A few weeks back my friend Caroline and I randomly decided to fly to Miami together for a quick girls trip. We booked our plane tickets and our Airbnb but didn't do a ton of research on where we wanted to go or what we wanted to do. This is totally not a typical Katie way to travel (I'm a person who plans out the trip itinerary to maximize the experience AND makes a spreadsheet of who I want to buy souvenirs for...), but it was really fun!
We stayed in the Wynwood area of Miami, which has a total hipster vibe that I was really into...lots of cool murals and graffiti to look at everywhere. It's always fun to visit cities where there are lots of creative people living...I never feel like I get enough of that at home!
We had decided to walk to dinner when we came across this super cute food truck court...with a mac and cheese truck!! We split a truffle mac and cheese and had a couple $5 rum punches. So good!!
Part of my 30 Before 30 bucket list was visiting 30 donut shops...I've gotten to 18 now with the addition of the Salty Donut! I had a HUGE banana hazelnut donut. I've been trying to visit shops whenever I go somewhere new...this one was super cute!
I don't think a trip to Miami would be complete without visiting South Beach. We bar hopped and day drank some, but my favorite drink was probably the cortadito (Cuban coffee) I had at Bacon Bitch. So creamy and delicious, although it didn't really give me the jolt of energy I needed at the time...
This place was adorable...I loved that Bacon Bitch had a bunch of breakfast sandwiches...totally caught my attention!
I think my favorite thing about Miami was how easy it is to get AMAZING ceviche. I love ceviche, but don't eat it much here. I had it twice in one day in Miami and it was so fresh and flavorful! I could eat a lot more protein a lot more easily if great ceviche was easier to find in Virginia.
We closed out our weekday girls "weekend" with some cocktails and a crazy evening that will forever remain in our memories...but not on the internet ;) I loved this trip and was glad to be able to enjoy a pre-wedding season change of scenery (and some much needed sunshine!) with my friend.
Til next time, Miami!