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  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Perez Museum Opens For Art Basel: Has Miami Art Sold Out?

    Call it irony. On the single biggest day in Miami's visually stunning history, as Art Basel begins and the Perez Art Museum opens on the bay, media announces a three-tower, 2-million-square-foot giant on the Miami River. Complaints have been lodged about naming the city's art museum after the magna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's Baby:
    Five Rumored Names!

    Everyone's talking about Kanye West's new album and how awesome it's going to be. Meanwhile, Kim K is getting so plumped up, we know that baby is about to drop. His new album has a ridiculous name, and it goes without saying that the Louis Vuitton Don will concoct some insane moniker for his wriggl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Customs Has Snatched $86 Million in Fake Louis Vuitton, Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones at MIA

    In a blow to everyone who has expensive taste but low quality standards and lower bank accounts, Customs and Border Protections agents have snagged more than $86 million in fake luxury goods at Miami International Airport over the past six months. In fact, they've intercepted more than 505 shipments ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2013
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    March 6, 2013

    Amid $312 Million Makeover, Crime Could Be An Issue in the Design District

    Real estate developer Craig Robins is going all in to transform the Design District into the flossiest destination in Miami. He's investing $312 million to bring in the biggest names in high-end luxury fashion, from Louis Vuitton to Hermès to Céline. To protect that investment, Robins spends 1 mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Spots for Free Food

    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at don't know who first said, "Nothing is free except my love," ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2012
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    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Hookers, Arroz Negro, and Chiringuitos: Welcome to Marbella, Spain

    "150 euro for each," demanded a tall Romanian prostitute. She stood on the side of a bustling alleyway in Marbella, Spain's Puerto Banús. Her hair was greasy, streaked with blonde highlights with creeping thick dark brown roots. Her accent was thick and her clothing was tight -- jeans studded with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Mugshots Friday: Highly Appropriate T-Shirts and Tattoos

    Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Moving Into $10-Million Miami Mansion!?

    Get ready, everyone. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are house-hunting for $10-million Miami mansions. The fashionable, ego-centric couple was spotted wandering the MIA's rainy streets yesterday, stopping to check out lots of properties, and grabbing each other's delicious butt cheeks. Oh, to be ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Bal Harbour Shops Is the Most Lucrative Mall In the Whole Entire World

    No other mall in the entire world rolls in the dough quite like the Bal Harbour Shops. The fancy mall rakes in $2,555 per square foot, according to the latest issue of Shopping Centers Today, which means it beat out ritzy shopping destinations in the likes of London, Dubai, and New York City for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Miami is the Fourth Most "Fashion Conscious" City in America (We Buy a Lot of Designer Clothes)

    London, Paris, Milan ... Miami? According to research from, Miami is one of America's most fashion conscious cities. Which isn't to say that we dress well, just that we spend a lot of money on expensive designer clothes.As Dolly Parton once said, "It takes a lot of money to look this chea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Mugshots Friday: Miami Heat Championship Edition

    ​Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Aventura Mall is America's Second Most Visited Mall

    ​We don't need to tell anyone who's attempted to park at Aventura Mall that the place is busy. It's so busy, in fact, that it's actually America's second most visited shopping mall. The only mall more crowded than it actually has an indoor amusement park, so there's no shame in coming in second.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Design District Taking On Bal Harbour in Battle of the High-End Boutiques

    ​For years the Bal Harbour Shops have not only reigned as the premier point for designer shopping in Florida, but as one of chicest in the world. But now a new challenger is about to emerge in Miami-Dade. Developer Craig Robins is quickly making his dreams of turning the Design District into a sor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Kat: Layered and Luxe

    ​Fashion Breakdown: Hair by Diane Lopez right here in Bal Harbour, dress is Urban Outfitters ("recycling the dress, it's about 4 years old"), cardigan from Express ("usually wear sweaters"), belt came with a Forever 21 Dress, bag Louis Vuitton, shoes could be Zara, wooden ring (right hand) from H& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Michael Schwartz to Follow-Up MGFD With Harry's Pizzeria

    Courtesy of Michael's Genuine​It was only a matter of time, right? Michael Schwartz will follow up his two Michael's Genuine Food & Drink locations in Miami and Grand Cayman with Harry's Pizzeria, a "casual neighborhood joint featuring the chef/restaurateur's fresh, simple, pure, and local foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Hanging With Drake and Talking to Cortez Bryant on New Year's Eve

    Drizzy loves Prunk TV.​Welcome to the first Prunk TV episode of 2011! And we'll start off with footage of Drake performing at the W Hotel South Beach on New Year's Eve. Drake is at the top of his game right now. It was the perfect way to bring in the New Year. Bleidat! As a venue, the W is off t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Pharrell Williams' Miami Apartment is Filled With KAWS and Swag

    via The Selby​The proper word to describe Pharrell Williams' Miami apartment is, I believe, something like "banonkers." But what do you expect from the guy who co-produced some of the most adventurous, mind-melting pop hits of the first half of the last decade? The Selby takes an exclusive look in ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
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    November 16, 2010

