Rick De La Croix: Haute Secrets Miami

NGP_5848-EditIt’s safe to say that the world-famous Hublot would not be where it is today without Pieric “Rick” De La Croix. As President of Hublot Latin America and CEO of Ares distributors, Inc. De La Croix’s success has seen no limit. Since 2003 the timepiece connoisseur has been marketing and distributing luxury watches throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Rick De La Croix and his team at Ares are personally responsible for accelerating watch sales for Hublot, Zenith, Graham, and TW Steel. With such a keen eye and refined taste we had to know Rick De La Croix’sto-do’s in Miami.

Rick shares his haute city secrets here:

Where were you born: London, UK.

How long have you been in Miami: Since 2001.

Neighborhood: Gables Estates Coral Gables.

Occupation: Entrepreneur luxury wholesale and retail distributions.

Favorite Restaurant: Milos730 1st St. 

Best Sushi: Zuma270 Biscayne Blvd Way.

Best Italian: Il Gabbiano335 S Biscayne Blvd.

Best Dessert: Dulce de leche at Graziano’s Tropical Park9227 SW 40th St.

Best place for a romantic date: Coya999 Brickell Ave.

Best Sunday brunch: Setai2001 Collins Ave.

Best place for a power business meeting: Joe’s Stone Crab11 Washington Ave.

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Thompson Miami Beach4041 Collins Ave.

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Design District

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Hublot Boutique Bal Harbor or Design District.

Best Spa: Mandarin Oriental500 Brickell Key Dr.

Favorite Charity Event: Best Buddies

Favorite Cultural Event: Art Basel

Favorite Cultural Institution: The Wynwood Walls

Best Steakhouse: Morton’s1200 Brickell Ave.

Best Pizza: Joey’s Wynwood2506 NW 2nd Ave.

Best Lunch: Tropical Chinese Tropical Park

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: The Workout Spot3315 Rice St.

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Empire CLS

Best Museum/Exhibit: Miami Museum of the Modern Arts.

Describe your city in three words: Exotic – Sensual – Fast.

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Little Havana

All-around favorite spot in Miami: Wynwood

Best Aspect of Miami: Melting pot of beautiful people.