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Kari Fernandez Profile, Brickell Magazine

Posted 06.27.2022

For its Powersuits in Paradise feature, Brickell Magazine profiled Kari Fernandez, a veteran realtor with 18 years of experience in the Downtown Miami/Brickell/Edgewater area. Fernandez, currently the VP of Sales for Missoni Baia and Una Residences at Fortune Development Group, believes that she is doing her best when she’s supporting her team, and she brings her motto, “Sharing is caring,” into every meeting and call. “Playing a part in someone’s growth and professional success is very rewarding,” said Fernandez, whose team-oriented ethos has paid dividends while working with clients to put them in the forthcoming Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia.

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Pet Amenities at Missoni Baia

Posted 06.13.2022

Best friends deserve all the love—and extra-special pampering—that money can buy. That adage is, of course, true for our beloved four-legged friends. Pets are not just cute companions; they provide health benefits for their humans—ranging from improving cardiovascular health and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels to easing stress and anxiety and raising serotonin and dopamine levels. Not to mention the cuddles, paw shakes, purrs, and play sessions they offer us each day. It’s no wonder that pet owners want to spoil their companions—and Missoni Baia has created just the amenities package to pamper humans and pets alike.

Missoni Baia’s Edgewater Miami condos are known for their ultraluxe amenities suite, with three floors dedicated to bayfront lounging, pools, beauty salons, and fitness facilities, among other perks for residents. For pets, too, the luxuries are drool-worthy. Missoni Baia is part of the Bark Buildings amenity program, which offers premium services to ultraluxury condominiums to simplify pet care and transform it to a next-level experience for pets. 

When their humans need a little help while working at home, lounging poolside, or making a trip away from home, services are available for pet sitting and pet walking, and there is a pet spa on the fifth level. Full-service groomers are available to pick up even the shaggiest four-legged friend and bring them back home after true VIP treatment. And for a little advanced education, trainers are available to teach even the oldest dogs new tricks. For a safe and seamless experience, dog walkers and groomers have been fully vetted by Missoni Baia and have been trained about the building and its protocols. Finally, Missoni Baia also features several outdoor amenities, such as a play lawn and outdoor deck, for dogs and their owners to enjoy the comforts of home together.

For more information on Missoni Baia’s services for pets and their owners, contact the sales team today

 

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Amenity Spotlight: Pools At Missoni Baia

Posted 05.26.2022

Summer is fast approaching. That means schools are out, the sun’s out, too, and the mercury is rising, just as you’re preparing to kick back and enjoy well-earned vacation days—and nights. Of course, in Miami, glorious weather and sunshine are year-round blessings, as are relaxing vibes from its all-encompassing natural beauty—this on top of the habitual beauty of the city’s art-deco architecture, its thriving art scene, and its welcoming, sun-soaked denizens. But summer is still a cause for celebration at Missoni Baia’s Edgewater Miami condos. Whether you’re basking in the sun poolside or staying fit with laps, Missoni Baia’s collection of pools for recreation and fitness pursuits set the ultraluxe and extra relaxing scene for the best season of the year. 

Missoni Baia’s amenities on the fifth through seventh floors include a bayfront lounge. Its picture-perfect cantilevered pool overlooks Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay and creates the illusion of endless, pristine blue from the sky above, the bay beyond, and the shimmering pool at your toes. Cross an outdoor bridge to the sixth-floor indoor amenities suite, which features the flow-through pool deck with cabanas that allows you to move between pools in comfort. The Olympic-sized lap pool is perfect for the serious swimmer to butterfly and glide through their swimming lane, as well as the novice swimmer looking to start a low-impact fitness routine that goes easy on joints—and everyone in between. After a long swim or workout or simply to decompress for the day, plunge pools, including a whirlpool spa, are available, as are water features made to keep children entertained during summer vacation days. 

Of course, sometimes the best feature of a pool isn’t the crisp water but the adjacent poolside lounging. Missoni Baia residents have at their disposal two poolside residents-only lounges, poolside daybeds for serious relaxation or napping, an indoor bay terrace lounge with towering ceilings, and a wraparound outdoor deck with dedicated areas for lounging and seating for groups. After a day of swimming and lounging, residents can head to the seventh-floor men’s and women’s locker rooms, with exclusive residents-only men’s and women’s sauna and steam rooms, for another moment of relaxation. 

