Monday, August 30, 2010

Good Times in Miami!

Walking down the memory lane of this summer's stay in South Beach, Miami Beach. Had so much fun there! If you ever consider going there, here's the list:

We stayed at Catalina Beach Club and were very happy about that. Great service, comfortable beds, and free drinks at all the bars every night from 7-8 p.m. Located just perfect on Collins, just few minutes from the beach (free sun beds, not umbrellas...).

There are some good shops along Collins Avenue from 7th. street. (streets are organized nicely, just like  New York), ranging from upscale Intermix and Barneys to Urban Outfitters, Sephora and the like. If you're looking for something more unique, switch to its parallel street - Washington Avenue.

Lincoln Road is another area that is part of the Miami Beach experience. Us Norwegians would call this a pedestrian zone, Americans say it's an Outdoor Mall. Oh well - lots of stores, boutiques and sidewalk cafés make up this walking friendly road. After Ocean Drive, this is probably the best place for people watching! Sit down at Taste D'lite, enjoy your "ice cream that isn't an ice cream but tastes like it" and soak up all kinds of styles. Playing the mind game "fake or real?" will keep you occupied for a while:)
Here you will also find Ultra, which is great for cosmetics and hair care (I managed to spend almost two hours here checking out all the good stuff that is SO inexpensive compared to Norway).

South Beach is all about clubbing and Hip hotel pool parties. For the latter, you should check out Delano, the über chic hotel designed by Lenny Kravitz. The pool area is so cool that you'll stop care about the overpriced cocktails.
For more fun, Washington Avenue houses many of the great clubs, like Cameo.

Beach Life
Life is a Beach - and very enjoyable on South Beach. Make sure to hire an umbrella and pile on with sunscreen to avoid ending up like this.

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