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OCCUPATION Dancer and choreographer with Ballet Hispanico HOME BASE New York City SONG AND DANCE Ruiz was visiting family in Miami, but the highlight of his trip was seeing Cuban singer Malena Burke. "She does everything from rumba to romantic bal...
Are those champagne corks or cannonballs flying over Collins Avenue?A turf war is brewing in Miami as three of the nation's hottest hoteliers—Ian Schrager, André Balazs, and Jason Pomeranc—transform landmark properties and vie for the coveted SoBe...
Craig Robins, one of the mavericks responsible for the South Beach renaissance of the last decade, is now masterminding a new Miami neighborhood on Allison Island. Aptly called Aqua (every house has a fabulous water view), the gated community in n...
After a spell of overexposure, the unofficial capital of South America has been officially reinstated as a high-wattage, high-profile American urban center. Ritz-Carlton recently unveiled an oceanfront resort in a Morris Lapidus building in South ...
When I was a high school kid in the early seventies, I knew Miami as an insular, culture-free zone of jeeps, camping in the Everglades, scuba diving, waterskiing, and poking around Biscayne Bay in boats. The geography of my own history, in fact, c...
The legend that is South Beach began at the Raleigh. The Art Deco star—designed by architect L. Murray Dixon in 1940—has been reborn again under the eye of hotelier André Balazs, rehabilitator of the Chateau Marmont and creator of the Mercer. Turn...
THE HUDSON | NEW YORK CITY Manhattan is deservedly notorious for obscene hotel rates; the average tariff recently topped $250, and even that sounds low to those who have tried to book a room here lately. Fortunately, there are exceptions—and we d...
Fifty years ago, a chunk of prime waterfront on Belle Isle, just off the western shore of South Beach, was occupied by a two-story motor court called the Monterey Motel. Mr. and Mrs. Regular Joe would drive down with the kids on their ...
It's not always the four-star meals that stick in our memories when we travel. Sometimes the most evocative foods are simple, local dishes with everyday tastes. Look at a map of the United States: almost any port city you see could be marked by a ...
No disrespect to your Aunt Alice’s bone-dry stuffing, but it’s time to shake up the old holiday menu. Take your cue from these chefs, getting creative at their new restaurants (or just book a table now). MICHY’S6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305/759...
What is "American cuisine" now?In search of answers, we traveled to 10 of our most forward-thinking food capitals to bring you the best examples and the top tables in each. As we discovered, choice is the new buzzword: from "small plates" to big i...
Boston Emerge Day Spa Though only open for a short time, Newbury Street’s Emerge spa has already established itself as the go-to place for relaxation. Think flat-screen TV’s in the Men’s Club, a fireside lounge and a roof deck, and treatments lik...
Smart City Guide: Miami Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club The first-rate jazz legend runs, of course, a first-rate club—perfect for a down-beat evening. 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/403-7565 Circa 28 A rising star of the city’s club scene, in the...
Smart City Guide: Miami Feel the Beat The soundtrack to Miami is salsa. To catch the beat, take a Salsa Mía class at Yuca Restaurant & Lounge (501 Lincoln Rd.; 305/987-3033), then flaunt your newfound skills at the Latin club Hoy Como Ayer (2212 ...
The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so successfully reintroduced seven years ago, are again the target of ranchers in Wyoming and Idaho unha...