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Wynwood Life Street Festival coming 4/21-4/23 FREE tickets

lynwood life 2017Wynwood Life Street Festival coming 4/21-4/23 FREE tickets

MIAMI, FL — Wynwood will see its streets come alive for the fourth annual Wynwood Life! The three-day festival will be held in Miami’s Art and Cultural District and is a true celebration of all things we love about South Florida – Food, Art, Music and Fashion! Twenty thousand people will fill the streets perusing art, crafts, jewelry and over 100 vendors, all while being entertained by live art and music and noshing on local fare from over 40 food trucks!

WynwoodMap.com and The RAW Project will curate the Live Art Stage featuring a wide variety of street artists from around the World. The festival encourages students and emerging artists to take part in the “Emerging Artist Competition”. Wynwood Life is proud to have the Miami Art & Design Education Institute(M.A.D.E.) as the presenting sponsor, because M.A.D.E is known for elevating people’s art and design career to the next level by way of their industry-driven approach to education, through coaching, mentoring, and networking in the heart of Miami’s Art District. In addition, WYN 317 Gallery will be the gallery partner as well as being on the selection committee.

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Over 20 bands and DJs will occupy the Live Music Stage featuring local favorites and hometown bands gone big such as Otto Von Schirach, Tamboka, Jeano Music, Hoy Palloy, Zander and many more.

 

The Style Lounge will offer free services including nail polish changes, a braid station and Henna. The Spot Barbershop will have a pop up for the men, and stylists will showcase multiple fashion shows by local boutiques and fashion bloggers including Koko and Palenki, iShine365, Dyme Lyfe and graciouslylovedllc, to name a few.

 

The Wynwood Culinary Showcasewill feature top restaurants and chefs from the area providing teachable moments such as Chef Cesar Zapata from Phuc yea, who will demonstrate how to cook a whole fish. This year, the stage will also invite South Florida chefs outside of Wynwood who are taking the culinary scene to a higher level. Scheduled to make demos are Max Santiago, Bunnie Cakes, Crave Clean, Copper 29, and more. The Bitter Truth will have a pop up where they’ll carve the ice for each cocktail with a chainsaw, and they will also compete against Employees Only to come up with the “Best Cocktail” at Wynwood Life.

Click below to see a video recap of last year’s celebration. For a complete schedule of performances and artists, visit www.WynwoodLife.com.

WHEN:

Friday, April 21st, 2017 5PM – 3AM
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 12PM – 3AM
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 12PM – 9PM

WHERE:

Mana Front Lots – 2250 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33127

TICKETS & INFO:

FREE – check website for free drink and beer offers!

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Dina Allende / Clique PR
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Best Road Trip Itinerary from Miami (video recap)

 

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It is challenging to venture out when you are at the South East corner of the United States. The choices are pretty limited, if you don’t have an open mind. We in Miami consider a road trip to be a routine car drive to the Florida Keys. I’m guilty of making the same mistake too. This time I chose to go north; way up north. Here is the perfect road trip itinerary for a seven day road trip out of Miami. You will need a healthy car as our trip took us just 100 miles shy of 2000 miles and approximately 30 hrs of driving. Don’t worry, it seems like a lot but this itinerary breaks it down to a comfortable drive. Below is a can’t miss video revealing how the idea of a road trip was conceived and also highlights this itinerary with breathtaking footage captured with the new GoPro Hero 5 and Karma Grip Stabilizer.

We had the Lincoln MKX Black Label Edition for a week and took it on a road trip from Miami to Atlanta, North Carolina, and back. As beautiful as the scenery is in Northern Georgia and the Smoky Mountains, we can sincerely say that one of the top highlights of the trip was cruising in the unmatched luxury of the Lincoln MKX. The adaptive cruise control was an impressive feature we quickly got spoiled to and fell in love with. It made the 30 hours of driving and approximate 200o miles a pleasure by self adjusting to the speed of traffic even breaking and resuming your pre-set speed when traffic slows down. The Lincoln MKX also sports the most comfortable luxury leather seating with 22-way adjustable massage settings and with heating/cooling options, a feature that came in handy all through out our road trip, specially on the leg back to South Florida.

