“We are thrilled to be reopening the doors at Hotel Victor and showcasing many of our new lifestyle amenities and fresh design features,” says Wadeh Constance, acting general manager, Hotel Victor. “As a recognized and trusted brand in South Beach for many years, we represent the constant evolution of Ocean Drive and are committed to offering the best hotel guest experience and value in Miami.”
The library’s main building downtown is a work of art worth wandering, even if you aren’t into libraries. In addition to books, the Nashville Public Library offers a superb line-up of free programming that includes music in its courtyard, puppet shows for children, author talks, films and more.
Multiple layers of pinks and greens gives the bouquet a ethereal beauty. The bouquet features dahlias, Centaurea aspera, Celosia cristata, strawflower, eucalyptus, ranunculus, porcelain berries, roses, delphinium, scabiosa, peonies, pokeweed and chinaberry.
The world-famous parade known as Mardi Gras is part of a week-long festival of street celebrations, floats and beads-galore. The city-wide event takes place every year before the season of Lent. Mardi Grad, or Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday -- the final day of Carnival. Visitors come from all over to be a part of the festivities, and for many locals, it is the most anticipated event of the year.
When it opened in 1954, the Fontainebleau was the largest and most luxurious hotel in South Florida. Morris Lapidus, the hotel's architect, included signature features like a 17,000-square-foot lobby with a now legendary staircase to nowhere, six acres of formal gardens designed to replicate Versailles, and antique furnishings to authentically convey the hotel's French period theme. In 2008, the resort completed a $1 billion renovation and expansion. The resort's 1,504 guest rooms include 846 rooms and suites in the original buildings. The 37-story Tresor and 18-story Sorrento, two new luxury all-suite towers located at the south end of the property, have 658 junior, one- and two-bedroom suites.
A Big Apple tradition since 1974, the Village Halloween Parade claims the title of the country's largest public Halloween celebration. Each year, thousands of costumed marchers, more than 50 bands, hundreds of giant puppets and dozens of performers strut down a one-mile stretch of New York's Greenwich Village, dazzling more than 2 million spectators.