By: Alexa Shabinsky By: Alexa Shabinsky | April 14, 2022 |
Having a local guide is always an ideal situation, someone with suggestions, advice or even a helping hand. Whether you have questions about food and drink, events, culture, or practically anything about Miami, there is no doubt we have an answer.
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Q: With lots of people coming over and spending time in my backyard I’m on the hunt for new cocktail recipes. Do you have any suggestions?
A: From cocktails to mocktails indulge in these delicious concoctions from the Grand Margarita to a Ruby Moon Sangria.
Q: I’m heading out on my summer travels next week, hitting many cities in the Northeast. I am looking for recommendations for what to do at night.
A: Nothing beats a good cocktail lounge! From Boston to New York, we have rounded up 18 of the best cocktail lounges across the country, perfect for your summer travels.
Q: I'm trying super hard to keep my skin protected under this strong Miami summer sun. Do you have any recommendations?
A: While you should be wearing SPF every day, we know the summer is more important! Check out these facial sunscreens to keep your skin shielded this summer.
Q: I just got engaged and want to start venue shopping! What wedding venues in Miami should I check out?
A: Congrats, how exciting! We teamed up with Miami-based event planner Carrie Zack Events to learn all about Miami's hottest and most coveted wedding venues.
Q: I am hosting lots of friends this summer and want to have my wine fridge stocked. What should I be buying?
A: Rose, red, white and even sparkling, here are 12 wines to have your fridge stocked with at all times this summer.
Q: I want to take my wife on a special date night. Her all-time favorite food is lobster, where should I take her to be blown away?
A: Luckily living in Miami we have a wide variety of seafood restaurants to try, from Prime Fish to Redfish by Chef Adrianne.
Q: I have been going to the same happy hour every week for years, do you have any suggestions for the best happy hour deals?
A: Drinks, bites and the best vibes, we have rounded up the best happy hours in Miami from the beach all the way to Wynwood.
Q: I really haven't been feeling myself these days and am in dire need of a reset. Do you have any suggestions?
A: We have the perfect insight for you! We just chatted with Danielle Chang and talked all about her approach to bringing ancient chinese medicine to the modern age.
Q: I am looking for some new summer recipes. Do you have any to share with me?
A: Barbecuing is the epitome of summer! We chatted with Chef Omar Tate as he broke down a few must-make BBQ recipes.
Q: I’m on the hunt for a new skincare line, but am very cautious about what ingredients I put on my skin. What should I look into
A: Hailey Bieber is the queen of self-care and she has officially launched her own line, Rhode Skincare. The website takes users step-by-step through every ingredient, with full transparency!
Q: I am in the midst of renovating my house. What are some of the hottest furniture pieces of the season that I should consider when designing?
A: If you’re a music lover but also have a thing for design, Swedish House Mafia and Ikea’s collaboration is a minimalist must-buy.
Q: I haven’t been happy with my recent manicures. Who are your favorite nail artists and nail salons?
A: Whether you’re looking for something simple and clean or a crazy design, we know the best nail salons in Miami, for all types of manicures.
Q: I have friends coming into town for the Fourth of July that are looking to celebrate. I know it’s far out, but I want to have a plan in place, what should we do?
Q: I am so excited to head to some of Miami’s pool parties this summer, but am stressed about how to look. I don’t know what to wear and how to prepare, do you have any advice?
A: From your hat to your shoes, and even the best gyms to get your body pool party-ready, we have rounded up the ultimate guide on the best pool party looks this summer.
Q: I love Cuban Sandwiches but I’m not sure I can keep going out to get them for lunch every day. Do you have a recipe that is easy to make at home?
A: Not only do we have a recipe, but we have the famous recipe from Versailles Restaurant. From the bread, meat and cheese, the team at Versailles has broken down how to make their Famous Cuban Sandwich.
Q: I am hosting a backyard BBQ this weekend but don’t want to serve the classic burgers and dogs. What do you think I should feed my guests?
A: Nothing beats a spicy chicken sandwich! Brooklyn-famed restaurant Leroy’s broke down how to make its Nashville hot chicken sandwich, which your guests will most definitely be impressed with!
Q: I just got a bike and have a plan to master biking this summer. I am not too familiar with the trails in Miami, where should I start?
A: Whether you’re looking for beachside bike trails or something in the middle of the woods, Miami has a variety of impressive trails to check out.
Q: I just went vegan but have the biggest sweet tooth. Where can I find the best vegan ice cream?
