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Travel Guide Miami

Travel Guide Miami

Jordan just surprised me with a birthday trip to Miami.  We had 4 days there and definitely made the most of it.  I am sharing what to see, do and wear when you travel to Miami.

WYNWOOD |

Wynwood is the Brooklyn of Miami.  Every building is covered in a unique mural painted by a different artist and filled with unique shops and places to eat.

WYNWOOD WALLS |

Drawing crowds from all over for the beautiful murals, and endless Instagram worthy backdrops.  Wynwood Walls is one of the most popular places to see in Miami.  If you're like Jordan and I, go off of the beaten path, keep walking and exploring outside the walls.  You will find even more murals, in addition to unique restaurants and shops. 

Wynwood Street Art Miami

What To Wear (Jordan's Look) |

 we were lucky enough to walk by an artist creating a mural.

we were lucky enough to walk by an artist creating a mural.

what to wear Wynwood Walls

What To Wear (My Look) |

with more of an urban vibe, Wynwood is the perfect place to break out your sneakers and athleisure pieces.

KUSH |

This delicious hole in the wall serves unique farm to table burgers that have won best burger in Miami, and US. In addition to unique combinations like guava or chocolate for beer.  I ordered the Kaptain Kush beer made with guava and the Frita Burger, and Jordan ordered Johnny Utah (voted best burger in Miami) with a side of grilled asparagus (yes, they have that as a side).  I loved my burger so much, that I am still thinking about it.

 the scene of the small bar with action figure handles.

the scene of the small bar with action figure handles.

 the Frita burger with Kaptain Kush beer.

the Frita burger with Kaptain Kush beer.

 the Johnny Utah burger with a side of asparagus.

the Johnny Utah burger with a side of asparagus.

CIELITO ARTISTIAN POPS |

If you're really trying to get your health on, head to Cielito Artisian Pops.  They make their vegan popsicles from scratch with fresh, local ingredients.  They have crazy combinations like the Mascarpone cheese and blueberries, or carrot, orange and ginger-we ordered the carrot ginger.  It tasted a little bit like Zicam, with a strong orange flavor and zing from the ginger. We loved it!

Cielito Artisian Pops Wynwood

SOUTH BEACH |

Typically known as a more touristy location, Jordan and I stayed in the quieter, residential area of South Beach at the Mondrian.  Since Jordan had never been to Miami before, we took a bike ride through Miami Beach and walked the strip.  In between the bustling streets and restaurants is the Versace mansion.  If you're interested, you can get inside by booking a night at their hotel (a cool $900 per night), or their restaurant ($$). 

South Beach Miami

What To Wear (Jordan's Look) |

 Versace Mansion.

Versace Mansion.

South Beach Outfit

What To Wear (My Look) |

Shop the pants here and the shoes here.

Miami Beach Florida

THE MONDRIAN |

Aside from being a beautiful hotel and apartment complex, it also hosts bougie day parties at the pool (rose gold sun floats on the pool) and delicious lunch spot.  In addition to lounging on the hammocks that face the water, Jordan and I had lunch there.  I ordered the kale salad.

Mondrian South Beach
Mondrian hammocks
Kale Salad Mondrian

OLIVER'S BISTRO |

A Parisian style cafe with a big outdoor patio shrouded in tropical palms and other plants.  Everytime we walked by, the patio was filled with people, so we decided to check it out for breakfast.  I ordered the 3 egg omelette with mushroom, spinach and feta with a side salad, and Jordan ordered Oliver's popovers and extra thick French toast.  Everything tasted as good as it looked.

 the three egg omelette, salad and thick French toast and Oliver's popovers in the background.

the three egg omelette, salad and thick French toast and Oliver's popovers in the background.

waffles-Olivers-Cafe-South-beach

NIKKI BEACH |

Contrary to the name, Nikki Beach isn't a beach at all, it's a day club.  It's an outdoor space filled with day beds, a dance floor and DJ booth.  However, it is located on a beach, you just have to leave the club to walk to the beach. 

Nikki Beach Miami Florida
Miami outfit

What To Wear (Jordan's Look) |

What To Wear (My Look) | 

MIDTOWN |

During the weekend of the 23-25th, midtown is totally different from its typically quiet nature because of Ultra.  Clogged with streets filled with people dressed in neon, glitter and a lot of swimwear.

TEN FRUITS |

If you're looking for a detox, or healthy snack Ten Fruits has fresh smoothie bowls and juices.  Jordan and I went here for breakfast and loved it.  I ordered the Coco Acai Bowl and he ordered the waffle and PB Acai bowl.

Ten Fruits Bowls
Ten Fruits waffles

E11EVEN |

Miami is also home to one of the biggest night clubs E11EVEN.  What sets it apart from other clubs are the celebrities and big name acts that come to perform and party at this 24/7 club.  We attended E11EVEN, and let me tell you, it was quite the experience.  It tops my clubbing experience at both Las Vegas and New York.  The energy in the club is high, and the music levels are even higher.  While there, we saw Carnage and Tory Lanez play live.  We also saw Halsey and G Easy hanging out at their table next to the DJ.  

Tory Lanez at E11EVEN Club
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What To Wear (My Outfit) |

Experience the trip first hand below. 

See what to wear to Miami here.

Making Your Tan Last Weeks After Vacation

Making Your Tan Last Weeks After Vacation

Miami Lookbook

Miami Lookbook