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Miami is well-known for its equally bustling beach and nightlife, rife with flashy clothes, kitschy design, and an endless stream of tourists popping in for special occasions, like Art Basel, New Year’s Eve, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. And while that’s all good and well, some people—namely developer Craig Robins and his real estate company, Dacra—are aiming to take the city to new cultural heights, particularly in the Design District.

The Miami Design District looks much different than the traditional Miami described above. Thanks to around ten years of pointed development from Robins, an increasing number of properties in this district have transformed from low-rise, largely abandoned warehouses into

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If you’ve spent any time in Portland, then you know that it’s overflowing with delicious bites from every type of cuisine you can imagine. But few meals are as fresh, flavorful, and all around delicious as those at farm-to-table restaurants.

Dining at a farm-to-table restaurant means that your meal was sourced locally, with seasonal ingredients at peak flavor, and more often than not, organically-produced. That means that not only is your dinner going to be more tasty, but it also supports the local farmers and producers in your community. And, fortunately for Portland residents, the city is full of unforgettable farm-to-table options and we’ve listed 10 of the best for you to enjoy.

Beast

Beast Restaurant in Portland Oregon

Offering two seatings per night, at 6 and 8:45 pm,

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When many people think about going out in Austin, the infamous and ever-bustling Sixth Street often comes to mind AKA “Dirty Sixth”. And, given that the street is blocked off every weekend to let bar crawlers roam freely, that’s no surprise. However, many Austin locals have moved on from seeking entertainment in the tourist trap that Sixth Street has become in favor of the whimsical and charming vibe of Rainey Street.

The Rainey Street neighborhood is truly unlike any other, due in large part to how much it’s transformed in just a few years. Before it became the unique day-and-night bar destination that it is today, it was a largely forgotten wasteland on the border of Lady Bird Lake.

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When you think about the hippest areas in the country, chances are, Florida doesn’t come to mind. But the growing hipster vibe of West Palm Beach proves that it most definitely should.

West Palm Beach is situated just to the west of its big sister, Palm Beach, and boasts the oldest municipality in metro Miami having been incorporated way back in 1894. Unsurprisingly, the city has evolved quite a bit in its nearly 130-year existence.

During the Florida land boom of the 1920s, West Palm Beach’s population quadrupled in just seven years, from 1920-1927. As a result, all kinds of businesses, residences, and public services sprouted up, with many of the city’s landmarks and preserved neighborhoods developed during this

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Back in the day, butcher shops were a staple on many people’s errand to-do lists: pick up the laundry, stop by the post office, and head to the local butcher, who likely already knows your name, to pick up a quality meat selection for dinner. With the astronomical rise of supermarkets, though, many butcher shops around the country shut their doors as consumers opted for the convenience of buying their meat at the same place they get the rest of their groceries. However, such a convenience, like many in life, comes at a cost.

When it comes to supermarket meat, it can be mighty difficult to discern from where the meat is sourced, how it was treated prior to slaughter, and the health of the animal before it made its

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Considered by many to be one of the hippest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, the LA Arts District is overflowing with galleries, restaurants, and boutiques to delight creatives and professionals alike. But it’s tough to fully appreciate this ‘hood without knowing a bit about its history.

Back in the 1970s, the LA Arts District was essentially an industrial wasteland that was overtaken by visual artists, musicians, writers, and other creatives looking to capitalize on the cheap rent and greater personal freedom that comes with it. However, with lower housing costs also came squalid living conditions and sparse amenities.

In the decades since then, young professionals and transplants increasingly fell in love with the

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The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, but the first fireworks to commemorate the event were displayed one year later. That’s when the real holiday began, and it’s all thanks to John Adams’ visions for “Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

With so many 4th of July Fireworks shows to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to find the one that’s right for you. Here are our picks from some of our favorite nook neighborhoods.

San Francisco

    • The San Francisco Art Institute, which houses iconic murals by Diego Rivera, also provides a home for you to enjoy the local fireworks show - on the roof terrace of this private art college. 

Los Angeles

  • Dodger Stadium
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The Barbershop Comeback

The local barbershop has historically been a place of camaraderie: one to meet, play chess, talk, and of course to groom. But, when big chains came in during the 80's ad 90's offering quick and cheap cuts, barbershops as we knew them began to fade. In recent years, however, we're seeing barbershops start to spring up everywhere. Some might consider this to be just another hipster trend, but judging by their surge in popularity, it's pretty clear that the modern barbershop is filling a much-needed void.

In fact, the barbershop is more like a sanctuary than just a haircut joint - with perks and entertainment that make it a destination where men actually want to spend their time. So, even if you or dad don't necessarily need a

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Beautiful bike trails are always a highlight when searching for a new neighborhood. If there's a place near your home to safely ride your bike surrounded by a soothing nature trail, or even ride to a locally owned coffee shop, that's a fantastic feature.

There are more benefits to living near bike trails that might be obvious, even if you're not a cyclist yourself. Beyond the trails, many cities are rebuilding to include bike lanes, inviting cyclists rather than shunning or trying to ignore them. They've found many benefits to this inclusion, some planned and some not.

  • The more that bike lanes are tried and improved upon, the better an area’s infrastructure in general, studies have shown. When space usually reserved for cars is expanded to

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When Nook Sales Experts match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

1862 was a true David and Goliath victory for the Mexican army when they overcame more than triple the number of French forces. Although that fifth of May did not end their invasions into their country, the pride in their win resonated north through much of California, with impromptu celebrations by Mexican miners. Since that day, America has enjoyed Cinco de Mayo, even as Mexico largely ignores the holiday. The 1960s Chicano

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