The art of preservation

Thanks to the efforts of one woman, Miami Beach boasts the best collection of art deco buildings in the world, writes David Whitley.

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Hip-hop and bling on the boardwalk

EVERYONE told us to leave town. Even the tourism board advised that spending this particular weekend in South Beach, Miami, ''wouldn't be representative of what the region has to offer''.

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Smokin' ... (left) a Cuban-American rolls a cigar in Miami's art deco district;

24 hours in Miami

Rob McFarland feels the heat of a city with white beaches, bronzed bathers and Latin rhythm.

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