With their collection of upscale shops and specialty stores, Lincoln Road in South Beach and Bal Harbour Shops (9700 Collins Avenue) at North Miami Beach are your best choices for high-end shopping.

Indulge yourself walking in Bal Harbour Shops imperial setting among tropical foliage and refreshing waterfalls. With more than one hundred stores such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Cartier, Versace and Gucci, indulge yourself and spend your money in the numerous clothing, shoe, accessory goods that won't be other but expensive and fabulous. At Carpaccio, an outdoor restaurant, you can savor their popular homemade pasta, served with shaved Parmesan and sliced Portobellos.

In the last decade, Lincoln Road has emerged as a lively magnet for culture, entertainment and retail business. As you shop, you'll mix with celebrities (yes, J. Lo and Paris Hilton) and eccentric residents who will make you feel part of this ultra chic community. Base, Chroma, Ete, Neo Accesorio and White House/Black market are some of those high fashion stores that you shouldn't miss. From top and new designers, you will find the clothes that make fashion a true art.

For the book fan, try Books and Books, they have an excellent collection of fiction, photography and design books. A bonus: their exquisite coffee served at the new cafeteria on the sidewalk.