As most of you know, Chicken travels every week for a living. While it sucks that she's gone, she accumulates a lot of Starwood hotel points and frequent flier miles which makes it easy and (almost) free to get away for weekends like this.
The W hotel in South Beach, Miami just opened two weeks ago and let me tell you....that is one nice hotel! Due to Chicken's 'status' we were upgraded to an ocean view suite! SWEET!! My jaw dropped when I saw the rack rate posted in the room--2 grand a night. Holy Sweet Jesus. And we were getting it for FREE!! This 'apartment' was bigger than our own apartment in NYC. It had 2 balconies, a bedroom, a living room, a den, 2 bathroom, a full size W/D, and a kitchen and dining room.
I felt like a princess. I never wanted to come home!!
But this hotel was way too fabulous for us! It was Miami fashion week and they had a catwalk and runway set up in the pool on Friday for some huge party that night. It was so crowded that I didn't even want to deal with it. Plus, talk about a jet set fashion-forward crowd! We were sooo underdressed!! I think our 'style' is a bit more laid-back California!
Friday and Saturday night we went out to dinner and when we came back to the W, they were letting all of the fabulously dressed ladies in the door with a smile but we got stopped BOTH nights and had to show our room key!! Ai yi yi! Combine that with the fact that neither of us drink...well, we were at THE party hotel and not really the type of hotel guest they usually get! There was more blingitty bling bling going on pool side than I have ever seen. It was mad.
We have a good friend from Bschool we hadn't seen in ages who gave us the full Miami tour one afternoon: North Miami Beach, the Design District, Little Havana, Downtown. It was great to have a tour guide. Chicken and I also explored Coral Gables for the Biltmore Hotel and the Venetian Pool and Key Biscayne where we went bike riding.
All and all much time was spent both poolside and beachside and we had a great time.
We did alot of swimming and body surfing which my body seems to really dig. My 'morning sickness' is only around about 10% of the time if that, so I feel really lucky. Food is actually starting to appeal again and I'm finding myself hungry for certain things which is great.
We found out the babies LOVE tacos, but babies NO LIKE Cuban food.
I got home Monday night and am now catching up on all your blogs as I had NO computer OR phone the entire 4 days! Totally unplugged!! Love it!
Here are some photos! Enjoy! (They may take a little while to load...seems to be slow on my Mac)
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