Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hi South Beach it has been a while


As I shared a few weeks ago, Sean and I went to Miami to celebrate Sean and Colleen's husband, Eric, turning 40. We were told that we picked a great weekend as they were experiencing lots of rain the few weeks prior. We definitely got lucky and did not have one day of rain during our trip. It was the best long weekend getaway.

We arrived to Fort Launderdale by 9am on Thursday and then took an Uber to South Beach. It took us roughly 45 minutes and cost us less than $50.00.

When we arrived to the Shelborne Beach Resort our room was not ready (not surprising considered how early we had arrived) so we puttered around the hotel. I am a big sucker for great hotel interiors and could not help to snap several pictures. After an almost 30 minute wait we were able to check into our room and we quickly dropped off our bags and changed into beach attire. Due to the fact that we wanted to explore as soon as we were able to check into our room, I forgot to take pictures of our room and then never thought about it again during our stay. Although the Shelborne is an amazing looking hotel I believe that the service at The National was/is much better.


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We were starving so we went to Taquiza on Collins Avenue for lunch and our food was amazing. I really wanted to go back again during our time in South Beach but unfortunately I was not able to. If you ever get the opportunity try the Rajas taco (charred peppers and onion tossed in oregano with crema and cotija cheese) and their Elote (grilled corn on the cob with cilantro-jalapeno crema and cotija cheese). So, so, so good!


After lunch we headed to the beach and got towels and beach chairs from our hotel. We walked the beach, read a little and took quick dips in the water. Colleen and Eric texted us about an hour later that they had just landed so we headed back to the hotel to hang out by the pool until they arrived.


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If you watched my Instagram stories while I was in Miami I shared two girls (one who was taking pictures of one of the girl’s behind) and I couldn’t help but to laugh and feel a bit dismayed as well. It’s insane what social media has led us to that we would do anything to get likes these days. When I see things like that I’m a little relieved that I’m not raising children in this social media obsessed world. How do you keep your kids from doing stuff like this? But I digress ...

When Colleen and Eric arrived they joined us at the pool where I indulged in many Miami vices. We had no plans but to relax and that’s exactly what we did.


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The big 40!


We had dinner reservations for 7:30pm at Katsuya so we left the pool in time to get freshened up and ready for dinner. Our hotel had a lady’s night at the piano bar so that’s what we did Thursday evening. It was very entertaining and we laughed, drank and sang along to many of the songs that we were able to request that night.



Our first day in Miami was off to a great start!


  1. Well for whatever reason Feedly didn't inform me that you published this post. If I hadn't scrolled down from commenting on your current post, I would've never saw it. Grr!!

    I LOVEEE all the photos. I'm glad you were able to spend time with your bff too! I've never been to Floria, but I love the idea of lounging around at the beach.

    One girl took a picture of another girls butt ? Anything for internet attention I guess ..... So wait .. you've gone to Floria twice this past month between South Beach and Orlando ?

    1. Haha, no worries! I'm not really thinking anyone is checking my blog these days, haha!

      Thank you. It was such a good time! Well, when you do go to Florida make sure that South Beach is where you go!

      Hahaha, it was so hilarious. I'm thinking you didn't see the instastory, you missed out hahaahah!

      And yeah ... it's just the way it panned out ... I'm looking forward to a break from traveling to be honest, lol. I know it sounds silly ...

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