I’ve just come back from a weekend in Miami with my sisters. When I was pregnant with my second daughter, I was feeling fat and depressed, and my sister took me on a vacation to Palm Beach. That same sister is now pregnant with her second child, feeling fat and depressed, so I took her on a vacation to Miami. I use to work at a hotel company and after all of the traveling have created a list of favorite features that make an amazing hotel room. I love bright, spacious bathrooms with tall mirrors and strong water pressure.
I love an amazing view from the bed. I love balconies. The Mandarin Oriental Miami has all of my loves.
My brother sent a Sherry Lehmann package of amazing champagne to celebrate. It brought one of my favorite places in NY to our sisters weekend in Florida.
We had Sunday brunch at the Biltmore Hotel.
I ate all of my favorites, eggs benedict, caviar, raw oysters, sashimi. It was glorious.
The hotel was so grand.
The views were breathtaking. Grouchy Husband and I were in Miami last year and he golfed at the Biltmore Hotel.
It was hard to leave but we were so full and just wanted to go back to our hotel and lay at the pool.
One night we ate at Mandolin, an amazing Greek restaurant in the up-and-coming Fashion District.
It was my youngest sister’s first time in Miami so we had to visit South Beach. I’ve always stayed on the beach in all my previous trips to Miami but this time wanted a more laid back vacation, away from the crowds and lots of young skinny people (request from my pregnant sister). We saw Rev Run at our hotel and that made our laid back vacation feel really cool.
I missed Joe’s Stone Crab the last time in Miami so made sure to eat here this time.
We are completely different. If we weren’t sisters, we probably wouldn’t be friends. Blessed to be family.
Cheers to an awesome weekend with my sisters,
The Dumpling Mama xo