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House of Versace - Miami Beach

House of Versace

Casa Casuarina-1116 Ocean Drive

This is the Versace Mansion where he was murdered on the front step on July 15th 1997. For some people it is a morbid curiosity, for me it is admiring an awesome residence. The medusa heads adorn the iron gates surround this mansion, as is his famous Greek pattern he used on most of his mens clothing designs. I was lucky enough to gain entrance to this amazing estate, finding out that the house is now an exclusive members only private facility with annual club dues in the range of 30,000 with every visit being an additional 3 or 4 thousand. The membership is by invitation only. Sorry about the boarded up windows, the pics were taken when Hurricane Ivan was off the coast of Jamaica.

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2007
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Miami Ink - Miami Beach

Miami Ink

Miami Ink

Miami Ink is located at 1344 Washington Ave, across the street from most of the clubs, and was made extremely popular by a cable televsion show focusing on the specific customer requests and the artists who fulfill them. I was told by people I met in Miami that, because of the increased popularity, it is hard to get a tattoo here, so you might want to call ahead and make an appointment.

Phone: (305) 531-4556

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2006
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Alcohol- the real cornerstone of a SoBe Diet - Miami Beach

Alcohol- the real cornerstone of a SoBe Diet

South Beach Diet

More than cultural guidance for travelers, but advice to anyone who dives into the world of commercial and advertised existance, if anything, the name "South Beach Diet" does not apply to what real South Beach locals eat... sushi and seafood, yes, but not all the overhyped diet meals we are beginning to see at the grocery. A real South Beach Diet consists of seafood, alot of sushi, good Cuban meals and alot of good alcohol to polish a great dinner off.... and dancing into the night, with great sunny afternoons of outdoor activity (boating, rollerblading, golf) before it all started. Its not what you eat, its the lifestyle you live.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 20, 2005
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Bar after UM lost to my VA Tech Hokies!!! - Miami Beach

Bar after UM lost to my VA Tech Hokies!!!

Its all about whats "IN"

Remember what South Beach is- trendy. if you are coming here to be in the center of the absolute party mecca, then the same club you went to in March might be dreadfully empty the same night of the week in July. Actually, sometimes the clubs change names entirely. The trendy spots change from month to month, so it is truly up to you to find out where the party's at.

Website: http://miamibeach411.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2005
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Don't knock over the sandcastle - Miami Beach
Don't knock over the sandcastle

Usually on South Beach you will find this huge sandcastle being built. I saw this drunk idiot run through it once. The police tackled him as if he was wanted for a double homicide. The sandcastle is really cool, and probably takes a long time to build, so for those frat kids on Spring break- leave it be.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 7, 2005
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