Miami+ Little Havana+ SOBEFWFF2016

Posted on: May 9, 2016

I know this post is a little late… My apologies but enjoy +thank you in advance for reading, following and stopping by.

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Back in late February into early March, my husband and I cruised to the Western Caribbean from Miami. But before we get to our cruise and the Western Caribbean, we began our vacation in Sunny Miami. Let me start from the beginning and tell you all about our tropical vacation.
Welcome to Miami, benvenido a  Miami! Miami, one of my favorite cities, full of life, color, character, and not to mention so much fun. I’ve always loved the vibe and energy that Miami gives whenever I visit.
One rule of thumb in life: Remember to take some time and get some good R&R.  Miami was a great city to begin our vacation. A nice break from the hustle and bustle of New York City. It’s always good for the soul and overall health and wellness to take a break to recharge. Taking a break and go on vacations — getting some good R&R will help you do better in all facets of your work and life.
I just wrapped on all the Fashion Week hoopla and it was the perfect time for the hubs and I to take a much needed vacation to relax and unwind in warmer climates. As soon as we touched down, we changed out of our clothes and into something more comfortable and suitable for the warmer weather. We then grabbed drinks at our hotel and chilled out by the pool. We stayed at the 1 hotel South Beach located at: 2343 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33129.  This is our second time we’ve stayed at this hotel. And we knew after our first stay here we  would be back. Great choice and place to stay prior to our cruise leaving Miami on Sunday. We arrived to Miami, Saturday morning, February 25th, the weather was simply perfect, not too hot, just right.
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This has to be one of my favorite hotels on South beach with so much to offer. This boutique beachfront hotel offers great views of the beach, close to many restaurants, bars, lounges, and more. I try and live a healthy balanced life. And what I love most about this mission-based luxury hotel is that nature is the main inspiration behind everything this hotel stands for and is about.  Just when you arrive, you feel like your transported to paradise and feel can feel the positive, tranquil and comforting vibes the hotel gives off. If you want to relax, feel at peace, with not a care in the world this is the place to stay and visit. The staff is simply amazing, pleasant, inviting, and very hospitable. When you visit and stay here you’ll feel right at home. When you stay at 1 Hotel south beach, their accommodations are so inviting. They offer modern, contemporary rooms and suites that are bright, spacious along with stunning beachfront views, absolute paradise a great vacation escape.  Seeing that we were leaving on Sunday for our cruise, the hotel was conveniently close to the Port of Miami (just about 6.5 miles away, a quick uber or taxi ride),  the famous Lincoln Road and the Architectural District.
Even though we were on vacation I still like to stay on track, by eating well balanced meals as well as exercising as much as I can. 1hotel South beach nature inspired hotel also shares the journey of health, wellness and their mission is to making everything just a little bit better. So when you stay at any of their properties, enjoy great food and fresh cold press juices from their lobby restaurant and shop Nativ Made. Take a yoga class by the beach, or spin to the beats at SOBE’s Soul Cycle location.  So whatever you fancy, the possibilities are endless.  So if you’re ever in the Miami area or a Florida native be sure to visit 1 Hotel South Beach. They also have locations in NYC: Central Park and Brooklyn. Trust me when I say this is one hotel you’ll want to check out and stay at.
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The interior of the hotel is absolutely gorgeous. Bright, serene and stunning. Every itch of this vacation oasis was beautiful and so instagrammable. If you know me, you know I don’t give up any opportunity for a great photo, so I went a lil photo crazy and if you could imagine I was just snapping away. I couldn’t help but take so many photos of the inside and outside views. You’ll see what I mean from the photos. Absolutely breathtaking!
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During our stay, we wanted to visit places we hadn’t seen before. So, after freshening up at our hotel, we ventured to Little Havana to enjoy some good, authentic Cuban food. We hoped into an uber, and it almost seemed as if you were leaving the overly populated area and entered the realms of “The Real Miami.” When you think of Miami, the first thing that comes to mind is: South Beach, Lincoln Road and Collin Avenue. The 3 main areas that are heavily publicized.  But what most people don’t know is that Miami’s culture is heavily influenced and dates back to the Cuban origins and latin flavors. Little Havana is literally minutes away from the South Beach strips, and LH (Little Havana) is also a strip made up of  local eateries, clubs and theaters of latin vibes. Whenever my husband and I visit different places, we like to explore and discover local gems, eateries, and experience something we’ve never tired. And we did just that, even though our visit was short, we were able to experience some of their nightlife, enjoyed  great food and immerse ourselves with the locals+natives. We loved dancing to the latin beats at a local bar+lounge featuring a local band. What a fun way to enjoy part of our Saturday evening. We enjoy arroz con pollo, mojitos and empanadas at: El Cristos Restaurant located at:1543 SW 8th st. There you’ll find authentic Cuban food all day everyday. Also, stop by and enjoy a drink or dance to the latin beats of local bands at: Hoy Como Ayer located at: 2212 SW 8th St.
For the rest of the evening we ventured back towards our hotel and enjoyed the rest of our night at theSOBEFWF2016. If you know me or follow me on Instagram (@SocialFashionistaBeauty), you know by now that I’m a big foodie. My husband and I enjoy trying new things and we enjoy and love good food,  paired with the right wine or spirits. Good food+wine+ spirits and meeting new friends makes for a great time and experience. We even saw our favorite TV personalities and chefs like: Al Roker and Giada. This was our first time at SOBEFWF and even though our experience was short we still had a great time. We were both in foodie heaven. For first timers to the festival made sure to take it all in and enjoy every minute of it. We then headed back to our hotel enjoyed a nightcap and headed to bed.
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The next morning, we went to church, grabbed breakfast and went back to the hotel to pack up and head to the Port of Miami. Even though we only stayed one night at 1Hotel SOBE we still had a great time. We look forward to our next visit. Hopefully we get to stay longer, enjoy more of the amenities, and discover more of what the 1hotel SOBE has to offer..
I know this post took awhile for me to put up….. But I wanted to be give you all an insight to our vacation from start to finish. Stay tuned for my next post that will explore in detail all the places we visit during our cruise to the Western Caribbean. Stay tuned!! Thanks again for stopping by, reading along, and traveling +exploring with me!
What’s your favorite hotel in Miami? Where do you usually stay?
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XO,
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