The dramatic balloon installations of Los Angeles artist Jihan Zencirli, whose @GeronimoBalloons feed and online boutique envision everyday life as one raucous party.

Party Tricks from Instagram’s Biggest Stars

Fully decked with entertaining ideas from Instagram’s most creative influencers, a photogenic Miami Beach mansion captures the imagination and captivates the senses.

Words: Amy Perry
Images: Ben Anders
Set Stylist: Anthony D’Argenzio of Zio & Sons


There’s a reason people congregate in Miami each winter. The global culturati peruse the booths of the Art Basel festival. Furniture aficionados hobnob at Design Miami events. But additionally, it’s appropriate, even expected, to lounge poolside in December, and these are bragging rights in which the city clearly revels.

Enter this Miami Beach showpiece. It’s an oasis nestled on the private Sunset Island enclave, boasting more than 10,000 square feet, seven bedrooms, and prime positioning on the glistening Biscayne Bay. Completed in 2013 by Miami’s acclaimed architect Kobi Karp, every room was conceived to celebrate exactly what makes South Florida so spectacular this time of year.

Left Forget the traditional poinsettias and garlands of fir. A fresher way to bring the outdoors into a formal living room like this one — complete with miles of marble floors and 22-foot ceilings — is with an array of potted succulents, especially in the conversation-starting vessels of Miami’s hippest environmental design studio and gallery @PlantTheFuture. | Right The home’s palm-lined kitchen counters and one-of-a-kind glass cabinets just ache to be transformed into a self-serve bar, especially with the kaleidoscopic cocktail recipes featured on the always-refreshing account of Brooklyn’s @Punch_Drink. Click below for the full recipes; ladles not included.
Punch House Spritz
Lambrusco Rosato, Cocchi Americano, grapefruit juice, soda water
Ferdinand and Isabella’s Punch
Rum, Oloroso, Angostura bitters, Earl Grey tea, nutmeg, fresh mint
Piña Colada Milk Punch
Rum, coconut water, Velvet Falernum, pineapple juice, milk

The sun bathes the crisp concrete, aluminum, and glass façade. Swaying palms caress the perimeter. The bay licks the edges of the backyard and private dock. And the estate’s sheer scale beckons impromptu dinners with neighbors, leisurely brunches with weekend guests, and, as seen in the following pages, the most over-the-top pool parties.

This season abounds with evening obligations. Make it easier on yourself and your guests by hosting a come-and-go day party — preferably poolside (heated and infinity-edged, of course) with plenty of lounging nooks and lawn games, as envisioned by the stylists at New York’s most connected creative firm @ZioAndSons.

Through a series of tableaus, each of the home’s gathering spots — from kitchen to cabana to courtyard — is envisioned by the season’s most Instagrammable experience architects and executed by the influential stylists of Zio & Sons (70k followers and counting).

Heed their warm welcome and join us, won’t you? It’s time to get into a Sunshine State of mind.

Studded with silver-buttonwood trees, the horseshoe-shaped property radiates from this pristine limestone courtyard, the ideal stage for a DIY photo booth. Constructed with a chrome stand and this trippy wallpaper designed by @TheJungalow’s Justina Blakeney — LA’s unofficial first lady of bohemia — the simple setup ensures all those selfies are as curated as your friends’ social feeds.
Left With epic views of Biscayne Bay and a stone’s throw from a private boat dock, the home’s dedicated dining cabana calls for nonchalant abundance. Studded napkin rings and gilded flatware — all from the cool LA housewares showroom @ConsortDesign — get an insouciant edge when paired with a cornucopia of fruit fronting as a centerpiece and palm leaves subbing in for placemats. | Right Nothing signals “let’s party” more clearly than the luminous, cane-sugar confections of Manhattan’s Maayan Zilberman. Endlessly customizable, her @SweetSabaCandy cleverly fill in as placecards, parting gifts, even edible selfie props. At this sun-drenched Miami Beach oasis, these lollipops are right at home.

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