oh so deco.
by Leslie Santarina comment


welcome to miami. / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite things to do in miami is to roam the streets of the art deco district. it is also known as the miami beach architectural district and is listed on the national register of historic places. built mostly between the 1920s to 1940s, you’ll find hundreds of these preserved buildings along famed ocean drive (between 5th and 15th) and further north around collins avenue. recently i was in nearby hollywood for work and decided to pop into south beach for an afternoon. i could’ve spent all day capturing all the pretty pastel hues + all the lines and angles on these landmarks. my favorite features were the letterings on all those signs. this area could have its own font book!

art deco architecture in miami, florida / sfgirlbybay

vintage teal convertible spotted in miami / sfgirlbybay

a few sightings of some vintage vehicles was also fun, too.

welcome to miami: art deco district tour / sfgirlbybay

architecture tour in miami's art deco district / sfgirlbybay

welcome to miami: art deco walking tour / sfgirlbybay

miami art deco architecture tour. / sfgirlbybay

vespa in miami's art deco district / sfgirlbybay

i also visited a few properties and the interiors are just as spectacular—especially the delano, nautilus and the new faena hotel. the art within the latter is otherwordly, and a must-see the next time you find yourself there is the gilded mammoth display by artist damien hirst.

miami's nautilus hotel. / sfgirlbybay

sagamore hotel in miami's art deco district / sfgirlbybay

shore club in miami. / sfgirlbybay

miami architecture tour. / sfgirlbybay

vintage car outside the avalon hotel in miami / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by leslie santarina.

12 responses to “oh so deco.”

  1. Leslie, these pictures are gorgeous! I grew up in Florida and would go to South Beach every once and a while – I had forgotten how much I loved those art deco buildings!

  2. What else do you recommend seeing/ places to eat or drink? I love your blog – I live in SF and am going to Miami for a Bachelorette party later this year and am a bit hesitant. Would love recommendations!

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