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Soul Of Miami Recommends Pay By Phone

A rare word from the Publisher, James Echols:
You all know I rarely write here, but this is something that I know you will want to hear about. I have taken the time to put this together just as a benefit to you, our readers, because this program has been so convenient for us, saving us much time and money, and I know it will for you, as well.

How many times have you gotten a parking ticket because you forgot how long you parking lasted, or you just did not want to go back out to add time to the meter? Many, I am sure. Certainly, the new electric parking meters, that take credit cards and paper cash have been helpful, but far better than those is the City Of Miami Pay By Phone program.

Go and register now and download the app to your smart phone. Do it now. Now! You will be so thankful you did. Not only will you never have to wait in line at those meters, anymore, but you will never have to worry about getting a parking ticket, ever again. Have you registered, yet?

Once you have registered online, it is very easy to use: open the app, type in your location, type in the time you wish to park, wait for confirmation, and you are done. You can even do it walking down the street, saving you precious minutes in your busy schedule. Not only that, but Pay by Phone texts you when your parking is about to expire! Then you can just re-up using the app without ever leaving your party. Go Register Now!

Note that this recommendation is entirely unpaid, we are just doing this for the benefit of our readers. For more information, I reached out to the Miami Parking Authority and and this is what they sent me:


Pay By Phone Background

  • Pay By Phone was founded in 2000 by Verrus.
  • Verrus is a leading provider of mobile commerce payment systems.
  • Verrus pioneered Pay By Phone services in North America.
  • Verrus established the first Pay By Phone parking service in 2001.
  • Since then Pay By Phone has processed millions of parking transactions by mobile phone in a large number of cities and towns worldwide.
  • Pay By Phone Pioneered by Miami Parking Authority
  • Pay By Phone was first launched in Miami on May 28, 2008.
  • Miami was the first parking authority in Florida to adopt Pay By Phone.
  • On May 28, 2014, Miami Parking Authority will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the adoption of Pay By Phone in Miami.
  • With the addition of Coral Gables to the Pay By Phone portfolio, this service is now available in three contiguous municipalities in Miami Dade (Miami, South Miami and Coral Gables) thus making it easier for customers to parking using only one mobile app.

How Pay By Phone Works

  • Pay By Phone is the most convenient way to pay for parking.
  • Once customers register for Pay By Phone ( and download the free mobile app, they are ready to park.
  • It only takes three easy steps: 1) park and enter the location number found on the signage or parking meter; 2) enter the number of minutes desired; and 3) click to confirm parking.
  • Pay By Phone users love the text message reminders alerting them that their parking session is about to expire. At that point, they have the ability to add more time from anywhere without having to rush back to the meter.
  • Another advantage is that customers do not need to carry coins, bills or place Pay and Display receipts on their dashboards.
  • Parking enforcement officers know that customers have or have not paid when they scan the license plate of the vehicle.
  • Other great features include email receipts (ideal for submitting travel expenses).
  • Customers can add multiple vehicles to their account.
  • Pay By Phone can be used in any Smart phone, including iPhone, Blackberry and Android.

“We have achieved a new momentum in reaching our goal of providing easier, convenient and reliable parking solutions for our customers,” said Rolando Tapanes, Director of Planning and Development, Miami Parking Authority. This important milestone is a key to our mission. At MPA, we are constantly searching for customer-driven, innovative products and services in order to make their parking experience more efficient.”

Locust ProjectsAnnual Spring Fling Fundraiser: La Dolce Vita 4/26/14

Locust ProjectsAnnual Spring Fling Fundraiser: La Dolce Vita
Spring Fling 2013Saturday, April 26, 7-10pm
1111 Lincoln Road parking garage, 7th floor
Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Cost: Ticket (per person) $150/ $125Locust Projects Members
Purchase tickets Online

In Miami, we know how to enjoy the good life—great weather, gorgeous beaches, and wonderful friends. Locust Projects will celebratethe good life at its 2014 Spring Fling: La Dolce Vita, on April 26 at the critically acclaimed Herzog & De Meuron designed 1111 Building on Lincoln Road.Locust Projects’ Spring Fling has become a highlight of the Miami social calendar, bringing art lovers together for a unique evening featuring art, delicious food, drinks, music –and LocustProjects’ first-ever silent auction of fine wines, led by Eric Larkee, Wine Director of the Genuine Hospitality Group.

