MIAMI: The Magic City // Part 1

Sabrina, the manager of a&bé Bridal Shop miami, gives an introduction to our newest home city.

Miami is a joy for the senses. From the sweet ripened scent of fresh fruit stands, and earthy aromas of cigars hand rolled on Calle Ocho in Little Havana; to salty ocean breezes carried along the art deco architecture of South Beach. Rhythms evoking a Caribbean influence in Little Haiti keep hips swaying, while the jubliscent clank of ice cubes in hand-crafted cocktails can keep spirits high on swank rooftop or indie bar alike throughout the diverse districts that make up Miami. Visually, the Miami art scene is undeniable with the murals of the Wynwood Walls a must for all tastemakers, a movement that now beautifies walls in Little Haiti and even the Leah Arts District; or experience the quintessential Art Basel which sweeps the city in December. This multicultural haven has any number of guides to the city, but I want you to know Miami, and specifically, our ‘hood of Wynwood as I do. To experience some of the elements that create my sense of wonder and delight in this city… to know why we are so excited to open our doors here, and to understand why Miami has an alias of enchantment… Welcome to the Magic City!

Look Fly

For the boho babe, you’ll find your jam at Nurbana 305. Pop into Style Mafia for a look that is fashion forward and designed in MIA. Head over to Spin Gallery for some killer digs and to take part in one of their cool workshops that collab with other local artisans i.e. make your own custom rings or modern macrame wall hangings.

Peep Some Eye Candy

The Wynwood Walls are an icon of the city now… but don’t just visit the main core… venture down the side streets of Wynwood and phase out into Little Haiti too to see more fantastic creations. Some of my fav pieces are by major street artist #GirlBoss[es] including Swoon, Faith47, Nicole Salgar and Miss Van. Also be sure to check out the lush La La Land created by Plant The Future and bring one of her fanciful green creations home if you fancy yourself to have a green thumb.

Smell Fresh

Newly opened Le Labo Fragrances in Wynwood features soulful perfumes compounded on demand by hand. Check out the Miami Flea which hosts such aromatic local vendors as organic skin care line Baiser Beauty and Curandera Remedies, an organic, apothecary line of products.

Sweet Beats

Take some tunes home from Sweat Records where you should be sure to spend some time chatting with the super knowledgable staff, who can also give the lowdown on local shows! Some of my fav places to venture for live music include Bardot Miami, and Ball & Chain along with The Wynwood Yard.

Find Your Zen

To get in touch with yourself or to just make yourself soft to touch, visit the Russian & Turkish Baths (if this is a girl’s weekend, this is a must)! If looking to up your revamp ante, head over to the beach at The Standard. My favorite place to find some zen is at the The Bodhi Tree House where there are led meditations, yoga classes, singing bowl sessions… get in touch with some of your own inner magic with their crystals, mantra beads and all kinds of majestic goodies that are for purchase. For a coffee that needs a refresh, or for brows that could do with some stellar shaping, head to Junior & Hatter.

Stay tuned for more on our new Miami shop, and all of our favorite things about the magic city.

xoxo - Sabrina, Miami shop manager