If you need to last, sleep is important. Whether it is on your bed, on the sofa, on the deck chair or on the lawn, siesta is vital. My energies levels are high and in my head siesta is frowned upon. But in Miami, I just had to. There is so much to experience. Here is Part Two of what to do.

1.Soho Beach House

This is a members only zone but if accompanied by a  member, guests are allowed. This is the place to be for a zillion reasons. It is a trendy Hotel with a beach club, a 100 ft pool with waiter service, a Cuban style bar,  a rooftop taqueria with a plunge pool, an extraordinary spa (try their Cowshed products), and the choice of food and drink is never ending and delicious. The crowd is cool, stylish and friendly. The interior design is a feast for they eyes. It is eclectic and at times gaudy, but executed with style.

They also host first class events with outstanding talent. Kitsuné threw a fab party with The Magician as the main  Deejay. This was disco rooftop sunset fun with fab cocktails, stunning views, and pure house music.

2.THE SACRIFICE OF THE VIRGINS – Beach Party.

When in a beach city, beach parties are a must. When my friend Jeremy recommended this party I was skeptical. I mean just look at the name! However, I always look into things and never let a name scare me away. So my friend Bella picked me up and we drove to Historic Virginia Key Beach. I thought I had seen it all until I landed on this beach.

As soon as the band was placed my wrist  I knew I was in the right place. The majority of the crowd wore tribal outfits, with many girls wearing skimpy outfits and the Deejay nicely placed on a pedestal. The sun was going down and so were the mojitos. The people are dancing on a beach with a backdrop of a sexy bridge. I am a sucker for shows and entertainment. Although nothing lavish the entertainment was very engaging. When around 8 percussionists filled the beach with their batucada the party took off. No celebrity deejays, no attitude and a feel good mood all around. You need to surf the web for beach parties. They happen almost all year round.

3.EPICURE GOURMET MARKET & CAFE

This is simply gourmet heaven on earth. Here you can find an onsite bakery, a cheese department, a wine cellar, a fruit section and delicious grocery items selected from around the world. Delicacies are prepared by an Executive chef on site. You can eat in, take out or else you can just do your normal grocery shopping.

4.YARDBIRD

‘Rustic outpost attracting foodies with inventive farm-to-table Southern comfort food & bourbon bar.’ Before eating at this restaurant, make sure you are very hungry. The portions are very generous and some of the items on the menu are interestingly weird. I had ‘Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles. This is a  cheddar cheese waffle topped with fried chicken, hot-honey sauce, and spiced watermelon, and served with a with bourbon maple syrup.It was simply amazing. Their Brunch Menu is listed as one of the top ten Brunches in Miami. Nothing to add. Just go.

5.CLUB SPACE

Not for the faint hearted. This Club is an institution here. The decor is kitsch, camp and at times very dark with plants hanging from the ceiling and lots of fairy lights. Their laser shows are spectacular while the semi-open air terrace is a playground. I was lucky enough to experience a fantastic latino house back to back session by David Morales and Louie Vega and a brilliant live act called Paco Osuna. Drinks are not expensive  (Ibiza take note) and staff/security are super friendly and helpful. (Malta take note). Their sound system is ridiculously sick. 🔊

Another holiday is coming to an end. Once again Miami did not disappoint. Do not get disheartened by flying. It is only 9 hours and 30 minutes from London and😉 2 hours and 31 minutes from New York. And now for the worst part of the holiday – packing. See you in London. (I need another Siesta).

NB – And do not come to Miami thinking you going to make new friends. Making friends here is as hard as winning the Euro Millions Lottery. However, I was lucky enough to meet an amazing guy, Gerardo.  A guy I know I can call a friend. Once again thank you, David and Mau. What a holiday…oh sorry vacation!

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