I am officially on what I’ve begun calling “the wedding circuit” – a term that accurately represents my new social life – an unending stream of occasions, cocktail parties, brunches and weekend trips all in celebration of my friends’ weddings. In all seriousness though, what better excuse does one have for non-stop, mini vacations than the celebration of other peoples’ impending matrimony? I can’t think of one.
Last weekend it was off to Miami to celebrate a dear friend and have some serious fun in the sun. I hadn’t been to “the city where the heat is on” in quite a few years and my return was better than I could have imagined.
Personal highlights included a sun soaked Saturday brunch of Avocado Eggs at Cecconi’s at the Soho Beach House followed by an afternoon of lounging on the beach. I also tasted the most unbelievable macaroni and cheese (and fried chicken) to ever hit my lips at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. In fact, we ate so much it was only fitting that we danced off the calories at Rec Room, a great spot for old-school music and new-school people watching.
I’m not sure if it’s the fact that everyone is in a sort of 1920′s frenzy due to the recent release of The Great Gatsby or what, but I was pretty much dying over South Beach’s signature art deco aesthetic everywhere I turned, which served as a consummate reminder that all things deco-inspired, whether it’s jewelry, fashion or architecture, are simply divine.