Obligatory cheesy photo in front of the hotel that was the doorman’s idea, not ours, I swear. It turned out pretty good though.
We flew to Miami two weeks ago for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. We were working with Evian, a sponsor of the festival, on a different sort of social media – live, illustrated tweeting. You can see all the drawings I did here. Aside from all the work (drawing in the moment like that was incredibly stressful) and the events (met Martha Stewart, NBD), it was really nice get away from New York for a while.
The tasting tents had hundreds of booths from different restaurants and chefs, all giving away food and drinks. I had as many of those crab claws as I could. Also, the Evian cube in my favorite color pink, and Dylan photographing a drawing.
The beach was beautiful and felt much different from what we’re used to in California. The shells were prettier and the water was warmer, clearer, and without waves.
We went to a Cuban diner called David’s Cafe for breakfast every day. It was an old place with a bar and just a few tables, and really relaxed and refreshing compared to the body-building Bently-driving hpnotiq-drinking lifestyle that seemed to be South Beach.
South Beach was dotted with colorful buildings: sea green, salmon, pale yellow. There were so many art deco buildings and wonderful, old typographic signs. I found this great blog post with tons more photos of the typography in the neighborhood.
That’s it! Excuse all the light leaks, they can be bothersome. Dylan just needs a new camera, his has been through a lot.