Holiday friends, hello!
I’m sure you’re knee-deep in last-minute shopping, piles of decorations, pounds of holiday baking all while furiously hunting for left-over vicodin from your wisdom teeth surgery so you can stomach your in-laws/family/neighbors for a few days. In lieu of taking 5-year old dental prescriptions, let’s take go to a happy place.
In my case, that place was Miami.
A couple of weeks ago, my girlfriends and I spent a few days relaxing in Miami Beach. The perfect pre-holiday getaway.
We were guests at the famed Fountainebleau and the gorgeous hotel did not disappoint.
All prettied up for the holidays.Late night cheese plate and drinks at Gotham Steak Beachside breakfasts. I loved the yogurt parfaits from the cafe at the hotel. I kept raving about how whipped, creamy and delicious their yogurt was. I finally asked them how they made them so creamy…the response? “Oh we whip the yogurt with HEAVY CREAM”, no wonder they were so darn good. Kind of made me giggle to think of all the health-nuts in the hotel thinking they were having the lightest breakfast option, when really we were all eating whipped cream for breakfast. So perfect. Lots of beachside champagne cocktails…divine. We toasted my dear friend’s birthday at Meat Market
Poolside drinks and seared tuna salads, a girl could get used to this. Bonus celebrity sighting; we saw Paris Hilton at our pool!
Drinks and guacamole on Espanola Way.
Fantastic poolside salad, full of grilled shrimp, herbed feta and rolled grapeleaves at the Lowe’s pool. Late-night drinks and people-watching at the SLS.
Finally, farewell beers at the airport bar. A necessity.
Now that we’ve had this tropical respite; its back to holiday-stress-induced asthma attacks and drinking boozy egg nog in the morning.