Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

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.
Biltmore Tennis
Sharpen up your serve with a pro at Biltmore Tennis, set inside the suitably sumptuous grounds of the oversized Biltmore Hotel complex.
The Electric Pickle
Ignore the pretentious air of their blurb but take their own words as a hedonists call to arms - an intimate, liquor fuelled love machine - need we say more? 
Banana Republic
Get the preppy look at Banana Republic; geek chic is so now.
Exclusive Auto Rental
There's nowhere better suited to a roof-down convertible than Miami, which is why petrol heads flock to Exclusive Auto Rental to pick one up.
The Vagabond
Three stages keeps a seemingly endless supply of global DJ's, cool bands and quirky acts the pick of the cool bunch. 
The Raleigh
A regular photo shoot location and a hang-out for locals. Stylish, and it knows it...
Miami Hurricanes
As Florida's favourite sports team, the Hurricanes can do no wrong - unless they lost (which they don't do often).
Crandon Golf Course
The Crandon Golf links course is as famed for its tropical environs as it is for its golf.
The Shore Club
Everybody wants a piece of the Shore Club. It is one of the pillars of Miami decadence...
Florida Yacht
You're nobody in Miami until you're whizzing along the ocean in a suitably powerful boat. After all, in this town size is everything.
Ziff Jewish Museum
A museum and former synagogue that represents the history of the large Jewish community in Miami.
Twist
Harley Rentals
Rip along Miami's highways astride a Harley police in hot pursuit.
PHS Helicopters Over Miami
Get a bird's eye of Miami via helicopter at PHS; there are a number of choppers to choose from and a range of routes to fly. Hop over to the local winery with the ultimate in transportation. 
Elemis Spa
Indulge yourself at the Elemis Spa after hitting the shops and ease the stresses and strains of everyday life like a true superstar.
Dolce Italian
Drag yourself off the beach and into this haven of Italian refinement for the finest Italian on the landmark Collins Avenue. 
Sugarcane
Spacious and sumptuous, Sugarcane draws on inspiration from Havana Nights with beamed ceilings and oversized fans; its menu, which combines a number of different cuisines, is a triumph.
Star Image
So many clothes but nothing to wear? Head to Star Image, which will have you looking like the SoBe superstar you are.
Art Deco
The awe-inspiring Art Deco that lines South Beach is one of Miami's defining features, so be sure to take it all in - camera in-hand.
LIV
Gloss has a home at LIV, where glitter balls and strobe lighting abounds.
Taschen
Treasure tomes abound at Taschen, a temple to glossy photo-books and coffee table treasures.
Dog Bar
Keep your dog in the manner to which it's undoubtedly become accustomed at Dog Bar, where a dog isn't just a dog; it's a pampered prince/ss.
Tuccia di Capri
Feet aren't generally attractive, unless they're stuffed into a pair of Tuccia di Capri designer sandals.
Tiramesu
Sit outside and soak up the sun alongside the locals in this no-nonsense restaurant with delicious Italian served simple, fast and at a decent price. Perfect for that authentic cappuccino to relax or recharge.
Caffe Abbracci
While its interiors could do with a style overhaul - the décor is more Miami Vice than Miami Nice - Caffe Abbracci has succeeded where others have failed through good service and a reliable menu of Italian favourites.
La Sanwicherie
Fit-to-bursting baguettes and overstuffed sandwiches are the order of the day at La Sandwicherie, which is the perfect place to come to stock up for a beach picnic.
Little Havana
Come to the Cuban capital of Miami to soak up some local culture, deliciously strong coffee and observe the cigar-puffing elderly men play a laid-back game of chess. As authentic as they come.
Space
Get your glow sticks swinging at this so-late-you-can-watch-the-sunrise club in Downtown; Space cranks out music by the 'Royal Family of DJs', giving you opportunity to literally dance the night away.
Club Madonna
Your only choice for strippers right here and right now on South Beach.
Bal Harbour Shops
The Bal Harbour mall is where it's at for every label under the sun.
Morgan’s
American comfort food classics are served up at Morgan's, albeit with a contemporary twist; interesting interior design adds to its panache.
Catalina Hotel
Excellently located, the Catalina is a subtle retreat perched beside the big boys of the South Beach Group.
Deco Collection
It's all here at Deco Collection, from clothes to music, all set against a stark white backdrop.
Base
With everything under one roof - from clothes to music - Base in a one-stop credit card-punishing stop.

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