South Florida’s Top Boating Events

With beautiful year-round weather and some of the world’s most enviable waters in our backyard, it’s no surprise that South Florida is the hub for some of the country’s premier boating events. Throughout the year we have marquee shows and races that bring in the world’s top boaters to enjoy our pristine waters and all that South Florida has to offer. Here are the top four can’t miss events for every boating aficionado.

Miami International Boat Show (February 14-18, 2019)
One of the highlights of the Miami calendar every year, the Miami International Boat Show returns to the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, where an estimated 100,000 attendees from around the globe will gather to enjoy the five days of boating. The show is recognized as one of the world’s largest boat shows, showcasing thousands of the newest boats, marine technologies, and boating accessories from leading manufacturers. There is plenty to do at the boat show, from test drives and boating lessons, to a first-class VIP experience and sailing seminars. New this year, show goers have the opportunity to learn more about going green on the water at the new Conservation Village, and can partake in training sessions to sharpen their boat handling skills with a variety of daily courses.

Miami Yacht Show (February 14-18, 2019)
Coinciding with the Miami International Boat Show is the Miami Yacht Show. Now in its 31st year, it will be getting a new home this year at One Herald Plaza. The luxury yacht and super yacht show promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a 60-acre display that includes a massive 67,000-square-foot exhibition space and nearly 500 yachts from the world’s foremost yacht and super yacht manufacturers and brokers. Expecting a global audience of more than 29,000 visitors, the event also boasts pop-up luxury retail, guest lounges and bars, exotic cars, private aircraft, and special events. The weekend also coincides with Art Wynwood, a contemporary and modern art fair produced by Art Miami and held adjacent to the show.

Miami Sailing Week (March 4-10, 2019)
The 10th annual Miami Sailing Week regatta returns to the Magic City this spring. The event brings more than 200 sailors every year to compete from 23 countries throughout the pristine waters of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove. Partnering with the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the week is jam packed with award ceremonies, cocktail parties and cultural exhibits like photography shows and local musical performances, that both the sailors and the local community can enjoy.

Columbus Day Regatta (October 12-13, 2019)
In celebration of Christopher Columbus’ voyage to America in 1492, hundreds of sailing boats race around Biscayne Bay during the annual Columbus Day Regatta. The celebration continues with after hours cocktail parties and award shows and the weekend rounds out with a large lively party on the water that everyone can partake in on Columbus Day.

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (October 30- November 3, 2019)
Coming into its 60th year, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is a mainstay in the international yachting calendar. Featuring five action-packed days, about 1,200 boats are on display including an impressive fleet of super yachts among the line-up, including some of the year’s most exciting new launches. The show attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe, with 1,000 exhibitors lined up along the boardwalks, presenting their latest concepts, as well as supplying information for prospective clients and onlookers. There are also a range of auxiliary events on land like glamorous parties and social mixers.And after its successful debut last year, the yacht chef competition will be back for its second edition, seeing a new selection of yacht chefs battle it out for a prestigious Wine Enthusiast award.

Polar Vortex? Not in Miami, Where Sun Shines Year Round

 

 

Posted by MiamiRealEstate.com on
Thursday, January 24, 2019

While the rest of the country might be grappling with record low temperatures this winter, Miami is boasting winter temperatures in the 70s (Fahrenheit) — meaning there’s plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors!

There aren’t many beaches that can compete with the beauty of Miami’s sandy shores, which can be enjoyed year round thanks to our mild climate. Our miles of pristine coastline are perfect for every type of outdoor activity — from the more obvious, such as enviable sunbathing and swimming — to activities such as beach volleyball games, rollerblading, biking, outdoors gym classes, and more.

No matter the occasion, it’s always a great time to head outside in Miami. Grab some friends and enjoy an outdoor al fresco picnic waterside at South Pointe Park, or enjoy a barbecue at twilight, or take man’s best friend on a walk through historic Coconut Grove.

Plus, Miami is alive with art, from the colorful art deco buildings that adorn the city’s beachfront, to the ever-expanding amount of street art and galleries that can be found in neighborhoods like Wynwood and the Miami Design District, the city is practically an open-air gallery.

And while many come to visit Miami during our “winter time” it’s easy to see why so many people end up staying full time! With no state income tax, estate tax, or inheritance tax, a countless array of cultures, and enviable year-round weather — with a world class beach always near by — it’s a city that everyone wants to be in.

There’s No Excuse to Skip the Gym When it’s Down the Hall

Whether you’re an avid exerciser or looking for a way to make it impossible to skip your daily workout, building a home gym is a great way to make the most of an extra room in your home. Build your gym to reflect your fitness and health goals. If you are looking to build a “zen den,” consider a meditation room or in-home spa. Homeowners who are looking to loose weight or get in shape should consider a home gym fully stocked with the latest fitness machines to help them achieve their goals.

 

When constructing a home gym, there are many elements you have to think through including the size of the room and how much equipment and gear your can fit, the type of equipment that will make the most of your space, the flooring to protect your investment and the room’s general design like wall color.

 

When considering the size of your space, leave as much open space as possible to keep the room flexible. You want the space to be able to grow with you as your fitness routine changes and intensifies. Make sure not to have too many distractions in the room, keep it clean so you don’t find your mind wandering during your workout. The gear inside the room should depend on your fitness goals and habits so that you don’t waste space and money on machines that will collect dust. Also remember that the majority of exercise machines require a power source so need to be placed in close proximity to an outlet.

 

Add a mirror to the room to perfect your form and give the illusion of having more space.

 

There are multiple options to consider when it comes to gym flooring. Rubber tiles are an easily installed option and are easily to clean, durable and shock resistant. These tiles are ideal for heavy lifters and relatively cost efficient. Rubber Rolls are similar to rubber tiles and provide the same durability and shock absorbency and are even more affordable than the tiles. Foam tiles and carpet are some of the cheapest options but do not provide as much durability and shock absorption as the previously mentioned options. If you’re concerned with the overall look of your gym but still care about its functionality, then consider artificial turf. Although it’s on the pricier side, it offers a sleek look that is ideal for bootcamp-style workouts. If your room is less of a home gym and more of a relaxation room or yoga studio, consider using wood floors and make sure to include a Nest Fragrance to fill your room with soothing scents.

 

The Spruce reports that the wall color of your gym can make or break the entire room. Get your heart pumping with bright bold colors like a red or orange accent wall or find peaceful vibes with a soft pastel like light blue or violet.