Miami

As you might have noticed by my Instagram, I was back in Miami at the weekend. Of course I had to take my best friend with me, who was eager to get in the car for another journey! 

As always I went back to the St Regis in Bal Harbour, now I know Bal Harbour is a little far up from South Beach but it's handy for Bal Harbour shops and keeps you away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach. The St Regis actually have bikes you can take out along the beach path for a couple of hours so Jasper & I decided we'd take a little ride one afternoon.... the little chunky monkey stayed in the basket for the ride!

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Two places I'd highly recommend would be Los Fuegos, at Faena hotel, and also the Sunday brunch at The Setai. Now the brunch is $88 but this includes champagne cocktails, and the buffet. The buffet is fit for a King, there's absolutely everything, even handmade ice cream (which was so dreamy!). Naturally at a buffet it is a marathon not a sprint, so I managed to hit the egg station, the pastries, fruit, pancakes, fresh chilled prawns, and the desert section. The only part of the buffet I didn't managed to make room for was the curry, which my family all said was fantastic. So I will go by their recommendation that it was definitely worth a try! 

Just a little sneak peek at the deserts from the buffet!

Just a little sneak peek at the deserts from the buffet!

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Back to Faena, this hotel is very Scarface, old school Miami decor, very Art Deco. It's definitely interesting to look around there, their bar Saxony is very cool too NYC speakeasy style. The food at Los Fuegos was fantastic, the prawn is MASSIVE, so if you are expecting a little tidily prawn, think again, it's actually the size of the plate! I had the empenada to start, which was so mouthwateringly amazing I could have had more than 1. For main, I tried the 12hr Braised Short Rib, as well as the roasted chicken. Both were absolutely fantastic, and HUGE. You definitely don't get fancy small portions here, you get fancy large portions. 

This is one of the fantastic benches at Faena. 

This is one of the fantastic benches at Faena. 

This majestic Mammoth is through the back of the hotel, right as you walk through the back doors. Unfortunatly it had been raining that night so excuse the raindrops! 

This majestic Mammoth is through the back of the hotel, right as you walk through the back doors. Unfortunatly it had been raining that night so excuse the raindrops!