A: Ice cream sundaes and sandwiches can always be made vegan. We know where to find the best vegan and dairy-free ice cream in Miami.
Q: I’m going on a first date and really want to impress her. What restaurants do you think give the "wow” factor?
A: There is nothing more classic than a steakhouse. From steaks, fish, salads and a variety of different sides, bringing your date to one of Miami's best steakhouses is impressive right from the start!
Q: I’m a maid of honor trying to plan a bachelorette party in Miami. What are some of the must-do activities you suggest for this type of weekend trip?
A: From boat days, dinners and long nights out, we have curated the ultimate bachelorette and bachelor party itinerary.
Q: I want to go to the beach but hate all the crowds, do you know of any ultra-private beach locations?
A: Miami is filled with secret beaches and parks to bask in. From Miami all the way to Palm Beach we know some of the best secret beaches.
Q: I am looking to get a meaningful tattoo that is very intricate, do you have any tattoo artists you would recommend?
A: From small dainty tattoo to full sleeves, Miami has an amazing network of tattoo shops and artists.
Q: I’m looking to get out of the Miami heat this summer, where should I vacation?
A: From Europe to the U.S. there are so many amazing vacation spots to check out. We have rounded up seven castle hotels and rentals to help you vacation like royalty.
Q: I am hosting a dinner party next month and looking for a private chef to come to my house for the evening. Do you know of any local chefs that offer this service?
A: With a background at Nobu, Milos and more Josh Wahler of Wahler & Sons has taken his provisions business to the next level, bringing restaurant quality cuisine right to your home.
Q: I'm on the hunt for a new condo in Miami Beach. I am looking for something very spacious with picture-perfect views, do you know of any on-market homes that I should consider?
A: What perfect timing! The fifth-largest unit in SoFi just hit the market. This unit has the most unique floor plan combining two units into one.
Q: I'm getting tired of ordering the same coffee everyday, do you have a coffee shop you suggest I check out?
A: Social media sensation and coffee connoisseur Emma Chamberlain's Chamberlain Coffee is now available for delivery in Miami on the Gopuff app. We had the chance to catch up with her and talk all about this collaboration.
Q: As someone who doesn't enjoy partying, I am finding it difficult to have a social life in Miami. What would you tell a non-partier to do during their weekends?
A: Miami is so much more than the party scene, with so many amazing experiences right in our backyard. From museums, galleries, restaurants, spas and more, there are a variety of activities that don't involve partying.
Q: With beauty trends all over social media, I am super interested in learning more about lash extensions. Do you have any suggestions on who to see in Miami?
A: Well known in the NYC celebrity scene, one of the most favorable eyelash experts has officially opened her Miami studio. Envious Lashes is located in the heart of Brickell and is so excited to bring their world-class service to a new market.
Q: Summer is right around the corner and I am ready to propose to the love of my life. Are there any locations in Miami you suggest considering?
A: Ah, love is in the air! The last two years have seen more engagements than ever and we have rounded up the best poposal locations in Miami. From the beach to museums, Miami has no shortage of ultra-romantic destinations to propose.
Q: I’m visiting Miami for the first time and really want to take in the culture of the Magic City. What restaurants do you suggest I check out?
A: Miami is home to some of the best Cuban food and visiting Little Havana is a must during every trip!
Q: I love Glossier products but hate ordering makeup online, do you know if the pop-up is ever returning to Miami?
A: Glossier Miami is officially here to stay! Following their pop-up in 2019, the beauty brand has officially opened a permanent store in the Design District.
Q: I am looking to take a staycation in Miami, but can’t exactly figure out where I want to stay. Do you have any suggestions for the perfect weekend getaway in Miami?
A: There is a hotel for every type of staycation in Miami. For a spa weekend or the perfect family getaway, we have put together the ultimate guide on where to stay in Miami.
Q: I’m so sick and tired of going to all the cliche restaurants in Miami, how can I find some lowkey off the grid spots that are still delicious?
A: Lucky for you, we collaborated with Pao app to highlight some of Miami's hidden gems. From vegan restaurants, to high-tea, this brings together some of Miami's most delectable restaurants.
Q: I’m on the market for a new home, but have absolutely no idea where to start. The Miami real estate market is so crazy, do you have any advice?
A: Lucky for you, we just teamed up with Miami's powerhouse trio at The Jills Zeder Group to talk all things Miami real estate.
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