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Day Trip from Miami: A Perfect Day

Nothing prepared me for Brightline, the train that travels between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. And I’ve been on my share of trains from Singapore and India to Europe and of course the USA. It was an important part of a perfect day trip from Miami (or from Fort Lauderdale) to Palm Beach that included a fascinating new discovery, an exhibit by famed photographer Edward Steichen, gourmet lunch in an elegant outdoor courtyard, a beautiful “winter” day, great friends, and all with comfort, convenience, and totally hassle free.
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Best of Art Basel 2018

Just when I think there can’t possibly be anymore events, happenings and fairs in Art Basel Miami week, 2018 turned out to be the topper. It’s probably easy to do a week of 24/7 art, design, food and lifestyle happenings and never repeat an event or a venue. Fortunately, some of the offerings launched this week will become permanent, and many of the museum shows are around for the first quarter of 2019. I’ve indicated which you’ll be able to see beyond the Fair week. In any case, here are some of my favorites in fashion, design and art this year because they’re highly creative, fun, handsome, clever, skillful, or all of the above.
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Zenith Art & Fashion

A much welcome new addition to the Miami art gallery and boutique scene is Zenith Art and Fashion. There are no fewer than 38 fashion designers and emerging and established artists represented from over 24 nationalities. Fashion Institute of Technology grad and co founder Carla Cid de Diego is one of the designers. The Spanish American womenswear designer’s creds include crafting costumes for the Florida Grand Opera and Duende Ballet Espanol Exclusive to Zenith, she designs limited-edition leather handbags in precious metal cages crafted by her father, Fernando Cid de Diego. Her father’s metalwork is owned by the likes of Queen Sofia of Spain and the White House (bought by the Clinton Administration). These are serious, handsome handbags, part of a collection of wearable art and accessories. Plus, Zenith has an 8,000 square-foot outdoor sculpture garden which can be rented for events.
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Things to Do November

The season is heating up, with more things to do in Miami by the day and night. Our picks this month range from a Collectors Weekend at Bal Harbour Shops, Doral Food and Wine Festival, first ever Celebrity Soccer Beach Match and Le Diner en Blanc to the book fair with the likes of Tina Brown. And then there are special foodie and film events and concerts. We love them—and we think you will, too!
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Things to Do Miami October

Things to do in October for all tastes, from a community bike ride at the Underline and a new art lecture series, to charity chef dinners, new glass art exhibitions at the Lowe, live concerts by Grammy Award-winning musicians, and of course, the annual Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale More than Pink Walk®. Looking for something new to do in the Magic City? Try one of the events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too!
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Exciting Shows At MDC Live Arts

Hats off to MDC Live Arts for their always unique entertainment offerings that are a much welcome and needed addition to Miami’s cultural and arts scene. Once again, from now through May 2019, you can expect another provocative season of performances that you should definitely check out. Here’s the list and a recap of the ten offerings:
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