A host committee including power-house names like Debra &Dennis Scholl, The Related Group, Art Basel Miami Beach, Leni Sender, Craig Robins, John Speers, Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Holland &Knight LLP teamed up for the planning of this signature event, which consistently attracts a diverse and enthusiastic group of South Florida’s top collectors, enthusiasts, artists, and hipsters.

In signature Locust Projects fashion, Spring Flingattendees will have all of their senses tickled as they are treated to delectable treats from Michael Schwartz’sDesign District brainchild, Harry’s Pizzeria, Miami Beach’s Shake Shack, Baires Gril, Machialina, MC Kitchen, The Federal, and Misha’s Cupcakesto name a few. The Silent Luxury Auction will include a Neiman Marcus shopping spree; gift certificates to restaurants; handbags by Tod’s and Ralph Lauren; experiences at the Miami City Ballet and the Perez Art Museum Miami,and much more! Guests can also dance to musicfrom DJ Le Spamand marvel at the views.

But the highlight of the evening is Locust Projects’ blockbuster Silent Art Auction featuring hand-picked and internationallyrenowned artists such as Daniel Arsham, Justin Beal, Evan Nesbit, Judith Eisler, Ruby Sky Stiler, Sean Duffy, and Anthony Pearson among others.

As a hallmark that makes Locust Projects stand out from other art venues, Locust Projects embraces cutting-edge exhibitions and innovative installations. “We are celebrating more than 15 yearsof providing local, national and internationally based contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas and methods without the limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Community support has always been vital to Locust Projects’ success and the Spring Fling is one of Locust Projects’ most important sources of revenue for the year” says Locust Projects Executive Director, Chana Sheldon. The proceeds from this event provide essential funding for exhibitions and programming.

Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.

News: TiramesU Restaurant is closing on Lincoln Road


After 17 Years On Lincoln Road, Tiramesu Restaurant Moves Back To Its Origins
With Lincoln Road’s evolving landscape, the restaurant will soon re-open its doors South of Fifth

Miami, FL – April 22, 2014 – The ever-popular TiramesU, the landmark family-style restaurant on South Beach’s Lincoln Road, having just celebrated its 25th-year anniversary, will temporarily close its doors on Sunday, April 27th, 2014.

After 17 years on bustling Lincoln Road, co-owner Graziano Sbroggio decided to move the restaurant to its origins, where it all began 25 years ago.

TiramesU will reopen its doors at the new location at 101 Washington Avenue after the summer. “South of Fifth is a growing dining destination and I’m very excited to be in the same neighborhood of many successful and internationally renowned restaurants,” says Graziano Sbroggio.

The new restaurant will continue its tradition, combining simplicity, consistency of food, service and accessibility which has proved to be a winning formula with both locals and tourists over the past 25 years. “The new TiramesU will welcome its patrons with the same warm and friendly atmosphere, offering classic Italian cuisine with a modern twist,” adds Sbroggio.

27-year old Executive Chef Fabrizio Pintus is already working on a new menu, one that will not sacrifice the staples TiramesU is known and appreciated for, like the homemade pastas. He will take the summer to travel to different cities and expose himself to other cuisines and flavors. “I love exploring new recipes and the use of different ingredients with unexpected combinations. The idea is to experiment new dishes while remaining grounded in solid traditions. The new Tiramesu will offer inventive modern Italian flavors with simple yet refined plates that entice the palate and delight our patrons. I’d like for TiramesU to become your “homey” kitchen away from home,” says Chef Fabrizio.

Valeria Longoni, General Manager, will become a co-owner in the new restaurant. Her dedication is invaluable and she is proud and honored to continue as an integral part of TiramesU’s history in this challenging new project. “I firmly believe in the importance of working with a strong team of dedicated and professional people. Good food served with thoughtful care and consistent passion has been the key to our success,” adds Longoni.

