SoBe II / Lincoln Rd
Start your spree at Lincoln and Washington and go west away from the ocean along this mostly pedestrianised mall. First on your left at #438 Lincoln Rd. is sultry swimwear store OndadeMar / 305 535 3588. Slide on up Lincoln and nip left into Pennsylvania, where sandal fans mob Tuccia Di Capri at #1630 (see Adv. Shop.). Retrace left into Lincoln and pop into Pink Palm on your right at #723 / 305 397 8097 / pinkpalm.com / for cheeky cards and pressies. Barrel right into Jefferson for Brownes & Co. at #1688 / 305 538 7544 / brownesbeauty. com / an old-fash apothecary and spa for a ton of beauty prods, or left for Consign of the Times at #1635 / 305 535 0811 / consignofthetimes.com / full of ultra-luxe, pre-loved discoveries. Across the street beckons Etc. at #1628 / 305 673 4382 / etc-miami.com / artsy homeware, watches and jewellery. Back on Lincoln a block west, sate your sweet tooth at #801 Dylan’s Candy Bar / 305 531 1988 / with over 5,000 sweets and a mean rum-spiked milkshake. Continue for Koto Aspen at #811 / 305 532 5686 / kotoaspen. com / oh-so nifty gifts and toys for big boys, then further down, you’ll spy a courtyard on your right at #927; hidden in the right hand corner is Books & Books (see Standout Stores), or enjoy a perve at its pavement Café (see Lunch). Peruse lifestyle mecca Base at #939 (see Standout Stores), then go either left into Michigan for The Frieze at #1626 / 305 538 0207 / thefrieze.com / icy, creamy licks, or right into Michigan for timelord Matthew Bain / by appt. only / (see Adv. Shop.) across at #1680. Back on Lincoln, splurge on big-ticket eyewear, watches and cameras at #1024 Vault / 305 673 5251 / vaultworldwide.com. Refuel at Segafredo at #1040 / 305 673 0047 / sze-originale.com, where the Colombian drug of choice is the ground brown stuff. Whip to 1111 Lincoln, by starchitects Herzog & de Meuron, and load up at Brazil’s Osklen / 305 532 8977 / osklen.com / m/w; then fill fill up with a burger at Danny Meyer’s paraíso Shake Shack / 305 434 7787 / shakeshack.com, next to unique face furny shop Artesee Eyewear at #1658 / 305 538 3737. Exit right back to the mall and then eyes to the sky! Note for later that at penthouse level is Juvia (see Bars) with the It view of Miami Beach, then charge into showstopper Alchemist (see Standout Stores) at #1109, with a second store in the glass box at Carpark Level 5 (facing Alton), worth a visit if only for the award-winning architectural design. Across Lincoln is Baires Grill (see Rest./Relaxed) at #1116, with a terrace amid Raymond Jungles’ watery Everglades scape; or turn right into Alton and fill your pantry at Epicure (see Very Useful) on the left at #1656. Exit Epicure through the back and left for Panizza at #1229 / 305 695 8800 / on the corner, and resto nabes Altamare at #1233 / 305 532 3061 / alta marerestaurant.com / and Haven at #1237 (see Rest./Smart). Now, it’s a bit of a schlep but The Standard (see Accom.), with sunset-soaked Bayside Grill (see Rest./Relaxed) and Spa (see Spa), is 15 mins away across the causeway. Exit Panizza right, up Lincoln, right onto West, left at 17th St. and over two bridges (turning right after the first bridge into Bay Rd. takes you to Burger & Beer Joint at #1766 / 305 672 3287 / bnbjoint.com / with foie gras, lobster, and tuna-topped patties) onto Belle Isle, where it’s to your right, or just hop in a cab, you lazy Lolita.