The Perfect Saturday in the Miami Design District

March 02, 2015 | by Carla Torres

What do you do when you have a whole day to yourself? Look no further than the Miami Design District where a French breakfast, an afternoon of luxury, and a Turkish-Greek supper awaits.


Buena Vista Deli

Start your day off on the right foot with a visit to Buena Vista Bakery where the smell of freshly baked chocolate almond croissants will greet you. If that doesn’t wake you up, a cup of java from nearby local roaster Panther Coffee might. 4590 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, 305-576-3945 >>Read More


On This Day in Miami History: FDR's Visit That Ended in Tragedy

February 15, 2015 | by matt stewart

An assassination attempt on Franklin Delano Roosevelt more than 80 years ago had dire consequences that threatened to turn the Magic City’s reputation tragic.

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President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressing a throng of 25,000 Miamians in Bayfront Park from the backseat of his Buick convertible on February 15, 1933.

Less than a month before his initial inauguration, Franklin Delano Roosevelt paid a visit to Miami following a 12-day fishing trip on Vincent Astor’s yacht, Nourmahal. On February 15, 1933, an estimated 25,000 Miamians, the largest crowd ever to assemble in the city at that time, lined Biscayne Boulevard and filled Bayfront Park to catch a glimpse of the man who they hoped would lead them out of the Great Depression. In this throng of optimistic well-wishers was one whose purpose for being there was much different—an unemployed Italian bricklayer named Giuseppe Zangara was carrying a .32 caliber pistol he’d recently purchased at a pawnshop for $8 in order to kill the president-elect, whom he blamed for the country’s economic woes. >>Read More


#FBF: Remembering Julia Tuttle, the Mother of Miami

February 13, 2015 | by tom austin

On this Flashback Friday, Ocean Drive celebrates the woman who started it all.

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Portrait of Julia Tuttle in Miami in the 1890s.

Miami is the only American city that was founded by a woman. And by all accounts, Julia Tuttle, the “Mother of Miami,” was one formidable woman. Tuttle, then the respectable wife of a Cleveland businessman, first visited the Magic City in 1875. In that era, two men from Cleveland ruled a harsh wilderness landscape in South Florida: William B. Brickell, of Brickell Avenue renown, and Tuttle’s father, Ephraim T. Sturtevant. >>Read More

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