The Edit by Brett Graff

This week, SocialMiami's editor collects the Miami locations that are even hotter in summer.

Kimpton Surfcomber

The Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, an Art Basel-preferred property in the South Beach Art Deco District, is renovated with inspiration from romance of the south of France, the hotel says. In addition to the sleek, Calacatta marble, teak moulding and textured grasscloth that brighten the place, 186-room hotel as also introduced programming to enhance the days of guests. The Daylife program provides curated activities such as team building games, guided meditation and yoga while competitive events include Ping Pong Competitions, Pool Basketball, and Hula Hoop Contests. Mixology Mondays teach guests to craft their perfect pour under expert guidance, while Wine around the World on Thursdays pairs regional wines with chef bites, creating a refined dining experience at The Social Club. For the youngest guests, KidzKonnect: Game Night Galore is held on Fridays, offering entertainment for children.

Surfcomber’s Vines Cabanas provide groups with sunny hospitality suite options or outdoor think tank breakout sessions. Meanwhile, the Beach at High Tide is a backyard space that presents versatility in creating memorable outdoor events. Also part of the updates, the hotel is hosting special artist pop-up activations, allowing more thoughtful guest engagement and interaction opportunities with local artists and vendors.

Villa Azur Even Hotter in Summer

Villa Azur offers South-of-France style dining in Miami and it’s sexy space – with dining under leafy palms, sultry beats and crisp champagne – is heating up for summer. Still hosting guests for both dinner and then dancing, its French menu has gotten even more fabulous with new items. Still special is the caviar Villa Azur Prestige Royal Ossetra with blinis, eggs, shallots and Crème Fraîche and the caviar bump experience of 4gr Golden Ossetra Caviar Spoon. Try now the Ahi Tuna Burnt Barre with avocado mint cream and miso citrus oil and the Wagyu beef carpaccio with ginger confit, aged soy, yuzu and dried kale. The Pâtes a la Meule is prepared tableside in a pecorino wheel cheese aged 12 months with Martel VS Cognac flamed mushroom sauce. Don’t miss the Raviole du Dauphine with comte cheese and truffle cream or the Roasted Black Cod with mint-green pea puree, aged yuzu and seaweed emulsion. There’s also a grilled butterfly Branzino with pesto, caramelized onions and lemon and La Côte de Boeuf, which is Bone in Rieye of Wagyu beef and bone marrow, shallot and Martell VS Cognac glaze.

Canvas Bar Opens in Wynwood

Guests take a selfie at the opening of Canvas Bar. (photo courtesy of Canvas Bar)

Edgewater just welcomed its newest local hangout haven, The Canvas Bar – a concept by the same group bringing us Spris Pizza, Segafredo Cafe, Salumeria 104 and Osteria. Opening night was an interactive cocktail party taking guests through the expansive tropical-inspired concept with passed canapés and food stations highlighting the restaurants signature comfort fare. Menu items there include homemade wedge fries, chicken lollipop skewers with mustard aioli garlic sauce, meatballs Della Nonna with Marinara sauce and a mac & cheese dish with an option of truffle. There’s also a smashed angus burger with cheddar cheese, lettuce bacon and pickle mayo sauce, an eggplant burger with sautéed mushrooms, onions, mozzarella and garlic. And for dessert, a torta della nonna, tiramisu and rum cake.

There’s more! Play vintage arcade games, shoot pool, and hit the table games on the alfresco outdoor patio. Round out the night by stepping into their secret speaky-tiki, also known as the Kaona Room, offering a unique Polynesian paradise with crafted exotic cocktails, 360 photo booth, and a live DJ.

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