I don’t care what you call me, I know who I am – Miami

When I say the word Miami or Miami Beach it evokes visions of Miami Vice, and electric colored blazers. Well yes, those things have not changed much but with the construction boom of the last few years this city morphed into the tropical metropolis unlike any other place I have seen. Now don’t assume I am biased because of my Miami roots, and take a look at these beautiful images I took this past weekend and judge for yourself.

I finally had the chance to visit 1111 Lincoln designed by Herzog De Meuron and home to incredible shops like Taschen book store, and The Alchemist in the 4th floor where you can drop a small fortune on a T-shirt.Yet not even the shopping can distract you from the curves and asymmetrical floors of the building that to me seemed as if stacked on top of each other like a game of Jenga. The pop art floor numbers add a freshness combined with the backdrop of palm trees that so sensually dance in the wind. A few other cool shops were the huge Y3 store with amazing sneaks, the Shake Shack and the Nespresso store that I adore. 

On another night I made my way over to South of Fifth and strolled through the park in between Smith & Wollensky and Apogee, a construction zone for the past 10 years or at least that’s how long it felt like. Now you can jog, bike or take a late night skateboard cruise through this beautiful area that overlooks the channel and Fisher Island with South of Fifth as your backdrop. Plus with it’s red pillars it makes you feel like your in another world. (see pic)

I love visiting a city that is still in the making, reinventing and shifting. Especially attracting some of my favorite big names to it’s shores to help along the process… but that is the allure of Miami and it will always be… enjoy the photos. I took them for you and me.

If you want to read more interesting stuff go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami

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One thought on “I don’t care what you call me, I know who I am – Miami

  1. >Ana, I finally took the time to read some of your blog posts. I must say, I'm proud of you. I remember us talking about doing one collaboratively but decided each doing our own was best. I opted not to do it for several reasons, however, you continued to flirt with the idea and now it's a reality. It inspires me to reevaluate why I didn't and reconsider. You're a great writer and visionary.

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