Find Out Everything You Need To Know About ICFF South Florida ⇒ Ideally positioned at the region’s most accessible meeting facility, the 3rd annual ICFF South Florida takes place at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center December 4-6, 2018, and is strategically aligned with the nearby Art Basel and Miami Design Week events. Today CovetED brings you everything you need to know about ICFF South Florida, from the fair to the best luxury hotels, restaurants and design attractions!
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Held at the at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center from 4-6 December 2018, ICFF South Florida exhibitors include over 200 of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of what’s best and what’s next in luxury interiors for the South Florida, Caribbean and Latin American markets. This remarkable blend of exhibitors from all points of the globe creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under the roof of ICFF South Florida.
Best Luxury Hotels
This past year, Four Seasons brought new life to The Surf Club, which originally opened in 1930 in Surfside, just south of Bal Harbour. Architect Richard Meier’s glassy new building added 77 rooms and suites to the historic club, and designer Joseph Dirand’s interiors bring the colours of nature indoors. Beige walls and warm-toned marble echo the sand outside, while green and blue accents recall the palm trees and the Atlantic Ocean, visible from most rooms through their floor-to-ceiling windows. After a day sunning at the beach or pool, guests can dine at Le Sirenuse, the first-ever international outpost from the restaurant at the legendary Amalfi Coast hotel.
Address: 9011 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154, USA
Reclaimed woods, organic linens, and a massive living wall: 1 Hotel’s commitment to sustainability permeates every facet of this jumbo-sized oceanfront resort. But going green never comes at the expense of luxury. Its 425 airy rooms and suites average an impressive 700-square-feet each, among the largest in all South Beach, and guests in the sprawling accommodations sleep on grey-toned oak beds topped with cotton mattresses. In the bathrooms, Carrara marble soaking tubs and rainfall showers further solidify this eco-friendly resort as anything but roughing it. Scattered throughout the U-shaped property, four pools cater to different crowds. Families head to the oversized centre pool, for example, while lap swingers exercise in the Cabana Pool. The most epic views, though, come from the 18th-floor pool, adjacent to the hotel’s rooftop bar. The adults-only space has 360-views of the ocean to the east and the downtown Miami skyline to the west.
Address: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Built as a private mansion in 1930, Casa Casuarina’s Old World architecture and Greco-Roman statuary convinced fashion designer Gianni Versace to purchase the villa in 1992 while on vacation in Miami. He spent the next three years—and over $32 million—renovating and expanding the house into a gilded palace. After the designer’s untimely murder, the so-called Versace Mansion changed hands several times before reopening as a luxury boutique hotel, first in 2014, and again— following extensive restorations—in December 2017. Now, the ten baroque-style suites, with trompe l’oeil walls, frescoed ceilings, and leopard-print furniture, offer guests an exclusive and intimate glimpse into the life of the style icon. JS tip: Don’t miss taking a dip in the pool; it’s comprised of over a million mosaic tiles, many of them 24-karat gold.
Address: 1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Best Luxury Restaurants
Located in the newly renovated Fontainebleau Hotel, the Hakkasan was a landmark moment for Miami when it opened in 2009. Not only did it exemplify the standard and quality that Miami dining had finally reached, but it also created a restaurant that would continue to raise the bar even more. The Hakkasan doesn’t disappoint and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike, who flock to sample the excellent Cantonese cuisine, the award-winning wine list and bask in the delightful, opulent ambience.
Address: Fontainebleau Resort, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
Nobu Miami is located in the ultra-trendy Shore Club and considered as one of the places to be seen in Miami. The restaurant offers Japanese food prepared by acclaimed Chef Matsuhisa, who has blended the traditional fare of his native Tokyo with influences from Peru and Argentina. The ideal place for those looking to enjoy excellent food before heading to the white-curtained lounge area next door, where the city’s hottest scene-makers are often to be found.
Address: 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
Located in the architecturally impressive Biltmore Hotel, the Palme d’Or restaurant more than lives up to its surroundings. Chef Philippe Ruiz has created an excellent menu of French culinary delights, and guests can custom design their own dining experience around 20-plus offered tasting dishes. Consistently regarded and rated as one of Miami’s finest dining destinations, the restaurant offers exceptional service and a fine wine list amid a modern yet classy decor. Those looking for a romantic evening of exceptional food enjoyed in beautiful surroundings need to look no further.
Address: 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
Best Design Attractions
Inaccessible art has no place inside Locust Projects. Instead, this not for profit space, funded largely by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (among others), has earned a place on the national stage for finding and exhibiting young visual artists at critical stages in their development. Capturing the spirit of free exchange of ideas and artist-centred space, Locust Projects rounds out the Miami art scene.
Address: 3852 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
Hand-selected international labels and designers are curated by entrepreneur Karen Quinones, who bought the store location before the Design District became what it is today. In its 20 year existence, Quinones has upheld the boutique-style feel and filled the showroom with labels from young labels just getting their start and designers that tend to be hard to find anywhere else. Even if you’re just looking for some off-the-rack inspiration, En Avance is a distinctly-imagined boutique that has earned its tenure in Miami’s high-end fashion district.
Address: 151 NE 41st St Suite 129, Miami, FL 33137, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art
The gleaming three-story Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is an ode to the city’s true love: international modern art. This newly-opened space offers large light-filled exhibit rooms and a lush garden adorned in sculptures that will attract this generation’s photo-hungry youth and seasoned collectors with an eye on up-and-coming artists, sculptors, and designers looking to make their mark on the global stage.
Address: 61 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137, USA
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