Last week we flew out to Miami to catch the end of Miami Swim Week and to enjoy one of our favorite vacation spots. Although I’m now an American Citizen, I was born to two Russian natives living in Cuba (my father worked as a Spanish translator in Havana for 3 years). I’m not sure if spending the first 3 years of my life on a tropical island has something to do with it, but I truly love Miami and the Florida Keys. I love the humidity, the hot weather, the bright colors and the general beach-life vibe. It’s no wonder Sam and I make it a point to come to Miami and the Keys at least once a year. It’s also why we ended up eloping in Key West.
This trip we decided to do something different. We usually rent a beautiful apartment in South Beach and spend most of our time at the Miami Soho House (my favorite Soho House property in the States). However after a rather unpleasant experience with an AirBnb host in Paris and the companies’ less than thrilling customer service we decided to stay in a hotel instead. After doing some research we settled on The Standard Spa in Miami Beach. I have to say we were not disappointed. The hotel is well appointed, the grounds are lovely, and the infinity pool was beautiful (it’s an adults only hotel so that was a rather nice change of pace). The best part was the incredible staff who were extremely attentive and even gave us an amazing upgrade simply because we treaded them with kindness and respect (I never pull the “influencer” card). The only small downside was that it’s not on a beach but it does have docks where you can jump into the warm ocean any time you want. I’ll have a few more photos of the hotel in later posts, for now here’s a glimpse into our first morning there.
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