With steam, whirlpools, a sauna, a lounge, and Olympic pools among its aquatic offerings, Missoni Baia has a wealth of amenities to stay cool, stay fit, relax, and enjoy the summer. To learn more, contact a dedicated agent at Missoni Baia today!

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Art on the Waterfront: Missoni Baia and PAMM

Posted 05.26.2022

The new collection of Italian-inspired Edgewater, Miami, condos at Missoni Baia is just the latest in a long line of artful buildings popping up on the waterfront. Today, we’re highlighting another of these waterfront wonders, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), which can be found just south of the shining Missoni Baia tower. Keep reading to learn about the museum’s history as well as what you can see there this summer! 

The grand Pérez Art Museum Miami had humble beginnings. Founded in 1983 as a spartan exhibition hall for traveling shows, the museum, then simply called “the Center for the Fine Arts,” was constrained by its lack of space for a permanent collection. Its successor, the Miami Art Museum, was founded in 1996 in an effort to create a robust contemporary and modern art museum, but it took until the 2010s for the institution to find its final location on the Biscayne Bay waterfront. 

The Pérez Art Museum Miami got its new name in 2013 along with a brand-new building from renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, whose design incorporated a grand staircase leading to the water, a series of wraparound terraces, and the building’s defining feature, a living roof by French botanist Patrick Blanc that features more than 80 kinds of subtropical plants. The three-story building has ample room for exhibits, large and small, including high galleries that can accommodate massive installations. The new museum created a central cultural space to which all art-loving Miamians can flock to experience an exultant permanent collection as well as a constantly rotating set of exhibitions. 

This summer, Miamians have the opportunity to see a couple of unique installations at the museum. The fascinating Marisol and Warhol Take New York exhibit seeks to reclaim the French-Venezuelan artist’s place in the New York City pop art scene of the 1960s by “situating her work in dialogue with Warhol’s,” demonstrating how she influenced and was influenced by her more well-known contemporaries. Fans of the grand works of Cristo and Jeanne-Claude will love the intimate exhibit Cristo Drawings, where visitors can trace the development of these breathtaking works that “wrap around” the natural world from their earliest phase of conception. 

Of course, visitors should check out the halls housing PAMM’s permanent collection as well. Whether you’re intrigued by a specific exhibit or just want to explore one of Miami’s most diverse collections of contemporary and modern art, you won’t regret spending a day at

PAMM. And if you’re also intrigued by the idea of spending future days and nights in the artistic splendor of Missoni Baia itself, contact our team today.

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7 Condos with Top-Tier Pet Amenities for Furry Friends

Posted 05.20.2022

Missoni Baia brings Italian luxury to the shores of Biscayne Bay, and even its four-legged residents are getting in on the action. LX Collection highlighted the pet-friendly amenities at Missoni Baia, starting with the pet spa on the fifth level, which offers the same view as the building’s exclusive human spa, and continuing down to the ground-level waterfront play lawn and outdoor deck. The building itself maintains relationships with dog walkers and groomers, vetting them ahead of time and briefing them on building protocols to ensure smooth pickups and drop-offs at residents’ front doors. For the ultimate in pampering for yourself and your pooch, look no further than Missoni Baia.

 

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The Art Galleries and Luxury Boutiques of East Edgewater

Posted 04.22.2022

When you live in the Midtown Miami Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia, you are surrounded by the Missoni family’s creative vision. Life becomes a work of art. With the booming Miami art scene, that vision continues beyond the front doors, where some of the world’s most exciting artists are being shown in galleries and museums that have become international art destinations. 

A weekend of exploring the neighborhoods that have put Miami front and center on the international art map begins with a trip to the Perez Art Museum. The current roster of exhibitions reads like a survey of the latest trends and trendsetters in the art world. 

The exhibit “Marisol and Warhol Take New York” pairs the work of the female sculptor known simply as Marisol, whose efforts have been largely underrecognized until now, with the work of one of 20th century America’s most famous art icons. Warhol’s prints featuring celebrated images like the Kennedys and Campbell’s Soup cans are shown alongside Marisol’s painted sculptures of figures that merge folk and Pop Art influences. Simone Leigh’s “Trophallaxis” is an installation whose abstracted, chandelier-like form explores questions about the female body in a way that is as poetic as it is provocative.

