We went to the two-hour Tropicana show on our last night in Havana. It was an open air extravaganza. It reminded us of the early days of Desi Arnaz when he entertained us from his night club on TV, also called the Tropicana. The club was often featured on the legendary “I Love Lucy” TV show. If you watch the videos you will see the fantasy TV show come alive.
One of the best restaurants in Havana, La Guarida.
Spent the day in the country side miles away from Havana.
Tree top bungalows
Many people in the United States still believe my adopted hometown, Miami Beach, is “G-d’s waiting room.” That’s a slang term for the state of Florida. In other words, a place where people wait to die. In the 25 years I’ve been living here (five full time), the residents keep getting younger and younger. I think Eliot and I are among the oldest.
The Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade is a perfect example of the spirit and lifestyle of what exists down here. People want to enjoy life, and live together in peace and harmony. The sun is usually shining, the weather is warm and we are surrounded by water that constantly reminds us that life is filled with surprises.
The Gay community was instrumental in shaping Miami Beach into the Paradise it is today. We all should be eternally grateful.
Ringside seats at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade. Larios on Ocean Drive so accommodating. Restaurant owned by Gloria & Emilio Estefan. (L) Eliot, Lois, Gail, Debbie (R) Richie, Marcia, Gary and Myra.
Photos by Eliot Hess
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gelber. He’s the Mayor of Miami Beach.
A few weeks ago I showed you a video my friend, Steve Greenberg, produced of our trip to Egypt on an app called yours.co.
I couldn’t wait to try it for myself. I uploaded my iPhone photos from our trip to Mexico City with the Fountainhead Residency and the rest was taken care of for me.
The company set the video to music and did the editing. They also figured out the proper sequence of events.
I hope the people that we traveled with will be thrilled. The video captures the art galleries and art collectors we visited in a much more creative way. The whole point of the trip was to see new bodies of work
This app is brilliant. The company told me they are about to introduce new features that will enhance the videos even more! I can’t wait.