Singing Sensation & Author Taylor Dayne Shares Her Haute Secrets Guide To Miami

You may know her best from her smash hit, 1987 debut single “Tell It To My Heart,” but 32 years later, Taylor Dayne continues to pursue her craft, and in a big way. Named one of Billboard’s most successful dance artists of all time, the powerhouse vocalist has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and just released a book, aptly called “Tell It To My Heart.” In her book, she reflects on her 30-year music career and highlights some of her more noteworthy experiences, like opening for Michael Jackson on the “Bad” tour, among others. Here, the newly official resident of the Magic City shares her Haute Secrets to Miami, including her favorite restaurants, spas and so much more. Check it out below!

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Name: Taylor Dayne
Where were you born: New York City
How long in Miami: I’ve been a resident this last year and been in and out of Miami for work and pleasure my whole life. I fell in love with the city and that is why I bought a place here.
Neighborhood: South of Fifth
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Entrepreneur
Favorite restaurant: STK—my bestie owns it! And Cecconi’s.
Best sushi: Zuma
Best Italian: Scarpetta in the Fountainebleau Hotel
Best new restaurant: Alter in Wynwood
Best hidden gem: Macchialina and Oliver’s Bistro
Best healthy eating spot: Pura Vida
Best vegetarian/vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant: Planta
Best late-night dining restaurant: Soho House
Best waterfront dining: Seaspice Lounge
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Best dessert: The Cloud from STK
Best cocktails: Broken Shaker
Best happy hour: Smith and Wollensky’s outdoor bar
Best wine list: The Forge
Best place for a romantic date:  The Living Room at the Faena Hotel
Best nightclub: LIV
Best Sunday brunch: Seaspice
Best place for a power business meeting: Soho House
Best rooftop (pool/restaurant): Area 31 in Miami
Best hotel for out of town guests: Faena Hotel
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Rue La Rue, South of Fifth
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Hublot at Bal Harbor Shops
Best spa: Carillion Spa
Favorite charity event: Anything with the Irie Foundation—I love what DJ Irie does for the community. 
Favorite cultural event: Art Basel
Favorite cultural institution: The Adrienne Arsht Center
Best steakhouse: STK
Best pizza: Lucali
Best lunch: Milos
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Best gym/athletic facility: I love being outdoors in Miami. I run the boardwalk, power walk the beach, and swim in the ocean.
Best massage: Exhale
Best museum/exhibit: Pérez Art Museum Miami
Best weekend getaway/staycation: The Carillon or The One Hotel
Describe your city in three words: Hot, Sexy, Vibrant
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Wynwood Arts District
All-around favorite spot in Miami: The One Hotel
Best aspect of Miami: The ocean
Taylor Dayne’s new book, available now

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