Living Your Best Life in the Bay Harbor Islands

When Valerio Morabito and Ugo Colombo were making the dream of Onda Residences a reality, they wanted every aspect of life there to be the best it could be, from the location to the design of each detail in the building. They found the perfect spot on the water at the northern tip of Bay Harbor Islands — a true paradise both removed from yet an integral part of the city of Miami. As Morabito told The Real Deal, “I’ve always loved the city, but the most interesting parts aren’t in the center. They’re at the edges. The edges are where the city relaxes, where you find a sense of perspective. At the edge of possibility.”

That “edge of possibility” is a place where the residents of Onda can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Bay Harbor Islands, while being a stone’s throw from the best of Miami culture, shopping, and dining. It’s the perfect vantage point from which to experience the city, day in and day out, with luxury and nature all around you, including the stunning beaches at Haulover Park, Oleta River State Park, and standout restaurants like Makoto and Carpaccio.

The Bal Harbour Shops are an oasis of luxury; an outdoor mall where shopping is not only relaxing but also an opportunity to discover what the best minds in fashion are creating. Start at Agent Provocateur, where you can take the French woman’s belief that the ultimate outfit always starts with great undergarments to a new level. At Harry Winston, find the perfect necklace for the next gala at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, or for a night at the New World Symphony.

Missoni captures the tropical cosmopolitan vibe of Miami like no other brand — it is just the place to find wardrobe staples for hosting cocktails on your boat or terrace, or for simply dining on the beach. James Perse is the place to channel your inner minimalist for tanks and dresses that take the elegance of casual wear to new heights. At Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, you’ll find everything from bathing suits to evening gowns to perfume.

Take a break for lunch at Le Zoo, where authentic French cuisine meets tropical charm. Time Out notes, “Whether outdoors taking in the sunshine and beautifully dressed crowds or seated inside in the quaint salon, dining at Le Zoo feels like you’ve been transported to the shores of Saint-Tropez.” And what Saint-Tropez was to the 20th century, Miami is to the 21st — a haven for trendsetters and artists, where an idyllic location like Bay Harbor Islands becomes an ideal environment for the mind, body, and soul, and which brings out the best in everyone.