A couple weekends ago, I went on a little trip to visit my sister in Miami with a couple of my good friends! Although the weather wasn't perfect (it rained quite a bit!), it was still a really fun time. Alright, let's get into some highlights of the weekend!
When we landed on Friday, we had planned to go to the beach but the rain stopped us- so we headed to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). PAMM is a modern art museum, which basically means (no offense art people) lots of weird things. Museums in general kind of creep me out (exception: science centers), but there were some super cool exhibits (like one that was about a futuristic cityscape but also reminded my sister and I of molecular structures), and we even got to talk to one of the guides about a piece that meant to show how museums used to (and maybe even still do?) create bias through their informational plaques. It was just a super cool place to go, and even their little admission pins were super cute! (Side note: I didn't think this was such a cool thing, but writing about it makes me really appreciate the experience more. Cool.)
We finally got to the beach Saturday. We went to South Pointe Park, which was super nice and not too crowded for a Saturday (though we went when the sun was hottest, a really bad idea, I promise). It was nice to get some sun after all that rain (it thunderstormed the night before), and I'd like to think that I got a tiny bit tanner! Honestly, I am not a huge fan of sand, so one of my favorite parts of the beach was a random rock walkway (?) next to the pier. The rocks were so gorgeous (and sand free!), and it was just really nice. (Another side note: I apologize for the use of the words "nice" in this paragraph, but also I'm not that sorry about it.)
Ok, this was probably my favorite part of the whole trip: afternoon tea at the Biltmore Hotel. I had visited the Biltmore last spring, so I knew that the views going to be ace. But this was my first fancy afternoon tea outing, and I certainly hope it won't be my last! Everything was super cute and yummy and the tea was so good and there was a harpist, and I felt real fancy, let me tell you. The pictures don't do it justice because 1) I am not a photographer and 2) I am not a model. What can I say? My favorite part was the food thing, and I'm not even mad about it.
Other notable spots:
Wynwood: go for photo ops, stay for the tacos (Coyo Taco) and coffee (Black Panther Coffee). Or the other way around.
Versailles aka "The World's Most Famous Cuban Restaurant": this is not a drill, people. Everything is so, so good (I obviously didn't eat everything but man, I wish I could have).
Sugarcane: the only tapas place that matters (I may be exaggerating here). Super cool decor + great food + even better sangria.
And that's a wrap! I think there will be many-a-trip to Miami in the future (thank God for a sister who lives somewhere nice), so let me know if there's somewhere super cool I should hit up next time!
All the best,