Need a rejuvenating yet exciting escape this summer? Whether you are getting away with the girls or need a couples vacation - why not eat, drink, and spa in Miami Beach.
SUMMER AT FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH: Summer is the most affordable time to travel to Miami and right now the world class Fontainebleau Miami Beach has rates starting at just $249 for a standard room. Pair this with the resort’s tranquil oasis- Lapis Spa- which is offering $99 treatments as part of Miami Spa Months (July 1st - August 31st) and you can take a recharging summer getaway that won’t break the bank.
Inspired by the healing qualities of water, the 40,000-square-foot Lapis Spa creates an experience that is both restorative and renewing. Guests can also relish in complimentary Water Journeys which turn a 50-minute service into a spa experience. Dip into a Mineral Water Jet Bath, plunge in the Energy Deluge Shower, unwind in the Elements Rain Tunnel or float across the Mineral Pool to take full advantage of the tranquil serenity the Lapis Spa offers. For guests not staying at the resort or Miami locals, any spa booking includes access to Fontainebleau’s renowned poolscape. www.fontainebleau.com
RESTAURANTEUR TURNED NIGHTCLUB MOGUL FINDS HIS VICE: A concept brought to fruition by the collective experience, training, imagination and creation of Alexander Ringleb, Vice Lounge Miami was inspired by a modern take on the opulence and extravagance of the 19th century. The space offers a full service café by day and by night, a lounge that offers an accessible location, which appeals to locals who dare the South Beach scene. The newly renovated and reinvented nightlife and café launched in the 7,800-square-foot Lincoln Road locale remembered by many as O Asian Grill or Rumi. Vice Lounge Miami brings to South Beach a unique take on what has been dubbed traditional Miami nightlife. The café/lounge concept is located at 330 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Fla. and is open Thursday through Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for happy hour with private bookings available Sunday through Wednesday – a full extended and customized menu is also available upon request. For more information or bottle service reservations, please call 305.438.7835 or visit www.facebook.com/ViceLoungeMiamiwww.facebook.com/ViceLoungeMiami
QUATTRO GASTRONOMIA ITALIANA RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL STAR DIAMOND AWARD: Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the haute Northern Italian eatery with locations on Miami Beach since 2006 and in New York City since 2010, proudly announces that it is the recipient of the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award for 2011 by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS), for both locations. The prestigious award is reserved for the world’s finest luxury establishments, deemed to be of pinnacle quality by an international nominating committee of discerning travelers and Academy trustees. Owned by KNR Restaurant Group, Quattro transports the decadent flavors of Italy by way of Alessandria born and raised identical twin chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro, as well as from the talented and award-winning pastry chef Antonio Bachour, who divides his time between New York and Miami, creating stellar house made desserts that are equal parts authentic and innovative. The celeb frequented hotspots combine their authentic cuisine, beautiful regional Italian wines and enchanting décor, to create an Italian trattoria that feels plucked from the streets of Alba. Quattro Miami, located on 1014 Lincoln Road, is open for lunch and dinner daily. For reservations, please call 305-531-4833, or visit www.quattromiami.com.
BLADE IS BACK AT FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH: With 12 fabulous venues for dining, cocktails and entertainment on the premises, there’s very little in the way of food and drink that can’t be conjured up at a moment’s notice at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Blade Sushi is back – now sharing space with the resort’s modern American brasserie, Vida. With a focus on the freshest fish for sushi and sashimi, and a novel selection of specialty appetizers and rolls, Blade’s menu is prepared by a talented trio of trained sushi chefs. Vida & Blade Sushi are located on the Chateau lobby level of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach at 4441 Collins Avenue. Vida is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Lunch is served at Vida & Blade Sushi from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily; dinner is offered Sundays through Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and until 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. www.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/blade_sushi
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