Color was everywhere in Miami. I started noticing on the drive from the airport toward downtown, when every other building we passed seemed to have a vibrant paint job, often accentuating balconies (another thing of astounding abundance).
There were splashes of rainbow as decorative facade or as street art around Wynwood Walls. There were laidback Art Deco color schemes on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. There were the iconic lifeguard towers.
There were so many royal poincianas around town, which made think, why shouldn’t we expect scarlet explosions in trees?
And there were all the ceviches we encountered, plates of delicate tones that look as fresh as they taste.
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1111 Lincoln Road—Cool parking garages are a dime a dozen in Miami, we discovered, but the Herzog & de Meuron showstopper still stands out. It looks wild from the street but is truly a revelation once you go to the very top. Scale, proportions, views!
Miami Beach EDITION—We did not stay in this hotel, but had a fun time exploring the grounds. (Somewhere in there is a technicolor ice skating rink/bowling alley.)
Miami Design District —Yes, the design district is pretty much a fancy mall, but it is also a visual feast, from the recreation of the Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome to IG-friendly hammock-like swings from Konstantin Grcic to the sumptuous store facades and interiors. The food hall, St. Roch Market, is a nice place to chill, especially if a sudden thunderstorm strikes like it did for us. I loved the food from Peruvian-Japanese eatery Itamae. From MDD, Wynwood Walls is just a quick ride away.
Azucar in Little Havana—I didn’t have high expectations coming here since it seemed like The Ice Cream Spot for Tourists, but let me tell you, their signature flavor “Abuela Maria” with guava, cream cheese, and bits of Maria cookies, is truly memorable!
One Thousand Museum—aka Zaha Hadid’s first high-rise in the U.S. is complete and it’s unmissable on the Miami skyline. So strange but cool to see Zaha’s swoopy style soar to such heights.