Miami Beach Hospital Implodes
They finally imploded the abandoned hospital on Fifth Street and Alton in South Beach. It’s been an eyesore for years. A 40-story tower will take its place. Which is worse? Watch the building collapse. It’s fascinating to see how it’s done. Click below.
Will Samsung Ever Learn?
Joanna Stern, of the WSJ, said it best. Samsung is not ready for prime time. Those were her words after she received the $2,000 Samsung Galaxy Fold this week from the company to review for her newspaper. It’s a smartphone that folds. HWH PR, my PR agency, spent 17 years teaching Samsung how to get Editor’s Choice Awards. Now 10 years after we ended our relationship, they are making early stage company mistakes. This is so difficult for us to watch. Click below to read Joanna’s story.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Non-Review: We Are Not Your Beta Testers
The Tim Cook Book
Author Leander Kahney reveals how CEO Tim Cook has led Apple to the giant it is today. Go behind the scenes. Find out more about the company’s corporate culture. This is an easy read.
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.