Miami, FL - Miami State of Mind
Welcome to Miami, where everything is a little hotter! The Essex House Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of South Beach and just one block from the ocean, making it the prime location for your visit!
Outfit: Farm Rio dress rented from Nuuly (discount code in links above)
We retreated in one of the corner suites, showcasing the prettiest tropical view of downtown South Beach Miami. The Essex House is the sister property to The Clevelander, which allows for many additional perks during your stay. Just grab a cute pink bike to rent for the day, and explore the city on wheels!
Outfit: Saylor Two-Piece rented from FashionPass (discount code in links above)
In addition, you get access to The Clevelander's iconic pool, where you can chill poolside with a drink in hand during the day or enjoy the live music by night. Make sure to hit up Rockstar Karaoke on Monday nights that takes place poolside and on the stage pictured below. Checkout my Instagram highlights for a full live view of the entire property and what there is to offer!
Outfit: Retrofete dress rented from Rent the Runway (discount code in links above)
When visiting Miami, location is everything. The Essex House was located just one block from the iconic lifeguard stand you will see pictured below. Make sure to wake up early one morning and enjoy the sunrise; it's seriously stunning!
Outfit: Erika Pena dress rented from Nuuly (discount code in links above)
Little Hen: 3451 NE 1st Ave Suite 100/102, Miami, FL 33137
I’m spilling the tea on the best brunch spot in all of Miami! If there was one breakfast spot that I would tell you to not miss checking out while in Miami, it would 100% be Little Hen! From the immaculate and dreamy atmosphere to the delectable dishes, this place truly is out of a fairytale! One dish you CANNOT skip is the rose petal pancakes with literal rose infused syrup. Yes, even the syrup is pink too! Make sure to checkout my Miami highlight reel on Instagram for the cotton candy rose petal cocktail where when they poured the Prosecco the cotton candy melted into edible roses!
Outfit: Selkie dress rented from Nuuly (discount code in links above)
58 Gourmet: 7520 NW 104th Ave #106, Doral, FL 33178
Talk about pastry perfection! If you’re looking for a delectable start to your day , make sure to check out this tasty cafe. If you know me, you know I have a major sweet tooth, so naturally I had to try every pastry…and for the record these are unlike anything I’ve had! Also, if you're looking for a mix of savory and sweet, make sure to try out Salmon Avocado toast too.
Outfit: For Love & Lemons top rented from FashionPass (discount code in links above)
Sokai: 8888 SW 136th St #383, Miami, FL 33176
Calling all my sushiholics ! This is how we ~roll~ in Miami. If you are looking for some of the tastiest sushi while you’re in town, look no further than this stunning sushi bar. I highly recommend starting with the Crispy Salmon Truffle Guacamole app which was the perfect blend of crunchy and full of flavor! You can’t go wrong with any of the rolls, but my FAVs (and pictured below) were the Sokai + Ebi rolls.
Outfit: For Love & Lemons dress rented from FashionPass (discount code in links above)
Peacock Garden: 2889 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133
Welcome to what I like to call a secret garden oasis where you can take a (tasty) break from the Miami heat. If you’re looking for exceptionally tasty, garden-fresh food in a hidden garden oasis then you’re in for a treat! The fresh lobster cakes were so scrumptious and the Cacio & Pepe is a must for all of my pasta lovers. To cheers the evening, I recommend the Peacocks Basil Sangria or Hibiscus Martini.
Outfit: Celia B dress rented from Nuuly (discount code in links above)
The Gramercy: 65 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Want to have a bear-y good weekend?! Then make sure to stop by The Gramercy for dinner! This place is truly one of a kind with so many Instagrammable spots for a photo, the most elegant outdoor seating , and can we talk about the food?! Chef Sylvio, a Nobu alumn, mastered this sushi presentation which was to die for!! Check out my Miami story highlights on Instagram for everything we tasted and the specialty cocktails that are a must try!
Outfit: Amanda Uprichard dress rented from FashionPass (discount code in links above)
Tur Kitchen: 259 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Next stop? Tasting tour! Voted best Mediterranean Restaurant in all of Miami, Tur Kitchen has a one-of-a-kind four course tasting experience that takes your tastebuds on a journey through Southern Europe, Turkey, Greece, North Africa, and the Middle East! Each course also comes with a perfectly paired cocktail. Check it out below.
Outfit: Rhode dress rented from Rent the Runway (discount code in links above)
Versace Mansion: 1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Versace, Versace! Just one block from the hotel, and an iconic must visit while in Miami, is the Versace Mansion. It has the most stunning atmosphere as you sit poolside to eat. I recommend ordering the Truffle Gnocchi (seriously to die for) and the 24K gold margarita with literal gold flakes on top!
Outfit: Black Halo dress rented from Rent the Runway (discount code in links above)
Dior Cafe: 162 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137
Dreamy Days at Dior! Another must visit while in Miami is the Dior Cafe, located on the rooftop of the Dior store in the Design District. Make a sure to order a coffee with their one-of-a-kind Dior logo - perfect for an a Instagrammable moment. Then, take a walk around the Design District with every store you can imagine!
Outfit: Andamane dress rented from Rent the Runway (discount code in links above)
Holy Shakes: 7761 NW 107th Ave suite 2-09, Doral, FL 33178
Make it sweet! If life gives you milk (or dairy free milk in my case, lol), then shake it up! We treated our afternoon sweet-tooth fix to Holy Shakes, which is seriously the most Instagrammable and tastiest milkshake shop in town. Checkout my Miami highlight reel on Instagram for the three shakes we tried; the Unicorn, which is pictured below, had to be my fav!
Outfit: Style Trolley (code StyleTrolley20 gives you 20% off)
g.l.o.w: 97 NW 25th St #104, Miami, FL 33127
Going coco for froyo! Does it truly get any better than enjoying froyo, in a fresh coconut, under the palm trees, on the beach of Miami?! G.l.o.w. is the tasty stop you need on your next trip to Miami, with plenty of vegan options as well. Fun fact: g.l.o.w. stands for girls leading our world and 100% of net profits are donated to charities that support girls’ empowerment!
Outfit: Finders Keepers dress rented from Nuuly (discount code in links above)
Dreamer: 1225 20th St Ste1, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Here’s the scoop; if you’re like me and looking for a treat to cool down from the Miami heat, make sure to check out Dreamer! Seriously the best açaí bowls in town in the prettiest tropical oasis.
Outfit: Love Shack Fancy rented from Nuuly (discount code in links above)
Where am I jetting off of the runway to next? See you back here soon!