Thank God for great friends! My great friend Robin and I share a birthday, so when she started to plan a weekend getaway for our birthday's I jumped at the idea. She decided on Miami Beach for some much needed relaxation and fun. The warm sea air, sand under my feet, great drink, and oh yeah some amazing food with even better company could not have sounded better.
A few weeks back, I slipped out of the house and kissed my husband and kiddos goodbye and met up at an amazing apartment that Robin's sister, Tory, arranged for our stay. It was amazing, such wonderful views! I arrived after the other girls and when I walked in it was like being at a resort. We settled in, laughed, had a few cocktails while I gave the girls the custom totes I made for the trip; you knew I had to do it! Before too long we were heading to to Monty's for my chill birthday dinner at sunset. We then headed to The Broken Shaker to complete the night with free drink & birthday cake! I held back on the drink because I was so excited to lay on the beach the next day. If you can't tell I am a beach girl! The food was amazing and the service was wonderful. I've highlighted this spot on many Miami wedding maps over the years, so it was nice to finally see why everyone loves it so much.
Friday, after an amazing day sipping cocktails in the warm summer sun, we went to Sushi Samba for a great dinner and headed to the Fountainbleau for the Liv Night Club for some dancing. Tory and her smooth talking ways and good looks got 6 sassy women past the ropes and onto the dance floor. The night was already awesome enough, but out of nowhere the lights dim, people begin to look around wondering what's going on when all of a sudden we hear "ladies and gentleman, Public Enemy!!" We stood there jaws agape, laughing hysterically at what just happened. Needless to say we had an amazing night.
Saturday, we eased into the day with another day at the beach and decompressing, and photographing some of the amazing deco buildings, but I couldn't help but think about my family back home. It's hard as a working mom to fit everyone in and take care of myself, but thankfully I have an amazing husband that helps me balance that. After a call home and recharged by hearing everyone's voices, I sat back and soaked in the rays! We decided to head to dinner and lamented about a few cocktails. I knew I had an early morning flight back, so i just sat back and admired the friendships that I have made, especially my connection with Robin. They are truly amazing women that are constantly striving to find the balance between family and career. Now I am back, refreshed, reaffirmed, relaxed, and ready to take on new challenges.