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IN-ROOM PUBLICATION FOR MIAMI BEACH HOTELS AND RESORTS

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IN-ROOM PUBLICATION FOR MIAMI BEACH HOTELS AND RESORTS

Miami Beach 2019/20

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of artists, collectors and curators to the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center each year. We’ve taken giant steps to transform this barrier island into a world-renowned playground and a livable community that will sustain generations to come. Adding electric vehicle charging stations and reducing electricity consumption as part of the operation of city facilities are just some of the infrastructure innovations we are implementing to preserve resources. We have also eliminated plastic bags, straws and stirrers from city property as well as from all sidewalk cafés citywide. This is part of our new #PlasticFreeMB campaign in collaboration with local partners to make our community as environmentally friendly as possible. Over 80 businesses in the city are already participating in this endeavor. Our multimodal transportation options let you bypass traffic and enjoy the ride. Coast along over eight miles of dedicated bicycle lanes or stroll along our scenic beach-walk running parallel to the beach. You can also leave the driving to us and hop

Dear Visitor,

a free trolley that connects to regional routes and improves mobility for residents and visitors. It’s because of such progressive ideas and pioneering

Welcome to paradise, also known as Miami Beach. Whether

programs that the city received the 2018 Complete Streets

you are visiting us for business or pleasure, we are delighted

Community Award for Miami-Dade County at the Safe Streets

to have you here.

Summit. We hope that you as well will find our streets inviting

In this issue of Visit Miami Beach, you’ll read all about how the City of Miami Beach offers something for everyone — and some surprising innovations. Lummus Park, for instance,

as you discover the melting pot of experiences and cultures that come together in Miami Beach. All of us who call Miami Beach home are proud to welcome

combines postcard-perfect scenery with technological

you to our beautiful city, and we can’t wait to welcome you

advances. The beach now offers a high-end gym experience

back soon to explore more adventures in paradise.

with over 30 workout options and tutorials linked to an app. But there’s more to Miami Beach than fun in the sun.

Sincerely,

Music, dance, theater and museums are among the city’s cultural offerings, along with architectural treasures like the Art Deco hotels you’ve admired in countless TV shows and

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movies. Miami Beach is also proud to host the prestigious

Dan Gelber

Art Basel international art fair, which brings thousands

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CONTENTS

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Go. See. Do. Time to Play...................14 Wild and Wonderful...... 24

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Go South........................ 26 Dive Right In.................28

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Art’s at the Heart........ 32

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Digital Dreams.............. 35

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Deep in History............ 36

Lifestyle

Eat & Drink

Forever Bliss.................68

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A World of Flavor.........38

Behind the Scenes........ 71

Southern Flair...............41 A Culinary Empire........44 A Taste of Italy............. 47 Sundown Rundown......48

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Wynwood Wonders.......50

Luxe Life

Beach Living................. 72

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Splurge

Shopping in Style.........54 Magic City Style............ 61 Trendsetter...................62 Color Your World..........64

Datebook

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Events & festivals..........78

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Index of Advertisers

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THIS IS AN AREA WEALTHY IN VIBRANT CULTURE AND RICH IN SWAGGERING ATTITUDE. COME LAVISH IN THE PRESTIGIOUS NATURE THAT ENCOMPASSES MIAMI BEACH — AND FIND YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE.

TIME TO

PLAY By Jonathan Monje

Miami Beach is notorious for being a luxury resort and convention hot spot. With upscale boutiques, shops, restaurants and stretches of beautifully triumphant

beachfront, its reputation is known worldwide… and for obvious reasons. Miami Beach hosts an abundance of art, music and personalities that showcase a cohesive community. Internationally known as a cauldron for cultures from around the world, the many walks of life that come here are either looking to make their mark or, quite simply, just enjoy the scene — there is something for everyone.


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Did you know?

this popular beach

A boardwalk separates the

and its spectacular

coastal landscape, there is more than enough of Miami

beach from hotel-lined Collins

360-degree ocean

Beach to go around. The infamous South Beach area is

Avenue between 23rd Street

views.

famously known for its nightlife, parties, luxury hotels

and 46th Street, an area

and the eye-catching pastel colors that make up the Art

known locally as Mid-Beach.

With 15 miles that stretch into the seemingly perfect

Deco District. South Beach (SoBe) begins at Fifth Street

the picture-perfect

and Ocean Drive, and it sits as a crown jewel among

sunsets, South Pointe

tourists and locals alike. But more than anything else, it’s the beach itself that

Park faces east towards downtown Miami and really comes alive with a unique energy as the sun sets. With

captivates people from around the world to indulge

a breathtaking view of the Miami skyline, you can take a

in everything the shore has to offer. Looking for an

stroll on the boardwalk right into the park.

oceanfront park to take in a breath of fresh air? Check out Lummus Park on Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th streets. There is a playground for kids, as well as a great

Fun for All Ages The Greater Miami area offers attractions and

area to get active. Hit the volleyball courts or go for a

activities that you can experience with the whole family.

jog along the water for a very scenic route popular with

One of Miami’s newest and most modern museums,

runners and in-line skate enthusiasts.

the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, is a

Miami Beach is also a great place to stargaze — and

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If you're on the hunt for a location with

250,000-square-foot building recognized as the state’s

we don’t just mean in the sky. You may spot a celebrity

main destination for all things science. You can find a

or two at South Pointe Park. Film crews tend to frequent

500,000-gallon aquarium tank with a 60,000-pound

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encounter great for young and old alike. Maybe you’d rather take a nice stroll on the ocean floor? With a 300,000-gallon tank, experience the Sea Trek Reef Encounter — it allows anyone to venture freely underwater in a state-ofthe-art dive helmet. For landlubbers, there are plenty of animals and sea creatures to gaze at, from Caribbean flamingos and birds of all shapes and sizes to penguins and so much more. Don’t forget to catch some animals in the spotlight, such as the top deck dolphins or Lolita the killer whale. On the mainland, Fun Dimension is new to the Wynwood area and it’s one of the only family entertainment centers in the neighborhood. There are 15,000 square feet

SOUTH BEACH IS FAMOUSLY KNOWN FOR ITS NIGHTLIFE, LUXURY HOTELS AND THE EYE-CATCHING PASTEL COLORS THAT MAKE UP THE ART DECO DISTRICT.

of pure fun for any kid, with bumper cars, an endless arcade, laser tag, a 7-D theater and plenty more. While your kids enjoy themselves, take a load off and kick back in the Fun Dimension lounge with a world-class restaurant that caters to more adult-friendly food and drinks.

Make a Splash

great destination for all things watersports. From jet-

of ocean life. The immense museum highlights the

skiing to parasailing, there is no limit to the fun you

area’s natural ties to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf

can have.

of Mexico. There is also a 250-seat state-of-the-art

side. Located on the Miami Beach Marina, Miami

Fridays of the month, and a live coral collection.

Watersports Paradise gives you the option of private

The ever-elusive Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne

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It’s time to cut loose and take a ride on the wild

planetarium, a laser light show on the first and third

boat tours, wake surfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing

offers an endless array of activities to do with the

lessons and more. With a fantastic location and highly

family. Ever wanted to take a dip with your favorite

rated reviews, make sure you book in advance, as they

bottlenose buddy? Hop in for an unforgettable dolphin

tend to sell out fast.

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For those seeking thrills off land, Miami Beach is a

oculus viewing lens here, showcasing a large variety



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M I A M I YAC H T S H OW The Miami Yacht Show, the city’s premier luxury yacht show, comes to Miami every February to showcase the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world’s foremost custom boat builders. Experience the innovative engineering, modern design and time-honored craftsmanship of these standout vessels. Companies such as CL Yachts, headquartered here in South Florida, participated in the 2019 show, with its timeless yachts that power the desire for adventure.

tours include round-trip transportation and drop-off and

jetpack, Flyboard and Hoverboard time slots that come

pickup from major hotels. For more information on times

with flight training, so you’re sure to have an enjoyable and

and dates, visit 305miamitours.com.

safe experience. For more relaxed and scenic options, rent a paddleboard

There is no shortage of transportation in the city. Make sure to check out the various means of transportation that

or kayak and venture onto the coast. Maneuver through

also serve as great vantage points. From water taxis to

the mangroves and get a glimpse of the city from your own

pedal cabs, you really can’t go wrong exploring the city with

perspective. You might even run into some local manatees.

a view. For those that want to splurge on luxury, there are

Adventure Awaits Break free from the normal routine with some unconventional — yet memorable — adventures. One of the largest tour companies in Miami, 305 Miami Tours, offers a

multiple companies that offer yacht rentals. For a guided tour, hop aboard a charter boat. You’re guaranteed to get “hooked” on a great time.

Get Out and Explore

variety of excursions. From boats and cruises to helicopter

Miami Beach is easily accessible by foot, and you can

rides, experience the ultimate sightseeing adventure from

venture throughout the city at your own pace while taking

one of the most reputable names in the game.

in the local sights. With various parks and natural elements

To catch a glimpse of the best sights around the city, make sure to book a trip on 305 Miami Tours’ Double Decker Bus. During your tour, expect to visit Downtown/ Brickell, Wynwood Walls, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables,

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Little Havana and the Miami Beach Art Deco District. All

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around, many turn down any means of transportation to get out and explore the city on their own terms! Reaching out from the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Biscayne Bay to the west on Miami Beach is one of Miami’s

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most popular avenues: Lincoln Road. The pedestrian-

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friendly area has an abundance of local art shops, eateries, restaurants and bars. It’s the perfect place to take a stroll,

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people watch and embrace the culture. Enjoy a lively and

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festive atmosphere day and night.

unforgettable adventure. Board an amped-

Tucked away and only about two blocks long, Española Way holds on to the dazzling and charming

sun hat as you blast through Government

character that embodies Miami Beach. This European-

Cut and into the mighty Atlantic. It’s a

inspired street was beloved by gangster Al Capone, who

wonderful way to get a dolphin’s-eye

ran a gambling ring here in the Roaring ‘20s. Today it’s

view of Miami Beach. The 45-minute

a tranquil cluster of Spanish Colonial-style shops and

tour departs from Bayside Marketplace

restaurants just off the heavily trafficked main drag.

in Miami. You’ll cruise past celebrity

With so much history within the Miami Beach area, many historical buildings have found a new life as

mansions and landmarks like Art Deco hotels and Flagler Monument Island. Be

galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues.

sure to keep those cameras ready for an

The Colony Theatre, for example, opened in 1935 as

Instagrammable shot of Miami’s iconic

a Paramount Movies house. Today, it’s the 417-seat,

skyline. It’s the ultimate sightseeing

state-of-the-art host of music, dance and theatrical

adventure, unlike any other you’ll

productions staged by Miami New Drama, a nonprofit

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as a means of social engagement.

