Food is never just food to Miami Culinary Tours; it's a lens into the city's kaleidoscope of cultures and ethnic traditions. Their two- to three-hour walking tours weave through Miami's iconic neighborhoods, linking their history and residents to the flavors of their edible landscape. Over the course of each tour, guests discover local gems, sample time-honored family recipes, and really make it up to their taste buds for licking all those self-adhesive stamps. The guides' anecdotes might add extra spice to the Cuban sandwiches in the heart of Little Havana, or give a glimpse into the craft behind the empanadas cooked in a third-generation Argentinian bakery in South Beach.
Designed in the United States, crafted in Italy, and worn by celebrities and fashion mavens 'round the globe, Cosabella's comfortable, sensuous lingerie and swimwear put the “fun” in underwear. The flagship store stocks its shelves and packs its racks with Cosabella's comely collections, including Mare bathing costumes, Amore under-costumes, and Sex and the City cosmo costumes. Bras, such as the popular Soire molded model, range from $22.50 to $118, whereas panties sell for $17.50 to $77.50. Glamorous babydolls and chemises ($65–$163.50) are designed to keep mattresses awake with worry for their sleepers' warmth, and the swimwear is sure to catch the attention of flirtatious flounders and coquettish coral.
Sweating by oneself in a gym or underground elliptical bunker can cause blinding rage or the common cold. Work out with pals in the sunshine at the beautiful Exploratorium near the Palace of Fine Arts during five fitness classes with Basic Training. Basic Training's instructors mix strength, cardio, speed, and power into their workouts, and then add heaping tablespoons of friendship and fun to cook up muscle-building, calorie-burning, full-body chemical reactions of delicious fitness.
The family-owned downtown boutique has been outfitting the area with luxury accessories for the past 31 years. Splurge on a Lucien Piccard watch (starting at $200), try on a new pair of Prada or Ferragamo shades (starting at $260), or pick up a pair of cubic-zirconium earrings ($200). Ely-M also stocks one-of-a-kind jewelry, pieces by Lalique and Jay Strongwater, and Movado watches. This Groupon is applicable toward any merchandise excluding Cartier, Tag Heuer, and Mont Blanc.
A white sail propels a 50-foot sailing catamaran out into Biscayne Bay. The wind-powered watercraft belongs to Playtime Watersports, whose captains narrate ocean sailing tours or host private and corporate events as sunsets paint the sky. Elsewhere on the bay, wave runners and pontoon boats—two of Playtime Watersports' other rental watercraft options—churn up water as they drag race with thrill-seeking dolphins.
Despite its name, Playtime Watersports doesn't limit itself to on-water revelry. The staff hosts corporate outings such as Beach Olympics, with events including beach volleyball, sand sculpting, and scavenger hunts.