My trip to Miami started with a fabulous lunch with Rebecca Kollaras at the brand new Epic Hotel (http://www.epichotel.com/). The restaurant here, Area 31, is located on the 16th floor and offers a delicious assortment of lunch options, including their specialty…seafood. After lunch and a quick look at their pool area (with great Miami views and cozy private cabanas), I headed to my next stop, the new Mary Brickell Village (http://www.marybrickellvillage.com/). This new outdoor shopping area features a great variety of boutiques and restaurants. Next, I headed to the
Mayfair Hotel and Spa (http://www.mayfairhotelandspa.com/), which is located in Coconut Grove. After a tour of the hotel, including the Jurlique Spa and Cabana One (pool area that serves as nightclub), we made our way across the street to CoCoWalk at Coconut Grove (http://www.galleryatcocowalk.com/). Girls could easily spend the day here checking out the great shopping, cozy cafes and wonderful restaurant options.
After walking around CoCoWalk, I met up with my friend Liz and we ventured to the Spa 101 grand opening at Hilton Bentley (http://www.thebentleybeachhotel.com/). After our hand massage and exfoliation we joined a group of friends for dinner at China Grill (http://www.chinagrillmgt.com/). As we sat down the girls ordered two bottles of champagne to celebrate the evening. After Liz and I split the Riceless Tuna Roll and Dragon Roll…both were amazing! We caught a cab to The Mondrian (http://www.mondrian-miami.com/) for a few drinks at their Sunset Lounge, then it was off to Mynt (http://www.myntlounge.com/) for a late night (or early morning) of dancing the night away.
PHOTO: Sami, Betsy, Casey & Liz at Mynt in South Beach.