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May 25th, 2021

Design Lover's Guide To Miami 

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Miami is never short for artistic inspiration, thanks to its iconic art deco architecture, a plethora of cultural attractions, and an evolving glittering skyline. If you look under the surface, you'll find previously forgotten areas that have been turned into lively, design-driven hubs.

 

We have put together a mini-itinerary of must-see places for design lovers passing through for their next trip to Miami.

Where to stay

In the exclusive town of Surfside, there are many places to stay and eat. Travel Guide by Forbes A four-star Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club has given the oceanfront destination a new view of life. The 77-room hotel is situated on 900 feet of white sand beach, with well-kept lawns and gardens framing the breathtaking views. Inside, you'll find opulence and luxury by Parisian interior designer Joseph Dirand. The rooms are luxurious in every way, with Italian marble floors, large bathrooms, and plenty of brass touching. Even better, If you can sneak into the splendid champagne bar at the Four-Star Le Sirenuse.

​Faena Hotel Miami Beach with its magnificent sight is located farther down the coast. With its dream boy, Faena District, the Five-Star resort has ushered in a new wave of luxury travel with its decadent décor. A rare blend of artistic and immersive entertainment, destination shopping, and multi-use arts venues and event spaces can be found here.

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Where to eat

The sun and sand may have been the biggest draw in the past, but Miami's restaurant scene is now hotter than ever. You can eat at restaurants all over Miami Beach, from South Point to Surfside. Planta is a must-visit for inventive vegan cuisine in a stylish environment. On weekends, Juvia offers bottomless brunch on a rooftop with views that reach all the way to the Atlantic. If available, Get tickets to The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, immersive performance with a sumptuous three-course dinner at the Faena Theater.

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What to do and see

The Art Deco District on South Beach is a must-see for architecture and history buffs. This enclave has one of the world's highest concentrations of 1930s architecture, with over 900 buildings in a one-square-mile area.

 

SLS South Beach (the neighborhood’s tallest art-deco building), designed by renowned Miami architect L. Murray Dixon, and the landmark nautical-themed The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, designed by Morris Lapidus, are both must-sees. The magnificent buildings are celebrated for an entire weekend in January, but if you can't make it then, the visitor's centre offers daily walking tours.

Another major attraction is the Miami Design District. This is where the city's forward-thinking creatives, A-listers, and fashionistas congregate on a daily basis. There's a lot to see, but Markowicz Fine Art, Oliver Sanchez's alternative Swampspace, and the contemporary-focused de la Cruz Collection are all worth seeing.