Video Recap Press Play

Road Trip from Miami Itinerary

Day 1 Go Karts in Orlandobest road trip itinerary miami

Miami to Orlando 4 hrs drive

We did something different this time in Orlando other than the obvious theme parks. Keeping with the “Road Trip” theme, we took the kids Go-Kart Racing at Kissimmee Gator Go-Karts

Day 2 Georgia Aquarium and Martin Luther Kings Jr. Birthplace

Atlanta bound 6 hrs drive

We left at 5 am and made it to Atlanta at 11 am just in time to spend 4 hrs at the largest aquarium in the United States and see MLK’s birth place before darkness set in. Tip: if you are heading to the Aquarium park at the Aquarium official  parking its only $10 compared to $30 at other spots.

Day 3 Stone Mountain 

20 min drive from Atlanta’s Downtown

We slept at the Comfort Inn in Stone Mountain just 5 minutes from the State Park. We had tickets for the snow rides at Snow Mountain but the weather didn’t cooperate. Yet the scenery, even with the dense fog, was breathtaking. We shall be back.

Day 4 Tallulah Falls and the Smoky Mountains

3 hr drive to Asheville , North Carolina

On our way to North Carolina we stopped at Tallulah Falls in North Georgia. A scenic state park with forest trails and a 399 stair descend to a suspension bridge overlooking the falls. This was one of the kids favorite as they put their muscles to the test. After, we took the scenic Blue Ridge Highway to Maggie Valley N.C. and then Asheville. Tip: A nice and cheap hotel in Maggie Valley is the Ramada Inn which has a creek running through its property.

Day 5 Chimney Rock and Savannah, Georgia

You’ll need 6 hrs for this.

Chimney Rock is only 1 hour from Asheville but you’ll want to experience some of the famous Blue Ridge Highway while you are there, which adds about an hour to the trip.

4 1/2 hrs to Savannah

We stayed in Downtown Savannah at the Comfort Suites. at $126 it was expensive but we wanted something close so we could explore the city. To be fair the Comfort Suites is a 10 minute walk from downtown. They rent bikes for ease and pleasure. We tried going to Paula Dean’s restaurant  Lady and Sons but it was near closing and lucked out  with a great pizza place next door. A bit of rude service but the pizza is really good.

Day 6 St. Augustine

3 hrs drive

St. Augustine is a pleasant surprise of a city. Its charming architecture makes for picturesque settings everywhere as you will see in the video below. We ate at the A1A restaurant overlooking the ocean and enjoying a reasonably priced meal.

Day 7 Unfortunately arrive back home

4 1/2 hrs drive

I really expected this Road Trip from Miami to be a grueling trip. However driving turn out to be a relaxing and mind cleansing experience. A huge reason was the pleasure of driving with the new 2017 Lincoln MKX thank you Lincoln for the loan

It is worthy to note that the Lincoln Motor Company Ended the Year on High Note with 10-Percent Sales Gain in U.S.; China Up Nearly Three-Fold. The U.S. increase comes against a backdrop of a luxury market that gained less than 1 percent.

Growth in 2016 for the brand was particularly robust in key luxury markets like Florida, where sales were up 10 percent in 2016; New Jersey, which was up 9 percent; and New York, where sales increased by 13 percent.

Lincoln closed out the year strong in December, with sales up 18 percent compared to December 2015, driven by the all-new Continental. The Continental was responsible for 64 percent of Lincoln’s growth in December.

Sales of Lincoln Continental in December totaled 1,845, up from November’s 1,419, outselling the Audi A6 and the Lexus GS, according to sales data reported by the respective automakers.

Record sales in China, Lincoln, which first introduced its full vehicle lineup in China in 2015, has now become the fastest growing luxury brand in the country.

Lincoln sold 32,558 vehicles in 2016, nearly a three-fold increase over 2015. Its strong performance was supported by Chinese customers’ positive reception to Lincoln SUVs and the growing number of dealerships, which reached 65 in 2016.

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About The Lincoln Motor Company
The Lincoln Motor Company is the luxury automotive brand of Ford Motor Company, committed to creating compelling vehicles with an exceptional ownership experience to match. For more information about The Lincoln Motor Company, please visit media.lincoln.com or www.lincoln.com. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/lincoln.

Total Budget For Road Trip out of Miami for 7 days 

Budget: $875 this includes Hotels for 4, food, tickets and gas.

Miles: 2000 approx.

Hours: 30 approx. total

Days Needed: 7 for comfort 4 for quickness

Note: All opinions in this article are mine. I was not paid  by any of the companies mentioned in this article. All expenses for this trip were paid  entirely by me. I would like to thank the Lincoln Motor Company for the opportunity to drive and review the Lincoln MKX.

