It's Valentine's Day in Miami and we've got the VIP scoop. From luxurious staycation experiences to dinners dripping in romance, presents that sparkle and more, here's what's on our V-Day radar.
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9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour / Website
With its sexy styles, straps that snake seductively around the leg and shiny embellishments, René Caovilla is a footwear brand tailor-made for Miami. Perhaps that’s exactly why the label recently opened a stylish boutique at Bal Harbour Shops. One of the most recognized designs, "The Cleo," is the perfect gift for the partner, lover or friend in your life that likes to live in high style.
120 NE 39th St. / Website
Dress in style this Valentine's Day with Stefano Ricci's curated collection. This represents the best-of-the-best pieces to pair for dinner with the wife or hubby. A maroon, pure Napa suede leather blouson pairs well with clean-lined wool trousers in navy. Go all the way with a handmade, matted crocodile-leather belt with a signature galvanised gold push pin buckle. Everything here is crafted in Italy, and its very suave indeed.
Custom Range Rovers
Sure a Range Rover is a great gift, but a totally customized one? Even better. Wow your Valentine's date with a brand new Range Rover through ECD Automotive, a company revolutionizing the arena of customization in the auto industry. The design team at ECD works closely with each client to pick everything from modern technology to leather interiors. With proprietary 3D rendering software to help clients visualize their dream car, clients can pick and choose elements with the click of a button.
350 San Lorenzo Ave #2140, Coral Gables / Website
After a difficult 2020, Valentine's Day should be a time to reflect and hold your loved ones (romantic or not) close. Bold prints, striking silhouettes, Silvia Tcherassi has the perfect hues of pink, red and rose for a very stylish heart day. Try the La Pollera Colorada dress in a rich grenadine color and v-shaped neckline; the Connie dress with its beloved silhouette, long length, loose sleeves and a plunging neckline; or the Clarence dress, with a cascading wraparound belt and contrasting red and pink hues.
Maison du Chocolat
Paris, the City of Light, is still the destination city for romance and will always hold a special place in our hearts—especially at La Maison du Chocolat. Cure your travel wonderlust with this chocolate collaboration with artist Benoit Berger. La Maison du Chocolat's Chef Nicolas carefully crafted four new, exclusive flavors for chocolate lovers to experience this season. Benoit Berger X La Maison du Chocolat is bringing the magnificence of Blue Hour to life in this new collection. With a passion for artisanal typographical works, Benoit Berger’s depiction of Paris is highlighted with a pink hot stamping across a blue background—providing a breathtaking experience from start to finish with each Blue Hour gift box.
130 NE 40th St. / Website
True watch collectors should delight at the fact that Grand Seiko has refreshed its Design District boutique just in time for the brand’s 60th anniversary and Valentine's Day. The space will serve as a store for Grand Seiko’s most exclusive watches, as well as a gathering spot for timepiece lovers to learn more about the art of Japanese watchmaking. The shop will carry the extended collection, including special models. Two new U.S.-exclusive watches, SBGA427 and SBGA429, will also be on site.
701 S Miami Ave., Ste. 237B / Website
Multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams' ready-to-wear and accessories brand Vilebrequin has designed a pair of limited-edition swim trunks and matching tote bag. Vilebrequin’s high-quality craftsmanship allows fabric to remain true to the artist’s original work. These trunks are guaranteed to spread the message of joy, which is what the world needs now and forever.
As tasty as they are goregous, the Brut Reserva and Rose Brut Reserva cavas from Vilarnau are availble to Miamians just in time for Valentine's Day. Wrapped in Gaudi-inspired bottles, the delicious cavas are brewed in the traditional méthode champenoise of Vilarnau's artisanal wintery and cava house right outside Barcelona. The wrapped bootles honor the vineyard's Catalan roots with the avant-garde imagery of Antoni Gaudi. Celebrate this day of love with some bubby, and toast to a better 2021.
See also: 9 Sweet Valentine's Day Gifts For Her
2818 N. Miami Avenue / Website
Remember Valentine's Day as an unforgettable evening at Gianni’s, the spectacular restaurant at The Villa Casa Casuarina at the former Versace Mansion. Sip champagne and enjoy selections from Executive Chef Valter Mancini’s acclaimed Italian menu while swimming in the iconic mansion's lavish decor. Guests can dine under the stars in the iconic courtyard or overlook the renowned million mosaic pool on the terrace. There's also an elegantly-appointed dining area in the Garden Room and the Roman Room. Whatever the setting, you can guarentee a very romantic and Versace-centric experience.
1100 NW 23rd St. / Website
Basque-inspired Leku is the brain child of Le Basque's Alejandro Muguerza, Schreiner Hospitality's Andreas Schreiner, chef Mikel Goikolea and restaurateur Terry Zarikian. The eclectic menu, co-developed by Goikolea and chef de cuisine Aitor Garate, echos the caliber of creativity that the Rubells’ collection of artworks is known for. For Valentine's Day, enjoy an a la carte menu as well as a modified “Leku Experience;" an 11-course menu with several specialty dishes for the evening. Enjoy a V-Day special cocktail, a Krug Half Bottle special or a rose for all ladies as a welcome gift.
3201 Collins Ave. / Website
Since opening in 2016, The Faena Hotel has become the new-now-next cultural epicenter of Miami Beach. That means it's the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day. The brand's trademark red color pallette and logo are the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway or staycation, and the Faena's exotic undertones are sure to put you in a lovey-dovey mood.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave. / Website
Situated on Millionaires’ Row, the Fontainebleau is one of the most renowned venues in all of Miami Beach. To prevent the spread of the virus, the hotel has complied with CDC recommendations to ensure a stress-free stay. With nine different dining options, three pools and the Lapis Salon, the Atlantic-facing accommodations are a great escape.
1Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave. / Website
The 1 Hotel South Beach's The Retreat Collection includes all the bells and whistles. Rooms are inspired by nature with an array of personalized services and amenities. Extended stays include a “guru” for any requests, private entrance, packing and unpacking service, beverage service including daily vitamin delivery, daily chef’s buffet breakfast, priority seating at all of the hotel’s restaurants, complimentary 50-minute spa treatments and more.
Carlton Miami Wellness Resort
6801 Collins Ave. / Website
With wellness as a top priority, a staycation at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort can reduce stress and provide a relaxing Valentine's Day for you and yours. Enjoy thermal therapy, healthy cooking classes and wellness lectures. In addition, the concierge can arrange off-site golfing and deep-sea fishing. A pristine beachfront setting encourages everyone to unplug and take a break from hectic life.
1677 Collins Ave. / Website
Slip into a 205-foot infinity pool and enjoy all that the long-shuttered National Hotel has to offer in an oh-so-Miami Art Deco setting. After the soft opening of the hotel’s Cabana Wing featuring 36 poolside rooms and suites (marked by South African colonial decor), the pool and beach club property has officially opened its main tower. Experience 115 accommodations (including a three-floor penthouse), a new martini bar, an indoor restaurant and an outdoor beach bar and cafe. With the demure elegance of yesteryear, it provides true escape. The best part? It's adults only.
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