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Blog: Flavors of Edgewater

Posted 04.24.2019

Away from the many showy and sceney venues of South Beach—and near the new Biscayne Bay waterfront condos at Missoni Baia—several culinary innovations and fusion restaurants are causing a stir among locals and tourists alike. The following sites are all just a short drive or Uber ride away from these luxury East Edgewater condos, and they’re where you’ll want to be this summer.


MC Kitchen – 4141 NE 2nd Avenue

Aspen-born chef Dena Marino made a name for herself in Colorado, but in Miami’s Design District, she is making it household. Utilizing her Nonna’s authentic recipes and techniques, she has infused rustic Italian cuisine with a contemporary emphasis on farm-to-table ingredients, and the results must simply be tasted to be believed. Simple, flawlessly executed recipes bring the richness of the Italian flavor palette to life, but with a uniquely American sensibility – take, for example, the Tennessee Honey Glazed Eden Farm Pork Chop, accompanied by a ceci puree, and a mind-blowing hash composed of brussels sprouts, bacon, and apple. The Capellini con Bottarga is not to be missed, either, tossed in a unique sauce featuring oven-dried tomatoes, chilis, and orange zest.


Mandolin – 4312 NE 2nd Avenue


Aegean cuisine thrives on simplicity, and in this sense, fans of Missoni Baia’s clean and crisp architecture will find spiritual harmony in their experience at husband-and-wife team Ahmet Erkaya and Anastasia Koutsioukis’s Mandolin Aegean Bistro. Set in a restored 1930’s-era home, this restaurant offers a dining experience that transports you to another time and continent, both through its atmosphere and its menu. Try the manti dumplings, featuring minced lamb, garlic yogurt, Aleppo pepper (not too spicy, we promise!) and burnt butter, and make sure to pinch yourself – yes, you’re still in Miami!


Sugarcane – 3252 NE 1st Avenue

With its sister location being named one of Las Vegas’s best new restaurants in 2016, Sugarcane is known for its outstanding food selection and beautiful presentation. The dishes are served tapa-style, allowing patrons to try a selection of menu options. Guests are awed by the fun, festive, inviting entrance and surrounding atmosphere that includes both indoor and outdoor seating. With the add-on of spotless service throughout the dining experience, Sugarcane is certainly an easy spot to spend hours, sipping cocktails and people watching. When you stop in, do yourself a favor and try the Foie Gras and Duck Fried Rice!


NOA Café – 2711 NE 2nd  Avenue


This little gem of a restaurant is tucked away and can be easy to miss if it’s not on your radar. However, once you’re in the know, you’ll be glad NOA Café is just a short drive from Missoni Baia, with convenient street-side parking available right around the corner. A great find for healthy food that won’t leave you feeling overstuffed, the menu features an array of homemade Israeli dishes. With happy hour deals, outdoor seating, and the option to bring your dog along for the fun, it’s easy to understand how NOA has become a locals’ favorite. When you make the trek, say yes to indulgence and go for the flourless chocolate cake.


Mignonette Miami – 210 NE 18th  Street


Nestled on a corner in Downtown Miami, Mignonette is known for real food and real service. Offering fresh, carefully prepared dishes that are filled with flavor, Mignonette is where you go to splurge on some of the tastiest seafood in town. The expansive wine list includes a lot of lighter, lesser-known whites that are great to pair with the dishes, especially the seafood tower or clams casino. And there is ample parking if you choose to take a drive from the luxury residences at Missoni Baia.


Lagniappe – 3425 NE 2nd Avenue


Lagniappe is a fantastic little wine bar, filled with an eclectic array of sofas, tables, and chairs. As you enter, you’ll immediately see the stage where live musical acts jam out throughout the evening. Pick your own meat and cheese plate, order a bottle of your favorite vino, and enjoy the gorgeous patio that is illuminated with twinkling lights and decorated by lush vines. The attentive service, reasonable prices, and dog-friendly, relaxed atmosphere make this a fun spot to spend an evening with friends.


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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.