South Beach Miami: Part Two

The last picture that I posted of South Beach was this sunny beach on Saturday morning where we spent most of the day in that beautiful, clear blue water.



Saturday evening we had reservations at Scott Conant’s fabulous restaurant, Scarpetta.  Every morsel was delicious. I am not a food critic, but anytime you see a restaurant on my blog, I can tell you it is one of our favorites.  

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We woke up on Sunday morning to another glorious day. It was time to go back home. Not!  We couldn’t resist the temptation of that beautiful water lulling us into one more day of bliss.(Just one more advantage of being Empty Nesters)

Not being familiar with South Beach and needing another great dining experience, we remembered an enchanting locked entryway of a restaurant in the block next to The Tides. We called and made reservations for Sunday evening. Wow! We were in for a real treat.

Have you ever heard of Il Sole? How about Villa by Barton G? Okay…Versace??????

I will post my pictures, but do yourself a favor and visit


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We had a glass of wine in the bar while we waited. It was truly like being in the bar of a private home, which it once was. 





      The bartender recommended that we dine out by the pool.  Great advice!





The ambience was extraordinary!


The food…well, a picture is worth a thousand words…

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Thank you South Beach Miami, The Tides, Smith and Wollensky, Scott Conant’s  Scarpetta and Il Sole for a fabulous getaway!  We will be back!

South Beach Miami: Part One

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to take a weekend trip to South Beach Miami. We had been getting quite a bit of rain, and missing our quick, once a week day trips to Ormond Beach, we decided to chase the sun a little further south.

What we found when we arrived in South Beach Miami was this….

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Yes, this is a flooded street. 😦

We were feeling a little depressed until we arrived at our Luxury Hotel, The Tides

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The Tides, South Beach Miami (photo actually taken the next day when it wasn’t raining!)

Things got a lot better when they upgraded us to this beautiful suite…


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Feeling like a couple of wet ducks, we were happy to have a wonderful dining experience at Smith and Wollensky. The food was delicious as usual and we actually got to see a couple of cruise ships glide past our window coming in to port.

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Yes, This is Florida Sunshine and beautiful South Beach Miami!

I am very happy to say  that this is what we woke up to on Saturday morning…

To be continued…