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Blog: A Weekend at Missoni Baia

Posted 04.24.2019

As your home base and private oasis, Missoni Baia serves as the start and finish to the perfect weekend in Miami. From Edgewater to Biscayne Bay, the perfect weekend awaits, and we’re serving up the perfectly crafted weekend with recommendations for museums, sunbathing, and fine dining, including an at-home feast created in your own state-of-the-art kitchen at Missoni Baia.

Saturday Brunch

Morgans is synonymous with comfort food. The white-painted 1930s house with a wraparound porch is homey from the first glance, and the black and white striped awning harkens back to Miami’s rustic, off-the-beaten-path past. Ask for a table on the porch, take in the morning air, and order raspberry flat cakes or brioche French toast—if you haven’t already overindulged in the mini-Danish from the basket that is delivered to every table before brunch. For a walk on the savory side, ask for eggs benedict or a delicate but filling omelet.

The Most Pleasant of Errands

Take a leisurely after-brunch stroll through the Upper East Side Farmers Market at Legion Park. You can browse seasonal specialties for a Saturday evening dinner in your condo, including local produce, grass-fed beef, and fixings for the quintessential Floridian meal: in-season stone crabs, home-baked bread, and honey—and fresh flowers to decorate the table. An assortment of vendors line the park, making for a colorful meander along the shoreline. As a bonus, ample free parking is available.

Culture Yourself

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has been a long-standing local favorite, showcasing 20th– and 21st-century international art. Since its earlier incarnations as the Center for the Fine Arts (CFA) and the Miami Art Museum, PAMM has evolved with the times and the community surrounding it, offering exhibitions that explore Miami as a cultural crossroads and gathering point for people of the world. PAMM is also known for promoting boundary-bending, interdisciplinary works and for interactive exhibitions that break down the wall between viewer and artist. Post-visit, you can stop by their restaurant, Verde, which serves a variety of fresh seasonal dishes like the Squash Blossoms Pizza with zucchini, goat cheese, and tomato sugo.

A Fabulous Dinner In

Remember those stone crabs and other sundries you procured at the farmers market? For a restaurant-worthy dinner in your own private residence, fire up each of the burners on your Gaggenau cooktop to steam your seafood and simmer the perfect dipping sauce. Your guests can take in the dramatic culinary display of sautéing and seasoning from the kitchen island. While they’re distracted by the stunning interplay between your kitchen’s Blue de Savoie marble counters, matte white lacquer cabinets, and mirrored backsplashes, reach into your wine cooler for a bottle of unoaked chardonnay or the champagne that you’ve been saving (this is, after all, the perfect weekend). Serve dinner with a freshly prepared green papaya salad, a morning-baked crusty loaf, and Florida-grown sweet corn on the cob with a touch of jalapeno butter. The large side-by-side fridge and freezer and pull-out pantry provide plenty of storage should there be any (unlikely) leftovers. Cleaning up is a breeze, thanks to your Gaggenau in-sink garbage disposal and zone dishwasher.

Sunday on Biscayne Bay

Get up early and grab your sunblock, a swimsuit, and a pair of shades for a trip out onto Biscayne Bay. On your way to the shore, stop at The Daily Creative Food Co for the Cuban Scramble of eggs, chorizo, and other savory sides, and be sure to grab a sack-lunch on your way out. The Charleston Post Pulled Pork will certainly travel well until hunger next strikes during your island adventure. Charter a craft and a captain for the day from Boat Miami Beach and enjoy waterskiing and tubing, or simply tour the open waters with a glass of champagne, while the licensed captain whisks you about the Bay. When you’re ready for a break, stop for lunch and a swim on Pace Picnic Island—that little grove of trees out in the middle of the bay that you see from your window at home. Part of the uninhabited Picnic Island chain, Pace Picnic Island is only accessible by sea. Sun yourself, open a cold one, and revel in your view of the Miami skyline across the water.

