Spring Break In Style: Carlos Miele's Cool Guide To Miami

When you want a major pop of color in your life, perhaps no other designer can give you an instant mood elevator quite like Carlos Miele. The Brazilian designer showed off his fall '13 collection at the 15th anniversary of Miami Fashion Week last Wednesday with a brightly hued range of flowing gowns, patterned jackets, and, of course, the perfect jumpsuit.
And, if you lean toward the somber end of the rainbow, Miele debuted bold black-and-white frocks, dramatic midnight-blue dresses, and even skinny leather pants — all sleek and polished. Perfect for warm-weather getaways, sophisticated going-out looks, and red-carpet glam moments — it's no wonder that Miele was lauded with MFW's International Designer of the Year Award.
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Because this bold Brazilian is no stranger to the Magic City, we tapped him to share his go-to spots, from luxe boutiques to the sexiest pool we've seen in ages. With this handy Miami cheat sheet, we're guessing your spring break next vacay won't exactly be like Harmony Korine's take on a beachy jaunt. Click through to see Carlos' ultra-cool list — we guarantee you'll be searching for flights faster than you can say "I'm in Miami..." Well, you know the rest.
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Carlos Miele strikes a pose!

Photo: Courtesy of Carlos Miele
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Nobu
"Nobu is always a great choice for Japanese in any city."
1901 Collins Avenue; 305-695-3232

Photo: Courtesy of Nobu
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Miami Art Museum
"The space is designed by the architects Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Christine Binswanger and is one of my favorites to visit."
101 West Flagler Street; 305-375-3000

Photo: Courtesy of Miami Art Museum
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Cipriani Downtown
"I am excited about the opening of Cipriani Downtown Miami in April and look forward to visiting on my next trip!"
465 Brickell Avenue; 786-329-4090; Opening spring 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Cipriani
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Design District
"I love looking for new art and furniture in the Design District."

Photo: Courtesy of Miami Design District
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Soho Beach House
"My favorite hotel in Miami!"
4385 Collins Avenue; 786-507-7900.

Photo: Courtesy of Soho Beach House
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Wynwood Galleries
"I love to visit all the galleries in the neighborhood for the graphic art."

Photo: Courtesy of Wynwood Art Walk
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Miami Beach Cinematheque
"Avant-garde, offbeat, and art housestyle films, all in a beautiful, restored historic building."
1130 Washington Avenue; 305-673-4567

Photo: Courtesy of Miami Beach Cinematheque
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Casa Tua
"With excellent food and a beautiful garden, this unique spot is a must!"
1700 James Avenue; 305-673-1010

Photo: Courtesy of Casa Tua
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Bal Harbour Shops
"Seriously the best designer shopping."
9700 Collins Avenue; Bal Harbour; 305-866-0311

Photo: Courtesy Bal Harbour Shops
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The W South Beach's Pool
"I love it for the music and fun atmosphere."
2201 Collins Avenue; 305-938-3000

Photo: Courtesy of W Hotels.
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