So it's not the norm for me the start typing mid way through a Week on 35mm but this one needed it as I needed to throw in some specific recommendations for what we got up to in Miami. As you most likely are aware of by now, I spent last week in sunny sunny Miami, drinking a lot of Mai Tai's and singing a lot of Will Smith too (obvs). We spent five nights there which was the perfect amount of time - I know that it's kind of a long flight for a short time, but by the time we left we spent like we had seen enough of Miami so I wouldn't be itching to go back for longer than that. We stayed in two hotels over those nights. First up was The Betsy, part of the Small Luxury Hotels Group, which is located right on Ocean Drive so cannot be beaten for the location. It was gorgeous with amazing rooms and a restaurant right on the street which was amazing for soaking up the atmosphere - plus the rooftop pool is perfect for making the most of that amazing city/beach/Jesus wept it is so hot Miami vibe. From there we spent three nightw at Circa 39, set a little further back from Ocean Drive. It was a very Florida hotel which I personally loved, super friendly staff and a lovely little pool which we spent a lot of time chilling out by. Again, the rooms were a really good size and there was still lots within walking distance despite it not being quite as in the thick of it at the Betsy. I would 100% stay at both again, but for different reasons. The Betsy wins on luxury, but Circa 39 wins that authentic Florida vibe.
We ate some amazing meals too and I wanted to throw a little list of recommendations your way. Get ready for this; for a gorgeous romantic dinner (Linds and I always fit in a romantic dinner on trips, eagerly waiting for the day she proposes but she hasn't yet, the bitch) is Amara at Paraiso, amazing cocktails and delicious but very rich food so don't over oder. Miam in Wynwood for brunch, Wynwood is well worth the visit but you don't need too long there, and I imagine walking around there in high summer would be unbearably hot so go as early as possible. Macchinalina was an AMAZING Italian, a bit more expensive than most Italian places but the food was delicious so well worth it. Finally, Michael's Genuine Food and Drink was incredible too, huge portions (typical of America) so if I was go go again I would get a starter and share a main as neither Linda or I finished our mains, and we both have big appetites so it really is saying something.
Anyway, I shall leave you all with lots of photos but you are ever planning a trip to anywhere I have visited you can always message me and I will do my best to get back to you!