Last week I had the great privilege of going to Miami for a business trip. Not only that, but I got to help plan the trip for my team which was so fun. I really enjoy travel planning/adventure seeking and am really grateful that is a part of my job. (Thanks Teknion!)
Going to south Florida in January was nothing short of BLISS. Such a great retreat from the dreary days of winter and lucky for us, the weather could not have been better.
We arrived on Wednesday and spent most of the day on the mainland, meeting in the Wynwood Art District which is characterized by colorful (commissioned) graffiti covering every exterior facade.
The Wynwood Building
For dinner we went to a Miami institution - Garcia's. Garcia's is family owned and operated and situated right on a canal. Their menu is stocked with fresh local seafood they caught on their own boats.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was our hotel. We stayed at The Gale, a historic South Beach hotel recently renovated into the most charming, boutique hotel.
Outside, you can relax around the roof top pool
I was lucky to get a private terrace attached to my room. I loved sitting out here in the breezy, warm ocean air.
For our meetings we used a private space in the Kaskades, a new addition to the Gale located right across the street.
For lunch Thursday we went to Shake Shack over on Lincoln Ave., a well-known shopping area with lots of restaurants and outdoor dining.
I had two regrets upon departing from Miami - #1, that I didn't stay through the weekend and #2, that I didn't figure out a way for Zach to join me! I seriously cannot wait to bring him back here some time. I didn't get to explore historic Ocean Ave like I wanted... or the ocean...