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EXPERIENCE NATURE ON A NEW LEVEL Come meet some new friends at Miami’s sea life conservation place. Swim with dolphins or seals, submerge on a Sea Trek Reef Encounter or meet a penguin nose to beak! Connect up close and personal. You’ll become friends for life!

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W I L D A N D WO N D E R F U L There are so many natural treasures to discover in the Everglades, and the best way to experience it all is on an airboat tour. BY J E F F R EY D O L L A R L A I G N

While in Miami, you won’t want to miss the majestic and mysterious Everglades National Park. The only subtropical preserve in North America, it’s an integral part of the largest wetlands ecosystem in the United States and the biggest nature preserve east of the Mississippi. For centuries, the Seminole Indians were the only people who thought much about the Everglades. It wasn’t until 1947 that the rest of the world caught on when Marjory Stoneman Douglas, a Miami journalist and trailblazing conservationist, published her groundbreaking book, The Everglades: River of Grass. Today the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompassing more than 1.5 million acres where all sorts of aquatic animals and

by bicycling or hiking along Shark Valley, as well as

plants thrive: turtles, snakes and fish, as well as

other scenic trails.

Other important components of the Everglades include rocky pinelands, cypress swamps, mangrove

in the Florida Everglades — and take an unforgettable ride aboard a quintessential airboat. Skim across

forests, hardwood hammocks, overgrown islands (or

the sawgrass as you marvel at the majestic beauty of

keys) and captivating waterways such as estuaries and

coastal mangroves. Well-informed guides know the

the marine environs of Florida Bay. Much of the park may seem like an alien world to

territory and will take you to the best places to spot wildlife. Be on the lookout for the region’s best-known

urban visitors, but it’s home sweet home to hundreds

resident, the awe-inspiring alligator. There are more

of animal and plant species, such as the protected

than 200,000 of them out here, and they love to hang

American crocodile, the Florida panther, the West

out in swamps and marshes. Airboat tours depart

Indian manatee and four varieties of sea turtles, not to

every 20 to 30 minutes until 5 p.m.

mention 1,300 native plant species, including the rare American ghost orchid, believed to grow only there

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To fully explore the natural surroundings, start your adventure at Gator Park — the premier airboat tour

Gator Park also offers wildlife shows featuring alligator wrestling — and the chance to hold a real

and in parts of Cuba. The park is also home to black

baby gator. It’s the perfect opportunity to capture some

bears, Key deer and hundreds of indigenous birds and

Insta-worthy photos. For a real taste of the Everglades,

reptiles, including roseate spoonbills and red-eyed tree

order some alligator tail for lunch. Go to gatorpark.com

frogs. You can get up close and personal with wildlife

for more information.

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floating and submerged plants such as bladderworts and water lilies.


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Gator Park is the premier facility to see American Alligators up close. Our famous alligator and wildlife show features alligator wrestling and offers you an opportunity to actually hold a real live baby gator in your hands. No other alligator show puts you in the action quite like this.

departing every 20 – 30 minutes throughout the day. There are plenty of photo ops to catch wildlife in their natural habitat. Our experienced guides help you spot alligators, soft-shelled turtles and a variety of birds you won’t find anywhere but the Florida Everglades.

Restaurant and souvenir shop

Private airboat tours are also available

The restaurant at Gator Park offers a full lunch menu, including specialties like alligator tail and alligator sausage. Sit outside on our shaded deck and enjoy the lush scenery. Browse our souvenir shop for that perfect gift.

for a more personal experience and extended trips into the Florida Everglades. Private tours are available by the hour. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK Gator Park is one of a select few facilities operating inside the heart of Everglades National Park – the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The Everglades National Park protects a diverse landscape that provides crucial habitat for numerous rare and endangered species. It is considered the premier location to view a variety of reptiles, including the American alligator, birds, turtles, deer, wild boars and even the elusive Florida Panther. PARK HOURS

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established in 1935, features monkeys that roam free in a natural subtropical habitat while visitors view and interact with them from enclosed areas. Meander down trails and take in the beautiful surroundings or join in the fun while watching various animal presentations throughout the day. Choose from the Amazonian Rainforest, Wild Monkey Swimming Pool or the Cameroon Gorilla Forest. Monkey Jungle is open 365 days a year from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Farther south, in Homestead, you’ll find Coral

Castle Museum & Sculpture Garden, which was constructed between 1923 and 1951, and is historically Miami’s first attraction. Although much of it remains a mystery, the structure was created by Edward Leedskalnin, who carved 1,100 tons of coral rock over the course of 28 years. At the entrance, you’ll find a sign that reads, “You will be seeing unusual accomplishment.” Indeed, nobody knows how Leedskalnin created this masterpiece, but he told others that he knew the

GO SOUTH Spend a day in Homestead and the Redland countryside, and discover some laid-back, family-friendly attractions.

secrets of the pyramids. A must-see attraction, Coral Castle was ranked among the Top 35 out of 35,000 museums in the United States by TripAdvisor. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. After seeing these unique attractions, you’ll surely want to grab a bite to eat or cool off with

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a refreshing drink. Throughout the area, you’ll find local farms where you can sip on a delicious

Miami Beach has it all, ranging from stunning

strawberry milkshake, savor fresh monkey bread

beaches and beautiful parks to bicycling trails

and let the kids run around and play for a while.

and thrilling watersports. But if you want to see

Robert Is Here, which specializes in exotic fruits

a different side of Miami, rent a car and head

and vegetables, started out as a fruit stand on the

south, where you’ll discover an often-overlooked

side of the road. Now it’s a popular local hangout

area that’s a little off the beaten path. Boasting

in Homestead where you’ll find tasty treats, an

breathtaking scenery, diverse natural attractions,

animal farm and live music on the weekends.

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Another local standout is the Fruit & Spice

winery, Homestead and the Redland area have a

Park, a 37-acre tropical garden filled with

lot to offer visitors.

exotic herbs, spices, fruit and nuts. You can

If you want to get up close and personal with

take a guided tour or stroll at your own pace.

some animals, Monkey Jungle — located in

The park hosts several fun-filled festivals

the Redland area — offers entertainment for

throughout the year, so be sure to check out

the whole family. This 30-acre wildlife park,

redlandfruitandspice.com for more info.

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DI VE RIGHT IN

With more than 75 sunken wrecks to explore, Miami Beach is a must-visit for diving enthusiasts. BY JONATHAN MONJE Known as the “Wreckreational Dive Capital of the World,” scuba diving in Miami Beach is an adventure not to be missed. In addition to sunken wrecks, you’ll find plenty of marine life to keep stingrays, tarpon, snook, cobia, octopus and even nurse sharks. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced diver, there are many options available for you to discover the underwater treasures that await just off our shores. Tarpoon Lagoon, located at the five-star-rated Miami Beach Marina, offers you plenty of diving opportunities.

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you entertained under the sea, including eels, grouper, snapper,


Miami Beach Dive Sites

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Tarpoon Lagoon is known as the oldest dive shop in the state of Florida. The PADI five-star-rated facility boasts a

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professional and extremely knowledgeable staff, and the

KEY BISCAYNE

HOMESTEAD FLORIDA CITY

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BISCAYNE BAY BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK

company is recognized internationally as a leader in all

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HALF MOON UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRESERVE VIRGINIA KEY

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TARPOON LAGOON DIVING CENTER

DOWNTOWN

With a family legacy stemming from years of industry

service PADI dive academy/school. Offering everything

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experience since its precursor location in the early 1950s,

aspects of scuba diving education — it even has a full-

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WHETHER YOU’RE A NOVICE OR AN EXPERIENCED DIVER, THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS TO DISCOVER THE UNDERWATER TREASURES.

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TARPOON LAGOON DIVE CENTER — Since 1952 — The oldest dive shop in the state of Florida

Stop in our one stop shop for all your underwater needs or visit us online at tarpoondivecenter.com. We carry all the top leading brands:

from major brands of diving equipment and repairs to daily boat trips for divers and snorkelers, you’ll find everything you need in one place.

Must-Explore Dives Tarpoon Lagoon takes visitors on some must-see dives. The most popular reefs are 25 to 30 minutes from the marina, with depths of 25 to 35 feet — and the coral reefs have plenty of marine fish and creatures to enjoy. The Neptune site is very popular and unique, as it is the only site of its kind. Neptune Memorial Reef is in 45 feet of water and is a magnificent dive for all levels, teeming with marine life. The structure is also a burial site for those who wish to be buried at sea. Army Tanks sits in 50 feet of water, which makes for We are recognized internationally as a leader

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The Belcher Barge Wreck Trek is another popular dive in 60 feet of water. There is a trail that leads to two other wrecks, too. Boulders that are in between create artificial reefs and give marine life a home. Located furthest south from Miami Beach, Emerald Reef is a natural living coral reef in 30 feet, teeming with marine life. Expect to find grunts, snapper, barracuda, angelfish, anemones, stingrays, turtles and much more.

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ART’S AT THE HEART

Local venues and international art fairs heavily influence Miami’s eclectic art scene — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. BY JONATHAN MONJE Rich in vibrant character and attitude influenced by cultures from around the world, the city is an international melting pot. Miami’s niche art culture is no exception, as elegance blends with the urban eccentric, giving life to a plethora of spots that truly showcase Miami’s artistic scene. With such a prosperous artistic community, it’s hard to cover all the areas you’ll want to see while you’re here. Miami Beach is home to numerous world-class art museums and galleries that are worth a visit. To ease your planning, consider some of these standouts.

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Britto Central Gallery: World-renowned Brazilian-

European works from the 15th to 20th centuries

born pop artist Romero Britto uses a mix of bright colors,

highlight the museum’s permanent collection of

playful yet bold patterns and an optimistic personality to

more than 3,000 pieces from both Old World and

bring viewers into his perception of the world through his

contemporary masters.

artistic lens.

