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Christmas in Miami Travel Diary

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Christmas in Miami Travel Diary

Miami South Beach Christmas 2022

I’m back from a mini getaway with a new Miami journey diary! We booked a Christmas in Miami vacation and introduced Ollie with us. He’s 11 months old now and was these a great boy the full time. We were being pleasantly surprised to discover how canine friendly Miami is. He was even welcomed into the Loewe retailer at the Miami Structure District and was fortunate enough to sniff some rather sporty sneakers! We had a good excursion!

Miami Christmas with Ollie

Wherever We Stayed

This trip we break up our continue to be at two areas: at an Airbnb in South Beach and also at The Betsy Resort. This was our initially trip with Ollie and due to the fact it was an extended excursion we weren’t really confident if he would be ok in a resort place but he was a pretty great boy, even with all the new city noises! We could have stayed at a lodge with him the overall excursion.

The Betsy Lodge has been on my checklist for a even though and we booked a King Suite which was fairly roomy for South Beach. We had a genuinely pleasurable remain! Out of all the resorts we have stayed at this was a single of the ideal boutique motels we have tried using. Tremendous cute, quite thoroughly clean, excellent foodstuff, friendly personnel – it nearly felt like a house away from household. They are puppy welcoming and gave Ollie treats in the lobby.

The Betsy Hotel South Beach

The Betsy Hotel South Beach Ollie Cavapoo

The Betsy Hotel South Beach - Sabrina beautylookbook

Miami Eats

Rosetta Bakery South Beach on Collins

Both Andrew and I like great food items and Miami has no lack of wonderful locations to consider. South Seashore is our most loved area to keep mainly because there is so substantially inside of strolling distance.

Breakfast Sites

Rosetta Bakery South Beach

We appreciate Rosetta Bakery and Shepherd Artisan Coffee – they are right upcoming to each individual other! They equally have a couple of spots throughout Miami, we like the a single right in the heart of South Seaside in between 9th and 10th.

Strawberry Moon at The Goodtime Hotel was a disappointment this time. I’m not guaranteed if it was just an off working day when we visited. It was substantially improved the to start with time we visited in excess of a calendar year in the past. This time the meals wasn’t as excellent and company was fairly disappointing.

Environmentally friendly Road Café in Coconut Grove is a enjoyment for a informal breakfast almost diner-design and style cafe. Pleasantly surprised by the foodstuff! We were seated correct away even even though it was packed. Speedy service and fun people today observing.

The Salty Donut is one particular of our beloved donut outlets. It is not seriously a breakfast location but we like to decide up coffee and donuts in this article. They are opening additional retailers all the time in unique cities. A handful of in Tampa are opening up in the new 12 months and we are psyched!

The Betsy Lodge has a great breakfast and lunch place in the foyer location. Hotel meals can be hit or overlook in South Seaside, but we experienced a handful of seriously wonderful stress-free meals listed here! Ollie experienced some scrambled eggs which he seriously liked.

Miami Eats Mandolin, Doya


This trip I managed to ebook a desk at Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the Style and design District and it was extremely superior. Will 100% be back again once more.

Taquiza Tacos is one of Andrew’s most loved taco spots. I choose Bodega Tacos, but both equally are excellent and undoubtedly truly worth checking out.

La Sandwicherie South Beach front and Wynwood is one particular of our favorite sandwich places. We normally acquire their signature vinaigrette sauce and pickles to get dwelling with us.

Mr. Baguette in Wynwood is a more recent location we experimented with and beloved! They have new sandwiches and delicious pastries and a tremendous lovable interior.

Miami Eats - Mr. Baguette Wynwood

Evening meal

Joe’s Stone Crab Takeaway is generally pleasurable. They don’t have the comprehensive menu like the restaurant but the collection is however quite good and I often get their Angel Food Chocolate Chip Cake to go with the chocolate mousse.

Makoto Bal Harbour is just one of our preferred meal spots. It was on my must-check out list again because we had these kinds of a excellent knowledge right here. We went once again and every thing listed here is wonderful. Heaps of fun folks seeing listed here way too!

Doya Wynwood is new to us and we 10/10 cherished it. We went incredibly early so we did not require reservations but I extremely advocate booking them just in situation. This was a person of Andrew’s favorites and it is in my Prime 5. Great ambiance, welcoming provider, amazing foods. It is been a though considering the fact that we experienced Turkish Espresso and this spot has it, it is just like the true offer.

1-800-Blessed Wynwood is a pleasurable meals court docket with seven Asian restaurants in just one spot. We really like this position for excellent food stuff, exciting ambiance and brief company. They have the Taiyaki NYC Japanese Ice Product below too.

Stubborn Seed is one of the ideal dining places we’ve ever experimented with. Reservations are a ought to and this time we booked the Chef’s Tasting Menu which is a prefix food. Expensive but it’s a really specific working experience you will not overlook. This was our 2nd time in this article and it’s incredible.

Miami Eats Makoto and 1-800-Lucky

Beach, Searching and Sights

South Beach Boardwalk

Miami Ollie and Sabrina

We invested a good deal of time strolling or biking on the boardwalk with Ollie for a enjoyable time. We also invested some time at the beach front on our individual as canines are not allowed on shorelines in South Seaside. For exciting stuff and sight-looking at we drove to Important Biscayne but it finished up currently being wet and windy so we primarily stayed in the car or truck. We will undoubtedly go back again when it is warmer and sunny!

Bal Harbour Shops Christmas

Searching is so a lot fun in Miami. We stopped at Bal Harbour Outlets which wonderful. I picked up a little something unique from Goyard and a several issues at Saks and Neimans together with the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Shimmering Overall body Oil (still offered at Franciskurkdjian.com).

Bal Harbour Miami

Dior Beauty Saks Bal Harbour

We also stopped by the Design District for additional searching and I splurged on a handful of items from Celine and Loewe. There is so significantly to examine right here like the Creed Boutique, Celine, Loewe, Bottega and extra!

Design District Miami

Design District Miami

Celine Store Miami

Miami Design District

Ollie Cavapoo

We also visited Superblue Miami which is an immersive light-weight practical experience. It was just okay for me and I do not know that I would endorse it as a need to-pay a visit to experience. The Van Gogh Immersive Expertise (identical style of an immersive practical experience) we visited on a former vacation was much a lot more attention-grabbing for us. If your time is constrained in Miami I assume there are far better extra intriguing sites to check out like the Frost Science Museum or Vizcaya Gardens.

Superblue Art Miami

Superblue Miami

South Beach Miami
Miami Coconut Grove

Ollie and Sabrina

That wraps up my Miami vacation diary! There’s so much to check out and we just can’t wait around to go back again. This upcoming year we hope to journey far more now that we’re more assured Ollie will be able to vacation with us really a lot any place.

Did you journey any where this earlier year or during the holiday seasons? Wherever did you vacation to or check out? Would adore to hear about your adventures if you had been able to vacation!

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