Miami Journals

Eight days in heavenly South Beach

A November 2000 trip to Miami by Laguna

Quote: This was an 8 day getaway by myself to enjoy the sun and relax!

Eight days in heavenly South Beach

Overview

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Meeting entertainer Chris Rock at the Delano hotel on Collins Avenue. Having coffee across from actor Rupert Everette at a coffe house on Lincoln Road. Meeting a nice couple from South beach orginally from Israel and their 2 year old son Elisha at a Starbucks Coffee house.

Quick Tips:

Talk to anyone who has a good smile and get connected!

Best Way To Get Around:

Walk to anything. Cab to anything

Delano Hotel

Hotel | "Delano"

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The Delano has bungalo hotel suites by the pool that are amzing and overlook a sunny swimming pool that is level with the ground. Many famous people relax by the pool at the Delano and people are friendly. The staff is remarkably friendly and helpful when it comes to eating and drinking poolside.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Delano Hotel
1685 Collins Ave
Miami, Florida 33139
(305) 672-2000

Grillfish

Restaurant | "Grill Fish"

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This restaurant has a young hip and educated staff that knows how to help you find a meal that suites your pallet. Daily specials are exceptionally good. I had an incredible whole trout with head on that was served with aspargus. Deserts range from creme broulee to chocolate mousse. The atmosphere is comfortable, casual, and friendly, and attracts an array of diners from 22-65. Relax. Indulge. Order a good bottle of White! Have a martini at the bar while you wait for your table to be set!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Grillfish
1444 Collins Ave
Miami, Florida 33139
(305) 538-9908

Roppongi

Restaurant | "Rupongi"

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This restaurant has outdoor dining. The service can be a bit rough but the food is exceptional! You never had vegetable roles with such tender seaweed wrap, or shellfish done with such flair. The chairs and tables are comfortable for an evening on Lincoln Road and you can eat quickly or slowly and just people watch. This place attracts an array from diners from the young and very hip to the more sophisticated diner. Be sure to check in with Elizabeth at Stark if you hit the jewelry store on your way out!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

Roppongi
706 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
+1 305 604 1777

12th Street Beach

Attraction

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The beach is crowded with gay men and straight couples from around the world laying topless in the sun. Treat yourself to a Penrod's chair for 7 bucks for the day and lie in comfort. Watch out for Jellyfish in the water. Beach patrol posts signs every day and lifeguards are on duty. Bring your Walkman. Lie back and chat with the neighbors. Be prepared to be handed invitations to every nightclub in town!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2001

12th Street Beach
Ocean Drive at 12th Street
South Beach