It is especially excellent (when living in NYC) in the winter – spending time in Miami exploring all of the changes in the wonderful Miami Design District neighborhood. This luxury focused area specializes in creative disciplines spanning art, design, interiors, architecture, fashion and dining. I enjoyed a inspirational visit to many of my favorite interior design showrooms such as Holly Hunt, Maxalto, Minotti, Liaigre, Ligne Roset, Luminaire and Internum. It was easy to source here and find two amazing dining table options for a client. With all the new construction and development, I spent much time pondering the future need for a winter home in Miami. Developers seem to be clamoring to gobble up property here for retail opportunities.
Ranging from casual to formal, the list of restaurant options in the area keeps growing with exciting upcoming openings such as ABC Kitchen by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon joining the established Estefan Kitchen along with many others. This fun area does an amazing job of of attracting and entertaining the public with a nicely curated event calendar of live music, art tours, lectures and family days over five event spaces.
I need to prioritize returning soon when I have more time to explore the newly opened Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami’s home for the most cutting edge contemporary art. The engaging public art on display serves as a best in class example for other cities (and who doesn’t enjoy a nice swing break - see the picture - while exploring?)