Twenty-four hours in Miami
Photographer and member Omar Cruz captures a day at Soho Beach House with philanthropist Sarah Akiba
Omar and Sarah stayed in room 44 at Soho Beach House.
‘From the Roof, I take in perfect silhouettes against the Miami sunset’
Through a series of portraits, explore Miami’s Soho Beach House with photographer Omar Cruz and his partner Sarah Akiba. Travel with them as they relax on the white sand, take in sunsets from the roof and embark on a private tour of Allapattah’s Rubell Museum.
10.17am: check in
Welcome to room 44. We check in and immediately undress – relaxing and taking in the view.
1.15pm: refresh under the Miami sun
We escape to Ocho for a splash in the pool.
2.27pm: refuelling at Ocho
After our swim, we indulge in cold Mojitos and French fries on the Roof.
4.01pm: Riviera feels. Miami sands.
We spend the afternoon on the beach. As time stands still, I capture the perfect moment.
‘The museum is empty of people, but filled with culture and colour’
5.32pm: private viewing at the Rubell Museum
We take a trip over to the Rubell Museum near Wynwood for a private showing of Amoako Boafo’s artist-in-residence exhibition, as well as pieces by Kehinde Wiley and Vaughn Spann. The museum is empty of people, but filled with culture and colour.
7.15pm: Picante hour
Back at Soho House, Sarah sips a cocktail as I work with the last bits of sun left in the day.
7.53pm: sunset on the Roof
From the Roof, I take in perfect silhouettes against the Miami sunset – playing with light on skin as the sun goes down.
9.03pm: room service and cocktails
We settle in for a private evening in the suite, accompanied by room service and cocktails.
10.17pm: a quiet moment
We end the night with a dip in the marble tub and quiet moments in room 44.