Saturday, April 25, 2009

Girls Getaway to Miami - Day 1

My trip to Miami started with a fabulous lunch with Rebecca Kollaras at the brand new Epic Hotel ( 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 ( This new outdoor shopping area features a great variety of boutiques and restaurants. Next, I headed to the
Mayfair Hotel and Spa (, 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 ( 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 ( After our hand massage and exfoliation we joined a group of friends for dinner at China Grill ( 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 ( for a few drinks at their Sunset Lounge, then it was off to Mynt ( for a late night (or early morning) of dancing the night away.

PHOTO: Sami, Betsy, Casey & Liz at Mynt in South Beach.

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