It's Wednesday, 89 degrees and my body is FEELING IT.
Going right ahead and channeling those summer vibes, I decided it's the perfect day to share my "Miami through the Instagram lens" photodiary with you guys!
Back in April my sister and I impulsively decided to escape to the sunshine state for a few days (48 hours to be exact) because, you know, a break from grimey subways and gray skies is indeed necessary from time to time.
We booked a super reasonably priced Airbnb near south beach, rented a Toyota spark that was just the cutest, and let the sunshine and the summer ales take it from there.
Some of the places we swung by that I absolutely loved and totally recommend are:
Classic! If nothing else, this is the ultimate brunch spot you can't miss in Miami. We both had omelettes here and neither disappointed. We ordered a round of mimosas but our waiter (a good salesman) convinced us to either big or go home and so we downed a bottle of bubbly with a side of OJ instead. When in Miami!
This was a new spot for us both that we discovered on our way to the Wynwood Walls. The food was good, although they got my cheeses mixed up (gave me american instead of my usual cheddar) but the service good and the deco even better-- totally instagramable. That Rose All Day sign you see below is a hidden gem that belongs to their patio.
We didn't get to physically go here but had a couple burgers delivered instead and boy were they heavenly! Good for curing hangovers should you need it and we all know you will...it's Miami after all.
We didn't get to go to Little Havana ( dammit 48 hours are NOTHING) so Puerto Sagua on Collins was the next best thing. Some might argue that this place is too "mainstream" as it's located right smack in the middle of SoBe but I promise, that first bite of ropa vieja will take you straight to Cuba. No visa required.
For a more low-key (pun intended) beach experience. None of that South Beach flashiness going on here. Just you, the sun and the salt water.
I'm sure at this point you've all heard of the "Brooklyn of Miami". This neighborhood is hip, millennial-friendly (budget wise) and full of life. For that, and many reasons more, it's become a must-visit every time I'm in town.
Hope you enjoy the photos and my recos. If you have any other suggestions do drop them in the comments as I'm heading back down there this Memorial Day weekend! VIVA LA PLAYA!