Keep Your Cool in Miami Beach
For sweet relief from the summer heat, stroll down Lincoln Road to The Frieze Ice Cream Company, a 30-year-old mainstay for tourists and locals alike. This classic scoop shop is open until midnight and serves every kind of ice cream, plus coffee-inspired flavors like cappuccino chip and liquor-based products such as champagne sorbet. If sophisticated sneaker shopping is more your craving, head over to Kith on Collins and 19th street for the coolest kicks and gear and delicious soft serve and milkshakes to cool you down.
Across the bay on the mainland, is the extravagant shopping of the Miami Design District. If you don’t feel like taking advantage of the many valet options available, park at the entirely unique Museum Garage on 41st street. Window shopping is worth the trip, as many of the designers outfit their storefronts with incredible visuals by local artists. For the real
art show though, visit De La Cruz Collection – a free private collection of contemporary art – that feels very much like a small, off-season Art Basel. Next door, is the ICA Miami, which provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, and provides open, public access to artistic excellence year-round through their commitment to free admission.
Cool off by design at Brickell City Centre where four levels of luxury and entertainment are interconnected over three city blocks, and covered by a massive canopy designed at the artistic crossroads of nature and design. This architectural structure serves to cool, shelter, and shade the shopping center, deflecting the sun at a precise degree each hour of the day, and providing a corridor for the ocean breezes to pass through. Come for the 107,000 square foot, ultra-modern Saks Fifth Avenue, but stay for the natural air conditioning, and don’t forget to look up.
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