The Guide to a Perfect Weekend in Miami: What We Did & What I Wore

May 21, 2018



¡Hola! Last month my husband and I stayed in Miami for a weekend following our cruise through the Caribbean. Our cruise docked in Miami on Friday and our flight back home was set for Monday at around 6pm so that gave us a lot of time to explore Miami. Check out what we were up to below!


First things first we checked into our hotel, the Atton Brickell Miami. We had to disembark our cruise ship at around 9am but check-in time wasn't until 3pm. The people at Atton were incredibly accommodating and held on to our bags until check-in time while we set out to explore Brickell. 



The room was clean, sleek, and modern.

Top: Forever 21 Shorts: American Eagle Shoes: Converse Hat: Forever 21 (similar) Bag + Scarf: Zara Sunglasses: RayBan

We loved the location of our hotel! I had never visited the Brickell area but fell in love with it pretty quickly! There were tons of restaurants and bars and it was pretty close to most of the places we visited. We took the Miami Trolley just for the ride (its free!) and then wandered around.


We felt like some window shopping so we headed to the Brickell City Centre. We were in awe of its open design and architecture.



Lunch at Tacology was delish (but a little expensive if I'm being honest)!

Top: Forever 21 (similar here & here) Jeans: American Eagle Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) Bag: TJ Maxx Scarf: Zara Long Disc Necklace: Alex & Ani
We wasted no time in hitting up the night life! We headed to Wynwood to meet my bestie, Valeria Cid from A PosCIDtive Smile, for dinner at 1-800-Lucky (the soup dumplings were amazing!) and stumbled upon the Wynwood Life Street Festival. That's also where I purchased the coral necklace seen in this post from the sweetheart behind Kala Diseño.




We can't pass up any photo opportunities! This is my bestie, Valeria Cid!


On Saturday we slept in a little before taking an Uber to Little Havana for breakfast and to take in the Cuban culture. We ate at the best little spot, Yisell Bakery, which offered great food for really cheap prices. Just how we like them! 


Domino Park




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Of course we had to take this classic photo on Calle Ocho, the main street at Little Havana. And below you'll see me hunting down a delicious ice cream from Azucar Ice Cream Company.



We then visited the Holocaust Memorial at Miami Beach.


"...Then in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."
-Anne Frank


After fighting back tears, we went through a walk in the Miami Botanical Gardens which is just behind the Holocaust Memorial.






Every corner was picturesque! Afterwards, we walked down to Lincoln Road for lunch and some retail therapy. This road is lined with hundreds of shops and restaurants. There's something for everybody!


After a quick refresh at the hotel, we walked to Havana 1957 for dinner. We basically started and ended the day with Cuban vibes. The mojito was amazing!


We ended the night with drinks at Blackbird Ordinary where I ran into this sweetheart, Ariana Sofia. She's a third year medical student in Miami and she shares her day to day on her instagram @itsarisofia. I love her content, check her out!




We really wanted to brunch this Sunday morning but we found that most places didn't open until after 11:30am and we were too hungry to wait! So we opted for a lovely little breakfast at Brickell Deli & Market which was a short walking distance from the hotel.


After breakfast, we went over to Wynwood once again. This time to shoot some photos and explore the street art.


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We even got to more spend time with my bestie and her very talented photographer boyfriend, Kevin Quiles, before a quick refresh at the hotel and taking an Uber over to South beach for lunch.


Dress: Aerie (sold out, check out this cute pink overall instead!) Shoes: Steve Madden Hat: Forever 21 (similar) Bag/Scarf: Zara Sunglasses: Forever 21

Taking in the Art Deco architecture. 


We were spent so we decided to stay in and order some room service. The Atton Burger was delicious!




We were lucky enough to have a late flight out of Miami so we decided to take advantage of our last day by starting off with an early morning on the rooftop pool at the Atton Brickell Miami.



Check out more about this swimsuit and all the others I wore during the cruise here.



We couldn't leave without having brunch at least once so we walked about a mile to La Boulangerie Boul'mich. I am not kidding you, this was the BEST place we ate at the whole trip!



