Happy Monday loves! Last weekend, Alex and I took a long weekend trip to one of our very favorite get-away-spots: Miami. It is a quick 3 hour flight from NYC and the perfect city to visit when you are looking for a fun and warm weekend away. Since we have been together, we have taken a weekend away to celebrate his birthday, which is actually today (Yay!), and 3 of these last 4 years we have chosen to visit Miami.
Now, I know what you all must be thinking: Miami = party city and not exactly a relaxing spot. Well, we definitely do it our own relaxing-skip-the-clubs-way. Our idea of the perfect weekend away is laying in the sun with a cocktail in hand, stuffing our faces with fantastic food, and walking around discovering the city.
Here’s how we do Miami:
Mondrian South Beach – My favorite hotel in Miami. Beautiful design, comfortable beds, huge rooms, great service and it is actually located on the Bay which is just far enough from the craziness of South Beach. The pool area is just perfect with day beds and comfortable lounge chairs and the pool is huge! The views do not hurt either!
EAT and DRINK:
Yardbird One of my most favorite restaurants. This Southern food restaurant is unexpected in Miami, but let me tell you, you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. It. Is. Delicious. Try the Chicken Biscuits, Fried Green Tomato BLT, and Fried Chicken and Waffles.
SushiSamba Classic Japanese Sushi with Peruvian and Brazilian flare. The bright decor and DJ ensure a fun night! Be sure to get a table outside to people watch and definitely order a Samba Juice and Rock Shrimp Tempura.
Cecconis Located in the SoHo house, this incredible beautiful restaurant is the perfect date night spot. The food is to die for and the atmosphere is even better.
Zuma Hot spot in downtown Miami. A great place for delicious Japanese food and the bar scene is upscale and chic. Perfect way to start a night out!
Jose Andres The Bazaar Love tapas? You’ll love this place. The food is flavorful and beautifully presented. Be sure to get a Gin and Tonic while you are there, just as the Spaniards do.
Joe’s Stone Crab A true staple in Miami for seafood and Florida’s famous stone crab. Delicious and so fresh! If it is your first time to Miami, Joe’s is a place you must hit!
Juvia Most beautiful view in the city. The outdoor space is covered with ivy and makes for a perfect night with the girls. Skip the food, go for drinks.
Design District The 5th Ave of Miami.
Lincoln Road Outdoor shopping mall with fun restaurants and bars scattered in between. Has go-tos like Anthropologie, H&M and JCrew.
Thank you for stopping by!
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband. November 16th is my favorite day of the year because it is the day you were born. You have made my life full of love, laughter, and happiness. You are the reason I am so happy each day. Thank you for all you do and who you are to me and so many other people. Thank you for your endless support and encouragement. I love you so much.