I hope you’re having a fabulous Tuesday. Here on the East Coast we are gearing up for Spring. I’m so ready for warm sunny days! Speaking of that, my travel buddy Nessa and I took a trip to Miami in the beginning of February. Our trip was quick with just enough time to explore and eat our way through a ton of different spots. Nessa and I had chosen to use a voucher as a package by booking both our flights and our stay through Allegiant. Last year we had missed a flight coming home from the Bahamas and ended up paying almost 600$ to get home on top of other tickets. It turned out that we couldn’t get refunded, so we resolved to plan a girls trip in 2018. Allegiant’s flights tend to be insanely cheap so that left us booking our stay through them as well. Miami has always been on my list so we flew into Fort Lauderdale and made our way to Miami Beach for our stay at Eden Roc. It was super reasonable for both our flights and our three night stay.
We opted not to rent a car and just get a ride from Hollywood International Airport. It was about 50$ total and a 45 minute drive. As soon as we arrived we dropped our things off, changed and got a Lyft to Wynwood for a drink at Miami Mojito Company. I chose to spice up my passion fruit mojito and it was really the best way to start off our girls trip!
Miami Mojito Company is an adorable hidden gem right next to Plant the Future. If they’re open, take a stroll through the store, I promise you will want to take everything home with you.
We were hungry at this point so we walked through Wynwood to find 1-800-Lucky, which is an amazing food hall filled with Asian cuisine. There was so much to choose from, we decided to each order dishes and share them. The sesame chicken was to die for and the Poke bowl we picked was the best I’ve ever had! I’m all about the dessert so we finished our late lunch with Japanese ice cream from Taiyaki. Not just any ice cream, mine came complete with a unicorn horn, ears, sprinkles and…a red bean filled fish shaped cone. All I could think was, this is amazing, what the heck is going on! Delicious and Insta worthy.
Wynwood is a must do. There’s just a plethora of cool shops, restaurants, bars and amazing art work. Literally, something for everyone. Two of my favorite shops being Nomad Tribe and The Wynwood Shop. We came upon the Wynwood Walls which is totally free to the public and filled with art work that I was blown away by.
The Salty Donut had craft donuts that were almost too gorgeous looking to eat. Who am I kidding, I chose the banana & hazelnut. I would highly recommend this place for coffee and a donut!
We picked to go to No. 3 Social for happy hour. The roof bar was really laid back and the drinks were unique. I chose The Beauty Secret (secret ingredient being Collagen) which was really interesting.
J. Wakefield Brewing was on my list and we somehow stumbled upon it. So of course we went in and shared a flight. The beer was unique and refreshing…the only downfall was that the flight was the priciest one I’d ever purchased.
I knew that The Wynwood Yard would be a winner as I was researching places to go before we left. This was the happenin’ spot on a Wednesday night. We were on a mojito kick so we created our own at The Bar at The Yard and split a pizza from a truck that was there. We called it an early night, but first of course, one more stop for dessert. Lulu’s nitrogen ice cream out of hand. By far some of the best ice cream I’ve had.
The next morning we got a ride to Lilikoi for breakfast.
It was super cute and bright inside. Breakfast was also really amazing!
We resolved that Thursday would be a healthier day so we ventured into a few juice bars as we strolled the streets. Pura Vida had a really good one, named Skinny Beach. Joe & The Juice also had some really flavorful, healthy choices.
The sun was shining throughout our entire trip. We really got lucky to escape the cold and soak up the rays under the palm trees.
And made it back just in time to enjoy the beach at our resort and a cold Miami Vice.
I scheduled us spots in a Vinyasa Flow class at Atmananda as my inner yogi was screaming for a class! Bernice Pierre taught the class and was sweet enough to spend a few moments talking to us afterword. Her class was just what I needed. I was SO impressed that the studio had their own yoga mat. I am looking to buy one sooner than later, you can check it out on their website.
After yoga we had a reservation at Watr located in 1 Hotel South Beach. We opted for sushi as we enjoyed the breath taking views from our table. This hotel as a whole was literally something out of a dream. The attention to detail and their organic/natural focus was right up my alley. I would highly recommend booking a room here if you’re traveling to Miami Beach.
We chose Thursday as our big night out so we headed to Sweet Liberty first for a cocktail. Next we walked to Repour Bar which is located in the Albion Hotel. The owner, Isaac Grillo, spent some time talking to us over some craft cocktails. This place is definitely a hidden gem! To cap off our night we stopped at Employees Only for a drink and some delicious late night eats. My friend was laughing at the name and I was laughing at the fact that we could get such good food at 3 AM.
On Friday we enjoyed brunch at Dirt. They had tons of fresh food, juice and kombucha.
We decided to enjoy our last day in Miami on the beach at our hotel. After some rays, we got ready for dinner and stopped at The Broken Shaker for a cocktail. The bar is located in Freehand Miami so we almost walked right by it. I promise you will thank me if you go here, it was by far my favorite spot in Miami. My drink came complete with some decorative Sage that the bartender lit on fire. We took our drinks and sat outside on the patio. There was so much to look at, I almost felt like we got invited to a secret party! So much fun.
We made it just in time for our dinner reservation at Three at Wynwood Arcade. I think I raved about our experience here for about a week when I got home. Every little detail from the cocktails to the placement of the food on the plate to the flavors was simply breathtaking. We were lucky enough to sit at the bar and got to enjoy quite the show as we watched the chefs meticulously created the items on the menu. I consider myself a foodie, so when you find a treasure like this, I feel that it’s important to take in each and every little thing. I certainly didn’t take our time here for granted!
Our trip to Miami was a blast! It’s a foodies paradise with so much to enjoy. Have you been to Miami? What would you recommend? I’d love to hear from you!
Here are a few more spots that I found that we didn’t get to make, but maybe you could enjoy them!
Miam Cafe, Lolo’s Surf Cantina, Glam Vegan, Dasher & Crank, Mad Lab Creamery, Under the Mango Tree, Yaku by La Mar, Doheny Room at Delano, Sugar, Casa Florida, and LIV.