Guide to Miami

Once upon a time, Miamians wore Pucci caftans to the beach. Find those now-vintage originals at Consign of the Times. 1629 Jefferson Ave between 17th and Lincoln, (305) 535-0811

Are you ready for this jelly? Melissa takes the jelly sandal and transforms it into the shoe of the future or even, in collaborations with stars like Sebastian Errazuriz, a work of art. 830 Lincoln Road between Meridian and Jefferson, (305) 534-1366

Lit in neon, reeking of smoke, Mac’s Club Deuce is so delightfully, authentically divey that the bathroom soap is a bottle of dish detergent. 222 14th St and Collins, (305) 531-6200

Whatever relaxation you may have experienced has nothing on a day at the Standard Spa, Miami Beach. Among its vast indoor and outdoor “hydrotherapy playground,” the spa features a hammam, eucalyptus steam room, sound shower, Arctic plunge, and bayside waterfall jacuzzi and infinity pool as well as the anything-but-standard massage and scrub menu. 40 Island Ave between Century Lane and Farrey Lane, (305) 673-1717

The colors and flavors of Haitian food come alive at Tap Tap, one of the most vibrant restaurants in all of Miami. 819 5th St between Jefferson Ave and Meridian Ave, (305) 672-2898

With the style of an Assouline or TASCHEN but a variety of publishers, Books and Books classes up South Beach as well as the already classy Coral Gables. Especially voracious readers can grab a seat at the store’s acclaimed café. 927 Lincoln Rd between Michigan and Jefferson, (305) 695-8898

Order a rum-spiked strawberry milkshake at Eden Roc’s Cabana Beach Club, sit on the patio over the palm-dotted sand, and swear you’ve traveled back to the 1950s. 4525 Collins Ave Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, (305) 531-0000

A hostel bar with a James Beard Award, The Broken Shaker strikes that sublime balance between high-end and thoroughly chill. 2727 Indian Creek Dr and 28th St, (305) 531-2727

See and be seen shopping for bikinis, eating sushi, and sipping mojitos on the Lincoln Road Mall. Lincoln Road between Washington Ave and Alton Rd

The only thing more enchantng than a glittering bracelet is one imbued with magic. Turchin Love and Light makes its jewels from crystals with healing properties, harnesses positive energy when handcrafting them, and invites monks to bless them at regular store events.130 NE 40th St #9 between NE 1st and NE 2nd, (305) 573-7117

Sex it up at Tantra, where every dish or drink is an aphrodisiac and every night is a hot and sweaty dance party in the Garden of Eden-themed lounge.1445 Pennsylvania Ave and Española Way, (305) 672-4765

Corvina ceviche with rocoto chile, tequila with ginger liqueur, and grapefruit soda: Miami staples have never looked this good. The Dutch2201 Collins Ave between 22nd and 23rd, (305) 938-3111

Grilling, steaming, and pan-frying seafood to perfection, CATCH lives up to its title. 1545 Collins Ave between 15th and 16th, (786) 224-7200

Dry ice is just the tip of the iceberg at HaVen, which takes molecular mixology to a whole new level. Four walls of changing backdrops, on the other hand, take you to a whole new place.1237 Lincoln Rd between West Ave and Alton Ct, (305) 987-8885

Every room at Pelican has a different theme, but they all share the iconic beach style of Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel as well as of this hotel and café. 826 Ocean Dr between 8th and 9th, (305) 673-3373

Hide out under a canopy of blue and green-striped umbrellas at the garden of The Hotel of South Beach. 801 Collins Ave between 8th and 9th, (305) 531-2222

Dance on a table at Bamboo: Every jam at the trendy club is a Harrisor Guetta-produced hit, and the the tables actually are the dancefloor. 550 Washington Ave between 6th and 7th, (305) 695-4771

Ever gone shopping in a parking garage? When you’re visiting the famous 1111 Lincoln Road, Babalú—selling Missoni towels, Evian face spray, and Marvis Jasmin Mint toothpaste, and located on its ground floor—is a great place to start. 1121 Lincoln Rd and Alton Rd, (305) 538-0777

The ornate pool at the Raleigh Hotel was once the setting for every 1940s aquamusical. It’s been preserved so carefully that you’d never know it isn’t anymore.1775 Collins Ave between 17th and 18th, (305) 534-6300

Raise a rum punch to Brazil at Sugar Cane Raw Bar & Grill. The Mid-City restaurant’s ivy-covered patio and piquant tapas and crudos transport patrons a couple hundred miles south. 3252 NE 1st Ave between NE 32nd and NE 34th, (786) 369-0353

Once the It Hotel, always the It Hotel? In notoriously distractable Miami, that’s not how it usually works—and yet W, with its jungle-inspired lobby and ambient Living Room Bar, is still one of the city’s coolest hangs. 2201 Collins Ave between 22nd and 23rd, (305) 938-3000

Since the Caprese salad found its way to South Beach, Italy and Miami have gone together like tomato, basil, and mozzarella. So it’s no surprise that one of the best pool decks in Miami is the Italian-owned Prime Hotel’s fourth-floor strip of frothing aqua, lined with contrast-piped sofas and set off by a dramatic city view. 100 Ocean Drive and 1st St, (305) 532-0553

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