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The Condo Construction Craze

Debra Wellins Been downtown lately?  It's a mass of construction cranes.  Condo towers are going up all over the place from Miami Beach to Hollywood. I've been tracking the 35 condo projects currently under construction in Miami-Dade County.  Three of them are now completed towers*. Most of these are available for pre-sale, meaning you can place a deposit down now, while under construction, and make payments at specified completion phases. Towers Under Construction Miami Baltus House Bay House 23 Biscayne Bay* Brickell CityCentre BrickellHouse Grove at Grand Bay Habitat II Icon Bay 1100 Millecento Residences MyBrickell Nine... Continue Reading >

The Artification of Condo Sales in South Florida

Debra Wellins Exceptional and valuable art is being paired, not with fine wine, but with luxury condominiums in South Florida.  Paintings, sculptures, public art and video installations, art furniture, rugs and murals are adorning lobbies, pool decks and other common areas of high-end condos to attract wealthy buyers. And the art is not just for the 12th Art Basel Miami Beach, December 5-8.   It's permanent. The Bond on Brickell, a new 44 story condo planned for Miami and themed after London's  legendary Bond Street,  has British photographer Terry O'Neill's life size black and... Continue Reading >

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Guide to the Fairs

Debra Wellins Get ready, get rested - there is much to see.  This guide will really come in handy for planning your visual extravaganza to the fairs. Art Basel in Miami Beach. December 5 - 8. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $42 day ticket, $90 permanent pass; artbasel.com. Art Miami.
 December 3 - 8. Midtown Miami, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami. Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. $35 one-day pass; art-miami.com. ArtSpot... Continue Reading >

Celebrating the Tata’s

Debra Wellins It was a perfectly gorgeous morning in downtown Miami and the turn-out at the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure 2013 was astounding. The South Miami Dental Team had a blast walking and running with the thousands of breast cancer survivors, families and friends of survivors and those walking in memory of loved ones. To those that participated or contributed in any way, the tata's of the world thank you. [gallery ids="5090,5094,5091"] [gallery ids="5096,5097,5095"]                 Continue Reading >

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – I’m Walking. Are You?

Debra Wellins I am participating in the Race for the Cure tomorrow, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world that raises money for the fight against breast cancer.  My team, along with thousands of other teams, are making it possible to have more treatment, education and screening that saves lives in our communities. Join me and the South Miami Dental Associates Team - BIG OR SMALL SAVE THEM ALL - tomorrow, October 19, 2013 at Bayfront Park.  7:00 am. Make a Donation Click on this link to South Miami Dental Associates. ... Continue Reading >

4th of July Fireworks, Concerts, Picnics, Pool Parties

Debra Wellins Here ya go pyromaniacs and ooh-ers and ahh-ers.  A run down on the 4th of July picnics, pool parties, bbq's, concerts and fireworks. For a list of events click here  Channel 10 Run Down For a suave 4th of July celebration check out The Biltmore For eating and viewing (focus here is on viewing) The Rusty Pelican Having a party?  Drive down to Phantom Fireworks in Key Largo and buy your fire. I'll be at a party in Bay Harbor..  Enjoy and be safe! Oh, and call... Continue Reading >

EPIC Hotel and Residences – Location and Style

Debra Wellins Whether you desire a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath penthouse or a 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment, this downtown condo has it all - superb location, contemporary style, fantastic amenities and amazing views.  The Epic is located on the Miami River, just over the Brickell Avenue Bridge to the Northeast.  The vistas of Biscayne Bay, Brickell and Downtown Miami  from the upper floor apartments are truly amazing.  Zuma Japanese Cuisine is off the lobby, Area 31 is out on the terrace... Continue Reading >