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Miami’s Best Pizza is Back!

I can almost smell it!

I can’t tell you how much I used to love Miami’s Best Pizza and how sad I was the day that it closed back in 2014!! We would get a pizza from Miami’s Best at least once a week and it was something my whole family could agree on! Sunday night was normally the night for a large pepperoni and onion pizza and a side salad. So it really hit the Cusack family hard the day it closed.

But 2018 will bring great things and one of those is the comeback of Miami’s Best Pizza!!! The new pizza place will be next to Titanic Brewing just down the street from the University of Miami! A new year’s resolution of mine is to try to be a positive force in the world and I feel like I am doing that by celebrating this momentous occasion, despite the fact that I have gone gluten free since it closed WAH WAH! Anyway, for all of you glutenous people that can enjoy this wonderful pizza, I will celebrate!

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8685, or visit my website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. Senior Vice President, EWM Realty International.

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The Miami Open Moves

I have always loved the Miami Open and proud that it is often considered the “fifth Grand Slam.” While I am not able to spend every day at the tennis tournament and usually only make it out one day, it has been such a treat to have it in our back yard on Key Biscayne. I am sure many of the residents find it to be a major inconvenience when we all descend upon their community, but what a beautiful setting to spend the day or week while watching the most elite tennis players in the world strut their stuff.

Unfortunately for me, and I believe Miami, the Miami Open is moving to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019. While I do like the stadium, and feel that the improvements that have been made are magnificent, it is not a convenient, stunning drive to the Hard Rock. Rather, it is an aggressive slog on I-95 – quite different than the lovely Rickenbacker Causeway.

I know that the Hard Rock Stadium, with its new, modern upgrades, will be a wonderful place to host a tennis tournament, and I wish them well. I am sure that I will make my way up there to watch tennis in 2019. In the meantime, I am going to take in as many matches as I can at the 2018 Miami Open while it is still on Key Biscayne! Tennis anyone?

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8685, or visit my website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. Senior Vice President, EWM Realty International.

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Seed Food and Wine Festival

Did you know that there is a food and wine festival going on in Miami this weekend? Yes, Seed Food and Wine Week, which touts itself as the “first conscious plant based food and wine festival in the country” is going on through November 5th. It has a variety of events, including lectures, a 5k run (that I am sorely tempted to do!), and, of course, food-filled parties! It sounds like a lot of fun, and I wish that I had made it to the Third Annual Plant Based Burger Battle, but I had a previous engagement.

I am proud to live in the city that is hosting Seed Food and Wine Week because it proves that Miami has many facets. Sure, we are a melting pot, we have beautiful beaches, and hip night clubs, but we are also a city that is growing culturally. I love that I get to watch and be a part of my hometown’s bourgeoning art, intellectual, and culinary expansion! Although I missed Seed this year, I will be there for the next go-round. I can’t wait!

For more information on the event, go to Seed Food & Wine Festival

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8685, or visit my website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. Senior Vice President, EWM Realty International.

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Family Fun Adventures on Halloween

Is Halloween really this Saturday? I just can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. This is my favorite time of the year and I still embrace all of the trick-or-treaters that come by our home. I love to see everyone’s costumes, meet new neighbors, and catch up with old friends. There are so many family friendly events going on in Miami for Halloween that I decided to share them. I hope you enjoy a very fun-filled Halloween!

October 29-31, Movies at the Drive-In
Who doesn’t enjoy a scary movie on Halloween? If you do, the Blue Starlite Drive-in has a great line up to get you in the Halloween mood. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (a Halloween classic) will be showing on October 29th. On October 30th, the Blue Starlite will show an all-time kids favorite, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Lastly, on Hallows Eve, get scared with Little Shop of Horrors.

October 30, Howl-O-Ween at Fairchild Tropical Garden
If you are looking for a place to parade your most adorable four-legged pooch make sure to check out Fairchild Tropical Garden. Guests are invited to bring your dog in costume for a stroll around the park!

