Window shopping on vacation is a favorite Florida pastime, and you’ll find everything you need to outfit your holiday at The DiLido Shops in Miami Beach located at the intersection of the Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue next to the Ritz-Carlton South Beach hotel.
After weeks of carefully planning your South Beach vacation and hours spent in the cramped confines of the plane, one of the most important stops on the first day of your Florida holiday is the pampering reaches of Femme Coiffure where a small army of top stylists and aestheticians can transform your hair, skin and nails in resort ready style. The warm weather and high humidity that creates so many “bad hair days” is no match for a quick blow-out, a slick of polish on fingers and toes and a soothing facial to even out your complexion. Get yourself stiletto-ready in a single visit!
After a thorough makeover, stop into Dolce Vita Gelato for a cool tropical ice made right here in Miami and served up fresh at shops all over town. Choose a tart pineapple, a sweet mango or passion fruit or mix up a combination of coconut and dark chocolate to taste the splendors of these South American inspired flavors. At the end of the day, check out Crescendos Piano Bar for a happy hour cocktail and a sing along with the friendly crowd of regulars who don’t particularly notice if you don’t know all the words. By the time you’ve had a drink or two, you’ll feel like family at this cozy watering hole by the sea.
One important stop for new arrivals is Passion Swimwear where the top designer fashions for the pool and beach await your South Beach vacation. Find a new suit in the vivid prints of Emilio Pucci or Roberto Cavalli and hit the pool promenade in style! While there is no dress code by the sea, turning out in a dazzling maillot and breezy pareo makes all heads turn your way. An oversized pair of sunglasses and a bold straw hat makes for a celebrity finish to your beach ensemble.
If a night of clubbing is on the agenda, take your man to Taddeo’s Casual Man for the latest styles in embellished denim and decorated woven shirts perfect for a night on the town. Club wear combines sharp tailoring with a casual elegance to guarantee you make it past the velvet rope in a flash. Menswear is always an easier proposition for shoppers because the right pair of jeans and a sharp shirt are suitable for dinner at any South Beach bistro or casual club. Add on a crisp linen sport coat or preppy blue blazer and the sky is the limit.
Ladies should check out the body-conscious looks in stock at Cabana or Xclusive Clothing where a full array of contemporary sportswear is edited to suit the South Florida scene. Finding the right outfit is all about revealing and concealing so be sure to try on a few resort-ready ensembles to select something that looks great on you. Cabana stocks casual day war and Xclusive has club-ready fashions like bejeweled jeans to add sparkle to your nights. The friendly staff knows just what is in style and understands what makes a woman’s body look best. Chances are the boutiques back home don’t specialize in the tropical weight fabrics that always feel light as a breeze in sunny South Florida.
To make a grand entrance at dinner or the clubs, the perfect little black dress is standing by at Claudio Milano where men, women and even fashionable kids can update their wardrobe in minutes. After carefully considering the European collections, the shop stocks a Florida-right cross section of slinky knits and feather light jersey evening looks to update your party attire. A slinky black dress and a pair of flats moves effortlessly by day and with the right heels can move on to the tropical nights in seconds. Be sure to check out the sandals and handbags to add the perfect luster to update any look.
To accent your new outfits and add sparkle to a Florida tan, visit Duchamp Jewelers for a little bling to make your look sing! Dangly earrings or a bold pendant add just the right touch to evening apparel and if you are celebrating a romantic getaway, a piece of statement jewelry is an ideal gift to remember the magic of the trip. So much of the popular fashion on South Beach reveals the neckline and shoulders so having a bit of sparkle adds luster to your sun-kissed look.
If you find all this shopping makes your suitcase too heavy to lift, stop in to BodyMindTravel to pick up an extra carry-on to wheel your treasures back on the plane. Adding the perfect tote, cosmetic case or streamlined luggage takes you from the curb to the jetway in style. With a ready supply of lightweight and durable suitcases in stock, you may be tempted to jettison your old cases for something as fashionable as you are!
If your Florida vacation includes a little business or a convention stop at the nearby Miami Beach Convention Center, check out the latest electronics and office equipment in stock at Success Miami where everything you need – or that one thing you forgot to pack – is ready to make your presentation a professional success. Travelers seeking a quick update for digital cameras, a missing charger or computer cable can rely on the knowledgeable sales staff to help solve any technical issues that get in the way of capturing those memorable moments.
After a perfect South Beach vacation, chances are you’ll start thinking about making your second home somewhere here in town. For a lavish lifestyle upgrade, the friendly realtors at SBI Realty and the savvy yacht brokers at Camper & Nicholsons can help you find that waterfront mansion and seafaring yacht that make the lifestyles of the rich and famous here in Florida all they can be. Whether you want a luxury condo overlooking the South Beach skyline or a stately mansion on Millionaires Row in Miami Beach, SBI has exclusive listings all over town. And if your home has a dock, the Camper & Nicholson brokers can track down a previously owned or brand new vessel to whisk you from your backyard to the Bahamas in style.
And let’s not forget the Ritz-Carlton South Beach Hotel either — it’s the perfect address for a relaxing day by the sea and an easy night of strolling to the best sidewalk cafes and nightspots in town. After check in, guests have a choice of a cool cocktail in the Lobby Bar, a perfect martini in the Lapidus Lounge, or an escape to the beachside oasis and a shady hammock at the DiLido Beach Club. The DiLido Building, just north of the main hotel, is also home to a variety of luxury shops that are perfect for an afternoon stroll to pick up any last minute gifts.
For a quick and fashionable visit or the start of a whole new life here in South Florida, the DiLido Shops at the Ritz Carlton South Beach are standing-by to help get you ship shape for your dream vacation.
CAMPER & NICHOLSONS 305.604.9191
CRESCENDOS PIANO BAR 305.674.1787
DUCHAMP JEWELERS 305.695.0877
PASSION SWIMWEAR 305.695.9922
SUCCESS MIAMI 305.535.2297
XCLUSIVE CLOTHING 305.672.4063
CABANA CLOTHING 786.276.1536
CLAUDIO MILANO 305.673.0883
DOLCE VITA GELATO 305.604.0104
FEMME COIFFURE 305.864.4400
SBI REALTY 305.532.7771
TADDEO’S CASUAL MAN 305.403.3220
1 Lincoln Road at Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139