Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

Wolfsonian-FIU
The largest collection of political propaganda from both world wars, and an extensive selection of items from the U.S. and Europe in the modern era; prepare to be impressed.
Waldorf Towers
A modern Art-Deco design together with the promise of absolute Miami fun makes Woldorf Towers an ideal location for a hair-letting-down-session...
Twist
Tongue and Cheek
Tongue & Cheek doesn't take itself too seriously but the relaxed vibe belies the genius in the kitchen. 
The Victor Hotel
Jaques Garcia's jellyfish-themed boutique hotel draws in the celebs and their followers...
The Viceroy
Don't wander about the Viceroy under the influence; the interiors are trippy, to say the least, with an outdoor living space that's got more than a little Alice in Wonderland about 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. 
The Shore Club
Everybody wants a piece of the Shore Club. It is one of the pillars of Miami decadence...
The Setai
Number one hotel in Miami if you are a high-roller...
The Regent Cocktail Bar
Step back in time and settle down in this charmingly old-school and suavely elegant cocktail bar for some serious alcohol-appreciation time...
The Raleigh
A regular photo shoot location and a hang-out for locals. Stylish, and it knows it...
The Miami Beach EDITION
A glamourous oceanside hotel with a luxury spa and signature restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, The Miami Beach EDITION promises guests nothing but sun, fun, and decadently good times.
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? 
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.
St. Regis Bal Harbour
Opulence Miami-style - sell the family silver, you'll never want to leave. 
Spire Bar
A hide-away roof-top bar, lit by The Hotel's Tiffany spire.
Skyline
Joining the Mile High Club at Skyline is much easier than in the confines of a cramped toilet 30,000-feet up; with its entire concept based around air travel, it's frivolous Miami fun at its finest (and most ridiculous).
Setai Grill
Be lulled into the sumptuousness of dark wooden panelling and pearl that cocoons the Setai and prepare for a feast. 
Rec Rooms
South Beach retro club from Amy Sacco's stable promises great things...
Pubbelly
A critically acclaimed gastropub in Miami Beach, the small dishes at Pubbelly have an Asian twist and more than one nod from the James Beard Foundation.
Prime One Twelve
Excellent steak, a prime location and the type of clientele that the paparazzi loves.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
Housed in an eco-friendly, multi-million dollar space, the Pérez Art Museum Miami showcases 20th and 21st century international contemporary art.
Pelican
This Diesel-inspired, 30-themed room hotel is the most original in Miami. It oozes flair.
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.
Ola
Ola's cerviche's hit the spot.
Nobu
There's sushi, and then there's Nobu Matsuhisa's sushi. Opened in 1999, Las Vegas Nobu, which earned a four-star rating from Mobil, is one of the brightest stars in Matsuhisa's stellar culinary empire.
NIU Kitchen
A Catalan tapas restaurant, NIU Kitchen casts a gastronomic glow over its corner of Downtown Miami with its flavour-packed dishes.
National
The National talks a big SoBe game with perhaps the best-looking pool in town...
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.
Lords South Beach
The first truly gay hotel slap in the middle of South Beach...
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
A Peruvian restaurant in the luxe surrounds of the Mandarin Oriental, La Mar by Gaston Acurio offers superlative cuisine and views of the Miami skyline.
Kidrobot
Take the little 'uns to Kidrobot; a stylish shrine to toys and clothes for luxury-loving kids.
Khong River House
Sublimely authentic Thai food with a gin selection to match. 
Katsuya
Undeniably some of the finest sushi in Miami in equally delicious surroundings. 
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.... 
James Royal Palm
Stunningly restored with a new feel as laid back as the amenities and service are sharp. 
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.
Gansevoort Miami Beach
Gansevoort Miami Beach knows what beach bunnies want, and gives it to them by the bucket-and-spade load with a ludicrously oversized beach club and a breathtaking rooftop pool and bar. And that's before you even step a well-heeled foot inside.
Gale South Beach
A glamorous hotel that makes the most of its Tropical Art Deco style and unobstructed rooftop views of the ocean, the Gale South Beach is a local legend.
Fontainebleau
Most will recognise the Fontainebleau from Goldfinger, but non-film fanatics will still appreciate the hotel for its extremely well-appointed rooms and more awe-inspiring amenities than you can shake a gold finger at...

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