This color story captures precisely how I see Miami. The colors are incredibly vibrant and visiting, essentially brings me back to life. It literally soothes my soul. Did you ever think color could be so powerful? Its not everyday you see colors like this and since its so close to the Caribbean, Miami has similar traits; warm climate, beautiful beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. Its so clear that you can see sharks and sea snakes like I did (then proceeded to hit the pool thereafter).
Miami is also known for its Art Deco architecture. The structures are geometric (I love a hard line) and is quite simple in style. You will find walls in every candy color you can think of, pinks, blues, purples and creamy yellows. Color makes me happy.
No trip has been the same to Miami but its always relaxing and revitalizing. This trip I really, really enjoyed the food at every restaurant we dined at.
Here is a list of places I suggest you check out the next time you hit Miami!
Orange Blossom – Stopped by here after my early morning 3 mile run for a light breakfast and latte. Great place for breakfast/brunch. Music is GREAT!
Cleo – Had dinner & hookah here. Interesting service (disappointed about this!). Tappas style. I suggest the brussel sprouts, the halloumi and the garlic shrimp.
Pubbelly – A bit off the beaten path of “South Beach” and is located in a residential area. All I can say is Brussel Sprouts (the best I’ve ever had!). Grab the fried rice and tofu salad to share.
Freehand – Located in the backyard of a hostel. Crazy cool vibe, grab a cocktail from their James Beard Award semi-finalist cocktail bar while chilling by the pool.
Story – If you’re in the mood for a night out, this is a great spot to hit. Best if you know someone so you can skip the crazy long line.
Prime 112 – Hands down, my favorite restaurant in Miami. Make a reservation in advance! For those of you who love bacon, they have it in jars at the bar (instead of peanuts). If you don’t eat meat (like me) grab the swordfish and a side of mashed.
Wynwood Walls – If you love art, this is a must see. About a 10-15 minute drive from South Beach ($10 Uber ride). Mosey around the surrounding streets for more.
Wynwood Diner – Super convenient to grab a quick bite here before heading across the street to the Wynwood Walls if you are an hour early (the Wall gate doesn’t open until 10:30am).
W Hotel Pool – The pool at the W is a must (especially if you don’t like seeing sharks and snakes in the ocean). Grab a spicy margarita and their caesar salad for an afternoon lite bite.
Landscape photos taken by Merideth Morgan
All outfit photos taken by travel buddy