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.
Each Dolce Vita Gelato Cafe honors the dessert's Italian ancestry with an authentic recipe and a repertoire of 42 kosher-friendly flavors. Best-selling classics include real-bean vanilla and Belgian–style chocolate, as well as fresh, fruit-hoarding varieties such as strawberry, mango, and lemon; trailblazing palates may prefer foreign tastes such as the dulce de leche or chocolate Ferrero Rocher. Because Dolce Vita's gelato contains only 8% butterfat, the sweet, silky treats make a perfect snack option for those watching their waistline or those who typically enjoy their dessert with a side of bacon. Wrap hands around a small cup or sugar cone ($3.75–$5) or a large cup or waffle cone ($6.50 each) to get a taste of a spoon-optional sustenance that drives ice cream to shame and popsicles back to their former careers as extremely perishable traffic batons . Gelato prices may vary among store locations.
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.
Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.
Brownes' 75-minute signature manicure and pedicure (a $70 value) will pamper your finger shingles and toe shells. Surrender your appendages to the care of experts as they undergo a salt soak, scrub, and massage. Nails will be buffed, rebuffed, filed, and given an extremely French 'do. You will also receive your choice of eyebrow treatment—give your brows some time apart with a wax (a $19 value) or a tweeze (a $24 value). The massages at Brownes & Co. soothe the work-weary body and soul. A therapeutic rescue massage (a $105 value) utilizes deep-kneading tissue techniques to undo knots and built-up tension, whereas the Well Being massage (a $105 value) synthesizes aromatherapy oils with a multitude of refreshing massage techniques. The combination Swedish and shiatsu massage (a $95 value) ends the longstanding feud between Sweden and Asia by conducting relaxing peace talks on your back. Relight your internal furnace and felxibilify your tense muscles with a Rock Your Kasbah hot-stone massage (a $105 value). Go online to schedule your appointment.
Artsee Eyewear has captured the attention of fashion icons and casual window shoppers alike with new and vintage style-conscious eyeglass frames. Raucous parades of oracular accouterments from around the world march into the shop each week, creating a well-curated assortment with innovative eyewear ranging from $300 to $1,600, with most frames clocking in at $535. In addition to flaunting day-to-day spectacles, the boutique also reveals itself to be a treasure trove of stylish sunglasses, garnering best sunglass store For Eccentrics by New York magazine, a title previously held by fashion-heavyweight The Mad Hatter's Haberdashery. Rivaling the eyewear in expressive personality is the store itself, clad in engaging visual art that changes as a new exhibition is ushered into the store every other month.