Let’s be honest. There is a problem in Miami. There are just too many things to do. If you want to be in the right place at the right time, you need to have a friend on the inside. Someone who knows Miami top to bottom, knows the scene and can recommend the best option to fit the vibe you’re looking for, whether it is fashion focused, sporty, artsy, elite luxe, low key chill or a “see and be seen” hotspot.
Championship weekend in Miami spells fun many different ways. The 19th Annual Off the Field Players Wives Association Charity Fashion Show will be filled with philanthropic fashionistas in the Miami Design District on Friday January 31st at 11:30am. This event will benefit Reach Higher, former First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to inspire students in the US to complete their education.
For the sporty crowd who love following the latest music, hit up Rob Gronkowski’s Gronk Beach Music Festival (Tickets $399 and up) featuring Diplo, Kaskade, Rick Ross & Flo Rida. This 6-hr long daytime event begins Saturday February 1st at 1pm.
For an artsy ambiance, choose the Shaq’s Fun House Miami carnival experience in Wynwood (Tickets $299 and up) featuring Pitbull, Diddy, Tiesto and more. This Friday night party starts at 9pm January 31st.
If you want to party poolside in elegance and luxury, the Fountainbleau or the W Miami Beach would be ideal. But, if you’d like a little respite from the chaos, you’ll find a slice of solitude at the Setai spa and pool. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the Setai bar & courtyard, open until 1am on the weekends.
To showcase your true swagger and style, experience the glitz of 1950’s Miami Beach at the Faena’s Living Room Lounge with live music and sultry sounds of jazz blended with disco and Top 40 music. Don’t forget to make a reservation, and then swing by the Saxony Bar, a late night lounge with an intimate setting steeped in golden age glamour.
For the ultimate in dining, snag a table at one of my favorite restaurants: Nobu, Casa Tua and Prime 112. To people watch with amazing food, try Carpaccio, Le Zoo or Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops. If you just need some super solid casual dining don’t miss Yardbird, just steps away from from Lincoln Road, or Pubbelly, Jose Mendin’s amazing creation in Sunset Harbor.