My Miami Top 5

Jan 28, 2013
I had the chance to escape the harsh winter cold over the holidays to spend some well-deserved leisure time with friends in Miami. Since I discovered interesting new places during my week there, I thought I would share my findings with you. In case you are heading to sunny Florida in a few weeks, here are a few ideas to look into:

1. Where to stay:
Epic Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
When you think Miami, you usually think South Beach. But this time around my husband and I decided to experience another side of the city, mostly because we were keen to experience the EPIC Miami. A local friend of ours recommended this place as we were looking to find a comfortable hotel near her apartment in Downtown Miami. Described as a luxury boutique hotel, this recently opened property has a very sleek and minimalist decor and a friendly staff. While the rooms are spacious, comfortable and elegant, my favorite feature of this hotel is definitively the well-designed pool area, which offers breathtaking views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay. The pool also overlooks the private marina, which seems to be home to some of Miami's fanciest yachts, adding the lobby's glitzy atmosphere. A superb hotel!

2. Where to eat:
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
If you want to enjoy the trendy Miami scene at its best, I highly recommend dining at Zuma, an Asian fusion restaurant located in the EPIC Hotel. The spacious dining room, high ceilings and the open kitchen concept offer a vibrant and chic atmosphere combined with impeccable food (delicious tempura) and attentive service. I suggest sitting at the sushi bar or outside to enjoy the marina.

3. Where to be inspired:
818 Lincoln Road
I have been a fan of the Brazilian neo-pop artist ever since I discovered his Miami gallery filled with colorful paintings, sculptures and serigraphy. I adore how Britto uses vibrant colors and bold patterns to express his joy of life. His energy and enthusiasm are highly contagious. Definitively a must see!

4. Where to buy unique art books:
1111 Lincoln Road
The world famous art book publishing company has opened a quaint store in South Beach where you can find an impressive collection of hard to find art books celebrating the best in photography, design, architecture, fashion and more. It's a fun place to browse and shop for big glossy books.

5. Where to get pampered
The Spa at Viceroy Miami
485 Brickell Avenue
Designed by Philippe Starck, this glam spa is a great place to get pampered and inspired. This relaxation palace offers plenty of luxurious treatments in a jaw-dropping setting overlooking downtown Miami. And after a deep tissue massage or a facial (with JLo's facialist, oh yes!), why not take the opportunity to unwind at the library-like water lounge or outside near the stunning pool.

Enjoy your trip!

Catherine xxx

3 comments on "My Miami Top 5"
  1. Great tips and definitely my kind of places - will make a note of them just in case I am over there sometime.

  2. Glad you find it helpful. I have many more tips for Miami... Let me know if you need any further idea.
    Have a nice trip darling!
    Catherine xx


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