Yep, Gianni Versace’s mansion. Before our trip to Miami, we were looking for somewhere special to celebrate my Mum’s big birthday. We had also become obsessed with The Assassination of Gianni Versace. These two seemingly unrelated elements led to us discovering that Versace’s former house on Ocean Drive had been converted into a hotel and restaurant … More Gianni’s at The Villa, South Beach
We are not into the exciting, energetic South Beach – sure it’s nice to visit, but when it comes to finding activities to fill our days, we’d much rather have a bit of peace and quiet. Surfside and the surrounding area meets that expectation perfectly, so we went back to the same hotel(ish) for the … More Surfside and the North
What do you think when you read the words “Miami Beach”? Turquoise waves, beautiful sandy beaches, blue skies – am I close? That’s certainly what you get when you Google image search, and is definitely the experience we had both in 2016 and 2017. 2018? Not so much. More like grey skies with some ever-so-slightly … More Miami in the Rain
A few months ago, Mum decided she want to treat me and my brother to a ‘do-nothing’ holiday, and asked my opinion on where we should go. The first place that came to mind was Surfside, Florida after falling in love with it last year. I knew my Mum would love it – she’s a … More Returning to Surfside, FL
Surfside was perfect for us and we could have happily stayed in that area the whole holiday, but we did think we should make the effort to go to the more touristy area at least once. And South Beach is very touristy. It was a bit of a culture shock, going from the 5 people … More There are no straight maids in South Beach
Despite wanting to spend 24 hours a day in our glorious hotel, we did manage to drag ourselves away on a couple of occasions. We were mostly worried about the rain storms that threatened to spoil our trip, but aside from Saturday afternoon, the promised bad weather didn’t appear (much like our New York stay, … More I heard the rainstorms ain’t nothin to mess with
We have just returned from such a ridiculously blissful holiday in Surfside, Miami. So blissful, that I almost immediately loaded up Google Flights when we got back home to figure out when we’re able to go back. We essentially did nothing for 85% of the time, but we did nothing in one of the … More ¡Bienvenidos a Miami!