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We'll admit it: We are pretty spoiled. Between the weather, the food, and the sartorial selections, the paradise that is Miami offers a certain quality of life we just can't deny. Unfortunately, living so (experientially) large sometimes means digging a little deeper into our wallets than we'd like. So, us clever Magic City residents have come up with a couple tricks and tips to act like you made it…without the credit-card debt.
Yes, it's possible to glam out without going broke. After scouring the city,
bribing buddying up to a few concierges, and calling in some "favors," we've learned the ins and outs to living the Miami high life on a budget. Hey, even if your bank account is kind of small, it doesn't mean your taste of adventure needs to be, too.
Going home means getting an opportunity to appreciate some things you always took for granted. Things like a full fridge, neighbors who know your name, and decent thrift shops with reasonable prices (seriously — if we could count all the moments of rage we've experienced from sticker shock in big-city thrift shops...). read
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read