 2021? Last week Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week 2020 gave us a look at what’s in store with a combination of virtual and in-person fashion shows with international designers. My favorite styles hands down for men and women were from Colombian brand Maaji’s Sacred Fauna collection Spring 2021. There was also an intriguing entry with avatars and virtual fashion show from Lavie by CK of the Cameroon.  Check them out below.  For more designer collections previewed at the show, look for the link at the end.
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Miami Tequila Lovers Take Note!

I’ve always liked tequila but mostly when I travel to Mexico. COVID-19 has changed that. For some reason, one of my beverages of choice for happy hour has been a shot of Tequila. If you’re a lover of this famous Mexican liquor, then here’s everything you want to know — from how to drink and serve it to unusual Tequila cocktails, and the restaurant with one of the best selections of tequila and mezcal in Miami .
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