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How to Host a Chic Halloween Soirée

Caramel ApplesHalloween celebrations aren’t just for the kids anymore. With more and more designer brands and well-known entertaining gurus like Martha Stewart joining in on the fun – there’s no excuse not to plan your own elegant and spooky Halloween soirée this October. From fabulous decor to delicious Halloween-themed food and drinks, you can be the vampire queen of the ball this year by putting on a celebration that everyone will remember for years to come.

Top 4 Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Soirée

Pick a Theme

Do you want guests to wear costumes? If so, should they be DIY, store-bought or vintage? Coming up with a fun theme is a great way to set your event apart from the many others your guests will likely be attending over the next few weeks.

Set the Mood

While it’s important to keep a few main areas of your apartment well-lit for safety reasons (the kitchen, bathrooms, etc.), keeping the lights down low is a great way to set the spooky mood. Use electric candles, Halloween string lights and special bulbs in lamps to create a fun atmosphere.

Get Creative With Your Treats

It may be simple just to set out a few bowls with store-bought snacks but most of those your guests can get on their own. Instead, make your own treats that include spooky delights like black widow spider stuffed eggs, special Halloween cookies and cupcakes, caramel apples and more!

Ghoulishly Delicious Cocktails

What’s a good party without a few signature cocktails and mocktails to keep guests hydrated? Aside from the generic offerings, why not create a cocktail list featuring a few Halloween-inspired favorites? From Witch’s Hats and Pumpkin Spice Punch – it’s easy to create tasty drink options for everyone to enjoy.

Celebrate Halloween In Style This October

From choosing the perfect theme to enticing guests with awesome food and drink potions, the sky is the limit when you put your mind to it this Halloween. For more information about our community or to take a look at the available floor plans at our luxury apartments in Miami, be sure to visit our office today.

Fall Table Setting

Elegant Fall Table Settings

Fall Table SettingPlanning a dinner party or intimate gathering in our apartments in Miami this fall? Setting the scene is just as important as creating a great menu, so here are some elegant fall tablescapes that will impress your guests.

Elegance and Style for the Table in Your Miami Apartment

To create a highly elegant and stylish but still welcoming table in your Miami apartment, consider going with a tablescape that focuses on golden hues and metallic accents. Opt for a pale gold tablecloth or table runner, and then add a small metal bucket to the center of the table. Drop several miniature white pumpkins, a few springs of artificial leaves, and one or two artificial wheat bundles into the bucket.

Liberally add more artificial leaves to the center of the table, and arrange metallic gold votive candle holders in several spots around the centerpiece. Use electric votives for a safe and elegant glow. Golden plate chargers can dress up any color of plates — even plain white plates look incredibly elegant in this setting. For extra style points, add a miniature metallic gold pumpkin to the center of each plate. Your guests will be impressed!

The Vibrant Shades of Fall on Your Table

Another way to really make fall come alive inside your apartment is to use all the vibrant orange, red, and brown tones of fall on your table. Choose a tablecloth (or table runner) in a chocolate brown, as this allows the bright colors to really pop.

Heap red and orange artificial leaves in a large round basket, allowing the leaves to peek out from all sides. Drop in a mixture of miniature pine cones and miniature pumpkins to give the table a uniquely fall look. If possible, add plates in a burgundy or orange shade to emphasize the fall colors. Your guests will be impressed with the harvest festival feel of your apartment home!

The Modern Miami is the perfect place to host your elegant fall gatherings. We have stunning studios, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes available now. Give us a call or stop by our office to learn more.

Tasty Cocktail

Miami’s Top Spots for Libations

Tasty CocktailSometimes the end of the day just calls for a cocktail. Whether it’s forgetting about a stressful day or celebrating a successful one, going the extra mile for a well-made drink can be worth its weight in gold. For residents of our Miami apartments, check out these top picks for the best libations around you.

Bleau Bar

When you live in a city surrounded by tourists, it’s easy to forget that hotels are excellent places to people-watch. Fontainebleau has been one of Miami’s premier hotels for so long that it’s had plenty of time to work on their cocktail menu. Sit at the bar and strike up a few conversations with those who came to Miami to explore the city and meet a few locals.

Blackbird Ordinary

Ever wanted to taste something off a wall before? You probably have if you’ve ever seen a certain movie centered around a chocolate factory. Fantasies aside though, Blackbird Ordinary has a wall that serves as the basis for their many drinks. From blackberries to limes and more, this hipster place has music and burgers to accompany your favorite beverage.

15th & Vine

If you’re looking for a place to try out a new dress or sports coat you recently purchased, 15th & Vine has a touch of class written all over it. With its rooftop patio, excellent views, and gourmet food, it’s an excellent place to see and be seen. Sit at their indoor bar and ask the bartender for their favorite cocktail recommendations.

