It’s that time. That time where the British bred brand, Monoo (Yours truly x) must cross the pond into its American counterpart space. As one of our favourite countries, nestled in one of our favourite continents. We could never give you a destination guide from Monoo without mentioning The United States of America. With an over abundance of cities and landscapes to choose from. The US has it all, from sunny party filled Miami, to the metropolitan London twin - NYC, to the gorgeous relaxed vibes of the west coast and many, many, many other cities in between. Whatever tickles your fancy, this country is sure to give it to you, just be ready to embrace it all.
But first of let’s start with the illustrious and notorious Miami!
With the beach city and charismatic vibes as your backdrop, there are countless places you can experience and stay at. From the Nobu Hotel, to The Miami Beach Edition, to The Mandarin Oriental, if you ask for a hotel, Miami will deliver above and beyond your expectations! If you're asking us here at Monoo however, we could never pass up a night at Delano South Beach. A playground for the likes of Madonna, P Diddy, Prince and our favourite - Jennifer Lopez herself! The Delano helped put South Beach back on the map in the 90s. Conceived by Ian Schrager - often credited as the founder of the Modern Boutique Hotel, this little haven of wonder sits in one of Miami’s biggest offerings. Inspired by Alison in Wonderland and all things whimsical the venue is a gateway into a funky dimension filled with grandiose melting sofas and colourfully unique art pieces. This is the time to pull out all of your fun Monoo pieces from every collection we have to offer. Costa Rica especially from our Wild Horizons collection, seems to be the perfect offering for your trips around south beach. Match any of the vibrant colours embedded in the material to your Miami style swimsuit as you strut out of the lobby and on to the iconic beach. Swim, dance, pose, drink and tan under the intense Floridian heat whilst the stunning silk/satin blend cools you and attracts all the right attention.
Stopping by in Miami, comes with a lot of stops; key west, Little Havana, South Beach, Biscayne but all of these areas have nothing on glitz, glamour and sheer fashion history behind The Villa Casa Casuarina. The previous Versace Mansion is truly a sight to behold! Located on Ocean Drive this Mosaic haven walks you through some of the most impactful moments of Gianni’s life as you soak in some of the immaculate surroundings of his lifetime. Although the venue is indeed a hotel, we highly suggest heading to Gianni’s for a Versace inspired Italian dinner. If you can secure a booking by the pool, or anywhere in this fine establishment you are truly in for a treat. This is the time to completely dress up, a gorgeous shimmery gold dress with matching Versace pumps and the stunning Menorca regally draped over your arms, will give you the most effortlessly ravishing look. A look fit for Gianni himself!
As well as a multitude of offerings in the forms of activities, restaurants, bars and nightlife, Miami really has it all when it comes to checking every vibe box a city can offer. There is no shortage of places to be and things to do whilst you meander the colourful and humid streets. One of our favourite areas to visit is most definitely Wynwood, this colourful, graffiti adorned area (often compared to the likes of Shoreditch in London) is a melting pot of up and coming artists from every facet. From beautiful exhibitions, to mesmerising immersive pop ups and breakout musical performances, this area is where the creatives of Miami collect to be free and explore each other’s domains. This is where Zanzibar in our Crimson Chronicle collection can truly dazzle. With the partially sheer chiffon, the piece shows enough of the layer underneath to ensure your outfit and silhouette are noticed but not enough to take away any of the mystery. This is your time to take Monoo on a street style journey. Rock some fresh white sneakers, perfectly body hugging but also loose joggers and a fitted bodysuit to remind everyone that looking laid back and looking glamorous can be synonymous when executed correctly.