Thursday, January 6, 2011

Art Deco Miami

This year my still-single siblings, my parents, and I  threw tradition to the wind, literally, and went on a sailing adventure around the Florida Keys for Christmas. It was so different than the same Christmas that I've been having at home for the past 28 years, but change is good and I had the time of my life.

I could go on and on about the sailing, the manatees, my family's inside jokes, not having a proper shower for 10 days, and what it was like to share a small cabin with my two brothers, but for the blog's sake, I'll keep this design related.

In the middle of our trip, there was a little cyclone that came in to the Keys producing "gale force winds", which prevented us from sailing for a couple of days. We took advantage of this time by renting a car and heading up to Miami. The city did not disapoint and I fell in love with Art Deco during my short stay there, so I wanted to post some photos of some of the beautiful Art Deco buildings. It gives the city a totally unique vibe.

I was bummed we weren't in town 2 weeks later to experience Art Deco Weekend, which will be going on from January 14-16. If you're looking to take a trip this month, I highly recommend you go check it out. Art Deco Weekend has been going on since 1976 and attracts thousands of visitors every year. It's a weekend to promote preservation of Art Deco design in Miami and consists of guided tours, films, antique vendors, music, theater, and dancing. Since I won't be going this year, I've added it to my bucket list!

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