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This week’s best sneaker releases, including the crisp Nike Dunk High “First Use”



The first week of August was a slow one, fittingly so as most spent their time glued to the Summer Games. But as the Olympics gradually begins to quiet, the sneaker releases are — on the other hand — picking up the space.

The Air Jordan 1 Mid “Color Change” hits shelves August 11th (Photo: Sneaker News)

On Tuesday, both the “Green Noise” and “University Red” iterations of the Dunk High “First Use” are hitting the shelves, serving up a solid consolation for those who miss out on the sacai x Nike Blazer Low “British Tan.” Wednesday, then, delivers both the “Color Change” Air Jordan 1 Mid and “Camo” Dunk Low. Come Thursday, the Air Jordan 1 “Seafoam” goes global, while the Dunk Low “Seoul” debuts hyper-locally by way of Nike SNKRS KR. New Balance is also joining in on the fun with the help of Todd Synder, whose love for the farmers market comes through via three different 327 colorways.

The Air Jordan 1 “Seafoam” releases mid-week (Photo: Sneaker News)

Things only begin to grow more lively into Friday. With Ls almost certain, the fragment x Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low headlines the week, outshining even the Air Jordan 1 “Pollen,” Dunk Low “Catalonia,” and Bad Bunny x adidas Forum Low “Core Black” that drop the following day.

The Nike Dunk Low “Seoul” celebrates the Korean Taegeukgi (Photo: Sneaker News)

Read more and view all of this week’s best sneaker releases from Sneaker News.

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Halloween 2021: Miami’s best spooky cocktails to get you in the spirit



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Spooky season is officially upon us. And what Miami lacks in autumn leaves and cool weather, we sure do make up for with over-the-top creepy cocktails.

Vampire fans can get into character at Grails with a “Blood Transfusion” cocktail bag. (Photo: Grails)

This year, South Florida’s bartenders have conjured up some killer libations strong enough to revive even the deadest of Halloween spirits. From ghoulish black tipples to vampire-approved potions, trick or treat yourself to one (or all) of the Halloween-inspired drinks on this list.

If Dracula had a signature cocktail this would be it. (Photo: Red Bar)

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Get your cider fix at The Doral Yard this October. (Photo: Doral Yard and @Treatyoselfeverywhere)

The Doral Yard’s not-so-scary spiked cider, the Apple Jack O’ Lantern, combines Jack Daniel’s apple whiskey, Fireball, and apple cider served with a cinnamon stick and dried apples ($10). Each sip will transport you to a Fall wonderland brimming with pumpkin patches and hayrides. Snag the refreshing sip throughout the month of October.

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Your ultimate travel guide to Miami Beach — hotels, activities, restaurants, and more



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Miami Beach: Just those two words evoke steaming sun, sexy beaches, exuberant nightlife, celebrity chefs, mixologists offering their talents, stunning hotels, culture and arts, and shopping opportunities — all encased within historic art-decoMiami Modern, and Mediterranean Revival architecture.

It’s amazing to think that only a couple of decades ago, Miami Beach — specifically the historic neighborhood South Beach — was known as “Heaven’s Waiting Room.”

Today, the city has earned itself a different nickname: the “American Riviera.”

The name hints at a playful paradise where it’s impossible to experience the city all at once — especially as the pace and demand create new venues and opportunities for entertainment.

The best way to explore Miami Beach is to follow the lead of the roughly 3.5 million annual visitors — by returning again and again.

Getting to and around Miami Beach

Founded in 1928, Miami International Airport (MIA) is the leader in flights to and from Latin America and the Caribbean.

In fact, the transit hub hosts more than 100 airlines and is the nation’s third-busiest airport for international airports.

About 60% of those who visit Miami arrive via MIA, which is about 13 miles from the heart of South Beach.

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Miami Book Fair is back with a street fair and in-person events



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Miami Book Fair is back — and this edition will include in-person events.

Last year, the beloved annual event that draws thousands to Miami Dade College’s downtown Wolfson campus took place virtually, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were no live author readings, no delightfully greasy arepas to eat.

No streets packed with happy readers clutching tote bags stuffed with real, made-from-dead-trees books.

Street vendors will return to Miami Book Fair in 2021. MARSHA HALPER MHALPER@MIAMIHERALD.COM

No Clifford the Big Red Dog hugging starstruck little kids with painted faces.

This year the fair, which runs Nov. 14-21, is a hybrid, a blend of in-person and online events that brings the fair closer to what it was before our story took an unfortunate turn in 2020.

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