March 2017

Miami Beach Shopping Guide: Secret Finds

During your stay Miami Beach, after enjoying your time under the sun with your feet in the sand, you may want to journey away from the beach for a few hours to experience a little shopping. While some of the most visible spots have the quintessential tourist finds, there are quite a few stores with curated styles that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Thanks to Time Out Miami, bring a little of your Miami vacation home with you when shopping at these unique and unparalleled destinations:

  • Books & Books: Heaven for book-lovers, Books & Books is a superb independent, well-stocked with bestsellers but also lots of small publishers. Its wooden-floored rooms include one devoted to antiquarian rarities and another to kids’ books. There’s a café, as well as regular discussion groups and author readings.
  • frankie: With its relaxed beach side vibe and friendly service, the popularity of the boutique grew quickly, with thanks mostly to the close friendship, love of fashion and their unique styling and combination of labels not found elsewhere. frankie. is leading the way as the lifestyle and fashion destination of Miami, Florida.
  • C. Madeleines: Do you need a drop-waist dress from the 1920s? Can’t manage without a Pucci print skirt from the ’70s? You’ll find both here, along with high-necked linen and lace dresses, funky neckties, costume jewels, shoes, furs and postcards. Brands include Gucci, Balenciaga, Chanel, Vuitton and even hard-to-find Zandra Rhodes.
  • Dylan’s Candy Bar: Fashion legend Ralph Lauren’s daughter Dylan is like a modern-day Willy Wonka, offering more than 5,000 kinds of candy from around the world—not to mention ice-cream, macaroons and a sidewalk café serving up candy-inspired cocktails such as the Pop Rock Explosion—at this fun-for-all-ages emporium.
  • Intermix: Oh-so-trendy Intermix gathers the choicest styles by top designers such as Derek Lam, Stella McCartney, Current/Elliott, Givenchy and Helmut Lang.

Five Best Vegan Spots in Miami Beach

Miami Beach is known for a lot of things, but what may come as a surprise to many traveling vegans and vegetarians is how developed and incredibly delicious our plant-based restaurants are. With the local health scene booming, there are numerous options to choose from, which are sure not to disappoint if you want to eat the vegan way during your stay.

Here are some of our favorites, whether you are looking for an elegant dining experience or a refreshing grab-and-go after a day on the beach:

  1. Full Bloom: Full Bloom is the very first Vegan restaurant in Miami Beach that was established to creatively bring vegan dining to a new fresh and delicious level. Expect an elevated dishes unlike anything you’ve ever tried before and an upscale, intimate dining experience.
  2. Under the Mango Tree: A short walk from the beach, Under the Mango Tree boasts as cozy, unexpected, and most importantly healing. The Marley Smoothie is a local favorite. Finish it with one of their famous acai bowls and you won’t regret it!
  3. DIRT: DIRT is a new fine food served fast dining experience in Miami Beach: a farm-to-counter eatery and wellness bar combining fresh, great-tasting food with health, convenience, and simplicity. Simply put, they believe in high-quality, nutritious food, served quickly and affordably.
  4. Jugofresh: This is the must-visit spot for cold-pressed juices, smoothies, foods, and good vibrations. All of their addictive offerings are made fresh daily with high integrity, a style of their own, and mad love.
  5. Juice & Java: Opened in 2002, Juice & Java is a South Beach cafe aimed at informed consumers who treat their bodies well and understand proper nutrition, but at the same time do not want to sacrifice taste. A great little spot for a quick and healthy bite, just a short walk from us at The Cavalier South Beach.