TGIF: Edition 1 - Miami

First edition of TGIF (“Thank God it’s Friday!”) is live! This means that you can check in to thecopenhagentraveler.com every Friday to enjoy insider travel tips for weekend get-aways, hot hotel deals, competitions, interviews with interesting people in the business and much more! TGIF provides you with the ultimate insider information and inspiration for the weekend. First edition is a portrait of where to eat, stay, drink and shop in Miami. The lovely travel writer Roxanne Genier from luxeinacity.com has lived in the city herself - here’s her insider tips for the destination. 

Best of Miami
“Shimmering with both sunshine and glitz, Miami stays on everyone’s radar year after year. It’s the city with a cool attitude; a city where it’s easy to make new friends. Although I have lived in Miami for over a year while working aboard superyachts, I simply never get tired of making a pit stop to this infamous city to reconnect with jet setting friends. Over the years, I have discovered many sides of Miami, and below I share with you a few of my favorite destinations”. 

Where to stay: Setai - Miami Beach
“Miami is world-renowned for its myriad boutique hotels peppering a shoreline of sandy white beach. Hotels that host some of the best restaurants, nightclubs and oceanfront pools in the world. Picking a luxury hotel seems therefore nearly impossible. So why choose the Setai Miami Beach? Apart from the array of discreet and personalized services provided to guests by a friendly staff, the Setai Miami Beach embodies the best in luxury. If you get a chance to stay in one of their Ocean Suites, you will simply never want to leave. Admiring the sun rising over the shimmering blue ocean from behind your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows while eating breakfast in bed is simply priceless. I promise you that there has never been a more peaceful way to start the day”. 



The Setai Miami Beach


Where to eat: La Mar by Gaston Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental
“Peruvian cuisine in Miami? Yes please! With a stunning setting overlooking Biscayne Bay and the infamous Miami skyline, La Mar by Gaston Acurio is one of those restaurants that will stay on my mind for years to come. Why? First, the service is, without overstating it, one of the best I have experienced in the dining industry. Second, Peruvian food at this level is without a doubt, a gastronomic experience like no other. I discovered this Peruvian gem with a good friend, and we both agree that La Mar by Gaston Acurio is now one of our favorite dining spots in Miami”.



La Mar at Mandarin Oriental


Where to drink: Area 31 and Lilt Lounge at the Epic Hotel

“Everyone knows that Miami is a city that likes to party. From small Cuban lounges to notorious nightclubs, the city offers something for all taste. Saying this, if you are looking for an evening of fun without debauchery, head first to Area 31 for their happening Happy Hours (starts at 5 p.m.), then finish the night at the hotel’s Lilt Lounge. The crowd is young, beautiful and stylish”.

http://www.epichotel.com/miami-restaurant/area-31.html and http://www.epichotel.com/miami-lounge/lilt.html 


The Epic Hotel


Where to shop: Anatomie’s showroom

“Fancy a true fashion experience? Then instead of hopping from one posh boutique to the next in South Beach, become a fashionista and visit Anatomie’s showroom. Although you may not know Anatomie, rest assured, they are the next fashion brand to watch out for. Their style: chic yet very comfortable clothes that are designed for traveling the world. When I visited their showroom, I meet some of the most impressive clientele. Think la crème de la crème of American women - those who make the trends who are then followed by the rest of the world. Before stopping by, contact Shawn Boyer, the head designer, for an exclusive shopping experience”.


Anatomie’s showroom