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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Top 10 Places to Live in Miami Florida


There’s no other Hashtag in Twitter, Instagram or Facebook more popular than #ILoveMiami. The city is vibrant with endless entertainment options, beautiful neighborhoods, electrifying nightlife scene, exciting shopping malls and boutiques and a ranking conglomeration of restaurants showcasing delectable cuisines from all over the world as a unique dining experience all at once.
     On top of all that, Miami, besides being one of the world’s Top Tourist Destinations, is booming as a preferable spot to live and work and developing a Real Estate infrastructure which will be hard to beat in the coming years.

     Miami seems confusing at first, but quickly becomes easy to navigate. The downtown area is at the geographical heart of the city and composed of a small cluster of buildings close to the airport and the beaches. There are more than a dozen neighborhoods in Miami’s mainland and surrounding keys, and the majority of them make the list at various medias as great places to live or visit.

Top 10 Best Places To Live In Miami

1- Bal Harbour:
A famously snooty town, known for its centerpiece of Bal Harbour Shops, the most productive luxury fashion shopping center in America with an exquisite collection of designer boutiques and restaurants.

2- Bay Harbour Island:

The Town of Bay Harbor Islands, located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is a growing and vibrant community of fine homes, luxury condominiums, and apartments. The Town is home to a K-8 school, retail shops, restaurants, professional offices and MANY other businesses. The community’s location near South Beach, The Bal Harbour shops, downtown Miami and other areas in Miami-Dade County has made it an ideal place to “live and work”.

3- Coconut Grove:

This district of Miami is a popular destination for locals as well as tourists. Coconut Grove is the oldest modern continuously-inhabited neighborhood of Miami and remains a charming, bayside village within the urban dynamic of Miami. Coconut Grove, known to locals as “The Grove” is one of the hippest, most energetic, most inviting corners of South Florida.
4- Coral Gables:
A.k.a. City Beautiful, home of one of the most prestigious and luxury hotels in Miami: The Biltmore. Southwest of Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, where lush green avenues wind through a residential area along playful architectural features, is a blend of color, details, and the Mediterranean Revival architectural style creating harmony with the Miami environment. 

5(a)- Brickell Downtown:
Brickell lies just south of the Miami River, extending south and crossing Broadway to SE 26 Road/Rickenbacker Causeway. The area north of Broadway is a mixture of financial and residential. Here you will find a variety of shops, boutiques, high-class retail, services, fitness center, supermarket, coffee shop, eateries, and a large selection of restaurants.

5(b)- Downtown Miami:
Boutiques, shops along the roads, streets bustling with people, skyscrapers that make a picture-perfect view from a distance. Downtown lifestyle meets its highest peek in Miami’s Downtown, peculiar with the rich history of Cuban refugees that have converted a part of the downtown into a Little Havana, a blend of wonderful food, shops, sights and Cuban culture.

6- Design District:

The Miami Design District is a creative neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining.A lover of arts? You will find no other place in the world so riveting and exciting than the Design District in Miami.

7- Key Biscayne:

An island town in Miami, known as ‘The Island Paradise’, Key Biscayne is a wonderful place to visit with so much to see, and so much to enjoy. It has a two-mile beach and is a popular place for sunbathing, picnics, barbecues, biking, kayaking, a tour of the lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottage, a campsite for youth groups, and boat camping. 

8- Miami Beach:

Primarily a business district where there is plenty to see and do, Miami Beach is a coastal resort city and the commercial center of South Florida. South Beach (also known as SoBe, or simply the Beach), it is considered one of the richest commercial areas in Miami with dense, urban nature, and pedestrian-friendly streets. 

9- Miami Lakes:

Miami Lakes is one of the best communities, providing a healthy and safe environment for youth that includes educational support programs. Miami Lakes is known as one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida for its tree lined streets, large estate lots, and extremely low crime rate.

