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11/20/20Lourdes Gutierrez

Leave it to Miami to continue its love affair with food. This flurry of newcomers with serious culinary chops also offers outdoor seating. Will it be Basque cuisine at the Rubell Museum’s onsite eatery, Leku, or Mamey’s modern Caribbean from the same visionary behind Ghee Indian Kitchen? Travel to Tulum courtesy of 1 Hotel’s Wave, and sit under the stars at the rooftop Mila. https://www.lekumiami.com/ https://mameymiami.com/ https://www.1hotels.com/south-beach/taste/wave https://www.milarestaurant.com/

11/19/20Lourdes Gutierrez

Because Miami and Miami Beach are separate cities, each has its own botanical garden. The world-famous Fairchild Garden specializes in palms and cycads. But even if you don’t know one from the other, you’ll be enchanted by this green wonderland with regular events like Dog Date Stroll and Doga. Visit the Miami Beach Botanical Garden for its Garden After Dark live music series and annual Botanical Bazaar. https://fairchildgarden.org/ http://mbgarden.org/

11/18/20Lourdes Gutierrez

Known up and down the Eastern Seaboard for its exquisite fleet of Hinckley yachts and impeccable service, Barton & Gray Mariners Club returned to Florida for peak season. Tiered membership levels offer access to various harbors as well as types of vessels from the Hinckley Talaria 40 and 44 to its iconic Picnic Boat. The professional crew takes care of every last detail. http://www.bartonandgray.com/

11/17/20Lourdes Gutierrez

The 2020 edition of Design Miami fair has been reconfigured for covid. Changes include its relocation to the Miami Design District; extended dates with timed entry for social distancing, and a hybrid concept combining virtual and in-person showrooms and events. This year’s theme is Podium: America(s), and the fair runs November 28-December 6, following the invitation-only preview on November 27. https://miami2020.designmiami.com/

11/16/20Lourdes Gutierrez

As northern harvests wind down, Florida’s growing season is just getting started. Farmers’ markets all over the city usually reopen in November to provide seasonal produce through May. There are so many to choose from, but some of my favorite markets are Pinecrest Gardens, Coconut Grove and Urban Oasis Project’s events in Legion Park, South Miami, Vizcaya Village and the Arsht Center. http://www.greenmarketco-op.org/ https://glaserorganicfarms.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=8 http://www.urbanoasisproject.org/

11/15/20Lourdes Gutierrez

Miami City Ballet is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a change of plans. While most productions have been put on hold, the tenacious troupe is pulling off a Christmas miracle with its outdoor re-imagining of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” in Downtown Doral Park. Tickets, which are sold as four-person pods, are going fast for the production’s 13 performances from December 18-31. https://www.miamicityballet.org/

11/14/20Lourdes Gutierrez

Somethings as simple as grabbing a cup of coffee at your neighborhood café or biting into a baked good at the corner patisserie feel so luxurious these days. Miami boasts so many wonderful spots to do both, but one of my go-to places is Bachour Bakery in Coral Gables. Besides world-renowned chef Antonio Bachour’s outstanding pastries, it has outdoor seating for a win-win. https://www.antoniobachour.com/bakery

04/12/20Lourdes Gutierrez

With travel off limits, virtual sightseeing has exploded. Plan your next trip through online experiences via safari outfitters, tourism bureaus, resorts and historic sites. Another great escape is PBS’s new culinary travelogue series, “Somewhere South,” hosted by North Carolina chef Vivian Howard. Start your journey here. https://www.abercrombiekent.com/videoshttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/travel/zambia-safari.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Articlehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkpS9VWhodZuZYURD1o44Kw/videoshttps://www.pbs.org/food/features/somewhere-south-season-one-episodes/