SOUTH BEACH off the Party Path

 For a serene and stylish beachside getaway, check out the new Metropolitan by COMO in Miami Beach, the companies first US outpost.  Miami Beach, particularly South Beach, conjures up many images, such as white sand, partying, teal blue water, partying, Cuban food, partying, swaying palm trees, partying, shopping, and…did I mention the endless partying? Along Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive … [Read more...]

DEAL BUZZ: Shelborne South Beach

Escape the winter chill with a weekend getaway at Miami's sleek Shelborne South Beach. South Beach offers visitors the ideal winter weekend escape with its white sand beaches, sizzling nightlife and warm azure waters. Now there is one more reason to visit with the newly revamped Shelborne South Beach, offering guests a special rate of only $199 per night. Highlights of the Shelborne South … [Read more...]

Soho House’s New Ivory Tower in Miami: SBH

Soho Beach House is the swanky London club’s third North American property and is already making a mark on the scene in Miami. Just a short cab ride from the main action on the strip and the shops on Lincoln Road at Collins Avenue and 44th Street, the 16-story white oceanfront tower includes 50 hotel rooms, two pools, a beach club, Tiki Bar, and a Cecconi’s restaurant, open to non-members. But … [Read more...]

Top New Year’s Eve Getaways

Why not usher in 2010 with a trip to an exciting destination? wandermelon compiled a list of our favorite places to ring in the New Year. From a champagne toast in front of the Eiffel Tower to a low-key escape in Lanai, celebrate the end of the year in style at one of these glittering global getaways.   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio knows how to party and Copacabana Beach hosts … [Read more...]

World’s Best Rooftop Bars

With the summer nights approaching, it’s time to head for the skies. Whether you are traveling to a new city or looking for an inspiring view at home, rooftop bars provide the ultimate vantage point for soaking in the skyline. We scoured the globe to find the hippest rooftop lounges perched above the world’s most exciting cities. From a posh lounge 60 floors above Bangkok to a trendy poolside … [Read more...]

Heineken TransAtlantic Festival Will Keep Miami Moving to the Beat

Like so many other aspects of our lives, music has become globalized. What happens when kids growing up in places like Miami, Los Angeles, or Latin America come up hearing everything from cumbia to Cold Play or salsa to Stevie Wonder… They produce hypnotic hybrids, that’s what. If you don’t believe us, go listen for yourself at the 7th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival in Miami from April … [Read more...]