An East of Collins Thanksgiving- Traditional & Unconventional Cuisine

Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family, friends, and loved ones to share gratitude. East of Collins has so much to be thankful for, beginning with the residents and patrons that live and visit daily! Thankfully, the community is surrounded by worldwide cuisine and both traditional and unconventional fine dining options available to enjoy on this day, alongside those we appreciate.

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Thanksgiving Meals From Byblos Miami and Lure Fishbar

Atlantikós
Indulge at Atlantikós at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort with a 4-course meal- your choice of traditional or Greek-inspired, $95 per adult and $45 per child. Chef Anastasios “Tasos” Chasekioglou’s authentic recipes will make your Thanksgiving dining experience unforgettable.

Byblos Miami
Byblos Miami on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach is going to be serving delectable options for all  Mediterranean cuisine lovers. Enjoy Salmon Carpaccio and Duck Kibbeh as appetizers, then move on to their exclusive Turkey Ballantine Dinner with a side of roasted pumpkin, crispy jeweled rice, and green beans. Then, finish off with their signature strawberry cheesecake Qatayef. You can’t go wrong- make sure to make your reservation! Full menu details here.

Lure Fishbar
Lure Fishbar in South Beach opens their dining room to you and yours this Thanksgiving. For $55/person, enjoy a multi-course meal with traditional Thanksgiving favorites. Their regular dining menu will also be available. Be sure to reserve soon!

Neomi’s
Start your Thanksgiving right! Enjoy Thanksgiving Day brunch at Neomi’s at the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach. From 12:30 pm – 4 pm, for $55 per adult, $25 per child ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under, enjoy a variety of delicious options. An Antipasto station and seafood bar will be available, along with various festive entrées, such as herb butter-basted slow roasted turkey and Lobster Benedict. Satisfy your sweet tooth with several sweet holiday desserts! Menu here.

Pao by Paul Qui at the Faena Hotel- Miami Beach
World-renowned chef Pao Qui will be cooking up something exquisite this Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy an Asian take on the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Check out their website for more details.

The Dutch
The Dutch at the W South Beach Hotel is now booking their Thanksgiving reservations. For $55/person, treat yourself to Cider-brined turkey, whipped Yukon potatoes, butternut squash, and other traditional sides. Finish off this decadent meal with your choice of apple pie, pumpkin brûlée, or pecan pie. Full menu available here.

The Restaurant at The Raleigh
The Restaurant at The Raleigh Hotel joins the list of places to go for Thanksgiving, East of Collins, and not only for dinner, but for lunch too! For $49 per person, enjoy an entrée and dessert. Options like creamy mushroom soup, made with grilled trumpet mushroom and truffles, roasted and braised free-range turkey with delicious sides, and sweet potato pie for dessert, are sure to make your mouth water. Check out the full menu.

With food like this, who would want to cook?! Don’t forget to make your reservations early Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Top 3 East of Collins Spots to Get Your Miami Spice On

Miami Spice is here and the options are tastier than ever! Choose from over 240 restaurants featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Tantalize your taste buds and enjoy discounted, top-notch meals at East of Collins’ participating restaurants for a limited time only! Here are our top choices:
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Stripsteak– Located in the famous Fontainebleau Hotel on Collins Avenue, Stripsteak offers a worldly menu by Chef Michael Mina, alongside an innovative and contemporary atmosphere. Seamlessly contributing to the luxurious atmosphere surrounding the resort, at Stripsteak, guests can enjoy a variety of appetizer, entree, and dessert options during Miami Spice, from Ricotta Cavatelli Carbonara, to Wood Grilled Filet Mignon, to Chocolate Ganache Cake! Choose from only the highest quality, aged cuts of beef, the freshest seafood, and excellent wines. For a full menu listing, click here.

Quality Meats– Enjoy a special 3-course dinner from the famous restaurant based in New York, now on Miami Beach. Meats are hand- selected by reputable family-owned butchers, ensuring quality and delight with every bite. With a wide variety of choices for this special menu, pick from 5 delicious appetizers, 6 entrees, and 4 desserts. The blackened red fish is a rare menu find and sounds mouth-watering! View the complete menu here.

Byblos– Rated a constant “Hotspot” by Zagat and Haute Living, you’re in for a treat during Miami Spice at Byblos. Eastern Mediterranean cuisine at its finest, centered around a family-oriented setting is in full effect at this delectable option, true to its culture and tradition. Start off with your choice of two appetizers. How about the Lamb Rib and the Creamed Spinach Pide? Move on to Harissa Spiced Shrimp or Yogurt Baked Mahi-Mahi, and finish your meal off with some baklava ice cream, salted caramel and couscous pralines, better known as Pizzelle. To explore the wide selection of options on this exclusive menu, click here.

We hope you’re hungry! Don’t miss out on these divine dining options until the end of September. Hurry and make your reservation today!

Relax During Miami Spa Month at Our Top 5 East of Collins Spas

It’s Miami Spa Month and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in one of the top quality, luxury spas East of Collins has to offer? Enjoy massages for as low as $109. Check out our top 5 picks for Miami Spa Month, going on now through the end of August:

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Acqualina Spa by ESPA– Experience a luxuriously relaxing day both indoor and outdoor at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach by indulging in their wide variety of spa amenities, specialized spa treatments, and top-shelf EPSA products. This state of the art, 20,000 sq. ft. spa is the perfect sanctuary for any relaxation preference. Enjoy the Finnish Sauna, Crystal Steam Room, Ice Fountains, and the signature Experience Shower, or simply relax oceanfront by the outdoor spa swimming pool, heated jet pool with a Roman waterfall, or on their sun deck. For a full list of Miami Spa promotions, click here.

The Spa at the Miami Beach EDITION– Enjoy a variety of spa services in this soothing atmosphere, complete with a custom Hammam room, detox room, Beauty Lounge, and a resort-style gym. For a limited time, choose from four prime spa treatments. Going out for a night on the town? The Miami Beach EDITION Bombshell Package is one of the best ways to pamper yourself including a full blow-out and makeup, complete with lashes. For a full listing of spa month services, click here.

Spa at 1 Hotel South Beach– Five exclusive treatments can be enjoyed for a short time only so don’t miss out! Delve into this therapeutic atmosphere and restore your energy with a variety of spa options that incorporate real fruit, botanicals, and oils. The Orchard Herbal massage is a great choice for relieving sun-burned skin and restoring skin pigmentation. Be wrapped in a cocoon of kale and honey and leave with a rejuvenated mind with The Oasis. View the full spa month treatment menu here.

The Spa at the Setai by THÉMAÉ Paris– Treat yourself with a special spa treatment involving  red (rooibos), white, green, and black teas. Invigorate your skin with a Fresh Skin Ritual, or bring your partner along for an Asian Fusion Massage For Two, complete with Shimmering Dry Oil to top off the experience. See what else is being offered for a short time only, click here.

Tierra Santa Healing House at the Faena Hotel– Enter a sanctuary of rejuvenation involving timeless South American healing techniques and ingredients combined with top-of-the-line technology at Tierra Santa Healing House. Enjoy a Tierra Santa Deep Tissue Massage and relieve tension, or choose among the other menu options for a limited time. Click here for Miami Spa Month menu.

It’s time to relax. Book your appointments today for a special treatment until August 31st. For a full listing of participating spas in the East of Collins Community, click here.

Top 3 Spots to Celebrate the 4th in Luxury!

Fireworks, barbecues, good food, and great times with friends and family- these are all things to look forward to every 4th of July. Wait no longer! Independence Day is almost here and East of Collins has some amazing ways for you to celebrate the good old USA’s birthday in luxury.4th of July- 6-29-16

An Independence Day Soirée at The St. Regis Bal Harbour– Take a trip to The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort from 7 to 10pm for a modern day American barbecue. Enjoy live music and a variety of buffet stations, including sides and a grand dessert display put together by Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. VIP table service is available to interested guests, along with a private spot on the beach to watch the fireworks. Call 305-993-0614 or email Rania.Pierre@stregis.com to confirm your ticket!

IndepenDANCE party at Nikki Beach– For those who want to celebrate all day, join the party from 12pm to 5am at Nikki Beach. Featured DJ’s from around the world will be providing music all day and night at this exclusive event, so make sure to reserve your cabana, daybed, VIP table, or just get a ticket!