    Birdman's "Fire Flame" Video: An Exhaustive Analysis

    ​Like a growing number of Americans, Bryan "Birdman" Williams works from home. At least, that's what we took from the Miami transplant's epic new music video, "Fire Flame", in which he spends the day conducting all of his business-- which involves the trading of a lot of briefcases-- without l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Vampire Weekend and Beach House at the Fillmore Miami Beach, October 13

    Photo by Ian Witlen​Check out the full 30-photo Vampire Weekend slideshow.Vampire WeekendWith the Very Best and Beach HouseWednesday, October 13, 2010The Fillmore Miami BeachBetter Than: Madras cocktails and self-loathing at a WASP family gathering. (Probably?)Enough verbiage has been devoted to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Fresh Market Not So Fresh

    This is a damn crying shame.Fresh Market is supposed to be a place where a yuppie can go and not be afraid. They play classical music. They give you tiny cups of premium coffee. Their organic yogurt selection is enviable. And in Aventura, even the coconuts on the trees are Louis Vuitton brand. S ... More >>

  • Film

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Dwyane Wade Gets Owned

    Oh, this is not good. We already had our star power-or-maybe-small forward of the future in a rehab facility for a full month; Lamar Odom waffled for three weeks and then chose L.A. over us (BTW: Notice how decisive he was when it came to marrying a Kardashian. We sent the wrong negotiating team! La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    10 Music Stars Who Should Own a Piece of the Dolphins (Part 1)

    ​The Miami Dolphins are for sale to the highest musical bidders. Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony have both recently bought minority shares of the franchise, leaving us all wondering: Who's next? We've compiled a list of 10 most wanted musicians with a tie to Miami who would be great partial owners ... More >>

  • News

    July 23, 2009

    Tattoo U

    Jose Carrera, accused of attempted murder, inked his way to fame.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    French Company Might Free Christian Lacroix from Its Miami Owners

    In France, major fashion houses and their designers are seen as cultural icons. When Yves Saint Laurent died last year, the national outpouring of grief was compared to what might happen in this country when a figure like Bob Dylan passes on. Christian Lacroix -- in this case the company, not the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Rick Ross Busted by Louis Vuitton For Wearing Knockoff Shades on XXL Cover

    via xxlmag.comRick Ross' cover story for the May issue of XXL was meant to be his hip-hop media comeback, an attempt to quash the corrections officer thing and clear the air on his beef with 50. The thrust of the article is made clear by Ross' cover line quote: "I've never had a problem with credibi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Your Famous Celebrity Art Basel Gossip Post

    Riptide cares about celebrities in the same way most celebrities care about Art Fairs: We will use them for shallow reasons. Celebrities need publicity and free drinks and, most of all, attention. Riptide needs things of local relevance to blog about. So with out further ado, here is your Art Basel ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008
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    October 8, 2008
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    June 26, 2008

    Tuner Chicks Pimp Their Rides

    Women spend big money tricking out cars, too.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008
  • News

    April 3, 2008

    Scarface in Miami

    Twenty-five years ago this month, the gangster epic caused a local stir.

  • Film

    October 18, 2007

    Strangers on a Train

    Wes Anderson's road trip tale of brotherly love stings with the depth (yes, depth) of his whimsy

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Heart Attack

    Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Are You Still Here?

    Polo may be a no-go, but Bjrk likes to pogo

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    The Anti-Malls

    In Miami's Fashion District, there's no Aventura adventure

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Trick or Trina?

    With her new CD Glamorest Life, Miami rapper Trina continues to evolve

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Jail Bait

    The Party Girls celebrate their inner child

  • Culture

    July 29, 2004

    All That Glitters

    For these three artists, bright, shiny surfaces also have depth

  • Dining

    November 27, 2003

    The Hunt for Bubbly

    Taking the town by Dom Pérignon storm

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2003

    Live Reality TV!

    Your chance to get hot, wet, and sexy -- live on the Beach!

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Thug Paradise

    Tricky Daddy Dollars brings a little of Northwest Miami to South Beach

  • Culture

    November 22, 2001

    Dont Get Holidazed!

    Holiday Gift Guide 2001

  • Shops and Wares

    May 17, 2001

    Best-Looking Shoppers

    Publix at Brickell Village

  • News

    February 6, 1997

    Life Sentences

    Forget Hiaasen, Balmaseda, and Steinback -- the Herald's weird, wacky "Police Report" is the prose by the pros

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