I recently took a trip to my second home in Miami Beach for some fun and some sun. If you’re new here I moved to Miami Beach in February of 2021 and lived there for 6 months before purchasing a home there that is currently in construction. Soon I’ll be back in Miami Beach, living the good live and living between Miami and New York City. You can get all the tea on reason’s I moved and how I’ll manage living in two cities here in this YouTube Video. Speaking of YouTube videos, I’ve also done a video guide on where to stay, party, eat and shop in Miami Beach here in this video on my Youtube Channel as well. I also have tons of Miami vlogs taking you to all of these cool places, so if reading aint your cup of tea, head on over to the vlog and travel section on my YouTube Channel. But I digress, I’ve been heading down to Miami every month to check on the progress of my home and to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City. So I thought I’d do an updated Miami Guide. Please keep in my I’ve done several of these Miami Guides and you can check them all out on the Travel Category of this website. I’m also giving you all the tea on what I wore during my most recent jaunt.
WHERE TO STAY
$$$$ 1 Hotel South Beach is my number 1 place to stay when in Miami Beach. It’s right on the beach and close to everything in south beach yet is super quiet and relaxing. The decor is absolutely incredible and the service impeccable. I love their Oat Milk Lattes from their coffee shop Neighbors. I also love their bed which are super soft and plush. Watch this video for details.
$$$ East Miami Hotel is another hotel favorite located in Brickell or the New York City of Miami with lots of tall buildings and shops. I love that this hotel is connected to an indoor/outdoor mall and boast 2 rooftop restaurants. Watch this video for details.
$ Hotel Palomar South Beach is located in Miami Beach on the bay side and is within walking distance to Lincoln Road a popular shopping street and close to the beach. The rooftop pool area is luxe and the restaurant downstairs is a vibe for an intimate Italian dinner.
Honorable mentions to Greystone Hotel, The Standard and the Miami Edition Hotel.
WHERE TO EAT
Watr Rooftop Restaurant at 1 Hotel South Beach has some of the best lobster sushi rolls I’ve ever tasted. The octopus is Devine and the French 75s are strong. Get a few lounge chairs around the rooftop pool and order everything your heart desires, or head to the tables for a nice sit down dinner at sunset. Watch this video for more details.
Papis Steak is where you go to see and be scene. It’s always a vibe. Put on your best outfit and prepare to have a fun filled evening. Download the Opentable app onto your phone and set alerts for dinner reservations for you and your party. Something is bound to come through just be prepared. Go for the Hibachi Crudo, Ceasar Salad, Scallops Espanola, Branzino, Skirt Steak, Lamb, Truffle Corn, Whipped Potatoes and Mac and Cheese. Oh and the Spicy Margaritas are divine. Watch this video for more details.
Red Rooster Overtown is my favorite restaurant on the mainland. It’s close to downtown Miami and is also Black owned. My favorite thing on the menu is the Oxtail. It’s an entire Oxtail and its been cooked to perfection. They also have the best deviled eggs and Mac & Cheese in all of Miami. Get there early because the Oxtail sells out every night. Watch this video for more details.
Serevene at Greystone Hotel is a brand new French and Asian fusion restaurant right in the hear of Miami Beach inside of the newly opened boutique Greystone Hotel. Order the Sashimi, Hashbrowns, Octopus, Lamb and Salmon. The deserts are delicious as well. This place has the perfect ambience for a romantic date night. Watch this video for more details.
Time Out Miami Market is my favorite in South Beach. Its the perfect place to find someone to eat for everyone. The bar has the best Frozés on the beach and the deep dish pizza will have you ready to move to Miami. This market boast over 10+ restaurants with everything served cafeteria style. You will love it and its only a few blocks away from the beach. Watch this video for more details.
Makoto at Bal harbour Shops is one of my all time favorite restaurants in Miami. This restaurant is located at Bal harbour shops, so after a long day of luxury shopping make a reservation to dine here. Everything is delicious and I do mean everything but I love their skirt steak and vegetable rice. Watch this video for details.
Carbone Miami is another restaurant to see and be seen at on a weekend in Miami Beach. You never know who could be at the next table..hell even Jay Z and Beyonce frequent this spot. It’s some of the best Italian food on the beach. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Download the Resy app and sign up for a few alerts on different days and times during a weekend. Something will always come through!
Swan Miami in the Miami Design District is my favorite for a low-key delicious meal after shopping my heart out in the Miami Design District. My favorite thing on the menu is the octopus, short rib fuccili and branzino. Oh and their signature drink The Swan is delicious and so instagram worthy. Matter of fact, the entire place is instagram worthy and the music is always poppin. Watch this video for details.
Komodo is another favorite eatery of mine in the Brickell area of Miami for a special occasion. It’s always a sexy cool vibe in Komodo and everything on the menu is divine. This place is great for a date night or for a celebration. Put on your best dress and book a table. The last time I was there I was seated next to a few actors from the movie Black Panther. Watch this video for more details.
WHAT TO WEAR
While in Miami I love turning a look, especially when it’s time to head to the beach or out for dinner. During my most recent trip to Miami Beach, I wore a lot of Rat & Boa. I love their sexy slinky dresses and their fun printed swimwear. When it comes to a cool beach look, Thrift and Threads is always my go-to with their amazing Mexican made cut out pieces in fun colors. I also live for a good dress and I usually stock up on colorful vintage dresses from Roberto Cavalli and Jean Paul Gaultier for those dinner nights out in Miami. Head to my Like To Know it account here to shop all the looks I wore in Miami and bookmark that page to shop everything I post on Instagram as well.
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Great post! Very informative. Looking forward to checking out some of the restaurants and hotels. Love love love the YouTube vlogs! I’ve seen them all. Lastly, I’m seriously thinking about coping a pair of those Margiela jeans. So fire!
Love you Monroe. I’m 73 but a very hip fashion conscious lady. Love your style and so proud of you of what you have accomplished and how great you are and beautiful ❤️
MONROE I ENJOY UR TRAVEL POST. IT TAKE THE GUESSING OUT OF WHERE TO STAY AND EAT. PLUS PROVIDES A PRICE POINT AND LINK, WHICH IS SO APPRECIATED. LOVE YOUR STYLE AND LEARN TO TRANSLATE SOME OF UR COLOR COMBO TO MENSWEAR. I LOVE TO SEE US LIVE OUR BEST LIFE.