TGIF everyone!! We have a super special blogpost today to celebrate summer, sun, and fun! As many of you know, we recently launched Boutique Bachelorette offering some super cute bachelorette swag that you can order directly online! In our designs, we focused on some popular bachelorette destination cities…one of which is one of our all time faves, MIAMI!
We also are kind of OBSESSED with the “Florida” themed bachelorette swag bag design as well..It’s got a little Miami mixed with a little Lilly Pulitzer…just our speed!!
Anyway, so you’ve got the swag bags down for all your girls…so we thought not why not share some of our favorite activities, restaurants, and things to do! If you follow us on Intagram, then you know we frequent South Beach quite often, so here is a little list of all our favorite Miami Hot Spots that we think would be perfect for a South Beach Girls Weekend or Miami Bachelorette Party!
The Delano is a 100% must see hotel with magnificent interiors and white on white decorating scheme, which allows purchase of a day pass for the pool only on Sundays. But we prefer it mainly for cocktails at the outside back bar. There is a very lively night scene and you get a little bit more pomp and sophistication with lounge seating and cabanas, rather than the scantily clad nightclub scene Miami is often known for. Recommended for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights although any time we are in town, we find ourselves right back HERE any night of the week!
2. Rec Room
Remember when we said scantily clad night clubs? Well then you have the Rec Room. The Rec Room is located directly across Collins Avenue from The Delano and below the Betsy Hotel. Don’t let the facade of a plain stucco wall fool you…it is full of late night shenanigans and fun, and recommended after one too many cocktails at the Delano. The clientele is more upscale than other clubs, but lets be honest, it is still a club that opens at 2 am (give or take)! They also have incredible DJs that play the best old school mixes combined with current hits. Think Beyonce mixed with Toto. It’s AHHH–MAZING.
Cecconi’s is located inside the Soho House which is typically referred to as Beach House. It is hands down one of the most beautiful restaurants we have ever seen and the food is PHENOMENAL. You literally feel like you stepped into Italy with old wood, twinkle lights, and bread and olive oil and ricotta at every turn. This is pretty much my slice of heaven and would be such a fun place for a bachelorette dinner with all your besties!!! You MUST eat here..no excuses. 🙂
The Matador Room is located inside the Edition Hotel and is a see and be seen type of place. They have phenomenal food (it’s a Jean-Georges restaurant) with a great party atmosphere. After dinner head down to the Edition Night Club where they offer bowling, of course dancing, and even ice skating!
5. Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive is filled with tourists from all over and every restaurant you walk by will harass you with some sort of 2 for 2 special and drinks the size of your head. It is FANTASTIC people watching and your jaws will drop. We recommend The Clevelander for bar food and a dose of Lady Gaga type girls dancing while you eat potato skins after a long night out.
For us southerners, this restaurant is a little home cooking mixed with a Miami trendy vibe and fantastic cocktails. We highly recommend the shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese..need we say more? A great place to start the evening before a night of partying!
7. SLS, Hyde Nightclub
SLS is one of the larger hotels on Collins Avenue and is right beside number one on our list, The Delano. We have heard there is a big pool party scene here if you are into that (we are not)! Sunday is supposedly the day to go and get bottle service by the pool. We prefer the Hyde Nightclub which we are a little too old for, but with our shoulders back and stomachs sucked in, we can slide right in on a good day! HA!
8. BIg Pink
Big Pink is where everyone in South Beach crawls to in the morning, or late night for that matter. It is big, and it is pink, and the meals are enormous. We recommend splitting items, and they have something for everyone. You will definitely have to wait on the weekends, but trust us…it is worth it. They have great delivery (in pink VW bugs..so fitting) as well, and are open 24 hours.
The Standard Hotel & Spa is a hotel known for its day spa and pool area. We recently discovered that if you get a spa treatment over a certain amount (I believe it is $150), then you get a free pool pass for the day. They have lounge chairs everywhere, drinks out of coconuts, and the spa is AMAZING. There is also a lunch spot by the pool that is fabulous for after your facial or massage! Rose all day!
10. Espanola Way
Espanola Way has an atmosphere solely its own, when it comes to Miami. It is a little Spanish style, cobblestone area just off of Washington that is pedestrian only. Our favorite spot is the Italian restaurant, Hosteria Romana which is bustling with tourists, vino, and amazing pasta dishes!
And there you have it! Miami has so much to offer and so many amazing restaurants and bars, so you cannot go wrong! We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend…now book those Miami Bachelorettes!