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Interior and fashion designer, Kelly Wearstler, is a big fan of Miami. Her design lines in both home and women’s fashion may be super L.A., but South Florida is home to some of the best vintage and consignment shops. Since she’s sort of a self-proclaimed Sout Beach expert, we let her do a combo of our “In.The.Bag” and “Miami Questionnaire Series.” Here’s what she had to tell us.
“Miami is one of my favorite places to visit, there is such a great amount of design, art and people. I travel quite a bit so I pack things not only to make me comfortable during my travels – but also for my stay. I tend to have things around me that remind me of the comforts of home and bring a touch of myself to whatever space I stay. This way, if friends visit or I entertain, it feels special.”
I keep going back to Miami because I love the vibe, the art, the insane architecture in South Beach, the color inspirations and vintage shopping.
My advice for a Miami first-timer is there are incredible shops with a fantastic selection of contemporary furniture and vintage fashion.
I make sure I have at least one meal at Mandolin – incredible Greek food.
My hotel of choice is Soho Beach House.
At the end of the night you’ll find me getting a message at Cowshed at Soho Beach House.
In Miami, you won’t see me without my sunscreen and parasol.
My favorite beach spot is South Beach, 4th Street and Ocean for surfing.
The best place for great vintage finds in Miami are the shops around Biscayne Road: Iconic Design Gallery, Stripe on 12th Street, Gustavo Olivieri Antiques and Michel Contessa Antiques.
In Miami, I find design inspiration in the Wynwood Arts District – Crazy Graffiti.
Miami’s best kept secret is C Madeleine’s – insane vintage and a ton of it.