SN Postcard: Welcome to Miami

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ICYMI: We love Miami. So much so it was time to put together a list of our favorite places to eat, stay, and shop so you can enjoy it just as much as we do! See below for our Guide to Miami.

Where to eat

Miami Beach

  • Chotto Matte for a posh vibe and a mix of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine

  • Lucali is one of NY's best imports and the pizza is to die for

  • Planta for delicious vegan options and trendy vibes

  • Call Me Gaby for great Italian food and a lush garden

  • Casa Tua for incredible Italian cuisine and the chicest outdoor villa space in the city

  • Makoto for sushi and modern Japanese-inspired dishes

  • The Surf Club Restaurant for an à la carte menu of Continental cuisine (one of Arielle's favorites!)

  • Joe's Stone Crab, a Miami classic

  • Carbone takes Miami. If you don't already know, try the Spicy Vodka Rigatoni

  • Taquiza for a traditional Mexican taqueria

Brickell, Wynwood, & The Design District 

  • Komodo for high-end Southeast Asian plates

  • Doya for upscale greek and craft cocktails

  • Mandolin Aegean Bistro for Greek and Turkish food. The intimate garden courtyard transports you straight to the Greek Isles

  • Swan from hospitality mavens David Grutman and Pharrell Williams, this chic spot is a must

  • Cote Miami for incredible Korean BBQ

  • Pura Vida for something fresh and healthy

  • La Mar for seafood and a chic waterfront setting

  • Le Jardinier for a chic lunch when shopping around the Design District

  • Hutong Miami for upscale Chinese and hip cocktails

  • Zuma for minimalist Japanese cuisine overlooking the Miami River

  • Itamae for sleek Japanese and Peruvian cuisine

Coconut Grove

  • Greenstreet Cafe for the best breakfast all-around

  • Sadelle's for a little taste of NYC in Miami

  • Ariete is a Coconut Grove mainstay serving comfort-food dishes with a Cuban flair

What to do

South Beach. You can't go to Miami without the quintessential Miami experience. Sit on the beach or take a stroll in the sun

Wynwood Walls. An outdoor gallery of art surrounded by great restaurants 

Miami Design District and Bal Harbour Shops for some of the best shops, boutiques, showrooms, galleries, and restaurants

Lincoln Road Mall runs the entire width of South Beach. This mile-long pedestrian trail is just steps away from some of the best bars and restaurants in Miami

Where to stay

Miami Beach

  • Mondrian South Beach ($$). On the new bayfront destination, Baia Beach Club, this hotel embodies a Mediterranean coastal flair and brings the effortless sophistication of international coastal living to Miami

  • The Miami Beach EDITION ($$). This boutique, design hotel is all the rage with luxury amenities near South Beach

  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach ($$$). An art-deco-inspired luxury hotel with a private beach club and more

  • The Setai Miami Beach ($$$$). A luxury hotel nestled into South Beach

  • Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club ($$$$). A luxurious oceanfront destination to say the least (Arielle's pick!)

  • 1 Hotel South Beach ($$$). You can never go wrong with 1 Hotel. Designed with chic, reclaimed materials, this luxury hotel is just steps away from the ocean

  • The Goodtime Hotel ($). Pharrell, David Grutman, and Ken Fulk were inspired by a simple state of mind and a 'good time.' (Did you see our Pre-Spring Editorial shoot?! It was shot here!)

  • Hotel Esme ($). A unique, boutique hotel with artfully-detailed rooms on Espanola Way 

  • The Betsy ($$). A beachfront, luxury boutique hotel at the quiet end of the iconic Ocean Drive


  • SLS ($$$). Right in the heart of Brickell, this modern hotel is the place to be

  • Mandarin Oriental ($$). A unique urban resort located on the exclusive island of Brickell Key

  • EAST ($$). Modern, minimal, and brings an Asian twist to downtown Miami