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Blog: A Weekend at Missoni Baia

Posted 10.18.2021

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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“Spa at Sea” Massage and Wellness Cruise

Posted 09.27.2021

The first architectural dream child of the Missoni company, Missoni Baia is a tower overlooking Biscayne Bay whose design and ethos, much like the Missoni fashion label, embody laid-back, effortless luxury. It offers a way of life that emphasizes both wellness and inspiration and encourages ease by the simple fact of living there. Two of the best ways to relax are to get a massage and to commune with nature, and luckily for residents at these Miami Bayfront condos, the natural gifts of the beach, as well as the highest quality spa services, are located just steps away. For an all-out wellness, detox, and relaxation experience, you can combine the two and take a “Spa at Sea” wellness cruise with Miami Charters, located a short drive away from these Midtown Miami Edgewater condos.

The “Spa at Sea” cruise combines the luxury of Miami Charters yachts with the total relaxation of your choice of reflexology, Shiatsu massage, or Swedish massage. Swedish massage, one of the most classic forms of massage, begins with light strokes and includes kneading and vibration; so much more than just relaxing the muscles, it drains lymph channels and regulates breathing. Shiatsu massage is a Chinese modality based on acupuncture pressure points and often provides a boost in energy. Reflexology primarily focuses on the feet in accordance with the idea that different parts of the foot correspond to various parts and organs in the body. Whichever you choose, know that all three of these techniques promote wellness in the body and mind and set you up to be your physical and mental best self in the days ahead, all the more so because they take place on the deck of a yacht cruising through the water with sea breezes and an expert crew, complete with fresh snacks and drinks to serve you. You’ll get the meditative experience of being on the water with the sun beaming on your skin, calm and refreshed.

For treatments closer to home, visit the spa at Missoni Baia itself, another curated wellness experience, where the setting this time is the building’s dedicated wellness amenity space. A combination of inspired design and luxury treatments at their best, it’s the largest residents-only spa in Miami, and Missoni Baia residents will be able to luxuriate in a massage in a private room designed for optimal elegance by Paris Forino, or they can choose a detox treatment in the steam room or sauna. With the added opportunity to relax before, during, and after your appointment on the outdoor treatment decks, your wellness journey at the intersection of nature and luxury flourishes at the Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia. Contact us to learn more about our exquisite homes.

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Culinary Delights in East Edgewater

Posted 09.21.2021

Though Miami may be best known around the world for its sandy beaches, year-round temperate weather, and riveting nightlife, the Magic City has emerged in recent years as a global culinary powerhouse. World-class chefs and cutting-edge restaurants have made Miami a flourishing must-visit dining destination. Residents of Missoni Baia’s East Edgewater Miami condos are a stone’s throw from many of the city’s finest restaurants, which capture the range of top culinary talent, cuisines, and flavors that reflect Miami’s diverse and alluring spirit.

For refined Turkish and Greek fare, Mandolin Aegean Bistro transports patrons from the Miami shores to the Aegean Coast. Ahmet Erkaya and Anastasia Koutsioukis, the husband-and-wife team behind this bistro, carefully restored a charming 1940s home with garden and outdoor patio space, replete with distinctive details like antique sea-blue doors and window shutters. The welcoming decor, with rustic wood farm tables and fresh floral arrangements throughout, is almost as inviting as the main draw—traditional Greek and Turkish coastal food made with seasonal, local ingredients. The menu includes staples like a Greek sampler of classic spreads and baked feta, moussaka, beef souvlaki, and whole sea bass grilled with Aegean olive oil—all exquisitely rendered.

Located in the Wynwood Art District, dōma serves up Mediterranean-inspired, Southern Italian lunch and dinner offerings made with ingenuity from local ingredients, with a special emphasis on seafood and fish. The decor is natural light-infused and modern. True to its name, which means “home” or the “roof under which people gather,” dōma has a cozy ambiance, complemented by traditional dishes like the candele alla Genovese of “slowly cooked” beef ragu and parmesan cheese or the tagliolini of black truffle and French butter, while the “modern” column of the menu features items like homemade gnocchi with Argentinian prawns, green peas, and pecan crumble. Everything here, from the bites plates options of meatballs with sweet provolone cheese or fried calamari with zucchini to the desserts of classic tiramisu or vanilla pannacotta with strawberry puree and dried pineapple (to name just a few choices), will ensure a highly satisfying meal experience.

For sushi and other raw bar fare, SUGARCANE provides globally inspired small plate offerings. Since entering the Miami dining scene over a decade ago, this brasserie-style restaurant has won widespread acclaim, including being named “Restaurant of the Year” by Eater, all while maintaining a welcoming ambiance and a warm aesthetic inspired by Old Havana. Plates from the grill include Korean-style beef short ribs, skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, and the iconic dish of crispy duck leg confit, fried duck egg, and waffle. SUGARCANE sushi rolls complement their fresh sushi and sashimi offerings, while the raw bar includes the requisite seasonal oysters, along with shrimp and Florida snapper ceviches, Hokkaido scallops, and yellowfin tuna tartare, among others.

Each of these restaurants certainly merits repeat visits to taste their range of offerings—or simply to revisit a new favorite dish—as part of the exploration of Miami’s dynamic culinary scene near the Biscayne Bay condos at Missoni Baia. Contact the team at Missoni Baia to learn more about our exclusive collection of one- to five-bedroom bayfront homes.

