My penchant for food markets — vendors sell beautifully presented, high-quality, fresh and local ingredients under one roof — is heartfelt. Even at home, where the market only functions for a six-month season, it enhances my everyday life.
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Madrid, with its old squares, broad boulevards, pristine palaces and magnificent monuments shows off dazzling architecture dating back to the shaded arcades of the 16th century, to shimmering white, early 20th-century buildings. The Spanish capital is family friendly, a city for strollers, with paths where children can run and enclosed playgrounds for toddlers.
Chances are you know South Beach or have heard about the southernmost section of Miami Beach — 23rd Street to South Pointe Park. It’s the historic Art Deco district with stunning white and pastel buildings lining Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and beyond.
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
Last month, we spent three sunny days (and one rainy hour) at Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel, where I hadn’t been for more than 10 years. This oceanfront resort is perfectly located in walkable South Beach, just one block from Lincoln Road, two blocks from the new eateries in Time Out Market, four blocks from the Convention Center and an easy walk north or south to all the must-see shops and dining spots lining Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue.