A Touching Story: Wynwood Edition

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I witnessed the most ridiculous thing at Wynwood this past weekend. I over heard a couple’s banter walking by us heading to the Wall of Change and it got me thinking; when did holding hands, become intrusive?

“stop dragging me!” she yells, “I’m not DRAGGING you…I’m trying to hold your HAND” he replied.

I’m trying really hard to hold on to the idea that there is still romance left in this world, yet it seems women have jumped on board with some of these men, and together they are making sure to destroy every nice person in line.

I mean, you would be able to tell the difference between dragging and holding, no?

The difference between cherishing and disregarding?

Douchebag vs Romeo?

Clark Kent vs Bruce Wayne?

No?

I may not have the best relationships, but I will tell you this, I enjoyed holding hands with all the guys I ever loved, and the dragging never happened publicly. ;)

Move on guy, she’s not worth the public humiliations. Miami, never a dull moment.

 

Wynwood Art Basel 2015!

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I have a love hate relationship with Miami. I love its culture, its bipolar skies, its ever growing expressways, and its spicy Latin soul. However, I dislike some of the people that call this place home, but I love when Art Basel comes to town because that means I get to have lunch with some of my favorite people. Global art trumps local hipsters. Before the Miami streets get busy with wondering eyes for the shortest dresses that come to witness the work of many from all over the world, I head over to Wynwood in hopes of catching the process before its complete and have lunch on a less busy sidewalk while some of my friends work. For me that’s what makes traffic jams, roadblocks, and RSVP’s for Art Basel worth while.

 

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Meet Esao an American Japanese artist from Los Angeles adoring our lovely city with this beautiful mural of Bob Dylan. This is his first Art Basel so make sure you show him some extra special love. Congratulations and hope to see you back next year!

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Askewone is no newbie when it comes to these wild and colorful Miami streets, he has been a long time Miami artist since 2009. Back then he had a New Zealand crew that would graffiti our backyard, and today he is getting ready to put Billie Holiday on this wall. Welcome back, Ask. Nice to see you again!


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An all time fave is Carolina Bianca, who needs no introduction with Girls on Bikes. Her work speaks for itself. Its very sultry Miami-esque. Don’t you think? Like when you picture Miami women, that’s how you see us, right? ;)

 

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Didi Rok is a veteran when it comes to Wynwood. She is pretty much all over the place and this week she’s touching up an old favorite at Play-in.

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I don’t know these guys, but it was nice looking at them struggling with their own rendition of Donald Trump and McDonalds, especially that dude on the left completely shirtless. How-you-doin?

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Back again for another Art Basel is Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz!

Look who is back from France updating her floral fence, which was created in 2013! Yes, Miami’s favorite, Fafi.

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There is something about Italian men that makes me want to take a flight and get lost in translation somewhere in Rome. That’s exactly what I told my friend Luca Zamoc, who is back for another romantic Art Basel week! Congratulations on yet another wonderful location for a perfect piece. 

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Enivo has to be one of the most peaceful humans I have ever met.  His Brazilian nature says it all, and his work is brilliant beyond imagination. Welcome back!

 

Art and the City

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Someone beat me to it. There are tons of penis’s in Wynwood, and I am loving all of them.

On Mother’s Day Weekend…

If you’re a typical mom then nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a massage, Pandora bracelets and edible fruit arrangements, but if you are anything like me, then your Mother’s Day will be spent cooking for those you love most. This Mother’s Day I will be spending it with my loved ones, and giving our beautiful home a makeover. Here are some of the cute things I have in mind. Take a look.

Gray Walls…

Wall of Frames…

Tons of Flowers…

mercury glass vases.

& Yummy Treats.

Cream filled devil's food cupcakes

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours.

A New Kinda, John Mayer!

  
 
John Mayer was honored at the GRAMMY’s on the Hill event last night in DC, where he spoke about his voice feeling, “OK”, but he’s not capable of singing just yet. Throat surgery is in the near future for John who said,  “I’m going to be taking myself out of the running  for a good six months.” Don’t fret John, we will be… Perfectly Waiting.
 
Mayer has been posting a new picture every day this past week for his fan’s who are looking forward to the release of John’s video for, ‘Shadow Days’ set to be posted tomorrow Friday the 27th, 2012.
 
 
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  (L to R) Honorees John Mayer, Neil Portnow, U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.
 
 (L to R) Honorees John Mayer, Neil Portnow, U.S. Representative Howard Berman D-Calif.
 WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  Honorees John Mayer (L) and U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.
 
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25:  U.S. health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius (L) and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences President Neil Portnow (R) present  John Mayer with an award at GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
 
U.S. health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius (L) and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences President Neil Portnow (R) present  John Mayer with an award at GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
 looks great in just about anything. Yesterday at GRAMMYs on the Hill, John Mayer talked music education & veterans health.
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: John Mayer and Buddy Guy attend GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
 
 John Mayer and Buddy Guy attend GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
 

[Giveaway] READY. AIM. FIRE.

I’m very excited to bring this giveaway to you. Let me explain for those of you who aren’t acquainted with my site, that I am addicted to music…I know what you must be thinking, who isn’t? However, these are the reason for why I emphasize that I. Am. Addicted. To. Music.

A melody will allow me to see colors, beautiful words will bring a cretin sweet taste to my mouth, and the combination of the two will send me on the ultimate high. So there for I’m addicted to music in more ways than one.

My appreciation for music has allowed me to connect with tons of artists from around the world, I’m always looking for new musicians to ad to my already extensive music collection, so I have teamed up with quite a few talented musicians to bring you their beautiful sounds.

Let me introduce you to Adam Darling, who was kind enough to send me three of his Cd’s to giveaway on my site. If Adam seems familiar to you, and you’re wondering why… (stop thinking so hard), you might’ve seen him on my personal page, keeping me up to date with his music career. He’s also been featured here for not only Music for the Soul, but for Monday’s Eye Candy as well.

Now, let’s get to the best part!

Three lucky winners will be randomly selected to take home Adam’s, new CD ‘Ready. Aim. Fire.’ for FREE. To make this very interesting, I have added a some questions to see if you’ve been paying attention.

Ready?

    1. On whose page did I happen to find Adam, on?
    2. Adam recently did a cover from what known artist? And what was the name of that song?
    3. What is Adam’s favorite Basketball team?

RULES:

Everyone wishing to participate must like Wajima on Facebook, and you should “like” Adam’s page as well to keep up with his up to the minute music career.

Contest ends April 19th, 2012. Good Luck!