Nightlife: A Dance Until Dawn Itinerary
By Dirk DeSouza
Photography by Jennifer Robbins
As a dreamy waterfront hotel and bacchanal headquarters from boutique lodging pioneers Morgans Hotel Group, the Mondrian isn’t so much designed as styled. Netherlander Marcel Wanders transformed what was once the center tower of The Mirador apartments into an Alice in Wonderland-inspired whitescape, with fantastic, oversize features (wondrous, car-thick columns, gold bell chandeliers) that venture into the macabre (an amorphous, jet-black staircase, omnipresent painted anime-inspired characters). The interior Sunset Lounge is a two-tiered play on black and white, and wired for serious sound for its Friday parties, while the outdoor Sunset Lounge is a billowy red-carpeted plateau of a watering hole hovering above the nocturnal charms of Biscayne Bay. DJs blow up the pool decks during Legendary Sundays—the biggest, and some say best, Sunday fun-day party spot on the Beach— morphing from brunch to bikini-clad debauchery in mere hours. Oh, and don’t miss the unbelievable caipirinhas. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-514-1941; mondrian-miami.com
Yellow one-shoulder dress, Thakoon Addition ($550). Intermix, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-993-1232. Earrings ($3,750), bracelet ($6,700), Di Modolo. Mayors, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-937-1444. Beige pleated chiffon platform pumps, Giuseppe Zanotti Design ($750). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-0133
Blazer ($895), dress shirt ($295), Versace. Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100. Pants, Z Zegna ($295). Saks Fifth Avenue, SEE ABOVE. Dress shoes, Jimmy Choo ($595). Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-865-6161
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