By Andrea Thompson
South Florida malls are playing the IG game with photo-friendly backdrops and objets d’art that are perfect for living-your-best-life selfies. Here are three of our favorites.
Brickell City Centre, Miami’s newest open-air shopping mecca boasting over 100 retailers, has made use of its last remaining storefronts by transforming them into living, lush flower walls complete with neon signs, benches and fun phrases. The mall has partnered with local florists Oh My Garden, What The Flower(OMG, WTF) to bring bright foliage to Miami’s concrete jungle. Shoppers can snap pictures at any of the four flower murals and post them to Instagram with the hashtag #brickellcitycentre.
Aventura Mall’s Aventura Slide is a 93-foot glass-and-steel slide designed by German sculptor Carsten Höller. The slide is free to ride. Guests can act like a kid again and take a boomerang coming out of the slide or take some avant-garde shots in front of it. In addition, there are over twenty pieces of art from local and internationally renowned artists throughout the mall. The slide is part of the mall’s recent $214 million expansion.
Miami Design District places an emphasis on bringing design, high fashion, art and architecture together. Each nook and cranny of the district features art installations like the Fly’s Eye Dome, the Le Corbusier statue or the Jungle mural. This creative playground allows adults to use their imagination and act like a kid again.