Roadtrip Miami to Key West: where to stop, go, and eat

Robbie's Islamorada

The perfect roadtrip is one with great vistas, exciting pitstops, and not having to worry about time. It is that ultimate feeling of freedom and being carefree and relaxed. My roadtrip from Miami to Key West encompassed all of the mentioned and was therefore the best roadtrip ever. The drive down from Miami to Key West takes 4 hours straight. My itinerary - with plenty of stops, photo opportunities and even a two-hour beach visit - took 10 hours. There's nothing I would've wanted to miss so … [Read more...]

Touring Miami’s Art Deco District

Art Deco District Miami

When you think about Miami, you automatically think about South Beach's Historical Art Deco District. Miami's Art Deco District is boasting with colorful facades, intricate architectural details and interesting decor elements. A visit to Miami Beach therefore calls for at least half a day of exploring and taking in the typical retro architecture that transports you back to a bygone era. The district concentrates between 5th Street and 23rd Street, along Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington … [Read more...]

Best lunch spot in Coconut Grove Miami

My favourite lunch spot in Coconut Grove Miami is hands down the Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latin Grill. After a 4 hour drive up from Key West, it was the first restaurant I spotted and walked up to from my hotel in Coconut Grove. The outside terrace was packed, and after a glance at the dishes served, and a peek inside their tropical decor, I was convinced this would be good. It was more than good, it was fantastic!  First, the ambiance is great! The Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar is just … [Read more...]

Inside the Tides South Beach Hotel

The Tides South Beach Hotel

By now you all know I have a soft spot and fascination for design hotels. So when you say South Beach Miami, the number one hotel that comes to mind has to be the Tides Hotel. This hotel is legendary, and has been around for decades as one of the most elegant and sophisticated beachfront hotels in the USA. It was constructed in the art deco era, to be exact in 1936, by legendary architect L. Murray Dixon. The art deco movement was characterized by simple clean lines and forms, pastels, black and … [Read more...]

Must-see in Miami: The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables

Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables

Old world glamour at its finest...that is the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami. Reason enough for me to pay it a visit and immerse myself in what was once the jetsetter's favourite go-to for flaunting and strutting in their bathing suits. The drive towards the Biltmore Hotel is also a treat. Coral Gables is a beautiful, upper-class suburban city with broad tree-lined streets, impressive mansions, and high-end shops. It is the Beverly Hills of Miami you could say. As I drove past the … [Read more...]

Hotspot Miami: LuLu in Coconut Grove

Lulu Coconut Grove

While in Miami my favourite neighbourhood restaurant in Coconut Grove was Lulu. For one, I love the name since it is my own nickname. But mostly I loved it because of the fantastic food and cocktails, and the excellent location and friendly vibes. The outside terrace is always packed and that's no surprise because it's a perfect spot for people watching on the corner of Commodore Plaza. Whether you go there for weekend brunch, lunch or dinner, the vibe is always fun and friendly. At night the … [Read more...]

Top 3 Best Beaches in the lower Florida Keys

Sombrero Beach

When heading down to the Keys also be prepared for the lack of many pristine beaches. It is therefore wise to read up on where to find them which I obviously did. Consequently I had 3 wonderful sun-filled afternoons at the beach and all of them were pretty and up to my standards. And believe me, my beach standards are quite high. So, let's reveal? (No time to read? Scroll down to the 160 seconds video!) Sombrero Beach at Marathon My personal favourite beach is Sombrero Beach in … [Read more...]