We headed off to the beautiful city of Miami for eight days, to be inspired and research art & design in Miami for DaDe.
dinner on OCEAN DRIVE & cocktails at the SETAI
OCEAN DRIVE is known for its Art Deco hotels, and is the location of the famed Versace mansion, one of the most photographed houses in North America. The street is the center of the Miami Art Deco District, which is home to about 800 preserved buildings, restored and converted into hotels, restaurants and bars.
It was an incredibly vibrant area with beautiful colours and atmosphere. The temperature was above 27 degrees Celsius long after the sun had set and just watching the vast diversity of people strolling by was mesmerizing.
The Setai is an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach. Its design vision artfully combines the rich architectural history of the neighborhood and its cultural diversity with the International Art Deco movement, particularly its influence in Asia.
We were brought to The Setai for an evening cocktail by our friend and local guide that had invited us to Miami. The outside courtyard lounge area, with its subtly lit palm trees, dimmed pool lights and fountain was the perfect setting for relaxing after a long day of travels.
The Art Deco landmark building was originally built between 1936 – 1938 as the famed Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel. Next to it is our 40-story glass tower that surpasses all around it in elevation, views and design.
Our first impressions of this incredibly vibrant city were juxtaposed with a barefoot walk down the beach, to dip our toes in the warm water that rolled in over our feet. A perfect welcome to Miami.
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