October 31, Safe Streets Halloween
The city of South Miami is closing down Sunset drive from US1 to Red Road so everyone can enjoy safe and fun trick or treating. Local businesses will be giving out candy to everyone that visits.

October 31, Spooky Zoo Nights at Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami is transforming into Spooky Zoo Nights where guests can experience Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, take a ride on the zombie-laden tram ride, and go on the carousel. There will be plenty of candy so don’t forget to bring your pumpkins!

October 31, Halloween on the Mile in Coral Gables
Halloween on the Mile is hosting its 18th annual celebration. Do not miss this family affair. There will be something for everyone. Many of the local businesses are coming together to show everyone a good time. There will be a reading circle at Books & Books, a doggie costume contest at the Coral Gables Museum, face painting and a balloon artist at Nini & Loli, and a Not-So-Spooky Haunted House at Red Koi.

October 31, Knock! Knock! Halloween at Jungle Island
Jungle Island has gone all out for the kids this Halloween. With trick or treating around the jungle and Halloween-themed arts and crafts, children can learn knock, knock jokes, or enter into a Halloween costume contest to win great prizes.

If you are looking to list your home / condo, please call me directly at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #7 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2014, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins #1


OK, so they may not have been anywhere near number one in recent years but I hear good things that I WANT TO BELIEVE about this season! Yes, I’m excited football season is around the corner and I know I’m not alone! I’m also interested to see the updated Sun Life Stadium. The renovations are being done in two phases in order not to interrupt the season so fear not. Some of the improvements I found listed on their website:

  • Open air canopy to provide shade/cover
  • Brand new seats in the entire stadium
  • Completely renovated concourses and concessions,
  • Brand new suites
  • Several brand new/unique seating & club options for fans, businesses and families
  • 4 new high-definition video boards in each corner of the stadium

Found on the Miami Dolphins website

Here are some fun, Dolphin related, trivia questions to test your knowledge with (trivia on the Hurricanes coming soon…)
1. How many wins did Don Shula have as the Dolphins coach upon his retirement after the 1995 season?
2. How many touchdowns did Dan Marino throw to set the all time touchdowns in a season record?
3. In what year were the Dolphins undefeated?
4. What pro team drafted Dolphin QB Dan Marino first?
5. From 1966-1986, where did the Dolphins call home?
6. What was the first season that the Dolphins made it to the Super Bowl?

Answers:
1) 274 2) 48 3) 1972-1973 4) Kansas City Royals 5) Miami Orange Bowl 6) 1971

Feel free to call me with any questions or real estate advice at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #7 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2014, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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August is Miami’s Spa Month . . . There’s Still Time!

Miami’s spa month is coming to an end! This Miami event is in its seventh year and runs from July 1- August 31st. Hopefully you can sneak away, pamper yourself and take advantage of the specials that are running as the end is approaching quickly. Some of the participating spas here in Coral Gables and in the Coconut Grove areas are Elemis at Merrick Mark, The Biltmore Hotel, The Ritz Carlton (Key Biscayne & Coconut Grove) and Jurlique at the Mayfair. There’s no excuse not to invest in yourself and go for a little mind and body restoration when you can get treatments for as low as $99.00! For more participating spas you can click on this link: Miami’s Spa Month

Feel free to call me with any questions or real estate advice at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #7 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2014, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Spice it up with “Miami Spice!”

As Miami locals are taking their final getaways before school starts and tourists are steering clear of our intense heat and humidity, our restaurants have historically experienced a summer slump! Well, Miami Spice was designed to counter the slump and get people to venture out and visit one of the 181 participating restaurants offering meals at a discounted price. Participating restaurants offer prix-fixed lunches for $23 and dinners for $39 and will encourage you to try things out of the ordinary. Some of my Coral Gables’ favorites are the award winning French restaurant Pascal’s on Ponce and Sushi Samba for a more hip scene with its creative mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian recipes. Then there’s South Beach’s Smith and Wollensky on the water and fun Spanish tapas at Barceloneta! The specials run from August 1st- September 30th so give it a try!

