I think no matter where you live, one can always use a staycation to reset. Whether you’d like a creative, physical, or mind reset – staycations are key. Living in Miami is truly like living in paradise – it feels like a permanent vacation. However, I find that sometimes I can get creative block or crave some latin culture and music in my life to spice things up.
After spending a month at the condo in Brickell, Joey and I decided to have our own little staycation before heading to our family events, so we checked into the Shelborne South Beach Hotel. It was the perfect couple days full of adventures, tropical vibes, and obviously room service.
Read on below for photos and tips on spending the perfect staycation in Miami. Happy travels:)
Miami Montage is a video Joey and I made for A.M. Club with the help of Marissa Marietta. Comment below and let me know what you think.
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Miami is hands down the best in the US when it comes to hospitality, so definitely explore all the beautiful restaurants, hotels, and cafes that you haven’t seen before. And when it’s early in the morning and you just feel like reading on the balcony, pick up the phone and order room service. For shopping – KITH is always fresh and has everything you need from clothes and accessories to chic books and candles. I also love The Webster for their creative curation and cozy decor.
There is no beach better than South Beach in the US. Perfect temperature, perfectly clear, just perfect.
Miami gets the best sunsets AND sunrises. The sunset on South Beach is truly magical. Pink and blue hues fill the sky while you enjoy the beach to yourself as the faint live tropical jazz plays off in the distance.
Available at MVM Miami and Brothers Brawlers – my two favorite stores in Wynwood:)
Every corner is brimming with unique decor at the Shelborne. I fell in LOVE with the velvet sofas and gold detailing everywhere.
This is the sunrise from our balcony at around 6:45 A.M. If you’re going to go on a staycation in Miami, you have to get a ocean view room with a balcony. These moments are priceless.
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Traveling often and living a spontaneous life have taught me one major key to life – only book one way flights and only pack the necessities.
Two weeks ago Joey and I booked one way flights to Miami thinking we were only going to spend a weekend here, yet here we are – still at the condo – more creatively inspired and recharged than ever, not wanting to leave. Seriously.
Miami is a tropical paradise.
Packing for Miami is by far my favorite. Although there is so much to do and so much to see, the weather is always the same so you don’t need to pack multiple outfits for each day. Here are the basics I always pack below.
Swimsuits – Always pack a one-piece and bikini. The versatility of a one-piece is incomparable. Throw on some shorts or tie a large silk scarf as a skirt and voila – you have the perfect Miami outfit.
Accessories – Some cute earrings, sunglasses, beach bags, hats and silk scarves. The humidity can be a bit much for my Italian hair, so tying it back with a scarf is always my go to look. Accessories are a great way to add some color to your outfits.
Shirts, shorts, skirts – all lightweight basics to stay cool in the Miami heat.
Shoes – I always pack a good pair of sandals and sneakers. I am in love with these new versatile, comfortable, slick, Timberland leather sneakers from Zappos! Zappos is one of my favorite online places to shop because the vast selection, world class customer service and 365 day return policy – it is incomparable. These sneakers are perfect for strolling the boardwalk, exploring Wynwood, walks around Brickell, trips to the Perez Museum, and everything in between.
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Here are some photos from our adventures around Miami the past couple weeks. Comment your favorite places to explore in Miami below!
As visual creatures, we associate places, themes, sounds and emotions together through different visual mediums and music. Videos can create an experience and inspire the culture, which is why I am striving to create more videos this year and broaden my creative aesthetic spectrum. I designed my brand, A.M. Club, with a bigger purpose in mind, other than providing you with the most unique, luxury silk items. I wanted to create a “club” or “community” where everyone with an open mind is welcome. A place for the passionate. A place to inspire. A place for you.
I hope this video inspires you to create ruthlessly, spread love abundantly, and embrace your feelings truthfully.
To travel lustfully, embrace your sexuality whole-heartedly, and live passionately.
Of course – I also wanted to show you some more ways to wear awesome silk pieces ;).
Check out A.M. Club’s most recent feature in Bloomberg Businessweek! Still smiling from this – so grateful!
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Joey and I took a quick trip to Palm Springs in between hectic Coachella weekends to avoid the madness and it was once again, magical. This experience was much different than the last being that we stayed in an amazing, super Pinterest-like home thanks to GlampingHub.com. The house was only 7 miles from the Ace Hotel, yet completely isolated and quiet. 3 bedrooms, a jacuzzi, Wifi, full kitchen – we cannot wait to go back and take some friends next time – make a long weekend out of it. Here is my photo diary from the trip and I hope this inspires you to get out there for an adventure and take a trip. Try a new place you haven’t been before. Go get creative and do whatever makes you feel alive.
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