Yesterday Mr. Dot & I drove down to Miami (South Beach) for the day. I can't believe all these years we've stayed up in the Palm Beach area when we visited. I love love love South Beach. I knew it had changed since I hung out there as a teenager when we'd visit family friends in Key Biscayne, but man oh man.. it's just like what I've been longing for about LA: that wonderful mix of old/new rich/poor, the Cuban influence, the architecture.. well those of you in the real world know what I'm talking about. I've basically just landed on this planet, so I'm like the last to know.
I swam in the glorious, turquoise sea: the wind was so strong we were getting stung by the sand, and the surf was just pounding me to bits. Even after a swim in the pool later on, AND a shower, I still had sand caked in my ear. My idea of heaven!
Met Brionna, who's so lucky to live there, outside my new favourite hotel, the Delano. I love the flashes of purple, the accents of diamonds & beads adding a bit of femininity to balance that clean, now classic look of white ribbed 'vest' and skinny blue jeans. She is a warm, delightful girl. I wish you could see the little tattoos on her neck, they're so subtle, and cool.
Her sunglasses remind me of a chair inside the Delano.
She can't recall who made her shoes but she bought them at Nordstrom. A nice feminine touch, like a bit of lace peeking out of a Victorian lady's hem.
More South Beach (& Palm Beach) shots to come. Sorry I'm not commenting as much, sweet blog friends, but I am visiting when I can, and so happy for your comments. Wish you were here!
p.s. Thank you, Lolitta, for the tip off on Brionna's shoes (she forgot the make, too): she said they're by Steve Madden, cause she has the same pair in black.
And to Butterfield, who asked what the deal was with the sparkly beads, I'm adding another shot so you can see what she's done: it's brilliant, actually. Just tossed a beaded necklace over her shoulder like a shoulder bag. I don't know if you can make out, but she's also got some really sweet tattoos on her neck & shoulders. Very subtle.