Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

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.
Astor Hotel
The classic Art Deco design oozes understated style and draws in an exclusive crowd...
Bentley Hotel & Beach Hotel
Like a cool kid who doesn't have to brag, The Bentley is one of Miami's most understated stays - but doesn't disappoint with creature comforts galore and a rooftop pool (a must in this sun-soaked city of sin).
Betsy
As the name suggest, the Betsy is all about cutesy chic, with seekers of solitude descending on its quiet Ocean Drive location for peace, quiet and creature comforts galore.
Biltmore Hotel
Follow Bill Clinton to the Biltmore hotel and revel in luxury under hand-painted vaulted ceilings.
Café Abracci
Cafe Abracci could well be our top lunch location in Coral Gables.
Café Prima Pasta
Lionel Richie says it's the place to eat, but the food really is of high quality.
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.
Casa Tua
Extortionately priced food but it is out of this world.
Cavalier
A charming restaurant with adventurous Italian fare - just don't try to understand the waiters.
Club Deuce
The authentic Miami dive bar 'The Deuce' caters for every fetish.
Colony Theater
A range of performance arts can be enjoyed at the Colony Theater, an Art Deco gem that stands proud on Lincoln Road.
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.
Delano Hotel
A new version of South Beach's original icon.
Dolce Italian
Drag yourself off the beach and into this haven of Italian refinement for the finest Italian on the landmark Collins Avenue. 
Doral Golf Resort
Argyle-clad golf fans can't get enough of The Doral, which boasts no less than five championship golf courses across 34,000 yards.
Ferrari
There's only one thing cooler than owning a Ferrari - and that's owning a Ferrari and all the goodies that go with it. Stock up on said items here.
Fisher Island Club
Take your time to zone out on your own little island...
Fly Boutique
New and vintage clothes are sold at Fly Boutique, one of Miami's trendiest fashion emporiums.
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...
Jerry’s Famous Deli
Open 24 hours, Jerry's will always be there for you. With a mind-boggling 250 item menu, there is something for everyone, especially if you're craving piled-high pastrami.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Joe's Stone Crabs are where it's at if you are a crab fanatic.
Katsuya
Undeniably some of the finest sushi in Miami in equally delicious surroundings. 
Kill Your Idol
Kitschy-dive bar aesthetic is an refreshing South Beach antidote...
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.
Lowe Museum
With 13,000 pieces on show, many from the ancient world, Lowe is a must-visit museum for the discerning art-lover.
Maximo Gomez Park
Watching chess is not a fun experience, unless the Cuban dudes are playing.
Miami Dolphins
Go Dolphins! Take in a game at the Sun Life Stadium, complete with foam finger.
Miami Hurricanes
As Florida's favourite sports team, the Hurricanes can do no wrong - unless they lost (which they don't do often).
National
The National talks a big SoBe game with perhaps the best-looking pool in town...
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.
Passage to India
Passage to India sells bohemian trinkets to hippies with an eye for style.
Romeo’s Café
Romeo will take your breath away in his darling little café.
Sagamore
Not even Hercule Poirot could find a stray finger print here. The Sagamore is immaculate...
Setai Grill
Be lulled into the sumptuousness of dark wooden panelling and pearl that cocoons the Setai and prepare for a feast. 
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 Raleigh
A regular photo shoot location and a hang-out for locals. Stylish, and it knows it...
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 Shore Club
Everybody wants a piece of the Shore Club. It is one of the pillars of Miami decadence...
The Stage
Some of the best live music in Florida served with a chilled Southern vibe. 

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