Sunday, March 1, 2015

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion - In Denim Jumpsuits We Trust

If you've been wondering where our #ThankYouMiami for Fashion posts have been for the past two weeks, they've been simmering within us as incoherent thoughts. Fortunately, those thoughts have formulated into an intelligible, albeit fanatical, love letter to denim that we are proud to call our latest post. Read the excerpt below and click on the image for the full article featuring pieces from G-Star RAW's latest women's collection available at their Lincoln Road store.

Which of the three jumpsuits would you wear? What would you pair it with? What other pieces from G-Star RAW's latest collection do you love? What other trends are you currently obsessing over? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Get to Know the Founder of #ThankYouMiami

Each week we share with you information, stories, and quirks about life in Miami, but we rarely share details of our story. Recently our founder Margarita Wells had the opportunity to interview and be interviewed by a fellow Localeur from New York City as part of the company's series "Getting to Know Our Localeurs". Read the excerpt below and click on the photo to learn more about Margarita, what she loves about Miami, her favorite tourist-free spot, and how she envisions the perfect Saturday in Miami.

Do you have any questions for Margarita? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami! You can also Ask #ThankYouMiami.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#ThankYouMiami for Art Luminaries - Alexander Mijares

Perrier recently relaunched their website in a Tumblr format as District Perrier. One of our first assignments for this new vision was to talk to a local influencer about their favorite spots in their "district". We immediately thought of Alexander Mijares because his art is incredible, his social media following is astronomical, and his lifestyle is enviable. He is also a great ambassador for Miami thanks to his Cuban heritage and the incredible success he has seen in his young art career. Read the excerpt below to learn why we love Mijares and click on the image for the list of his favorite eight Miami hangouts.

If you're around this weekend, stop by the Taste of Cuba Festival at the Hialeah Park Casino (100 East 32nd Street, Hialeah) to check out Mijares' newest series "Me Recuerdo". He is the featured artist for this fabulous festival that showcases Cuban culture to South Florida through art, music, food and spirits.

Have you heard of Alexander Mijares? What do you think about his work? Which of his 8 hangouts do you like most? Why? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

#ThankYouMiami How-To: Keeping Warm Miami Style

Winter 2015 lasted a total of two days in Miami. "Irregardless" it was cold and we were ill prepared with our year-round summer wardrobes, which got us thinking: what are the best ways to keep warm in the 305? Turns out, for a city that is ever-warm, we actually have many options. From comfort food to hot beverages, we share our favorite four ways to keep warm in our latest Localeur recommendations. Click on the image below to see the full list and keep an eye on the #ThankYouMiami Localeur page for future recommendations!

Where do you go when you're looking for something warm? Have you been to any of our favorite four spots? Which one is your favorite? What do you get there? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

Monday, February 23, 2015

#ThankYouMiami (Beach) for 100 Fabulous Years - Photo Contest

The City of Miami Beach is turning 100 years young this year. And, if you know anything about Miami, you already know that the celebration is going to be of epic proportions. After all, it's Miami, bro. 

The city's centennial events will celebrate its rich cultural and entertainment history with a 100-hour, non-stop historic festival beginning on Sunday, March 22. Associated festivities include a car show, a fashion show, a wedding for 100 couples, and (again, because it's Miami) a naturalization ceremony for 100 new U.S. citizens. The week will culminate in a beachside concert on March 26 featuring Miami-based headliners like Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan and Flo Rida.

While all centennial events are free to the public, limited premium seats, ranging in price between $55 and $525, will be available for the March 26 concert. Miami Beach residents can purchase tickets at at a 10% discount (code: ResMB100) during a special 48-hour pre-sale from February 24 at 8 p.m. through February 26 at 7:50 p.m. Alternately, Miami Beach residents can pre-register to access a resident-only complimentary viewing area on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-residents can purchase tickets through the centennial website starting Thursday, February 26 at 8 p.m.

In celebration of Miami Beach's 100th anniversary, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) is running a photo contest titled "Miami Beach: The Best 100 Years" until 11:59 p.m. on March 27. To enter, visit the MBVCA Facebook Photo Contest page, share an original photo you've taken of the city, and tell us how it signifies why you love Miami Beach. You must email a high resolution version of the photo to to be eligible.