Villa Azur Miami, FL
At Villa Azur, FFD fashioned a restaurant and bar as layered, plush, and richly detailed as a European holiday home. Walking into the grand marble foyer outfitted with antiques and creamy drapes, one is instantly transported. This is European elegance translated to the tropics — posh but not pretentious. The indoor area, which encompasses a bar and lounge alongside the dining room, mimics the sleek, sumptuous, yet relaxed style of cafés on the Côte d’Azur. It’s a medley of modern décor and country French: wood plank floors, bookshelves, chandeliers, sconces, fireplaces, flowing drapes, high-backed chairs, and a DJ booth. French doors open onto a leafy, lushly landscaped courtyard patio — one of the prettiest spots to enjoy Villa Azur’s delectable cuisine.