Jaya at The Setai- Miami

On our final evening in Miami, we celebrated my 40th birthday with a very upmarket dinner and an “Asian Bazaar Night” which was meant to have some sort of performances. Sounded kind of weird, we were in! Having dined and enjoyed drinks around the elegant Setai lobby in years passed, I was absolutely shocked when…

Esme Rooftop- Miami

The first night of our Miami girly weekend brought us to the Esme Hotel, recommended by several friends for well… all of their common spaces. The hotel was beautiful and with so much lovely, dim lighting we seemed to have spend a gorgeous evening there and took about zero photos. We dined on the rooftop…

Hotel Greystone- Miami

After a whirlwind work week, my sister joined me for a girly weekend on the beach and we relocated to Hotel Greystone which purports to be a design-y adults-only haven with its own beach access. Upon arriving at the hotel, the vibe was just right, the lobby was clean, elegant and well designed. We were…

Byblos- Miami

During a week-long work trip in Miami while staying at The Royal Palm South Beach, I managed to dine at Byblos two nights in a row before the work commitments really started. The restaurant is beautiful with lots of fun plates for sharing. This made it a challenge as a solo diner, but two meals…

Juan-les Pins

Juan-les-Pins is the hidden gem of the French Riviera, a spot of beach normalcy situated between pilars of pomp and wealth like Cannes, St. Tropez, Nice, and a million others with nicknames like “billionaires’ bay.” No thanks, give me a pretty beach, a handful of restos, and a slight grittiness that makes anything feel possible-…

Macarons and Mayhem Travel Guide: Miami

Since I can’t travel to Miami Beach this week as planned, thought I would at least share with you some of my annual favorite haunts- a virtual visit if you will. While Brickell used to be home, I can’t resist staying on the beach. It’s also a testament that these spots have stayed during the…

1 Hotel South Beach

So, I finalllllly had my weekend away at the gorgeous 1 Hotel South Beach. I must say, I visited several times back when it was the Gansevoort, and it is much lovelier now. Rather than take photos of random people in swimwear enjoying the pools, etc., I thought perhaps you could just find some much…

Habitat & Snacks at 1 Hotel South Beach

A long weekend at the 1 Hotel South Beach was pretty much what the doctor ordered to close out a crazy work week, fiscal year, start to 2019, all the things! I spent a solo day at the hotel, relaxing and test driving all three snack establishments. First, was the rooftop bar/restaurant which vibe was…adults…

EAST Miami

Welcome to the East…. said in the tune of the old Wyclef song of the same name. With Hurricane Irma looming on the horizon, it’s a little unreal to think back through my mostly sunny weekend in Miami. Having moved away from SoFL a few years ago, when I return to see friends, I pretty…

Restaurant Review:  Bird and Bone

As far as hotel restaurants go, the Bird and Bone at The Confidante is definitely up there. It’s super low-key, has excellent service (and should for an automatic 20% across Miami), and the food. Oh. the. food. And the name, cheeky AF, so you know I love it. Over a three-day weekend, I managed three…

It’s Friday, I’m in Love…

..with Miami! While, I don’t regret moving away from the madness, I still subscribe that three days down there is the perfect cure for what ails you. Certainly, cured me of a brutal last couple of weeks. So I share with you, my little loves of the Magic City.. A good hotel. A cool room…

Restaurant Review: Doa

My first night in Miami over the weekend was spent, blissfully watching the sun set over the city and attempting to catch up with girlfriends over the more-than-conversation level of DJ music at the Standard’s gorgeous outdoor bar. Restaurant ideas for dinner were tossed around and we all settled on Doa, the newest outpost of…