Miami: Yours to Discover
In its first-ever Neighborhood Issue, Douglas Elliman's spring/summer magazine is packed with places to go, sights to see, and experiences to excite your senses, and our city is top of mind. From the subtropical paradise of Key Biscayne, Terras rooftop bar at Life House hotel in Miami's Little Havana, the bright restaurants, stylish shops, bars, and little parks in the laid-back MiMo district, to the world-class museums of the Design District — this issue is all about a sunshine state of mind. Get inspired to explore new Miami destinations and discover new gems hiding in plain sight.
The Hottest New Restaurants
Dirty French Steakhouse
Located in the heart of Brickell, Dirty French Steakhouse is a glamorous, high-energy steakhouse. Major Food Group's first Brickell restaurant features plenty of animal print, gold-leaf ceilings, and a disco ball-themed room.
Crudos Art House
From art installations to live entertainment to fine food and drinks, this new two-story dining and imbibing destination features a menu of modern Asian-meets-Latin cuisine. After 11 p.m., the fine-dining experience transforms into a 21and-over vibe with live DJs and bottle service.
The Key Club
Located in the heart of historic Coconut Grove, the Key Club is a new take on a classic American bar and grill. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, flowing from the indoor dining room to the expansive bar area and covered outdoor patio. The fresh catch is a must-try here.
A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend is here which means it's time to kick off the celebrations. From the great outdoors to exciting festivals, there's plenty to see and do in Miami this May. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly events to check out as we kick off a new summer season.
Hyundai Air & Sea Show
The highlight celebration for Memorial Day in South Florida is the National Salute to America's Heroes and the stunning Air & Sea Show which will be taking place on the sands of South Beach this Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28 - 29.
Gables Family Literacy Festival
Embark on a literacy journey for a daylong celebration and book fair at the Gables Family Literacy Festival on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event promotes summer reading and offers a street fair with literacy exhibitors and vendors, activities, book donations, author readings, and more.
The Art of Exploration!
Coco had the best time exploring with Redviolet Studio during one of their mobile playgroup classes. Red violet Studio is a child-led multisensory art and plays class. The kiddos can explore different stations, including rice, beans, shaving cream, paint, oobleck, and much more! These classes promote independence, creative thinking, child-led play and exploration, problem-solving, and fine motor skills, all while having fun. Coco especially loved squeezing the different fruits to make juices and using colorful sand to make cupcakes.
Patriotic Pops Recipe
For sweet treats that are as patriotic as they are tasty, we recommend trying these delicious and healthy iced treats for Memorial Day Weekend that are fun for the entire family to make!
112 oz Bag of Frozen Blueberries, defrosted
6 tablespoons Agave, divided (you can also use honey)
1 cup Plain Yogurt
1/2 cup milk (you can use cow's milk, almond, rice, or soy)
112 oz Bag Frozen Raspberries, defrosted Full recipe here!
Housing Bubble Not Ready to Pop
The red-hot housing market may be pricing out many people as it continues its scorching run, but it isn't a bubble that's ready to pop. The current spike we're seeing has many people worried that we will experience a boom & bust similar to 2006-2008, but experts say that because of stricter mortgage standards and a historic level of homeowner equity, the fear of massive foreclosures impacting today's market is not realistic.