Bespoke Concierge Miami Fall 2014 : Page 13

Allen Morris Brickell Park, offers a rustic refuge where you would half expect [to see your] grandma folding fresh ravioli in the kitchen. [... Also,] do not miss a chance to indulge in the rich gelato available.” ( —Jay Baldridge, chef concierge at Mandarin Oriental, Miami Spa at Viceroy Miami 6. “[When] in need of getting ready for a night out, a must-stop [is] … RIK RAK SALON BOUTIQUE & BAR . You will be pampered like never before from the minute you walk in. … You can enjoy a glass of 8. “[Take a tour of ] FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI . There are two towering art pieces, Adam 1. “The 28,000-square-foot full-ser-vice SPA AT VICEROY MIAMI was designed by Philippe Starck. It also has a 2,500-square-foot gym offering expert trainers, a state-of-the-art cardio theater, integrated wellness classes, yoga, Pilates and a spinning studio. The beautiful 5,000-square-foot water lounge with a floating library, a reflecting pond, hot and cold plunge pools, and floor-to-ceiling windows [overlooks] Key Biscayne.” ( —Jorge Rocha, chef concierge at Viceroy Miami NAOE Bahía at Four Seasons Hotel Miami and Eve, sculpted from bronze by Colombian-born artist Fernando Botero. Also in the main lobby of hotel is the Seated Woman statue. Dine alfresco at Bahía poolside, … [which offers] very relaxing outdoor dining in a tropical setting. Enjoy the soothing waterfall and the Latin-influenced local flavor.” ( —John Lenis, concierge at Jade Ocean 9. “I highly recommend the Mary Brickell area to all our guests who are looking for a great place for dinner or nightlife. With [more than] 20 restaurants, they have a wide variety of different cuisines to choose from. … BALANS offers great brunch all day. … It offers breakfast all day long—great comfort food, along with great salads. You can get brunch every day, and they also make great drinks.” ( —Jorge Rocha, chef concierge at Viceroy Miami C SE 5th St SE 6 t h St 1 2 Dr i v e 3 Burlingame Island Brick ell Ke y SW 9th St SW 10th St SW 11th St SW 12th St 6 Brick ell Ave 9 5 Fifty Miami Ultra Lounge 2. “If you want to party in Brickell, you must check out FIFTY MIAMI ULTRA LOUNGE . Fifty stories up, [the lounge] reigns as Brickell’s most exclusive lookout point [with] a spectacular, Asian-inflected private pool and lounge atop the hotel.” ( —Jorge Rocha, chef concierge at Viceroy Miami 3. “You will not find another res-taurant in Miami, or probably in the U.S., like NAOE . This intimate Japanese restaurant creates a unique journey every night with ingredients flown [in] daily from Japan and an exclusive sake selection from the chef ’s family brewery.” ( —Fernando Pochulu, chef concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Miami 4. “If you’re looking for a upscale casual spot for happy hour or brunch, EDGE STEAK & BAR [at Four Seasons Hotel Miami] offers the best in the city. [Its] Sunday brunch was recently named one of the best brunch buffets in America by Travel & Leisure.” ( —Fernando Pochulu, chef concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Miami 5. “ PERRICONE’S [Marketplace & Cafe], surrounded by the foliage of SW 1st Ave 7 4 8 SE 14 th T race er chardonnay while one of the many professionals will guide and advise you of the endless services they have to offer.” ( —Giovanni Attardi, chef concierge at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami 7. “The [ BRICKELL/FINANCIAL DISTRICT WALKING TOUR ] takes you through some of the highlights of the southern portion of down-town Miami, known locally as the Brickell area, Brickell District or just Brickell. ... On this tour, you will see buildings made famous by shows like ‘Miami Vice,’ ‘CSI: Miami’ and ‘Burn Notice.’ ” (miamidowntowntour) —Chauncey Sullivan, concierge at Jade Beach Balans BESPOKE CONCIERGE FALL 2014 13

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