The official last day of TiramesU on Lincoln Road will be Sunday, April 27th, 2014.

About TiramesU
TiramesU opened its doors to customers in 1988 on the corner of Ocean Drive and 5th Avenue. It experienced early success and in 1997 was relocated to 721 Lincoln Road. It is owned and managed by Graspa Group, headed by Graziano Sbroggio, which includes Spris, Segafredo, Salumeria 104, Spris Artisan Pizza Downtown and Spris Artisan Pizza Midtown. For more information, please visit

Moskow Disko 2.0 4/26/14

Moskow Disko 2.0
Saturday, 04/26/2014 – 09:00 pm – 04:00 am
MOSKOW-DISKO-2014-CustomMova Lounge Brickell
401 sw 3rd avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
Facebook Link
Cost: $5 before midnight, $10 There After

Maximus 3000 presents “MOSKOW DISKO 2.0″

#Art #Musique #Dance #Play #DJ

After the successful series of MOSKOW DISKO parties in 2013 at the Dome Miracle Mile, Maximus 3000 amps up the vibe and takes the concept to the dancefloor.

worlds collide in a multimedia art-meets-music-meets-dancefloor event featuring an allstar cast of DJs playing indie, funk, indie dance, new wave, retro, nu-disco and more featuring DJ Producer Maximus 3000 alongside DJ Zheno, DJ Essential 6, DJ Le Brion, & Draculas Daughter.

Live Painting by TEEPOP, also showcasing work by Max Gonzalez, Jessica Schnur, and Recycled Jude. Live performances by Intertional recording Artist Jei, Michael M and and electro performance by Covent Garden.

Drink specials all night and a reverse Happy Hour. overlooking the beautiful miami river with the neon lights of downtowns skyline as the backdrop on an open air terrace in our perfect spring weather. portions of the door proceeds to benefit N.V.E.E.E (National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment) anti Bullying organization.

Boize Noize at Mansion 4/26/14

Boize Noize at Mansion! No cover on Rick C’s list
Sunday, 04/26/2014 – 11:00 pm –
375705bc-a7cd-46f1-85c1-e07c99179005FIFTY at the Viceroy Hotel
485 Brickell Avenue,
MIAMI, Florida 33131
Webpage Link

Boize Noize at Mansion…This Saturday 4/26. To sign up for Rick C’s VIP list or to book a table reservations Text “Mansion” to 786 273 7401

#Patrickm #housemusic #nychousemusic #chicagohousemusic #edmsfl #edmlifestlye #miami #miamibeach #southbeach #sobe #vegaslife #vegasbaby #livmiami #storymiami #mansionmiami #mansionofficial #fifty #penthouse50 #bestviewinmiami #bestviewever #nikkibeach

Monthly Resident Patrick M at FIFTY 4/25/14

Monthly Resident Patrick M at FIFTY this Friday! No cover on Rick C’s list!
Sunday, 04/25/2014 – 10:00 pm –
224888_753242624721224_6279355183192678449_nFIFTY at the Viceroy Hotel
485 Brickell Avenue,
MIAMI, Florida 33131
Webpage Link

Back by popular Demand… Our new Monthly Resident Patrick M at FIFTY this Friday! To avoid paying cover or to book your table, text “FIFTY” to 786 273 7401 for Rick C’s VIP list

#Patrickm #housemusic #nychousemusic #chicagohousemusic #edmsfl #edmlifestlye #miami #miamibeach #southbeach #sobe #vegaslife #vegasbaby #livmiami #storymiami #mansionmiami #mansionofficial #fifty #penthouse50 #bestviewinmiami #bestviewever

Women Wisdom Workshop 4/27/14

Women Wisdom Workshop
Sunday, 04/27/2014 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
www_flyer_4-27Urban Namaste
915 NE 20 Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Eventbrite Link
Cost: 36.00

The most interesting trip you will ever take is the journey within.

A fusion of different healing modalities to bring together balanced communication between mind, body and spirit.

Whether you wish to deepen your self-knowledge, to increase body awareness, to manage day-to-day stress, or to elevate your sense of worth as a woman, this enlightening event is for you!


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