Welcome to Miami! I could hear those three little words everyday and be more than fine with it, ha! I had such an amazing time in Miami two weeks ago with my mom. It was truly a treat to go on a mother daughter trip and Miami couldn’t have been a better place to explore. We went from a Monday evening to a Thursday night but we could have used a few more days!
Read up on my trip bellowed stay tuned for a full Miami Travel Guide coming soon! Also, you saw my Miami packing guide, right?
Here’s a breakdown of my Miami Travel Guide including where we stayed, ate, sipped, shopped, and played:
Hotel: The Edition – holy heck I love this hotel! I will absolutely stay here every time I go to Miami. My mom and I were obsessed with the clean all white decor + the gold accents. What really makes the whole vibe of the hotel so great is the abundance of different palm leaves everywhere. It is Heaven! The beach setup is a little piece of paradise too with blue and white umbrellas and cabanas. I was perhaps equally obsessed with the pool and the poolside restaurant (I OD’d on the sweet pea guacamole and piña coladas) as I was with the beach. This sounds sponsored but it’s not (ha, I wish!). I just honestly loved the hotel so much!
Tropicale: Sitting poolside or beachside never tasted so good. The is the outdoor restaurant at The Edition Hotel where I enjoyed a plethora of piña coladas and multiple helpings of sweet pea guacamole.
Cecconi’s: Located at the SoHo House, this restaurant is on the most gorgeous patio under a canopy of trees. Rosé + Italian food for the win at Cecconi’s for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Matador Room: A Jean-Georges restaurant that will make you want arroz con pollo for the rest of your life. Everything here makes for the perfect blend of Caribbean, Spanish, and Latin and South American cuisines.
Casa Tua: Mediterranean food set in a blue and white villa styled restaurant. I recommend requesting to sit on the lantern-lit patio. I had the most amazing pasta, tagliatelle with crème fraîche and caviar. I’d never had anything like it before!
27: A locally-sourced restaurant that celebrates all of Miami’s flavors – seafood, fresh produce, and Cuban and Latin tastes. Everything was delicious!
Matador Bar: A gallery wall of bullfighting photographs covers one wall while beach views take over the other side of the bar. Get “The Pineapple” cocktail… it comes in a copper pineapple shaped cup and gets lit on fire at one point while it’s being made.
The Living Room: This bar is located in the Feana Hotel and is the place to go for a more is more Versace Miami vibe.
Broken Shaker Bar: The perfect spot to go day or night for friendly cocktails on the colorful and mismatched patio.
Skybar at the Shore Club: The Shore Club is turning into an apartment building in a matter of months so I loved spending an evening sipping sunset cocktails under the lanterns at the Moroccan themed Skybar.
The Webster: Now this is the way to shop or window shop. The Webster is a Miami based department store that is highly curated for a unique Miami vibe. It’s so special to shop at one-of-a-kind stores like this while traveling. I got a pair of silk shorts with lemons on them, a pair of vintage stud earrings with margaritas on them, and one of The Webster ‘Orange Blossom’ candles. P.S. The Webster now has two Miami locations and a Houston location.
Design District: An international shopping designation with high end stores including Hermès, Prada, and Céline. Bonus: there is also lots of art and food in the area.
Taj by Sabrina: A beachy store with colorful, intricate coverups, patterned caftans, and both simple and embellished sandals.
Beach Day: Yes, the water is as crystal clear in Miami as you’ve always heard it is. You truly feel like you’re in the Caribbean! I loved walking along the beach boardwalk too.
Explore the Hotels: We had so much fun popping in and out of all the different mid-beach and south beach hotels. Each hotel has a different vibe and decor style but they all seem to maintain a true Miami feeling. Tip: a great way to see the different hotels is by checking out the bars or restaurants at each one.
Next time I go to Miami I want to stay longer and rent a car to drive up to Palm Beach (about an hour and 20 minutes north) and down through The Keys (Key West is the southernmost island and is 3 and 1/2 hours south but Key Largo is only 1 and 1/2 hours south). I’ve been to The Keys before with my family… let me tell you, they are unreal and so much fun!
All photographs from my Instagram.