Kind of a slow day in the South Florida blogosphere, readers. Let's get going with your evening Sift.
A- Curbed Miami says one of the .01% who did nothing to earn his money is spending like crazy on Miami Beach.
Wayne Boich Jr., billionaire party boy son of a coal mining dynasty, is certainly having fun with his inherited money. He's purchased three adjoining North Bay Road houses (4666, 4682, 4700) for $19.6 million with plans to knock them down and construct a luxurious and laboriously huge bachelor pad in their place. He'll have a roomy 53,000 square feet of land, and an unheard of 300 linear feet of bayfront.B- Culture Designers comments on Miami's cameo on The Travel Channel last night.
Although at times it feels like he’s leaning into Bourdain’s turf, Zimmerman has always had an undeniable nice guy charm to balance out Tony’s surliness. I don’t think Bourdain would’ve shouted out in butchered spanish, “quien causa tanta alegria?” during a Nicaraguan purisima celebration in a strip mall parking lot.C- Annush finds accused mass murderer James Holmes to be "an attractive male."
I hope that those of you who think I am Satan for making an observation will understand that an observation alone does not mean that I am okay with mass murder. Furthermore, I hope that anyone reading this will understand that bullying (cyber or otherwise) is NEVER okay.D- Beached Miami does the Q&A thing with South Florida artist Catalina Jaramillo.
Featuring scores of performance and installation artists from 10 countries, the first Miami Performance International Festival kicks off on Thursday and runs through Sunday, when the Miami Beach Botanical Garden will host an all-day program of artist talks, readings, and live action performances. One of the participants, Colombia-born, Miami-based artist Catalina Jaramillo, will be preparing a free meal for 400 people for a performance called The Picnic.E- Transit Miami maintains that allowing cyclists to coast through certain controlled intersections is something they can get behind.
I’ve long contended that if a person on a bicycle is expected to come to a full stop at every single intersection no matter the circumstances, it’s the equivalent of a car driver putting their vehicle into ‘park’ and turning off the ignition before continuing through.F- As is his habit, Justice Building Blog composes a post that covers a lot of territory...including gun control.
Regarding guns, the Republicans seem very committed to the idea that society can only be better, more peaceful, and less violent if everyone was armed. The more guns the better. There are hundreds of millions in guns in the United States and the death rate from homicide by firearm is roughly almost 4 per 100,000 people while in Canada, The United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Norwa, Greece, Poland, Hong Kong, Chile, South Korea, and Japan the death rate is always less than 1 per 100,000.G- The Grove's iconic hotel, the Mayfair, is getting a makeover, according to Coconut Grove Grapevine.
Kenneth Trieister, the architect's original touches like Tiffany stained glass and hand-carved mahogany doors and detailed metal work are all staying. The interior of the rooms is where most work will be done. Many rooms will get brand new wood desks with faux leather desk blotters, desk lamps and power outlets for ipads, computers and such. All guest room floors will be crystallized and the Japanese soaking tubs will receive a fresh coat of paint.