Llegué a Miami, en Abril del...
Llegué a Miami, en Abril del 99. Cuándo comenzamos a aproximarnos en avión, sinceramente me quedé impresionado. Desde el aire se apreciaba un desarrollo frenético de la zona. Grandes avenidas perfectamente dibujadas. Aguas tranquilas y cristalinas. Cientos de canales por los que navegaban miles de yates, barcos, etc. Cuidado con 'The Town', el centro finaciero de día, y el centro de la delincuencia de noche. Miami beach, toda una pasada.
Essex Houses to Coral Gables
Coral Gables is essentially bordered by Calle Ocho at the north, Sunset Drive SW 72nd St/Hwy 953 at the east and Red Rd SW57th Avw/Hwy 959 at the west.
Us Hwy 1 slashes through at a 45 angle from northwest to southwest. Avenues here
run east-west, while street run north-south. Miami Art Deco District turned the city into a showpiece of fashion and trendiness.
Cotton - Only Cotton
My SIL who lives in Miami will not wear any fabric but 100% cotton. I concur completely.
Do not wear any manmade blends e.g. a cotton t shirt that is just 5% lycra might as well be a plastic bag.
In the photo, Bob is standing (purple shirt) with a 100% cotton shirt, cotton shorts, cotton socks, and a hat which is pretty much ideal, although a lighter color shirt would be preferable especially in the summer. Khakis are lighter and more comfortable than denim. Sunscreen
People watching on Lincoln Road
There's more to South Beach than Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue. One place I recommend for shopping, food, drinks and people watching is Lincoln Road!
Its a closed wide pedestrian mall located in South Beach between Washington and Alton avenues, and 16th and 17th streets.
You'll find alot of nice stores like Banana Republic, French Connection, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel as well as alot of trendy outdoor cafés & restaurants on Lincoln Road. Its as nice & trendy as Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, but little bit more relaxed.
I definately recommend this place for food and drinks. One of my favourite place to go out in South Beach!
CocoWalk is a partially open-air retail complex located in Coconut Grove. It's not very large, but includes the more popular clothing stores and restaurants.
The stores are the same as found all over the US including Banana Repulic, Gap, etc... so nothing special there.
The restaurants are all franchise type restaurants, with the Cheesecake Factory being the anchor restaurant.
CocoWalk is a good place to go for an afternoon of shopping and to catch a movie in the theatre. Parking is available either on the street or in the parking garage. The stores are all primarily aimed towards female shoppers, so if you go there with your girlfriend/wife be prepared to hold lots of bags and get dragged into all sorts of shops and boutiques. It's like a living hell for guys!! There is a small shoe store directly across the street from the Gap (can't remember the name). If you go into the back of the store, you will find some cheap knock-off designer purses and shoes (fake Gucci, Prada, Versace, etc...). If you want to look the part of Miami's "elite" but can't afford it visit this place. Lots