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A trip to Miami

by Valerie Engel

Here is to our lovely customers visiting Miami:

Miami has changed in the last years and is getting more and more attractive.

I will divide this post by neighborhoods, towns:

-Miami Beach:

If you are visiting I would definitely stay in Miami Beach, on the beach, lots of shopping, restaurants and things to do.

Hotels:

-Close to our boutique: Marriott Stanton South Beach, great neighborhood less touristy. Nice restaurants, great shopping :-) on the beach. Remember we are located in South Pointe Drive close to 1rst street.

-Delano: Trendy, convenient location, in the heart of south beach, on the beach, walkable to restaurants, Lincoln Road (outdoor shopping mall, very popular also great for a drink. I would avoid the restaurants. Usually very touristy and not the best food.)

-Setai, luxury, great location, on the beach. Really not far from the Delano.

-Betsy Hotel, good location, pretty hotel and yummy restaurant.

-Faena, pretty new, trendy, on the beach. A little farther than the Delano and Setai. Great spa, bar and nightclub.

Things to do, places you should go:

-Lincoln Road for shopping.

-South pointe Park/Marina for a morning or sunset walk. Also fun for a picnic.

-Beach to relax and long walks.

-Sunset Harbor has all sorts of workout studios and healthy juice bars. Also nice for an early dinner.

-There are many nice restaurants: Smith and Wollensky beautiful scenery, American food. Milos fancy greek restaurant, Joe's stone crab a classic, Tanuki asian food, LT Steak and Seafood (in the Betsy hotel).

Lots of options, I am sure you will find what you like!

-Across the bridge:

-Wynwood known for it's street art, restaurants and boutiques.

Wynwood yard is a great place for dinner or lunch. They often have live music. It is a combination of food trucks and casual restaurants. There is a large selection: meet, pizza, vegan, bar etc... Kids usually like it!

-Design district a new neighborhood, perfect location if you want to do expansive shopping! For lunch or dinner I would recommend St Roch Market, an upscale food hall. Once again lots of options: asian, meat, Italian, sushi etc... The idea is for the chef's to try out their ideas on a small scale before opening their own restaurant. 

You can do Wynwood and Design district in the same day. They are pretty close to each other.

-Bayside marketplace if it is your first time in Miami you might like it. They offer fun boat activities, also a full tour to see Miami and its islands. I would say the restaurants/shopping are more on the touristy side.

-Brickell key a man made island. Has a pretty view on all Miami Downtown. The Mandarin Oriental hotel is a good place for a drink and for dinner, the restaurant La Mar has a beautiful scenery.

-Key Biscayne very pretty island. For a long walk I highly recommend the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

-Coconut Grove very cute, boutiques, restaurants. The oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami. ''Le pain quotidien'' is the perfect bakery for brunch!

Finally, the Frost and Pamm museums are also a ''must do'' the frost (science) will be a big hit for your little ones! (they are very close to each other, you can do both on the same day.)

For more shopping you can also go to Aventura, Bal harbor but I would suggest keeping your money and energy for small boutiques like ours as we have a unique selection of French brands!

I will stop here, or this will be the longest post ever! There are so many things to do and see in South Florida. Meanwhile, this post should keep you busy for a few days and give you a great fell of Miami and its surrounding.

South Pointe Drive:

Faena hotel:

 

Wynwood:

Design District:

Key Biscayne:

Frost Museum:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sylvie

    Very nice