Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: September


I can't believe September is coming to an end already! Time surely passes by fast, especially when you're having fun.

This month, I went to Yardbird, a Southern restaurant that's been a huge hit since it's opening, (and now they're opening a second location in Las Vegas soon).

As a huge lover of Southern food and culture, I was excited to go and try the food. The ambiance is charming, and I fell in love with the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and the Macaroni & Cheese.

I can't wait to go back for Brunch on the weekends. Yardbird, you have become a favorite of mine.


















Miami Beach through my lens is a photographic quest to discover the great city of Miami Beach.
Starting January 2014, I will explore a new place every month throughout the year, and share my findings with you. Armed with my trusty camera, I aim to get to know this wonderful city better, and improve my photography skills as I go. Tag along!


Images: Monica Aguinaga


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunset




Just a few pics I took a few days ago at the beach.

Images: Monica Aguinaga

Monday, September 8, 2014

Miami Beach through my lens: August

Last month, I checked out the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. The museum was found in 1963 from a private collection by art collectors John and Johann Bass. The main focus is on international contemporary art; but it also features a permanent collection with works from the 19th century and Asian art.

 



There is a current exhibition titled Gold that I wanted to check out and I thought was fantastic. It includes installation, video, art, and sculptures by different artists, all with the precious metal as the main subject.




There is another wonderful exhibition by artist El Anatsui, titled Gravity and Grace: Monumental works by El Anatsui. This is his first solo show in the United States, and I highly recommend you see this if you have the chance. He constructs this very large metal wall and floor sculptures that left me completely in awe.








I always feel so inspired after visiting a museum, and the Bass Museum is a great place to unwind from the everyday hustle and get a strong dose of inspiration.


Miami Beach through my lens is a photographic quest to discover the great city of Miami Beach.
Starting January 2014, I will explore a new place every month throughout the year, and share my findings with you. Armed with my trusty camera, I aim to get to know this wonderful city better, and improve my photography skills as I go. Tag along!


Images: Monica Aguinaga

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Banana, Walnut, & Date Smoothie

 


This morning I woke up and before going for my morning bike ride, I made this delicious Banana, Walnut, & Date Smoothie. Here's how to!

Ingredients:

  • I Frozen Banana
  • 2 Chopped Dates
  • 3/4 cup of Almond Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Walnuts ( plus extra to decorate)
  • Cinnamon
Directions:
  • Put everything (except for the last 2 ingredients) in the blender.
  • Hit Blend.
  • Pour in glass, add a dash of cinnamon and some chopped walnuts.
  • Drink up!

This smoothie has the exact amount of sweetness (thanks to the dates) and the walnuts give a nice crunch.
Would you give it a try?

Images: Monica Aguinaga


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sean Wes: Early Wake, Daily Write


I've been admiring Sean Wes' hand lettering work for years now, and lately Sean has been sharing his knowledge, not only on how to get started on hand lettering, but also on how to make a living with your passion.

Sean is such a prolific artist, and besides doing lettering work, he has an amazing podcast in which he discusses creativity and business.



This is one of my favorites videos he has posted on his Youtube channel: Early Wake, Daily Write: How to make a name for yourself. I've been trying to be more consistent with my writing and be more disciplined, so I recommend watching this video to hear Sean's insights on the topic. He's so articulate and smart and has quickly become a mentor figure to me.

Sean is working on his book The Overlap Technique, which he will be releasing for free, so make sure to sign up to his mailing list to be notified.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Swimming at the Venetian Pool




I went to the Venetian Pool a few weeks ago, and loved it! It's the only public pool to be registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1924 out of a coral rock quarry, it was inspired by the Venetian Lagoon in Venice, Italy (hence the name, obviously!). It's really a beautiful, beautiful place.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wynwood Walls






I finally had the chance to visit Wynwood Walls, an outdoor mural permanent exhibition, with works of the worlds most renowned street artists.
Wynwood is the arts district in Miami and it's full of art galleries, cute shops, great restaurants and bars, all surrounded by awesome street art.
Definitely worth a visit!