City Guide: South Beach + Giveaway

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This trip to Miami was definitely one of my favorites to date. From the Vogue Brasil lunch at the Edition to the Mara Hoffman show at the Versace Mansion to hanging poolside at the Ritz for my birthday, I am having a hard time picking a favorite moment! Below are a few of the highlights from my trip & recommendations should you find yourself planning a trip to South Beach.
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Beachcraft // Located at 1 hotel South Beach, expect great service & farm to table cuisine. The truffle pizza is a must try.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro // The perfect way to spend the evening in Greece – no plane ticket necessary. A super quaint atmosphere perfect for a romantic date night. Make sure to order the rose sangria.
Il Gabbiano // Christian took me here for a birthday dinner I will never forget! It is a true dining experience with impeccable service. Make sure to take a stroll down by Biscayne Bay.
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1 Hotel South Beach // This hotel is a blend of beachy – ecofriendly perfection. Complimentary Tesla car service & a workshop to build custom plant terrariums.
The Miami Beach EDITION // From the delicious food at the Matador Room to night club & bowling alley in the Basement, once you get to this gorgeous beach front property there really isn’t any reason to leave. If you hit the bar make sure you try “The Pineapple”.
The Ritz-Carlton // Old school service with a smile. Highlights include the amazing amenities at the spa & the adorable beach cruiser bikes. PS* The views from the Penthouse suite are breathtaking.
AC Hotel Miami Beach // A clean, modern, and budget friendly space situated just across the street from the beach.
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ShopThePost RVCA two blocks up dress (love it in black) | VINCE allison leather slide sandal (similar for only $54 here)  | SAM EDELMAN fit & flare dress (also available here) | GIGI NEW YORK fold over clutch | JACK ROGERS lauren flats | KARINA GRIMALDI black maxi | KAREN WALKER sunglasses | TORY BURCH kira pink cross-body | SANCTUARY CLOTHING white lace dress (also here) | ZARA off the shoulder dress (similar) | ST. TROPEZ gradual tan for body & face oil

Check out my other City Guides here.


Speaking of travel, this DVF voyage tote is going to be one of my go-to bags for fall, and it can be for you too! Today DVF is giving away this bag to one lucky reader. Simply follow the instructions below to enter & good luck!

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  • August 23, 2015 - 1:53 pm

    Brazen Brunette - Thanks for this great city guide! I'm actually heading to South Beach in a couple months for a bachelorette party so loved reading about your favorite spots. Definitely checking out that Greek place, Rose Sangria has my name all over it :)

    xoxo Nicole


  • August 23, 2015 - 2:36 pm

    Stevie - Oh if I won this bag it would be going everywhere with me haha Perfect fall bag- love it!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    Kim - I have two trips planned – one to Palm Springs and this would be the perfect accessory!!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 6:21 pm

    Bob Taylor - I would take this bag with me everywhere! I love how hefty it is! ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 6:35 pm

    Lisa T - I would love to take this when I go on day trips!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 9:00 pm

    Angelika - Because I travel a lot between the city where I go to university to and my home town (which is 3 hrs bus drive and ferry ride away), this DVF Voyage bag would be perfect one to fit my things into! :)ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    latanya t - To visit my family and to work. ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 10:04 pm

    Caitlyn S. - if I won, which I really hope I do because haven't won anything in long while, I would take this bag to watch hill, RI before they close for the season. I would take it down to cape cod a few more times, down to my uncles boat and shopping. I am not sure where else I would take it but because I have a 2 year old and tons of stuff to carry around for her and work, I am sure it would be taken many places! ty for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 10:05 pm

    Jen - I adore this tote! I'm actually heading to Dallas this September and it looks like the perfect carry-on! I'm a sucker for a cute AND useful bag!

    xo jen
    skyscrapers & palm treesReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2015 - 11:37 pm

    Channy Walker - Austria in November :)ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 12:14 am

    E (E Kay) - I would bring it with me to Fashion WeekReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 1:30 am

    poetryinleaves - a trip to illinois :)ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 1:50 am

    Shira - Love this tote! Would carry it all over NYC and use for everything from work to a day out!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 1:56 am

    Abigail Barge - I would LOVE to take this DVF tote on my honeymoon to Tulum, Mexico coming up. :)ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 1:58 am

    Serena - adorable! I would bring it to Palm Springs :)ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 2:02 am

    Christy DuBois - What a neat bag!! It would go with me on each and every adventure that I foresee of my many adventures to Oxford to take my freshman daughter this or that in her learning to live independently on her on-many prayers needed!! Thanks for this opportunity. ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 2:48 am

    sophschrader - this would be the chicest bag to take to class everyday!

