Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cinco de MiMo

Happy 6th of May!

I don't know why, but Cinco de Mayo is always a huge party, no matter where you live. Miami was no exception. But what's interesting to me is not necessarily drowning in Corona and tequila, but going to some of the off-beat parties and festivals. One such festival was the Cinco de Mimo on the upper east side of Miami. We went on Saturday to catch the farmers' market, where I learned my favorite ceviche guy is going to Las Olas on the weekends, and walk up and down and see the artists, try some food and scope out the vintage venders. It was a pretty relaxed scene, with a huge variety of people also wandering the streets, perusing the side carts.

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The food from Michy's. Cause nothing goes better than red velvet cupcakes, shrimp and wine. El Hombre had the shrimp and enjoyed it. I was still munching on ozzarella, zucchini and pesto from Wine 69 so I passed.

One thing I like about MiMo are all the old-school motels like this one:
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And of course the Vagabond:
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Many of the outdoor venders were selling art, antiques and mod-style clothing and furnature:
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And then there was this treasure:
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Along the way, El Hombre made some friends:
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Of course you will find vintage cars in many festivals in Miami:
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And when you walked back to scope them, you found some tasty treats:
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When we walked back into the Upper East Side Garden, we found a bunch of hipsters selling handmade clothing and items out of recycled materials. Like this bag:
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As we walked around, we saw artists (including Alex Yanes,who apparently designed the Publix calendar) and this guy:
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We also saw this historic landmark:
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I don't know if I mentioned it yet, but it was a hot day. Of course because it's May and this is South Florida. But some came up with their own solutions to handle the heat, and everyone stopped to stare:
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3 comments:

Sue said...

Coolio

catsteevens said...

HA! I bet everyone wishes they were that dog.

I love that vintage Benz.

Christina said...

That dog was amazingly awesome