July 23, 2017

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Miami : the Perfect union of Sunshine and Holiday Shopping

Although cold winter nights, white blankets of snow and curling up in front of a fire might be ideal for some, there’s a lot to be said about swimming in the ocean on Christmas day, barbecuing holiday brunch in flip flops and shorts, and forgoing boots, scarves and coats, for bare feet, shades and sunscreen.

This is why the residents of Miami love their home. With very little precipitation and daily highs in the mid 70s, winter is a spectacular time to vacation in Miami.

For visitors wishing to wrap up their holiday shopping list in the background of balmy temperatures and ocean breezes, a stop by the luxurious Design District is a must-see. The influx of interest in Miami Beach as a city of wealth and possibility for high-end brands has resulted in luxury houses flocking to the city in droves to the art-involved neighborhood of Design District.

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The Design District is not only a shopping destination, but it also serves as a crossroads of continents. So it’s no wonder that the watchmaker brand Parmigiani Fleurier choose Miami for their first US stand-alone store. Gourmand legacy Lauduree recently opened there as did Fendi with a 10,000 square foot flagship store; and the likes of Dior and Van Cleef Arpels are slated to open soon.

This month, be sure to see the Snarkitecture installation which serves as a place of rest and relaxation for holiday shoppers. The installation offers abstracted and exaggerated interpretations of the traditional holiday candy cane form. Fabricated from fiberglass and foam, each of the four candy canes is approximately thirty feet long and nearly three feet in diameter.  If you want to bring the children along, be sure to celebrate the holidays at Family Day on December 13th and create special gifts with hands-on activities for the whole family while enjoying holiday music by School of Rock.

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The Miami Design District embodies design, fashion, art and architecture, and did we mention that the daily highs are in the mid 70s in December? After shopping till you drop, take a tropical time-out, grab your sunscreen and head back to the beach.

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