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Emily Bench

Pilates Instructor

Co-founder of Pilathon. Emily is in love with life, people, and nature. She loves breathing Miami’s salty air and being barefoot (on grass or sand preferably!).

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Miam Café

Breakfast Experts

Miam Café & Boutique boasts a simple, fresh menu offered in a place where people can gather and enjoy fresh and homemade food and drinks all day long in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Karen Weiner Escalera

Founder of Miami Curated

Food, fashion with flair, world-class culture and entertainment, plus tips on whatever exudes fabulosity. That’s what I’m all about. My training to be picky was cultivated through a long career in luxury travel and lifestyle. It’s all about quality.

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Annie Vazquez

Top Fashion Blogger

Annie Vazquez is Miami’s Top Fashion Blogger who has worked with brands like Mercedes Benz, L'Oreal, Pantene, Forever 21, H&M. She’s been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, The Today Show, New York Times and more.

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Three Guys From Miami

Cuban Cuisine Experts

The Three Guys From Miami run four popular websites dedicated to Cuban culture and Miami travel. The Three Guys’ own history predates the Web. They became a team in 1981 and for the past thirty-three years they have been perfecting their Cuban recipes by cooking, and eating – oh yes, a LOT of eating – Cuban food. They have made several appearances on the Food Network and have published two best-selling Cuban cookbooks.

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Susana Baker

Curator / tour guide

We roll out the red carpet for you to see the designs of the future and today. Explore The Arts brings you an explosion of arts customized to your likes, whether it’s Wynwood or South Beach, we have a tour for all. All our tours end with lunch or dinner, or we do signature bites and sparkling wines at different stops for a Miami Culinary Experience.

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Lisa Lee

Makeup Artist

As an artist, Lisa’s work has appeared in Grace Ormond Luxury Magazine, The Knot Bridal Magazine, The Miami Herald, Deco Drive, Celebrity Magazine, African Vibe Magazine, and People Magazine to name a few. Lisa also has an extensive background in Runway and Fashion Show production. In 2013 she was given an achievement award as a beauty professional by the “Women in the Arts Miami”, and recently awarded “Best Makeup Artist In Miami 2016”

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Alicia B

Miami Craft Beer Blogger

Watching Miami through craft beer-soaked glasses. There are so many fine local brews to choose from in Miami, so drink local!

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I Heart Miami

Miami Lifestyle Blog

Born and raised in Miami, Caroline has enjoyed watching her city grow and emerge into a World Class city. Blogging and sharing events since 2006, Miami isn’t just about South Beach, clubbing, tanning, shopping and the occasional Everglades visit. We live in a diaspora of Latin, Caribbean, European and American cultures and it all blends so well with so many things happening in different neighborhoods of Miami.

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Miami Food Pug

Popular Food Blog

In 2012, Dianne and Geoffrey met and quickly found they shared a mutual love of food and pugs. They were later inspired to combine their love of both things into what’s now known as Miami Food Pug. Highlighting upcoming restaurants in the Magic City as well as old favorites, Dianne and Geoffrey indulge in each neighborhood’s most delicious dishes. They interview chefs and owners to get a better understanding of what drives them to open up in Miami’s fierce food scene.

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Seth Bramson

Florida Historian

Seth H. Bramson, who is Adjunct Professor of History and Historian in Residence at Barry University in Miami Shores and Adjunct Professor of History at Nova Southeastern University’s Lifelong Learning Institute, is America’s senior collector of Florida East Coast Railway and Florida transportation memorabilia, Miami memorabilia and Floridiana. He is America’s single most-published Florida history book author.

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Cristina Bustamente

Baby and Kids Boutique owner

Cristina is the founder of Baby Love Luna, a baby and kid boutique for cool kids everywhere. She is based in Miami, FL.

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Patricia Wise

Founder of MIAMI NICE

Patricia is a Miami-local and blogger exploring the best of authentic Miami lifestyle (@miaminicemag). She’s always looking for the best hole-in-the wall spot and tries to live like she’s always on a Caribbean vacation. Patricia sees Miami as the best of both a major American city and an island community.