Wolfsonian-FIU: The museum boasts a large Modernist-era art collection that includes propaganda posters and postcards, Art Deco household items and more. Art Center/South Florida: If you want to catch a

More to Be “Scene” The Herzog & de Meuron­— ­designed Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in Downtown Miami has become a vital cultural and educational resource

glimpse of the local art scene, stop by Art Center/South

in Miami’s thriving community of artists, designers

Florida on Lincoln Road, where local artists display

and collectors. PAMM lauds international art of

their work throughout different forms of expression and

the 20th and 21st centuries and highlights Miami’s

media, from photography and sculpture to video. This is

diverse community with its rapidly growing collection,

a great spot to explore the raw and experimental side of

exhibitions and art education program. Also in

local art.

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D I G I TA L D R E A M S

exhibit in Miami. The name itself is an acronym with each letter building intrigue and certainty:

Arts, music and film collide with technology at ARTECHOUSE.

X (horizontal), Y (vertical), Z (depth), and T (time). Using these four dimensions, the pair has conceptualized a space filled with symmetry,

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shapes, lines and light that are designed, like

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much of the museum, to excite the senses. Another In a monochromatic symphony of light, lines and

common theme you will find woven into all of the

shapes, patterns are cast on walls. These very patterns

museum’s installations is an exposure of human

continue to ricochet off the ceiling and flood back onto

interaction with technology in a way that focuses on

spectators passing through. Welcome to ARTECHOUSE

responsiveness to touch and the body — while also

— Miami’s own fusion of art and technology that

bringing the real world into the digital realm.

serves as an observatory for the curious, a haven for

ARTECHOUSE describes itself as “a new age

digital aficionados and total paradise for both novice

destination for arts, music, film and technology,

and expert Instagrammers.

welcoming audiences of all ages for a one-of-a-kind

The first ARTECHOUSE opened in Washington, D.C.,

immersive art experience.” Indeed, it is a destination

in June 2017. The phenomenon finally made its way to

— a landing point for anyone and everyone to come

South Beach in December 2018 during Miami Art Week

together and explore the optical illusions of light and

and Art Basel Miami Beach.

space. It’s a true test of the senses that can serve as

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DEEP IN H I STO RY BY G I A N N A N O LT E

Though Washington Avenue is known for being one of the trendiest scenes on South Beach, with STORY Nightclub and Big Pink diner located just around the bend, it also bears a historical side that has moved visitors since 1995. Housed in two restored synagogues is the Jewish Museum of Florida (JMOF) – FIU — a respected landmark that boasts art exhibits, walking tours, workshops and a collection of more than 100,000 items surrounding the heritage of Florida’s multicultural society.

from a passion to explore her own religious heritage,

During your visit to the museum do not miss

Zerivitz initiated a grassroots movement called Mosaic,

the Mosaic core exhibit, featuring more than 600

which focused on collecting photographs and artifacts

photographs and artifacts and three audiovisual

that told the stories of the first Jewish families in Florida.

presentations: “Synagogue to Museum,” “Jewish

Within five years, Zerivitz’s enthusiasm for gathering knowledge of the past gained tremendous popularity

Settlement in Florida,” and “L’Chaim: To Life.” Also visit the temporary exhibitions; the topics featured

and ultimately led to the establishment of the Jewish

depend on the time of year you visit and will always

Museum of Florida — and Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida

expand on themes in the core exhibit.

1763–Present is still the museum’s core exhibition. For today’s curious visitors, the museum collaborates

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history of Jewish culture in Florida and the people who have shaped such traditions through the years.

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Mondays and

with Florida International University to offer impactful

holidays. For more information on the museum and

and interactive experiences for a deeper look at the

to see a calendar of weekly events, visit jmof.fiu.edu.

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as Florida’s largest history museum, featuring

Beach that brings together artists from around the

permanent and temporary exhibitions and shows.

world with an emphasis on North and South American

The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami in the Miami

art markets — as well as keeping local and obscure

Design District features innovative paintings, sculptures

artists as its backbone. While the festival provides

and installations by more than 50 artists. ICA Miami

a platform for galleries to show and sell their work

also hosts a free monthly family day that offers

to collectors, museum directors and curators, it also

performances for all ages and encourages involvement

attracts a large international audience of celebrities

in art and design activities.

and art enthusiasts. The main art exhibits take place at

To grasp and appreciate the intense diversity, you

the Miami Beach Convention Center, but you will also

should also visit the highly recognized Wynwood Arts

find art shows, after-parties, installations and more

District, a hotbed for cultural diversity. With a growing

throughout Miami Beach, Wynwood, the Design District

reputation that boasts world-class art, the Wynwood

and Downtown Miami.

area is a must-see for anyone who wants to gain a bird’s-eye view into Miami’s flourishing art community.

Art Basel Miami Beach Showcasing more than 250 galleries from 35

From breathtaking architectural marvels to the posh and progressive atmosphere, experiencing the rich heritage and cultural influences in Miami is a must-do activity. With an endless supply of museums and local art around every corner, you will quickly see why so

countries, the internationally known Switzerland-based

many claim Miami carries such a prodigious artistic

art fair, Art Basel, hosts an annual winter show in Miami

mark on an international level.

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU “The Jewel of South Beach” The Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU on Miami Beach tells the story of more than 250 years of Jewish History, art and culture in the Sunshine State. Housed in two beautifully restored art deco former synagogues, the museum is a must see when visiting South Florida.

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MIAMI IS KNOWN AS A MELTING POT, AND ITS CUISINE IS NO DIFFERENT. TAKE YOUR TASTE BUDS ON A JOURNEY YOU WON’T SOON FORGET.

A WORLD OF

FLAVOR By Dayana Rivero

Begin your night right with a memorable meal at one of the city’s

many restaurants. Fine dining, in fact, has become a fine reason to visit Miami Beach. Menus showcase a variety of selections — from delicious seafood to steaks grilled superbly — not to mention the mouthwatering entrees that reflect Miami's melting-pot heritage. Sample the best of Cuba and other Caribbean islands, Latin America, Italy, France, the Mediterranean and Asia. When you visit Miami, you can explore the world on a plate — and the best part is you don’t need a passport.

South Beach Standouts It’s no surprise that South Beach is where many of the top restaurants in Miami Beach are concentrated. Try one and you’ll want to try them all.


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Lenox Avenue, offers a modern take on traditional Southern fare. Made-from-scratch meals include Llewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken, Shrimp N’ Grits and a Fried Green Tomato BLT. The rustic textures and casual décor — antique tractor seats, bushel baskets and rolling pins — celebrate American heritage and Southern charm. With over 30 locations in Mexico, La

the walls and signature pink Volkswagen Betles parked

Cerveceria de Barrio’s U.S. outposts are located on

outside. With more than 200 menu items, there is

Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. The restaurant offers

something for everyone at Big Pink.

authentic Mexican street food alongside 100 types

Stiltsville Fish Bar in Sunset Harbor takes inspiration

of beers, 300 variations of tequila, 100 varieties of

from a curious community of pastel houses sitting on

mezcal and handcrafted cocktails.

stilts, a mile off the Cape Florida Lighthouse. Chefs

Prime 112, located in the historic Brown’s Hotel,

Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, both from Bravo’s Top

takes classic fare up a notch with creative selections

Chef, created this restaurant where you can savor fresh

like Truffled Lobster Mac N Cheese and Rum Baked

seafood and stunning sunsets.

Sweet Plantains. In the same restaurant family, Big Pink offers a retro-diner experience with TVs lining

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Joe’s Stone Crab is an institution on South Beach. Founded by Hungarian immigrant Joe Weiss in 1913,

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from Johnson & Wales University. He then honed his skills working under acclaimed Chef Frank Lee, as sous chef at High Cotton Maverick Bar & Grill. As a guiding force in the Low Country’s culinary renaissance, Chef Lee’s guidance proved to be Rebholz’s most profound culinary relationship. Submersing himself in whole animal fabrication, charcuterie and farmto-table cooking, Rebholz embraced the city’s food scene by creating relationships with local farmers, fishermen and local butchers. After years working at High Cotton, Rebholz went on to accept the position the restaurant was patronized by Frank Sinatra and Al Capone, who never seemed to tire of cracking open the succulent meat of Florida’s signature crustaceans. Joe’s offers some of the best stone crabs in Miami, but their desserts do not fall behind. Try

SOUTHERN FLAIR Patrick Rebholz, the Corporate Executive Chef behind such notable restaurants such as Yardbird Southern Table + Bar, was made for cooking up creative Southern cuisine.

Española Way Eateries

legendary restaurant, Peninsula Grill. Within this new role, Rebholz helped lead the culinary team, elevating the restaurant’s cuisine to one of the city’s thriving culinary institutions. Rebholz helped execute Peninsula Grill’s first cookbook by creating dishes and recipes that reflect the

the Key Lime Pie, which is also known to be the best in town.

as chef de cuisine at Charleston’s

Chef Patrick Rebholz, Corporate Executive Chef at 50 Eggs, Inc., brings

spirit of the iconic restaurant. Inspired by the Quality Branded-style

a deep appreciation for simple

of hospitality, Rebholz led the opening

ingredients and southern haute

team of Quality Meats Miami Beach

inspired side street, Española

cuisine, combined with classic French

as the restaurant’s executive chef.

Way has plenty to offer when it

techniques.

Rebholz created a menu that combines

Tucked away in a European-

comes to dining. Havana 1957

At a young age, Rebholz obtained

elements of a classic butchery with a

serves traditional Cuban cuisine

the fundamentals of cooking through

in a vintage setting while playing

observing his grandmother cooking

Cuban music to transport patrons

meals. At age 13, Rebholz took his first

the Yardbird family, overseeing and

to Havana in the 1950s. Sip a

job at a local deli and pizzeria, and it

leading the culinary teams through

cocktail from the mojito bar, enjoy

was this experience that instilled his

rapid expansion to four locations:

live music and shows, and pick up a

passion for the restaurant industry.

Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and

souvenir from the shop.

With a genuine interest in Southern

market-driven philosophy. From there, Chef Rebholz joined

Singapore. Yardbird’s success and

Oh! Mexico brings authentic

cuisine, Rebholz moved to Charleston,

notability is a testimony to Chef

Mexican fare to Miami Beach on

South Carolina in 2002. In his pursuit

Rebholz’s knowledge and passion

Española Way, featuring a diverse

for culinary education, he earned

for southern cuisine you can taste in

selection of tacos, their signature

his degree in occupational science

every bite!

