Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

Mova
As is expected of Miami - and indeed, a gay lounge - Mova serves up multi-coloured cocktails amid fabulously flamboyant surroundings.
Puma Store
Fitness-orientated Miami loves the Puma Store, which stocks an extensive range of style-conscious sportswear.
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Music, comedy and theatre can all be enjoyed at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater, a 6,500-seat outdoor performance space.
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.
Biltmore Tennis
Sharpen up your serve with a pro at Biltmore Tennis, set inside the suitably sumptuous grounds of the oversized Biltmore Hotel complex.
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 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.
Banana Republic
Get the preppy look at Banana Republic; geek chic is so now.
Bahia
An authentic downtown haunt for the business elite.
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.
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.
Osteria del Teatro
Top Italian in the heart of the South Beach freak show.
LIV
Gloss has a home at LIV, where glitter balls and strobe lighting abounds.
Miami Hurricanes
As Florida's favourite sports team, the Hurricanes can do no wrong - unless they lost (which they don't do often).
Elemis Spa
Indulge yourself at the Elemis Spa after hitting the shops and ease the stresses and strains of everyday life like a true superstar.
Sugarcane
Spacious and sumptuous, Sugarcane draws on inspiration from Havana Nights with beamed ceilings and oversized fans; its menu, which combines a number of different cuisines, is a triumph.
Ziff Jewish Museum
A museum and former synagogue that represents the history of the large Jewish community in 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.
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. 
Florida Yacht
You're nobody in Miami until you're whizzing along the ocean in a suitably powerful boat. After all, in this town size is everything.
Star Image
So many clothes but nothing to wear? Head to Star Image, which will have you looking like the SoBe superstar you are.
Harley Rentals
Rip along Miami's highways astride a Harley police in hot pursuit.
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 Raleigh
A regular photo shoot location and a hang-out for locals. Stylish, and it knows it...
Crandon Golf Course
The Crandon Golf links course is as famed for its tropical environs as it is for its golf.
The Shore Club
Everybody wants a piece of the Shore Club. It is one of the pillars of Miami decadence...
Dolce Italian
Drag yourself off the beach and into this haven of Italian refinement for the finest Italian on the landmark Collins Avenue. 
Twist
La Sanwicherie
Fit-to-bursting baguettes and overstuffed sandwiches are the order of the day at La Sandwicherie, which is the perfect place to come to stock up for a beach picnic.
Morgan’s
American comfort food classics are served up at Morgan's, albeit with a contemporary twist; interesting interior design adds to its panache.
Catalina Hotel
Excellently located, the Catalina is a subtle retreat perched beside the big boys of the South Beach Group.
Deco Collection
It's all here at Deco Collection, from clothes to music, all set against a stark white backdrop.
Dog Bar
Keep your dog in the manner to which it's undoubtedly become accustomed at Dog Bar, where a dog isn't just a dog; it's a pampered prince/ss.
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.
Bal Harbour Shops
The Bal Harbour mall is where it's at for every label under the sun.
Tiramesu
Sit outside and soak up the sun alongside the locals in this no-nonsense restaurant with delicious Italian served simple, fast and at a decent price. Perfect for that authentic cappuccino to relax or recharge.
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.
Taschen
Treasure tomes abound at Taschen, a temple to glossy photo-books and coffee table treasures.
Tuccia di Capri
Feet aren't generally attractive, unless they're stuffed into a pair of Tuccia di Capri designer sandals.
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.

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