Miami Beach – Clearly, the recession has cast a shadow here. But it is not a long enough shadow to have darkened the spirits of many heat-seeking visitors, who still descend on South Beach in search of escape. Lulled by the languid air and the pastel-tinted backdrop of Art Deco hotels, many are still intent on indulging a hedonistic streak. Adriana Leone, a dentist with a practice on Wall Street, said, “I came…mostly because I needed to get away from the depressing economy that is New York City right now.”
By Ruth La Ferla, Feb. 15, 2009, NYT

Link to article