Almost a year ago, Vlad and I moved back to South Florida. While we are still in NYC often and the PurseBlog team is still based in the city, Vlad and I have taken to our old roots. Miami has changed so much since we last lived here five years ago; the art scene has taken off, the design district is booming and new shops are popping up left and right. The area is going through a renaissance.
The Workshop is not only one of the biggest PR and creative agencies in Miami, but it also reps some of the city's coolest clients. We spent a couple days with the team of The Workshop to see the clients and meet the gals who represent them, which gave us a great look around some hot spots of South Florida. From Curve Miami Beach to The Miami Beach EDITION Hotel to Coyo Taco and more, check out the clients, reps and bags of the Workshop Collective Miami.
Place: Miami Beach EDITION Hotel
Address: 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Social Media: @editionhotels
Workshop rep: Maile Gamez
Bag + Outfit: Saint Laurent bag via Capretto Shoes, clothing via Shop Curve
Why this hotel is special: The Miami Beach EDITION is a spectacular urban resort by Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International. From the moment you walk into the grand lobby, with it’s golden columns and ocean views, you immediately decompress and relax. There are two Jean George Vongerichten restaurants on property--Matador Room and Market--and they’re both amazing. Matador Bar is the only hotel bar in Miami Beach with ocean views, and it’s one of the sexiest places in town to grab a drink. And then, of course, there’s Basement Miami, the hotel’s entertainment venue with an intimate club, bowling alley and ice skating rink. Basement Miami is hands-down my favorite place to let loose and dance. The music is incredible and everybody is there to have a good time.
What do you love about the EDITION: I live down the street, so this is truly my home away from home. I spend a lot of time here. And the soft serve ice cream at Market is some of the best in town!
Place: Coyo Taco
Address: 2300 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Fl 33127
Social Media: @coyotaco
Workshop Representative: Cristy Planas Pardo
Bag Carried: Chloe bag via Capretto Shoes, clothing via Alexis Miami
Must-have menu items: The fresh, house-made-daily guacamole, of course!
Tell us a bit more...: Chef Scott Linquist is well known for his classic and authentically Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. The food at Coyo is always fresh, the place has a great vibe and it’s in an awesome location.
Address: 2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Social Media: @shopcurve
Workshop rep: Iman Hasan
Bag + Outfit: Valentino bag via Capretto Shoes, Alecandre Birman Shoes via Capretto Shoes, clothing via Shop Curve
Major brands Curve carries: Balmain Paris, Alexander McQueen, Isabel Marant, Valentino and more!
How is Curve different: Curve has an amazing group of personnel that will push anyone’s style boundaries. It's my go-to place for high-end pieces that I can’t find anywhere else.
Place: Wynwood Letterpress
Address: 2621 NW 2nd Ave #21, Miami, FL 33127
Social Media: @wynwoodletters
Workshop rep: Paula Antoniazzi
Bags + Outfit: Top photo: Elena Ghisellini bag via Capretto Shoes, Fendi shoes via Capretto Shoes, clothing via MVM boutique, jewelry via Cele&Clio
Bottom photo: Lanvin Bag via Capretto Shoes, Valentino shoes via Capretto Shoes, clothing via MVM boutique, jewelry via Cele&Clio
Favorite aspect of the shop: The shop has a great selection of custom pieces and a fun vibe.
Why do you love Wynwood Letterpress: The Letterpress is an endless playground! I like to stop by and get lost among the unique custom stationeries, distinctive planners and beautiful paper goods.
Address: 1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Social Media: @fooqsmiami
Workshop rep: Dominique Shiekman
Bag + Outfits: Top photo: Chloe bag via Capretto Shoes, clothing via MVM boutique, Paula Mendoza jewelry
Bottom photo: Chloe bag via Capretto Shoes, Saint Laurent shoes via Capretto Shoes, Paula Mendoza jewelry, clothing via MVM Boutique
Must-have menu items: The whole fish of the day (when available) and the Persian Sunday!
Tell us a little more: It’s a gem that’s off the beaten path and has a vibe that can’t be matched. The locale is dedicated to the farm-to-table ethos, so everything is always fresh. On Tuesday nights, the atmosphere is particularly great because the bar next door has a Jazz Night and Fooq’s is a perfect way to start to the evening.
Place: Junior & Hatter
Address: 2750 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Social Media: @juniorandhatter
Workshop reps: Linda Robinson, Carolina Fernandez
Bags + Clothing: Linda: Saint Laurent bag via Capretto Shoes, clothing via MVM boutique and Shop Alexandrino
Carolina: Elena Ghisellini bag via Capretto Shoes, jewelry via Cele&Clio, clothing via MVM boutique
What makes Junior & Hatter special: The people that work at Junior & Hatter are what make it special. Once you walk in, you immediately feel this cool, creative energy that captivates you and makes you feel welcomed. They also have a radio station in the salon and comedy night every second Saturday of the month--what other salon has that?
Place: MVM Miami
Address: 175 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Social Media: @mvm_miami
Workshop Representatives: Interns – Daniela Hernandez, Michele Arellano, Katherine Salgado, Sofia Delao, Andrea Bustle
Bags + Clothing: Clothing via Shop Alexandrino and MVM Boutique. Bag: Les Petits Joueurs, Urania Gazelli, Joanna Paige, Poppy Lissiman
Favorite aspect of the shop: The store is incredibly chic and always carries the latest trends.
Why you love this client: They sell all of our favorite brands, even those that are hard to find elsewhere.