A Lazy Sunday in Miami

08/12/2016

Spa

 

Your Sunday begins in Brickell Flatiron itself; ascend to the Sky Pool and take a dip as sunlight and 360-degree views over Miami stream in through the windows. If you’re up to it, try a couple of laps in the pool or a spot of gentle yoga or Pilates in the Sky Gym; if you’re not, just sip a juice from the bar before your bespoke therapy at the Sky Spa. Whether it's a massage, a facial, or another type of skin treatment, your experience is guaranteed to release all the stresses and strains of the week and prepare you for the rest of your day.

 

Brunch

 

By now, it's time for brunch—something that Miami excels at. After your swim (or your Saturday night at the bars), you’re probably yearning for something hearty, which you’ll find at Blue Collar, with its artichoke Benedict, lemon buttermilk pancakes, and the famous Brandon's Breakfast—a feast of French toast, bacon, sausage, hash, and fruit salad, all covered (if you choose) in maple syrup. For something a little more European, book a table at Buena Vista Bistro, where you can indulge in quiche Lorraine, croissants, and cafe au lait.   

 

Culture and Retail Therapy

 

With your stomach satisfied, it's time for something cerebral. Miami is packed with art galleries; enjoy the exhibits at David Castillo Gallery—a dilapidated warehouse transformed into a contemporary art space featuring the avant-garde work of artists like Kate Gilmore, Luis Gispert, and Susan Lee-Chun. Otherwise, take a stroll through Wynwood Walls—an alfresco art gallery that offers an ever-changing roster of murals. If your idea of a relaxing Sunday afternoon involves retail therapy, head to Aventura Mall—Miami's premier luxury shopping destination—and wander through the arcade, spending your hard-earned cash in classic stores like Calvin Klein, Burberry, and Bloomingdale's.

 

Home for Dinner

 

After a weekend spent at Miami’s bars and restaurants, Sunday evening is the best time to make the most of your custom-designed Italian kitchen with its Miele appliances. Rustle up something easy, crack open a bottle of wine, and finish your weekend watching the sun go down from your elliptical balcony. Banish those Sunday night blues: tomorrow is still a million miles away.