The second day Ashley and I spent in Miami was so bittersweet. It was probably the best day/night of the weekend, and definitely one of the highlights of my summer. We were supposed to visit the Perez Museum of Art the previous day, but we got so distracted in Wynwood that it never happened. Ashley and I finally resolved to go after having a great breakfast at All Day.
All Day is the type of place I can see myself studying at if I should ever find myself attending UM or FIU for grad/med school. The exterior looks a little rough, but the inside space is wonderful. The cold brew I had was ON. POINT.
The next stop was the Perez Art Museum, which was yet another shimmering gem. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out with a great gift shop. There was a Basquiat exhibit that was especially interesting. I’ll be posting some of my iPhone PAMM pictures on my Instagram; I can’t believe I didn’t get any with my camera. The rest of the early afternoon was spent visiting places that were on my travel list, like Sweat Records and The Salty Donut.
Sweat Records is a cute little record store, but I was a little too warm to spend enough time to go through everything I was interested in. The Salty Donut is a must-visit place for dessert lovers. The donut pictured is a gluten-free chocolate cake donut and it’s less than 120 calories. That being said, it was amazing, and is probably the best GF dessert I’ve ever had. They do have Nutella filled donuts, but you have to get there early since they sell out quickly. The Salty Donut has other amazing donut options as well; Ashley and I went back for a second round the next day.
Once we were full, we checked into the iconic Fontainebleau hotel, and ended up getting upgraded to a junior suite. The Fontainebleau is definitely one of the best hotels I’ve been to, and I recommend staying there at least once in your lifetime if you like over-the-top luxe. The pools are nice, but the private beach access is even better. But we’ll get to that later. After lounging around our suite, we had dinner back in Wynwood at Coyo Taco, which is another must-visit spot. The tacos and margaritas are amazing and the prices aren’t bad at all.
By the end of the night (and by that I mean 1:45 AM), Ashley and I decided to check out Sweet Liberty, a bar in Miami Beach. It’s definitely one of my new favorite bars; there is a lot of space with minimal crowds, great specialty cocktails made by even better bartenders, and the ‘Pursue Happiness’ neon sign behind the spectacular DJ is the icing on the cake. By the end of the second night, I knew it would be near impossible to leave Miami.