Miami:

I was super fortunate to have my superhero in-laws take my kids to Disney World over February break for a few days while Jordan and I relaxed poolside in Miami.  We checked our worries and kids at the Orlando terminal, and said peace for a few days.  I love Miami for so many reasons, but off hand here we go: the quick trip, the warmth when it’s so cold in New York, the food, the colorfulness and the beautiful accommodations.  Here’s my *mini* roundup of everything fabulous we got around to seeing, eating and doing (shopping actually was not on the radar for this trip).

Stay where?  We were so obsessed with our hotel.  The Miami Beach Edition is right on the beach and feels like a boutique hotel.  The staff could not have been more gracious and helpful, and the decor was absolutely my style.

 

Eat where?  For breakfast, Market by Jean-Georges, right in the hotel, is downright delish.  The breakfast buffet was a fave, but be prepared for an expensive meal.  If you’re into a la carte, the egg white, goat cheese and spinach omelette was probably one of the top 2 I’ve ever eaten (swear!).

Market also has $2 oysters and $15 champagne by the glass from 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM.  Clearly we hit this up every night!

Our favorite dinner was at KYU.  This came highly recommended by several friends and it did not disappoint.  The staff was friendly and the decor was right up my alley.  In fact, I now want to find a place for a concrete wall in my home!  The drinks were also beyond. The mixologist takes his job very seriously and combines the most unique ingredients to achieve the most delish outcomes.  My favorite tastes were the roasted cauliflower with goat cheese and shishito, and the crispy tuna tartare.

Chotto Matte Miami was our other fave restaurant.  After cancelling a previous reservation and needing a new one, my tastemaker friend (who coincidentally was at our hotel), Samantha Yanks, recommended this one to me.  Jordan and I both did the Nikkei Sharing Menu that was beyond special.  The first thing served was Canchas, aka corn puffs, aka crack.  It was so addicting that we ordered a side to take home for the next day.  I honestly didn’t even know half of what I was trying but it was all delish.  The only downside to me was the ambiance.  It was very loud, very big and felt a little clubby.

 

What to do?  However bizarre this may sound, one of our favorite things to do was exercise in Miami.  Jordan and I both love long runs, and to be able to run along the beach, passing every walk of life, was invigorating (and the best way to start each day!).  The Edition also offers workout classes every morning, and one day I got to so a sculpting class on the beach.  It was intimate, worked muscles I normally don’t use, and let’s face it, I was barefoot on the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

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