in case you were wondering…i’m still alive. well hey, friends.
i expected to take a lil blogging break when i went to Miami, and that somehow extended into an unintentional two week radio-silence. i’ve been doing a whole lot of living over here, just not much writing about it…and i’m okay with that. sometimes, you just need a break. buuut i did make it back alive, and in one piece, so no need to fret about that. 🙂
so, here’s a lil Boca & Miami recap (just 2 weeks late, no biggie, right):
it was all sorts of amazingness: champagne-riddled, poolside-napping, ocean-view running, late-night giggling, dance floor shaking, sequin-clad, high-heel traipsing…all things girly and fabulous and carefree — that was how we spent a solid 4 days. it was a huge success of a trip.
we stayed at the Mondrian South Beach, which was an absolutely gorgeoussss property. super trendy, super clean & bright & airy & classy & just the perfect location for a girls’ weekend away. walking through the front doors of the hotel, a huge wall with the phrase “This Must Be the Place” greets you — and you immediately know that you are, undoubtedly, exactly where you want to be.
…and our room was rad. we had a sweeeet balcony with an amazing view that was perfect for some pre-dinner birthday champagne celebrating & silliness.
we also had a really fun dinner at Yardbird (please note that they hilariously have “runchickenrun” as their URL = LOVE THAT), this trendy, hipster-ish, Southern Table style restaurant that served all their drinks in mason jars (for the win) and had a very energetic, lively atmosphere and tremendous service. the birthday girl’s mom had called ahead to treat us, and we felt super loved and attended to, as several managers came over to our table throughout the night to make sure we were happy & loving life and had everything we needed. i’d definitely recommend this spot for a fun restaurant experience, whether or not you’re into Southern food. (their salads and drinks alone were worth it!) 🙂
and i did manage to get some workouts in on vaca, as sleep-deprived and hazy as i was, so i was stoked about that.
Day 1, in Boca: 3 miles (with some light speedwork) on the treadmill, followed by abs & a lil plyo
Day 2, in Boca: 5-6 mile run outdoors (so nice to run in warm weather again, and it wasn’t too hot, thankfully)
Day 4, in Miami: 3 (painful) miles on the treadmill at the Mondrian. i was the only one in the gym (which quite beautifully but also quite torturingly overlooked the pool area, where i could see all my friends lounging). apparently nobody goes to South Beach to exercise?
hopefully i’ll get back into the swing of blogging regularly again, after my little hiatus. miss all you guys!
Any Miami fans? What’s your fave hotel/restaurant/thing to do there?
Working out on vaca: yay or nay?