Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

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.
Mova
As is expected of Miami - and indeed, a gay lounge - Mova serves up multi-coloured cocktails amid fabulously flamboyant surroundings.
Bahia
An authentic downtown haunt for the business elite.
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Music, comedy and theatre can all be enjoyed at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater, a 6,500-seat outdoor performance space.
Miami Kite Boarding
Take off with Miami Kite Boarding, which will have you flying high above the waves in no time.
Osteria del Teatro
Top Italian in the heart of the South Beach freak show.
The Forge
Scarface would have eaten here, Scarface wannabes eat here now. The wine cellar is enormous and the food - a mixture of meats and seafood - is verging on the outstanding. Book well in advance for your Wednesday night thriller.
Dolce Italian
Drag yourself off the beach and into this haven of Italian refinement for the finest Italian on the landmark Collins Avenue. 
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.
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.
LIV
Gloss has a home at LIV, where glitter balls and strobe lighting abounds.
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.
The Raleigh
A regular photo shoot location and a hang-out for locals. Stylish, and it knows it...
The Vagabond
Three stages keeps a seemingly endless supply of global DJ's, cool bands and quirky acts the pick of the cool bunch. 
Miami Hurricanes
As Florida's favourite sports team, the Hurricanes can do no wrong - unless they lost (which they don't do often).
The Shore Club
Everybody wants a piece of the Shore Club. It is one of the pillars of Miami decadence...
Crandon Golf Course
The Crandon Golf links course is as famed for its tropical environs as it is for its golf.
Twist
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finnegan’s Way
Get your sports bar hit at Finnegan's Way with lager and greasy fries.

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