Unwind at Home, Miami-Style

Leave your swimsuit on, bypass your condo, and head straight to the fifth floor of Missoni Baia. There, you can relax in one of the daybeds next to the cantilevered pool, reading or taking in views of the bay. Kids can play in the nearby splash-pad play area or on the adjacent children’s lawn, and if you’ve got a little zip leftover from the afternoon’s waterskiing run, you can butterfly across the Olympic-sized lap pool. If not, take in a massage on the sixth floor at the in-house spa, complete with saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpool to finish working out any lingering knots in your muscles. Grill dinner on one of the outdoor barbecue and bar cabanas on the premises, or call Harry’s Pizzeria in the Design District for delivery of some serious wood oven pizza. If ever a guest doubts Miami’s pizza capabilities, you need only pass them a slice of the braised short rib, which was named one of America’s Best Pizzas by The Daily Meal.

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Living Well

Posted 04.10.2019

Luxury Magazine ran a feature on the wave of wellness amenities crashing over the luxury real estate market, and the holistic approach that Missoni and OKO Group are taking with the amenities at Missoni Baia is the highlight. The first branded residence from the renowned Italian fashion house will feature 249 Edgewater Miami condos as well as resort-worthy amenities that are all decked out in the signature Missoni style and inflected by OKO Group CEO Vladislav Doronin’s experience running the worldwide Aman chain. Residents will enjoy access to four pools, an elevated tennis court, a fully equipped spa with steam rooms and sauna, and a private yoga studio, all just feet away from beautiful Biscayne Bay.

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Meet Missoni Baia, one of the new tallest towers in Miami

Posted 04.09.2019

Colombian daily El Tiempo recently ran a feature on Missoni Baia, highlighting the building’s unique design and Missoni elements as its construction continues apace. Expected to be complete in 2021, the 57-story collection of Edgewater condos occupies 60 meters of beachfront property along beautiful Biscayne Bay, which will provide backdrops for the 249 luxury homes that will soon fill the tower. Residents will have access to a suite of resort-caliber amenities, including an elevated tennis court, bayside infinity pool, and large terrace complete with well-equipped cabins, decked out in Missoni colors and dotted with items from the elegant Missoni Home Collection.


Miami Real Estate on the Rise

Posted 04.09.2019

As a wave of infrastructure improvements washed over Miami in the past few years, international developer OKO Group invested in a pair of projects on the shores of Biscayne Bay that are poised to elevate beachfront living to new heights. The first of these towers to be completed will be the Missoni Baia, which was recently featured in a spread in Excellence Magazine. This collection of Edgewater condos will stand 57 stories tall and contain 249 luxury waterfront condos when complete in 2021. The building is being designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture and features interiors by Paris Forino, as well as elements from the Missoni Home collection and other Missoni-inspired touches like stripes of color along the bottom of one of the development’s many pools.

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Top Designs in Miami

Posted 04.09.2019

Colombian design magazine Interio recently celebrated the groundbreaking work that OKO Group is doing in Miami, highlighting the pair of residential projects that the international developer is erecting on the shores of Biscayne Bay. The first to completion will be the Missoni Baia, a 57-story tower housing a collection of luxury Edgewater condos. Designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture with interiors by Paris Forino, this stark tower features design elements selected and inspired by the iconic Missoni look, which comes through in the pops of color in the building’s public and amenities spaces. The tower is the first residential project from the Italian fashion house.


Missoni Baia, Status Magazine

Posted 04.05.2019

Status Magazine, a publication that covers the luxury market, recently featured a construction update for Missoni Baia, the first residence by the iconic Italian brand Missoni and its Missoni Home collection. When complete, this high-rise from Vladislav Doronin’s OKO Group and the eponymous design house will stand 57 stories tall and contain 249 luxury Edgewater Miami condos, each of which will feature a private balcony with a panoramic view of Biscayne Bay. In addition to a suite of resort-caliber amenities, Missoni Baia features neutral-tone interior design by New York’s Paris Forino, which creates the perfect backdrop for the pops of color provided by items from the Missoni Home collection.

