Bal Harbour: Beyond the Shops
by tracy goldberg
While the sales at Bal Harbour Shops may already be on your to-do list this summer, there are plenty of new events and activities to check out in the surrounding Bal Harbour Village. We caught up with the town’s director of tourism, Carolyn Travis, to see what’s new. —Tracy Goldberg
OCEAN DRIVE: Tell us about Bal Harbour Village’s latest programs.
CAROLYN TRAVIS: There are a few new series that we started earlier this year focused on culture, wellness and kids. We’re taking all of those activities to the next level this summer.
Can you elaborate on the wellness program? We are offering free yoga and Pilates classes on the beach three times per week. To enhance the wellness experience, One Bal Harbour [hotel] will host monthly lectures to promote health awareness with topics like “Why Eat Organics?”
Considering Bal Harbour is a family community, how do you get the kids involved? We have so many great programs going on. Miami Children’s Museum will run the Bal Harbour Beach Camp at the Sea View Hotel this summer fi ve days per week—plus a Nobu sushi-rolling class, Mommy and Me exercise on the beach, kids’ reading every Sunday at Books & Books, and full kids’ menus offered at every Bal Harbour Village restaurant.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY VEER (INJECTION); SETH BROWARNIK/RED EYE PRODUCTIONS (TRAVIS)
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.