With a design by Pritzker Prize-winning team Herzog and de Meuron, the building that houses the Perez Art Museum is compellingly sculptural. The architects worked with landscape designers to create a structure that emphasizes its connection to the surrounding Miami landscape, which includes views of the water and plenty of shaded public spaces. A visit to the museum is a transporting experience that puts you in touch with the exact intersection of nature and culture that makes Miami such a remarkable place.

The Rubell Museum bears the distinction of having been formed from a personal collection acquired over years of close contact with artists. Don and Mera Rubell began their collection with a deep passion for the work they sought out and acquired. It’s a personal vision that can be felt throughout the collection, which includes work by Jeff Koons, Catherine Opie, Keith Haring, and Kehinde Wiley.

Currently on view at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is “Arte Povera: Postwar Italian Art from the Margulies Collection” and “Anslem Kiefer: Leviathan und Behemoth.” The Kiefer is a 20-foot photographic emulsion, a monumental addition to the collection’s trove of work by the world-renowned artist.

Downtown Miami itself is a collection of architectural works of note that merit a tour of their own. The Alfred I. duPont Building is an Art Deco tower with a black granite base and elevators sporting ibises and egrets cast in bronze. The Olympia Theater dates back to 1926. It has a ceiling of glittering stars, and its stage has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, and Milton Berle. 

While the Olympia has the feel of a planetarium set to music, the Frost Planetarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is the place to not only sit beneath the stars but learn about their births and deaths and how they have helped to shape the universe as we know it. 

Think of one weekend of museum hopping as just the beginning of a long and deep relationship with the culture of Miami, a seamless extension of the thousand inspirations that make the East Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia such a deeply creative place to be. To learn more about the luxury residences at Missoni Baia, contact the sales team today!

 

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Springtime Amenities for Everyone at Missoni Baia

Posted 04.12.2022

This Year, We’re Doing Spring at Missoni 

As the winter months recede, people are more than ready to get outdoors and start having fun with friends and family. And there’s no better place for that than the East Edgewater luxury condos at Missoni Baia. 

Decked out in the Italian design house’s signature pastels, this waterfront tower features a range of outdoor (and indoor) amenities conceived by the designers of Aman Resorts. There is something for absolutely everyone here — including dedicated areas where the youngest residents can play. Keep reading to learn more about how Missoni Baia caters to everyone’s recreational and relaxation needs. 

Missoni Baia’s expansive pool deck recreates the finest resort experiences, especially when the time comes for residents to host loved ones during holidays, weekends — anytime at all. While the youngest residents choose between the splash pad and play lawn, adults can swim up to the barbecue and bar for a refreshing beverage before claiming a daybed or unwinding in the whirlpool spa. Tree-shaded chaise lounges and intimate cabanas are the perfect setting for lengthy catch-up sessions with family and friends, while the Olympic-sized pool gives your guests the opportunity to recreate their days on the college swim team. 

Don’t worry if the weather turns unseasonably wet for a spell. Missoni Baia is home to an indoor kids’ club replete with toys, activity areas, and space for playing, all safely ensconced within the building’s amenities suite. The adults can unwind and rejuvenate in one of the largest private spas in Miami, or spend time hanging out in the residents’ game room, which includes a bar, billiards table, and a big-screen TV. 

The spacious homes at Missoni Baia have been designed to make hosting a pleasure. Each condo’s deep-set private terrace and indoor/outdoor layout create a magical space that combines the comfort of indoors with fresh air and sunlight, giving guests a choice of great spots for eating, sipping a tasty cocktail, or just plain relaxing. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the sweeping terrace views into each home’s interior, inviting guests to enjoy panoramic Downtown, ocean, and bay views from every room. And, of course, each home’s luxury kitchen makes cooking and cleaning a high-tech joy, even when you’re whipping up dinner for the whole gang. 

When the meal is over, young ones can head back down to the kids’ club while you and your guests retire to the balcony for snifters and cigars as the sun sets. But you don’t need us to tell you

how to enjoy life to the fullest — you’ve already chosen to live at Missoni Baia. To learn more about the luxury residences at Missoni Baia, contact the sales team today!

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Edgewater’s Best-Kept Secret: Margaret Pace Park

Posted 03.30.2022

One of the primary reasons to move to East Edgewater is the neighborhood’s eponymous waterfront location. From panoramic views and cool sea breezes to easy access to boat launches and seaside walkways, East Edgewater is a water lover’s dream neighborhood come to life. Residents of the forthcoming Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia will wake up each day in their own private waterfront home, complete with a deep-set terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of this prime location. Additionally, just a mile south of the tower, residents will find one of the Miami waterfront’s best-kept secrets, waiting to be explored. 

