We've just returned from Miami and the Keys but we have ideas for you if you can't get away.
First, Northside News (5406 N. College) does the most boasting about their Cuban sandwich (which is good) but the one at Smee's Place (in the shopping center at 86th and Ditch) might be even better. Being a neighborhood restaurant, and without the big banner that Northside News has proclaiming they have the best Cuban, you wouldn't expect it at Smee's but they do a great job with the ham, pork, and cheese sandwich.
Secondly, The New York Times just had a piece in their travel section last Sunday about the Miami store Base. It is on the ultra-hip Lincoln Road in South Beach and The Times was raving about their scent, Sand. We picked up the resonably priced 1 oz. bottle for $22 and it does transport us to the beach with a blend of bergamot, orange, and musk. It is a scent that works for men or women. They also offer it in a room spray, a candle, and incense form. We also smelled and would recommend their Sea and Wood scents, although Wood seemed more masculine. http://www.baseworld.com/
Thirdly, get ready for the warm weather with some dirt cheap leather sandals. We don't know how Kino Sandal Company does it, but they offer genuine leather sandals for the whole family with price tags from $11- $14. They do offer online ordering but suggest that you call first as the selection changes daily. We picked up a pair and they are high quality. http://www.kinosandalfactory.com/
Lastly, download Calabria 2007 (Club Mix) by Enur. It is a way catchy tune and some Miami radio station is playing it nearly every minute.