A Mini Construction Tour Inside the Miami Beach Convention Center

If you were lucky enough to enter Art Basel Miami Beach this year through the VIP entrance you got a little treat: a mini construction tour through the future grand lobby of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The whole thing, although not a very long tour, was pretty cool. It began in the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, crossed Meridian Avenue, which is closed to traffic and the public during construction, and then shot through one side of the lobby, down a back hallway, and into the convention center. Check out photos of the entire route here.

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Inside the 1 Hotel & Homes’ Duplex Penthouses

When the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach was first announced, like four or five years ago by now, I think I was pretty skeptical. It was yet another high-budget renovation of that gigantic barn of a building formerly known as the Roney Palace, then the Gansevoort, then the Perry—a monolithic behemoth built in the late 1960s—and what’s worse was they were only redoing half of it! However, I was completely proven wrong.

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Restaurants Doa and Moreno’s Cuba Both Had Reopening Parties Last Night Within Blocks of Each Other in South Beach

There were two very different crowds at the reopenings of Doa and Moreno’s Cuba, two very different restaurants within blocks of each other on Collins Avenue in South Beach last night. Doa was “refreshed” with a “cozier” interior and outdoor terrace dining, while Moreno’s “reopened” at the Dorchester Hotel, after moving from a smaller location at the Riviera Hotel.

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Eleven on Lenox Opens Sales Center for $3 Million Townhouses in a Surprising Part of South Beach

On a large piece of undeveloped land on the 15th street block of Lenox Avenue in South Beach, the luxury townhouse development Eleven on Lenox has finally opened its sales center after actually launching sales more than a year ago. The word at the sales center launch party on Thursday, a fun affair with good food, was that out of the eleven units (thus the name) in the last year they had sold one.

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Inside the Bass Museum’s Big New Renovation

This Monday, the Bass Museum of Art reopened its galleries for a press preview, after a multi-year renovation and expansion, approximately doubling in size within the same physical footprint. This is along with a new website, new art acquisition initiative, and new name of sorts. Now, it’s just ‘The Bass.’

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