With a cadre of certified, astute guides alongside a bevy of bicycles, Rolling Bees blends the joy of bicycling with the majesty of Miami art-deco-style attractions. Moving at a leisurely pace that’s suitable for all fitness levels, the tour begins with a brief bike fitting and safety orientation, in which cyclists learn such important tips as “keep eyes open” and “don’t push the big red ejection-seat button.”
Some things are more advantageous when packaged as a dynamic duo: washing machines that double as dryers, soap that cleans both body and hair, a deep-fryer capable of administering flu shots, etc. Today’s Groupon lets you capitalize on a hybrid of the gastronomic variety: the resto-lounge. Twenty-five dollars gets you $50 worth of food and drink at the extravagantly deco Bancroft Supperclub, located right in the restored Bancroft Hotel on Collins Avenue.DJ Amy Benneton: Former child starlet of the sitcom Blame it on Bradford and the popular Hershie! film series, Amy Benneton grew to surpass the fame of her talking harp seal co-star and left acting entirely for a job on the DJ circuit. Now, at 21 years old, she’s finally old enough to drink in the clubs in which she performs, but refrains, due to her crippling allergy to fun.
When Kristina Bauer—a yoga veteran with 20 years of experience and 1,000 classes under her mat—opened Yoga Synergy Spa, she wanted to create a space that felt more like a home than a gym or a corporate chain. Today, her studio glows with her own homemade candles while yogis lead guests through various styles of yoga, including heated Vinyasa flow, Hatha yoga for all levels, and a class that invites kids and their parents to stretch together. In addition to its group session, the studio embraces its spa side with massage therapy that complements Kristina’s pursuit of peacefulness in the same way that playing Marco Polo can add a little fun to a shark attack. An on-location retail shop stocks yoga mats, homemade natural soaps, and veggie candles.
Every year, the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show corrals home-design retailers, manufacturers, and professionals together for three days of domestic delight. Homeowners tote their personal decorating, landscaping, and remodeling ideas and dilemmas into the convention center and, after immersing themselves in the assembled knowledge of vendors, efficiency experts, and star designers, leave with the fresh ideas and innovative products they need to tuck-point the tree house or plan a new addition.
Back in 1950, when it was still known as the Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and Frank Sinatra could be seen in the audience acting like average Joes while enjoying song-and-dance shows and boxing bouts. Throughout the following decades, the entertainment mecca has remained a magnet for famous entertainers. In 1964, when the city of Miami asked famed funnyman and honeymooner Jackie Gleason to move his television variety show from New York to Miami Beach, he relocated in a bang-zoom, declaring “Miami Beach audiences are the greatest in the world,” then muttering under his breath, “and New York audiences smell like Art Carney’s hat.” Rechristened as The Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts in 1987, the theater hosted the best in Broadway shows, dance and classical-music performances, and concerts throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. In 2007, the venue underwent a multimillion-dollar face- and body-lift, adding even more glitz to the sleek columned entrance and the spacious multichandeliered auditorium. Now merged with California’s famed Fillmore chain, the theater has inherited a rich rock ‘n’ roll history to add to its already lofty annals.
Through their lineup of Green Tea Plus beverages, nonprofit partnerships, and a steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability, Live Ultimate dedicates itself to improving the quality of life both inside and around us. Ever-mounting scientific research points to green tea as a promising source for natural health rich with antioxidants that help prevent rust from forming in bodies. The company celebrates healthy living by organizing charitable runs at scenic destinations across the country that benefit both participants and nonprofit campaigns, such as Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative, which aims to connect the more than 16 million children in need with nutritious, healthy food.
Pubcrawls.com arranges safe, lively walking treks to popular, bustling watering holes in dozens of cities across the United States and Canada. The jovial jaunts have earned ample press for shepherding revelers to multiple bars and clubs throughout the course of a day or evening. At each venue, bartenders regale participants with exclusive drink specials and conversations with sentient beer mugs. Many events are tailored around holidays, such as Christmas and Halloween, or costume-friendly themes such as Michael Jackson and superheroes.