The 36-Hour Spa Weekend: Miami

We think it’s high time guys everywhere embraced the sheared-and-shorn Tom Haverford-approved spa weekend. If the ladies have all-day makeover and mani-pedis, why can't we rally a few pals and splurge on a relaxation odyssey? To continue our New York Times-inspired series, here's how to spend a day and a half shopping, eating, and grooming like a well-chiseled beach bum in Miami.

Saturday Morning

It’s worth staying at the Soho Beach House, an outpost of the London-based private club, for access to members-only spots like the Cowshed Spa, where you can get a whisker trim with a side of whiskey. It’s a bit outside the action, so you’ll need to grab a taxi or pedal your way down beach to The Webster, a three-level, 20,000 square-foot department store-cum-art gallery inside a 1939 Art Deco building for ikat swim trunks from British brand Orlebar Brown and fashion-forward trainers from Alejandro Ingelmo. But first, stop by Las Olas Café, a local go-to for super-strong cortaditos and pastelitos (Cuban pastries).

Saturday Afternoon

Post-shopping, you’ll be set for sunning with the beautiful people at Lummus Park Beach (between 6th and 14th on Ocean Drive). For less of a scene, decamp just south at the 3rd Street beach. Lunch at Joe’s Take Away, which has the same famous stone crabs as the next-door restaurant, a killer lobster roll—and plenty of seating. Then sign up for a guided walking tour of Miami’s Art Deco District, or just stroll along Collins Avenue. The Delano Hotel is notable for its unconventional, whimsical style of architecture—and it has an outpost of Base, a concept store that stocks accessories from Birchbox favorites like Apolis and Urbanears.

Saturday Evening

Start the night with ocean views, cheap tiki drinks, and $1 oysters at Monty’s, then head to Miami’s design district to mingle with the gallery crowd at Michael’s Genuine over down home cooking like chili chicken wings, wood-roasted eggs, crispy hominy. Skip the club scene and join the cool kids at the Broken Shaker, the craft cocktail bar at the summer camp-like Freehand Miami, for a tipple in the garden, by the pool, or by the bocce ball court. End the night back with a house daiquiri at the hotel’s Havana-inspired Club Bar.

Saturday Morning and Afternoon

Cure your hangover with the acai bowl at Jugofresh, then book a detoxifying massage at the communal, co-ed spa at Andre Balaza’s Standard Hotel, which has a hydrotherapy circuit that includes a hammam and DIY mud treatments. It wouldn’t be right to leave Miami fully sober, so pair your fried chicken-and-waffles dinner at Yarbird Southern Table & Bar with a flight of bourbon. En route to the airport, stop at menswear pop-up Supply & Advise for Randolph Engineering aviators and heavy duty Filson duffels.

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