Ashley Brozic is Miami through-and-through, and she has big goals in fashion and media. As the editor of Racked Miami, she’s serving local fashion fans and raising our profile with trendsetters and retailers in the fashion big leagues of NYC. “I’m not ready to ditch my city just yet. Every time I try to move away, something has kept me here. I think it’s a sign that this is where I am supposed to be.”
Daniella Levine Cava is one of only three people in the past 20 years to defeat an incumbent for a spot on the County Commission. Her campaign was well-funded, she knocked on a lot of doors, and her goals were progressive and ambitious. We spent some time with her over the past three months to see how she’s shifting from candidate to commissioner, and to find out how she’s managing her mission for change.
We spent yesterday at the Miami International Map Fair, where we found some unexpected bits of Miami and Florida history hidden in the stuff on display. Here, six crazy bits of Miami history, including imprisoned cartographers, Confederate tourism, eighty-year-old hotel rates, and fancy avocados.
In this series, we ask interesting Miamians for their favorite spots. Then we go there with them and talk about it. Today, we explore with actor and writer Teo Castellanos. “When I go on a writing retreat, I ask: is there a window and is there a desk? That’s all I need.”
The real estate market is booming, and Miami’s neighborhoods are changing so quickly it can be hard to keep up. While there are a lot of developers thinking in big buildings and bigger dollars, we caught up with a few developers and organizers who are thinking at the slightly more human scale, to ask them about what they think is next for Miami’s changing neighborhoods.
Andre Fletcher and Sharon Dammar-Fletcher weren’t always in the fish business, but ten years later they’re shipping 500 pounds of tilapia each week–and doing it differently than almost anyone else in the business. We caught up with them for a look at what it’s like to run a Miami fish farm.