Vibrant, Sexy and Sublime in Miami Ready For Yachts Miami Beach
Sexy, sleek, and splashed in sultry sunshine – is there any wonder we all fall for Miami’s charms? For those seeking all American ports of call infused with stunning Latino flavor and parties after dark – then Miami is the place to be. With the highly-coveted Miami Boat Show gliding into town on the 16th-20th February, this makes Miami the ultimate place to play.
After sailing into port, we suggest booking in for the VIP experience. Aboard the iced white 111ft luxury yacht docked on Pier 9, you can find a truly exclusive lounge. Sip champagne, mingle with the stars, and listen to Vogue DJ Mauricio Parra spin the decks. Keep your eye on the horizon watching the finest fleet of superyachts sail by before returning to your own exclusive yacht charter for a private dinner with sommelier service and a remarkable pink hued sunset. Take a look at our guide of where to splurge, sip, and play on Miami’s cosmopolitan shores.
Where to Dine
Miami hasn’t always been a highly-revered foodie capital; often swapping its status for gourmet dining in favor of incredible Cuban Libre’s at the hottest bars. Yet the fusion of Cuban meets the south style cooking is starting to carve its own reputation in the sugar soft sands. For fabulous French cuisine that would be right at home on the Riviera head to Palme d’Or in the beautiful Biltmore Hotel. Gregory Pugin trained under the beady eye of the brilliant Joel Robuchon, and is the proud owner of a Michelin star. His cooking is refined without the fuss; think Alaskan crab with watermelon radish, avocado, and lime, knuckles of lobster in a dense vanilla cream, and tender scallops adorned with frothy chestnut bacon foam.
Joe’s Stone Crab is a Miami institution and since 1913 it has been welcoming presidents and movie stars to sit at their tables. The atmosphere is always fresh and lively, and while there may not be swaths of white linen and sparkling chandeliers; the wine always flows and the King Crab Claws and Wild Oysters are as fresh as they come. Perfect for a laid-back lunch rubbing shoulders with the A list crowd.
Azul is one of those award-winning restaurants that boasts floor to ceiling windows and stunning views of the bay come dusk. The menu is a mesmerizing blend of Mediterranean flavors and Asian influence. Class vintage wines are dusted off and watching the lights glitter across the skyline makes for a magical evening worthy of your best pearls.
Where to Party
High energy and the high life come together at the exclusive Liv Nightclub. If you aren’t on the list, you certainly aren’t coming in to this 18 thousand square feet club brimming with beautiful people and world class DJ’s. Book a skybox for signature table service, throw down on the dance floor, and party the night away at the place to see and be seen. Exceptionally high dress code applies.
If you don’t happen to pass the red velvet rope over at Liv, then you can sip Cristal Champagne in Story. This is another of Miami’s hip and happening spots that marks South Beach as one of the hottest places to be after dark. VIP tables are in high demand at Story, and every night the club transforms into an extravagant circus style soiree – all sparkly lights, cosmic colors, and a vibe that cannot be matched anywhere else.
For those wanting something a little more relaxed on those sultry south beach evenings – El Tucan is as freestyle and fabulous as it comes. The Cuban Cabaret joint is renowned for being filled with celebs and Victoria Secret models looking to escape the thronging dancefloors and sip something sweet to the soft sounds of jazz.
Where to Play
When you aren’t lowering your Gucci shades to admire the glorious superyachts at the Boat Show, Miami is a pleasure lover’s paradise. Of course, you can always kick back on your yacht with a cocktail in hand, take the tender and water toys out, or indulge in perfect pampering with your own onboard spa.
Those who want to seek their pleasures in the city can shop for inspiring new pieces around the Wynwood Arts District. The Bal Harbor Shops is another spot to splurge – this glorious open air mall is a wonder of tropical landscaping, Koi pools, and art. This is the spot where the most revered European designers select to showcase their first look stores outside of NYC.
Miami is a kingdom for the rich and the famous, but sometimes you want to escape from the glitz and glamor and back into nature. The Everglades are an incredible landscape – dense and green and purely wild. Take the adventure of a lifetime with a millionaire’s voyage into the heart of the humid Florida swamps. A private helicopter will charter you high above Miami’s skyline until you touch down in the everglades, ready for a luxury airboat tour, rustic gourmet lunch, and up close and personal encounters with nature.