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Designer Digs

Posted 09.02.2021

As Missoni Baia nears completion, fashionable Miamians are itching to move into these sleek, art-inspired homes along the shores of Biscayne Bay in the trendy Edgewater neighborhood. The building was designed by Hani Rashid with lush landscaping from Enzo Enea, while Paris Forino handled interiors under the watchful eyes of Angela and Rosita Missoni. The result is a sculptural tower that encompasses spacious, light-flooded homes and a suite of resort-style amenities that exude Missoni’s geometric and colorful aesthetic. Residents will enjoy swimming in five separate pools, lounging on one of the pair of poolside decks, unwinding in the building’s large private spa, or working up a sweat on the tennis courts or in the gym, all without leaving the fashionable confines of their own building.

 

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Breathtaking Views at Missoni Baia

Posted 08.27.2021

Interior designers, architects, and anyone with a keen eye for what makes a one-of-a-kind home know that stunning views add an intangible and immersive artistry and elegance to a residence. The East Edgewater Miami condos at Missoni Baia were designed with this principle in mind. Each residence takes advantage of its singular location with homes that showcase sweeping views of the city, Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay, and the rolling waves of the Atlantic beyond.

Each of the 249 residences at Missoni Baia’s waterfront architectural landmark reflect and display the striking East Edgewater setting in its full splendor. This Miami neighborhood is known as one of the most picturesque locales in a city recognized the world over for its stunning natural beauty and glistening cityscapes. Missoni Baia extends 200 feet along Biscayne Bay, over 57 expansive floors that take advantage of both their proximity to water and their soaring heights to create unparalleled panoramas.

When residents enter their homes at Missoni Baia — from one-bedrooms to palatial five-bedroom residences — they are greeted by a feast for the eyes. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows frame expansive, open living spaces, and allow extraordinary views and natural light to stream in throughout the day. Oversized private terraces let residents take in the views directly, whether it’s a sunrise over the calm blue waters of the bay to accompany their morning coffee, or miles of glittering Miami skyline as a backdrop to drinks with friends and colleagues in the evening.

 Of course, stunning views are not the only showstopping feature here. Each room in these Edgewater Miami condos was designed by Paris Forino to reflect the natural surroundings of serene sky, sun, and water — from kitchens with elegant Blue de Savoie marble counters and matte-white lacquer cabinets, to bathrooms with Dolomite mosaic and wall tiles, Calacatta Ice marble counters, and sparkling chrome fixtures.

 Together, these details allow residents to fully bask in the scenic and tranquil setting that is the East Edgewater neighborhood of Miami. To put it simply, the natural beauty of the area not only surrounds your Missoni Baia home, it is a part of it.

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Waterfront Condominium in Miami Reaches Construction Milestone

Posted 08.17.2021

Representatives from developers OKO Group and Cain International celebrated the topping off of Missoni Baia, their forthcoming codeveloped luxury tower on the shore of Biscayne Bay in Miami.“We’re excited to soon welcome residents to their new homes,” said OKO Real Estate CEO Vanessa Grout. “As we quickly approach the building’s completion later this year, purchasers are seeing a new standard of construction and design brought to Miami’s best new neighborhood.” When complete, residents of these one- to five-bedroom Edgewater condos will enjoy sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows as well as from their deep-set private terraces and the building’s many luxury amenities, which will include multiple pools as well as a large spa and tennis courts.

 

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Residential High-Rise in Miami Tops Out

Posted 08.17.2021

Most of the building’s 249 luxury Edgewater condos were already in contract when Missoni Baia topped out in early August, with $110 million worth of sales at the OKO Group-developed tower taking place since January. Move-ins are expected by the end of the year, and crews are now turning their attention to the building’s interior, much of which will ultimately be decorated with the bold colors and striking patterns for which the eponymous fashion house is known. The colorful, luxury amenities will stand alongside minimalist one- to five-bedroom residences with layouts that emphasize Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami views through floor-to-ceiling windows and deep-set terraces.

 

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Missoni Baia Tops Out in Miami

Posted 08.17.2021

The first branded tower from the Missoni fashion house has topped out on the shore of Biscayne Bay, with move-ins expected later this year. Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture handled the building’s minimalist exterior, while the interiors will be richly decorated with Missoni’s bold colors and patterns. Homes at the 649-foot-tall Missoni Baia tower range in size from one- to five-bedrooms, each with 10-foot ceilings and a private balcony. Residents of these Edgewater, Miamicondos will enjoy access to a suite of resort-style amenities, including five pools, a private Aman-inspired spa, a fully equipped fitness center, and even a separate spa for pets.

 

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Foreign Investment Roaring Back To Miami

Posted 08.16.2021

After international interest in South Florida waned during the pandemic, properties like OKO Group’s forthcoming Miami condo towers Missoni Baia and Una Residences are seeing a surge in South American interest. “In recent months we’ve had nearly 40 sales to international buyers,”  said Kari Fernandez, vice president of sales at the pair of developments. “Whereas in the previous year during the same time period, we had six international sales.” The stylish towers and waterfront locations are a major draw for international buyers from places like Brazil and beyond, many of whom are looking for both a place to stay when they visit the states and a solid investment.

 

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Posted 08.15.2021

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Edgewater Tower Tops Off

Posted 08.14.2021

Developers OKO Group and Cain International bet big with Missoni Baia, the forthcoming branded tower that recently topped off along the shores of Biscayne Bay in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, and with more than half of the building’s 249 homes already in contract and the project expected to be delivered ahead of schedule, that wager is paying off. At 57 stories, this collection of Edgewater condos represents the best of South Florida living, complete with spacious private terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and minimalist interiors that maximize natural light and sweeping Bay and Downtown views. Missoni’s signature aesthetic will inform the building’s public areas, which contain resort-style waterfront amenities, including multiple pools and a large private spa.

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