Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

Ziff Jewish Museum
A museum and former synagogue that represents the history of the large Jewish community in Miami.
World Erotic Art Museum
Sex sells, as they say, and that was certainly the case when Naomi Wilzig started snapping up erotic artefacts more than 20 years ago; her collection can be found at the World Erotic Art Museum. Try not to blush.
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...
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.
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.
Uncle Sam’s Music
DJs stock up on new (and old) tunes at Uncle Sam's Music, where vinyl is God and the customers nothing but local subjects.
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 Vagabond
Three stages keeps a seemingly endless supply of global DJ's, cool bands and quirky acts the pick of the cool bunch. 
The Townhouse
The Townhouse pulls off the homely feel with chic aplomb...
The Stage
Some of the best live music in Florida served with a chilled Southern vibe. 
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 River
You can always go Downtown, someone once said - and that's exactly what we recommend you do for The River, which serves up piled-high plates of sumptuous seafood.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Tapas Y Tintos
Charge your glass full of vino tinto while listening to the Gypsy Kings.
St. Regis Bal Harbour
Opulence Miami-style - sell the family silver, you'll never want to leave. 
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.
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.
Sanctuary
An oasis of calm style, the Sanctuary is a stroll away from the sexy fun of Collins Avenue...
Sagamore
Not even Hercule Poirot could find a stray finger print here. The Sagamore is immaculate...
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.
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.
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. 
Peter Lik Gallery
Find magnificent landscape photos for show and for sale at the Peter Lik Gallery on Lincoln Road.
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.
Morgan’s
American comfort food classics are served up at Morgan's, albeit with a contemporary twist; interesting interior design adds to its panache.
Miami Ultimate Frisbee
Frisbee a serious competitor sport? Only in Miami.
Miami Kite Boarding
Take off with Miami Kite Boarding, which will have you flying high above the waves in no time.

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