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Best Road Trip From Miami / Lincoln MKX panoramic moon roof

Talulah Falls, Georgia

Talulah Falls, Georgia

Sunrise in Florida-Georgia border line.

Sunrise in Florida-Georgia border line.

Sunset still of time-lapse of the Lincoln MKX using the GoPro Time-lapse Video mode

Sunset still of time-lapse of the Lincoln MKX using the GoPro Time-lapse Video mode

Nightlapse using the GopRO suction cup on the Lincoln MKX driver side door.

Nightlapse using the GopRO suction cup on the Lincoln MKX driver side door.

 

Visually Stunning Nightlapse Photography with the GoPro Hero 5 and Lincoln MKX (tips and tricks)

Sunset still of time-lapse of the Lincoln MKX using the GoPro Time-lapse Video mode

Nightlapse Photography with the Lincoln MKX and the GoPro Hero 5 ( tips and tricks)

Looking to step up your GoPro skills? Take it to the next level with some features that others are to timid or plain lazy to explore. Not you, “others”. Here are some tips and tricks for getting these stunning slow shutter light trail effects while having your camera mounted on your car. Fortunately, in our case,  we had the new 2017 Lincoln MKX to experiment with and we got some amazing footage with he new GoPro Hero 5. The Lincoln MKX sports an extended moonroof which makes for great panoramic views and this epic picture of light trails painted through its clear see through roof. More about the Lincoln MKX after my 6 top tricks to achieving great nightlapse photowith the Hero 5 and car of choice.

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Photo Bike Tour in Little Havana (recap video and pics)

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Instagrammers at Little Havana Photo Bike Tour 2016 pic by Harold Rosario

Instagram Photo Bike Tour in Little Havana 

This might be the start of something great! I can see in the future someone making a business out of this. The demand is there and so is the quality of the experience. This past Sunday we went on a ride along with fellow photographers from the Instagram community in the revived section of Little Havana. It’s a happening part of town full of locals and tourists who are bused over by double decked buses. The energy in this part of town is electric.

It started as an idea by Marvin aka @Mr.MarvinMiami. We were escorted by Little Havana’s unofficial ambassador @MrMiamiMarvin, who took us around the neighborhood highlights. Oh the bikes! I’m sure you were all thinking that. Yes, Citibike was gracious enough to sponsor the event. They carted over the new Citibikes that are decorated with colorful art by renowned street artist Okuda San Miguel

Keeping it artistic, MrMiamiMarvin took us to The Good Wall of Murals in Little Havana located next to the GoodWill on 8th Street. New to us was the news that there is a famous Banksy just steps away. Relive it with us with the video recap below. Filmed and edited by Harold Rosario of ArtofMiami.com. Special drone footage courtesy of @Gallavanti form Gallivanti.com

The Best Video Footage from 2016

Pelican Flying Towards Camera in Bahia Honda State Park

Pelican Flying Towards Camera in Bahia Honda State Park

Best Video Footage from 2016

2016 was a great year personally and professionally. We reached many milestones. Got married, proposing via Youtube actually, Our quest to reach our potential fueled trips around the world. Thank you for following and supporting our endeavors. On this video we compiled all the best footage from 2016 and pushed editing to the highest level. The best scenes from 2016 include the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, Florida, The movie Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia; The archeological site of Ephesus in Turkey, the beautiful Island of Santorini in Greece and our best footage a seagull flying towards the camera in Bahia Honda State Park in Florida. Press play below. Hope you all have an amazing New Years.

 

Art Basel Week 2016 Instagram Recap

Harajuku Girl at Art Basel. Pic by @Smadars

Harajuku Girl at Art Basel. Pic by @Smadars

Art Basel Week 2016 Instagram Recap

This years Art Basel was blessed with the crisp and clean Florida weather that often we take for granted. It took a soggy week of rain during last years week of festivities for us to  appreciate great weather when we need it most. This year was just that, and the people were out and about rejoicing with gratitude. Here is a photo recap of 2017’s Art Basel Festivities.

