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Blog: Flavors of Edgewater

Posted 05.25.2019

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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The Miami Luxury Real Estate & Design Open House

Posted 05.16.2019

The beautiful waterfront homes at Missoni Baia were featured in Fortune International Group’s March information session and open house, where guests learned about the financial, lifestyle, and aesthetic benefits of moving to Miami. While tax experts from leading firm WithumSmith+Brown discussed the Sunshine State’s generous tax incentive program, Modern Luxury Manhattan’s National Interiors Editor sat down with interior designer Nicole Fuller to discuss how Edgewater condos like Missoni Baia are blending indoor and outdoor spaces. When complete, this waterfront tower, which will be the first collection of branded residences from the renowned Italian fashion house, will include a suite of resort-style amenities designed with the iconic Missoni look.

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Luxury Defined

Posted 05.05.2019

Brickell Magazine caught up with renowned interior designer Paris Forino to uncover the inspiration behind her designs for Missoni Baia, the forthcoming collection of luxury Edgewater condos from OKO Group, Asymptote Architecture’s Hani Rashid, and the iconic Missoni fashion house of Italy. “Miami has a beautiful, sunny, and optimistic vibe unmatched anywhere else in the world,” said Forino, who drew on the city’s abundance of sunlight and serene atmosphere to create spacious minimalist interiors for the condos and resort-caliber amenities spaces, which Forino describes as having “a clean, calm, and elemental feeling to them, representing understated and refined elegance at its finest.”


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Colombian architects and real estate add works in the world

Posted 05.03.2019

El Tiempo recently ran a piece highlighting the work of Colombian real estate professionals in the United States, particularly the Sanclemente Group’s María Virgina Velásquez, who works with clients like OKO Group’s Vladislav Doronin. OKO Group’s latest project, Missoni Baia, is a perfect example of the firm’s dedication to creating unparalleled luxury homes in some of the world’s hippest locations. Rising from the shores of Biscayne Bay, this collection of Edgewater condos, which is the first residential project from the renowned Italian design house, will offer residents panoramic Downtown and Biscayne Bay views from their spacious homes, as well as a suite of resort-caliber amenities designed with the Missoni aesthetic.

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Mexicans, now more than ever, continue investing in Miami

Posted 05.03.2019

As buyers from around the world flock to the luxury condos lining Biscayne Bay, Mexican investors have shown a preference for OKO Group’s projects, particularly Missoni Baia. “We have seen a great growth in our Mexican clientele since we went out to the market,” Sales Director Ana Gómez told Expansion. “They have loved the project and the area in which we are located.” These Edgewater Miami condos represent a unique opportunity to live in the first Missoni-branded residences in the world, complete with Missoni-inspired design elements and items from the Missoni Home Collection dotting the resort-style amenities spaces, including the expansive pool deck and private spa.

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Fashion Meets Real Estate In These Vertical Developments

Posted 04.24.2019

Fashion lovers and real estate mavens are coming together to fawn over projects like Missoni Baia, where haute couture meets luxury residences to create an immersive aesthetic experience. The first residential project from Missoni is being developed by Vladislav Doronin’s OKO Group, which is bringing its experience with luxury resorts and homes to the shores of Biscayne Bay to create the ultimate collection of Edgewater Miami condos. In addition to living in spacious homes with private terraces looking out at 180-degree bay views, residents of Missoni Baia will enjoy a suite of resort-caliber amenities, including a private spa, multiple swimming pools, and an elevated tennis court, all with Biscayne Bay as the backdrop.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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