Here’s a link that lists all the participating restaurants: Miami Spice Participating Restaurants

Feel free to call me with any questions or real estate advice at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #7 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2014, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Last Call at Fox’s Lounge

I made it just in time for last call! We chose Fox’s Lounge (aka Fox’s Sherron Inn) as our “girls night out” destination a couple months back, not knowing it would be our last visit. Just last week the South Miami landmark closed its doors. The timeless dive, known for its dim lighting, retro decor, and walk up liquor store, has been around for nearly 70 years! The old “package store” saw a number of high school students from my day, trying to sneak a purchase for a party. It was also the location of some dear friends annual Christmas caroling. While it looked like a whole in the wall it was known for its fried chicken and frog legs. Old time regulars are hoping for a modern reincarnation of Fox’s but we’re not really sure what is to come. We do know the owner of the property, Venezuelan Rene Dahdah, plans on modernizing the area and is thinking of building another restaurant and possibly some residential spaces.  

Feel free to call me with any questions or real estate advice at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #7 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2014, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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What’s Up With the Pink Snails?

Here is some 411 on the pink snails creeping their way through our “city beautiful”.

Making their debut during Art Basel these bubble-gum pink creatures are actually designed to create awareness towards recycling and it’s environmental impact. A collective of European artists called the Cracking Art Group and Italy’s Galleria Ca d’Oro are behind the installation of these oversized colorful animals made of recyclable plastic. The Cracking Art Group, hoping to have a positive impact on cities worldwide, has placed all sorts of large colored animals in cities such as Paris, Milan, Rome, Venice, Prague, and many more. If you are interested in seeing more of their artwork on display there is a gallery on San Lorenzo just north of Merrick Park Village.

. . . and these pink snails will not be retreating to their shells anytime soon as they will be inching their way north making an impact on other Florida cities.

Interesting Recycling Facts:
• A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days.
• Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled.
• An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!
• There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can be recycled.
• We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year.
• At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold!

For more information visit Recycling Revolution. Or if you are looking to list your home, please call me directly at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #7 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2014, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Ten Reasons to Love Miami in the Summer

Miami Realtor
While most people flee Miami in the summer, some of us natives actually like to hang around! Here are my top 10 reasons to stay in South Florida in the summer:
1. Mango season!
2. Fireworks at the Biltmore
3. The water and air are the same temperature
4. Mini lobster season-July 30th and 31st
5. Much less traffic and no social commitments
6. Lots of avocados for homemade guacamole
7. Great spearfishing in the keys and easy crossings to the Bahamas
8. Beautiful mornings and afternoon showers that cool us off
9. Flat calm waters for paddleboarding , water skiing or any other kind of boating activity
10. An overall easy way of living in the summer months in Miami!!

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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The Ashley Cusack Real Estate Team is growing!

Ashley Cusack Miami luxury real estate team

I am so pleased to announce that my luxury Miami real estate team is growing! We have two new team members and I’m sure many of you know them! Karen McCammon has been selling real estate in Miami (her hometown) for 35 years. She is consistently in EWM’s chairman’s club, has won numerous awards over the years, and is a member of the Master Broker’s Forum, a group of the top agents in Miami. She’s actively involved in our community and always giving of her time and talents to many local organizations. We are excited to have her expertise on the team and can’t wait to work together! Shari Menachem also joined the team and brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of community contacts. With a background in software consulting, she’s worked for some of the biggest companies in Miami, such as Ernst & Young, Knight Ridder & Mastec. She has mastered the art of problem solving, and is a name people know and trust in Miami. After living in Miami in 20 years, she knows this town as well as the natives and is excited to bring her talents to our team – we are thrilled to have her!

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, my focus is on Coral Gables,Coconut GrovePinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

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