Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

American Airlines Arena
Expect to see a few celebs in the crowd at the American Airlines Arena, particularly if the Miami Heat are playing.
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...
Automatic Slims
Picture a room full of America's Top model contestants and a lorry load of randy jocks.
Bass Art Museum
The Bass has a well-deserved reputation for being a top art museum.
Bay of Pigs Museum
The Bay of Pigs Museum tells the fascinating story of Cuban exiles-turned-operatives during the CIA's top secret mission to invade Cuba in 1961.
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.
Blackbird Ordinary
The perfect opportunity for the hidden hedonist to let loose and release that mid-week bender.
Blue Collar
Lashings of waistband-busting comfort food classics are the draw at Blue Collar, Daniel Serfer’s laid-back restaurant in the MiMo Historic District.
Blue Moon
A tranquil, picturesque hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach, just seconds from the beach...
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.
COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
The COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach is an Art Deco hotel with sweeping views out over the Atlantic Ocean, a spa, and delicious dining and drinking venues.
Dash
Dash needs little introduction; as the boutique belonging to the crazy Kardashian clan, it's had more than enough exposure across hours of reality TV footage.
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.
De Rodriguez on Ocean
Owned and run by chef Douglas Rodriguez - something of a celebrity in South Beach and once name-dropped by Newsweek - De Rodriquez on Ocean serves up high-end Cuban cuisine on Ocean Drive.
Dean’s Gold
Catering for both men and women, gay and straight, this gentleman's club is widely regarded as the finest in Miami.
EAST, Miami
EAST, Miami makes the views of surrounding Brickell one of its main design features, throwing in fine dining and drinking and a luxe pool for good measure.
Florida Marlins
Baseball is big business in Florida, which is why the Florida Marlins are so beloved in their hometown of Miami.
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.
Holocaust Memorial
A desperately sad, moving and powerful experience.
ISA Boutique
Elegant one-stop-shop that ensures you're as cool from the top of your head to the tips of your toes in the latest fashions. 
La Locanda
Two small-time restaurateurs stick two fingers up at the flashy South Beach restaurants.
Lords South Beach
The first truly gay hotel slap in the middle of South Beach...
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.
Mekka
As one of Downtown's most versatile spaces, Mekka is home to four (or five) clubs in one; indeed, even the most demanding dance floor divas are sure to find something to suit their fickle moods.
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).
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.
Peter Lik Gallery
Find magnificent landscape photos for show and for sale at the Peter Lik Gallery on Lincoln Road.
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.
Rubell Collection
Founded by Don and Mera Rubell, the Rubell Family Collection comrpises big names such as Damien Hirst and Cindy Sherman; a 40,000-edition strong research library adds depth.
Sagamore
Not even Hercule Poirot could find a stray finger print here. The Sagamore is immaculate...
Sanctuary
An oasis of calm style, the Sanctuary is a stroll away from the sexy fun of Collins Avenue...
Score
Score reminds SoBe that this is still gay-friendly town; follow the large black and red target logo and do as the name suggests.
Tapas Y Tintos
Charge your glass full of vino tinto while listening to the Gypsy Kings.
The Broken Shaker
An utterly charming outdoor garden filled with somnolescent sofas and armchairs glowing under strings of fairy lights provide a picture-perfect backdrop to sip what some say are the finest hand-crafted cocktails in Miami.
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? 

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