Owner, Arte Boheme
You might say Venezuelan native Federica Molini is living the dream. What started out as a simple digital outlet for her creativity, Arte Boheme has transformed into a successful design and lifestyle website. There, Molini documents the diverse street style of Miami, vintage scores and design projects from her 1940s home. Her inherent ability to mix textural and earthy accents with striking finishes and moody hues creates a unique aesthetic giving her online portal a bohemian and worldly flair. “I believe my style is not based on a brand or a type of furniture quality found in a specific store. The love I have for interior design arises from searching for alternative pieces to furnish my own house,” muses Molini, who can likely be found on the outskirts of town wading through vintage stores browsing for her next find. With Luxe in tow, Molini, who has a knack for discovering the hidden, takes us on a home tour of her city.
9 a.m. Start the day at one of Miami’s best breakfast spots, Angelina’s Coffee & Juice in Midtown. I highly recommend the waffles topped with a sweet and savory combination of Nutella and bananas. It’s to die for!
10 a.m. Afterward, make your way to Wynwood and enjoy the colorful murals. Stroll through the neighborhood while reveling in the rotating art from the likes of Osgemeos, Herakut and Eduardo Kobra. Once you’ve taken in your share of street graffiti, walk to one of my favorite hangouts in all of Miami–The Wynwood Yard. There, you can sit and relax while listening to live music surrounded by a gorgeous garden.
12 p.m. Drive north on Biscayne Boulevard, and you’ll find yourself in my stomping grounds, the new-and-upcoming MiMo District. Check out the furniture boutiques, where oriental and midcentury modern pieces abound.
2 p.m. Next, check out the newly constructed Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to enjoy the laser show featuring light, color and geometry in ways you’ve never experienced.
3:30 p.m. For a mid-afternoon bite, go to Soya & Pomodoro. Order one of the signature dishes, such as my personal favorite, Pappardelle Alla Giulio, and take in the beautiful Italian atmosphere.
5 p.m. If you’re an art enthusiast, visit my husband’s art supply store, I.D. Art, on Biscayne Boulevard and 15th Street. A rainbow wall of spray paint can be just as pretty as what you create with it.
7 p.m. Finish the day at the coziest of wine bars, Bunbury. If its charming vintage decor doesn’t grab you, the Argentinian menu surely will. Start with the famous Bunbury empanada and your choice of wine.