WMC Euphoria: Crack the glow sticks, because Winter Music Conference is back

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The breakdown of killer house, trance and techno shenanigans that is Winter Music Conference is daunting.

There’s a bajillion events and a massive lineup of DJs. But have no fear — we broke it down for you with the five best WMC parties you will most definitely regret missing. And yes, one of them is on a yacht.

Read more at Rundown Miami.

Urban Legends

Courtesy of BARU Urbano

Courtesy of BARU Urbano

Neon glow paint, animal-headed dudes in suits, freaky gargoyles, and a parodied Statue of Liberty holding a pineapple torch?

Nope, it’s not the twilight zone you’re in — and it’s definitely not Mansion.

It’s BARU Urbano, a funky art gallery/sleek bar & restaurant slated to open the first week of November inside the old Ricochet lounge.

Read more at Rundown on Miami online.

Deep in Miami’s Design District

Miami is a city of dichotomy: One where concrete and lush tropical landscape co-exist, where urban ghettos and ritzy high-rises stand together and where paint-splattered sneakers seamlessly walk the same sidewalk as sky-high pumps.

A burgeoning fashion spot in the Magic City that exemplifies this yin and yang is the Design District. Just a few blocks north from the hipster village of Wynwood, the 18-square-block neighborhood is an amalgamation of luxury and local flair. Brands known worldwide, such as Christian Louboutin, Celine, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Hermès, line the streets of the burgeoning neighborhood on the same blocks as local, one-of-a-kind eateries and thrift stores.

“The Miami Design District blends culture, creativity and commerce, offering experiences that can’t be duplicated,” said Craig Robins, president of Dacra, a partner in the district. “Visitors and residents of Miami come to the District to enjoy exhibitions of art and collectible design; unique, artistic presentations of luxury fashion and accessories; innovative cuisine; and the urban fabric of a pedestrian-centric environment with numerous public art projects.”

Read more at WhereTraveler online

I Love You, Man!

Courtesy of the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne

Courtesy of the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne

That last Hangover movie left a bad taste in our mouth. But if there’s one message that we’ll take away from the series, it is this: cherish the moments spent with your bros.

But you can skip the run-ins with gangsters and Mr. Chow.

Here’s the rundown on the top five best man dates that won’t get you in trouble with the mob.

5. Dezer Collection
Set up like a ‘50s garage, the massive show space houses gorgeous American and European classic cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, and Hollywood favorites (hello, Batmobile). But don’t miss the crown jewel: the $15 million James Bond collection.
Dezer Collection, 2000 NE 146th St., North Miami (305-354-7680). $25 to $40 admission.

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