  • August 24, 2015 - 9:59 am

    DarijaXO - Shopping in Vienna.ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 11:37 am

    Debbie - Incredible photos along with afantastic gift! fingers crossed!! xoxo


  • August 24, 2015 - 3:22 pm

    Sean C - Most definitely when visiting my in-laws in Atlanta during Fall Season and up North for our annual Fall drive and mini vacation with the husband.ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm

    Alina Conn - I'd take this everywhere! Gorgeous bag! I do have an all girl's trip in early November and I'd love to take this with me. ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 3:45 pm

    Kayley - I'd use the tote to carry all my must-haves when I'm cycling. :)ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 4:49 pm

    Elizabeth B - I am going to the beach in September, New England in October, and possibly Florida in November! ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 6:27 pm

    Melanie Fee - LOVE this tote & all your fab adventures! So I'm thinking this uber cute tote could be one adorable mama/diaper/camera/everything bag & go everywhere from the grocery store to the beach, to besties day out (aka shopping) wink! Thanks for the sweet chance! xxReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 6:28 pm

    Melanie Fee - LOVE this tote & all your fab adventures! So I'm thinking this uber cute tote could be one adorable mama/diaper/camera/everything bag & go everywhere from the grocery store to the beach, to besties day out (aka shopping) wink! Thanks for the sweet chance! xxReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 7:20 pm

    Patti - We don't have any trips planned right now, but I can certainly plan some just to use this lovely bag! Of course, I can always carry it on a fun shopping spree!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    Jacy - Your trip looked amazing! I would use this tote as a carry-on for my next vacation, as well as a weekender bag to visit friends in KC, Nashville & more!


  • August 24, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    sandyhills x - I would love to take it on an outdoor concert – shaunie ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 12:17 am

    laroyal - I would take this bag on my vacation to Nashville, TN in October! ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 10:10 am

    Sabrina & Sara - I would take this bag everywhere! It's a beautiful, classic bag with a lots of spaceReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm

    Megan Zuchowski - I'd take this all over, everywhere with me! It's so prettyReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 11:22 pm

    AJ - I will take it with me as I explore my new home, Barcelona ( :ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 11:26 pm

    Nikki - I will take it with me on a trip to Denver. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2015 - 2:08 am

    Hob Jen - I want to go on a train trip this fall so I would take the DVF Voyage bag on that adventure.ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2015 - 3:45 am

    Ellen - I would take this on my Las Vegas trip this fall.ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2015 - 5:32 am

    Karla R. - I would take it to my California trip!ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2015 - 11:52 pm

    Meghan Malicoat - It I won this bag would be part of my everyday adventures.ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 2:17 am

    Emily W. - I am actually going to Miami for the first time soon, and I would love to bring this bag! DVF is my style spirit animal :). I'm so excited to head to Miami now after seeing all the fun you had!ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2015 - 7:22 pm

    608kendall - If I won, I would take it with me everywhere. Some of the things I'm hoping to do this fall are go to my first Citadel football game and up to Charlotte for a Panthers game.ReplyCancel

  • August 30, 2015 - 2:36 am

    Kimberly - I would take this with me everywhere! It looks like the perfect “mom” bag for me. ReplyCancel

  • August 30, 2015 - 7:49 am

    Priscilla S. - I would take it everywhere! And it would be perfect for my San Diego getaway.ReplyCancel

  • August 30, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Eshee Desu - I seldom travel, so I'd definitely just take it to University since my fall semester is starting from September and this bag is all that I'd need! ReplyCancel

  • October 10, 2015 - 10:47 pm

    cassie {hi sugarplum} - Hi cutie! Thanks so much for sharing Mary Summers with me! I’ve shot with her a few times, and I’m addicted to her already! We’re headed to Miami next month…curious if you used a photographer there? And dying over your Med cruise!ReplyCancel

    • October 14, 2015 - 3:01 am - I have used Luccia Lowenthal – linked on my NYFW & LFW posts, but I don’t have a go to there like mary yet. I’m so glad you love her as much as I do! :)ReplyCancel

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