Visiting Miami? Read This First

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Calling all beach babes! Today marks the beginning of Miami swim week, aka our annual guide to what we can’t wait to wear on all of the upcoming beach vacations we’ve planned (and those we’re only dreaming about). This year we asked Carrie Jardine and Lisa Priolo, the designers behind SoCal’s Cali Dreaming swimwear line, to give us an inside scoop on their week in Florida. Don’t be fooled by their Canadian roots; these Venice Beach residents have mastered minimalist swimwear. Here, the designer duo’s guide on what to pack, where to shop, and what to do while in Miami.

Photo: @calidreamingswimwear

Where To Stay

"We are making a point to visit the Edition Hotel in Miami (it looks gorgeous) but always stay at the SLS Hotel on Collins Avenue in South Beach." Images Courtesy of Edition Hotel and SLS

Where To Eat

"During the day you can find us at the beach when we aren't working and in the evenings we tend to find a great restaurant and stay posted there. The classic Joe's Stone Crab is always amazing and a go-to dinner spot for us. We are also excited to dine at Mandolin at the SOHO Beach House." Photos Courtesy of Joe's Stone Crab and Mandolin

Where To Shop

"For shopping we stop at The Webster and The Soho Beach House for a failsafe selection of great finds." Photo Courtesy of The Webster Miami

What To Pack

"We both love this color; its been our go-to summer bright that works with all skin tones."

"Skin oil that adds a refreshing little shimmer to your skin that can be applied both at the beach and in the evenings."

"Our seasonless face illuminator that we apply to our cheeks and nose to brighten up your face with a subtle glow."

"Grand Apparat Hermes extra wide enamel bracelet in gold plated (3" diameter). You can wear it in the water and the white looks great with a sunkissed tan."

"Hand-made sandals inspired by Ancient Greek styles. We love the nude shade as it blends into your skin. It allows you to pack light as it is the perfect day-to-night shoe."

"Handmade from 100% cotton, the super strong carry all tote is rich in texture and is also very unique in style."

"Updated string bikini top that we also wear everyday as the perfect bralette with our signature classic bottom. This bather makes a great underpinning."

"An underwater housing for our camera to get underwater pictures."