Looking up during this years BaselMeet photowalk pic by @artofmiami

Looking up during this years BaselMeet photowalk pic by @artofmiami

Acrobatic grams during Leica Photowalk at the History Miami Museum

Acrobatic grams during Leica Photowalk at the History Miami Museum

Artistic Garage captured from the air. pic by @Jakeryu

Artistic Garage captured from the air. pic by @Jakeryu

Street art that you can ride on. pic by @JasonkPhotography

Street art that you can ride on. pic by @JasonkPhotography

The Bass Museum the setting of our first BaselMeet. pic by @OctavioDiaz

The Bass Museum the setting of our first BaselMeet. pic by @OctavioDiaz

Lines. Pic by @ShooterShane

Lines. Pic by @ShooterShane

Harajuku Girl at Art Basel. Pic by @Smadars

Harajuku Girl at Art Basel. Pic by @Smadars

Basel on a Budget: Free Art Basel Miami Events for 2016

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Want to participate in the festivities of Miami Art Week but entry fees are holding you back? Here are some FREE and exciting events for during this years Miami Art Week 2016. Unlike last years rained out week of events this year is looking to set to be an exciting line up of events full of South Florida sunny skies. Press on the blue links for event locations and map links.

IN WESTCHESTER

Sunday, December 4th

BaselMeet photowalk and meetup. On its 3rd year hosted by ArtofMiami.com and LifestyleMiami.com, BaselMeet is the Art Basel event for Instagrammers, photographers and like minded people in the local arts scene. Come meet and greet in person those Instagram accounts you have been following since the beginning. FREE Breakfast hosted by the Frost Museum at FIU as part of their Breakfast in the Park event. (<—must RSVP by Pressing link) Meet up is at 930 am at the Frost Museum of Art at Florida International University. 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199

 

IN SOUTH BEACH

Thursday, December 1st

The National Hotel will showcase nearly 100 photographs and playful scenography of adored French designer and photographer, Maurice Renoma. The artist will also decorate the hotel’s Cabana Suite and lobby with Renoma’s Parisian furniture, and launch a pop-up retail shop with some of his signature pieces in the hotel’s Martini Room. Presented in collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art, the exhibition by the European icon will be on display at the hotel from December 1st, 2016, through April 30th, 2017.  The National Hotel will host a Cocktail Reception and meet-and-greet party with Maurice Renoma on Thursday, December 1st, from 7-10 p.m. To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

Thursday, December 1st

Los Angeles urban artist, KAI, rose to fame through his depiction of social criticisms and phenomena in the immediately recognizable cement fixtures he’s placed around some of the world’s largest cities including Paris, New York, Amsterdam and London. He most recently collaborated with Chris Brown and created iconic pieces that were sold within 24 hours of exhibition. In addition to his exhibit at Markowicz Fine Art gallery, KAI will showcase new art pieces from his latest collection, “Modern Relic,” at the Gale Hotel in Miami Beach during Basel. In collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art and LDV Hospitality, The Gale Hotel will host a Cocktail Reception at 10 p.m. with artist KAI at the Regent Cocktail Club. Those who RSVP to info@markowiczfineart.com will receive a complimentary welcome drink.

Friday, December 2nd

In celebration of Art Basel, world renowned sculptor Carole Feuerman returns to The National Hotel in Miami Beach, to showcase her stunning, hyperrealistic bronze sculptures, primarily of swimmers and divers, prominently displayed in the front of the hotel. The exhibit will be celebrated with a cocktail reception on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6-8 p.m., featuring curated cocktails inspired after the artist’s 1920s sculptures, created by NYC mixologist and founder of “Punch & Pie,” Logan Ronkainen. Tapas will also be served by the hotel’s French restaurant, Tamara’s Bistro.  Carole Feuerman will also be exhibiting her sculptures at Markowicz Fine Art in the Miami Design District during Basel and at Art Miami in Wynwood from Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, through Sunday, December 4th, 2016.  To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

Thursday – Sunday, December 1-4th

An immersive art experience with creative cocktails, renowned NYC mixologist, Chilled magazine columnist and founder of “Punch & Pie,” Logan Ronkainen, will take over The National Hotel’s Blues Bar from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily from December 1-4th to create artfully delicious concoctions inspired by some of the world’s biggest artists, including Maurice Renoma and Carole Feuerman. Guests will also enjoy free entertainment from Live! at the National, the hotel’s cast of singers and piano players, and the latest hits from a live DJ.

Thursday – Sunday, December 1-4th

In advance of Innergy Meditation’s new studio opening in Miami Beach late December, the company will host a pop-up studio at Mondrian South Beach during Art Basel, featuring various teachers and techniques of guided meditation that are more fun than dogma. Locals and visitors alike can start their day submerged in mindfulness for 30 minutes with group classes held every morning at 9 a.m. from Thursday, Dec. 1st through Sunday, Dec. 4th.  These 30-minute meditation sit-ins are free and open to the public.  To RSVP, email rsvp@innergymeditation.com.


