April showers around here are the perfect excuse to plan a girls’ getaway weekend. Three of my favorite girlfriends traveled with me to Miami for a long weekend. It was perfect timing for the trip and I even came back with a light glow.
Miami is a quick flight from DCA and you can make the weekend what you want – relaxing spa and beach vacation, foodie experience, or dancing and club scene. We worked out each morning there (one extra cocktail for me, thank you!), enjoyed healthy and delicious food, and attended a fabulous pool party. Perhaps there may have been a little shopping excursion.
My favorite part of the trip was our four-hour dinner on the Biscayne Bay. We had reservations at Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill located at The Standard Hotel. While I love being on the ocean, this was a beautiful setting with great lounge, pool and cozy bar. The food is light and flavorful, which is exactly what you crave on a hot Miami night. We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as we talked and laughed about embarrassing stories. We continued to our entrèes just taking in the salty air, gorgeous sunset, and the best company! A few sweet bites of key lime pie and it was a lovely ending to a memorable girls trip away.