Now that Aer Lingus has launched its inaugural direct flight to Miami, it's time to bring the Travel Notes heat to South Beach.
Arty, slick, cultural ? The Betsy's breezy,boutique-y, beach- bright rooms provide the quintessential backdrop to a tropical- luxe Miami experience, thebetsyhotel.com.
Experimental, nostalgic, mind-blowing? Juan Manuel Barrientos' El Cielo is an unmissable taste of Miami gastronomy at its apex, elcielorestaurant.com.
Iconic, glam, entertaining? Experience what is quite possibly the best expression of a mojito on the planet at Ball & Chain, a recently resurrected 1930s beauty, ballandchainmiami.com.
Hip, vibrant, cutting- edge? The best way to discover the Wynwood Art District's excellent shopping, people-watching, eating and drinking options is by foot.