Employees Only

This famous sign seen at practically every store and restaurant has kept rule-abiding people out for many years, but it’s time to change all that. Employees Only may hail from New York City, but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The vintage decor and craft cocktails have made quite a splash with even the most discerning Miami native.

Our apartments in Miami are just more fun when you know where to go and what to do. If you’re looking for a place that gives you better access to all your favorite spots around town, call The Modern Miami. Our apartments are designed to fit your lifestyle, so you never feel like you’re limited by where you live. Contact us today to find out more!

Closeup of American Football on Field

Cheer on the Miami Dolphins This Season

Closeup of American Football on FieldThe NFL season kicked off Week 1 on September 7, but the local team did not. The effects of Hurricane Irma may have set the Dolphins back a week, but there’s a lot of optimism this year. Here are some reasons for our community members at The Modern Miami to cheer on the Dolphins.

J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets

The home team plays the NY Jets on Sunday, September 24, in New York and Sunday, October 22, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Our AFC East rivals have been widely hailed as the worst team in the NFL and have enlisted yet another journeyman quarterback to lead “Gang Green.” The word “drubbing” should come to mind as 1,000-yard running back Jay Ajayi runs roughshod all over them. Tickets are available for the October 22 home game at NFL Ticket Exchange. They are very reasonably priced.

The Silver & Black

The Raiders may be building a stadium in Las Vegas, but the once-rogue team will try to take down the Dolphins on Sunday, November 5. The Dolphins-Raiders rivalry goes back decades and the AFC West unit is considered a Super Bowl contender and a Top 5 team in the power rankings. Their turbo-charged offense will face a Dolphins defense that will put them to the test. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and defensive end Cameron Wake will put Oakland’s QB under pressure. It’s imperative Dolphins fans show up and cheer. Last year, Raiders fans orchestrated a Silver and Black takeover of Jacksonville and Tampa games. Show up, get loud and defend our turf!

Bragging Rights

On Sunday, November 19, the Dolphins will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a make-up game due to the storm. The Bucs also have an excellent team “on paper” and this contest will most certainly tally up to Florida bragging rights when it’s over. Football fans across the Sunshine State will be watching and Dolphins fans must turn out in support. Visit miamidolphins.com for ticket information.

Nemesis Patriots

Led by Tom Brady, the New England Patriots come to town for a nationally televised Monday Night affair on December 11. The Pats look vulnerable this season and the division could be up for grabs. They’ve suffered some injuries and aren’t playing tight football. This could be the season our Dolphins hoist a division champion banner. And, nothing would feel better than sending last year’s champs home with a loss in the process. Another reliable resource for Dolphins tickets is ticketmaster.com.

We hope our community members at The Modern Miami enjoy these Dolphins games and cheer on the home team. If you or a friend would like more information about our Miami apartments, call us today.

Football Field

Host a Party for NFL Opening Night

Football FieldAlright, football fans — it’s time to don your favorite aqua and orange outfits once again because the 2017-2018 NFL season is upon us. If you’ve moved to our Miami apartments from somewhere else, don’t worry. You’re welcome to support your favorite team because there’s plenty of friendly competition to be had for the next few months!

If you’re a football fan, you’ve waited months for kickoff, and now it’s time to hunker down with a few brews, plenty of friends, and a ton of enthusiasm because the season’s about to begin!

Before you send a mass text invite for NFL Opening Night on September 7, here are some ways you can ready your apartment for a touchdown celebration:

1. Put on a Potluck

People are at your place to see the show on the field, so don’t worry about fancy fixings. Ask each of your guests to bring an item to share.

2. Get Creative With Your Space

Turn an ottoman into a desserts table by throwing a football-themed blanket over it. Invent extra seating by placing extra comfy couch cushions on the floor around the TV. Move your dining table against the wall so it serves as a buffet while allowing extra space for people who want to cheer at the screen.

3. Feel Out Your Inner Foodie

If you want to deliver decadent designs worthy of a two-point conversion, head to Pinterest. You’ll find plenty of crafty inspirations and interesting ideas you can easily incorporate into your big kick off debut.

Pro Tip: Look for a combination of foods that will fulfill any visitor’s desires. A mix of fruits, veggies, cheese, meats, crackers, snacks, and desserts may sound overwhelming at first, but the internet is filled with plenty of creative suggestions to help you keep your guests happy.

4. Get Ready

As the host of your get-together, make sure you have plenty of snackable foods and drinkable beverages on hand. Offer an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to ensure your party-goers are safe and comfortable.

Get your football season started in style by hosting kickoff in a luxury Miami apartment that’s perfect for entertaining. Visit our photo gallery and take a virtual tour of The Modern Miami, and contact us if you want to learn more about our apartment community!

