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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

There’s nothing better than waking up the first day of the regular football season. I’m the type of guy who can stay in and watch football with the view of the ocean from my apartment or I can go to some of my favorite places. Read more

Live in Miami and looking for a new spin on Thanksgiving this year, aka, leaving the cooking to someone else? Look no further. Celebrate Thanksgiving, Miami style! Miami and Ft. Lauderdale have plenty of options according to Miami.com, a minimum of 51 to be exact. Read more

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.

Full story here.

It’s getting too hot to wear anything more than a swimsuit, and since this is Miami, it’s only right we make it an actual event. July 15-21 is the Official Miami Swim Week, where models strut their stuff in the latest swimwear fashions from top name designers. From catwalks to pool parties, and everything in between, Miami celebrates the beach life in style.

Check out the official schedule here.

The crowds are thinning and the humidity is thickening. What better way to escape the heat than theater-hopping through Miami’s plethora of cool, artsy film houses? Catch independent films from both established and emerging filmmakers in the Magic City. Miami Film Month lasts the entire month of June.

Discover more here.

Is it possible to have too many mangos? File this under “problems Miamians enjoy having” (and we have a lot – our ice cream melts too fast in the hot sun, avocado season ends too quickly, looking at beautiful people all the time gets tiring…). If you are one of many lucky locals with access to a mango tree, you might be scrambling for ideas of what to do with all these mangos! Thank goodness the New Tropic decided to tackle the problem early.

Find out the solution here.

It’s Thursday! What are you doing after work? Some will head to happy hour, others to the gym, maybe some to the beach for a swim. If you’re looking for another alternative, look no further! Check out Microtheater Miami. Wednesdays through Sundays, this artsy, laid back venue offers 15-minute plays in 15-person shipping containers. In English and Spanish. For $5. And there’s a bar.

Full website here.