Hi again! I can’t believe it’s already time to report back from Miami and that our vacation came and went so quickly :( Alas, we had such a great time, and time always flies when you’re having fun, so I guess it makes sense :)
We last left off as Seth, Emily, Matt, and I were on our way to the Sunshine state for a much needed vacay. We arrived on Friday night and hopped on a shuttle from the airport to South Beach to get the fun started! After arriving at our hotel and dropping off our stuff, we headed out to Ocean Ave. (the main boardwalk by the beach) for some dinner and drinks. As we were eating (and people watching – it’s a great place for it!), I was surprise to look over and see my friend Lynden from D.C. strolling by! He was in town with some friends for the weekend (small world!), so we ended up getting to hang with him a couple of times during the trip, which made for a fun and unexpected addition to the trip!
|A view of Miami from the plane...start getting excited!!!|
|Emily and I were excited...|
|Matt and Seth were a lil tired :)|
|Seth, Em, and Matt outside Haddon Hall.|
|Dinner - a.k.a. a pitcher of Sangria and paella...YUM!|
Saturday was our big beach day, so our friend Mike came down from Ft. Lauderdale for a day of fun in the sun! We kicked the day off with a much-needed drink (and for those who have never been to SoBe, the drinks are HUGE!!!) and some grub before making our way to the beach. After a few hours in the sun we headed home for a little nap before meeting Lynden and his friends at MOVA Lounge (which funny enough has a location in DC where Emily will be having her birthday party on Friday!) for some drinks.
|Me and Mike at the Clevelander for some pre-beach fun!|
|An early b-day for Em = free cake :)|
|At the gay beach...literally haha!|
|Me, Seth, Mike, and Garrett getting some much needed sun!|
|Me, Mike, Garrett and Seth post-beach and ready for a nap!|
|Me and Lynden at MOVA Lounge Miami.|
The next day turned out to be true to its name: Sunday Funday!!! We started the day off with brunch at Khong River House (I had just read about that in Conde Nast during the flight down) and filled up on a Thai take on brunch and Bloody Mary’s :) Sunday also happened to be Cinco de Mayo, so we ended up meeting Lynden for dinner and then (after stopping by his friend’s amazing condo right on the beach for a pre-party) headed out on the town to Twist where we got our dance on in honor of the festivities :) After a bit too much fun we made our way back home via Dash (the Kardashian boutique) and Pizza Bar for a late night snack - yum!
|Brunch = AH-MAZING!|
|Seth, Em, Matt, and me with Wet Willie's...so refreshing!!!|
|Española Street on Cinco de Mayo.|
|Em outside of Dash, the Kardashian's store.|
|Pizza Bar...especially tasty at 2:00AM :)|
|Seth and I loooove pizza!!!|
After some much needed rest, it was up and at ‘em to get some more R&R at our pool. The day seemed to fly by and (sadly for me!) Seth had to head home to get back to work…but luckily for me, I had Em and Matt by my side for one more night and day in Miami :) So, after a pretty low-key day, the three of us headed to dinner and stopped by a microbrewery to top off the night.
|Sethy poolside...ain't he cute <3 td="">3>|
|Me and Em loving the Sun!!!|
To wrap up the trip, we spent most of today eating and soaking up some rays at a (really nice) neighboring hotel pool. We stopped by for a drink and took advantage of our visit (and their nice lounge chairs) to enjoy some last moments by the beach! With tons of time left, we decided to catch a movie and then grab one last dinner on the Lincoln Ave. Mall before heading off the airport and back to reality!
|A view from Deco Blue's poolside deck...so pretty!!!|
|One last drink for the road...bless you, Miami :)|
Although the trip is almost over and it’s soon back to the grind, I had a blast and now feel recharged and ready to graduate and tackle the bar exam…welllll, maybe that is a little ambitious, but it sure was fun and I am very much looking forward to the next adventure with these wonderful peeps :) Until the next time, much love <3 o:p="">3>