48 Hours in Miami

    Despite its alluring warm weather and stunning beaches, Miami is way more than a weekend escape: it’s a city brimming with creativity and style, encouraging both laid-back vacationers and intrepid explorers to discover this unique coastal city.

    With a multifaceted culture, astounding architecture, and year-round tropical weather, you’ll soon realise two days in Miami are nowhere near enough to truly experience its vibe. But if 48 hours are all you have, here’s a list of places and activities you shouldn’t miss as you get a sample of The Magic City.

    Breakfast: Lincoln Road

    Lincoln Road feels like a city within a city: as you walk down this pedestrianised shopping district, you'll be able to smell the aroma of freshly ground coffee, multicultural meals and a farmers' market selling local produce. The whole road is enveloped in a creative vibe, with theatres and boutique art galleries giving a sense of artistic freedom and relaxation to help you start the day off on the right foot.

    Take a stroll: Vizcaya Gardens

    Miami is a city that contains multitudes, and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are the perfect examples of the variety and beauty offered by The Magic City. Reminiscent of the stunning Medici villas in Tuscany, the living museum draws inspiration from Renaissance Italian architecture and blends it with the history and culture of the city, resulting in a perfect mix of Old World and Miami’s heritage.

    The gardens are a thing of wonder: acres and acres of pristine landscape gardens, where thousands of orchids and protected forest lands coexist create the perfect, quiet atmosphere for your stroll in Miami.

    Dinner: Casa Tua & Mandolin Aegean Bistro

    If you want to try a truly Italian culinary experience in Miami, Casa Tua offers a unique Tuscan atmosphere enhanced by one of the finest wine selections in the city. The trattoria is a well-known romantic spot in Miami, thanks to its timeless vibe, the lush garden, and a menu that draws inspiration from Central Italy’s rich food heritage. From the authentic Spaghetti alla Chitarra to the heavenly Tiramisù, having dinner at Casa Tua is a multisensorial experience you’ll never forget.

    The Mandolin Aegean Bistro is another excellent spot for those looking for a Mediterranean feel in Miami: the restaurant, with its minimal design and authentic Greek furniture, makes you wonder whether you just landed in an idyllic coastal town by the Aegean Sea. Mandolin exudes the essence of the laid-back seaside experience, with mouth-watering mezzes rigorously homemade, fresh local seafood, and an authentic sangria that’ll enhance the magical atmosphere of this unique restaurant.

    Art: Art Basel Miami

    Miami is the creative hub many tourists don’t expect. The Magic City is a cauldron of creativity, vibrant in its constant evolution and celebration of contemporary art. Art Basel Miami is perhaps the most iconic embodiment of Miami’s creative soul: constantly pushing the boundaries of art since its inception in 1970, Art Basel’s only American show couldn’t find a better home than Miami Beach, where refined culture and vibrant lifestyle collide.

    If you are in Miami in June 2023, make sure you don't miss out on this iconic event where the finest galleries in the world showcase their works: an opportunity to discover 20th and 21st-century art in an unforgettable location.

    Nightlife: Jaguar Sun

    There’s no shortage of nightclubs and cocktail bars in Miami, but there is only a handful that can offer an elevated cocktail experience, exceptional food, and the authentic Miami vibe. Jaguar Sun, inside the Downtown’s X Miami building, is an unmissable place for those looking for the real nightlife of the Magic City: the minimalist design, the refined cocktail menu, and the tasty dishes will cast a spell on you and further magnify the charm of Miami.

    Hotel: Faena Miami Beach

    The Faena Miami Beach is a hotel unlike any other, an enchanting blend of timeless architecture and unrestrained luxury inspired by the glamour of the 1950s and the lush design of Art Deco. An all-inclusive hotel for the glamorous tourist, the Faena Hotel offers a unique experience with its Tierra Santa Healing House, a 22,000-square-foot spa to restore your spirit, mind and body. Dining and partying surrounded by the luxury and carefully crafted design of the Faena Miami Beach is an extraordinary experience you won’t find anywhere else in Miami Beach.

    Visit Our Store in Miami

    As you walk by Brickell, Miami's financial hub with its majestic skyline and luxurious hotels, take a moment to visit us at the Miami Ave suite. The store, designed by Davide Barreri, blends Art Deco and the unique heritage of The Magic City, with Carrara marble and Brugnotto’s bespoke furniture to enhance the link between Luca Faloni’s timeless collection and the effervescence of the city that hosts our newest store.

    Our products are exclusively available online and in the following Luca Faloni Stores


    48 Hours in New York

    New York – a relatively young city by world standards – has a lot going for it, including more than 100 illustrious museums, 24,000 restaurants in Manhattan alone and of course, some pretty famous inhabitants. In its short life, it’s managed to become the undisputed cultural capital of the United States as well as bagging a spot as a leading fashion capital.

    And seeing as the Luca Faloni team are big fans of the East Coast metropolis, it was only a matter of time before we took our first steps stateside, to offer our brand of Italian style to the good American public. So, to celebrate our first US store on 386 West Broadway New York 10012, we thought we’d narrow down the endless distractions of the Big Apple and highlight our favourite spots to hit if you’re on a flying visit to the City that never Sleeps.  

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    48 Hours in Chelsea

    In the heart of London, where regal charm meets contemporary flair, lies a district that has long been synonymous with refined taste, cultural splendour and sartorial excellence: Chelsea, where history unfolds at every corner, seamlessly intermingling with the contemporary boutiques, art galleries and culinary delights that now define the area.

    As the cobblestone streets echo tales of centuries past, Chelsea's allure is undeniable, beckoning to those with an appreciation for the finer things in life. From its inception as a riverside village favoured by royalty to its current incarnation as a nucleus of cutting-edge fashion and cultural expression, Chelsea embodies the quintessence of London's multifaceted identity. 

    King's Road is the embodiment of the district's historical significance and contemporary splendour. This iconic boulevard, once a royal route connecting Buckingham Palace to the historic village of Chelsea, has gracefully evolved into a mecca of style, culture and craftsmanship. Embarking on a stroll along King's Road is akin to traversing a living tableau of the district's rich narrative, where past and present converge in a harmonious symphony.

    From haute couture emporiums to hidden artisanal ateliers, Chelsea stands as a testament to the timeless allure of elegance, making it the perfect destination for those who seek to immerse themselves in the essence of refined living.

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    48 Hours in Lecce

    The Florence of the South is not a place to see but rather to experience. Lecce is a blend of cultures and traditions that retraces the history of the Salento region, where Roman architecture meets majestic baroque buildings and Greek influences. 

    Lecce is the embodiment of beauty resulting from the unique meeting of people and cultures in a land that speaks of southern Italian uniqueness and charm. Every narrow lane and hidden corner feels authentic and timeless, and every conversation is natural and joyful. Lecce's beauty lies in its atmosphere: a place where life can be enjoyed thoroughly.

    Forty-eight hours in Lecce is all you need to appreciate the beauty of one of the finest hidden gems of Italy, as long as you plan it well and know what to wear in every situation.

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