10- Kendall:

Here in Kendall you will find Dadeland Mall, perhaps one of Miami’s most iconic shopping malls, hosts over 185 retail shops including such flagship stores as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macys, JC Penney, The Limited and Express. Here residents have access to everything they needed within walking distance

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Featured Luxury Properties

As marketing suggests, developers are giving the luxury market something more to brag about than beaches. It’s all part of a boom that just a few years ago seemed most unlikely: South Florida was reeling from one of the deepest real-estate-driven recessions in decades. And the butter-soft demand was nowhere more in evidence than in the luxury condo market.
     Today, bolstered by foreign buyers, the market has roared back and the luxury market is undergoing an explosion of stylish and sophisticated luxury and ultra-luxury projects, including at least eight designed by world-renowned winning architects. The lists of amenities include rooftop soccer pitches and balcony plunge pools and individual car elevators for whisking prized automobiles — and their owners — in privacy to their condominiums high in the sky.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Rum Journal: The Corner


One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The area gets its name from being just west of bicentennial park, home of Miami’s new art and science museums. Surrounded by the media and entertainment district, park west is part of Miami’s vibrant nightlife, culture, and art scene.

     The Corner was been voted the Best Cocktails in Miami, Best Jazz Night in Miami, Best After-Hours in Miami. It opens late and closes early. 

"Step inside, my pretty, and taste my delicious cocktails," this siren of a bar calls to you, and you obey. What? A bar is speaking? Of course! Haven't you heard of the term speakeasy? Once inside, you're teleported to a dimension where bartenders wear vests and make classic cocktails using spirits such as moonshine, white whiskey, and absinthe. You're not in Miami; you're in the "Cocktail Zone." .... Miami News Times. 

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

"Meet the Brokers " Donnelly and Maria

A Team Going Beyond and Results that Move YOU!
Our Promise

     At Blue Reef, "The Sales and Rental Specialists", it is a priority to cater to client's needs and dreams in order to find that "perfect home, or perfect investment." The team strives to offer the best real estate experience by discussing the needs of the client in detail. The locations, verbal descriptions and images of the properties are all provided promptly, for the client's perusal. Familiarization with neighboring communities and their various amenities are taken into consideration as well as the nature of the intended expenditure. Every detail, every client's request is considered. Blue Reef offers quite a list of properties; ranging from cozy, modest homes, to upscale residences. We also offer a wide range of rentals.

     We also extended a hand to our valued clientele by offering advice concerning necessary fees, applications and licenses, Blue Reef's assistance never ends just at picking your dream property; the team goes the extra mile to ensure that the client is by all means comfortable and satisfied with their choice. We pride ourselves in taking the time to regard our client's interests personally. To truly understand the needs, and requirements of the property that suits the valued client. With kind words, a warm honest atmosphere and the willingness to attend to the needs of the client; Maria and her team provide the quintessence of the Real Estate Business –
Match Making, in its purest form.

A Can't Miss View in St. Lucia

Much is made of the views from Gros Piton, one of St. Lucia’s famous volcanic peaks. And rightfully so. Hike 2,619 feet to its summit and you’ll be rewarded for your efforts with a breathtaking panorama of the island’s patchwork below and the misty specter of neighboring islands on the horizon.
But there’s another equally awesome St Lucian view that doesn’t require a four-hour round-trip commitment or that you be in Olympic shape to complete it.

At Pigeon Island National Park, on the island’s north coast, all you need is 10 minutes and grippy-soled shoes to hike from the beach up to the ruins of Fort Rodney, a lookout built by the British back in 1778. From here you can see the sea spread out underneath you, the manmade causeway that links the island to the mainland bisecting its blue beauty.

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Why Saint Lucia?


     Saint Lucia is the newest and arguably the best-positioned citizenship by investment program in the Caribbean. Vibrant, discerning and alluring, Saint Lucia offers all the tropical benefits of the region while being exclusive, authentic, and engaging.

     Saint Lucia has inherited decades of experience from its Caribbean neighbors. By hand-picking only the best practices, the Citizenship by Investment Board is committed to making the program the most efficient for investors, while providing unmatched benefits for the country and its people.
Saint Lucia recognizes dual citizenship, which can give an advantage on business expansion and tax relief among other benefits:

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Rum Journal: Bayside Bar

Fine Cuisine, Drinks and Gatherings at The Bayside Bar

Set right on the shores of Anse des Pitons, the Bayside Bar in St Lucia is an idyllic destination for Caribbean sunset views and perfectly mixed cocktails. One of the most popular Soufriere bars, the Bayside Bar also serves a relaxed beach menu under the almond trees, with a range of selections including pizza baked in a wood-fired oven and other international favorites.

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