5 Things Miamians Are Talking About Right Now
We’re booking a gold-infused facial, buying tickets to a new pop festival and going to a four-star Fourth of July bash. You know, just another typical month in Miami. Here’s what to bring up at your next oceanfront happy hour.
The Most Blissed-Out Months of the Year
Say hello to the return of Miami Spa Months, when dozens of our favorite spas (the Fontainebleau, the Miami Beach Edition, the Delano) offer treatments priced at $109 and $139, instead of the usual $300 to $500. Some spas are taking it up a notch by offering poolside massages, champagne-inspired facials and free fitness classes followed by complimentary beach access. Look out for the 24-karat-gold facial (!) at the 1 Hotel South Beach, which uses gold and precious minerals to reduce inflammation, redness and puffiness.
Lunch of Champions
Chef Danny Serfer, known for upscale restaurants Mignonette and Blue Collar, just opened Vinaigrette in downtown. Set up inside the historic Alfred I. duPont Building, the retro sub shop specializes in cold Italian-inspired sandwiches (with plenty of vegetarian options, too). Now we just need to decide whether we want house-made roast beef with truffled pecorino, or turkey with banana peppers, mozzarella and Italian artichokes.
A Fall Festival Worth Planning Ahead For
Step aside, Ultra. We’ve got our eye on a new multiday music event coming to town: the Miami Beach Pop Festival (November 8 to 10). The eclectic lineup includes everyone from Jack Johnson and Maggie Rogers to Chance the Rapper and T-Pain, while food comes courtesy of Miami’s own James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Schwartz. Besides eats and beats, the festival is notable for its eco-conscious efforts, like a BYOBottle campaign, the use of only recyclable or biodegradable utensils, and beach cleanup efforts before, during and after the festival. Tickets just went on sale and are expected to sell out fast. You’ve been warned.
A Very Fancy Fourth
An icon of Miami glitz and glamour, the Biltmore is exactly where we want to be on the Fourth of July. The historic property is going all out for Independence Day, offering a live concert, fireworks and a themed barbecue with an open bar. (Um, yes please.) If you’re looking for something more laid-back, Bayfront Park in downtown will throw its annual bash (complete with a Budweiser beer garden and live music), and Key Biscayne will host a family-friendly parade followed by fireworks on the Village Green.
If You Can’t Take the Heat…Yeah, Neither Can We
Guys, it’s scorching out there. The city has experienced record heat in the last couple weeks, and it’s expected to only get worse. (Sigh.) But instead of hiding inside your air-conditioned apartment, you can stay cool and be social at these climate-controlled activities across town. (You might even need to bring a sweater.)