As I stayed in the well-heeled area of Brickell when I visited Miami, it seemed the perfect opportunity to write a travel guide for the luxury website Tidlrs.
Brickell lies just south of the Miami River and Miami’s historic Central Business District. And beyond the gleaming skyscrapers, it has a rich and layered history.
When modern settlers began arriving into the now Downtown area, much of the innovation began in Brickell. Pioneers, William and Mary Brickell opened up a trading post on the south bank of Miami River. And they, along with the ‘Father of Miami’, Henry M. Flagler, and businesswoman, Julia Tuttle, pioneered the Florida East Coast Railway, which opened up business into the city.
By the 1920s, property here was booming with the arrival of sought-after real estate and the former ‘Millionaires Row’. Flagler went on to develop hotels and the two man-made islands known as Brickell Key, which are now a single island, home to luxury property.
Today, more than 50 banks, insurance and real estate organisations occupy this ‘FiDi’, forming the largest financial district in the United States, behind Manhattan. It only seems natural that an upscale leisure and social scene should follow.
This piece I wrote for Tidlrs is essentially a travel guide for the discerning traveller. From designer shopping in Brickell City Centre and dining at the award-winning NAOE restaurant, to booking a stylish stay at EAST, Miami, it highlights some of the best attractions and luxury things to do in the area.
A Luxury Guide to Brickell | Tidlrs
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