Miami SCENE ž¸ Basking in the sun while the rest of the country shivers (average year-round high is 75), Miami tempts with 17,000-plus hotel rooms and seven miles of bustling beach. The city beats to its own drum and bass thanks to a diverse club scene featuring Mynt (projections!), RokBar (leather!) and LIV (lights! shown right).
EATS & DRINKS ž¸ Rooftop cocktails are de rigueur in SoBe. Sip an electric martini that matches the nearby neon signs at Spire Bar & Lounge at The Hotel, or watch the stiletto catwalk that is Ocean Drive (shown below) from Wet Willie’s second-fl oor perch. For eats, indulge at Dolce restaurant. It’s as stylishly Italian as a Fendi handbag and of ers unbeatable wood- fi red pizza margherita and seafood risotto.
GIRLS ž¸ Hit up Miracle Mile’s Bridal Row in Coral Gables, home to three dozen shops hawking goods from gowns and invites to cakes and rings. Errands complete, play armchair paparazzo at the hotels most frequented by celebs: The Setai, Delano, Shore Club and The Ritz-Carlton. Feel like shopping for nonbridal swag? Take turns sipping mimosas and swiping MasterCards along Lincoln Road.
GUYS ž¸ Captain your own vessel with Speedboat Tours, racing Miami Vice-style through Biscayne Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway.