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Top 4 Pre-Construction Buildings in Miami and Miami Beach

Miami and Miami Beach have an abundance of high-end real estate built and ready to move in; however, the area’s pre-construction market is currently a hot commodity. What’s not to love about awesome city and waterfront views, plus easy access to the beach, world-class entertainment, glamourous shopping, and haute cuisine? For those reasons alone, people are vying to purchase pre-construction Miami and Miami Beach condominium units. This list of the top 4 Pre-Construction Buildings in the area features pre-construction projects breaking ground in 2017.

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Gran Paraiso

Gran Paraiso on the Bay by Piero Lissoni, and developed by The Related Group, is sure to provide buyers an ultra-luxurious lifestyle. Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica, led by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, designed the architecture, as well as the interior design. Residents of Gran Paraiso will enjoy an array of amenities including a bowling alley, a state-of-the-art-gym, and a world-class spa. The community’s pool terrace is the heart of this extraordinary community, where residents can relax and enjoy the company of neighbors and friends alike, and revel in the beauty of their very own tropical oasis.

Faena Versailles Classic

Faena Versailles Classic will feature 22 units and five floor plans, which are all inspired by the historic Versallies Hotel. Each residence will feature custom design by William Sofield. Located in Miami Beach’s most highly anticipated area, the Faena District, this building will feature a unique balance between the luxurious Faena Hotel, exquisite residences, high-end shopping, and innovative entertainment. Foster + Partners, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Bazmark, Studio Sofield, and Raymond Jungles are the architecture and design geniuses behind this project. Pricing for units in this 12-story building has yet to be disclosed.

Missoni Baia

Missoni Baia is slated to be a visionary architectural landmark among Miami’s skyline. The 57 floor building will have 146 bay front units that celebrate the timeless appeal of relaxed, waterfront living. The building is said to expand a total of 200 feet along Biscayne Bay. Asymptote’s visionary design of Missoni Baia is said to have been inspired by the minimalist and kinetic artworks of Josef Albers, Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, and Jesus Rafael Soto. What makes Missoni Baia unique is the artistry throughout the building, including in the design.

3900 Alton Residences – Miami Beach

Internationally acclaimed master architect Ricardo Bofill brings modern design to 3900 Alton Residences. This building will feature functionality and luxury in its 78 private residences. This building located in the historic heart of Miami Beach, offers residences a luxurious enclave featuring breathtaking city and ocean views, as well as convenience. Residents will have access to golfing, yachting, and a variety of water sports. Additionally, residents will be living in close proximity to Miami Beach’s finest dining, shopping, and cultural destinations. Amenities include 3 garden villas, lobby and pool deck installations by Loris Cechinni and Fernando Mastrangelo, 24-hour concierge and doorman service, VIP access to an exclusive beach club, and more. Prices start at $790,000, which makes it quite an affordable option.

If you are interested in any of these top 4 pre-construction buildings in Miami and Miami Beach, contact us at gpgmiami.net, and we will be more than happy to help you see which Miami condo or Miami Beach condo community is ideal for you. Don’t wait too long, or you may miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Best Gyms in Miami to Start the New Year Fit

It’s 2017 already! With the New Year upon us, now’s the time to start to get fit. We know working out and getting fit might not be on the top of your priority list, but it’s something that needs to be considered. Take a look at our take on the best gyms in Miami to start the New Year fit.

Barry’s Bootcamp

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Barry’s Bootcamp is known for “The Best Workout in the World.” Their signature cardio and strength workouts are to burn up to 1,000 calories an hour. Powering through workouts is easy, at the Miami Beach location, with the music filled environment. Each workout session is an hour-long and includes 25 to 30 minutes of interval cardio treadmill routines accompanied with 25 to 30 minutes of strength training. Instructors and trainers use free weights, medicine balls, and resistance bands among other equipment to create effective routines. Barry’s Bootcamp offers members free towel service, lockers, showers, a juice bar with a variety of products, and much more.

Equinox Brickell

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Equinox Brickell is a gem that holds true to the Equinox brand standards. The Brickell location is the perfect balance of beauty and functionality, and serves as the leading wellness and health destination in the area. This gym features cutting-edge-fitness, as well as state-of-the-art-technology to help beginners and avid athletes reach and surpass their fitness and exercise goals. Equinox Brickell offers over 100 weekly classes all taught by professional instructors. Additionally, members of Equinox can exercise their mind and soul at the specially designed Mind Body studios, which feature natural light. If members seek a little outer beauty, they can utilize services at the proprietary spa called The Spa.

Body & Soul

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Body & Soul is located in the Coconut Grove section of Miami. This luxury, boutique club is a place to help everyone achieve and exceed their body and health goals. This cutting edge sports club is always a buzz with energy and motion. Body & Soul offers classes featuring cardio, strength training, cycling, boxing, and more, all led by a team of elite instructors. Members also have access to exceptional personal trainers, who strive to create customized, functional training regimes to push members to their limits to help them become healthier, stronger, and look better. The gym offers complimentary towels and other services.

