Marylin Dans Shares Her Haute Secrets To Miami

Marilyn Dans
Marilyn Dans

Marylin Dans is a true Girl Boss. At the age of 23, she founded South Atlantic Mortgage Corporation, a boutique mortgage center. While doing that business, she worked on developing multi-million dollar waterfront properties and lhelped a friend grow their real estate attorney business. Later in life, she sent two of her employees to a medical device convention in China, which then led to the creation of Pink Luminous Breast. She felt a spiritual obligation to create this due to family history with breast cancer. Here, the entrepreneur shares her insider’s guide—her “haute secrets”—to Miami.

Where were you born: New Jersey

How long in Miami: 44 years

Neighborhood: Miami Beach

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Favorite Restaurant: Leynia

Best Sushi: Makoto (Bal Harbor)

Best Italian: Caffe Vialetto

Best dessert: Crème Brûlée

Best place for a romantic date: Little Palm Island

Best Sunday brunch: The Biltmore

Best place for a power business meeting: Matador Room

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Saint Regis Bal Harbour Hotel

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Merrick Park

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Bulgari

Best Spa: The Biltmore

Favorite Charity Event: Miami Children Diamond Ball

Favorite Cultural Event: Art Basel

Favorite Cultural Institution: PAMM

Best Steakhouse: STK

Best Pizza: Harry’s Pizza

Best Lunch: Havana Harry’s

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Four Seasons Brickell

Best Massage: Nora Farinas

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Padrino Limousine Service

Best Museum/Exhibit: Chihuli’s Exhibit

Describe your city in three words: Sunny, Fun, Alluring

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Coral Gables

All-around favorite spot in Miami: The bay on a boat

Best Aspect of Miami: Water