Margaret Pace Park features eight acres of green space and recreational attractions right on the shore of Biscayne Bay. The urban park was created in the late 1960s thanks to the efforts of Margaret Pace, a Miami preservationist known for her work as chairwoman of Royal Palm State Park (which later became part of the Everglades National Park) and as a founder and president of the Miami Garden Club. The park is located next to a cross-section of Miami architectural history, with the massive Omni development and the Miami Women’s Club, where Margaret Pace once served as vice president. 

The park is home to a host of recreational areas, including much-loved tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and picnic tables. Lawns and benches make great areas to settle in and enjoy the waterfront view of the Venetian Islands and Miami Beach across the bay. (It’s not a bad place to people-watch either!) Whether they prefer to soak up some sun rays behind a good book or toss a frisbee for all to see, Miamians love flocking to Margaret Pace Park whenever the sun is shining. 

When hunger strikes, park visitors can grab a bite at the nearby Daily Creative sandwich shop. Whether they’re in the mood for a hearty Cuban Scramble, a few slices of sweet Challah French Toast, or a fusion-style egg wrap, the Daily Creative is sure to have something on its menu for every hungry Miamian. 

And the residents of Missoni Baia’s Midtown Miami condos can be back in the comfort of their own Edgewater home just minutes after finishing their workout or picnic in Margaret Pace Park. As the sun sets, they can relax in the building’s massive private spa, unwind in one of its many pools or hot tubs, or mix up a cocktail and take in the fading light from their private terrace. Please contact our team to learn about the waterfront lifestyle you can have at Missoni Bai. When you live here, all of Miami becomes your playground.

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Sunset Sips in Miami

Posted 03.14.2022

With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, Miamians are scoping the hippest spots to “be seen” this season. When it comes to fun in the sun, residents of the forthcoming Edgewater Miami condos at Missoni Baia will live at the intersection of the best of both worlds, waking up in stylish homes overlooking Biscayne Bay that are at a convenient travel distance from some of the city’s chicest places. Keep reading for our rundown of the hottest rooftop lounges in Miami.

High on the 40th floor of EAST Miami, Sugar offers visitors a hip Hong Kong-inspired bar and lounge while maintaining an exclusive ambiance. Billed as a “secret garden,” Sugar blends the relaxed vibes of an outdoor tapas bar with a happening nightlife to create an entertainment oasis in the heart of Brickell. Guests love the Asian-inspired food selections, including fresh poke and signature sushi rolls, which pair nicely with the strong cocktails on offer. 

For a more formal sit-down meal, residents should head to Watr at the Rooftop on Miami Beach, the Peruvian-inspired Japanese restaurant concept at 1 South Beach. Here, guests enjoy an exclusive menu of lunch and dinner cuisine as well as a late-night bar and lounge scene, all lubricated by exotic cocktails that integrate unique ingredients like tequila infused with al pastor-grilled pineapples and bourbon flavored by white miso syrup. All the while, visitors enjoy Atlantic Ocean views and balmy breezes from the bar’s deck of rich reclaimed wood, thanks to the hotel’s oceanside location on Miami Beach.

Just a little inland from Missoni Baia, residents can step into a portal and emerge on the Mediterranean island of Mykonos via Astra. This Greek-inspired lounge combines Greek cuisine and Miami style to create a one-stop destination for everything Mediterranean, including bone-rattling bass from the rotating cast of international DJs occupying the booth. Whether they’re enjoying oysters and cocktails during Bottomless Brunch, chowing down on a fresh branzino for dinner, or just dancing the night away against the backdrop of the hip Wynwood neighborhood, visitors are unlikely to forget their visit to Astra.

Of course, Missoni Baia residents don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes to enjoy panoramic waterfront views. Each residence at Missoni Baia includes a deep-set terrace with views of the city and water, and there’s no cover charge to enjoy a sunrise or sunset. Contact our sales team to learn more!

