Last week I tagged along on my husband's business trip to Miami for a couple of days. The timing could not have been more perfect. This (tired) mama needed a little break and it is always nice to have a spontaneous getaway. Spontaneity is not something that comes easy for me and I have a hard time leaving the boys. But this trip reminded me how it is good to do it from time to time, even if it is last minute and unexpected. Professionally the timing was right as well - travel always recharges me creatively and I came home feeling energized and inspired.

Miami

Since we were only going to be in Miami for one night and two days, I decided to focus my time on just a few things. This trip was all about the food and art (since Art Basel was in full swing). It was great to see our Charlotte friends from the New Gallery of Modern Art and SOCO Gallery at the shows in Miami!

Travel Notes

Stay

Miami

  • Fountainebleau Miami Beach: The property is huge but top-notch! They had me at the amazing decor (see above), recently renovated rooms, beach access, and a gorgeous pool. We also enjoyed a few of the restaurants right on the property - which worked out well with the insane traffic from Art Basel.

 

Eat

Miami

Miami

  • Beachcraft: We stopped for a late breakfast after landing in Miami - after our 7am flight I was in need of some coffee. But this meal made the early flight worth it. I typically pass on a breakfast buffet, but the one at Beachcraft was absolutely delicious. Checking out the lobby of 1 Hotel South Beach wasn't a bad start to the trip either.
  • Market at Edition: I had the best lunch here. My brother had made the recommendation as I was looking for an easy spot while Jarred was in meetings. Everything on the menu sounded delicious. The kale salad was one of the best I have had in a long time. The cold glass of cold rosé wasn't bad either.

 

Miami

  • Scarpetta: We ended our first day in Miami with a great dinner at our hotel. After sitting in traffic leaving the Scope Art Show, a quiet dinner (without another Uber ride) was just what we wanted. I would highly recommend this Italian spot, even if not staying at Fountainebleau. The spaghetti is worth the trip!
  • Taquiza: This taco stand with open air seating was the perfect pick for our pre-flight lunch. The tacos were amazing and the chips (more like blue corn biscuits) and guacamole had me scraping the bowl (no shame). My only regret is not ordering more. It's a must try!

 

Miami 

Great food, blue skies, palm trees, and a little art made for a perfect trip!

Miami

Miami

Miami

Miami

Skirt + top by Love Shack Fancy (Mckenzie Claire, Charlotte, NC)

 Featured images by Graciela Cattarossi, gracielacattarossi.com. Other images taken and edited on my iPhone.