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Hello Fall, and Hello Friends: The It’s Myami Revival

9 Oct

After a summer break I am back on the town and exploring Miami on a deeper and more diverse level.

I am approaching the half year anniversary of my move to the glamorous Magic City. I began my Miami journey knowing no more than a couple of souls in the greater Miami-Dade area. Since May, I have been chatting, connecting, meeting and interacting with some interesting characters. There is an energy and life here different to anywhere else I’ve immersed myself. I feel infinitely wiser, and a few pounds heavier, since my last post in June.

A few things I’ve experienced during my prolonged interim include:

  • Full realization of glorious Cuban cortaditos and coladas. For those of you who love coffee but aren’t familiar with this terminology, JazzHostels.com provides a brief and informative Introduction to Cuban Coffees.
  • A blown-out-of-proportion-but-still-fun Miami “hurricane” (Isaac.) (And no, I still had to go to work that day.)
  • A trip to the gorgeous and oddly-situated Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach (photo gallery to come)
  • My first Miami’s Fashion’s Night Out, on September 7, at LMNT Gallery in midtown for the Emporio dei Giovani couture fashion show
  • A teen rave (Sunset Music Festival, whew.)

There is more, but a girl can’t divulge all of her secrets at once. I like to keep my shroud of mystery intact.

Since June I have also been hired as the Miami features writer for an awesome culture website, Monochrome Effect. On behalf of Monochrome I attend the most talked about Miami social events and interview celebrities of interest that I meet there. I am attracted to musicians and artists, and have gotten the chance to write articles on some amazing personalities (including Miami’s ‘Mr.It’ Alexander Mijares). I will be posting all of my published articles on my Portfolio page after they release on Monochrome, so keep an eye out.

Near future plans include going on (my first ever!) cruise, moving to a new apartment in an awesome Miami neighborhood, and attending live performances and interviewing a few big-named musicians.

My birthday is in October and I have some hot ideas for Fall blog posts– needless to say I am excited to get this most wonderful season underfoot.

And now I will leave you with some sizzling eye candy. I discovered this movie poster when I was writing press kit material for my good friend and independent filmmaker,  Williams Vazquez of Rocketfuel Films. This image inspires me everyday to pick up my pen, get my sh*% together, and conquer each day a-la-Ponce de Leon.

Fall is here.

Wynwood Whispers

17 May

I go to the Wynwood District daily, to grab a guava and cheese pastry (the best I’ve ever had, and only 50 cents!) at the Cuban bakery on NW 28th St. and NW 2nd Ave. or to read and enjoy a beer in Lester’s. (I am looking forward to Lester’s One Year Anniversary Party which is Saturday May 26th. I couldn’t find details online, but the in-store flyer mentions a daytime BBQ, live bands and DJs, and drink specials all day long. Mark your calendars, should be a great time!)

So, yesterday. The skies were gloomy. The streets were nearly empty and, coupled with eerie silence, the whole thing made for a reverential experience. I took pictures of moments that inspired me, and then married them to quotes that seem fitting. I hope you enjoy the pairings as much as I do.

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.”–Thomas Szasz, well-known social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York

“If I wasn’t making mistakes, I wasn’t making decisions.”– Robert W. Johnson, founder of Johnson & Johnson

“Flops are part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.”-Rosalind Russell, Golden Globe and Tony award-winning American actress

“The inmates are ghosts whose dreams have been murdered.”- Jill Johnson, about Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric wards

“Nothing happens until something is sold.”

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche