Neighborhood Highlight: Miami Design DistrictPosted 09.23.2023
Miami’s Design District is a mecca for fine art, high-end design, and storefronts of some of the greatest names in fashion, all just minutes from the Midtown Miami Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia. An afternoon spent here is more than just a shopping trip, it’s a creative experience — one that includes some of the best restaurants in Miami, so you can pair your day of visual discovery with some gastronomic adventures.
In a neighborhood filled with architectural marvels and outdoor as well as indoor installations, it’s only natural that there is a Public Art Tour that helps you discover the area as something greater than the sum of its parts — the neighborhood is a work of art in itself. On the tour, you’ll get up close and personal with outdoor works like Buckminster Fuller’s “Fly’s Eye Dome,” Virgil Abloh’s “Dollar a Gallon III,” and John Baldessari’s pair of giant wall murals, “Fun (Part 1)” and “Fun (Part 2).”
A few of the stores, such as Dr. Barbara Sturm, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, and Ganni, not only sell products but also take you on a tour of discovery. Each of these thoughtfully designed shops introduces you to visionaries in their fields in an environment made for browsing and relaxing. Sturm is world renowned for the way her skin products and beloved facials combine beauty ideals with innovative science. Kurkdjian’s shop is a place where you can buy perfume and rediscover it, too. You’ll find scent blends created with the subtlety and originality of a poet. At Ganni, Scandinavian design is given a playful twist by husband and wife team Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup. Round out your summer wardrobe with the latest from Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Celine. Fill your Edgewater Miami condo at Missoni Baia with design masterpieces from B&B Italia, Janus et Ci, and the Luxury Living Showroom, which features Fendi Casa, Bugatti Home, Baccarat La Maison, and the Ritz Paris Home Collection.
After shopping and taking in the art, treat yourself to dinner at one of the three Design District restaurants that have been awarded Michelin stars: Cote, Le Jardinier, and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, the only restaurant in Florida to receive two of the coveted stars. At the 34-seat dining counter overlooking an open kitchen, guests at L’Atelier will have a glimpse of the cooking process while feasting on poached black bass with mussel and vanilla broth, and squab with foie gras and mashed potatoes. You’ll want to come back to taste everything at this award-winning restaurant, where the visual pleasure of your surroundings, like the streets and shops of the district itself, emphasizes the fact that here you are experiencing the best of the best in design and luxury living. Contact the sales team at Missoni Baia today to learn more about the surrounding area and all the excitement it has to offer!