Tuesday, September 16, 2014

South Beach ♥

Our first night was a little long and too much fun. We were a tad bit too excited to be on vacation together so we stayed out a little longer than we should have. I did not take any pictures of our night out with my "big" camera because I figured I'll do so for the rest of the trip. I think I took 3 pictures on my phone that night and shared on Instagram, obviously.

Here's another tip about South Beach whether you want it or not ;). It is the norm for a gratuity of 18% to be added to each check regardless of how many people are seated so don't tip on top of tip unless you really want to. We didn't realize it our first two days and tipped 20% on top of 18%. I'm not sure how Sean and I did not remember this important detail but I figure I can help those of you out in the future if you decide to visit South Beach.

The next morning we woke up a bit groggy and decided to get brunch at the first place that caught our eye. I can't remember the name of the restaurant but it was nothing special to be honest. They mixed up our orders and the fruit was warm and bitter.
Boo to that.

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After brunch we headed back to the beach because South Beach.
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I'm looking at these pictures and the only thing I'm thinking is, was I even there?! Where am I?!!

Anyway, I took a few snaps on our way back to the hotel to get ready for dinner & a fun night out.
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That evening we had dinner at Katsuya located in the ever trendy SLS Hotel. Sean and I are more of a swing it kind of couple, I think. If we go on a trip we never think to look up restaurant reviews, etc, we just pray for the best. I honestly think it is because our spontaneity in this area has worked out for us, for the most part. Well, when you're traveling with planners (and people who unpack their clothes, shoes & place it in the hotel drawers/closets) it's a little different.

Emails about restaurants and their reviews flooded our inbox prior to the trip. I'm glad Eric took control of this because the restaurants he picked out (and made reservations for) were so good! I highly recommend Katsuya. The food is so good and the feel of the restaurant is sexy. I'm not sure if that makes sense but if you go you'll understand what I mean.

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Ahh, Sean. What am I do to with him? Good thing he keeps me laughing :).
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Oh and I truly apologize for my pictures at dinner. It was dark and I'm not the biggest fan of the flash because I know I take a lot of pictures and at a restaurant I hate to disturb others with a flash. I tried a few with flash and confirmed that I hate doing so, so I stopped. But the food was so, so good and I just had to share something. I had this crab roll and I wanted one million more. I also had sushi but unfortunately those pictures didn't exactly come out. Natural/good light is my best friend ;).

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This was my pathetic attempt at a toast shot.
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Absolutely love her!
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There's more to come because I'm ridiculous.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

South Beach Numero Tres

I love the beach in South Beach. The water is so blue and the sand is so white. Haha, fairly simple description. Sean says that the white sand was imported from the Caribbean but I do not know how true that is. I know I can easily google it and find out if he is accurate but I like the idea of that so I'll keep naïve in this area. I love being at the beach; something about it calms me down and it isn't difficult to call it my happy place.

I have other happy places, of course, and the beach is definitely one of them.
Oh & the sight of palm trees, be still my ♥

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There are more beach pictures to come because what does one do when they travel to South Beach?