|Stretching my Summer at the Beach|
It has been forever since I've posted. September blindly flew by without me. I think I'm in denial of the seasons changing and I swear I tried to prolong those last few days of summer, squeezing the very last bit of patio brunches, tropical drinks, enjoying outdoor fun, and soaking up the sun before we can officially deem it fall here in Philly.
I gotta say, I am kinda $&%* bummed to see summer go so soon. It honestly felt like the shortest summer in history. However, one of my favorite times of the year is here... Fall!
|Apple Martini in B'more Airport|
So now I'm switching gears in preparation for these shorter days, chillier nights, making soups and stews, wearing jackets, hats, knee boots and of course snuggling up with something warm to drink in the evenings.
|Small Plane from B'more to MIA|
After safely touching down safely, things smoothed out. The weather was great and I switched gears into party mode immediately. My hotel, the Harrison Hotel in South Beach was literally footsteps away from the beach. It was a tucked away, hidden gem away from the crazy noise, hustle and bustle of the more populated parts of South Beach. It was modern, relaxed, clean, quaint, nicely put together and perfect for me on this mini vacation. If you do decide to stay at the Harrison, make sure to see Valentina. She was an absolute doll!
|Bussin a Grub|
|Party never ends here|
|DJ Genius & Khai|
|Pina Coloda w/ Extra "Luv" in it|
|DJ Khai spinning on the 1 & 2's|
|House Sparkling & Passion Fruit Puree|
I have a love affair for GiGi's in Philly. (I am 100% sure they are not associated with each other in any way) But I have to say the food and atmosphere in GiGi's in Miami was pretty kool too. I enjoyed the seating. It allowed you to watch the cook's every dish, move and preparations. I already knew that I would steal a few recipes for my own demises. Watching them make a variety of dishes made us seriously want to order everything we seen them make.
When visiting GiGi's Miami, you MUST try the brussel sprouts and cauliflower with bacon and soy. It was really, really good and as soon as I got home from the trip I tried my damnedest to make it, in hopes that it would be as good as I remembered it.
Art Deco Tour Pics. So because my flight was delayed I was unable to execute my original plan of going on the Cocktail Tour around South Beach and takes you to different bars to drink. Christine Michaels which runs Art Deco Tours was kind enough to let me hope aboard the Art Deco Tour that took place the following day. It was most informative, the tour guide was kool and fun and I got to enjoy a libation along the way teehee!