Like any large city, Miami has a wealth of landmarks and happenings to explore, but visitors may not know where to start. That's where Miami Open City Tour comes in. The company rolls out spacious, double-decker buses that transport riders along two routes, allowing them to hop on and off at their leisure. As they meander through various neighborhoods, they can listen to narrated facts on provided headphones, learning about the artistry of Coconut Grove, the music of New World Symphony Center, and the plastic black and white trees of Domino Park.
Since 1986, Brian Lutz has taught a panoply of tennis players how to improve their game and savor the sport's social aspect. Over time, he honed his teaching techniques and eventually devised his own tennis curriculum. In 2003, that curriculum inspired him to launch TennisTip, a program where experienced instructors help adults and teens improve their tennis game through self-discovery and fundamental skills.
TennisTip instructors work to provide hands-off guidance and gentle inspiration, letting students discover their best game through strategic practice. Combined with tennis-specific cardio exercises and an emphasis on social bonding, the regimen seeks to form independent, effective, and affable players out of every student. Since first starting up in the Big Apple, TennisTip has expanded to a second location, where pros instill students with courtside skills amid the warm Miami sun and attentive pelican ball boys.
Maris Bish of Bottle & Bottega Miami has a background in fine arts, but her shop caters to both amateurs and skilled artists alike. Classes there might help students paint colorful landscapes, flowers, and seasonal scenes, and they'll always provide a chance for socializing, sipping drinks, and unleashing creative energy. There's a wide variety of media involved, so those students might be painting glass or recreating a famous work of art under the tutelage of a trained artist at a variety of locations around town. Bish will also be opening a permanent studio soon.
A ratio of 15 or fewer attendees per teacher and the opportunity to sip drinks while working give the classes the vibe of intimate cocktail parties. To enhance that sense of exclusivity, the center hosts private events in addition to public and corporate classes.
Vivre En Paix's courteous, professional chauffeurs ferry passengers around Florida’s hot spots in roomy luxury vehicles such as a Bentley, Rolls-Royce, or Mercedes-Benz. They can arrange an evening on the town, providing chilled bottles of wine and meal vouchers to some of the area’s finer eateries, such as Room Service Restaurant Lounge. And they provide more than chauffeur services: they’re also skilled at finding discounts that meet each client’s needs and arranging travel for trips around the world, whether to resorts or golf clubs.
South Beach Party Tours Unlimited’s fleet of limousines and luxury SUVs transport passengers to and from Miami hotspots. They can also dispatch party buses that accommodate up to 38 partiers, and facilitate pre-parties with a premium sound system, disco lights, a 50” flat screen TV, and two chrome dance poles. In addition, their arsenal of autos includes a 1966 Rolls Royce, which is ideal for unforgettable wedding entrances or driver’s license exam exits.
The Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival serves culinary samples from nine popular Brickell restaurants, endless fine wine and spirits, and international rhythms. Chefs from such area eateries as Porcao Farm to Grill, El Vato, Tapas Xperience, and Batch Gastro Pub distribute freshly prepared portions of signature menu items, including morsels from 2014 Executive Chef Virgile Brandel (Atrio at the Conrad). Wine experts entice visitors to try new vintages by hosting tasting demos and dispensing samples. A portion of all event proceeds help fund the local charities.