Archive for April 2014

Experience The Wynwood Life Festival This Weekend

Wynwood Life Festival April 25-27 Miami

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What better way to enjoy your weekend than to peruse the art-filled streets of Wynwood, move to the beats of some great music, sip on a cool drink, and chow down on some tasty fare, all while gawking at live art and fashion models??

Wynwood Life Festival happening this weekend, April 25-27, 2014.  It’s a cultural street festival that will feature all of the above-mentioned fun.  This festival allows local artists, musicians, and businesses to show you what they’ve got…  And lucky for you, it’s some pretty cool stuff!

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The whole festival sprang into existence based on a blog about what was happening in Wynwood and someone wanting to bring that blog experience to life.  Tony Albelo was the man behind this vision, who is also behind other big events in Miami such as the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival, Govetoberfest and Sprung.  He took his ideas for street festivals and mixed them with his love for street art, which is so prevalent in the Wynwood neighborhood.  Throw in some music, food, fashion, bloggers, and locals and it sounds like one heck of a party.

Trek6 Wynwood Life Festival Poster

Trek6 Official Commemorative Poster Art – Courtesy WynwoodLife.com

Albelo got together with famous street artist, Trek6, who has painted many walls around Wynwood, and designated him the official poster artist.  Not only will the permanent works of art that make up the “Wall of Fame” be present, as the Wynwood Life Festival is set up right alongside it between 22nd and 24th Streets, but there will be a new wall at the event as well.  This one was constructed of bricks just for Trek6’s canvas to create the official poster art.  This mural will then be available for the first 300 people to take home a piece of the wall along with the commemorative poster print.

Tonight is the premiere of the event, kicking off at 5pm.  And although there will be plenty going on all night, some of the more notable happenings include the Miami fashion blogger fashion show hitting the stage at 7pm and the performance of Baloji.  Saturday events run from 12-11pm and will also include a Fashion Show at 7pm along with several live art and music performances.  Sunday will conclude the event with the same hours, where several local favorites will own the music stage.  You won’t want to miss out on the amazing food options or the great finds from locals selling art, jewelry, crafts, and so much more.

The expected turn out is around 20,000 people throughout the weekend.  You can purchase tickets for each day you would like to attend.  Tickets are still available online until 5pm tonight (use discount code: PRESALE50 for a discount) or you can purchase tickets at the event, starting at $15 for general admission for Saturday or Sunday or $25 for tonight.  There are also combo tickets and VIP tickets available.  For more information, please visit WynwoodLife.com.  See you there!

Best Apps for the Frequent Business Traveler

Best Apps for the Frequent Business Traveler

It’s Monday morning and you’re trying to justify to yourself hitting the snooze button one more time but who are you kidding? Time to sh*t, shave, and shower and go over some last second packing because you are a frequent business traveler and it’s time to go. It’s time to put your traveling face back on because the weekend is over and you don’t commute to work….you FLY to work.

Frequent business travelers are in a league of their own. Time management is not some term your HR manager preaches, it’s a necessity of life, literally a lifesaver. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart and a seasoned traveler will tell you that they couldn’t imagine doing it any other way. Well, first-class would be the way to go but that’s a work in progress with no end in sight. At least, you have a nice expense account because hey traveling isn’t easy and you need it.

What is the most essential gear to frequent traveling success? Technology, of course! The last thing you are going to forget to pack is your laptop, iPad, and smartphone because without it things would get tricky. Considering our exponentially increasing dependence on technology I decided to ask the question: What are the best apps available right now to help you get the most out of your weekly travels?

Best Apps for the Frequent Business Traveler

Fortunately for us, CNN and PC Magazine have already asked those questions and dug into the research to give us the answers. Here are my best three apps:

 

Google Maps

This one is almost a given. Every Android phone or tablet comes ready to go with Google Maps out of the box. IPhone ditched it for their own map (oops!) but you can easily download it in the App Store. New updates make Google Maps even better with options to choose your transit mode between walking, car, or public transportation.

 

Worldmate

Specifically designed for the business traveler this app has almost everything you need. It consolidates all your travel booking info including hotels, cars, and flights and makes an organized itinerary. It’s topped off with nifty features like world clocks, hotel booking functions, and integration with Linkedin and Outlook mail

 

Evernote

If you’re familiar with Evernote’s desktop software then you’ll already have a head start. While not purposefully designed for traveling, it features are very well suited for frequent travelers who need to stay organized. Take pictures of important documents for viewing online or take a picture of a receipt to add to your expense report. This little tool make note-taking to another level.