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Video: Meet Overtown’s RBG, Ms. Jackie Bell

At 81, Jackie Bell is far from retirement. She may not have a computer or a smartphone, but what she lacks in technology, she makes up for in resilience. She remembers the Overtown she grew up in, before the construction of I-95 drove businesses out of the community. “You didn’t know you were segregated,” she […]

/ January 10, 2019


Video: History meets hospitality at the Copper Door B&B

Chefs Jamila Ross and Akino West recently converted an abandoned 1940s motel in historic Overtown into a vintage-styled bed-and-breakfast concept that’s equal parts love and hospitality. The Copper Door B&B features 22 rooms, three private suites, and a banquet table where travelers can share stories over a homemade breakfast prepared by the couple. Sure, you’ve […]

/ January 3, 2019


Meet Natasha, your new director of The New Tropic

Meet your new director of The New Tropic, Natasha Del Toro! (Courtesy of Natasha Del Toro) We love helping you make the most of Miami, and we’re excited to introduce you to your new local director of the New Tropic, Natasha Del Toro, who will be working to help you feel even more connected to your […]

/ December 13, 2018


This Miami family’s back to own the Halloween costume game

The Horth family goes all out for Halloween in Miami and this year is no exception.

/ October 29, 2018


Here’s how this Downtown Miami resident’s vision for a new destination is coming to life

Steve Dutton’s Avenue 3 project for Downtown Miami looks to create a pedestrian-friendly destination in the heart of the city.

/ October 15, 2018


This local’s tribute to Miami Beach’s lifeguard stands earned her a key to the city

Annamaria Windisch-Hunt, a South Florida artist, painted replicas of Miami Beach’s lifeguard stands from Government Cut up to Surfside.

/ October 1, 2018


How a bike trip inspired this Miamian to create eye-popping greeting cards

Julie Brumlik, founder of Open Card Now, traveled across Asia and found the inspiration to bring 3D pop-up cards to Miami.

/ September 12, 2018


Here’s why Miami loves Mr. 305 so much

Before he was Mr. Worldwide he was Mr. 305. Here’s why Miami loves Pitbull so much.

/ September 4, 2018


How Miami’s favorite Uncle has stayed so relevant for decades

From politics to coaching champion football teams, here’s how 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke has remained so relevant in Miami.

/ August 2, 2018


How’d a grapefruit farmer end up getting a major Miami road named after him?

Charles Le Jeune was a successful grapefruit farmer in Miami’s early days and ended up getting a major road named in his honor.

/ July 17, 2018