IN WYNWOOD

Friday, December 2nd

Artist Elisabetta Fantone, a multifaceted Canadian artist, will be exhibiting her new collection titled “Imaginibus” in the Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel. Celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Celine Dion and the Kardashians have commissioned Fantone’s artwork. In collaboration with high-end, European luxury watch manufacturer CORUM, the artist will design a limited edition watch with a distinctively beautiful design as part of their “Bubble” watch collection. In keeping with Fantone’s singular style, her watch design will reference and reimagine a face that is recognizable to all: the Mona Lisa. In collaboration with Michele Fontaniere pop-up gallery, Fantone will reveal her new art collection and CORUM “Bubble” watch at a cocktail reception in Wynwood (277 NW 26 St.) on December 2nd at 8 p.m. Live music by Guys on the Couch. To RSVP, please email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

 

IN THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT

Saturday, December 3rd

A handful of the international art world’s biggest names will come together at Markowicz Fine Art, a leading art hub in the Design District, for this year’s Art Basel. Beginning on December 1st through December 4th, the gallery will present a compilation of artworks by KAIRichard OrlinskiFormento & FormentoArnaud and Carole Feuerman throughout its three-story gallery space. The exhibit will be an eclectic blend of each artist’s experience and evoke global perspectives on art and design. In celebration of their exhibit, Markowicz Fine Art will host a VIP cocktail reception with the artists on December 3rd from 7-10 p.m. at the gallery, where each artist will have the opportunity to introduce their work and deliberate on their sources of inspiration. To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.


IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI

Thursday, December 1st, and Saturday, December 3rd

HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in the heart of downtown Miami, will capture photography lover’s hearts during Art Basel Week by hosting one of the most popular art events in recent years: the Miami Street Photography Festival.  Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Miami Street Photography Festival features world-class photographers, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, photo walks, and portfolio reviews. The festival’s mission is to give exposure to up-and-coming photographers from around the globe and highlight the best in international street photography. Legendary photographers Martin Parr, Jill Freedman, Richard Kalvar, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris-Webb will be this year’s featured speakers.

Admission is FREE during the festival, from December 1 – 4, 2016. Hours: 10 am -10 pm Thursday-Saturday. 12 pm – 5 pm on Sunday. A closing party will be held on Saturday night from 7-10 pm featuring a beer garden, live DJ and more. To RSVP, emailrcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.
IN BRICKELL

Friday, December 2nd

Toscana Divino, Brickell’s authentic Italian eatery, is hosting an Art Basel Soirée in conjunction with their weekly Oysters & Bubbles night featuring the work of Italian artist Bajo on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6 –10 p.m. Guests will receive a welcome glass of Prosecco, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and $1 oysters, as well as happy hour specials from 6 – 8 p.m. Live entertainment provided by DJ Corrado Rizza. RSVP with subject #ARTBASEL to events@ToscanaDivino.com. 900 S Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130.

 

ART BASEL EVENTS
Thursday 12/1 Friday 12/2 Saturday 12/3 Sunday 12/4
9 a.m.

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

5-7 p.m.

Miami Street Photography Festival Opening Reception at HistoryMiami Museum

6-8 p.m.

Carole Feuerman

Cocktail Reception at

The National Hotel

7-10 p.m. 

Cocktail Reception at Markowicz Fine Art with KAI, Richard Orlinski, Carole Feuerman, Formento and Arnaud

7-10 p.m.

Maurice Renoma Cocktail Reception at

The National Hotel

6-10 p.m.

Art Basel Soirée and Oysters & Bubbles night at Toscana Divino

7-10 p.m. 

Miami Street Photography Festival at HistoryMiami Museum

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC MixologistLogan Ronkainen

8 p.m.

Imaginibus by Elisabetta Fantone. Celebration with CORUM in Wynwood

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist Logan Ronkainen

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist Logan Ronkainen

10 p.m. 

KAI Cocktail Reception at Regent Cocktail Club inside Gale Hotel

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist  Logan Ronkainen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn, GoPro Recalls ALL Karma Drones

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I am a real GoPro fan. I’ve been shooting video with GoPro gear of a few years now and love the ease of use and its innovative ecosystem. When GoPRo’s Karma was announce, I was excited to get my hands on one. Yesterday I finally got the courage to dig into my pockets and pay the $1099 for the Karma Drone  with Hero 5 included. When I got to Best buy, they had a beautiful display of the GoPRo Karma behind plexiglass. I stood their staring at its craftsmanship when some random guy walked up to me and smugly mention that they have all been recalled.  Scared and heartbroken, I confirmed it with the sales representatives and yes its true.

