The Journal

The written word is very important to our extended family and to the more than 1000 writers who have been in residence in the Betsy Writer’s Room, so it’s no surprise we created an online journal — with stories, updates, and local insights for you to enjoy.

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The Betsy patio at night with a vintage Betsy Ross sign

Six Spots for Night Photography on Ocean Drive

The Betsy Hotel recently had photographer Ryan Connor, Creative Director at Shot By Ghxst, stay at the hotel, capturing Ocean Drive in all its nighttime glory.

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July 8, 2021
A graphic that reads, Juneteenth At the Betsy Hotel

Zen and the Art of Juneteenth

Zen and the Art of Juneteenth is a community conversation on the meaning of Juneteenth.

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June 28, 2021
Five headshots of two men and three women.

Zen and the Art of Vona Voices

This event features four writers affiliated with VOICES OF OUR NATION ARTS FOUNDATION - VONA - the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color in the world.

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June 22, 2021
Baritone Michael Miller

Zen and the Art of Coming Out In Song

FGO operatic Baritone Michael Miller has curated a musical event that he describes as 'A man’s accepting of himself through musical theater and song'.

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June 3, 2021
The art of conducting

Zen and the Art of Conducting

Join three outstanding global classical conductors - two emerging and one established - as they discuss navigating a life in classical music - with a baton in one hand and so much other stuff in the other.

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June 3, 2021
Set up of Mint Julep ingredients including bourbon, mint, and crushed ice.

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with These Betsy Cocktail Recipes

We’re celebrating the Kentucky Derby this weekend in typical Betsy style — with some special craft cocktails and plenty of big hats.

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April 28, 2021
An image that reads, Tortillera Poems Coridad Moro-Gronlier.

Zen and the Art of Tortillera

Join us for a book release and poetry reading with Poet Caridad Moro-Gronlier 'and friends' to celebrate the release of her debut collection Tortillera (TRP, 2021).

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April 23, 2021
Elizabeth Zito

Zen and the Art of Faithful Song

COVID has brought people together in ways they never expected.

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April 22, 2021
An artistic shot of Hans and Jaime holding hands from above with a photo of The Betsy overlayed

A Betsy-Beatles Pastiche

For this special journal entry, we’re thrilled to introduce Jaime Walden and Hans Tanner, a multimedia creative duo who first came to The Betsy (and to each other) through their work with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

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April 22, 2021