Miami Vibes…

I like to think of Miami as the paradise of the United States. Being the east coast girl that I am – I don’t have easy access to tropical like weather, white sands and crystal blue waters. So when my boyfriend decided to take me to Miami for my 30th birthday, I was more than ready for a quick escape before the winter accompanied by cold winds and snow, take over my life for the next few months.

Miami is a place many people go to party, soak up the sun, and feel good. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy with friends, family, and your boo thang. I’m fortunate enough to have been to Miami on more than one occasion, and each trip is a little different than the last. Going with my boyfriend was definitely something new, and I loved it. Instead of partying into all hours of the night nonstop – I really got a chance to relax and enjoy my birthday. I have to say, it was truly an amazing time! Here are some of my favorite moments…


My Trip

1. The Hotel of South Beach

We stayed at this super cute hotel. Upon checking in, the staff was so welcoming and helpful. When they found out it was my birthday – they instantly offered to upgrade my room to a suite. Loved it! Not only that, I fell in love with their rooftop pool and bar. On our last day, we spent the entire day there. It was so relaxing and fun and the 2 for 1 drink specials made it that much better!


2. Wynwood District

OMG can I just say how much I love Wynwood! It is literally a blogger’s dream. The photo opps are endless! No honestly, South Beach is cool but Wynwood is definitely where the cool kids go. From the endless street art and murals, to the super cute and hip cafes and restaurants, and funky art galleries it was the highlight of my trip.


3. The Villa – Casa Casuarina

Otherwise known as the Versace Mansion. Boyfriend did an amazing job surprising me for my birthday dinner at Gianni’s! I mean – who doesn’t love Versace? The space and decor was to die for! Even better – we had the entire place to ourselves while we enjoyed a delicious meal. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. My 30th birthday dinner was definitely one for the books.


Well guys that pretty much sums up my trip! If you haven’t been to Miami in a while, I’d def suggest going. Who doesn’t love a little fun in the sun?

If you’ve been to Miami, let me know what you love about it in the comments below!

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  • Reply
    October 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I’m from Miami, born and raised so it’s always interesting to hear other people’s perspectives of my city! Lol. I love Miami, always will. Can’t wait to get back and enjoy some of the things you mentioned. I’m glad you enjoyed your 30th birthday beautiful! You deserve it!!


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      Monique Elise
      October 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks boo! Yes Miami is always a good time. Anywhere with nice weather and a beach is a win for me!

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    October 26, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Happy belated birthday😊 I ‘ve lived in Miami a few times in the past but you managed to he’ll me see it and feel it again for the first time. Thanks so much. This is a sweet piece.

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      Monique Elise
      October 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Aww thanks so much Tamara!! So happy you liked my post, thanks for reading!

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    October 27, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    wow, your pictures are gorgeous. Really seems like a time well spent. What a lovely resent he got you, very lovely

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      Monique Elise
      October 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Marianne,

      Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed my post xoxo

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    October 27, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Gorgeous pics! I love me some Miami. Every time I TRY to leave and live somewhere else, I still end up here, lol.

    Great way to capture the city!

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      Monique Elise
      October 28, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you!! Yes I really like it. South Beach is ok but I’m definitely into exploring the entire city!!

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    October 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

    what beautiful pictures. Would love to go one day..

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      Monique Elise
      November 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you so much! You should def go!

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    October 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Miami is on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing this. Great pics.

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      Monique Elise
      November 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Donne’ ! I’d say go for it! Thanks for reading xoxo

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    October 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I adored all your pictures! What a great post. It made me want to be in Miami like right now lol Thanks for sharing, the blog and the photos were awesome.

    Kimberly Love
    Author of Upcoming book, You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine,
    http://www.kimmilove.com, http://www.instagram.com/kimmiloveauthor, http://www.facebook.com/kimmilovetheauthor, http://www.twitter.com/kimmiloveauthor

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      Monique Elise
      November 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Hey Kimberly! Thank you so much! Now that it is so cold I’m itching to go back lol

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    October 29, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Love it!
    I haven’t been to Miami in years- this definitely makes me want to go back!
    & happy belated birthday!!!

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      Monique Elise
      November 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Yassss! Thanks boo!

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    November 17, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Happy Belated Birthday! I was just in Miami the week before you. I never made it to Wynwood and I’m bummed. Next time for sure!

    • Reply
      Monique Elise
      November 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Aww thanks girl! Yes definitely make it out there next time. It is so chill and a really good time. xoxo

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