Stiltsville

“Stiltsville” is a village of sorts situated about a mile south of Cape Florida in Biscayne Bay. It’s an iconic Miami landmark,  but somewhat hard to get to since it’s surrounded by water. These homes were built in the shallows on stilts starting in the 1930’s and the number of structures peaked at 27 during the freewheeling Stiltsville heyday. After many decades and a few hurricanes, there are currently only seven remaining wooden structures and all are now part of Biscayne National Park.

Not many people know about it unless they frequent Biscayne Channel by boat.  These “shack-like wooden structures” just sit there, like monuments in the landscape, a landscape of ocean blue.

Stiltsville had a very colorful past, hosting fishing, drinking and partying clubs during Prohibition, the first of which was the Calvert Club, later followed by the infamous original Quaterdeck Club and Bikini Club, but now it offers boaters, and locals, a different view of Miami.

For more information about Stiltsville’s past and how to get there, visit here.

KOMODO MIAMI

Komodo: a three-level, indoor-outdoor, Asian-inspired restaurant that seats about 275 people. This is the description of Miami’s newest hotspot that is not only a restaurant, but a lounge as well!

David Grutman, owner of mega-nightclubs LIV and Story, is the man behind the concept, along with Jeffrey Chodorow, who’s best known locally with his work with China Grill management. The menu is self-described as “Asian cuisine designed to take guests on a culinary journey of the Marco Polo trail.” Translation: expect dishes like dim sum, peking duck, tuna porterhouse, wasabi shrimp and of course, plenty of cocktails.

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Grutman isn’t exactly known for doing things low key, and Komodo is no different. The three-story, 17,000-square-foot space features plenty of teak, 40-foot-high red ceilings, and lots of greenery.

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Miami Music Week 2016

MIAMI MUSIC WEEK
Once a year, Miami gets even louder (yes, it’s possible) for an entire week. It’s known as Miami Music Week, and it has become one of the world’s greatest migrations for dance-music lovers. MMW officially starts tomorrow, so it’s time to start drawing up your game plan. Below is our official MMW 2016 party and concert guide for each day, straight from the Miami Music Week website.

On The City Slicker’s Instagram I’ll also be posting some under the radar events happening around Miami.

And trust me…there’s way more to MMW than just Ultra!

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One Stop Glam Beautique

Have you ever heard of a place where you can get your nails done, your hair done, your eyebrows done, get a massage, and shop the bestttt wardrobe?! Well, now you have! Christie Pea Beautique is the answer. We all have busy schedules, and sometimes it feels like just making time to get a manicure can be tough. This place helps you get all your pampering needs done at once!

Plus, Christie Pea has the absolute best customer service you’ll ever receive! I never want to leave when I’m there. Christina Ruiz, the beautiful owner, opened the salon in March of 2012, and wanted her oasis to be an escape where ladies could enjoy royal treatments in a clean environment.

For a list of full treatments and location, go to Christie Pea’s website!

NATIONAL WINE DAY!

National Wine DayNow that Valentine’s Day is over, you can celebrate a real national holiday — “National Drink Wine Day!” Pop the cork and enjoy a glass of your favorite Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, Shiraz, or Zinfandel in honor of the occasion. February 18th is celebrated across the United States as National Drink Wine and its purpose is to spread the love and health benefits of wine.

So embrace it, and throw back a glass with your friends here in Miami! Here are the TOP 5 places where you can get the best vibes, deals, and of course…wine!

1. LAGNIAPPE HOUSE

Built in what was once a family home, the first floor is adorned with a vintage musical instruments and oil paintings, wooden furniture and cedar wine racks. The place has a timeless energy that makes you feel like you could be in a completely different city and time.

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