Historic Overtown Neighborhood is Enjoying a Return to its Glory Days

Around the turn of the 20th Century, black people coming to Miami to work on Henry Flagler’s railroad were relegated to live in “Colored Town.” They faced discrimination and the wrath of Jim Crow, yet Overtown grew into a vibrant community — the Harlem of the South. When Miami’s growth encroached on Overtown, the neighborhood lost many of the places that … Continue reading Historic Overtown Neighborhood is Enjoying a Return to its Glory Days

Ron Blake Was Raped in 2015; Now He’s On A Mission to Share His Story and Get on the ‘The Late Show’

It was late on Nov. 2, 2015 when Ron Blake was sitting on his couch in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” had just started, and per usual, he opened the show with a monologue taking jabs at politics and pop culture. Blake doesn’t remember what it was exactly, but Colbert made a … Continue reading Ron Blake Was Raped in 2015; Now He’s On A Mission to Share His Story and Get on the ‘The Late Show’

Discovering the Youthful (and Delicious) Side of Boca Raton

Boca Raton is famously known as a retirement community, but the city's younger residents are carving out a culture of their own. The words “Boca Raton" tend to instantly evoke images of retirees who spend their winters on the beach and pastel one-bedroom condos. But ask those who actually live in this South Florida city, … Continue reading Discovering the Youthful (and Delicious) Side of Boca Raton

The Town That’s the Heart of the South Florida Rodeo Scene

Yes, you read that right: the South Florida rodeo scene. South Florida: it’s a place vacationers flock to every year to bask in the sun from beach towels, watch mega yachts on the Intracoastal, and explore the booming nightlife scene. But just 30 minutes west of those world-famous beaches is an unexpected gem, a place where cowboys throw on … Continue reading The Town That’s the Heart of the South Florida Rodeo Scene

Shedding Light on Eating Disorders in the LGBT Community

Eating disorders only affect straight, white, teenage girls. Well, that’s the stereotype that most people buy into, delaying diagnosis in males, older people, and the LGBT community. “It’s definitely a misconception,” said Myra Hendley, a program therapist at the Eating Recovery Center of the Carolinas in Greenville, South Carolina. “That’s not to say that body isn’t a … Continue reading Shedding Light on Eating Disorders in the LGBT Community

Frankie Ruiz Gets Ready to Run in the Miami Marathon, Then to the Altar

Frankie Ruiz has been a runner since he was 10 year old. Now, as co-founder of the Miami Marathon, he’s prepping for the big race in January — and his wedding in March. Here are nine things in the 305 that are helping Ruiz get ready for both: 1. The Shoes: Nike Zoom Fly Sneakers “The Nike Zoom … Continue reading Frankie Ruiz Gets Ready to Run in the Miami Marathon, Then to the Altar

Lorie Mertes of Locust Projects Blends Art With Her Everyday Style

An expert in art, Lorie Mertes is executive director of nonprofit gallery Locust Projects — and she knows how to incorporate beautiful things into her Miami lifestyle. Here are eight of her current obsessions: 1. The Gallery “Locust Projects has some stellar exhibitions lined up by Nancy Davidson and Miami-based artist Pepe Mar, and we … Continue reading Lorie Mertes of Locust Projects Blends Art With Her Everyday Style

Here’s Where To Watch The Annual Winterfest Boat Parade

Every year, one million people watch the lit-up vessels in the Winterfest Parade—it is a Fort Lauderdale tradition, after all. Want to beat the crowds clamoring along the 12-mile route? Check out our picks of restaurants and hotels hosting viewing parties for this year’s event. Ford Grandstand Viewing Area Get the party started early with the … Continue reading Here’s Where To Watch The Annual Winterfest Boat Parade