Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

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.
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.
Urban Outfitters
Low-key but no less stylish, Urban Outfitters has Miami's coolest kids looking sharp whatever the weather.
Tuccia di Capri
Feet aren't generally attractive, unless they're stuffed into a pair of Tuccia di Capri designer sandals.
Tongue and Cheek
Tongue & Cheek doesn't take itself too seriously but the relaxed vibe belies the genius in the kitchen. 
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 Shop
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 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.
The Dutch
Understated glamour and excellent neighbourhood cooking in the W South Beach...
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.
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.
Taschen
Treasure tomes abound at Taschen, a temple to glossy photo-books and coffee table treasures.
Tarpoon Lagoon
With so many manmade wrecks along Miami's coastline, there's plenty of life to see beneath the water; take a dive with Tarpoon Lagoon.
Star Image
So many clothes but nothing to wear? Head to Star Image, which will have you looking like the SoBe superstar you are.
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.
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.
Spa at The Standard
The spa is the Standard Hotel's signature amenity, so you can bet your bottom dollar it's good. In fact we can testify that it is one of the best on South Beach, so make like a superstar and step inside.
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.
South Florida Limos
Rock up to the red carpet like the SoBe superstar you are courtesy of South Florida Limos.
Smith & Wollensky
Meaty classics by the waterside.
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.
Setai Grill
Be lulled into the sumptuousness of dark wooden panelling and pearl that cocoons the Setai and prepare for a feast. 
Ruff N Tuff Paintball
Unleash the fury at Ruff N Tuff Paintball, where you can shoot friends and family across three different battlegrounds. Extremely therapeutic.
Ritz South Beach Spa
Looks are everything in Miami, which is why it's important to pamper yourself before you hit the town. Do so in style at the Ritz Carlton's in-house spa, which will have you relaxed and rejuvenated in no time.
Rec Rooms
South Beach retro club from Amy Sacco's stable promises great things...
Rainbow
Children and women first is the general rule of thumb when a ship is sinking, and it's also the case at Rainbow, a store specialising in little people and their stylish mothers.
Puma Store
Fitness-orientated Miami loves the Puma Store, which stocks an extensive range of style-conscious sportswear.
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.
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. 
Pelican Café
The Pelican Hotel is as hedonistic as they come. Trust us, we know.
Original Penguin
With so many golf courses in Florida, it makes sense to stock up on argyle-patterned fashion at Original Penguin.
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.
Nicole Miller
Gents, watch your credit cards - there'll be no stopping the lady in your life once she's stepped into Nicole Miller.
Mynt Lounge
Golddiggers and celebrities abound at Mynt Lounge, where fame and fortune are requisites for getting past the ridiculously taut velvet ropes outside.
Miami Flightseeing
Treat a loved one to a sunset flight in your own private aircraft at Miami Flightseeing - guaranteed to get the sparks flying all over again.

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...

X

Follow Us