December 5-8th, 2019, I visited Miami Beach for the Scope and Art Basel art fairs. I stayed at the El Paseo Hotel (clean, cozy, homey) on Española Way. I got breakfast from a local bakery, dinner from 5 Guys. When not at the art fairs, I enjoyed the beach and exploring the town. I recommend it, but definitely bring someone with you to enjoy it with.
Sunrise, Lummus Park.
Sunrise, palm trees, a big beach with coral & shells to beach comb, swimmable & crystal clear water: what more can you ask for? Miami Nice (yeah, I said it).
A Lifeguard Station
The lifeguard stations are a trademark of South Beach. They come in different shapes and sizes, but they’re all pink.
Where my hotel El Paseo is. Lots of restaurants & a gelato shop.
Mannequins in the Surf Style window
There are a lot of souvenir & bathing suit shops in town. The mannequins accurately reflect the local visitors of South Beach. Nearly everyone looks like a model — I felt like an ogre next to them (but also, I do not care).
Chicken advertising Chicken
Ocean Drive Bars, Hotels & Restaurants at night
Each bar, hotel & restaurant in the Art Deco district was illuminated with a different color of light: orange, green, purple, blue, red — like a pack of colored crayons. The hum of celebrating people, dance music, and the roar of supercars filled the air.
And of course, there’s the Egg.
Not part of the photo set really, but this was the coffee/library room from the El Paseo hotel circa December 5th, 2019.