Shopping, Noshing and Artsy Pursuits in Miami’s Design District

Any connoisseur of high fashion and art knows the Miami Design District is one of the best places to look for the latest fashion offerings while getting a dose of delectable cuisine and artistic eye candy.

The Miami Grand Prix may have pulled you to Miami for excitement in the first place, but the Miami Design District is the icing on the cake for retail therapy, art and culture. It is here you will find luxury shops carrying designs from Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Fendi. Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Prada, Balenciaga, Hermes, Vacheron, Christian Louboutin and Chanel. Many elite travelers make the trip to Miami just to get their regular jolts from this trendy area that’s home to more than 60 fashion boutiques, not to mention ground-breaking art, design, architecture and culture.

Boutiques in Which to Spend Time and Money

Here is a list of just some additional luxury boutiques in the design district in which you are bound to find treasures – clothes, shoes, accessories, home décor and more:

  • Alexander McQueen
  • B&B Italia
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Burberry
  • Bvlgari
  • Cartier
  • Céline
  • Congruent Space
  • Ganni
  • Givenchy
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Valentino
  • Ximena Kavalekas
Alexander McQueen shop in the Design District [Source: miamidesigndistrict.net]

Art Installations Not to Miss

There are a few incredible artworks you really should see while you’re in the area. Here is a list of some of them:

  • Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome: 140 NE 39th Street
  • Conscious Actions by GT2P: Paseo Ponti, 163 NE 39th Street
  • Dabsmyla: 160 NE 41th Street
  • Jokester 2: Paula Crown: 95 NE 40th Street
  • Museum Garage Façade: 90 NE 41st Street
  • Xavier Veilhan: Le Corbusier: 140 NE 39th Street, 2nd Floor

If you have the whole day to spend in the area, you might want to get a private tour guide to take you around to these installations. A guide will provide you with the history behind them.

Museum Garage Facade, Design District, Miami [Source: miamidesigndistrict.net]


Break for a Bite

It’s easy to get wrapped up in everything there is to see and do in the design district. You might suddenly realize you haven’t had anything to eat or drink. Luckily, there are many cafés, restaurants and lounges where you can sit and relax for a while, get refueled and be on your way again. You might consider these:

Baccarat Boutique B Bar and Lounge

This quaint space offers indoor and outdoor dining. Colorful décor will liven you up. All drinks and food is served in and on Baccarat crystal. For lunch, consider the Nicoise or red quinoa salad, a turkey and brie sandwich or smoked salmon toast. Wash your lunch down with a glass of California chardonnay.

Baccarat Boutique B Bar and Lounge [Source: baccarat.com]

OTL

OTL offers the right atmosphere with coffee, breakfast, drinks, sandwiches, pastries, and more in an airy, Instagram-worthy location. The nut butter toast is obsession-worthy and give the matcha latté a try. There are plenty of vegan and gluten-free dishes as well.

Swan & Bar Bevy

Swan is an indoor/outdoor dining venue. The menu focuses on seasonal and market-driven ingredients, bringing bold flavors to the forefront of your dining experience. You will find refined rustic cuisine and dynamic communal plates, offering something for everyone. If you’re with a friend, share a spicy salami pizza with hot honey!

After getting tired out by all that retail therapy and art, you need a gorgeous and elegant place to wind down and rest your feet. You will find that in Villa Siren, a waterfront estate complete with top-level amenities like a private elevator, wine cellar, outdoor pool, cinema room and a lovely outdoor dining area.

LVH has one desire for its guests – that they have the time of their lives while on vacation. Your happiness is paramount to us. Give us the green light and we will not only arrange luxurious, full service accommodations for you, but plan comprehensive itineraries around whatever you would like to do – like shopping!

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