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Christmas in Miami Travel Diary

Miami South Beach Christmas 2022

Miami South Beach Christmas 2022

I’m back again from a mini family vacation with a new Miami vacation diary! We booked a Xmas in Miami vacation and introduced Ollie with us. He’s 11 months aged now and was these a superior boy the total time. We ended up pleasantly stunned to obtain how doggy pleasant Miami is. He was even welcomed into the Loewe keep at the Miami Layout District and was fortunate more than enough to sniff some really sporty sneakers! We had a terrific trip!

Miami Christmas with Ollie

Where We Stayed

This trip we break up our remain at two locations: at an Airbnb in South Beach front and also at The Betsy Resort. This was our initial excursion with Ollie and since it was an extended excursion we weren’t rather confident if he would be okay in a hotel space but he was a extremely superior boy, even with all the new town noises! We could have stayed at a resort with him the total vacation.

The Betsy Lodge has been on my list for a though and we booked a King Suite which was very spacious for South Beach. We had a definitely enjoyable keep! Out of all the inns we’ve stayed at this was one of the finest boutique accommodations we have tried using. Super sweet, very clear, excellent meals, welcoming employees – it practically felt like a house away from residence. They are puppy pleasant and gave Ollie treats in the lobby.

The Betsy Hotel South Beach

The Betsy Hotel South Beach Ollie Cavapoo

The Betsy Hotel South Beach - Sabrina beautylookbook

Miami Eats

Rosetta Bakery South Beach on Collins

Both Andrew and I enjoy fantastic meals and Miami has no scarcity of amazing areas to attempt. South Seaside is our preferred place to continue to be simply because there is so a great deal within just walking length.

Breakfast Locations

Rosetta Bakery South Beach

We enjoy Rosetta Bakery and Shepherd Artisan Espresso – they are proper next to each and every other! They equally have a few areas all through Miami, we really like the just one ideal in the coronary heart of South Beach front in in between 9th and 10th.

Strawberry Moon at The Goodtime Lodge was a disappointment this time. I’m not certain if it was just an off working day when we frequented. It was much greater the initially time we frequented more than a 12 months back. This time the foods was not as superior and company was very disappointing.

Inexperienced Avenue Café in Coconut Grove is a pleasurable for a relaxed breakfast practically diner-style cafe. Pleasantly shocked by the food items! We have been seated right absent even although it was packed. Rapid services and pleasurable people today looking at.

The Salty Donut is a person of our preferred donut retailers. It is not actually a breakfast place but we like to pick up coffee and donuts listed here. They’re opening more retailers all the time in different metropolitan areas. A several in Tampa are opening up in the new calendar year and we are enthusiastic!

The Betsy Resort has a pleasant breakfast and lunch place in the lobby space. Lodge food stuff can be hit or overlook in South Seaside, but we experienced a handful of genuinely wonderful comforting foods right here! Ollie had some scrambled eggs which he actually cherished.

Miami Eats Mandolin, Doya


This journey I managed to ebook a desk at Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the Style District and it was exceptionally very good. Will 100% be again once more.

Taquiza Tacos is 1 of Andrew’s beloved taco spots. I favor Bodega Tacos, but both of those are excellent and undoubtedly worth examining out.

La Sandwicherie South Seaside and Wynwood is one particular of our favourite sandwich places. We always acquire their signature vinaigrette sauce and pickles to take dwelling with us.

Mr. Baguette in Wynwood is a newer spot we tried and beloved! They have fresh sandwiches and mouth watering pastries and a tremendous lovable inside.

Miami Eats - Mr. Baguette Wynwood


Joe’s Stone Crab Takeaway is normally exciting. They don’t have the full menu like the cafe but the assortment is still extremely great and I normally get their Angel Food items Chocolate Chip Cake to go with the chocolate mousse.

Makoto Bal Harbour is a person of our beloved supper places. It was on my need to-take a look at record yet again considering the fact that we had such a good experience listed here. We went once again and everything in this article is astounding. Loads of entertaining persons watching in this article as well!

Doya Wynwood is new to us and we 10/10 loved it. We went pretty early so we did not need to have reservations but I very advocate scheduling them just in circumstance. This was just one of Andrew’s favorites and it’s in my Top 5. Wonderful ambiance, welcoming provider, incredible food items. It is been a whilst given that we had Turkish Espresso and this spot has it, it is just like the genuine deal.

1-800-Fortunate Wynwood is a fun food stuff court with seven Asian restaurants in one particular spot. We love this put for good meals, pleasurable atmosphere and quick company. They have the Taiyaki NYC Japanese Ice Product below way too.

Stubborn Seed is a person of the ideal dining establishments we have at any time experimented with. Reservations are a must and this time we booked the Chef’s Tasting Menu which is a prefix food. High priced but it is a extremely unique expertise you will not forget. This was our second time here and it is unbelievable.

Miami Eats Makoto and 1-800-Lucky

Beach, Purchasing and Sights

South Beach Boardwalk

Miami Ollie and Sabrina

We expended a great deal of time walking or biking on the boardwalk with Ollie for a enjoyable time. We also expended some time at the seaside on our possess as canine are not authorized on beach locations in South Beach front. For enjoyment things and sight-viewing we drove to Critical Biscayne but it ended up remaining wet and windy so we primarily stayed in the motor vehicle. We will definitely go again when it is warmer and sunny!

Bal Harbour Shops Christmas

Browsing is so significantly enjoyment in Miami. We stopped at Bal Harbour Stores which lovely. I picked up something exclusive from Goyard and a couple items at Saks and Neimans which include the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Shimmering Entire body Oil (nonetheless offered at

Bal Harbour Miami

Dior Beauty Saks Bal Harbour

We also stopped by the Style District for extra procuring and I splurged on a couple of issues from Celine and Loewe. There’s so a lot to check out in this article like the Creed Boutique, Celine, Loewe, Bottega and more!

Design District Miami

Design District Miami

Celine Store Miami

Miami Design District

Ollie Cavapoo

We also frequented Superblue Miami which is an immersive light knowledge. It was just ok for me and I do not know that I would endorse it as a will have to-pay a visit to practical experience. The Van Gogh Immersive Expertise (comparable design and style of an immersive practical experience) we visited on a former excursion was a lot far more exciting for us. If your time is confined in Miami I consider there are much better much more fascinating sites to stop by like the Frost Science Museum or Vizcaya Gardens.

Superblue Art Miami

Superblue Miami

South Beach Miami
Miami Coconut Grove

Ollie and Sabrina

That wraps up my Miami vacation diary! There is so much to examine and we can’t wait to go back. This future yr we hope to vacation extra now that we’re more self-confident Ollie will be able to travel with us really a lot anyplace.

Did you journey any place this previous 12 months or during the holiday seasons? Wherever did you vacation to or check out? Would love to listen to about your adventures if you were capable to journey!