Like I was saying in my previous post, Florida has been a really positive place for me. Since we were so close to the beach there was not a single day we didn’t spend some time there. The water is so warm and the sand so soft. Nothing like what I’m used to with beaches in the northeast. Usually getting into that water you have to go numb before you can get all the way in because the water is freezing. The craziest part about the water in Florida both in Hollywood and Miami, were the little fish that would swim around our feet. It tickled and scared the shit out of me because I don’t like not knowing what is touching me and have an irrational fear of a shark attack (not to mention it was shark week last week, so that was heavily on my brain).
Megan and I made the effort to wake up early enough to watch the sun rise over the ocean, neither of us had ever experienced it before and was totally worth the lack of sleep.
Since we were up so early we watched the restaurant, Broadwalk, next to our house open up for breakfast and got outdoor seating over-looking the ocean. We started out having breakfast with my sister and her boyfriend and the rest of my family members trickled into the restaurant as they woke up.
Mimosas on the beach were essential.
Then we hit the beach.
Wearing H&M hat and Bikini…found this cute mandala blanket on Amazon for $19.99!
Wearing an Ella Moss one piece.
So just before this trip I was desperate to find a one piece that was trendy and youthful, but also made me feel feminine. Days before we had to leave I stopped into Marshall’s and took a peak in their clearance section, they were almost sold out of all of their swimwear and this one jumped out at me. The only one piece in my size and with all the flattering cut outs…done! It was only $30 too.
We ate some amazing meals most of which were Mexican or Cuban my absolute favorite. I did some research one day and found a really great taco place just off the boardwalk in Hollywood called Taco Beach Shack. They had the coolest outdoor dining area with tons of string lights, fans and Mexican decor. The food was out of this world especially the grilled corn, I hope I can recreate it.
My Dad and I…see the resemblance?
After dinner they started setting up a live band which we sat and listened to for a while having lots of margs and dancing along. The atmosphere was everything you could want from a traditional Mexican restaurant, the vibe and the people had an amazing energy.
Wearing BCBGeneration pants, F21 tank
One of my favorite things to do was to relax on our balcony. We had views of the city and the ocean, almost a whole 360 degrees. I’d watch thunderstorms roll in, and a few really incredible sunsets.
It literally took my breath away…