Travel video: Art Deco Weekend 2013! The Betsy Hotel review, Miami restaurants & Ocean Drive.

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Do the Charleston, the Charleston! I’m very happy with my latest travel video, about Miami’s Art Deco Weekend, now published on Huffington Post Travel.

This episode recounts my Miami adventures, from the Bettie Page fashion show to the flapper gala. Be sure to watch until the end, or you’ll miss the “jazz hands”!

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Shout-out to my collaborators for sharing my passion. I’m wearing a fringe top by Peace Love World, and a striking scarf with a face by Pitsart.

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My host, The Betsy Hotel, is consistently rated one of the top in Miami, and I quickly found out why. The staff genuinely cares about your comfort; there’s an atmosphere of home here.

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All around the hotel, there were intimate portraits of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. The rock and roll lounge lit up a reflective film ceiling.

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The rooftop garden overlooks South Beach (right across the road). The Betsy’s on Ocean Drive, but a few minutes walk from the main strip, so you’re not surrounded by noisy revelers. It was a perfect stay; I’ll be back.

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At night, Ocean Drive’s Art Deco hotels glow with neon.

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Do you recognize The Carlyle? It’s where The Birdcage movie was filmed.

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Miami’s a winter haven for many East Coast dwellers.

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During Art Deco Weekend, there was live music all throughout the district.

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I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the incredible seafood I had in Miami. Lantao Restaurant, located in the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, is inspired by Asian street food. I started with the “28 Days Later” cocktail: several types of rum (arr!) and house-made grenadine. Followed up with well-spiced tom yum soup, grilled paiche (South American tropical fish), and ended with pear cake — marvelous.

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I mostly stayed in South Beach, but ventured to Coconut Grove to eat at Jaguar Ceviche. Six types of marinated raw fish on a spoon… mojitos… sangria… blue tortilla chips… grilled mahi mahi… is your mouth watering yet? Jaguar’s service and flavors were spot on, and the space is great for a big group.

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Wynwood Village is also a must-visit (although be careful at night, and in certain parts). It’s an artsy district with colorful murals like this anime one.

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I think this psychic would predict my imminent return to Miami… hopefully in December, for Art Basel!

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Please take a minute to watch my Art Deco Weekend video. Did you laugh at the dancing scenes?

What are your favorite hang-outs and shops in Miami? Would you be interested in seeing me cover Art Basel?

  • Golbez

    Question: is their like a jrock or visual kai fashion week for Guy’s?? Just wondering….and you look dashing in this video (:

  • meimei

    *o* cool

  • Natrix

    awww you were in Miami, i wanna meet you xD

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  • James

    NICE :)

  • Melissa

    Awesome! This makes me want to go to Miami!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      come with me to art basel in Dec, let’s make videos!!!

  • Lilla

    Beauty (:

  • Amanda

    Great! Thank you so much! We hope you will come back next year!

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  • Evan

    Wish I could be there…

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    Wan! You called me, I’m here!

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    Awesome video!!!!

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    want to visit Miami soon!

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    thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for the great article – hope to see you back again next year!

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    amazing hair!! beautiful!!! *-*

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    oh, my city!!! ^^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yayy! Did you enjoy my Miami coverage? Got any tips for the next time I visit (hopefully in Dec for Art Basel?)

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    Love the post! You always look so adorable

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