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July 31 is National Avocado Day, making it the perfect time of year to investigate one of Miami’s greatest assets.

Florida avocado season is in full swing. Also known as Alligator Pears, these fruits (and yes, they are fruits!) are a bigger, lighter, smoother and nuttier alternative to the traditional Hass you commonly find in stores or as the base to guacamole.

If you haven’t tried one yet, there is no time like the present. Head to Little Havana or Homestead where locals sell these beauties on the side of the road. Check out Los Pinarenos Fruteria on SW 8th Street & 13th Avenue in downtown Little Havana for freshly picked avos.

In the meantime, here are seven facts about Florida Avocados that just might surprise you.

  1. They are lower in both fat & calories. Florida avocados contain 3-15% oil and no cholesterol. They’re a great source of potassium and vitamin A.
  2. Avocado trees have a long lifespan of 500-600 years.
  3. There are 600 varieties grown in the state of Florida.
  4. In the early 1900’s, Charles Deering had enough avocado trees on his estate that he could make a minimum profit of $6,500 per year in sales – roughly $100,000 today!
  5. Avocados are considered a berry!
  6. Some varieties, like the Choquette, can weigh up to 2.5 pounds.
  7. Ripen avocados quickly by putting them inside a brown paper bag or placing them next to bananas.

Buen Provecho!

If spending a few days in Miami Beach’s fanciest hotel, watching beautiful people strut the most fabulous of swimwear sounds good to you, then you are in luck. Starting July 14, Art Heats Fashion & faena forum will host the official Swim Week 2022. Designers from all over the world showcase their coolest, trendiest swimwear for both men and women. Enjoy parties, runway shows & art exhibits. Miami Swim Week draws a fun & fashionable crowd. Tickets range from $65 – 3,300 on Eventbrite.

There are free options to Spinoffs of the “official” swim week show as well. At 2100 Collins Avenue, Paraiso Miami Beach will host Espacio VOGUE, a pop up of Latin American and Mexican design & beauty products. Expect fashion shows & cocktail parties. La Plage will showcase high-end European swimwear and resort brands in a 4 day Trade Show right next door 2000 Collins Avenue. Chotto Matte on Lincoln Road is partnering with Aguaclara, a Peruvian swimwear brand to display its latest trends.

Whether you’re in the market for a new suit or not, Miami Swim Week events are bright and vibrant alternatives to help you beat the heat!

The Frost Science Museum is conveniently located on Biscayne Boulevard, adjacent to PAMM, Miami’s newest cultural hub boasts more than your average museum exhibitions. Read more

Just when you thought Miami couldn’t push the boundaries of luxury any more, it did. The Mansions at Acqualina, a 47 story condominium located on the beach in Sunny Isles, released photos of its finished units via Curbed Miami. A movie theatre, wading pools, a cigar room and a video game room are only some of the amenities available to residents. Check out the link below to see all 53 shots of this grand addition to North Miami Beach. Sorry to say, all the units have been sold. No worries! Find something similar in The Miami Luxury Realtor’s listings here.

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Want to make the move to Miami, but not sure which neighborhood to call home? If you’re having trouble deciding between Miami Beach and Brickell, then take this quiz put together by our friends at the New Tropic! Find out the neighborhood that’s right for you, then contact Miami’s Luxury Realtor to see what’s available.

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If you like Nikki Beach’s sexy, beachy vibe but it’s too early for a mojito and house music, head next door to the new Café Nikki. A little oasis tucked away in the club’s corner, Café Nikki is a cozy, quaint little spot offering (affordable!) coffee, tea and other fresh breakfast items. It’s casual, it’s accessible, and it’s local. There are wicker swings and comfy couches to lounge upon while enjoying free wi-fi.  A delicious muffin for a DOLLAR? Sign me up.

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In case you needed one visual reason to make Florida your permanent residence, here are twelve. OnlyInYourState.com lists twelve of the most beautiful, photograph-worthy spots in the state. Guess which town topped the list? You guessed it. Our very own and well-loved Miami and Miami Beach. Enjoy the list, book your flight, grab your camera and check out the latest South Florida listings on heckrealtygroup.com.

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Want to dine as luxuriously as you live? Modern Luxury Magazine released an eclectic list of restaurants to more than satisfy your palette. This list is comprised of the hottest and newest Miami spots to enjoy American, Argentine, Vietnamese, and Japanese, to name a few. Feeling hungry? Read more here.

Everything is tougher in the summer. Normal, routine things like going to work, running errands, and exercising are much more challenging in 90+ temperatures. Why not relax, reconnect, and treat yourself to a spa day? If price is an issue, don’t worry. We Miamians are in the midst of Spa Month, a brilliant tradition that started seven years ago, which offers deep discounts on treatments at many of our city’s luxurious spas. Starting July 1, Spa Month lasts throughout the entire month of August.

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Miami has lots of interesting boroughs. Each neighborhood boasts its own personality and culture. South Beach moves to a different beat than Brickell, Little Haiti, or Coconut Grove. Yet, the combination of these pockets are what make Miami so eclectic and vibrant. Thanks to Miami’s local newsletter, The New Tropic, you can find out a little more about this fabulous city by brushing up on the history of its neighborhoods.

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