Oct - 2016
Sartorial Dreams
My name is Victoria de la Cruz and I am originally from Colombia. I live in the sunny state of Florida where I study and work. Fashion and Writing are two of my biggest passions.

Scoot Over Ocean Drive, Fashion is Taking Miami by Storm

Miami is a city of many faces. Most people know Miami for having beautiful beaches and amazing parties but I personally like to know Miami for something else.  I like to think Miami is a great fashion hub and it is growing more and more every day. As a blogger, I get inspiration daily from this wonderful city.  There is so much variety and so many different cultures that it is impossible not to fall in love with the different styles people wear.  Another amazing aspect is the eternal summer we live in – I personally am a fan of the heat and this weather.  Right now the city is windy and I feel like I’m in NYC but honestly its not even under 70 degrees, ha.

One of my favorite places to eat, shop and hang around in Miami is the Design District.  For those of you who don’t know about this wonderful and magical place, it is located around 3907 NE 1st Avenue and it extends itself into several blocks.  There is so many places in there to eat that you would be surprised. One of my favorite spots is Mandolin Aegean Bistro and MC Kitchen which seems to me a crowd favorite.  Also the pizza at Harry’s is to die for.  Besides from the food, which believe me it is my number 1 priority, the shops are beyond amazing.  Think about New York City and the Madison Avenue. Dior, Givenchy, Miu Miu all the big designer brands are there and their shops are so unique that even if you are not shopping, you will want to go and see the layout of the store and the surroundings.

 All over the area, the design district if filled with wonderful architecture which is one of my favorite things.  Sculptures, statues and fun walls make for great photo ops and backgrounds!  The most amazing thing guys is that this is only 30% of what it will be in the future.  The time that the owner Craig Robbins has invested in this area is unbelievable and I truly believe that Miami ’s Design District will become a place where fashion, art, and people all over the world come to share common interests and create wonderful things.

 With that being said, I am super excited for Art Basel in December.  Make sure you get your tickets ahead of time so you do not miss the big presentations.  There is also going to be a lot of performers/singers during Art Basel so this is your time to snatch some tickets and head to some cool performances.  Hope this inspires you to visit the Miami Design District more often and to see the artistic potential Miami has to give.  Check the MDD’s website for more shops, galleries and restaurants: http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/ and most importantly, do not forget to hashtag your pics with the #atmdd tag.

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