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Winter getaway at the Mondrian South Beach.
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Winter getaway at the Mondrian South Beach.

What feels like a million years ago, Leo and I were in Miami to celebrate the marriage of our friends Ruben and Tracy. The wedding festivities were primarily held at the Mondrian South Beach, which made for a spectacular winter getaway.

I don't fancy myself a South Beach person but the Mondrian is on Biscayne Bay away from the party scene and in January/February the weather is perfect.

Aside from the gorgeous wedding festivities, which included cocktails Friday night at the hotel bar, Saturday's sunset nuptials overlooking the bay, and a Cuban brunch on Lincoln Road, Leo and I were up and at it early each day to maximize pool time, check out the spa, go running, and eat, eat, eat.

I wasn't expecting to enjoy the Mondrian as much as I did. There was just enough action at the pool each to day to feel lively and festive but it was still intimate and peaceful. The spa was bit of a disappointment (noisy and no amenities) but the rooms were sleek and spacious and the restaurant, bar, and room service were all on point. I would definitely return.

Here are some (obviously) unfiltered snaps from my phone. For awhile now, I've been making a conscious effort to leave my big camera at home and not worry about taking photos in favor of just being in the moment on my trips. I know it doesn't make for as "magical" blog and social coverage but I find the pursuit and editing of photos to be a major distraction and if I'm not working, I need to just be, you know?

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