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the beach, make sure to pop
over to David Castillo Gallery on
LEISURELY LUNCH On Fridays,
you may catch Cubiñá enjoying
a long midday meal at Michael's
Genuine Food & Drink, from
James Beard Award winner
Michael Schwartz. "I love the
short-rib pizza or, if they're on
the menu, I'll get the fig-andpulled-pork pizza and a butter
lettuce salad," she says. The restaurant is located in the Design
District, so it's no surprise that
it attracts people who work in
fashion, art, and design.
DATE NIGHT For Cubiñá, a
romantic evening out calls for
dinner at the beautifully designed Forte dei Marmi in Miami
Beach, where the atmosphere is
"elegant and sophisticated" and
the food is "pure Italian, made
with fresh, organic ingredients."
Her go-to order is the tagliolini
with Alaskan crab, cherry tomatoes, and chili oil.
POP SOME BUBBLY If you're
going to sip something sparkling, you may as well do it at
what Cubiñá calls "the most
beautiful bar in Miami, hands
down." She's talking about
Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar.
No matter what you order - a
classic cocktail or a single-malt
scotch flight - it'll come served
in a handmade Venetian glass
by Carlo Moretti.
TREASURE HUNT For vintage
Chanel, YSL, Diane von Furstenberg, and the like, add C. Madeleine's to your must-shop list.
Located in North Miami Beach,
this 10,000-square-foot store
is filled with beautiful pieces
for men and women, waiting to
be discovered. "Everything is
divided by decades and goes
all the way back to the 1920s,"
says Cubiñá, who loves it for
handbags and dresses.
STAY The Miami Beach Edition
has more to offer guests than
three and a half oceanfront
acres of prime mid-Miami
Beach real estate, dining at
Matador Room, and 294 Ian
Schrager-designed rooms: The
hot-ticket hotel also houses an
underground nightclub, bowling alley, and ice-skating rink.
Doubles from $599, including a
$60 breakfast credit daily and
a $100 resort credit.
CRUISE Get a firsthand look
at the roots of Miami's Cuban
culture during Azamara Club
of Cuba. The 694-passenger
Azamara Journey sails round-trip
from Miami, with calls in Havana,
but also in the less-frequented
ports of Santiago de Cuba and
Cienfuegos. Stops in Cozumel
and the Cayman Islands are
also on the itinerary. Departure:
November 10; from $3,099.
- BROOKE PORTER KATZ
"THE CITY IS IN THE MIDST OF
SOME EXCITING PROJECTS, AND,
LIVING HERE, YOU REALLY FEEL
LIKE A PARTICIPANT."
Breezy Miami Beach (top) and a classic South Beach
scene. Opposite, clockwise from top: The Bass, Faena
District architecture, and C. Madeleine's.
MARCH | APRIL 2018