I love records. I have small but growing collection of classic records. However I’m missing one crucial record-lover piece of equipment: a record player. Adora and I happened to be driving down Atlantic Ave. the other day (in hot pursuit of Pad Thai, naturally) and happened to spot The Record Rack, an little hole-in-the-wall record shop. Of course we had to stop in, and what we found was so fun. A small little shop, you can find new albums, old albums, and even new and used record player. The owner restores record players and resells them – mostly for the love of records. We’ve been back a few times already, and Adora has since picked up a used record player that we’re trying to figure out how to wire to modern speakers. But that’s a post for another day.
Some friends and I took a trip down to Wynwood, Miami, to see the walls. In this area, local artists, (and some big names too), come and paint. Everywhere. It’s beautiful, and a fun way to experience art culture in a city.
I find myself often wishing I lived somewhere else. Being from California, I miss the west coast and everything that goes with it; mountains, dry weather, cali beaches, surfing, just the whole culture. And at the same time, I’m dying to head overseas and experience life in Australia, France, and Spain. Backpacking through Europe is definitely on my bucket list.
But while it’s great the have dreams to travel, I find I can quickly become discontent in my current situation. South Florida is certainly not where I picture myself staying, it doesn’t feel like home, however I might as well enjoy the time here while I have it. Who know what I might miss?
So all that to say, I’m starting a new section here called Love Your City. I’m going to find the beauty and quirkyness of this area, and soak it all in before my time here is over. Let’s explore. Let’s have an adventure.
What do you love about your city?
Some of these beautiful pics came from the talented Amy Lynne