Ultimately, travel is my way of life. It’s not just a journey, it’s a lifestyle. I enjoy the short-term escape from reality, and sometimes dread the return. My solution? Travel often. - Alexi
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:12:00
Miami for a long weekend? Sure, why not.
Stay: Viceroy. The Pool alone is worth the stay. Largest pool and hot tub in Miami. Beware: Saturday they have a DJ by the pool, it was 50/50 on his playlist. Assume they change up their DJ’s.
Spa: Viceroy. Walking 50 feet from the pool to the spa isn’t so bad. Beautiful two level spa. It had just re-opened when I went- assumed they may had renovated it. After a 90 minute massage I spent the better part of an hour drinking chilled lemon water in the indoor hot tub. They have two hot tubs and a cold plunge. Worth the splurge.
Eat: Zuma in The Epic Hotel. Hands down one of the best meals I’ve had. Living in NYC where there are so many great restaurants, you know checking out Zuma is worth it. Cannot wait for them to open a NYC location.
Eat: Mandolin Aegean Bistro. This spot was recommended by multiple people, all foodies, so my expectations were fairly high. While the ambiance and outdoor seating was beautiful, the food was fine. Not bad, not great. Just fine. I wonder if I maybe ordered the wrong dishes or the kitchen was having an off night.
Overall, great trip- I would do it all over again.