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Weekend getaway: Miami

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Weekend getaway: Miami

Explore Miami: The Thompson Miami Beach

STAY It's an Instagram-worthy scene — with no filters required: Striped deck chairs line two pristine pools where cocktails are served in panda-shaped mugs. Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved" headlines the playlist during the day, and celebrities like Pitbull and Miley Cyrus take over at night. This is the new Thompson Miami Beach, where you can take in ocean views from a 1940s-inspired suite (we’re talking geometric prints, mid- century furniture and a balcony overlooking the coast) while you nosh on a jumbo-shrimp cocktail from top chef Michelle Bernstein’s in-house restaurant, Seagrape. Think of it all as your own personal ode to the final season of Mad Men. READ MORE: Weekend getaway to Las Vegas

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Thompson Miami Beach Credits: ELLE Canada

Weekend getaway: Miami

Explore Miami: Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

EXPLORE If you aren’t in town during Art Basel, get your culture hit at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), which overlooks the impressive Biscayne Bay. Relive your childhood on Konstantin Grcic’s steel hanging-swing exhibit (#throwback), just on of the highlights of PAMM’s expansive 20th- and 21st-century contemporary-art collection. READ MORE: ELLE Editors' favourite Canadian brunch spots

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Pérez Art Museum Miami Credits: ELLE Canada

Weekend getaway: Miami

Explore Miami: Pérez Art Museum Miami's Verde resto

EAT Stop for lunch at PAMM’s Verde resto, where hanging gardens sway overhead as you dig into Chicken Under a Brick and gulp down frosty fruit-filled sangria. READ MORE: Weekend getaway to Brooklyn

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Verde at PAMM Credits: ELLE Canada

Weekend getaway: Miami

Explore Miami: The Forge

DRESS UP Ditch the flip-flops: A floor-length gown and bold lipstick are required at The Forge, one of Miami Beach’s oldest fine- dining hangouts. (Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland were regulars in the 1930s, natch.) Order the peppercorn-crusted filet mignon and listen to “Zou Bisou Bisou” on live piano while you select a glass of red from owner Shareef Malnik’s 25,000-bottle collection—Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel purchased a (pre-baby) $6,000 bottle of liqueur for a birthday party here last year. READ MORE: Weekend getaway to Long Island City

By: Sarah Thompson Source: The Forge Credits: ELLE Canada

Weekend getaway: Miami

Explore Miami: Bodega Taqueria Tequila

DANCE You have to pass through a secret blue door to see the club that’s inside Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Miami Beach’s newest hot spot. By day it’s a taco truck for surfers; by night it’s a bar the Kardashians would go to. Must-try: the Pico y Picante cock- tail, a heady mix of cilantro, jalapeno, orange bitters, cucumber, tequila and mescal. It packs quite a punch. READ MORE: Party like the original hipsters in Brooklyn

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Menin Hospitality Credits: ELLE Canada

Weekend getaway: Miami

Explore Miami: The Thompson Miami Beach's Spa

SPA Sip on a glass of chilled lemon water and soak up some rays (don't forget the SPF!) at the Thompson’s rooftop spa before slipping into your private cabana for a 90-minute Signature Red Roses Massage. The aromatherapy treatment begins with an exfoliating body scrub (complete with organic lemongrass oil, cranberry fruit, Hawaiian sea salt and rose petal flower) and finishes with a Swedish massage from head-to-toe. What are deadlines, again? READ MORE: Escape to Miami's Bal Harbour

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Thompson Miami Beach Credits: ELLE Canada
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