Christian Portilla is passionate about people and her city. She covers community, culture, and lifestyle in Miami and abroad. Follow her work on roamfreewrites.com.
29 days ago | Calle Ocho
For the past three years, Miamians with a late-night sweet tooth have been getting their ice-cream fix in a little place tucked next to a highway overpass.
2 months ago | Desserts
Cielito Artisan Pops is now open in Wynwood, where it serves customized treats on a stick.
4 months ago | Miami Music
Latin trap is getting its time to shine in Miami. Most recently, Farruko, a Puerto Rican artist, hosted a leg of his TrapXFicante tour at the James L. Knight Center with a lineup of artists making special appearances, including Lary Over, Jacob Fo...
5 months ago | Stage
Little Havana’s first boutique hotel is getting its own play. This fall, Miami Motel Stories will use immersive theater to narrate local history at the historic Tower Hotel in Little Havana. Inspired by Paradise Motel, a play written by local play...
5 months ago | Culture
Earlier this year, the film Moonlight won critics' hearts. The story, adapted from a Tarell Alvin McCraney play by his fellow Liberty City-raised director Barry Jenkins, proved to the world that Miami is fertile ground for filmmakers. Now, Quiet o...
6 months ago | Nightlife
In an era of shrinking dance floors and boring beats, this local party gives the club back to the dancers.