Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

Florida Marlins
Baseball is big business in Florida, which is why the Florida Marlins are so beloved in their hometown of Miami.
Mekka
As one of Downtown's most versatile spaces, Mekka is home to four (or five) clubs in one; indeed, even the most demanding dance floor divas are sure to find something to suit their fickle moods.
The Cypress Room
A timely reminder that fine dining still has its place and starched table cloths and buttoned-up waiters aren't just the reserve of period dramas.
Sagamore
Not even Hercule Poirot could find a stray finger print here. The Sagamore is immaculate...
Doral Golf Resort
Argyle-clad golf fans can't get enough of The Doral, which boasts no less than five championship golf courses across 34,000 yards.
Colony Theater
A range of performance arts can be enjoyed at the Colony Theater, an Art Deco gem that stands proud on Lincoln Road.
De Rodriguez on Ocean
Owned and run by chef Douglas Rodriguez - something of a celebrity in South Beach and once name-dropped by Newsweek - De Rodriquez on Ocean serves up high-end Cuban cuisine on Ocean Drive.
Soho Beach House
Glamorous members' only hotel with a sophisticated vibe.
Aventura Mall
Everything you would expect: a bucket load of shops in which to burn your hard-earned cash.
Tantra
Things get feisty here after dinner, especially on Monday nights; expect the tables to be hopping with more than just cocktails as the night progresses.
Miami Ballooning
Ballooning will give you the best view of the areas surrounding Miami, but there's nothing average about this flight; Don will take you for a ride you will never forget.
Dean’s Gold
Catering for both men and women, gay and straight, this gentleman's club is widely regarded as the finest in Miami.
Chelsea Hotel
Stylish yet ever so slightly budget, this hotel is a favourite of young models.
AG Adriano Goldschmied
Denim is king at AG Adriano Goldschmied, which houses premium jeans in a sleek, sexy setting.
Diesel
Jeans with attitude. In fact, everything with attitude at Diesel. And, goodness, does it pay off.
Talavera
Waving the flag for authentic Mexcian cuisine in Miami is Talavera, which champions a menu of intense flavours. Be sure to wash everything down with a margarita or three.
Ortanique
You'd never guess that co-owner and chef Cindy Hutson was self-taught; the menu at Ortanique is to-dine-for, fusing together cuisines from South America, North America, Asia and the Caribbean.
Uncle Sam’s Music
DJs stock up on new (and old) tunes at Uncle Sam's Music, where vinyl is God and the customers nothing but local subjects.
Ferrari
There's only one thing cooler than owning a Ferrari - and that's owning a Ferrari and all the goodies that go with it. Stock up on said items here.
Delano Hotel
A new version of South Beach's original icon.
A1 Limousine
While limos may be considered tacky everywhere else in the world, they're still considered fair game in Miami. Ride like nobody's watching.
Victoria’s Secret
And we didn't think SoBe's fashionistas could wear much less. Apparently they can, particularly when clad in lacy underthings from Victoria's Secret.
Lowe Museum
With 13,000 pieces on show, many from the ancient world, Lowe is a must-visit museum for the discerning art-lover.
Vue/Passage Bar
Flanking the pool at Hotel Victor, Vue/Passage Bar is made up of two connected areas that cater to all your eating and drinking needs. Great as your first port of call.
Fontana
Found at the Biltmore Hotel, Fontana is the perfect place for a languid lunch beneath a parasol; work off the calories with a lap in the oversized pool afterwards.
Bass Art Museum
The Bass has a well-deserved reputation for being a top art museum.
Lucky Brand
If Lucky Brand jeans are good enough for the world's shiniest superstars, then they're certainly good enough for us; snap them up here.
Original Penguin
With so many golf courses in Florida, it makes sense to stock up on argyle-patterned fashion at Original Penguin.
The Room
One of the best-hidden secrets that SoBe has to offer. Try a tipple from their international selection of beer and wine, but don't expect a cocktail anytime soon.
Affliction
Get the Miami look at Affliction, where a graphic tee is sure to pack a punch.
Bebe
If anywhere knows what women want, it's Bebe; its cool clothes are perfect for sultry SoBe nights.
Safari Bar
Whether it's people-watching outside on the terrace or cocktail-sipping inside at the bar, the Safari Bar is one of the coolest places to chillax in the city; happy-hour makes it even better.
Alessandra Gold Concept Store
A concept store so cutting edge it should come with a safety warning.
Spire Bar
A hide-away roof-top bar, lit by The Hotel's Tiffany spire.
The Bar at Level 25
As is suggested by its name, The Bar at Level 25 is 25 floors up in the Espirito Santos building; inside are potent cocktails, a celebratory crowd and some of the best vistas in Miami.
Gordon Biersch Brewery
The official let's-get-sloshed-after-work venue.
The Broken Shaker
An utterly charming outdoor garden filled with somnolescent sofas and armchairs glowing under strings of fairy lights provide a picture-perfect backdrop to sip what some say are the finest hand-crafted cocktails in Miami.
Puma Store
Fitness-orientated Miami loves the Puma Store, which stocks an extensive range of style-conscious sportswear.
Sky Dive Miami
Take a leap of faith with Sky Dive Miami, where you'll plummet towards the city face-first either solo or tandem. Either way, it's an adrenaline-pumping experience indeed.
Spiga
No attitude, just good Italian food in a smart setting.

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