Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

Club Monaco
Chic yet affordable style at this classic wear label with a penchant for monochRome colour.
Casa Tua
Extortionately priced food but it is out of this world.
Arsht Center
Not a dime of the $470-million that went into the Arsht Center was wasted: with an opera house, concert hall, theatre, plaza and restaurant inside, it has everything you need for a cultured evening out.
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
Some of the best fast food in Miami and certainly some of the healthiest if only you can resist the frozen margaritas...
Kill Your Idol
Kitschy-dive bar aesthetic is an refreshing South Beach antidote...
Spa at the Setai
The Setai is the best hotel on South Beach, so it makes sense that its spa is one of the best too. Giving pampering and preening an Oriental twist, its treatments are truly indulgent.
Wood Tavern
Authentically hip beer garden and bar that draws an arty crowd from the Design District...
Vizcaya Museum
Boasting antiques from the 16th to 19th centuries, this stately home is a stunner; if you're craving a bit of glamour away from South Beach, Vizcaya is the place to be.
Merrick Park
Shop til you drop at The Village on San Lorenzo Avenue, proof - if ever there was any - that Miami's spending power is still going strong.
Belinda’s
Belinda's offers homemade clothing with a hippy, bohemian twist.
Circa 39
Circa 39 is a cheeky Art Deco establishment near acres of free sand...
National
The National talks a big SoBe game with perhaps the best-looking pool in town...
Mynt Lounge
Golddiggers and celebrities abound at Mynt Lounge, where fame and fortune are requisites for getting past the ridiculously taut velvet ropes outside.
Passage to India
Passage to India sells bohemian trinkets to hippies with an eye for style.
La Provencal
Fabulous French fare is served up at La Provencal, where culinary superstar chefs Terrou and Antoniotti have crafted the perfect menu.
Luxury Car Rentals
You're nobody in Miami until you're behind the wheel of a suitably stylish supercar. Get in and get the girls.
American Airlines Arena
Expect to see a few celebs in the crowd at the American Airlines Arena, particularly if the Miami Heat are playing.
Fisher Island Club
Take your time to zone out on your own little island...
Versailles
Cuban classics abound on the menu at Versailles (ignore the French name), which is always packed out with locals. A good sign, if ever there was one.
Meat Market
As the name suggests, Meat Market is where bloodthirsty carnivores come to indulge in doorstop-sized slabs of perfectly-cooked meat; vegetarians beware!
Maximo Gomez Park
Watching chess is not a fun experience, unless the Cuban dudes are playing.
Agora
One-of-a-kind trinkets line the shelves at Agora, where locals rub shoulders with tourists over shelves of offbeat accessories from afar.
Pasha’s
A mouthwatering Mediterranean menu awaits at Pasha's, which sits in prime position on the corner of Lincoln Road; vegetarians flock here here for its wide range of non-carnivorous offerings.
Mansion
A perfect example of glitzy Miami nightlife, Mansion delivers six VIP areas, five dance rooms and very pricey cocktails, but if you're looking for a piece of the celebrity scene, you can get it here.
Juvia
With the panoramic, penthouse view, the lithe, Latino bods languidly lounging and the exquisite creations on your plate you'll need a third eye to soak it all up.... 
Astor Hotel
The classic Art Deco design oozes understated style and draws in an exclusive crowd...
Post Blue Jean Co.
Those who appreciate a good pair of jeans should head to Post Blue Jean Co., which is a shrine to the denim staple.
Cocowalk
Not a huge number of shops, but nice outdoor venue is a change from the usual soul-less, heavily air-conditioned retail spots.
Canyon Ranch
Spa junkies will be familiar with the Canyon Ranch name; as one of most renowned spa companies in the U.S., the Florida outpost is every bit as luxurious as you'd expect.
Zuma
Zuma - which has outposts in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Istanbul - has a home in Miami, and what a home it is. Decked out by interior designer Noriyoshi Muramatsu, the décor is suitably decadent and the food even more so.
Romeo’s Café
Romeo will take your breath away in his darling little café.
Café Prima Pasta
Lionel Richie says it's the place to eat, but the food really is of high quality.
Van Dyke Café
Miami's only jazz bar, the Van Dyke is a popular tourist spot and perfect for a post-shopping bite. Tuck into a range of burgers, salads and pizzas with live jazz in the background.
Pelican Café
The Pelican Hotel is as hedonistic as they come. Trust us, we know.
News Café
Beginning life as a bookstore, News Café is now a fully-fledged lunch spot with a patio flanked by umbrellas and a menu that stretches way beyond simple sandwiches.
Miss Yip Café
Pop-in for challengingly-sized portions of Hong Kong cuisine and a delightfully shabby-chic interior. Always packed with regulars, which should tell you something.
Icebox Café
If it's good enough for Oprah and her yo-yoing waistline, then the cakes at Icebox Café are certainly good enough for us.
David’s Café
Have hangover food ordered directly to your spot on the beach from David's Café, which serves up tasty home-cooked Cuban fare on Collins Avenue.
Cardozo Café
Cardozo's offers excellent service and is an attractive option for a late breakfast or lunch.
Café Nuvó
Quirkiness abounds at Café Nuvó, in everything from its arty interiors through to its dedicated pet menu; the mojitos are to-get-drunk-for.

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