"South Beach" Miami Beach by tampa_shawn
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I used to work and live in Miami and tend to visit it fairly often so I figured I should put together a page
While in Miami I lived in Coconut Grove, worked on Brickelle and hung out with my best friend who lived in South Beach. For those of you who don’t know Miami that means I worked, lived and played in the trendiest districts on a day- to-day basis. It was living in paradise.
Pictured here one of my old haunts, The Van Dyke on Lincoln Road in South Beach
Other areas in the world with Art Deco include
Shanghai (Yes Shanghai) and New Zealand. See the following article if you don't believe me
But by far the most romantic image of this period of time is South Beach as can be seen by the numerous TV shows, movies, reality shows and books that have taken place here
TV Shows: Burn Notice, Miami Vice, Flipper, Dexter, Golden Girls, Miami Inc, CSI Miami, Miami Inc., Nip/Tuck and the Jackie Gleason Show
Reality Shows: : Top Chef and various MTV's Real Worlds
Movies: Bird Cage, Something About Mary, Scarface, Fast and Furious, Bad Boys, Miami Vice, True Lies, Deep Throat, Gold Finger, Meet the Fockers, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Porkies, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise and the Kings of South Beach
Books: The South Beach Diet, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat and Dish and Tell...and Anything by Dave Barry
There are of course many more...but that is all I can think of off the top of my head
Pictured here, one of the many Art Deco Buildings on the famous ocean drive
The Weather in Miami is great. I've spent over 20 years living in various places around Florida and I still think Miami has the best weather...if you're along the water anyway. Since Miami and Miami Beach are located on the tip of Florida it gets the winds from both the West and North which keeps it cool. Some of the inland communities can be quite miserable in the summer though.
This great weather, the beach and the culture have attracted quite a few famous residents
Including: Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, the Bee Gees, Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Shaquill O'Neal, Rosie O'Donnell, Emilio Estefan and Dave Barry.
Pictured here this on South Beach (near Ocean Drive) where the board walk ends. This path takes you to the beach. I just loved how the shadows of the palms looked on the walkway.
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