Friday, February 25, 2011

miami vice.

happy friday friends! i don't want to bore you, but i wanted to share a few (of the tons, seriously tons) of the photos i took partaking in my miami vice. it truly was a vice for us on our recent get~away. i slept, i ate, i overall rested which was the goal of getting away for us this time. i got my balance back. my head cleared and my smile snuck back onto my face ;)

we stayed at turnberry isle country club/resort in miami, in the town of adventura. i highly recommend going if you are in the market for a get~away and if you consider miami. miami is fast becoming one of my favorite destinations. it does everything to tempt me. and i let it!

here is a view of one of the resort buildings. we ate breakfast behind that waterfall. the food was so fabulous that i literally sprinted out of bed to get to the breakfast table. the view. the sun. the food. breakfast was my favorite time of the day.

i was so pleased with our room. high ceilings, a warm, neutral color palette, super comfy beds and the bathroom...that was one of the best parts!

i'm a tub person so this was a dream come true!

we swam. ah yeah. the pools (there is a larger pool area such as this one and a smaller pool area nearby, both are beautiful!) were beyond amazing!

we ate like kings. i seriously need to get running to work all of the food off! ;)

we wished we were driving this. the cars parked out front of this resort were a show of their own, from Lamborghini's to Bentley's, to everything in between, to old school eye~candy such as this jaw dropper.

this pretty restaurant was straight to the right upon entering the resort. the name is bourbon, it's a steakhouse/fabulous seafood/prettiest burgers in town restaurant. oh and let's talk about the design. the feel. the mood...
first of all, the color palette of this bourbon steakhouse grabbed me. tons of clear glass, burnt oranges, wood tones, wine bottles galore! just very chic, very glam, very amazing atmosphere they created here.

my love, checking out the menu for later on. how amazing is that hostess desk that greets you as you walk in? all different length pieces of wood, all poking out in a clean, intriguing display. i kept sitting there staring at it. one of my favorite pieces in a restaurant yet.

i was drawn to the way they built the walls from wine bottles. this theme continued throughout the restaurant, as well as this warm, super sexy color palette and oh, all of that glass! love!
this view is what you see first walking into the resort. a wonderfully comfortable lobby and sitting area, perfect for cooling off, reading or sipping a glass of wine.

and one of my favorite things we did in miami...we made lots of friends...

me playing caddy. not really, i seriously just rode along in the golf cart and soaked up the sun ;)

we let out frustrations. what a way to do it huh?
view from the golf course looking at our building. our room was on the first floor, a garden/golf course view. perfect!

not even funny. this was what we returned to! ugh.

one of the other interesting aspects of turnberry isle was their walking/jogging path which completely surrounded the resort and both golf courses (they have 2). it was a great way to start the day, before eating those fabulous breakfasts! ;) i think it was about 3 miles and we enjoyed that part of the morning. also the "friends" i showed you above, they were here and there on the walking path too! so adjusted to people that you almost had to walk around them. i loved that!

i hope you have a great weekend! it's raining here, a perfect excuse to go to a movie with my son. so i will. let me know what you are doing! i'd love to hear...enjoy!


Sing said...

Looks amazing! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Bahumbug to the winter return. I'm headed to a beach in 12 days from now! Can't wait.

Heart Charlie said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am so jealous, what a gorgeous getaway! That tub?! the food? Golf? all incredible. That is SUCH a funny photo you posted of your return to the cold weather. I felt the same way when I returned from Belize last year and NYC greeted me with literally a COLD slap in the face ;) haha