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In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, (Credit: AP )

In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, the Coppertone girl and her dog overlook Biscayne Boulevard in the MiMo neighborhood of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace.

Offbeat Miami

MiMo: the Miami Modern district

In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010,
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In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, the Coppertone girl and her dog overlook Biscayne Boulevard in the MiMo neighborhood of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace.

In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010,
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In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, Virginia Cuellar of Fort Lauderdale paints during a neighborhood festival in the MiMo district of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace.

This Dec. 27, 2010 photo shows the Vagabond
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This Dec. 27, 2010 photo shows the Vagabond Hotel in the MiMo neighborhood in Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace.

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The lobby of the New Yorker hotel, revamped
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The lobby of the New Yorker hotel, revamped in a sleek 1950's style, in the MiMo neighborhood of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace. (Dec. 9, 2010)

Chef Michelle Bernstein holds a roasted beet salad
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Chef Michelle Bernstein holds a roasted beet salad at Michy's in the MiMo section of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District -- also known as MiMo -- offers a welcome change of pace. (Dec. 9, 2010)

People walk along Biscayne boulevard during a neighborhood
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People walk along Biscayne boulevard during a neighborhood festival in the MiMo district of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace. (Nov. 28, 2010)

Julian Chang boutique in the MiMo neighborhood of
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Julian Chang boutique in the MiMo neighborhood of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace.

Sculpture on display during a neighborhood festival frames
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Sculpture on display during a neighborhood festival frames Biscayne Boulevard in the MiMo district of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace. (Nov. 28, 2010)

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Chef Kris Wessel is shown at his riverside
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Chef Kris Wessel is shown at his riverside restaurant Red Light in the MiMo neighborhood of Miami. New Orleans' chef Kris Wessel uses local ingredients to whip up dishes like citrus steamed mussels, green tomatoes and crunchy plantain chips. (Dec. 12, 2010)

Jason Van Brusselen walks his dog Hercules in
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Jason Van Brusselen walks his dog Hercules in the MiMo historic district of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace. (Dec. 12, 2010)

A beet salad is shown at Michy's restaurant
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A beet salad is shown at Michy's restaurant in the MiMo section of Miami. For travelers looking for respite from South Beach clubs and the oh-so chic Design District, the offbeat Miami Modern District offers a welcome change of pace. (Dec. 9, 2010)

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