A quick-guide to everyone's favorite Florida getaway.
Lush lace off-the-shoulder top, (similar here), Vintage scarf, American Apparel cutoff shorts, Forever 21 straw panama hat, Lenny Niemeyer crochet bikini, Gasoline Glamour gold sunglasses, Crap Eyewear Glitter sunglasses, Lime box clutch (similar here), Cocobelle Gili wrap sandals c/o L*Space. Shot by Erica Lavelanet at The Raleigh Hotel, South Beach.
Let's say, hypothetically, that you have only 24 hours to do everything you want to do in Miami. Where to even start? What to even do? I had an entire agenda planned out when I went last month for a quick weekend getaway with Erica, but let's be honest, everything gets tossed out the window after a few nights of partying...
So even though I didn't get to do everything on my list, I've compiled a quick recap of what I wanted to do for your viewing pleasure. And if you're looking to just laze around tanning, I can recommend no better place than The Raleigh, pictured above. It's where we spent most of our last, sun-drenched afternoon in complete bliss poolside, to the detriment of the rest of our plans. But in the end I have no regrets! Let's be honest, Miami's not going anywhere. Any other recos? Leave em in the comments below!
The Marcy Stop's 24-hour Miami Guide
• Breakfast w/ a View: Start the morning off with breakfast poolside at The Raleigh hotel. The art deco pool and classic decor make for some fab photos, plus you can lounge around a little after your meal.
• A Cultural Stroll: Walk South down Collins to Ocean, and take it down to the Art Deco district to check out the unique architecture and vibe. National Geographic has a cool walking tour of the area if you're into it. You can also check out The Webster on your way, a luxe concept store that will have you drooling over its collections.
• Seafood Snackin: Need a little midday bite? Keep heading South to Joe's Stone Crab's takeout shop on Washington near 1st Street to grab some amazing fresh seafood and some wine for a fraction of the price (and wait)! You can even bring it to the beach to eat.
• Let's Get Arty: Take a cab to the mainland to check out Miami's hot new Contemporary Art museum, PAMM. Nevermind the artwork and exhibits... the stunning views and architecture itself are reason enough to go.
• The Brooklyn of Miami: Since you're already on the mainland, grab another cab and have it drop you in Wynwood, Miami's up-and-coming arts district. Just tell the driver you're heading to Wynwood Walls. After you explore the ample street art, head to Wood Tavern across the street for a beer and to explore its multi-purpose indoor-outdoor space, or wander down NW 2nd Ave to check out the various stores and galleries that have popped up along the way.
• Fusion Fix: When you're ready for dinner, grab a cab up to Gigi, one of my favorite pan-Asian eateries nearby. Try the cornbread. It never disappoints.
• Sweet Speakeasy: When you're ready to head back to South Beach, swing by Bodega on 16th Street. What looks like an unassuming late-night taco joint also houses a secret bar/club in back, accessible through a small corridor on the right when you enter. Just don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!