International shutterbug Greg Lotus is normally behind the camera, capturing the essence of superstars worldwide. But now he steps on the other side of the lens and shares his favorite haute spots around Miami.

Where were you born: West Virginia

How long in Miami: 18 years

Neighborhood: Miami Beach, Mid Beach

Occupation: International photographer

Favorite restaurant: My kitchen

Best steakhouse: Michael’s Genuine (3)

Best sushi: Nobu (2)

Best ethnic restaurant: Mr. Chow

Best italian: Prime Italian

Best pizza: Spris (4)

Best lunch: Balans

Best place for late night dining: My house

Best dessert: Tiziana’s Tiramisu [TizianaNenezic, Lotus’ studio manager]

Best sunday brunch: Four Seasons

Hautest club/lounge: The Opium Group (1)

Best place for a power business meeting: Soho House

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you reccommend? Soho House

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: BalHarbour

Best place to buy jewelry/watches: Tourneau

Best spa: Canyon Ranch

Best gym/athletic facility: Hiperfit

Best massage: Canyon Ranch

Best limousine/driving service: Yellow Taxi

Favorite charity event: Lea Black/Blacks’ Annual Gala

Favorite cultural event: Art Basel

Favorite cultural institution: Bass Museum of Art

Best museum exhibit: gallery page.

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Vizcaya

All around favorite locale in Miami: Design District

Best aspect of Miami: The beach