I ran into Miss Val on a beautiful South Miami day last Wednesday as she was sitting in front of the Le Royal French Bakery in the Blue Mall talking with her friend Julie Garcia Diaz, an EWM realtor on Brickell. Miss Val wanted me to mention another Blue Mall success story....Mermaids. Jessica Sierralta started Mermaids in the Blue Mall at 7328 Red Road 10 years ago and to celebrate her 10 years in business is hosting a party at...Continue Reading!
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Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Miss Val’s Beat- What is Happening in Downtown South Miami
Susan Heatley of Heatley Real Estate at the Coral Gables/South Miami office of EWM closed two homes in the past week. The first, located at 745 Santurce in South Coral Gables, closed last Friday for $625,000 while the second, located at 7411 SW 54 Ct. High Pines, closed Tuesday for $1,150,00. As of today, May 6th, MLX is reporting only 8 properties listed for sale in High Pines. To read more of my blogs open this link.Continue Reading!
Living in South Miami,High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- South Miami- A modern version of the “OK Corral ?”
OK..... South Miami Commissioners and Mayor ..... What is going on...South Miami is a great city with a vibrant business section populated with great stores and restaurants and nice residential areas...But, its politicians can't seem to figure out how to get along with each other. Have they heard of comprising and going more than 1/2 the way when dealing with each other and the city employees. Last week the City Manager who was brought in to clean up some problems...Continue Reading!
Susan, James, and I would like all of our neighbors to aware that the Coral Gables Police are warning residents to be wary of con artists preying on our senior citizens. Take a few seconds to open the attached link to find out what is occurring in our neighborhoods. To read my other blogs open this link.Continue Reading!
Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Thank Goodness the “New” Fox’s Is Like The “Old Fox’s”
My son James and I decided to check out Fox's Sherron Inn (known to all the locals as just Fox's) since we heard that there was a new owner who had done some renovation. I have been a fan of Fox's for 30 years or so, and I was concerned that the new owner might have changed the bar and restaurant. Well guess what he hasn't. The bar and the dark (this is sooooo dark it defines "dark") dining...Continue Reading!
Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Open House Sunday May 2nd from 3-5 at 5600 SW 85 St.
Have you always wanted to live in the High Pines/Ponce Davis area next to downtown South Miami. Well here is the house for you. 5600 SW 85 St. will be open this Sunday May 2 from 3-5. We call it the "Great Entertainer" because of its open floor plan which is perfect for entertaining friends & family. You enter the house through a foyer to a bright living room overlooking a large screened outdoor area with a sparkling...Continue Reading!
Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- What Is Happening Downtown South Miami
I stopped by to see Miss Val and to find out the scuttlebutt in Downtown South Miami. She was visiting with long time resident (High Pines & South Miami) Whit Kirtland. Whit amusingly said that the Le Royal Bakery needed to expand as they were always running out of the raspberry tarts and chocolate dipped strawberries. That's a man after my own heart !! Seriously you should visit Le Royal because the french pastry is top notch which is why...Continue Reading!
Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- Georges Restaurant Is Coming To Downtown South Miami !
Popular Georges Restaurant of Commodore Plaza will soon be opening a restaurant at 1549 Sunset Drive in downtown South Miami. I met the owner, George Farge, who was working with the contractors remodeling the location. Georges is hopeful that the restaurant will be open for business in 1 1/2 to 2 months. Downtown South Miami is fast becoming the home for top flight restaurants and this addition will continue to cement South Miami's reputation as a culinary hot spot.Continue Reading!
Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- What Is Happening In Downtown South Miami
If you shop in South Miami you undoubtedly know Val Fox, "Miss Val", who runs the security at the "Blue Mall" but in reality is the "Mayor " of Downtown South Miami.When you want to know what is happening in Downtown South Miami you need to talk to Miss Val. Yesterday she mentioned that the recession hasn't seemed to have hit the South Miami business district which includes not only the City of South Miami but also sections of Coral...Continue Reading!
Living in South Miami, High Pines/Ponce Davis & South Coral Gables- What is Happening To The Mojitos At Casa Larios
What has happened to the mojitos at Casa Larios ? . I have been going to Casa Larios in downtown South Miami since it opened, and one of the best things to do was to drink a cool sweet mojito in the evening. But, the last 2 times I have ordered them I have had to send them back. Last Monday I had to send it back 2 times (I shut up and drank the 3rd one even though it...Continue Reading!