Splurge in Miami

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. – Bo Derek

Miami, Florida has some of the best shopping malls in America!! Miami is such a fun place to visit and exploring the different malls would definitely be an interesting experience. Not to mention, you’re very likely to run into a celebrity while you’re out and about! If you love to shop, and you plan on being in Miami sometime soon, then you should enter our “Miami Shopping” Sweepstakes! Just by entering, you could win a $150 AMEX Shopping Card! Doesn’t that sound amazing? Enter now!

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Bal Harbour Shops

In the mood for an upscale shopping experience? Then Bal Harbour Shops is just the place for you! The Shops (as they’re often referred to as) offers over 100 different stores, many of them fitting the “luxury retailer” status. According to the article, Bal Harbour Shops–Dining, Shopping, Entertainment and More!, Bal Harbour Shops is “anchored by two upscale department stores: Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. It’s also home to a wide variety of specialty retailers. Shoppers will find luxury clothing at Dior, Emilio Pucci, Oscar De La Renta, Ermenegildo Zegna, Paul & Shark and many others. Shoe lovers will find Jimmy Choo, Sergio Rossi, Addict, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Tod’s. Jewelery stores include Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany and Tourneau.” The Bal Harbour Shops also feature a variety of restaurants, which include:

The Shops also put on a ton of events such as fashion shows and art nights. Watch the video, “Destination Fashion 2012 at the Bal Harbour Shops” to see for yourself how fantastic the events can be!

See their exclusive videos for the latest fashion news!

Dolphin Mall

If you’re looking for the ultimate retail/entertainment/dining destination, then Dolphin Mall is where you belong! The Dolphin Mall Profile states that the mall has over 240 retail establishments, an 850-seat food court, and a number of entertainment options. Depending on what you feel like doing, you can see a movie at  Cobb Theatres Dolphin 19 Cinema, play some games at Dave & Buster’s or go bowling at Strike Miami. The food court features “pizza, pasta, burgers and the usual mall fare, but it also includes a unique Miami twist. You’ll find empanadas, Cuban specialties and other Latin treats right next to American favorites. The mall also houses a KOBE Japanese Steak & Seafood,Charcoal’s Latin GrillTGI Friday’sMojito’s and Starbucks.” As you can see, Dolphin Mall has plenty to offer!

Dolphin Mall

Celebrity Sightings

Everyone knows that celebrities love Miami! But the question is, where can you spot them at? Here are the Five Best Places to Spot Celebrities in Miami:

  • Prime One Twelve is known as one of the best steakhouses on Miami Beach. Supposedly the food is amazing and a ton of celebrities go there! “You have your Miami citizens like Gloria Estefan…but you also have Cameron Diaz, Alex Rodriguez, and President Bill Clinton eating there. Oh wait, and lets not forget that Chad Ochocinco was there that same night. And that was on a Thursday!”
  • Cheeseburger Baby is the oldest cheeseburger joint on South Beach and it is way more affordable than the popular steakhouse. The people you are likely to see here range from Beyonce and Jay-Z to the famous Urkel and you can catch them eating at the diner-like counter or the back patio.
  • Fontainebleau is a whole other story. It is the most historically and architecturally significant hotel on Miami Beach and there is so much to do there! “Every celebrity possible has partied or passed out there. Even President Obama hosts events there.”
  • The Webster is the ultimate place to shop in Miami. “It has some of the most gorgeous clothes you have ever seen and it’s one of the only stores in America that carries things you can only get in Europe.” It’s no surprise that celebs like to shop too and you can catch them there most weekends out of the year and you’re guaranteed to see everyone from reality TV stars to Hollywood icons.
  • Mac’s Club Deuce has an 8:00am to 7:00pm happy hour. It’s been around since 1926 and there is no dress code and no velvet rope! “To catch your favorite celebrity at Deuce, head there late night. It’s the perfect after-hours bar.”

Take a look at the video, “How to Handle a Celebrity Sighting” so you can prepare yourself on how to act if you get lucky enough to spot one!

Now you know where to go shopping and hopefully you’ll get a chance to visit these malls and famous celeb spots! I know I want to!

Melissa Woodring 🙂

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