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What inspired the launch of Vida & Estilo Restaurant Group? After years in the nightlife industry, we decided to expand our reach and venture into the culinary industry. This was a natural transition for us, given our background in hospitality. The name stands for “life and style” in Spanish, and it reflects the company’s mission. Each of our concepts perfectly combines gastronomy, mixology, entertainment and music to create a unique 360-degree ambience.

When did V&E open its first restaurant? V&E opened its first concept, Oh! Mexico, in 1996. Following this opening, we opened multiple brands such as Mercato della Pescheria on Española Way and at The Venetian Resort in Vegas; Tapas y Tintos; La Cerveceria de Barrio, which also has 30+ locations in Mexico; Barsecco; Café Americano at Caesars Palace in Vegas; and Havana 1957 on Española Way, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road. and Pembroke Pines.

What is something that most people would be surprised to learn about V&E? The diversity of our portfolio, which ranges

A C U L I N A RY E M P I R E V&E Restaurant Group CEO Matias Pesce explains his vision behind some of our favorite restaurants in Miami Beach — and beyond.

from Cuban to Mexican and Spanish to American. We also cater to different markets around the globe, including Miami, Las Vegas and Mexico.

Do you see any new restaurants and/or company expansions in the future? Yes, we just launched Havana 1957 Cuban

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You may not recognize V&E Restaurant Group,

Coffee which is a “Cuban ventanita” concept.

but if you’ve eaten in Miami Beach, you’ve likely

We’re also working on the opening of Marabu

been to one of their renowned restaurants.

in Brickell City Centre and have other exciting

Their restaurant portfolio covers all the culinary

projects coming to both Miami and Las Vegas this

bases, from Cuban and Mexican to Spanish and

year. Currently, we have 18 locations in the U.S.

Italian seafood. A few visits and you’ll get quite

and more than 50 locations in Mexico. Our mid-

the foodie education. We caught up with V&E

and long-term strategy is to expand our business

Restaurant Group’s CEO, Matias Pesce, to learn

to key cities such as Orlando, New York, Los

about how this world cuisine empire came about.

Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

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menu, freshly made guacamole, homemade salsas and more. The restaurant hosts a popular Taco Tuesday fiesta with taco, beer and tequila specials. Mercato della Pescheria is a coastal Italian seafood, market-style restaurant with fresh seafood, homemade pasta, savory steaks, cured meats and tableside tiramisu. The ambience features the aroma of charcoal ovens and handpainted murals along the walls.

MSP Branding

Tapas y Tintos, known as the House of Paella,

TUCKED AWAY IN A EUROPEAN-INSPIRED SIDE STREET, ESPAÑOLA WAY HAS PLENTY TO OFFER WHEN IT COMES TO DINING. A Taste of Mid-Beach The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is an icon for locals and tourists alike. The landmark resort is as beautiful

brings authenticity and corazón to the historic

as the city itself, and the restaurants here are among

street. The restaurant offers a variety of tapas

the city’s finest. Try superb modern takes on Cantonese

and seafood and vegetarian paellas. On weekends,

cuisine at the hotel’s Michelin-starred Hakkasan or

guests can enjoy live flamenco shows while sipping

indulge in tasty Italian fare at Scarpetta. If you want to

on their signature sangria.

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mood for a juicy steak, StripSteak is the place to go. If you’re in the mood for Italian, stop by Cecconi’s, located in the courtyard of Soho Beach House. The restaurant is known for serving up classic Italian fare made from the finest ingredients. It’s open seven days a week for brunch, lunch and dinner. Or simply stop by for Cicchetti — small plates of tasty snacks like olives and hard-boiled eggs. It’s the Italian equivalent of Spanish tapas.

North Beach Cuisine The northern tip of Miami Beach might be more laid-back compared to South Beach, but the cuisine here is no less rewarding. Bal Harbour offers a bevy of great restaurants. You’ll find enticing menus as well in North Beach neighborhoods like Isle of Normandy, La Gorce and Biscayne Point. The chic boutiques are sure to catch your eye as well. reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of those who

Tomatoes and Portobello and a Crispy Eggplant Burger.

settled here. Spice up your evening with the offerings

What you won’t find are preservatives, additives,

of Cuban and Brazilian chefs, set sail on a sushi boat or

chemicals, refined sugars, genetically modified foods

sink your teeth into the perfect steak. Need we remind

and unnecessary processing.

you that seafood here — and everywhere in Miami — reigns supreme at the dinner table?

Healthy Alternatives Healthy fare is far from boring in Miami Beach, so vegans and vegetarians have an array of options to consider. For instance, 17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar on

At Lilikoi Organic Living, fresh ingredients, locally and organically sourced, are the recipe for success. One bite of the Quinoa and Hummus Wrap will make even junk food junkies stand up and cheer.

Foodie Events & Festivals Each year, thousands of hungry tourists flock here to

Alton Road puts a kosher spin on delectable bites of rice

sample the treats at foodie-friendly festivals. In August

— and be sure to try one their delicious salads.

and September, for example, the Miami Spice showcase

Soul Tavern is a vegan gastropub and elixir bar that offers good-for-you gourmet selections. What you’ll find

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are delicious items like Avocado Toast with Heirloom

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begins and eateries serve the best of Miami food. Top restaurants offer delicious three-course menus

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culinary talents and began his tenure at Acero Rosso, a onestar Michelin restaurant in Rimini, Northern Italy, where he

Did you know?

was able to work

More than 65,000

under numerous

gourmets-on-the-go munch

distinguished chefs

and socialize with celebrity

to finely hone his

chefs during the annual

craft for Italian

Food Network & Cooking

cuisine. In 2002,

Channel South Beach Wine

Massimo’s journey

& Food Festival.

led him to the United States and at reasonable prices. If you’re here during these months, be sure to check out the complete list of participating restaurants at ilovemiamispice.com. With more than 85 delicious events during the annual Food Network &

A TAST E O F I TA LY For Executive Chef Massimo Giannattasio, the path to cooking at Cibo Wine Bar was paved with delicious cuisine.

the prestigious area of Brentwood, Los Angeles, where he worked as sous chef at Vincenti Restaurant. Touted by patrons as the best Italian eatery in Los Angeles, Giannattasio was able to create delicious, authentic cuisine from his homeland and share

Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, more than 65,000

For Chef Massimo Giannattasio, the

his enthusiasm for Italian culture.

gourmets on the go munch and

kitchen has always been his passion.

Soon after, Giannattasio accepted

socialize with celebrity chefs like

With more than two decades of

a position as executive chef at the

Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay

culinary experience, his culinary

esteemed AGO Restaurant, Miami,

and Guy Fieri. The internationally

journey started at a young age in his

owned and operated by prominent

renowned event features world-class

family kitchen, helping his mother

restaurateur and chef Agostino

wine, spirits, food and fun. Tickets for

prepare traditional Italian meals

Sciandri and partner Robert De Niro.

some of the most popular events sell

with simple fresh ingredients. Born

out fast, so be sure to book in advance

and raised in Salerno, Italy, it was

made his way to Cibo Wine Bar in

at sobewff.org.

here he realized his true passion for

Coral Gables.

If your schedule doesn’t permit you to make it to a festival, don’t fret.

Italian culture and cuisine. Upon his graduation from Roberto

That was until 2011. Then he

As executive chef, he has spent years creating wonderful culinary

No matter when you visit, you can

Virtuoso Scuola Alberghiero in

masterpieces for notable celebrities

enjoy the flavors of Miami at many

Salerno, Italy, he spent the next

and royalty alike. Giannattasio’s

award-winning eateries that run the

few years traveling and working in

passion, commitment and devotion

gamut, from Euro-style sidewalk

restaurants in Northern Italy and

to exceptional Italian cuisine make

cafés to star-studded hangouts with

throughout Europe. He soon became

him an incredible influence in the

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SU NDOWN RUNDOWN

Miami Beach offers a wide range of nightlife options to keep the party going after dark. BY DAYANA RIVERO

popular way to spend an evening in Miami Beach back in the day. Now, with so many more things to see and do, visitors may be reluctant to call it a night.

Party After Dark In Miami Beach the fun never ends. In glittering, glamorous South Beach you’ll find nightclubs, bars and lounges to keep you entertained into the wee hours. Miami Beach doesn’t disappoint when it comes to late-night parties.

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Did you know? LIV is located in the home of the world-renowned Tropigala Lounge, known in the 1950s and 1960s as La Ronde Room, where Frank Sinatra and other top celebs performed.

LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is part luxury lounge and part high-energy nightclub. It’s known to be a celebrity hangout for many Hollywood favorites like the Kardashians, Justin Bieber and Diddy. There’s also a pool bar called Glow and an indoor lounge, Bleau Bar. Basement at The Miami Beach Edition is considered the city’s over-the-top version of Studio 54, were you can find famous DJs, live dancers — even a bowling alley and an ice-skating rink. Mango’s Tropical Café, meanwhile, takes you back to Cuba. The café is inspired by Havana’s famed Tropicana Club. Lively shows run at all hours — and mojitos, too.

Laid-Back Fun

LIV at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

If you’re looking for a more relaxed evening, there are

If live performances are more your style, head to the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road. The Colony

several other entertainment options available. Take in a

offers 417 seats at the state-of-the-art venue

live concert or play, watch a foreign film or cheer your

managed by Miami New Drama. Its impressive Art

team at a sporting event.

Deco design makes it one of the crown jewels of

If hoops and tall people swish your net, you’re in luck.

Miami Beach, famed for offering an exciting array

The action is fast and furious at American Airlines Arena

of entertainment options, including music, dance,

in Downtown Miami. A night out with your family can be

comedy shows and plays.

fun, too. Concerts and family shows are among the more than 80 non-basketball events offered at the arena. In the mood for a movie? O Cinema Miami Beach,

Serious music lovers take note. Under the direction of the renowned Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony delights music lovers at Miami Beach’s New

at the site of North Beach’s former Byron Carlyle

World Center. Miami City Ballet, meanwhile, is music in

Theater, presents first-run, independent, foreign and

motion, drawn from an extensive repertoire.

art films. Miami Beach Cinematheque art house, in

This is just a sample of Miami Beach’s never-ending

the historic 1927-era city hall, is where you’ll find the

selections. Get out and discover more hot spots on your

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WYNWOOD WO NDERS

Dubbed by many as the street art capital of the world, Wynwood has become more than just a graffiti haven. BY DAYANA RIVERO

Wynwood, located just across the bay on the mainland, is an outdoor art lover’s dream. A run-down industrial district was transformed into an art hub known not just locally but in international art circles as well. It all started with murals, street art and graffiti encouraged by the neighborhood’s early developers. Then in 2009, the late Tony Goldman had the vision to create an open-air, pedestrianfriendly art gallery. Artists from around the world took notice of the funky Wynwood Walls and began to set up shop.

