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MSM my miami NADJA ATWAL N Photography by ENRIQUE VEGA What surprised me most about Miami was… The convenience factor with regards to the distance of the airport to the beach. The beauty of the art deco houses that can never be matched in photographs – you gotta experience it, walk by, stop, gaze. What titillated me was the prodigiously endowed mannequins in front of some shops on Collins Avenue. I believe it even surpasses Vegas standards. adja Atwal, 35, is a “jack of all trades” businesswoman, and a style and public relations expert. She designs, writes, inspires, coaches, and produces media projects: from animal rights photo campaigns for PETA to feature films like Without Men, starring Eva Longoria. In 2013, she was named “Sexiest Power Woman of All-Time” by U.S. Lifestyle magazine, Viva Glam. The German born amazon, who currently resides in New York with her husband and son, was also appointed as the “fashion police” for the Oscars for European TV. She was also just hired as the style and beauty expert for the U.S. TV Show America’s It Girl. In Miami, you can catch me… At the amazing James Royal Palms Hotel, where I am building sandcastles by the beach with my husband and our 3 year old son, or riding one of their rental bikes. And, if we have a babysitter with us, dancing at Club Mynt at night. It’s also a special treat hanging out with my favorite Miami person, Supermodel Joanna Krupa. The biggest misconception about Miami is… That it is mainly a party town. For me, it has become my favorite sweet escape with the family. It is up to you to discover the Miami you want. Aside from the weather, the best reason to return to Miami is… We (New Yorkers) are all about time and saving time. Those convenient 2-hour, 45-minute direct flights from New York to Miami are simply too tempting to ignore. The first time I became really curious about Miami was… When I watched Scarface. Even though most of the scenes were filmed in California, they took the right kind of establishing shots in Miami. The last restaurant I enjoyed in Miami was…. Lure Fishbar. I never take food pictures, but here I photographed their lovely sushi creations from every angle. Plus, I enjoyed the rustic yet romantic interior design. While we were there, the mayor enjoyed his dinner next to our table, so we felt like exclusive “Miami insiders.” What happens in Miami stays in Miami… and in MSM. Any secret or funny moment you ‘d like to share about you and this city? I was featured in an episode of The Real Housewives of Miami being productive and not causing drama. Sounds like an oxy-moron, I know (laughs). “WE (NEW YORKERS) ARE ALL ABOUT TIME AND SAVING TIME. THOSE CONVENIENT 2-HOUR, 45-MINUTE DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM NEW YORK TO MIAMI ARE SIMPLY TOO TEMPTING TO IGNORE.” MY MIAMI MIAMI SHOOT MAGAZINE 65