With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, the season of picnics and barbecues is upon us. To celebrate, this June through August the Miami Design District and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink are partnering on a three-event summer series that celebrates the season by reimagining a few of our favorite classic outdoor pastimes for a truly ‘Genuine’ experience. 

It’s here. The unofficial start of summer and the weekend when wearing white pants becomes acceptable again. Well, at least for the rest of county.

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This summer stash away your stilettos and opt for one of the season’s hottest footwear trends: wood bottom shoes. From platforms to clogs — yes, clogs! — wood heels of all heights are ready to hit the pavement. The thicker heel provides stability and comfort so you can dash from the sweltering heat outside into the comfort of the arctic AC blasting indoors. 

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The iconic LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana is almost as complex as the real thing.  One of the most recognizable modern-day images this four-letter word with a forward-leaning “O” captures an important time during the Pop Art movement.  Originally commissioned in 1965 by the Museum of Modern Art for its annual holiday card, LOVE has since appeared in prints, sculptures, banners, t-shirts and so much more.  From the first “Love” stamp printed by the U.S. Postal Service in 1973 to the massive statue at Sixth Avenue and 55th Street in New York, many have argued that the popularity and widespread appropriation of Indiana’s design was partially responsible for driving the artist to retreat to the island of Vilhaven, Maine.

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Maison & Objet Americas’ 2016 designer of the year, Rafael de Cárdenas and his firm Architecture at Large are teaming up with the Miami Design District and local popsicle company PopLab to present NEON JUNGLE, an immersive tropical lounge open from Tuesday, May 10th through Sunday, May 15th.

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