Miami is a playground: from the pastel art deco strip of South Beach (which has now expanded north to Mid Beach with destinations like the Faena Hotel) to the clean, manicured Design District, which is the place to head for browsing the glossiest global brands from Fendi to Tom Ford. It’s not just about partying, sunshine and shopping though; culture is not forgotten. Miami has some world-class art museums and galleries that stage their best shows during the first week of December, when international art fair Art Basel Miami Beach rolls into town – and with it, the Hollywood and Silicon Valley elite. Whether visiting during this glamorous art whirl, or some other time, we’ve selected a host of restaurants, stores, spas and clubs for discerning, design-loving visitors to explore all year round.
Ian Schrager’s mega hotel includes Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s supper club-like Matador Room and a basement club which rather bizarrely comes with a bowling alley and ice rink. Read more