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Inspired by Wynwood’s artistic style, Concrete Beach Brewery — located in a remodeled warehouse — serves up an array of classically brewed ales and lagers. Sample them at the 18-tap bar in the brewery’s Social Hall. Concrete Beach Brewery puts a Miami twist on traditional beer styles to produce creative, quality craft brews like Stiltsville Pilsner. Stiltsville Pilsner has a fruity hop aroma with the flavors of a light, crisp lager. Inspired by a classic Peruvian cocktail, Pisco Sour Berliner has a crisp white wine grape aroma followed by a splash of refreshing tart citrus. If you’re in the mood for food, the brewery also creates

Wynwood has become one of the greatest places to wander around. Catch a glimpse of its walls filled with graffiti, art and gems to discover. The formerly abandoned warehouses and industrial buildings now provide a space for artists to display their art. Every corner is filled with artistic works from all around the world, so it’s easy to see why the area has a reputation for creativity.

Palate Pleasers Wynwood’s dining scene is as eclectic as the

of their regularly scheduled events include Havana

neighborhood itself. KYU opened its doors in 2016,

Nights, Women Who Dare, Miami Gras Block Party,

with Asian-inspired entrees and a diverse menu that

Pups & Pints, and Last Call Comedy Nights. Stop by

keep guests coming back for more. One day after

for a free tour or use Concrete Beach Brewery’s beer

their first-year anniversary, KYU received their first

finder for a list of bars, restaurants or retailers that

James Beard nomination for “Best New Restaurant.”

sell their beers in your area.

In the mood for something sweet? Satisfy your

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special beers to go along with special events. Some

With colorful murals in every corner, bistros, trendy

sweet tooth with an artisanal doughnut. You’ll find

boutiques and hot spots, there is fun in every corner

them at The Salty Donut, an artisanal doughnut shop

of Wynwood. Spend some time here and you’ll see a

and coffee bar that also offers uniquely flavored teas.

can of spray paint goes a long, long way indeed.

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An Artist’s Playground

EVERY CORNER IS FILLED WITH ARTISTIC WORKS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, SO IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY THE AREA HAS A REPUTATION FOR CREATIVITY.



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WHEN YOU’RE NOT SOAKING UP THE SUNNY WEATHER, BE SURE TO SPEND TIME WANDERING OUR UNIQUE SHOPPING DISTRICTS.

SHOPPING IN

STY LE By Gianna Nolte

You’re spoiled for shopping choices in Miami and Miami Beach.

From world-renowned brands and upscale boutiques to one-ofa-kind shops, the city offers a wide variety of options.

South Beach: Eclectic Meets Name-Brand Finds While Ocean Drive offers more nightlife and dining options than shopping, you’ll find a few edgy shops to browse in this vibrant centerpiece of Miami Beach. Music pours from restaurants by day, while bright neon lights glow along the street at night. Just a block over from Ocean Drive — parallel to the Atlantic Ocean — is Collins Avenue, one of the premier shopping areas on the beach and home to a bounty of designer brands,


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FROM WORLD-RENOWNED BRANDS AND UPSCALE BOUTIQUES TO ONE-OFA-KIND SHOPS, THE CITY OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF OPTIONS.

collaboration label between adidas and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto — you’ll also find a range of eclectic specialty stores. Stop by Alchemist, a boutique that specializes in carrying specialty designers. The most unique aspect of this store, however, is its appearance and location. Designed by Rene Gonzalez Architecture, the shop sits in a

including Armani Exchange, GUESS and Kenneth

striking glass box on the fifth level of the 1111 Lincoln Road

Cole. For sleek accessories and cosmetics to pair with

parking structure, with sweeping views of the Miami skyline. When it’s time for a break, pick up a gelato and check

Steve Madden, MAC Cosmetics and Sunglass Hut,

out the street performers, or introduce your palate to

among other options. The Webster — a luxury, multi-

one of Lincoln Road’s many top-rated restaurants, where

brand boutique for men and women — opened its

options span the flavors of Italian, Mexican, New American,

flagship store in a historical Art Deco building designed

Mediterranean, Asian, German, Cuban, Argentine, Japanese

by famed architect Henry Hohauser and houses some of

and Peruvian cuisines.

the coolest runway looks and indie brands. Lincoln Road Mall is a good way to indulge in some serious shopping. Along with big-name retailers like V I S I T M I A M I B E AC H 20 1 9/20

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stunning fashion selections, stop by UGG, Sephora,

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H O LY S M O K ES If you’re looking for a unique gift, stop by Mike’s Cigars, located just two blocks from Bal Harbour Shops. One of the oldest cigar distributors in the United States, Mike's Cigars has been serving cigar consumers all over the world since 1950. They also have an international, stateof-the-art shipping facility. Mike’s Cigars offers one of the largest selections of cigars, humidors and accessories, including cigars from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Honduras, as well as a lounge and bar. If you’re a cigar lover, stop by to shop their amazing selection. For more info or to make a purchase, visit mikescigars.com.

1920s. Rather than feature a score of world-famous

numerous restaurants, including A La Folie — a French

brands, this pedestrian-friendly European-style enclave

café and bistro that serves everything from specialty

has art galleries, hip bars and unique little shops where

coffees and crepes to Quiche Lorraine and savory

you’ll find eclectic, funky pieces that you probably won’t

sandwiches. Also in the area is Jessie, a popular fashion

find anywhere else.

boutique that prides itself on carrying high-end designers

Avenue is known for its energetic nightlife. Don’t be surprised if you spot a celebrity or two at Dream Nightclub, where Kim Kardashian West, Diddy and Usher have been spotted. Washington Avenue also boasts a

Bal Harbour Shops: The Original Luxury Experience Located in the suburbs of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour

score of uncommon shops. Embrace your alter ego with

Shops is an upscale open-air shopping destination

costumes and vintage wear from Beatnix, celebrate the

with an exquisite collection of designer brands and

beach bum in you with beach-ready gear at Surf Style

boutiques. The beautifully landscaped gardens feature a

and browse an immense selection of bikes, skateboards

koi pond, lush palm trees, calming fountains and colorful

and paddleboards at Fritz’s Skate Bike & Surf.

flora. Designer shops and fine jewelers here include Dior,

Sunset Harbour is one of the newest go-to spots in South Beach for fashionistas. Here you’ll find popular boutiques such as Peace Love World, Blush and Eberjey.

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such as Alexis, Rag & Bone and Show Me Your Mumu.

Emporio Armani, Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford and Calypso St. Barth. Gray & Sons is the jewelry shop that originated

Next to the boat launch are the Sunset Harbour Shops.

from Keith Gray’s fine appreciation for timeless pieces

With its trendy, checkered design along the building’s

and vintage heirlooms. After seeing the potential for

façade, it’s hard to miss. The large enclosure is host to

such pieces in 1980 and seizing the opportunity, Gray

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became a player in the vintage sector. Today, the landmark store in Bal Harbour offers classic pieces, personalized service and a “buy it, try it, love it or leave it” policy.

Downtown Miami: Shopping with a View With sweeping views of the waterfront, Bayside Marketplace is located just a couple of blocks from American Airlines Arena on Biscayne Boulevard. Cobblestone walkways and a wide entryway displaying the word “Bayside” open up to a variety of shops and entertainment options. The outdoor mall has an abundance of stores and restaurants such as Foot Locker, Bath & Body Works, Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and Mojito Bar.

Wynwood: Walk This Way Amid quote-covered sidewalks and brilliantly colored murals, the shops of Wynwood — just a short ride from Downtown Miami — add to the artistic chemistry. Store windows are filled with geometric patterns and current trends. Be sure to walk around to enjoy the best possible experience and not miss a thing. Nomad Tribe is a shop that represents Wynwood well. Striving to bring together

WITH FOUR FLOORS OF RETAIL, OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL SPACE, AS WELL AS A LUXURY HOTEL, BRICKELL CITY CENTRE IS AN URBAN OASIS.

artists and clothing for a cause, it’s a store

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with a purpose. Also worth a stop are Boho

The Design District: Haute and High-End Located near Wynwood, the Design District

Hunter (a boutique offering bohemian styles

seamlessly blends together haute couture and avant-

and cult brands from Latin America) and Marine Layer

garde art. Discover high-end shopping at more than

(known for its soft tees made from trees and more than

55 home décor and fashion boutiques. An interior

25 other custom fabrics).

designer’s dream, here you’ll find top furniture and

With stylish bistros, art-filled walls, chic boutiques

home accessories stores like Roche Bobois and Mitchell

and delectable food options, Wynwood has a special

Gold + Bob Williams alongside quirkier brands like

way of appealing to all your senses. And on weekends,

Jonathan Adler. The architectural layout of the stores

the streets come alive with pop-up markets like

and inspiring merchandise will give you an experience

Wynwood Marketplace, which caters to local artisans

full of creative expression. While wandering in and out

and brands selling creative concoctions like wood

of stores, such as Hublot, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Rag

carved bowties and earrings.

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murals called “Jungle Plaza” and “The Vortex” that bring the streets to life. Next to a line of storefront windows is a geometric, bubble-shaped dome at the center of Palm Court called Buckminster Fuller’s “Fly’s Eye Dome.” Once you’re there, pop in to St. Roch Market, a chef-centric gourmet food hall that features everything from gourmet coffee and craft cocktails to vegan pastries and Asian-inspired cuisine.