Champagne Toast on the Beach

Things to Do in Miami on Labor Day

Champagne Toast on the BeachLabor Day weekend is a time when you’re supposed to celebrate the fruits of your hard work, kick back and enjoy the last of summer’s lazy days. Thankfully, there are plenty of events happening all around our luxury Miami apartments. Get ready to celebrate this end-of-summer occasion in style!

Rondayvu Day Party

With plenty of package options, this high-class event is sure to be one of the see-and-be-scene situations this Labor Day weekend. For a truly spectacular experience, splurge on the VIP Sky Deck package, which comes complete with three bottles and eight tickets so you can take in the weekend with your friends.

This party will take place on Saturday, September 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on South Beach Lady Yacht.

Labor Day Weekend Events at The Ritz-Carlton

This star-studded hotel brand is known to host some outstanding events. This Labor Day weekend will be no exception. Here’s a look at some of the things you can expect from this luxury resort in the coming days:

  • Barbecue and Pig Roast on Saturday, September 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at DiLido Beach Club
  • Labor Day Weekend Brunch welcomes you to start your day off right with some phenomenal breakfast bites. Savory dishes will wait upon a gourmet buffet while bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys top out the experience.
  • Soleil Toujours Suncare Cart is a place where your skin and the sun can come together in perfect harmony. Veg out next to the pool at The Ritz-Carlton as you learn about the benefits organic sunscreen and skin care can bring to your body in this hot and sultry city.

Camp Nikki

Think summer camp is just for kids? Think again! Nikki Beach has created an adults-only version of summer camp that will perfectly top off this weekend’s Labor Day festivities. You’re invited to partake in on Sunday, September 3:

  • Servings of Bug Juice (vodka, blue Curaçao, orange juice and Prosecco)
  • A phenomenal brunch, inclusive of DIY s’mores
  • Potato sack races
  • Tug-o-war competitions

Make your day extra special by reserving a day bed and cabana.

If you want to make the move into a gorgeous apartment when this fall season settles in, The Modern Miami is ready to welcome you home. Check out our stunning community by scheduling a tour today!

Life Planner

Don’t Forget These Back to School Items

Life PlannerAs you make your list of supplies for going back to school, it’s easy to overlook certain items. You’re not likely to forget pens, pencils, notebooks and other common supplies, but you might not have thought of some non-traditional supplies that can make the school year go much easier. Keep the following items in mind when you go shopping for back to school supplies this month.

Life Planner

A life planner can make it simple to keep track of all of your tests, assignments, activities and other appointments. These planners provide you with space to write down everything you have coming up so you won’t forget important dates. Choose a life planner with a design that you love that also offers a practical setup that’s easy to use. Don’t forget to carry your life planner around with you as you go to and from school day after day.

Colorful Pens

Using pens with black or blue ink is standard, but you can liven up your writing with colorful ones as well. Although you might not be able to use these colorful inks for class assignments or tests, you might be able to use them on projects or for writing in your life planner. Choose your favorite colors, or go with a wide assortment of colors that you can use for different purposes.

Tablet

A tablet is a much-needed item for school. Having a tablet gives you a convenient way to take notes, do research and use other programs that make schoolwork easier to organize. Choose a tablet that has as much space as you need, along with any special features or programs you’ll likely use on a regular basis. Make sure you get a tablet that’s easy to carry around with you and consider getting a cover for it to protect it from damage.

Camera

A camera provides you with a great way to remember fun activities and other events that happen during the school year. Choose a camera that’s light enough to carry around at school and has enough memory to hold plenty of pictures.

Our community is just minutes from shopping, making it easy to stock up on school supplies. Contact us to learn more about our available apartments in Miami, Florida.

Microphone

Be Prepared to Laugh at These Comedy Shows in Miami

MicrophoneSo, you’re living in Miami, home of the sun AND the fun. Nothing beats a luxury apartment in the heart of it all. That’s what you’ll find at The Modern Miami. Take in a basketball game at the arena, or head on over to Marlins Park if you’re a baseball fan. Enjoy the sunset views from our rooftop or lounge in the hot tub with a few friends while you take in the unobstructed views of downtown Miami. That’s living.

Experience the lap of luxury with a gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and private balcony while finding what you’re going to wear in one of the many closets of your home. When you’re done, head on out to experience nightlife as only Miami can give you and get your laughs on.

Bob Nelson

Head on up to Boca Raton and catch the Bob Nelson show on August 11 and 12 at Boca Black Box. Bob Nelson is an eclectic comedian who doesn’t disappoint. Nelson’s football routine is a comedy classic and “Morning” is one of his finest and unforgettable works. Don’t miss out on this comedy legend!

