Perfect Day: A Cultural Perspective with the Editor of Bal Harbour Magazine

A Cultural Perspective with the Editor of Bal Harbour Magazine
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Sarah Harrelson

Culture Connoisseur

I am a traveler driven by cultural experiences, from museums to botanical gardens to Mayan Ruins, anywhere I can learn something new. I love taking my family to places where there are completely different cultural customs, the best way to learn perspective and even compassion.

I would spend my perfect day in Miami with the 8:30 Flywheel class with Dwayne, then a cold-pressed green juice at Jugo Fresh, a few hours at my office, then lunch outside at Mandolin, a documentary film at O Cinema in Wynwood, dinner at Lucali Pizza with my husband and three kids and then a drink at The Freehand in Miami Beach. If you get a chance, go to the beach at dawn or dusk and enjoy the most romantic setting in Miami.

If I was visiting Miami I would stay at the Soho Beach House or the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The Bass Museum

The activities that can't be missed

1. The Bass Museum, for its historical and contemporary collections.

2. A private tour of The Kampong tropical botanical garden.

3. The Bal Harbour Shops. World-class!

Lucali Brooklyn-Style Pizza

My favorite places to eat

1. Mandolin: Everything on the menu is incredible.

2. MC Kitchen: The best Italian in Miami.

3. Lucali Pizza, Miami Beach: My favorite is the pizza with shallots.

Places you should definitely see

1. Juvia: Enjoy lunch or dinner there and soak in the excellent views.

2. The Rubell Family Collection: Amazing contemporary art.

3. Vizcaya: It's a National Historic Landmark with stunning gardens!

Gallery Diet

My hidden gems

1. Michel Contessa: It has the best selection of French, Italian and American mid-century modern furniture.

2. Gallery Diet: A beautiful contemporary art gallery in Wynwood.

3. Fifi's: Totally low-key place at North Miami Beach, but the best fresh fish!

The place I'm most excited to go next is Morocco, where I'll spend a night camping in the Sahara at Le Red Sand, which will be a completely new experience and landscape from what I have ever seen. I am also itching to go to Vietnam and Cambodia at the moment, but something new hits the top of my list almost every week.


We took Sarah's favorite places and created a Perfect Day.