Brickell: The Modern Touch In the heart of Brickell, a revolutionary, state-of-the-art structure serves as a blend of Miami’s modern, chic atmosphere and its flare for connectivity. From the outside, the itself — all 4.9 million square feet of it. Design features including the Climate Ribbon® outdoor trellis — an art-meets-science structure created to protect guests from inclement weather, expose them to an open-air experience, collect rainwater for reuse and regulate temperature via sea breezes — set it apart from the other buildings in the financial district. With four floors of retail, parking, mid-rise office buildings, residential apartments and a luxury hotel to venture through, the Brickell City Centre really is an urban

Aventura: On a Grand Scale Grandeur is perhaps the best way to describe

oasis, combining the best in entertainment, shopping

Aventura Mall, one of the largest shopping malls

and the diversity of Miami itself.

in the country. Located in a northern suburb of

The Brickell City Centre’s shopping highlights include

Miami, the mall has recently expanded and now

brands like Zara, Tommy Bahama, AllSaints and Saks

boasts a 93-foot slide — the Aventura Slide Tower

Fifth Avenue. The CMX Movie Theater serves as the

by Carsten Höller — that serves as a landmark and

mecca of cinema experiences, with reclining seats, a

an exhilarating activity for visitors. When it comes

full-bar list, unique dining menu and in-theater service

to luxury shopping, this place definitely has it all,

attendants throughout every showing.

with popular names like Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Armani

When it comes to cuisine, the options are vast and

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BAL HARBOUR SHOPS IS AN UPSCALE OPEN-AIR SHOPPING DESTINATION WITH AN EXQUISITE COLLECTION OF DESIGNER BRANDS AND BOUTIQUES.

Exchange and Topshop spread throughout the three-

eclectic at Brickell City Centre, too. After an afternoon

story, 2.7 million-square-foot mall. As for food,

of shopping, head to Sugar — a trendy, outdoor spot

Aventura Mall has just about everything under the

on the rooftop of EAST that’s perfect for happy-hour

sun, and nothing works up an appetite quite like a

enthusiasts and social gatherings alike.

day of shopping.

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MAGIC CITY STYLE BY C H R I ST I N E B O R G ES

Miami Beach-based fashion blogger and Instagram influencer Ria Michelle weighs in on the city’s fashion sense.

And her nearly 25,000 followers are chomping at the bit for every piece of Insta inspiration. She’s even created hashtags like #LiveLikeRia to motivate others by documenting her journey. Ria has been featured in a lot of national women’s magazines, and she has often been called “the authority on Miami fashion,” with brands like H&M, Topshop and ASOS as clients. We caught up with her to find out how she’s captivating audiences — and what she thinks of Miami style.

What made you get into fashion? I love how you can shift perceptions and moods and tell a story through fashion. It’s just a fun way to express yourself.

How would you describe your style? What drew you to Miami’s fashion scene? My style is practical but fun. I can be daring but I also like to be comfortable. Miami is relaxed while also extra at the same time — and I think that suits my personality.

How would you describe the aesthetic of your blog? The aesthetic of my blog is very to the point and on trend. I come from a web design background, and it’s hard to sort of Trinidadian-born blogger and Instagram

conform to a style of design. But I get why

influencer Ria Michelle knows a thing or two

the landscape of design has shifted this way.

about fashion. She’s been blogging since she was a teen but has specifically been writing about fashion for about eight years. Ria Courtesy of Ria Michelle

wears many hats, metaphorically speaking,

What fashion tips would you give someone visiting Miami? Make sure you have looks that can take

as a digital influencer, model, stylist and

you from day to night. A killer pair of heels,

even brand ambassador. The Miami Beach–

all of the sunglasses — I have a staggering

based content creator specializes in fashion,

amount — and a couple swimsuit options.

lifestyle and travel — and posts a lot about it

You never know when a boat party invite

all on her Instagram account, @RiaMichelle.

may turn up.

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TRENDSETTER

for HI M

By Christine Borges

THE BACKPACK Logo and leathertrimmed ripstop

backpack. A.P.C. Mr Porter. mrporter.com

THESE POPS OF COLOR WILL MODERNIZE YOUR BEACHWEAR.

THE SHOES Men’s rubber penny loafer water shoes in navy/jolly green.

Swims. Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops.

neimanmarcus.com

THE WATCH Cosmograph Daytona in stainless steel with black ceramic tachymeter bezel.

Rolex. Gray & Sons Jewelers,

Miami Beach. grayandsons.com

THE SHIRT Riviera short-sleeve

THE SHORTS

shirt in chambray

Bulldog blazing yellow

packed sardines.

mid-length swim shorts.

Highway, Coconut

Brickell City Centre.

TVHead Co. Wynwood Shop.

Grove. bonobos.com

orlebarbrown.com

tvheadco.com

Bonobos. 3401 Main

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Orlebar Brown,

THE SUNGLASSES Bamboo and cork sunglasses.


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for HE R

THE JUMPSUIT Side button jumpsuit.

Kate Spade. Saks Fifth Avenue, Brickell City Centre. katespade.com

STAY CHIC BUT COOL WITH

THESE PIECES SURE TO GO FROM DAY TO NIGHT. THE SWIMSUIT Bardot cutout asymmetrical one-piece swimsuit.

THE BRACELET Love cuff bracelet in 18k yellow gold. Cartier. Gray &

Vitamin A. Everything But Water, Dadeland Mall.

everythingbutwater.com

Sons Jewelers, Miami Beach.

grayandsons.com

THE EARRINGS Statement Monstera leaf tropical earrings. Le Chic

Miami. Golden Bar, Miami Beach. lechicmiami.store

THE SHOES Leather

THE SUNGLASSES Mykonos Ace

metallic cross-over wedge.

sunglasses in champagne and rose gold with

Coral Gables. trendmiami.com

Centre. illesteva.com

Kaanas. Trend Boutique,

brown flat lenses. illesteva. Brickell City

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COLOR YOU R WORLD

From head-turning swimsuits to tropical essentials, these styles are inspired by Miami’s casual-chic vibe.

Photography: K A R I S T E N H O L M Stylist: J A N E M A R T I N Hair and makeup: S A T U S U O M I AND SUVI JANE Model: K A T I E

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MIKOH Kumu Bandeau Bikini Top and Miyako Bikini Bottom,

$90—$122; IPPOLITA sterling silver bangles, $295

Maje Visalia Geometric Blazer, $520;

Mini Short, $265; AQUA Cashmere Cardigans in mint and seafoam, $158;

Michael Kors Sand Gold Pump, $275; Tory Burch Polarized Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses,

$195; Kate Spade Logo Bangle Bracelet, $58;

Alice.D Capri Large Canvas Tote, $495

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Rag & Bone Packable Fedora, $225;

Lemlem Strapless Dress, $125; Baby-G White Watch, $120;

Ralph Lauren ankle socks, $20; Vintage

Gucci patent leather

wedge; Dooney &

Bourke Pink Zebra Tote Bag, $228; Alexis Bittar Crystal Necklace, $245; Vintage stack bracelets

Trina Turk Welcome To Miami Hipster Bikini $72—$84; Marco

Bicego 18k Yellow Gold Turquoise Ring, $2,610; Vintage Wristbands

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DREAMING OF A PICTURE-PERFECT WEDDING? SET YOUR SIGHTS ON MIAMI BEACH.

FOREVER

BLI SS By Linda Villafane | Photos by M Suarez Photography

SHOT ON LOCATION AT LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL White-sand beaches, turquoise waters, palm tree—lined walkways and sun-soaked days… Miami Beach is an idyllic destination full of tropical flavor and seductive flare. A respite of romance set on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach fuses culture, art, entertainment and world-class hospitality to create a one-of-akind wedding experience. Those looking to take their vows in a truly picture-perfect paradise need look no further. Year-round warm weather means plenty of outdoor venue options, with no shortage of beautiful indoor spaces as well. Couples can choose from opulent ballrooms or botanical backdrops, to oceanfront terraces and historic courtyards.



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Whether the walk down the aisle calls for sunsets and sand or chandeliers and candlelight, Miami Beach offers an ideal canvas sure to make wedding dreams come true. Before saying “I do,” know that many Miami Beach hotels

Lapidus—designed Art Deco architecture; the Faena Miami Beach

offer turnkey wedding planning services, complete with

for eclectic, over-the-top opulence; the private, members-only

dedicated teams ready to take care of every detail. From

Bath Club; and the nearby historic Vizcaya Museum & Gardens for

hiring entertainment to menus, décor, music and more, the

an Italian renaissance-inspired, alfresco affair.

professionals handle logistics so couples can focus on bridal

For those traveling to be part of the festivities, Miami

fittings or a day of zen at one of Miami Beach’s rejuvenating

International Airport is only a 20-minute drive from Miami Beach,

spas and wellness centers.

welcoming more than 1,000 flights daily from airlines across

At the renowned Loews Miami Beach Hotel, for instance,

domestic and international destinations. Upon arrival in the

the wedding catering team provides a full suite of services

Magic City, activities abound with options for all wedding guests

ranging from initial tours of the oceanfront resort’s 65,000

to enjoy. Beach days and tours of the historic Art Deco District

square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces to menu

are complemented by the high-energy nightlife of South Beach,

tastings, welcome amenities for out-of-towners and other

museums, shopping and premier dining. Guests of all ages will be

details. The hotel’s award-wining chefs work closely

endlessly entertained during their visit to Miami Beach.

with couples to craft menus every guest will love, with a

A vibrant, international city with so much to offer, Miami Beach

variety of options — including vegan and gluten free — for

redefines romance, fusing the warmth of the Caribbean waters

rehearsal dinners, receptions and farewell brunches. The

with the pulse of the city’s unique heritage. Friends and family can

Loews team also works directly with select vendors to help

share in the excitement of an unforgettable wedding experience in this

bring decadent confections to life for the big day. In-house

tropical destination, also ideal for honeymoons, babymoons and the

audiovisual services and a preferred partner list of the city’s

many milestones that await.

best makeup artists, photographers and florists allow the hotel to provide all the essentials (and beyond) needed to

Bride and groom: Andrea Villaverde and Andres Garcia; Hair and makeup:

create a wedding to remember.

Gia D'Esposito; Dress: Merlili Bridal, Wtoo by Watters; Florals: Artistic

Other standout Miami Beach wedding locations that wow include the Fontainebleau Miami Beach with its Morris

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How would you describe your photography style? We love natural and clean images that portray genuine emotion. Our style is bright and airy, and our ideal clients are family oriented and fun and value great experiences and friendships. We are more than photographers; we are friends and storytellers.

What is your philosophy? We thrive on two ideas: first, that love is the most powerful thing on this earth — no matter where it comes from or who it involves; and second, the harder you work at your craft, the better you become. We have loved each other through every step of the business and creative journey, and we’ve realized that building our business together is the most beautiful thing of all. We believe that if you can combine love and passion for business or an industry, you can strengthen your relationship in many ways.

