Just north of Miami Beach sits one of America’s most exclusive oceanfront neighborhoods, the tiny village of Bal Harbour. Plans for the “dream village” envisioned by industrialist-founder Robert C. Graham began in the 1920′s and were temporarily suspended during World War II when the area was used for military training. In 1946, the Village was incorporated and the decades that followed saw the arrival of upscale homes, luxurious hotels and high profile visitors. Today, Bal Harbour is also home to the hugely successful Bal Harbour Shops, sometimes referred to as the “Disney World of luxury retail.” I’m in town today to attend the Jamie Cullum concert tonight as part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Hear the Music, See the World concert tour. And (as if that’s not awesome enough) I’m lucky enough to be calling the recently-opened St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort home for the weekend. It’s a little slice of oceanfront heaven and I can only hope that the resort’s magnificent Atlantic views will be enthralling enough to keep me out of the shops across the street!