SPOILER ALERT: this post contains rose. Lots and lots of rose. So much rose. If you’re not thirsty now, you may be by the time you finish this post.
Let’s start with – the upcoming Greenwich Rose Cruise from my good friends at 90 Plus Cellars! Save the date for this inaugural event (for CT!) on June 4th. The Boston version is a blast:
TBT to when I was a drunken flamingo
And I’m sure this one will be no exception. Purchase tickets here and use code DRINKROSE33 at check out to receive $10 off per ticket!
From rose to – froze! That would be frozen rose folks. It’s a thing and it’s fantastic
The very best slushie
I made friends with this libation while on a mini-vacation The Standard in Miami while in town for my little sister’s graduation. This ultra hip hotel features the very best in amenities, from spa to pool to hammocks
Complete with astroturf
To (private) bathtubs outside of your room, to cool little ‘zines which are perfect for a beach excursion:
We enjoyed 48 glorious hours of tropical bliss, starting with an intense rainstorm, which was perfect for tub soaking and hot stone relaxation, and culminating in a Vespa mini tour of Miami Beach and, of course, my beautiful little sister’s graduation day
Which we toasted with – you guessed it – more rose
So very proud of her!!
A photo tour of the hotel plus our scooter adventure is below – but first a small diversion to Little Havana, aka Calle Ocho, which no trip to Miami is complete without. We visited the Ball and Chain and enjoyed gin and guava cocktails plus salsa dancing, plus street empanadas from a dodgy little stand, plus cigars. Standard Miami.
In other culinary adventures, there was a Panther Coffee within walking distance of our hotel, which is one of Scott’s favorite coffee shops and therefore quite amazing (I defer to him on all these coffee related as, well, he obviously really knows his stuff from years of research)
Perfect little macchiato
Next time we visit Miami, we fully plan on returning to The Standard. It’s cool in the most laid back and luxurious way. Check it out if you need a place to stay in Miami, NYC, or LA. Highly recommended: