This week I have decided to have a little fun by comparing the lifestyle and general mentality of New York versus Miami – two such opposite cultures despite the fact they are located on the same coast. While I miss New York often, there are many wonderful things about Miami. Enjoy the comparisons!
Everyone says they’re related to….
Miami: Shakira or friends with Pitbull.
NY: Kevin Bacon or know The Donald.
When it comes to time….
Miami: People know it’s party time.
NY: People are always looking at the time
You can always count on people to…
Miami: Always be late.
NY: Always be prompt.
What you need to know…
NY: How to flag down a taxi
When it comes to driving….
Miami: People don’t know how to drive in their lanes.
NY: People make up lanes (taxi drivers, take a hint)
Miami: Art Basel and Miami Open
NY: Frieze Art and US Open.
Favorite fast food chain
Miami: Don Pan
NY: Shake Shack
Typical music to be heard….
Miami: Mr. 305/Pitbull
The most popular reads…
Miami: Ocean Drive Magazine
NY: New York Times; Wall St Journal
After work plans…
Miami: People go home and then plan a late night out
NY: Attend happy hour
What affluent people like to do….
Miami: To be seen at every party every night and in every magazine
NY: Make more money
What assistants do on a daily basis…
Miami: File their nails
NY: File paperwork
This week I’m having a little fun by jabbing at both Miami and NY.
The time people arrive to work….
NY: Early or on time
Miami: The Keys and the Bahamas
NY: Hamptons and Upstate NY
Miami: Anything bright and always white
What You Get for $3,000/month….
Miami: Two bedroom apartment
NY: Studio apartment
When Going to a Party….
Miami: We’re all about who’s on the guest list
NY: We’re all about how fun it is
Miami: Who cares? Que sera sera
New York: Stressed out
What we think of our neighbors…
Miami: We don’t want to know anything about our neighbors and noise is abundant
NY: We’re friendly with our neighbors and considerate about noise in apartment buildings
How people interact with their drug dealers….
Miami: Drug dealers are their next door neighbors
New York: Meet drug dealers on corners
What We Love About Parties……
Miami: We love going to parties
NY: We love hosting dinner parties
Miami: Tube tops and tanks two sizes too small, jeans, and khakis
NY: Dark suits, casual Fridays are khakis and nice tops
What constitutes a date…..
NY: Dinner then sex
How to date…
Miami: Drop by; have sex; no commitment
NY: Planned activities and a courtship
The cool area code…
Miami: 305 (like Mr. Worldwide)
Where we shop for groceries…
Miami: Publix, Whole Foods, Winn Dixie
NY: Zabar’s, Eataly, Chelsea Market, Whole Foods
How we shop for groceries
NY: Home delivery
Miami: We don’t understand what you’re saying
New York: Aloof and don’t say much
Our favorite line…..
Miami: Again, we don’t understand what you’re saying
NY: How ya doing?
Miami: Spandex and stilettos
NY: Leggings and sneakers
Typical travel commute……
We’re used to seeing…..
Miami: Drug dealers
Miami: Plenty of Lamborghinis and Porsches with no money in the bank account
NY: Plenty of Rolls Royces and Lamborghinis with money in the bank
Miami: Gloria Estefan and Pitbull (again!)
NY: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro