After months of anticipation, I finally made it out to Miami’s newest urban oasis, Upper Buena Vista, and LOVE it compliments of its bohemian, eco-friendly, eclectic and colorful ambience. Think bamboo fans, shady trees, reclaimed wood floors and art installations. A gal pal suggested lunch at its Italian restaurant, Vista, and afterwards we strolled around the lush and sculpture-peppered property.
Worth noting? The huge banyan Wish Tree in the middle of the project which beckons guests to write down an intention and tie it onto the tree in hopes the wish comes to fruition. I scored some vintage gems at a micro boutique called The House of Findings (the owner Mayra is a sheer delight and breath of fresh air!) and friends tell me that French restaurant, Café Crème, serves up the best chocolate almond croissants in the 305. There’s also a tattoo parlor, juice bar, raw bar, nail salon, hair salon and a spate of other tiny stores to explore. Welcome to the neighborhood, Upper Buena Vista!
Upper Buena Vista, 184 NE 50 terrace, Miami; upperbuenavista.com