Tag Archives: Miami Hotel

Some of My Favorite South Beach Hotels

Maybe it’s just me but it feels like Miami’s South Beach has changed. Perhaps we’ve both gotten older and wiser, but we seem to appreciate each other a little more these days. I no longer feel confused and unwelcome, like I’ve stumbled into a private party that I wasn’t invited to, and South Beach hotels and restaurants, while still seriously ...

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Love the Boulan Hotel – kind of….

During Swimsuit Week in Miami all the regular hotels were full and I had to try something new.  A couple of weeks ago I’d seen this hotel (it has the name on the roof in huge letters).  The price was good and there were rooms available and the location was amazing.  It is right on Collins across from the Setai hotel ...

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Katy Perry concert notes

Went to see Katy Perry in concert last week at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.  As always the venue was fantastic.  Got great seats on stubhub.com –almost on the aisle and no one behind us.  It’s so easy to get in and out of this arena –it’s my favorite concert venue. Only glitch was the show didn’t start ...

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With 8 legs there should be no fighting over the drumstick!

The latest thing I’ve been seeing on menus is octopus. Really? Yes octopus. Used to be octopus was a creepy little bit you’d see hidden in the sushi chef’s counter, but it’s being embraced these days in all it’s leggy glory. I’ve eaten more octopus in the last six months than in my entire life combined. And it’s no longer ...

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More food trends

Okay wrap anything in dough and I’m a fan.  These are empanadas from Florida Cookery in the James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach.  They cook a selection of them every day and they are usually available at breakfast (unless I’ve already gotten there and eaten them all).  Try the alligator empanada.  Best-tasting reptile I’ve ever eaten.

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