Home Sweet (Close to) Home
Longer days and lingering happy hours can only mean one thing -- – it is officially spring, and summer vacation is right around the corner.
If you’re craving a much-needed getaway, but aren’t comfortable going faraway, we’re here for you. CocoWalk, in Miami’s picturesque Coconut Grove neighborhood, has nearly a dozen new restaurants and retailers to help spark that joy that comes from traveling to novel places and experiencing new sights, tastes, and sounds. From pizza to plant-based cuisine, rocker-chic to modern boutiques, skincare to swimwear – we hate to sound cliché – but CocoWalk has it all. And for the nature enthusiasts, need we remind you that it is completely commonplace to see peacocks strolling by, sailboats sitting pretty, and leafy streets lined with canopy trees in Coconut Grove?
To make the most of your well-deserved Coconut Grove staycation, we’ve outlined the best places to stay, eat, and shop while you’re here.
Mr. C Miami – Coconut Grove: Disappointed that they won’t be voyaging on a glitzy cruise liner or lounging seaside in Southern Italy this season? We feel for you. That said, we’ve found your best stateside option – a nautically-inspired hotel that combines modern luxury and service with classic European glamour – without the hassle of leaving Coconut Grove. Although it sounds too good to be true, Mr. C Miami – Coconut Grove, brought to you by Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, features unparalleled views of Biscayne Bay, a spa, rooftop pool, beach access, and luxurious rooms and suites. Everything you’ve missed out on over the last year.
PLANTA Queen: Part of PLANTA’s plant-based empire, PLANTA Queen in CocoWalk marks the first U.S. location for the brand’s Asian-inspired concept. With ethically sourced items served in a swanky setting (staycation selfie anyone?) menu highlights include nigiri, maki, sushi, udon noodles, dumplings, craft cocktails, and more.
Mister 01 Extraordinary Pizza: While you might not make it to Naples this summer, for those who like to plan their travel around food, CocoWalk’s Mister 01 Pizza will have you saying Buon Appetito before you know it. Adored by celebrities, athletes, and locals alike, Chef Renato Viola’s star-shaped pizzas, filled with ricotta cheese in each of the eight points, are an absolute must-try.
Salt & Straw: The eccentric, farm-to-cone ice cream brand founded in Portland, Oregon has finally made its East Coast debut, and CocoWalk is lucky to be one of only two locations on the Atlantic. Utilizing seasonal and local ingredients, Salt & Straw rotates its handmade, artisan flavors monthly and has captured the hearts of our city in a single scoop. Whatever you do, do not leave Coconut Grove until you’ve tried Salt & Straw ice cream.
Late Night Gypsy: Think rocker chic meets street style at Late Night Gypsy’s flagship location in CocoWalk. Featuring a mix of new and vintage womenswear, LNG’s spring/summer collections includes custom bodysuits made from vintage rocker tees, lightweight leather two-piece sets, and of course floral frocks.
Edite Mode: From rompers and ruffles to skirts, swimwear, two-piece sets and more, Edite Mode is the idyllic destination for those seeking to shop this season’s trendiest pieces in a stylish, boutique setting.
Europann: A must for any tropical staycation, Europann offers classic Saint-Tropez menswear and swimwear. Stock up on bathing suits, lightweight trousers, linen shirts, and loafers – Miami wardrobe essentials – to take you from day to evening at CocoWalk.
Edward Beiner: Because of course you need new trendy sunglasses on a spring/summer staycation in Coconut Grove. Edward Beiner offers both men’s and women’s eyewear and even has an optometrist on sight for those who aren’t seeing the full picture.