GoPro Has Recalled all of it’s over 2500 Karma Drones that have been sold. The reason has not yet been released but prior to me attempting to by one, video of Karma Drones falling had been posted on YouTube. I dismissed this as an anomaly but its has become  such a safety concern that GoPro did the right thing in recalling them.

Many in the comment sections have speculated that it is a result of faulty batteries suddenly losing the power needed for the motors. When you watch the video’s all have a distinct fading sound of the motors before the drone begins to tilt and finally fall. Check out below some footage of the videos showing a crash of the Karma drone as it narrowly missed hitting an on looker and eerily continues recording his expression.

The good news as far as I’m concerned is that I went ahead the new Hero 5. I’ll be trying it out today and post a review coming up.

The 2017 Lincoln Continental Blogger Event in Miami

 

Picture by WooSupreme (Edgar Woo)

Picture by WooSupreme (Edgar Woo)

The  2017 Lincoln Continental Blogger Event in Miami

The presidential car for over 40 years. Have you seen the new 2017 Lincoln Continental? It has to be the best reboot of a classic we have experience to date. Last Tuesday we were picked up by a private chauffeur and drove around town on the new 2017 Lincoln Continental. Our first stop was at the Mandarin Oriental restaurant where Lincoln Motor Company hosted us to an exclusive showcase. We enjoyed a 5 star lunch alongside other notable bloggers from the Miami area. The vibe through out the event was of respect, that which Lincoln has for the Hispanic market in Miami and the rest of the United States. The attention to detail and luxury for the client was an experience that I wish everyone could enjoy. We can imagine it is a feeling enjoyed everyday by Continental owners.

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The Lincoln Experience was broken down into three experiences. First, the scrumptious lunch at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. Then we had an intimate discussion with Robert Parker (Lincoln); Lily Lopez, President & CEO, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Robert Lowe, General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental Miami regarding exceptional value of service. But our favorite part  was the Photography experience at Little River Studios with Shayna Batya, a behind the scenes look of a successful photo shoot. Not only because photography is  related to art but because we actually got to drive the  2017 Continental. Our short-lived ride from Brickell to Little River was amazing. We can confirm that all the stories you’ve been told about the Continental are true, the car does drive like a cloud. Driving a smooth and stabilized ride on the harsh urban roads of Miami was a rare treat.

Here are some pictures from the Lincoln Continental Event.

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Notice how the Lincoln logo multiplies to create the grill’s mesh of the 2017 Continental. Creative.

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All pictures by Edgar Woo

 

  • Robert Parker, Lincoln’s Global Director Marketing Sales and Service, is responsible for expanding and solidifying the brand’s identity in the global market. He comes to the position having served as president of Lincoln China since 2014. Under his leadership, Lincoln sold 11,630 vehicles in China in 2015, its first full year of sales – a record for a new luxury brand in the country.

 

  • Liliam Lopez, co-founder of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC), shared some trends she has witnessed leading the local chamber of commerce of the increasing importance of exceptional client experience. She brought to life the importance of the female buyer in the luxury business and the role services such as Lincoln’s recently introduced Pickup and Delivery play in purchasing decisions.

 

  • Robert Lowe, General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental, spoke to the many awards won by his hotel’s client service, allowing a perfect connection back to the investments being made by Lincoln in its client experience – The Lincoln Way. Exceptional service is what distinguishes a 5-star hotel from a 4-star hotel. As luxury brands, that is the reason that the Mandarin Oriental and The Lincoln Motor Company invests in this important aspect.
  • Shayna Batya (Jenny Abrams) is a Miami based visual artist. Her areas of interest include capturing moments between time, vibrant colors, natural light and her present environment. She specializes in photography, creative direction, filmmaking and visual communication. She has had work published from companies such as Puma, Ted Baker and Stella Artois.

Amazingly Creative Makeup Art by @SandMuffin

Amazing make up miamiAmazingly Creative Makeup Art by @SandMuffin

Looking for a make up artist to transform you into the center of attention during Halloween? I think we found the one. Using make-up, Miami’s  own Sandy Tang has some amazing work. Found this talent through the grape vine (aka recommended by followers) and instantly inspired by her work. Take a look at her extensive make-up art on her Instagram account @SandMuffin. And for some DIY subscribe to her YouTube channel, as she takes you thru some step by step behind the scenes of her master pieces.

For Booking email Sandy Tang here. 

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