If you are interested in living the Miami lifestyle and working out at one of these amazing gyms on a regular basis, then contact us and we will help you find a Miami home or Miami condo that suits your lifestyle and budget.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations Near Miami Beach

New Year’s Eve celebrations are a big deal in and around Miami Beach. Whether you plan to ring in the New Year at happening party or just catch a fireworks display, South Florida has plenty to offer residents on New Year’s Eve. Take a look at our list of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in and around Miami Beach, and be ready to have a great time all night.

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The City of Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration

For Venetian Islands’ residents who don’t feel like venturing far from home, head on over to Miami Beach at 9th Street and Ocean Drive for another great, free celebration. Dance the night away in the open air, while drinking Piña coladas and Mojitos. Attendees will be able to enjoy a gorgeous firework display at midnight, courtesy of the City of Miami Beach.

Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve Revolution

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bayfront Park with Mr. 305, aka Pitbull, for a live, FOX television broadcast. Party-goers will experience an unforgettable night jam packed with a star-studded line up of performances and food and beverage for purchase at South Florida’s largest, free New Year’s Eve party. The night’s celebration will close with a performance and countdown to midnight with Pitbull and a spectacular fireworks display. The event will take place from 3 pm to 12:30 pm on New Year’s Eve 2017. This event is brought to you by the Bayfront Park Management Trust, with support from the City of Miami, the Mayor of Miami, and the Miami City Commission.

Nikki Beach Miami’s Glitz and Glam

People who love to party in style should check out Nikki Beach Miami’s Glitz and Glam New Year’s Eve 2017 Celebration. This fabulous event will feature electrifying entertainment, as well as mouth-watering haute cuisine by world-renowned Chef Frank Ferreiro. Party-goers can enjoy a private fireworks display at midnight, and catch a glimpse of the Miami Beach public fireworks show. Visit Nikki Beach Miami’s website for multiple celebration options and table packages.

New Year’s Eve at the Fontainbleau with Justin Bieber

The Fontainbleau in Mid Beach Miami Beach brings an electrifying New Year’s Eve celebration with pop sensation Justin Bieber. After Bieber’s performance, the party continues at LIV night club with music by Grammy winning producer Skrillex. Tickets start at $500 per person, and range up to $50,000 for a stage-side private space for up to 25 guests. Visit the Fontainbleau’s website for additional ticket information and packages to attend the event, which start from 9 pm and ends well after midnight.

Miami and the surrounding areas offer residents countless entertaining options for New Year’s Eve. If you are interested in experiencing this type of celebrations every year, contact us and we will help you find the perfect home or condo.


Best Coffee Shops On Miami Beach

Miami may be known for having the best Cuban coffee around, but when it comes to quaint coffee joints with excellent coffee and espresso drinks, Miami Beach sure knows how to pour up a great cup of coffee.

Read on to discover the best coffee shops near Venetian Islands, so that you may experience great coffee, good vibes, and tasty treats.


Aroma Espresso Bar

Aroma Espresso Bar on Collins Avenue, next to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, offers a reasonably priced gourmet menu in a contemporary setting. Aroma Espresso Bar takes pride in their roasting process of coffee beans that they purchase from Naples, Italy. One of Aroma’s bestselling drinks is Aroma Coffee, which contains shots of their custom blend espresso, Aroma pralines, and steamed milk, topped with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. Another top seller is the Mocha Coffee, which contains shots of their custom espresso blend, milk chocolate Aroma pralines, steamed milk and froth, topped with a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

Segafredo L’Originale

Segafredo L’Originale is one of the most popular sidewalk cafes in the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. This coffee shop serves an array of coffees and cocktails. Additionally, they have a full menu of European-style salads, sandwiches, and snacks. This Miami Beach hot spot, on the world-famous Lincoln Road, is known for having excellent espresso drinks such as Espresso Macchiato and Espresso con Panna. One of their bestsellers is their Marocchino, which is an espresso drink made with Nutella and milk froth.

Panther Coffee

Panther Coffee specializes in small-batch roasting of coffee beans and the preparation of coffee beverages. This Miami-based roaster has changed the way in which Miami drinks their coffee. The coffee shop owners take pride in showcasing information sheets about their growers, in turn having transparency from farm to cup. The shop serves an assortment of cookies, cakes, and savory bites. Besides this location in the Sunset Harbor neighborhood of Miami Beach, Panther Coffee has several shops scattered throughout Miami-Dade county and their coffee is served at numerous cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants throughout the county and beyond.

If you are interested in living the quintessential Miami Beach luxury lifestyle with great food and beverage options close to home, then drop us an email and we will be more than happy to help you find the ideal luxury Miami Beach home or condo for you.


