Elysze Held: My Secret Miami


In celebration of Art Basel, which starts tomorrow in Miami, we caught up with stylist and blogger, Elysze Held, to run us through her must-visit favourites in one of the most glamorous cities in the world. Name: Elysze Held Occupation: Founder & President of Style Out of the City, stylist for Deco Drive and columnist for Social Miami.

Where in Miami are you based?

Key Biscayne, and I also live in NYC.

What do you do on your days off?

SHOP! Restaurants & movies with my husband & friends.

Where's your favourite place to dine in Miami?

Villa Azur on South Beach, which is new and great!

Where's your favourite place for a cocktail? St Regis Hotel & Resort.

Where's the best brunch spot?

Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne.

Where's the best cafe?

Buena Vista in the Design District.

What's Miami's current hot spot?


Where's the first stop for any visitor to Miami?

Lincoln Road - go walking on the weekend.

Where's your favourite book shop?

Books & Books.

What's your preferred neighbourhood? The Design District.
What's the most inspiring place in Miami? Wynwood during Art Basel.

What's your favourite beach?

South Beach at Delano.

Where are your favourite places to shop?

Alchemist(2) on Lincoln Road, REISS & Franco Pianegonda in Aventura, Lanvin & Stella McCartney in Bal Harbour, Neiman Marcus & Azzurro in Merrick Park.

What's the key fashion trend you see on the street in Miami right now?

Chic sheer panelled dresses, sheer pants and high wedges!

What song would be the soundtrack to your Miami life?

The Budda Bar soundtrack (I heard it first in Europe, and still play it daily).

Art Basel is soon approaching, what are you looking forward to seeing?

POSTING the PEOPLE  and what they are wearing in my column! I have a Fashion column in Miami-Who Wore What to Where, on

Where's the best place to take photographs?

Parties & events in Miami.