What sets you apart from other photographers? Our client experience is what sets us apart and what we are most proud of. We are very outgoing, and we enjoy creating a friendship

B E H I N D T H E S C E N ES

with our clients, surprising and delighting them, listening to their ideas and making

BY VA N ESSA M O L I N A SA N TA M A R I A

them come to life, personalizing sessions, mingling with the families, sharing special

Want to learn more about the photographers

moments, laughing and having a great

who captured these stunning wedding

time getting to know each other. Overall, it

photos? Visit Miami Beach sat down with

creates a positive, unique and memorable

Meivys and David Suarez, the talented

experience that every couple deserves,

duo who combined their passion for

especially while planning a wedding.

photography and entrepreneur mindset to launch M Suarez Photography. They’ve

For more information, visit msuarezphotography.com

worked with countless couples to beautifully

or follow Meivys and David on Instagram

capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments.

@msuarezphotography.

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO SET ROOTS IN MIAMI, THESE LUXURY HOMES WILL SURELY FIT THE BILL.

BEACH

LI VING By Nancy Bernstein

There are three words that describe the most important thing to consider when purchasing a home: location,

location, location. This is why Miami Beach has proven over time to be an excellent investment. It’s still less expensive (per square foot) than most major cities around the world, including New York, Paris, Dubai and London. The lifestyle here — with our amazing beaches, upscale restaurants and world-class museums — draws buyers from all over the world. So depending on your budget, there are a few different neighborhoods to explore before you decide to settle down in paradise and buy a place of your own.


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Set apart from the denser, touristy section of South

celebrities) and Smith & Wollensky, a top steakhouse

Beach, South of Fifth is literally the bottom section of

that’s ideal for happy hour at sunset and people

Miami Beach, below Fifth Street. This is a pedestrian-

watching on the boardwalk.

friendly community where residents have the beach, great

Two local favorites are the Continuum South Beach

restaurants and South Pointe Park — one of the nicest

and Murano Grande. The Continuum condos are located

parks on Miami Beach — all within walking distance.

on the southern-most tip of Miami Beach next to

With all of its attractions and a convenient location,

South Pointe Park and offer a resort-styled oceanfront

it’s no surprise that South of Fifth is home to some of

lifestyle. One-bedroom condos start at $950,000, two

the most sought-after high-rise condominiums in the

bedrooms start at $1,999,000 and three bedrooms start

city, including Apogee, Murano at Portofino, Murano

at $2,375,000. Another favorite is the Murano Grande,

Grande, ICON South Beach and the Continuum dual

right up the street from the Continuum. Currently at

towers. You can also find renovated Art Deco and mid-

the Murano Grande, there are two-bedroom units with

century modern gems, along with South Beach’s only

downtown views from $1 million to $3.3 million.

townhouses that have private garages. Young families flock to South of Fifth for South Pointe Elementary School, one of the top-rated public

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Joe’s Stone Crab, Prime 112 (a favorite hangout for

South Beach South Beach was the first section of Miami Beach to

schools in Miami-Dade County. The area is also home

be developed, starting back in the 1910s. These days

to a host of top restaurants, including the legendary

it’s a thriving center for beautiful beaches, nightlife,

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shopping and dining, with real estate

such as Faena House, The W Residences,

that runs north from Fifth Street to

Beach House 8, The Miami Beach Edition

the ocean boardwalk or visit some of

22nd Street.

and Capri South Beach to smaller, more

the quieter beaches along Miami Beach.

budget-friendly buildings on the bayside

Iconic hotels such as the Fontainebleau

such as The Floridian and The Waverly.

Miami Beach, Eden Roc Miami Beach

As a major destination for tourists from all across the globe, South Beach is packed with condos and historic Art Deco hotels like the Delano and the National. Its brightly painted, iconic

Enjoy the outdoors by strolling along

and Soho Beach House offer full-service

Mid-Beach

hotel accommodations, along with superb

The Mid-Beach section of Miami

ground-floor restaurants like Cecconi’s

lifeguard stands line the beautiful

Beach runs from 24th to 63rd Street.

beaches at every block. To get around,

It’s best defined by its more laid-back

bikes are quite popular; and you can rent

atmosphere compared to the intensity of

famous faces among your neighbors.

a DecoBike from strategically placed

South Beach. Mid-Beach features family-

Current Mid-Beach residents include

stands throughout the area. Be sure

owned shops and restaurants on 41st

Barry Gibb, Phil Collins and basketball

to stop by Lincoln Road, an outdoor

Street (Arthur Godfrey Road), including

star Chris Bosh. All live on prestigious

mall lined with boutique shops, bars,

the legendary The Forge, three amazing

upper North Bay Road in luxurious

restaurants and theaters.

children’s parks, a dog park, the JCC (a

waterfront homes that back up to

fitness studio with great classes), Scott

beautiful Biscayne Bay. Jennifer Lopez’s

consist primarily of condos, ranging from

Rakow Youth Center and North Beach

5,000-square-foot home sold for a record

those found in luxury oceanfront buildings

Elementary, an A-rated public school.

high of $33 million ($3,086 per square

Real estate options in South Beach

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exclusive enclave of Indian Creek Island. The Venetian Islands, located between Miami Beach and Downtown Miami, are just minutes away from Lincoln Road’s shopping and movie theater, Publix supermarket and various restaurants just over the bridge on Purdy Avenue. The Venetian Causeway connects six

foot) back in 2015, but you can still find beautiful homes

man-made islands — Biscayne Island, San Marco

on the dry side in the $1 million to $2 million range.

Island, Di Lido Island, San Marino Island, Rivo Alto

The Ritz-Carlton Residences is one of the newest

and Belle Isle Island — and is a mecca for bikers,

developments redefining Mid-Beach, offering seven acres of

joggers and in-line skaters, who can be seen

gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and a private marina

exercising at all hours of the day.

on Surprise Lake. Residences here start at $1.6 million.

Island Living Miami Beach has a series of islands in exclusive, gated

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to the north are Normandy Isle and the

North Beach Known for its sprawling stretches of sand, neighborhood bars and restaurants, and quiet

neighborhoods including Hibiscus; Palm; Star; Venetian;

atmosphere, North Beach runs from 63rd to 87th

Sunset I, II, III & IV; La Gorce and Allison Islands. Further

Streets. North Beach is home to North Shore Park

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ENJOY THE OUTDOORS BY STROLLING ALONG THE OCEAN BOARDWALK OR VISIT SOME OF THE QUIETER BEACHES ALONG MIAMI BEACH.


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& Youth Center, where residents and

bistros, a picnic at North Shore State

sunset views. New construction prices

tourists can enjoy a wide range of sports

Recreation Area or the neighborhood’s

start at $3 million.

from volleyball to bicycling on the

lovely oceanfront community center.

boardwalk, and also includes the recently

Incorporated in 1935, Surfside boasts

renovated North Beach Bandshell, an

many homes built in the Art Deco style;

outdoor amphitheater that hosts cultural

and streets are in alphabetical order

private enclave tucked away near the

events, concerts and entertainment.

named after famous writers and poets,

Design District called ONE Bay. Thirty-

including Abbott, Byron, Carlyle and

eight residential townhomes have been

Dickens.

completed with private rooftop terraces

Surfside

Across the Bay Directly across Biscayne Bay is a

and private garages, and each overlooks

Beginning at 87th Street and ending

Now almost completed is L’Atelier

at 96th Street, Surfside offers a quaint

Miami Beach (6901 Collins Avenue),

the bay. Prices for two-bedroom

beach town—style setting thanks to

which is an 18-story condominium with

townhomes range from $725,000 to

its mile-long, gorgeous beach; luxury

only 25 luxury condo residences. You

$1,267,000.

beachfront hotels; distinctive, world-

have the option of purchasing a one-of-

class Bal Harbour Shops and culturally

a-kind half-floor residence or a full-floor

A native of South Florida and a third-generation

diverse restaurants. An abundance of

residence. The floor plans are spacious,

Realtor in South Florida, Nancy Rosen Bernstein

family-friendly activities and events give

and all feature multiple large and

is a Luxury Estate Agent for ONE Sotheby’s

Surfside a special charm, whether it’s

expansive balconies and terraces. Every

International Realty. She can be reached at

a casual tasty meal at one of the small

residence at L’Atelier has sunrise and

nancy@nancyRbernstein.com or at 305.490.9778.

South Florida’s premier source for luxury real estate backed by a global brand with a heritage of unsurpassed quality, value and trust.

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NANCY BERNSTEIN Global Real Estate Advisor 305.490.9778 Nancy@NancyRBernstein.com www.NancyRBernstein.com

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EVE NTS & FESTIVALS THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING FUN

Pups & Pints

concretebeachbrewery.com Miami Fashion Week

Miamifashionweek.com

June Design Miami

designmiami.com

HAPPENING IN MIAMI BEACH AND BEYOND. MARK YOUR CALENDAR SO YOU DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE YEAR-ROUND EVENTS AND FESTIVALS.

American Black Film Festival

abff.com

July International Mango Festival

fairchildgarden.org

March

Miami Music Week

Winter Party Festival

miamimusicweek.com

winterparty.com

Swim Show & Lingerie Show

swimshow.com Ultra Music Festival

Miami Gras

ultramusicfestival.com

concretebeachbrewery.com

Festival of Miami Pups & Pints

Bacardí Miami Sailing Week

miamisailingweek.com

International Ballet

concretebeachbrewery.com

April

internationalballetfestival.org

August Miami Spice Restaurant Program

ilovemiamispice.com

Miami Film Festival

Pups & Pints

miamifilmfestival.com

concretebeachbrewery.com

Flamenco Festival Miami

Miami Beach Gay Pride

Brazilian Film Festival

arshtcenter.org

miamibeachgaypride.com

of Miami

Calle Ocho Festival

Havana Nights

carnavalmiami.com

concretebeachbrewery.com

September

brazilianfilmfestival.com

October Miami Carnival Parade & Concert

miamiandbeaches.com

Women Who Dare

OUTshine Film Festival

concretebeachbrewery.com

mifofilm.com

Miami Open Tennis

Last Call Comedy Night

Miami Book Fair International

Tournament

concretebeachbrewery.com

miamibookfair.com

November

miamiopen.com May

Miami International

Last Call Comedy Night

Miami Museum Month

Auto Show

concretebeachbrewery.com

miamimuseummonth.com

miamiautoshow.net

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December

ONGOING EVENTS

Art Miami

artmiamifair.com

YOU CAN ALSO TAKE PART IN ONE OF THESE ONGOING EVENTS AND TOURS DURING YOUR STAY.

