The Design District: It’s Not Just for Design Anymore

The haute factor of the Design District is certainly well established. With restaurants like Michelle Bernstein’s Sra. Martinez, Jonathan Eismann’s Pacific Time, Michael Schwartz’s Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Maitardi, Mandolin, and Buena Vista Bistro, the fact that the district is becoming a hub for more than just design has foodies flocking to the area on a nightly basis.

The luxury spa industry is also hoping to get in on some of the Design District action. One of the first to lead the charge is Emena, a modern property housed in an historic space at the Buena Vista Building. The philosophies that the spa adheres to combine fitness, wellness, and nutrition, with an emphasis on eco-friendly practices. If you haven’t checked it out for yourself yet, this is your lucky week. On Thursday, Feb. 24, Emena is promoting the community spirit that distinguishes the Design District as something special on Miami’s mainland, in collaboration with Mindful Organics. Spa owner Christina Kesaris and Mindful Organics owner Ginny Simon will both be on hand for tours and personal consultations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by at 180 NE 39th St. and report back here.