Posts Tagged ‘wynwood’

Posted at June 16, 2011 by Comments Off

Q&A with Miami Photographer Selina Roman

"In a way, it asks why can’t a porta-potty be beautiful?" -- Selina Roman talking about her photograph "Waiting." Selina Roman used to consider her photography to be more of a hobby while she worked as a journalist for a daily newspaper. It wasn’t until she left the daily grind of the newsroom and moved to Miami that she started taking her photography more seriously. Six years later, Selina has completed several photo projects, and more are in the works. Some of them include “Ur in or Ur Out,” photos depicting glamorous ...

Category : Arts,Uncategorized
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Wynwood Art Walk, a step toward local identity

I spent Saturday night with my loyal and adventurous buddy----Mette----a Danish expatriate, co-worker and resident of Miami Beach. We took  our two-person traveling entourage of polished toe nails and alternative taste to the streets of Wynwood, where we trekked through some of the city's avant-garde art shows and came across some very interesting personalities. Most importantly, we were both beaming with enthusiasm. Our beloved Miami----a place that for Mette, is far from home but worthy of admiration every time you drive across the Julia Tuttle Causeway--is finally showing signs of a burgeoning local identity. It is urbane, youthful, diverse and pleasurably gritty.

Posted at June 13, 2011 by Comments Off

Upping the ante for Food Trucks in South Florida

South Florida's food-truck frenzy is a testament to the area's entrepreneurial spirit. As far back as 2009, many in South Florida began to catch-on to a national trend and an intelligent business proposition—food trucks were an answer for burgeoning restaurateurs who did not have the start-up capital to risk on a brick-and-mortar business. They took advantage of the ambiguity surrounding regulatory structure and offered affordable eating options, in the midst of a recessionary economic environment. Urban planners embraced food truck’s ability inject new energy into land-use politics and revive blighted communities. While foodies reveled in the options—a budding network ...

Posted at May 23, 2011 by Comments Off