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Residence Spotlight: Townhouse 402

Posted 02.23.2022

The name “Missoni” evokes images of a jet-setting lifestyle replete with the finest of everything from food to fashion and beyond. At the Edgewater Miami condos of Missoni Baia, the dreams of European elegance and sophistication inspired by the Missoni brand become a reality. And nowhere is this more true than in the property’s grand Townhouses.

Let’s take a look at Townhouse 402.

Set right on the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay, this two-story home is a tranquil oasis that offers everything you need to enjoy the splendor of Miami.

From the moment you exit the private elevator and move into your home, you’re struck by the sleek and modern design of the interior. A gallery way that leads directly to the dining room is the ultimate spot for making a great first impression, as it’s an ideal place to display art or other design elements. Going further in, you’ll notice that at Townhouse 402, no detail has been overlooked, and, of course, only the best materials have been used.

While the design of the entire space is striking, the centerpiece of the home is the jaw-dropping view of the water from massive wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the natural splendor of the area. Picture yourself lounging in the great room with its soaring ceilings as you watch the sunset behind the bay. Or imagine waking up and starting your day by sipping coffee in the sun-flooded open-plan kitchen.

With 4,345 square feet of interior space, Townhouse 402 has a lot to offer. Relax and unwind in the study, or turn that space into a home office for the quickest commute to work you’ve ever had. The master suite boasts a massive walk-in closet and a luxurious master bathroom, and the two additional bedrooms include ensuites, bringing the total of bathrooms to 6.5.

Although you have access to resort-style amenities at Missoni Baia, like the fantastic Olympic-size pool, a spa, and tennis courts, to name a few, Townhouse 402 offers a private gym where you can get a workout at any time.

Townhouse 402 is also excellent for entertaining, especially if you want to take your get-togethers outdoors. The immense first-floor layout almost necessitates having a party, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a blowout to celebrate a special occasion. And, as a bonus, the 461-square-foot terrace is ideal for an al fresco cocktail hour or dinner, or for simply soaking up the Florida sun with friends. With the home’s aforementioned three bedrooms, there will always be a place for those lingering guests to sleep after the festivities have ended. Plus, in addition to all of the living and entertaining space at Townhouse 402, there’s room for anyone assisting you in the service quarters.

Does Townhouse 402 sound right to you? Contact us to learn more about this residence and all of the Midtown Miami condos for sale at Missoni Baia.

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Treat Yourself at Missoni Baia

Posted 02.10.2022

There are two things that make the wellness amenities at the Biscayne Bay Miami condos at Missoni Baia unlike any spa experience you’ve had before. One is the quality of design and services, and the other is the way they function in, and help define, the ecosystem of elevated living at these Miami waterfront condos for sale. This Valentine’s Day — or any day of the year — treat yourself to the sensory awakenings of the amenities at Missoni Baia.

The spa on the seventh floor offers saunas, steam rooms, lockers, and massage treatment rooms designed by Paris Forino. Everything about the space and its furnishings channels Forino’s impeccable aesthetic and captures the essence of visual and spatial serenity. Warm and neutral tones that evoke nature, wood paneling on the walls, and light wood floors create associations with Japanese hot spring centers and meditation rooms. Built-in cushioned benches frame inspiring views of the bay and invite residents to sit and take in the natural beauty of the area. The atmosphere Forino has created is a delight for the senses, and its minimalist palette can accommodate and help to create a completely relaxed state.

Start your day in the spa with a massage in one of the treatment rooms or on the outdoor terrace, and you’ll access reserves of energy that will keep you going whether you’re getting ready for a day of work or a day of total relaxation and rejuvenation at home. If it’s the latter, you can take inspiration from the Roman baths and curate a day for yourself from the menu of pool options located on the sixth-floor pool deck. Challenge yourself with laps in the Olympic-size lap pool or relax by the lounge pool on a stylish daybed graced with lush, signature Missoni textiles. Alternate dips with reading and sun time, and top it all off with a sunset soak in the whirlpool.

You’ll never need to leave home to have your hair and nails done, thanks to the in-house salon available on the fifth floor. Make a refresh to your look the perfect end to a day of pampering. Your pet can even get in on the action at the pet spa, also located on the fifth floor.

Having one of the largest resident-only spas in Miami at your disposal changes the way you relate to home and the relaxation it affords. It’s all a part of the way the design of Missoni Baia reflects a deep knowledge of what it means to bring beauty, luxury, and comfort to everyday life. To learn more about these Midtown Miami Edgewater condos, contact our sales team today.

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