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As Inventory Grows, So Do Towers in Expanding Edgewater

Posted 04.03.2019

Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood has everything going for it, from proximity to Downtown’s cultural and business destinations and an unbeatable waterfront location to Florida’s favorable tax code. At Missoni Baia, one of the collection of Edgewater condos going up right now, residents will also enjoy living in a gleaming tower decked out with patterns and items from the renowned Italian design house. The building’s amenities are currently under construction, with foundation work for the elevated tennis court and pool deck already underway. When complete next year, this OKO Group-developed tower will be home to 249 one- to five-bedroom luxury condos with private terraces offering unbeatable Biscayne Bay views.


Missoni Baia, luxury in the style of the exquisite signature Missoni

Posted 03.29.2019

Architectural Digest celebrated the world-class architects and designers behind Missoni Baia, the forthcoming collection of Miami bayfront condos from OKO Group and the eponymous Italian fashion house. Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture of Asymptote Architecture created a striking waterfront tower overlooking Biscayne Bay, where tiered terraces form a familiar linear pattern rising 57 stories into the air. Interior designer Paris Forino filled the building with sleek touches that highlight its proximity to the water, and, because Missoni Baia is located in the hip East Edgewater neighborhood, its residents will also enjoy a wealth of culture right outside their front door once the tower is complete in 2021.


BLOG: Paris Forino Spotlight

Posted 03.27.2019

Australian-born interior design maven Paris Forino sat down for a coffee-infused morning interview with the team at Missoni Baia. Forino revealed that it was during a gap year in Europe, following some time as a ballet dancer, that she “fell in love with design and beautiful spaces.” She later studied design in Sydney before settling in New York City and making her mark.

Missoni Baia is Forino’s first project in Miami, and the largest her firm has taken on since opening in 2012. With Missoni Baia — an amazing project, according to Forino — she aimed to capture the sunny and optimistic vibe of Miami in the interiors by using light and reflective materials to create serene and warm atmospheres.

She expounded further on the distinct and singular Miami aesthetic, which is an extension of a host of brimming local arts and cultural scenes combined with strong influences from Latin America. Forino focused on health and wellness when it came to the building’s common spaces, crafting refined, open areas that exude a sense of both vibrancy and tranquility.

Forino also discussed the role of the design house Missoni in the project, calling the company an “amazing inspiration” and explaining how brilliant furniture and fabrics from Missoni would populate and color the spaces. She compared Missoni Baia’s Edgewater neighborhood to the Hudson Yards project in Manhattan, saying that Edgewater, much like the ambitious new Chelsea development, is primed to be the next big thing.

During this discussion, Forino’s spirited enthusiasm for the Missoni Baia project was evident. It’s a world-class project by a world-class designer.

You can watch the full interview here, and check out the remarkable interiors of Missoni Baia here.


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Goodbye Little Haiti’s longtime Catholic high school. Hello elite private academy

Posted 03.18.2019

The site of a former Catholic school in Little Haiti will soon be home to Avenues: The World School, an elite private academy. After opening in Manhattan in 2012, the school created outposts in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Shenzhen, China, and will begin welcoming students to its Miami location in 2021, with the full campus opening the following year. The school isn’t the only draw in the revitalized neighborhood, however: in addition to a slew of new galleries, stores, and restaurants, the area is home to new luxury developments, like the Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia.


Wealthy CEOs and hedge-fund managers are flocking to Miami for the tax breaks, and it’s creating massive wait lists at the area’s elite private schools

Posted 03.13.2019

Miami’s generous tax breaks have made the south Florida city a haven for hedge-fund managers and CEOs in recent years, creating long wait lists at the city’s elite private schools, including Miami Country Day School and Ransom Everglades School. Fortunately for those flocking to the city and moving into new developments, like the Biscayne Bay condos at Missoni Baia, there’s a new entrant into the private school game that is ready to take on some of the overflow. Avenue: The World School, a private academy that first opened in Manhattan in 2012, will welcome students to its first Miami outpost in 2021.