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Laura Albritton

Author of "Miami for Families"

Laura is the author of the book Miami for Families: A Vacation Guide for Parents and Kids (www.MiamiforFamilies.com). She writes for publications including the Miami Herald and Sculpture magazine. Laura also recently launched the travel blog Island Runaways, with inspirational posts on tropical destinations like Guadeloupe and Key Largo.

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Runway Baby

Organic Fashion Expert

I am a single mom living in Miami. I support local businesses that offer organic, natural products, and work according to the latest environmental ethics. I also own an organic fashion brand for children, based on buy-one-give-one principles: for every item you buy from me, I will donate one to a child in need.

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Miami Culinary Tours

Culinary Tours

Miami Culinary Tours is a passionate and historical culinary culmination. The company offers the Little Havana, the South Beach and the Wynwood food tours. Tours stroll through some of the best restaurants in Miami allowing attendees to taste the cultural diversity of each of the neighborhood in which they operate. These edible journeys allow one to experience the history of Miami itself and its cultural diversity, which flows into the origins of the cuisine that flavors Miami.

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Alexis Renny

Makeup Artist

Alexis Renny is quickly becoming one of the rising creative forces in the Miami beauty scene. Her work has graced the pages of magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Self, Italian Vogue, and Seventeen. She has contributed to major ad campaigns for Coco-Cola, DirecTv and Nike, and has worked on numerous film and television productions from The Real Housewives of Miami to the Latin Billboards. Alexis also contributes her expertise to beauty pieces for the Miami New Times.

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Chef Adrianne


At age 27, Adrianne has enjoyed an incredible number of accolades during her remarkable journey in becoming a recognized chef. She graduated top of her class at Johnson & Wales University, and now owns and operates her own restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine bar, Adrianne has influenced the culinary community as well as the way people experience fine dining. She is featured every Thursday morning on her very own Maximum Flavor TV segment on NBC6’s Live Miami.

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Synergy Center

Yoga Teachers

Synergy Center for Yoga and the Healing Arts is located in the heart of South Beach. Our beautiful second location in the Castle Beach Condo offers beach and pool access as well as a 2 for 1 deal at the famous Russian and Turkish Spas. We offer over 50 classes per week, with a unique selection of the most refined styles of Yoga led by our highly trained teachers. In addition to Yoga, we offer healing services including Massage, Reiki Healing, Chakra Balancing, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and more.

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José Balido

President of Tripatini.com

José Balido is an alumnus of Georgetown University’s School of Languages and Linguistics, has written for both travel and entertainment media since 1987. A scriptwriter for daytime TV shows as All My Children, Ryan’s Hope, One Life to Live, Jose also executive-produced and wrote the story for Sony Pictures Mexico’s acclaimed box-office hit Niñas Mal.

On the travel side, he has worked primarily with Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel and Diversionmagazines, as well as the New York Post.

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Family Fun in Miami

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Laura Albritton

Author of "Miami for Families"

Miami's best kid-friendly attractions and activities. The tropical metropolis of Miami may be famous for its South Beach party scene, but locals know it’s one of Florida’s best destinations for family fun. With beaches, theme parks, tropical gardens, and historic attractions, parents will find tons of entertaining options for children and teenagers.


    Miami Seaquarium

    “This classic marine park located on Virginia Key delights children ...
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    Barnacle State Historic Site

    “Nestled in Coconut Grove on Biscayne Bay, the historic Barnacle ...
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    Fairchild Tropical Gardens

    “A pleasant tram ride gives visitors an overview of the lushly ...
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    Venetian Pool

    “Families head to the historic Venetian Pool, crafted out of a ...
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    Jungle Island

    “Situated on the causeway that leads to South Beach, Jungle Island ...
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    11th Street Diner

    “Two blocks off the ocean, this South Beach institution serves up ...
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    Books & Books

    “Miami’s beloved bookstore, Books & Books, boasts a bustling ...
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    Matheson Hammock Park

    “This state park boasts an unspoiled, natural setting and beach on ...
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Laura Albritton

Author of "Miami for Families" . Laura is the author of the book Miami for Families: A Vacation Guide for Parents and Kids (www.MiamiforFamilies.com). She writes for publications including the Miami Herald and Sculpture magazine. Laura also recently launched the travel blog Island Runaways, with inspirational posts on tropical destinations like Guadeloupe and Key Largo.