SoBe I / Collins Ave

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Get your walk­ing boots on or throw a leg over (see Very Use­ful/Around Town) for this puls­ing Deco and neon heart­land of retail chains and cloth­ing-chal­lenged dolly birds. Most stores open daily un­til late. Start at In­ter­mix at #634 Collins (re­mem­ber to lop the last two dig­its off to get the cross street ie. 6th) / 305 531 5950 / work­ing its sandy lo­cale with tons of re­sort wear (w). Down a sugar-blasted café con leche at Puerto Sagua at #700 / 305 673 1115, then power on up to Taj by Sabrina at #763 / 786 276 1300 / tajbysab­ / with easy, breezy tunics and kaf­tans. Ei­ther sashay left on 8th for saucy swimwear at #231a On­dadeMar / 305 531 5965 / on­dade, or right for Cos­abella at Suite 7 (of­fi­cially 760 Ocean) / 305 534 4731 / cos­ / with sophisty knick­ers and sexy cossies, and Ba­sico / Suite 3 / 305 695 0204 / trendy gents’ togs. Pop into next door Pinoc­chio / #760 Ocean Dr. / for a cuppa joe to go, or take a pew on the cor­ner at 24-hr News Café at #800 / 305 538 6397 / good gawk­ing, meh coffee. Cul­ture quo­tient run­ning low? Ei­ther head left into 10th and on to Wash­ing­ton for the Wolf­so­nian (see Ac­tiv­i­ties) with Pan Pan Café for an­other java jolt, or push up Ocean to #1001 for the Art Deco Wel­come Cen­ter / 305 531 3484 / daily tours / You’ll soon see the hordes at the gates of Ver­sace’s for­mer man­sion at #1116, now sump­tu­ous The Villa by Bar­ton G. (see Rest./Fancy.). Ei­ther push on past them, and guys who could be Ira or Myra, to set­tle for a bevy at King & Grove Tides ter­race at #1220 / (see Ac­com.), or nip left at 11th St. then right into Collins for Dream South Beach at #1111, with High­bar (see Bars) also handy for a sun­set tip­ple later, and la­bel gi­ant The Web­ster (see Stand­out Stores) at #1220. Nip north on Collins, past Lin­coln (see Lin­coln Rd. itin) to run the ho­tel gaunt­let – The De­lano on the right at #1685 has a teeny Base (see Stand­out Stores) and lux­u­ri­ous ‘life­style medicine’ at Club Essen­tia (see Spa). Op­po­site on the next cor­ner, pass by the SLS Ho­tel (see Ac­com.) at #1701, home to trendy Jap diner Kat­suya by Starck and molec­u­lar Span­ish The Bazaar (see Rest./Fancy), then ei­ther head left into 17th St. for Casa Tua (see Rest./ Fancy), or straight ahead for The Raleigh (see Ac­com.) at #1775 with chef-about-town Michael Schwartz’s epony­mous slow-food restau­rant within. It’s on to Guys & Girls at #1801 / 305 341 1392 / for hip beach wear, then Shore Club at #1901 hides NYC fash­ion im­port Scoop / 305 532 5929 / scoop­, and Vi­o­let & Grace’s gamine-ap­proved jew­els / 305 534 1500 / vi­o­le­tand­ Sol­dier on to Atrium at #1931 / 305 695 0757 / atri­um­nyc. com / with all your sea­side sar­to­rial and ac­ces­sories needs (m/w). Bump right into 20th St. for Town­house (see Ac­com.), with BONDST (see Rest./ Smart) for scene-y sushi, or con­tinue on to The Se­tai (see Ac­com.) at #2001, with di­vine Brit lux­ury house Asprey / 305 532 2990 / / and pan-Asian The Restau­rant. Bey­oncé your booty up a few blocks, with the Bass mu­seum at #2100 (see Ac­tiv­i­ties) on your left be­hind the park, hous­ing El­e­men­tal / 305 673 7530 / el­e­men­tal­store. com / for in-vogue wares with whimsy, and the W South Beach (see ac­com.) on your right at #2201, with Liv­ing Room (see Bars) and Bliss (see Spa) for a cock­tail and a rub­down. Go on, diva out.

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