I had the Croque Madame which was scrumptious and my husband had an omelet with feta cheese, olives, and tomatoes which he also loved. We obviously ordered a side of pancakes with Nutella too!


We then took the trolley (did I mention its FREE!) over to the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. You guys, this place is STUNNING. We splurged for the tour (an extra $5/person) and it was worth every penny. Our guide gave us a detailed tour of the first floor of the winter home built by James Deering in the 1910s. This dude was the definition of extra. It was probably my favorite place we visited.






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We couldn't leave without a toast to this and many more adventures to come!



I hope you enjoyed a look into our weekend in Miami! 
I've summed it all up for you in the image below which you can pin to your travel board on Pinterest for future reference!



Was there any place we missed that you feel we should hit up next time? Let me know below!

Con amor,
María Eugenia

36 comments

  1. Que post bello!!!! Además de porque estoy!! Amo todo de el!! Amo el outfit de la falda larga wow y las fotos!!

    Que se repita la visita a miami!

    Valeria Cid (a posCIDtive smile)

    http://www.aposcidtivesmile.com/2018/05/las-mejores-bendiciones-vienen.html?m=1

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  2. ¡Me encantó este post! Muy útil, refrescante y aesthetically pleasing.

    - Estefanía {poetaocasional.com}

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  3. Love it!! many times!!!! Mi segunda casa ha sido Miami a través de los años... Qué bueno que lo disfrutaste..

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    1. Gracias belleza! De verdad que disfrutamos en cantidad!
      x ME

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  4. I love all the outfits you wore babe
    You look amazing and this trip to Miami is a bomb

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. Thank you bella! I absolutely loved getting dressed for every day there!
      x ME

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  5. Am amazing travel diary to Miami. I love all the fun you had!
    The night life sounds perfect and your photos are so beautiful.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  6. Oh babe this is probably the best Miami guide ever! So many experiences – I definitely know what I want to see when I am going to be there once!
    Have a wonderful day <3
    xx, Carmen - http://carmitive.com

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    1. I so happy that you liked! We definitely got to do so much and loved our trip!
      x ME

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  7. nice photos! i like your black bag with the scarf on it :)
    http://www.holeph.com

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  8. I want to go to Miami so bad right now. All the pictures are amazing!

    http://whatmakesmesmileblog.com/

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    1. I know what you mean, this photos make me wanna go back!
      x ME

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  9. Your looks are everything! i love them!!
    Have a great day dear!
    xx

    La ilusión de Nina - http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com.es/

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  10. Love the scarf on your black bag. So colourfully chic. <3

    E || OH LA LATKES

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    1. Its one of my favorite details to add to any outfit!
      x ME

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  11. I love these photos! It looks like such a fun place :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/05/i-see-through-you-transparent-bag-trend.html

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    1. We had so much fun! Thank you love!
      x ME

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  12. I love the white shorts you're wearing, so nice!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! White shorts are a must for summer!
      María Eugenia | www.thegirlonanisland.com
      https://www.thegirlonanisland.com/2018/05/the-pop-of-red-and-issues-of-heart.html

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  13. I wish I had this guide two weeks ago! Just got back from a quick Miami trip, but will bookmark this for next time =)

    xoxo,
    Meredith
    NO BASIS IN REALITY | LATEST POST | INSTAGRAM

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    1. Aw! I'm sure you did amazing things anyway!
      x ME

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  14. Good luck how can i contact with you roz ?

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    1. You can use the contact form: https://www.thegirlonanisland.com/p/contact.html
      x ME

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  15. Wow, so nice dress. You look very pretty in hat. I love the sunglasses also. Thanks for sharing. I love to buy maxi style dresses for Miami weekend.

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    1. Maxi style dresses/skirts are definitely the way to go! Thank you!
      x ME

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  16. Maria You Beautyfull! Very Nice and Sexy

    رهام - <a

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  17. Thanks for sharing this wonderful travel experience with us, Miami is one of the world’s greatest and most iconic tourist destinations, thanks to its sub tropical climate, pristine beaches and relaxed ambiance. Golden triangle tour 4 nights 5 days

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  18. What a hip city! The food culture looks vibrant and the surrounding itself is fun with so many beautiful spots to stop and take photos.

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