OLA, a ‘Mango Gang’ South Florida Mainstay, Reopens at the Gates Hotel

OLA, the South Florida mainstay that served creative latin cuisine at the Sanctuary Hotel for fourteen years, until it was damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017, has just reopened at South Beach’s Gates Hotel after moving around for a few years. Always a happening place at the Sanctuary, the restaurant hopes to continue its success with a new executive chef, Chris Castro.

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Famed Interior Designer Jean-Louis Deniot Sells Fab Midcentury Pad on Flamingo Drive for $7.5M

Jean-Louis Deniot, an internationally known interior designer who has been listed on Architectural Digest’s list of the world’s one hundred best interior designers and architects, just sold his renovated mid-century rancher on Miami Beach’s Flamingo Drive for $7.5M. Mr. Deniot has worked on a few local projects in Miami, including the interiors of the Elysee condo tower, which is currently under construction in Edgewater.

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Hole-In-The-Wall La Sandwicherie is a South Beach Institution

So many South Beach joints can seem, well, insanely touristy. From the sidewalk cafes with their gigantic cocktails on Ocean Drive, to the overpriced, underwhelming restaurants of Lincoln Road, it’s easy to write off the whole neighborhood as one giant gastronomic Times Square. There are some real winners that have been around forever, however, and they still haven’t sold out like many South Beach hot spots.

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Starchitect-Designed Courtyard Townhouse Just Off Lincoln Road Asks $3M

Off a narrow pedestrian alley off busy Lincoln Road, hidden behind 1111, the high-design parking garage famous for showing how beautiful parking garages could be, nestles a little hidden colony of courtyard townhouses sitting atop a few shops, cafes, and a fancy Japanese Peruvian restaurant. One of houses, designed by starchitect firm Herzog & de Meuron, who also did the rest of the 1111 complex, is on the market for $2.999 million.

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ArquitectonicaGEO is redoing the Continuum’s Entry Drive in South Beach

The Continuum, that gigantic duo of residential towers at the southern point of South of Fifth, with its hundreds of units, acres of grounds, and oodles of amenities, is embarking on a multimillion-dollar renovation of its long entrance drive, which ascends two levels from the street to the main entrance, and will include the two roundabouts, the gatehouse, new pavers, a new fountain, and extensive landscaping. ArquitectonicaGEO, the landscape architecture arm of Miami megafirm Arquitectectonica, is handling the reno.

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Extremly High End​ Pyramid-Shaped “Arte” Launches Sales in Surfside

For a long time, Surfside was a small, approachable little town by the sea. Yes, it was home to one of Miami’s few old bastions of faded aristocracy known as the Surf Club, and the entrance to Indian Creek Village, the island-sized escape where literally all of the approximately fifty homes are in the $10 million+ range. Oh, and it also always butted right up against the uber-deluxe Bal Harbour Village. Yet, Surfside has always been modest; much more like Miami Beach’s North Beach neighborhood, directly to the south, than anything else adjacent to it. That is until now. When the Surf Club was bought out by the Four Seasons and redone in grand style, that gigantic and extremely high-end project led a torrent of new ultra-luxury development in the area.

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The Miami Beach Convention Center Unveils its New Public Art Collection and Canalside Park

The new public art adorning the Miami Beach Convention Center was recently unveiled, including a series of murals and a public park lining Collins Canal adorned with large aluminum sculptures. The art, as curated by the City of Miami Beach’s Art in Public Places initiative, includes site-specific permanent works by Joseph Kosuth, Joep van Lieshout, Ellen Harvey, and Franz Ackerman, with a tile installation by artist Sarah Morris set to debut by the end of the month. The Joep van Lieshout pieces, specifically, enhance the gorgeous new park along Collins Canal.

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