Holiday Merriment for the Whole Family Near Miami Beach

Living in Miami Beach it may seem like the holiday season will never come, since the sun is ever shining and warm temperatures prevail. However, families residing in Miami Beach can experience a great deal of holiday fun close to home, so that they may get into the good old holiday spirit in a flash. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other winter celebration Miami Beach and Greater Miami have tons of holiday fun for the whole family! Take look at our list of holiday merriment near Miami Beach for the whole family and get into the mood of the season.

Zoo Miami’s Zoo Lights

Each year, Zoo Miami lights up with the joy of the holiday season. Zoo Miami’s Zoo Lights surrounds visitors with over half a million lights, dazzling trees, and animal shaped lights. From December 16th through December 26th, starting at 7 pm until 10 pm, visitors can take a night stroll through the zoo and enjoy nightly carolers and other festivities. The carousel is open for kids, and kids at heart. Visit Santa tell him what you want for Christmas! Admission to Zoo Lights is $9.95 per person. Each attendee will receive 3D glasses to see special effects hidden in the Christmas light displays.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Performed by Miami City Ballet

Thousands of glistening eyes and ears witness the timeless beauty of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at Downtown Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center. Attendees will experience an amazing time courtesy of the Miami City Ballet. People of all ages are sure to love this holiday classic, which is set on Christmas Eve, in the city of Nuremberg, Germany. Attendees will see a young girl named Marie along with a Nutcracker Prince embark on a truly unexpected journey to an enchanted winter wonderland. Snowflakes, toy soldiers, and the Sugar Plum Fairy dazzle across the stage and enchant young and old alike. The show duration is 1 hour and 54 minutes, with one intermission session. The show opens December 9th, and ticket are on sale starting at $25.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Everyone will enjoy a visit to the world’s largest holiday theme park and carnival this holiday season. Santa’s Enchanted Forest, located in South Miami’s Tropical Park, features over 100 rides, attractions, shows, and games. The park is open every day beginning November 3rd until January 8th from 5 pm until midnight. Thousands of visitors flock to Santa’s Enchanted Forest each year to experience the nostalgia and magic of dazzling lights and South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree light show. This year is sure to be packed with many surprises, as 2016 marks the parks 25th anniversary. Single-day tickets start at $31.78 for adults and $22.43 for children; season passes are available and additional charges for food and carnival games apply.

If you would like to experience these merry holiday season festivities every year, then contact us and we will help you find the ideal Miami Beach luxury condo or home to suite your lifestyle.

Top 3 Pizza Places on Miami Beach

Pizza! One glorious word that many people consider their favorite food ever. Pizza aficionados living on Miami Beach are fortunate to have quite a few great pizza places in their neighborhood. Here are our top 3 picks for great pizza places on Miami Beach. Whether you like classic New York-style pizza, or a heartier Sicilian-style thick crust pizza, there is something for everyone to satisfy your pizza cravings.


Here are our top 3 pizza places on Miami Beach, in no particular order. Visit all three, then pick your favorite!

Fratelli La Bufala

Fratelli La Bufala, with more than 100 locations in Italy and around the world, is a great restaurant if you want authentic Neapolitan-style pizza and Italian cuisine, which includes soup, salad, antipasti, and pasta, as well as a selection of dishes from the grill. Fratelli La Bufala‘s wood brick oven pizza is made with fresh Buffalo mozzarella cheese that is imported directly from Naples, Italy twice a week.


Visa-01 is a truly modern, conceptual, and trendy pizzeria that serves extraordinary pizza.
Not only do they serve great pizza, but they also serve delicious salads and have an amazing mozzarella bar. They have several categories of 13-inch pizzas: Traditional, Special, and Extraordinary. Additionally, they have Small 8-inch pizzas and calzones. Some of the best sellers include the Extraordinary Star Luca, a star-shaped pizza with ricotta, salami, mozzarella, and San Marzano sauce, and the Special Jacqueline with San Marzano sauce, mozzarella, two eggs, black pepper, and white truffle oil. For dessert, don’t miss out on the Nutella pizza, fans say it’s literally to die for.


For those looking for some darn good pizza, New York-based Lucali is the right place for you. Noted as one of the most famous pizzerias in New York, Lucali brings patrons of Miami a concept pizzeria. Menus aren’t necessary at this no-nonsense pizzeria, Lucali simply puts everything up on a chalkboard for easy ordering. Lucali focuses on offering Brooklyn-style pizza with crispy, thin crusts, and a choice of nine toppings: green and red peppers, onion, portobellos, shallots, garlic, artichoke hearts, jalapenos, pepperoni, and basil. In addition to pizza, Lucali serves up salads and a few appetizers.

If these pizza restaurants and the culinary world of Miami Beach interest you, and you think that you would like to call this area home, please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you in finding you ideal Miami Beach home. Please visit our website at drop us an email.