Emilio Lovera

Add the Emilio Lovera comedy show at Boca Black Box to your schedule for August 26 as well. Today, Emilio Lovera is considered as one of the most important Venezuelan comedians. Lovera uses a mix of personality and charm which he has perfected throughout his 30 years of comedy experience. Come check out Emilio Lovera as he makes his first appearance in Boca Raton.

Jay Stevens

While Miami is full of things to do, if you’re an avid comedy fan, the Jay Stevens show in Naples on August 27 should have you cracking up before you get back home to relax in your downtown high-rise apartment. For over a decade, Jay Stevens has been a professional comedian. He’s also been making people laugh with his entertaining skits and commercial re-enactments. Be sure to catch him at Off the Hook Comedy Club!

Miami has it all – beaches, great views, nightlife, shopping and more. At The Modern Miami, you’re close to it all. And the best part? Covered parking. It’s no secret parking is a premium when living downtown, and you won’t have to fight the crowds to get back to the place you call home. From concerts to comedy shows, everything is within walking or driving distance, giving you yet another reason to pat yourself on the back for choosing one of the hottest Miami apartments in town.

Miami is hot for its live shows, sports, entertainment and most of all, shopping. If you’ve ever wanted to get a glimpse of how the beautiful people live, you’re in the right place for that and so much more. For more information on The Modern Miami, our floor plans and other amenities, give us a call today!

Concert Show

Mark Your Calendar for These August Concerts and Shows

Concert ShowMiami, Florida is known for many must-see attractions, such as Ocean Drive, the Art Deco District, the Zoo Miami and Miami Seaquarium. While these are indeed thrilling, the excitement that comes from anticipating a visit by one of your favorite artists takes it to the next level.

Let’s look at four of the most intriguing and must-experience concerts and shows coming up in sunny Miami this month.

Latin Fest

Held at the Watsco Center on August 5 at 7:30 p.m. of this year, Latin Fest offers a wide assortment of talent from all over Latin America. A few of the leading artists for the 2017 event include:

  • Carlos Manuel
  • Los 4
  • Tania Pantoja

This splash of culture and entertainment will energize and amaze you. Don’t miss it!

An Evening With Bill Maher

Coming this August to The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Bill Maher will grace the sunny state of Florida with his unique humor and candor. Known for pushing the boundaries on certain topics, Maher never fails to inspire passion in his audience.

Bill Maher has achieved a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and an incredible 23 Emmy nominations. If you enjoy being entertained, amused and kept on the edge of your seat, you won’t want to miss Bill Maher in Miami on August 5 and 6, 2017.

Guns N’ Roses

This August, Marlins Park will host Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime Tour in Miami, Florida. The iconic band has more than 30 stadium shows confirmed throughout North America and Europe, and they’re swinging through Marlins Park on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.

John Mayer

You won’t want to miss John Mayer’s visit to BB&T Center on Saturday, August 12 at 7 p.m. During his Search for Everything World Tour, Mayer will perform with a full band, have solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets.  

Come see the American guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer live in concert this month in Miami.

Miami is the Place to Be

If you want to be where the magic happens and live performances abound, check out our Miami apartments. The Modern Miami is a great place to start. Centrally located, we offer a prime location and the availability of entertainment is endless! Give us a call today to learn more.

Beach and White Sand

Top 4 Local Beaches in Miami

Beach and White SandSome people might think you’re crazy but it is possible to get tired of hitting up the same beaches in Miami week after week. For whatever reason, the same crowds can become boring over time. While most Miami residents will never tire of the beach, it doesn’t hurt to explore other local options to get away from the crowds and enjoy the serenity of the water from time to time!

Top 4 Local Beaches in Miami

North Shore Open Space Park

What’s the best part about heading over to North Shore Open Space Park? Most people would agree that it’s all of that open space. Perfect for a secluded morning run or a day out in the sun, this hidden spot will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

This beach is probably the best reason for locals to stop by Sir Pizza. This park features some of the best views in the greater Miami area. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy a quiet beach day away from the bustling heart of the city with great views of the Cape’s lighthouse.

Oleta River State Park

Perfect for a picnic and a day out in nature, Oleta River State Park practically screams outdoor adventure! As the largest urban park in the city, you’ll have your pick of great beaches here including a biker’s beach, fisher’s beach and kayaker’s beach.

Homestead Bayfront Park

This beach is technically outside of city limits but still well within Miami-Dade County and makes for the perfect day trip. If you have access to a boat, simply sail out from the city and dock up for a relaxing day at the beach.

Enjoy Your Summer in Miami

Make the most out of the summer months by checking out our favorite local beaches! When you feel like switching up from the usual beach day, head to our rooftop pool for some relaxation and spectacular views. Looking for more information about our apartment community? Visit our office to learn more about our luxury apartments in Miami and be sure to check out our blog.

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