Some people consider shopping a pastime, while others may call it a sport — to you, it’s a lifestyle. A trip to the mall is a chance to combine the thrill of the hunt with the occasional indulgence. When you’re in Miami, visit the Aventura Mall for the ultimate shoppers’s experience. So pull up to the valet, hand over your car key, and let the adventure begin.
From Nordstrom to Bloomingdale’s, every shop throughout the sprawling Aventura Mall is a shopper’s delight, and choosing the right item is an art form. As you walk down the busy walkway, admire the contemporary art along your path. Thanks to the Turnberry for the Arts program, the mall houses sculptures and installations from diverse artists in its bright halls, providing an enriching stroll for the culturally curious. The displays spark your urge to create, so follow the call to Color Me Mine where you try your hand at customizing decorative pottery.
To feed your inner fashionista, stop in at Diane von Furstenberg, Dior, and Burberry — just a few options along the way to inspire outfits that are prêt-à-porter. With 2.7 million square feet of options, there are countless opportunities to score some unique finds. You can get a little style inspiration from Hollywood’s latest feature film playing at the AMC Theaters before stopping in at boutiques like the stylish Koko & Palenki — you call it “research.”
For a deserved respite in your day, stop in at one of the many cafes and restaurants, Bella Luna, where you have dessert as you ponder the benefits of cashmere socks. You may as well enjoy a slice of homemade tiramisu while you mull over high-end footwear, after all, and this is the best place to do it. Or, sample some Japanese fare at Sushi Siam before popping in next door to Bloomingdale’s for a peek at the latest in handbag designs; the sushi boat you had at lunch may have inspired an international escape that will require a roomy tote.
Amid all that shopping you need to do a little daydreaming, so you stop by Tiffany & Co., where Audrey Hepburn once mused that nothing bad could ever happen. Once you’ve got it all done, stop by the visitor’s center, drop your bags with the concierge, and make a beeline for Coco’s Day Spa for a relaxing massage — you’ve earned it.