Monday, December 6, 2010

Tory Burch's City Guide to Miami

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by the team at Tory Burch about her new series of City Guides... where she divulges her favorite places to sleep, shop, eat and see!!! How could I resist the invitation to check her fav spots in Miami....? Of course, I couldn't...!

As soon as I got her City Guide for Miami I was honestly so positively surprised.... from all the different lists I have seen on where to go in Miami this one is by far my all time favorite!! It's like chic meets cool guide to discovering the city!! Some of her top places took me years to find out about them... and some, I actually did thanks to her!!! Like for example, C Madeleine Vintage shopping. I have been living in South Florida for more than 12 years, I am an avid vintage shopper and thanks to Tory I have found now my knew obsession....! I almost feel bad that I did not know about this place before!!

Lincoln Road is another of my all time fav places in the city... love going for a late lunch and just sitting in a lovely outside Restaurant! The Fontainbleau Hotel... we are actually doing a stay-cation in a couple of weeks with my husband... although the Raleigh Hotel sounds pretty tempting...!! I'm telling you her city guide list it's all that special!!

It amazing how the style of the places she picked in Miami reflects Tory's style... it's a perfect mix-and-match of interesting places, with fashion forward boutiques and local hidden jewels.... the ultimate guide for fine living!! I love this city guide so much that I would blindly follow all her other lists...!! To check the other cities hot spots go {here}.

OK enough talking here is her list:

Tory Burch City Guide for Miami


9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154. Tel: 305-867-7469.


* The Raleigh - - 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Tel: 305-534-6300. Andre Balazs's Art Deco hotel has one of the most spectacular pools (complete with scented towels).

* Fontainebleau Miami Beach - - 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. Tel: 305-538-2000. Step back into South Beach's most glamorous era, when the Rat Pack frequented this hotel.


* Blue Door at the Delano Hotel - - 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Tel: 305-674-6400. The Blue Door offers modern French fare with a Brazilian influence. Try the lobster Cobb salad while sitting by the pool.

* CasaTua - - 1700 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Tel: 305-673-0973. This delicious Italian restaurant is particularly popular during Art Basel. Sit on the patio or at the dining room's chef's table.

* Joe’s Stone Crab - - 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Tel: 305-673-0365. Order the stone crabs and hash browns. They don't take reservations here, so arrive early.

* Versailles - 3555 Southwest 8th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33135. Tel: 305) 444-0240. For a taste of truly authentic Cuban fare, try the ropa vieja (shredded flank steak in tomato sauce) with a side of rice and beans and fried plantains.

* Whip’n'Dip Ice Cream Shoppe - - 1407 Sunset Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33143. Tel: 305-665-2565. Join the local kids who crowd this family-owned ice cream parlor after school.


* Tomas Maier - - 170 Northeast 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137. Tel: 305-576-8383 . Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier's own collection is full of incredibly chic gift ideas for him and her.

* Lincoln Road - - Lincoln Road between Alton Road and Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. To experience Miami's energy, walk through this outdoor mall—it has everything from a farmers market to a mariachi band.

* C Madeleine’s Vintage Clothes - - 13702 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach, FL 33181. Tel: 305-945-7770. Vintage lovers swear by the couture found at this 10,000-square-foot warehouse.

* Amazing Flowers - - 227 Sunny Isles Blvd, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160. Tel: 305-787-0700. A family-owned florist that always has a range of fresh-cut tropicals.

* Oribe - - 1627 Euclid Avenue , Miami Beach, FL 33139. Tel: 305-538-8006 . See for yourself why Oribe has become the cult hairdresser of choice for every top fashion stylist, model and fashion photographer. Annie Leibowitz, Herb Ritts, and Cindy Crawford can't all be wrong.


* Vizcaya Museum & Gardens - - 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Tel: 305-250-9133 . Tour the landmark Mediterranean villa and Renaissance gardens of James Deering's 180-acre residence.

* OHWOW - - 3100 Northwest Seventh Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. Tel: 305-633-9345. An incredible gallery that exhibits work from emerging artists like Phil Frost, featured left.

* Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation - - 95 Northwest 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127. Tel: 305-573-6090. Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami are just some of the artists featured in this rotating collection.

* Miami Design District - - 3841 Northeast Second Avenue, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33137. Tel: 305-531-8700 . Visit on the second Saturday of every month for Art and Design Night—when all the furniture showrooms and art galleries are open to the public.


* Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center - - 815 Oyster Bar Lane, Everglades City, FL 34139. Tel: 239-695-3311. Count crocodiles on the jungle safari cruise.

To check Tory's City Guide Series go {here}.

Thank you Karen! This was so much fun!


Kris said...

Amazing post. I LOVE that pool!

Claudia Cifuentes said...

wow this really is a fantastic guide! thanks for sharing!

Daniella said...

Ohh Miami, how lovely some heat would be right now! Hope you're doing well Sasha, we need to catch up!

Candi said...

Great post! I need to get to Miami STAT! :)

Emy said...

Such a great post. I'm going to thank you because I'm planning a bachelorette party for my friend next summer in Miami. Will def use some of these tips!!


Sarah Klassen said...

Nice! + pretty snow, lovely lady* so magical... I wish it would actually snow here...


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