Art Basel Miami Beach

artbasel.com

Art Deco Walking Tour/Miami Beach

Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique &

artdecowelcomecenter.com

Collectible Market/Miami Beach

antiquecollectiblemarket.com

Design Miami

designmiami.com King Mango Strut Parade

ArtCenter South Florida Studio Crawl/Miami Beach

Miami Culinary Tours

artcentersf.org

South Beach/Wynwood and more

kingmangostrut.org

2020 January

miamiculinarytours.com Gallery Walks/Various locations

artcircuits.com

Miami Beach

Miami Beach Polo World Cup

Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour

miamipolocup.com

of South Beach/Miami Beach

artdecowelcomecenter.com

International Chocolate Festival

mimoonthebeach.com PĂŠrez Art Museum (PAMM) Free Days

pamm.org

Art Deco Weekend

artdecoweekend.com

MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour/

HistoryMiami City Tours and Free Family Fun Days

Wynwood Art Walk

historymiami.org

wynwoodartwalk.info

fairchildgarden.org Miami Marathon

themiamimarathon.com

February Coconut Grove Arts Festival

cgaf.com The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com Art Wynwood

artwynwood.com Miami International Boat Show

miamiboatshow.com Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

305 DOUBLE DECKER........................................ pg. 11 305 Double Decker is on a mission to provide a great experience to tourists and sightseers alike within the Miami area. By giving tours of Miami as well as transportation to hot spots like Key West, 305 Double Decker aims to create a memorial tour exp erience for all its guests. Guests can enjoy a meal at restaurants in between tours and stopping points, making time to enjoy Miami. 305.667.0333;

305doubledecker.com

THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART............................. pg. 4 The Bass Museum focuses on exhibitions of international contemporary art. Founded in 1964, it reopened to the public in 2017 after major renovations. 305.673.7530; thebass.org CORAL CASTLE................................................... pg. 19 We invite you to tour our sculpture garden in stone, built by one man, Edward Leedskalnin. From 1923 to 1951, Ed singlehandedly and secretly carved over 1,100 tons of coral rock, and his unknown process has created one of the world’s most mysterious accomplishments. Open every day, the Coral Castle Museum welcomes visitors from around the world to explore this enchanting “Top 10 places to see in South Florida.” 305.248.6345; coralcastle.com FROST MUSEUM.................................................. pg. 5 Sitting on four acres within Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the 250,000-square-foot Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is divided into four distinct buildings: the Aquarium, the Frost Planetarium, and the North and West Wings. This unique campus-like setting takes guests on a journey from the ocean to the Everglades, and from the human cell to outer space. It investigates life as we know it while exploring the process of science and innovation. Great for kids of all ages!

305.434.9600; frostscience.com

GATOR PARK......................................................pg. 25 As you take off on one of our famous Everglades airboat rides, you’ll start to understand why these creatures call the Everglades home. We invite you to explore these unique wetlands and learn about their native inhabitants as our professional guides show you a side of Florida you’ve never seen before. 800.559.2205; gatorpark.com JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA...................... pg. 37 The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of more than 250 years of Florida Jewish history, arts and culture, with a growing collection of more than 100,000 items. It is located in the trendy SoFi area of South Beach at 301 Washington Avenue. The museum is housed in two restored historic buildings that were once synagogues for Miami Beach’s first Jewish congregation.

305.672.5044; jmof.fiu.edu

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM........................................ pg. 23 Discover South Florida’s best aquarium, see world-class sea life exhibits and learn about wildlife rescue and marine animal care at the Conservation Outpost. Make a feathered friend at the Penguin Isle exhibit and get the chance to meet them. Plus, there is no greater thrill than getting in the water with their friendly dolphins and sea lions for an up-close-and-personal experience. 305.365.2501;

miamiseaquarium.com

MONKEY JUNGLE.............................................. pg. 27 Monkey Jungle is a unique wildlife park and discovery center established in 1935 in a natural subtropical forest in southern Miami-Dade County. Wildlife live here much as they would in their native habitats. Visitors, students and scientists experience up-close animal encounters with these amazing creatures in Miami's natural 30-acre jungle park.

305.235.1611; monkeyjungle.com

TARPOON LAGOON............................. pg. 29 and 30 A family-owned and -operated dive store since 1952, Tarpoon Lagoon offers a vast selection of dive

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equipment, classes and dive trips to suit all levels of divers and snorkelers. Located at the Miami Beach Marina since 1997, they have become the dive operator of choice for locals and visitors alike. 305.532.1445;

tarpoondivecenter.com

THRILLER MIAMI SPEEDBOAT ADVENTURES...................................................... pg. 21 Two powerful speed boat catamarans to choose from take you on an offshore adventure and an ultimate sightseeing experience. 305.371.FAST (3278); thrillermiami.com

DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

ANTIGUA DISTILLERY LIMITED...................... pg. 53 Antigua Distillery Limited is a handcrafted distillery that makes rum in small batches. Its unique, continuous-column copper is still one of the last two that remain in the Englishspeaking Caribbean. After distillation, their rum is aged once using bourbon or Tennessee whiskey barrels for a minimum of five years before being blended in 85-year-old oak vats. 268.480.3200; antiguadistillery.com CIBO WINE BAR SOUTH BEACH............Back Cover Cibo is the biggest and newest Italian restaurant in all of South Beach, featuring a soaring two-story award-winning wine room equipped with a harnessed wine angel to retrieve your favorite bottle. From Cibo’s industrially chic bar area and casual Ocean Drive street-side patio to one of SoBe’s largest rooftop patios, every corner offers a distinctly different experience.

305.987.6060; cibowinebar.com

CONCRETE BEACH BREWERY......................... pg. 51 Concrete Beach Brewery brews a variety of beers for the greater Miami area at their Wynwood-based brewery. The brewery’s Social Hall, located at 325 NW 24th Street, features an 18-tap bar that serves an ever-changing roster of classic and newly inspired beers, and a rotating list of events. 305.796.2727;

concretebeachbrewery.com

HAVANA 1957.............................................. pg. 42-43 Havana 1957 serves traditional Cuban cuisine in a vintage setting while playing Cuban music to transport patrons to Havana in the 1950s. Each of the five locations has a mojito bar and souvenir shop. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. 305.503.382; havana1957.com LA CERVECERIA DE BARRIO................... pg. 42-43 With over 30 locations in Mexico, La Cerveceria de Barrio’s U.S. outposts are located on Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive in Miami, Florida. The restaurant offers authentic Mexican street food alongside 100 types of beers, 300 variations of tequila, 100 varieties of mezcal and handcrafted cocktails.

305.535.7400; lacerveceriadebarrio.com

MERCATO DELLA PERCHERIA................ pg. 42-43 Located on Española Way, Mercato della Pescheria is a coastal Italian seafood, market-style restaurant with fresh seafood, homemade pasta, savory steaks, cured meats and tableside tiramisu. The ambience features the aroma of charcoal ovens and hand-painted murals along the walls.

305.534.5822; mercatodellapescheria.com

OH! MEXICO................................................. pg. 42-43 Oh! Mexico brings authentic Mexican fare to Miami Beach on Española Way, featuring a diverse selection of tacos, their signature molcajete, extensive margarita menu, freshly made guacamole, homemade salsas and more. The restaurant hosts a popular Taco Tuesday fiesta with tacos, beer and tequila specials. 305.532.0490;

ohmexicorestaurant.com

SCARPETTA.......................................................... pg. 7 Scarpetta, led by James Beard award recipient Scott Conant, offers a regional Italian menu with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. 305.674.4660; scarpettamb.com

TAPAS Y TINTOS........................................ pg. 42-43 Tapas y Tintos, known as the House of Paella, brings authenticity and corazón to the historic street of Española Way. The restaurant offers a variety of tapas, seafood and vegetarian paellas. On weekends, guests can enjoy the live flamenco show while sipping on the signature sangria.

305.538.8272; tapasytintos.com

YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR....................................................pg. 2-3 The James Beard–nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar offers farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality. 305.538.5220;

runchickenrun.com

REAL ESTATE

ALEXANDER ISAIA, REALTOR — EWM............................................... pg. 75 Alexander Isaia is a dedicated and energetic agent with EWM Realty International. He has experience in commercial and residential sales, representing both buyers and sellers. Alexander leverages technology with the understanding that a majority of clients today find or sell properties using the internet. He adds value to each transaction by closely studying strategic market information and data.

786.384.2114; alexisaia.com

NANCY BERNSTEIN, REALTOR — ONE SOTHEBY’S.......................... pg. 77 With a family legacy in luxury real estate, Nancy Bernstein is a top producer at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. Nancy listens to each and every client’s individual needs, wants and desires, and customizes her approach to every family. She knows firsthand how important the decisions surrounding a new home can be critical to a person’s overall happiness, and this is what drives her to go beyond most other Realtors. 305.490.9778; nancyrbernstein.com

SERVICES

CHAMPION AUTO RENTAL............................... pg. 31 Free and fast customer pickup from Miami or Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airports. They provide personal delivery service to your hotel, home or business. Please call for details. Miami’s No. 1 Toyota Dealership in Sales Satisfaction with over 2 million happy customers.

305.825.9900; championautorental.com

KARI STENHOLM PHOTOGRAPHY................................................. pg. 79 Kari Stenholm is a passionate photographer who has worked with the best names in the world of fashion and photography. His work has been featured in publications such as L’Uomo Vogue, L’Oficiel Hommes, GQ and Men’s Health.

305.762.7533; karistenholmphotography.com

SHOPPING

GRAY & SONS..........................................pg. 9 and 57 Gray & Sons sells meticulously restored, like-new watches and one-of-a-kind estate jewelry pieces, as well as an impressive selection of modern jewelry and diamonds.

305.865.0999; grayandsons.com

MIKE’S CIGARS.............................Inside Back Cover Located two blocks from Bal Harbour Shops, Mike’s Cigars features one of the largest online selections of fine cigars, as well as humidors and accessories. They ship worldwide. 800.962.4427; mikescigars.com WATCHTIME, INC................Inside Front Cover-pg. 1 Tissot SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker. The company was founded in Le Locle, Switzerland, by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son, Charles-Émile Tissot, in 1853. This beautiful collection can be found at WatchTime. 305.539.0515;

watchtimemiami.com; tissot.com


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