There may be snow in the rest of the country, but here in South Florida the holiday season is about heading outdoors to enjoy the balmy weather and lower humidity. It’s also a great time to enjoy the recently relaunched Weekend Beach Party @ Amara at Paraiso. Head out to the waterfront lounge and enjoy a live DJ with rosé and champagne specials from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Complete your experience with brunch a la carte until 3 p.m. It’s an easy way to entertain out-of-town guests and locals alike. “Amara at Paraiso is about the dynamic energy, local ingredients and natural beauty that defines why we live in Miami and why so many love to visit,” says James Beard Award-Winning Chef & Owner Michael Schwartz. “We are in a unique position to bring it all together, establishing a sense of place that only exists here.”; AmaraAtParaiso.com.
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Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.