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SkyRise Miami

24 Mar

ImageDesigned by Bernardo Fort-Brescia, this iconic structure will be the second tallest observation tower in the country. The steel and glass giant will be situated on the waterfront of Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami. Skyrise will have a sleek, hairpin-like form, which will help the tower withstand strong hurricane winds. The tower will feature an upscale restaurant, a formal ballroom, three observation decks and a nightclub perched 1,000 feet above ground. SkyRise will also offer a number of attractions for the adrenaline rush seekers; a bungee jump-like SkyRise Drop system, a SkyPlunge free fall ride and a Flying Theater simulating a ride through Miami, the Everglades and the Ocean.

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SkyRise’s developer, Jeff Berkowitz hopes to begin construction by summer of 2014 and complete the work by 2017. “It is going to allow Miami to assume its rightful place on the global map of world-class cities,” Berkowitz told Local10. “It’s iconic… It’s going to be Miami’s Eiffel Tower.”

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The construction price of this phenomenal project? SkyRise might end up costing $430 million and while Berkowitz hopes to raise $270 in investments, he will also be contributing a “significant” amount of his own money, Miami News Today reports. Not only will this development draw foreign investors to the area, but it will also help create jobs for Miami residents. According to the Washington Economic Group Report, SkyRise will create some 7,100 jobs during its construction phase and an additional 17,000 once it opens its doors to the public. And the local economic stimulus doesn’t end there! The SkyRise website boasts that the tower is projected to attract 3.2 million visitors every year upon opening, which should help further boost the 305 economy.

 

For more pictures and information about the exciting future addition to the Miami skyline, please see:

http://www.skyrisemiami.com/

http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/02/12/states-tallest-observation-tower-advances/

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/20/3767826/developer-plans-1000-foot-bayfront.html

Best Nail Salons of South Beach

13 Jun
Best Nail Salons of South Beach
Guest Blog by Amanda Chamberlain

20130613-074002.jpgFinding a great nail salon is often a series of trial and error visits to the salons you see driving down the road or the salon mentioned by the lady waiting with you in the Starbucks line. In my experience many people settle for an “OK” nail salon. Here on South Beach it can seem like an endless search but we are actually lucky enough to have a few good salons out there, and I would know because I’ve tried most of them. When I rate a salon I am judging it on 3 things: cleanliness, staff and how happy I am with the final product.

126664_54_bThe best manicure on South Beach is at The Standard Spa. It doesn’t matter which technician you use (a strong testament to the quality of the salon) everything is very clean and I found the spa environment super relaxing. My manicures at the Standard seem to resist chipping longer than anywhere else on South Beach and they do a very good job. It is more expensive but if you really want to treat yourself to a superb mani then you will likely find the $30 worth it.
433928261_640My second favorite manicure on South Beach is over at the Sean Donaldson salon. I considered my self lucky when I found this nail salon directly across from Macy’s. At first glance it would appear to be a hair only salon, but that is not the case! The salon has a very bright, clean, minimalist atmosphere (which I love) and their manicurists are really spot on. Reasonably priced at $17 for a manicure, Sean Donaldson is a great spot to book on a weekly basis.

20130613-080309.jpgLace Nail Lab seems to be the most popular salon on the beach. It’s bright pink interior and very sociable staff make you feel like you are in a salon straight out of the Hairspray movie, it really is a lot of fun and a unique experience. They have a fabulous boutique in the front of the store that always has something (usually a candle) I will end up taking home with me. My only issue with Lace is that it is always busy and I feel rushed to leave with my nails wet, which means if I’m lucky I will make it 15 minutes before I smudge up the polish.

20130613-075118.jpgCanyon Ranch is a bit further up North Beach but they have a great manicure and hands down the best pedicure I have ever had in my life (and they are consistently that good)! Again it does not matter which technician you use, I have been blown away each time I go and I do go often. They also have a great environment and always use a new set of filing tools (bonus points on cleanliness) for each customer. At Canyon they offer to send you off with the filing kit and the bottle of polish you used during your service.

I hope these suggestions help a few people out! If I missed any great nail salons please comment here about it, we are all in this search together.
Yours Truly,
-Amanda Chamberlain

The Pilates Place South Beach

19 Nov

The Pilates Place is the kind of studio that grows by word of mouth due to it’s top of the line equipment, intimate group class sizes and most importantly an extremely high caliber level of instructors. Whether you are looking for a great workout or to improve an old sports injury, this is the spot.

Jackie and Louis are both true professionals. They custom tailor each class and private lesson to meet the specific needs of their students. The Pilates Place is located on the corner of Collins Avenue and 8th street. Work the core, improve your golf swing, or just stop by for a serious work out.

DH

763 Collins Avenue #305 Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 316-3341

Click HERE for the class schedule.

___Dr. Diane Walder___ Miami’s Top Dermatologist

14 Nov

Miami Beach has a reputation for inhabiting beautiful people. For years many have been trying to figure out what makes our people so beautiful. Some have guessed that our excellent weather and beaches get the credit, others believe it is the local’s diet; but the real secret is starting to get out and her name is Dr. Diane Walder.

Simply put, Diane Walder is the Rolls-Royce of skin care. Dr. Walder is a nationally recognized expert in her field. She is the dermatologist that locals use and celebrities fly in to visit. Her practice is comprised of herself and two outstanding skin care professionals; Dr. Cynthia Golomb and Dr. Stacey Chimento.

Vist http://www.dianewaldermd.com/ for more info and to make an appointment.

The office number is (305)866-2177

The office address is 1111 Kane Concourse Suit 100, Bay Harbor Island, FL 33154

DH

Bienvenido {Welcome!}

25 Feb

 

Welcome to my blog!

I’m a Miami Beach native and a true Miami fan, having received my JD/MBA at the University of Miami.  I also have an affinity for cajun food after spending four years in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I attended undergrad at Tulane University.  I’ve studied abroad in South America and Spain, and traveled to some of the coolest cities across the globe – and I can tell you hands down that one of the most exciting cities in the world is right here on Miami Beach.

Born and raised on Miami Beach, and now working as a luxury real estate agent on Miami Beach, I am truly passionate about all that this city has to offer. From restaurants and bars, to beaches, events and art, there is something for everyone.

One of the greatest parts about being a real estate agent on Miami Beach is that I learn something new about this city every day.  This blog gives me the opportunity to share my experiences with you.

Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to comment and share your own opinions, thoughts and ideas.  Check back soon for updates!

DH

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