South Beach feels a little like old Hollywood. Our friend put it best with ‘dilapidated glamour’. Having said that, if you’re going to go to South Beach, you really have no other option but to do it right.
Since 1947 this has been the most iconic hotel in South Beach, . There is an Alice in Wonderland type feel to this romantic and eclectic hotel. From the entrance of the hotel where you pull up into towering manicured hedges you move through the lobby billowing with white fluttering drapes to the pool side bar with a table and candelabra set up in the shallow waters of their famous pool.
Other suggestions: The Raleigh, The Shore Club, The Perry, The Standard, The Angler’s Boutique.
The Forge, South Beach
When you only have two locations: Miami and Cannes—you know the owners are doing something right. Situated in what looks like a secret garden fairy tale (with hanging lanterns and twinkling lights), this hot spot is hardly a place for gardeners.
Incredible food, Italian in cuisine is met with a very hip vibe and amazing sound track– which at one people had all people in the restaurant with their hands overhead clapping. We won’t tell you what song it was.
Other suggestions: Cecconis in the SoHo House, The Forge, Nobu, Prime 112, Scarpetta, La Piaggia (for brunch).
This is great on Friday nights, house music.
Other suggestions: LIV (very large club), Florida Room (in the Delano—or poolside at the Delano in the Cabanas)