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.
We have been living in our Miami condo for 17 years. It’s time for a refresh. While we are going to go slow on our upgrade journey, there are a few things I was thinking about to add that ever sensational “wow” factor.
One accessory is the Spin, a spinning flame in a glass tube. It’s a gadget that can add a very special mood factor indoors and out. Powered with bioethanol, SPIN creates a controlled (safe) tornado of dancing flames within its glass tube.
I first saw Spin on Kickstarter. The company says SPIN uses a thermal lift technology to accelerate air within its tube. “This chimney effect, created by SPIN’s unique shape, boosts flame flow and power up to 500% without any extra energy … it’s simply amazing to see!
SPIN is available in three different configurations and adds a perfect touch of ambiance indoors or outdoors.” Spin starts a $99 and works its way up to $1000 for more complicated designs.
I’ll let you know when the product goes on sale. Please watch the video to see what the Spin can do for you.