John Joseph Lin Favorite Places in Miami

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Chic Miamian John Joseph Lin hails from Michigan. Arriving in Miami by way of New York, Lin cut his teeth as Director of Marketing at Haute-design spot Luminaire, Lin learned the local scene.  Art Basel’s “puppy love” exhibition with Christie’s and the opening of Luminaire Lab. He worked closely with the top designers in the world, including Marcel Wanders, the Campana Brothers, and Arne Quinze, launching companies such as Established & Sons and Swarovski Crystal Palace in the US.

In 2007, he moved to Paris to become the worldwide head of communications for Corto Moltedo, the namesake brand from Gabrielecorto Moltedo, the son of the founder’s of Bottega Veneta. After several years in Paris, he moved back to Miami to start his own company, Lin Projects, concentrating in marketing, branding, events, and PR. Since then he has curated Target’s Stylescape campaign with Phillip Lim in Miami, produced and launched the first Uber campaign locally, and managed the launch of Kanon Vodka in the Miami market. Clients include Absolut, Art Production Fund, Conde Nast, Design Miami, Fendi, The Webster Miami, Tumblr, and The Standard Hotel and Spa. Catch up with John on his blog

Here are his favorites.

HL: Where were you born?
JL: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

HL: How long have you lived in Miami?
JL: A total of 7 ½ years, on and off

HL: What is your neighborhood?
JL: Buena Vista East Historic District

HL: Occupation?
JL: Owner of Lin Projects

HL: Favorite restaurant?
JL: Mandolin

HL: Best brunch?
JL: Dim Sum at South Garden Chinese

HL: Best Place for a Power business meeting?
JL: Soho Beach House

HL: Which hotel do you recommend for out of town guests?
JL: Standard Spa, Miami Beach

HL: Favorite place to shop?
JL: The Webster

HL: Favorite watch brand?
JL: Vintage Rolex

HL: Favorite spa?
JL: Standard Spa

HL: Favorite gym?
JL: Barry’s Bootcamp

HL: What is the best neighborhood in Miami?
JL: Design District

HL: Best Salon?
JL: Junior and Hatter