Stephanie Campos

DALLAS TO MIAMI? IF YOU INSIST.

Stephanie Campos
DALLAS TO MIAMI? IF YOU INSIST.

Hola Miami! 

Oh you guys, I've just had myself the best time traveling and have definitely not kept you up to date! Oops, forgive me? 

This was my third time making it to Miami and I really think I have it down by now. Here are the highlights! 

For starters, this house! If you follow me on SnapChat @MsDallasMaven, you got a better tour, but this waterfront property was a stunner. Complete with two guest houses, an Infiniti pool, and bedrooms galore to get the full affect. If you want your own sweet crib like this, don't skip out, head somewhere like airbnb.com. It really astounds me how many people are still iffy about the amazing website that gets you out of a four-walled hotel room and into your very own mansion for the weekend! Do it. Do it now. 

But enough of that, let's get back to my trip. 

The key to a successful trip? Begin with food! But not just any food. We checked out Coya. This exquisite restaurant can only be found in Dubai, London, and Miami -- but a little birdie told me they are scouting Texas -- so this is my official plea for you all to come on over to Dallas!! We will keep you busy. 

Photo from: Coya Miami

Photo from: Coya Miami

After a lovely brunch and a few glasses of Moët later we were ready for the party...

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We hit the ground running with a trip to Wynwood. For my Dallas friends, it's like our Deep Ellum, but with Miami vibes. There were murals on murals on murals, art galleries, day clubs, coffee shops, basically all of the culture you seek to find in a new city can be found there. Maybe it was the $5 happy hour, or the general fact that everyone around me had an accent, but I fell in love in this moment at El Patio

Another SnapChat gem! 

Another SnapChat gem! 

We loved Wynwood so much that there was an outfit change involved. 

Oh, and of course we made it to the beach. 

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After a few dozen, seemingly identical, selfies like this we checked the beach off our list. 

I skipped it this time, purely due to time not desire, but if you're looking for my favorite luxury hotel head to the Fontainebleau

Here's a throwback shot from my last trip! 

Here's a throwback shot from my last trip! 

I was only in Miami for four days, but I'd venture to suspect that a good two days of total time was spent panicking about the imminent death of my phone battery. I have obviously learned my lesson the hard way and will never leave home without a portable charger again! Luckily, I charged at every stop and snagged a few more sweet shots. 

Now, I know it's almost blasphemous not stick to an all seafood diet when by the water, but I had to make this burger-stop-to-the-stars. It was so worth it! I ordered the burger with the fried portobello because I'm a gourmand who wanted to taste it all!! #Noms

Shake Shack! 

Shake Shack! 

So, if you aren't a girl who's visited Vegas or Miami you may not realize the tactics that go down when posting pictures or often even just walking down The Strip or South Beach, but here's what happens. You get trolled. Very simply, a promoter on the other end will see you in person. or on Instagram, and invite you out for the night to "the hottest club in town". Now, I highly recommend you do some club investigating (a simple IG geotag stalking will do) because all clubs were not created equal. 

With two outstanding invites to different clubs, on (if memory serves me right) a Monday, we decided to take up the Rockwell offer. 

Who loves SnapChat filters? This girl. *This was also two seconds after our Uber driver lovingly yelled at us to get in the car because of a giant trash dwelling rat. Thanks for the warning guy. 

Who loves SnapChat filters? This girl. *This was also two seconds after our Uber driver lovingly yelled at us to get in the car because of a giant trash dwelling rat. Thanks for the warning guy. 

We were greeted by said club promoter and escorted to a table, of other presumably scouted ladies, where we were then served Dom Perignon all night. This table was also conveniently located next to the owner of the club, whose space we of course transitioned to by nights end. A smooth move that occurred after I, very accidentally, knocked over champagne on the handsome young owner. I was mortified, but he responded by taking off his flannel t-shirt and rocking a plain white under tee (with a smile) for the rest of the night. What a pro. I can't make this stuff up folks! 

The only answer to a very fun night out? COFFEE! We predictably headed back to Wynwood and devoured our dulce treats and iced coffees before realizing we were starved! So off to lunch we went. 

JUVIA! 

JUVIA! 

I had one of the best brunches here and teased that I'd show a bit more on Instagram. So here are the deets. You can get this as a salad option for their $23 lunch. Amazing choices, incredible view, sensation prices? Yes I want all of that!! Check out the menu for details. 

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After lunch we decided to get a sweet treat fix by heading to one of the best macaron shops in the world, Ladurée. This famous Parisian go-to is found all over the globe, but the states are home to just three locations. 

They were as delicate and vibrantly delicious as they looked! 

After a bit more exploring, shopping included, we tired ourselves out and prepared for our last lunch in Miami! Ceviche 105 won us over with gorgeous Instagram pics so we checked it. 

Peruvian popcorn. 

Peruvian popcorn. 

It seemed the theme of our trip was Peruvian food and I was not mad at it! 

Grilled octopus! 

Grilled octopus! 

Description from menu: CAUSA MONTADA CON PULPITO AL OLIVO Generous portion of causa served with layers of thin-cut octopus, bathed in a soft cream made of Botija olives from southern Perú. // Generosa porción de causa, servida con piezas de delicado pulpo cocido y bañado con crema suave de aceitunas Botíja traídos del sur del Perú.

Description from menu: CAUSA MONTADA CON PULPITO AL OLIVO

Generous portion of causa served with layers of thin-cut octopus, bathed in a soft cream made of Botija olives from southern Perú. // Generosa porción de causa, servida con piezas de delicado pulpo cocido y bañado con crema suave de aceitunas Botíja traídos del sur del Perú.

Lobster lovin'

Lobster lovin'

As may be evident from my massive amount of pictures, a jolly time was had by all and I left Miami a tad more cultured and a lot more full! 

Taken at the Pérez Art Museum

Taken at the Pérez Art Museum

Until next time you glorious city you! 

For more life adventurers be sure to find me on SnapChat and of course Instagram. xx