I spent Miami Swim Week ’17 with my nearest and dearest. It just so happened to fall on his birthday. You know that we love to be festive so we waltzed over to Gianni’s At the Villa located inside Casa Casuarina AKA Versace Mansion.
The legendary fashion designer, Gianni Versace was murdered on the steps of this mansion. To this day, hundreds of visitors pay their respects and leave flowers at the gate in honor of Versace.
Twenty years after his death, this estate is the third most photographed house in the USA, followed by the White House and Elvis’ Graceland. Now you can get a taste of luxury, Casa Casuarina has a restaurant and hotel for some of us that want to overindulge and live it up.
Famous guests are: the Kardashians, Drake and Justin Bieber, etc.
The extravagant mosaic pool is the center of attention. We spent a lot of time in awe of this masterpiece. Thousands of tiles were imported from Italy, which happen to also be 24 karat gold.
I’ve heard rumors of secret passage ways through out the villa, but I can’t confirm it. The details inside the spacious estate are unique, I can’t imagine the builder not having fun with this creation.
Gianni’s offers an assortment of Italian food and wine. I loved the Mediterranean style menu with a variety of seafood, vegetables and red meat. Their current menu doesn’t have the entrees that we both ordered, but I had the Orata fish and David went with the chicken.
Dinner that night was perfect. The ambiance was amazing, entrees were delicious and service was top notch. I can’t wait to go back.
I couldn’t have thought of a better way to celebrate my amazing, most stylish friend. Thank you, Gianni’s for this night to remember!
Dress from The Boutique.
Special thanks to Mods Manor for taking my photos.