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4 Events to Escape Winter

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Ditch the shovel for a Sazerac, defrost the bathing suit and add these winter happenings to your calendar.

Miami: Sleeping, Dining and Playing Around

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.07.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

All it takes is one arctic blast of cold winter air to make travelers dream of warm weather. If your thoughts are turning to Miami, Florida, you're no...

Looking Back: The Hottest Instagram-worthy Events of 2015

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

With the New Year approaching and everyone getting ready for fanciful black-tie parties we looked back at the hottest, eye-popping, jaw-dropping most instagram-worthy parties and events in 2015 that did not require a tie.

11 U.S. Beach Towns You Can (And Should) Escape To This Winter

Patti Morrow | Posted 12.22.2015 | Travel
Patti Morrow

Now that winter is upon us and an end to the frenzy of the holidays in sight, visions of escape routes to warmer climates are starting to dance in our...

48 Hours in Miami: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Amy Chan | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Amy Chan

Miami Beach has been rated as one of the 10 best beaches in the world. Sugar sand beaches, an ever-evolving culinary and arts scene and ultra chic ...

The Gayborhood Isn't Dead: Where Gays and Lesbians Are Moving Next

Jack Hanson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jack Hanson

At the end of the day living in a gayborhood is just more fun, not to mention -- as a lot of gays and lesbians who bought in the Village, South Beach, the Castro and Chelsea decades ago can attest to -- a good real estate investment.

Does Money Make People Work Harder?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

She had that way of looking past you, as if she were hoping that someone better was coming along behind you. Her entire demeanor said, "You madam, are a low priority customer." She was the hostess at a restaurant in South Beach.

Who Are the Protectors of the World's Most Precious Artworks?

Michelle Cacciatore | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Michelle Cacciatore

As November continues to speed along, people from all over the world are gearing up for Art Basel Miami Beach. Last year, galleries reported selling works of art from $300,000 up to $5 million in the first few hours.

These Sexy South Beach Hotels Still Have Rooms for Art Basel 2015

Oyster | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

One of Miami's most beloved see-and-be-seen fetes, Art Basel kicks off just four weeks from today. And while the temperatures across the country may b...

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

Top 5 Getaways With A Purpose

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

When it's time to plan your next vacation, consider a trip that lets you dig into your chosen destination like a local. Becoming immersed in the culture, sights and sounds of your next vacation spot is such a hot topic that many hotels are creating programs that let you do just that with ease.

Your Guide to Cuban Fritas in Miami

Visit Florida | Posted 09.24.2015 | Travel
Visit Florida

Cuban Fritas from El Rey de las Fritas Photo: Trevor Green/VISIT FLORIDA Heading down to South Florida? Be sure to try a Cuban frita -- known in som...

The 10 Best Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Okay, don't hate us for bringing this up, but summer is almost over. The official final day of the season isn't till September 22, but most largely associate the end of summer Fridays, summer beach days, summer lazy days -- you name it -- with that dreaded Tuesday following Labor Day.

33 Ways to Bring the Beach Home With You This Summer

Hometalk | Posted 08.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

These simple and stylish projects will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by shells, waves, and nautical goodness!

4 Events to Heat Up Your Summer

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Pride's rainbow may be fading in our memories, but there are plenty of reasons to continue the celebration this summer. In cities all over the country, events invite the gays to get gayer.

Mama Is Gonna Fly The Coop!

Megan Morton | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Megan Morton

So, instead of putting a Band-aid on, I am pulling one off. I am doing something I have been too afraid to do... go.

100 Ways to Celebrate Miami Beach's 100th Birthday

Visit Florida | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Visit Florida

Miami Beach turns 100 in 2015 and the centennial year is the perfect time to explore "America's Riviera." To help you get the party started, we present this list of 100 things to do on your visit.

Happy 100th Birthday, Miami Beach -- What a Great Time to Go to the Keys

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 05.25.2015 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Still, through the playful sarcasm, and with the utmost sincerity, happy birthday, Miami Beach. May you celebrate 100 more. Let's just make sure your 200th birthday isn't underwater.

Miami Winters: The Lush Life and Hip Things

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The likely anecdote for winter melancholia is a trip to a warm climate. Miami comes to mind. And when we think of Miami, South Beach has traditionally been the tourist hub. But these days, it's only one of the entrees Miami is serving.

Take Me Back to Warm Miami

Judi Freedman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Miami
Judi Freedman

Since I don't have any plans to visit soon, all I can do is drink hot cocoa and reminisce about the wonderful vacation that my boyfriend L and I took to South Beach this past November.

15 Things Never to Say to a Miamian

Orbitz.com | Posted 03.09.2015 | Miami
Orbitz.com

If you want to avoid the heat in Miami, don't say these things.

15 LGBT Must-Dos in 2015

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

The ball has dropped, the champagne has popped and the partygoers have kissed. It's a new year. Now, it's time to think about your travel calendar. Before you know it, the planet will tilt and then you'll be roasting turkey and you don't want to think, "I never got to wear that harness." That would be tragic.

The Real Johnny Ola: Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 02.13.2015 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

Carole Cortland Russo, Jimmy and Flo Alo's niece who was raised by the couple, is finishing a biography about her uncle. Carole was Jimmy's constant companion in his later years, and cared for him until the end of his life.

A Talk With Fabio Viviani

Tara Solomon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Miami
Tara Solomon

The opening party for Siena Tavern -- in the iconic 404 Washington Avenue space on South Beach, former home of China Grill -- was one of those crazy, eclectic parties where you saw people you haven't seen for years.

An Idiot's Guide To Miami

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 11.23.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

You've entered one of the most bizarre, multicultural, misunderstood, beautiful, fastest-growing, yet slowest, corrupt, confusing and craziest cities in the country.