I always love the off chance I get to drive down to Miami for a weekend. Especially when there’s fun stuff and family and friends to be had.
Little known fact about me:
I am a bargainer. I want the MOST for the BEST possible price and A LOT in minute amounts of time. And usually my wants don’t agree with my impending reality but this weekend was one of those times I got it right.
Now as a child growing up in the Caribbean, several things came to mind with the mention of Miami.
B. Fast Food Chains Not Available in Nassau
C. Theme Parks
Now as a young woman; I’ve learned that the simpler, less extravagant come to the forefront of my mind and are the more meaningful and purposeful things I enjoy. When I think of Miami or traveling in general it’s more:
1. What can I do that I’ve never done?
2. What kind of food can I get that I’ve never tried?
3. What can I learn in the short time I’m here?
So in essence of creating an experience, as anyone should; Ive grown to appreciating less materialistic things and have started looking, more or less, to EXPERIENCE things.
This weekend I FINALLY got to check out the “Art Deco District” or Wynwood Area in Midtown Miami. Murals and murals of awe-inspiring art decorating the blocks and alleys of this apparently gentrified and ‘hipster-styled’ community. The streets are lined with art galleries, outdoor vendors, street art, trendy restaurants that give it a mellow and laid back kind of hippie vibe. I was in my element; free artistic rule, great weather and even better food.
It was late afternoon; the sun had decided to chill a little bit behind some clouds (thank God!) but none the less it was humid. We sat down in Coyo Taco and I was immediately drawn to the guacamole bowl with alambra. Accompanying my order was “crack in a plastic cup”—Agua fresca with limon y chia—I breathed new life slowly with every sip. $30.00 for 2 bowls and 2 drinks–can’t beat that (not even at Chipotle) !
After an awesomely late lunch, we meandered down a few streets to take in the art and inserted ourselves in the art for some pics. If you ever visit the Art District; don’t leave without visiting Wynwood Walls–a mostly outdoor exhibit of contemporary graffiti and street art–& FREE of charge.
So much fun!
By no means am I an expert on weekend moves or flicks; but I hope that we all grow to own less and experience more. There’s culture everywhere and in everything worth noticing and worth appreciating.
Till next weekend,
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