Architect and designer Morris Lapidus selected these words for the title
of his autobiography, and we used them as the inspiration for our
'Cocktail Coach Crawl' to fabulous Miami Beach!
Departing from our 'home base' at the New Yorker Boutique Hotel,
we'll cruise 'Googie-lined' Biscayne Boulevard, before spending the
afternoon visiting and exploring Lapidus' most fabled Miami Beach
creations, enjoying cocktails, fine foods, sensational shopping, and
Our first stop will be the intersection of two of Lapidus' most storied
creations, the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Resort Hotels, adjacent
properties known as the historic stomping grounds of the Rat Pack,
hollywood stars and starlets, and the emerging Jetset. Both were - and
remain (both having undergone recent renovations) - extravagantly
opulent locations that served to define South Florida's Gold Coast.
Upon departing the luxury coaches, guests are free to explore the
hotels' enormous riches of dining and drinking options, sensational
interiors and grounds (access to certain areas restricted for the use of
hotel guests only), fine shops, or escape to the white sands and
turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean (perhaps catching a glimpse of
Goldfinger himself in an afternoon game of cards poolside, or Jerry
Lewis as the Bellboy - and maybe even Lucy and Ricky Ricardo
enjoying a warm vacation escape from the Club Babalu!).
Our next & final stop (before returning to the New Yorker to prepare for
evening's festivities) will be the promenade at Lincoln Road, a Lapidus
designed entertainment row, transformed into a modern pedestrian
mall of trendy stores and swank bars and restaurants - mere blocks
from Ocean Drive on Miami's famous South Beach.
returning back to the the New Yorker to prepare for the evening's