Endless summer, shopping, super parties - JOY reporter Simone Vollmer immersed herself in Florida's metropolis
In Miami, they are looking forward to the beach parties that will ring in the hot summer party in May: The "City Style" (12-13 May) in South Beach is all about hip-hop: fashion, DJs, events (www.citystyleusa .com). For the "Aqua Girl" (May 11-14), the beaches and the Art Deco District turn into the Festival Zone (www.aquagirl.org).
Trust Paris Hilton. They search in the "I. Strada" (811 Lincoln Rd) for Valentino, Moschino and (still) unknown designers. Great advice from the German manager Doris. In fact, the Lincoln Road next to Collins Avenue is the shopping mile of Miami: from luxury to vintage to souvenirs. Most interesting newcomer is the "LEO" (640 Collins Ave): fancy pieces z. As the New York fashion designer Magda Berliner and inexpensive shirts and dresses. Next door: the "Intermix" with hip creations by designers like LaRok or Diane von Fürstenberg and a huge selection of trendy accessories.
The USA trip includes burgers. The best fry is Johnny Rockets, a 1950s-style diner (728 Ocean Drive, www.johnnyrockets.com). The News Café is open 24 hours a day (800 Ocean Drive, www.newscafe .com) - international newspapers are out there! You can feast like the stars in the "Forge" (432 W. 41st St, www.theforge.com). Madonna, Lenny Kravitz and Michael Douglas were guests at the steak house. Sly Stallone stores his cigars in the in-house club "Jimmy's".
The night starts with happy hour at the beach bars, where live bands play almost everywhere, with mojito (white rum, soda, cane sugar & lime). Those who love it exclusively, go to "BED" (929 Washington Ave, www.bedmiami.com). First, in bed, then the bedroom turns into a club - in which you can draw the curtains if necessary. George Clooney, Jessica Simpson and Ben Affleck have tested it.
There is hardly any time to sleep in Miami. If so, ideally in the trendy South Beach. Cozy and affordable for $ 99 / night: the Swiss-run "Atlantica" (321 Collins Ave, www.hotelatlantica.com)