Faena Beach Yoga and Barbecue– Tierra Santa Healing House celebrates the 4th at 7am, by welcoming the new moon with a New Moon Ashtanga Yoga Session lead by Tim Feldman of the Miami Life Center. Call 786-655-5570 to make your reservation! Keep the celebration going and indulge in the Faena Celebration package for a variety of activities all weekend with Faena Play, a classic breakfast and access to the “July 4 Beach and Barbecue”. Call 855-851-8905 to book your reservation!

Happy 4th of July to all!

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Spectacular Pools in Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbour

People from all over the world visit Sunny Isles and Bal Harbour for the ultimate seaside experience. The beach is great, and so are the gorgeous and elegant pool settings surrounding it. World class resorts and condominiums alike are spending high-end money to attract vacationers and residents to their elaborate venues to experience the ultimate pleasure in poolside scenery and entertainment.

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Acqualina Resort and Spa, Sunny Isles Beach | Pool | Map
This luxury seaside haven features Baroque fountains and is located on 4.5 beachfront acres complete with three oceanfront swimming pools for condo, hotel and beach club guests, plus a private pool for Spa guests. The Beach Club Pool is the perfect place for guests and residents of all ages. Comfortable chaise lounges, poolside food and drink service, private cabanas, and sunny atmosphere all combine together to provide a vibrant day. The Tranquility Pool exudes calm tranquility and sophisticated outdoor relaxation. The adults-only environment makes it ideal for uninterrupted sunbathing or even a catnap in the sun. Poolside food and beverage service complete the feeling of lounging at your own Mediterranean villa. Private poolside cabanas are available for those wishing to elevate the feeling of retreat even further. The Recreation Pool is the epicenter of fun and includes pool games, activities, aqua fitness classes, and other refreshing diversions led by the resort’s staff. Located directly off the main veranda, just in front of the gorgeous beachside front lawn, the Recreation Pool is everything a South Florida pool venue should be. Private cabanas are also available and include food and beverage service. For guests enjoying Spa treatments, the ESPA Spa Pool, is also an oceanfront outdoor spa swimming pool with a sun deck and heated jet pool. The gorgeous Roman waterfall completes the rejuvenating experience.

Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach | Pool | Map
Indulging in a day by the pool is a getaway in itself. At this mega-resort you can dip in and play in the water in a beachfront, grotto-style pool featuring waterfalls, lagoons, hot tubs and an ocean view. Or, practice your swim strokes in a lap pool.  Recline in the comfy lounge chairs, find shade under an oversized umbrella and enjoy beverage and towel service. If passing the time poolside makes you thirsty, then head to the bar or grill for eats and treats.  For the ultimate private poolside experience, reserve an air-conditioned cabana featuring TV, cabana beds, and a refrigerator for up to four people.

St. Regis, Bal Harbour | Pool | Map
This Mega-luxury property offers two dazzling infinity pools: an adult-focused Tranquility Pool and the resort’s main Ocean Pool designed with ample comfortable chaise lounges, daybeds and private Oasis cabanas. Poolside services include special complementary offerings throughout the day, including foot reflexology samplers, smoothie tastings, sunscreen spritzing and refreshing cold towel presentations. And for an extra-ordinary poolside experience choose from a variety of private cabana rentals offering luxury and convenience, including full Butler service. Highlights of these services include Oshi Bori towel presentations, complementary luxury sun care, massage samplers, and food and beverage service including Mojito and Bloody Mary presentations.

The Ritz Carlton, Bal Harbour | Pool | Map
The world’s most notorious luxury resort would do nothing less than feature a spectacular and large heated swimming pool with outdoor cabanas amidst a panoramic ocean view. The European-edged outdoor design boasting radiant, turquoise-blue water offers complementary lounge chairs, umbrellas, Wi-Fi, a poolside bar and grill, chilled scented towels and flavor infused ice water. Top-notch pool attendants walk around eager to offer you a variety of tempting food and beverage options. For extra privacy and at an additional fee, you may rent a private cabana complete with your own personal plunging hot tub. A spectacular cabana lawn featuring green lush landscape is also available for the perfect private poolside event accommodating up to 150 guests.