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Miami Art Week 2020, Events and Happenings

Lamenting not getting your “art fix” from Art Basel 2020 and Design Miami? Never fear, this year to the rescue is Miami Art Week, a series of art and design events from November 27 through the first week in December.  There are also some new places to grab a stylish and delicious bite. Want to continue the art party? Enter the tourism promotion body, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) with the return of Miami Arts, Culture and Heritage Months, a program that celebrates the vibrancy and history of Greater Miami’s diverse neighborhoods and people. The two-month long initiative begins December 1 and runs through January 31. Check out what’s happening on all fronts.
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Things to Do in Miami: Live Music in the Garden + More

Live music in Miami, pop up shops, stretch yoga, cocktails and light fare in one of the leading botanical gardens in town. A great new offering, the “Garden After Dark”,  is on tap from the Miami Beach Botanical Garden every other Thursday night. Next up, November 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Plus, more options for live music in Miami now.
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Best Boat Rental in Miami and Watersports : 7 Picks

It’s not surprising that boat rentals in Miami have soared during COVID-19. It seems that whenever I look out my balcony onto Biscayne Bay I see boaters, kayakers, paddleboaters and water skiers. Especially with not a lot of other things going on, and being on the water can be an easy place for social distancing, all matter of water sports is a great thing to do these days. How about it? Here are seven picks for the best boat rental in Miami, yacht rentals, cruises, and other watersport rentals.
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PURSEonality Exhibit: Not to Be Missed

The average woman owns 7 to 14 handbags depending on which survey you read. Irene Hochberg Wood  has over 4000, the largest independent handbag collection in the US. Three hundred of those are now on display at the Coral Gables Museum in PURSEonality, a not to be missed exhibit in honor of the museum’s tenth anniversary. Special events are on tap, too, to meet the collector; a talk with a decorated  Python hunter and bag designer from the Everglades and the CEO producing the bags.
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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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Daycation: SLS South Beach Day Pass, My Experience

After  four months pretty much in lockdown, don’t you feel you need to mix it up? I sure do.  So no coincidence all of the posts about scenic drives and walks, daycations and staycations, with more to come. One of the better days we’ve had since March was the daycation with the SLS South Beach day pass last week. It was super fun, easy, we enjoyed very good service, and felt totally refreshed.  Plus, with the safety protocols in place at the resort (social distancing, masks, sanitizers throughout), we felt secure. There are a wide choice of passes depending on the amenities you want and number in your party. Here’s our first person experience and the options.
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