Loving the vibe at South Beach
I had the pleasure of staying at the Metropole Apartments Hotel with a friend last fall in South Beach, when business brought me to Miami. How fortunate we were to have found the South Beach Group of properties–each with its own distinct personality. Several of the properties are older, refurbished hotels with small rooms. There’s something for every budget.
We’d originally booked into the budget-minded Hotel Shelley thanks to a fabulous deal on Expedia, but were thrilled to be upgraded to a room at the Metropole, where we were offered a spacious two-bedroom suite with full kitchen and a lovely pool and tropical courtyard. Yes!
The Metropole has an ideal location, situated just around the corner from Ocean Drive and the beach. We loved both! The nostalgic art deco colours of Ocean Drive are like eye candy to those of us who appreciate the colour in life.
And South Beach is a fabulous strip of beach worth strolling–for people watching, and to get your fill of the fresh sea breeze. How I wish we’d had more time to just hang out.
But we were there for the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards (at which I won a Bronze Medal for volume I of Chocolatour) and to search out some fine Floridian chocolate (and yes, we found some!) Stay tuned for future posts on both, as well, as some of the highlights of our whirlwind trip to South Florida.