Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Two Days in Miami Beach

Hello and happy New Year! I am back in Madrid after a much needed holiday vacation with my family back in the states. Although I'm happy to be back in Madrid (which is pleasantly starting to feel like home!), I must say I'm deeply missing Miami and it's sunny, beautiful weather. Although going through my pictures of bright sunny beaches and delicious cocktails is the closest thing to torture, here are the top four places not to miss if you make a quick trip to the 305.

Brunch at The Social Club (at the Surfcomber Hotel)
Situated in the middle of the Miami's South Beach night life, the Social Club opens its doors for brunch Saturdays and Sundays after a long night of partying the night before. Among its many selections, the french toast and the breakfast sandwich were my personal favorites- not to miss! TIP: Make sure to go on the YELP app and receive an offer for a complementary watermelon, peach, mango, or orange juice mimosa...you won't regret getting the watermelon one. 

Dinner at Zen Sai (at the Essex Hotel)
Although I'm not too crazy about Asian food, this Asian-fusion restaurant had delicious plates and amazing, creative cocktails. This is a smaller hotel-restaurant which gives it a nice, intimate environment! Order the mushroom medley, organic chicken, and cucumber basil martini, you won't be disappointed!

Wynwood Walls in Wynwood
Located near downtown Miami, this short trip from South Beach is a good place to appreciate the hipster side of Miami an support local artists who paint these amazing murals. Perfect place for a gram with their insanely colorful walls! If you're only in the area for two short days like we were, go to this place on your way in or out of Miami beach so you don't miss a second!

The Drawing Room (at the Shelbourne Hotel)
Saving the best for last, this treat is definitely not to be missed! This unique bar uses "medicinal," fresh recipes to make unique and unforgettable cocktails. Their talented mixologists and creative recipes (who knew pineapple and habanero bitters would make an amazing pair) make this place stand at the forefront of the mixology trend. A must if you're in Miami!

Have you been to Miami? What are your favorite spots?

1 comment:

  1. All of those restaurants sound absolutely amazing! I loved seeing all of your colorful pictures of Miami, and I'm missing the bright and sunny weather this winter too!