Miami is such a magical city- with hidden gems in every corner. However, I feel tourists don't get to see the REAL Miami. 

When I was little and we would visit Miami, we would spend days inside a mall. And now I can't believe many tourist don't get out of Miami Beach. Yes, the beach is STUNNING but there is so much more to this city.

So today, as someone who has been living in Miami for 12 years, I'm going to show you three of my favorite areas in the city, + some recommendations about where to go in each area, while wearing the most comfortable shoes from Rothy's! 


About ROTHY'S

As a new mom who is always on the go, I really appreciate comfort more than ever. However, that doesn't mean I want to give up style. I'm absolutely loving these two pairs from Rothy's. They are SO cute and versatile, plus they fit like a glove. 

But wait, the shoes are also produced sustainably !! They are made from 100% recycled water bottles... isn't that incredible? The brand has already repurposed 11 million water bottles. That's so amazing and I hope many brands follow their footsteps (pun intended!)



Get your comfy shoes on...and let's start this little tour around Miami.


MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT

The basics: The Design District is a new neighborhood dedicated to innovative design, luxurious fashion, breathtaking architecture, art galleries, showrooms and dining experiences. 


FOR BRUNCH: OTL
What to order: some of my favorites are the overnight oats and the smoked salmon bagel...but everything is delicious!

PICTURE-WORTHY SPOTS
Walk it from corner to corner and you will find Instagram-worthy spots in every corner- from art installations to stunning architecture and art walls. 

Don't miss:
- Buckminster Fuller's "Fly's Eye Dome": it's a 24-foot Monohex geodesic dome that you can find in the center of Palm Court.
- Netscape: a 24 seat web of hanging chairs by Konstanin.


Eating at OTL with Nico.

Here I'm wearing the Rothy's Garnet Sneaker. I love the deep red color. It works with jeans, skirts, dresses.



Try the SMOKED SALMON BAGEL- OTL- Miami Design District











DOWNTOWN MIAMI

The basics: well, Downtown is our home. We have lived in the Greater Downtown Area since 2012. Downtown Miami is one of the oldest settled area of Miami, with early pioneer settlement dating to early 19th century.   Nowadays, it has become the fastest-growing area in Miami with the greatest concentration of high-rises in the region.

Every day there is a new restaurant in the area; walking around to shoot these pictures, we noticed there are many places we can't wait to try. 


I'm going to give you a few "where to eat" recommendations since this is our neighborhood, we definitely like eating around here.

FOR A PALEO INSPIRED PLATE: Jar and Fork 
FOR JUICES + PLANT BASED MEALS: Manna Life (the superfood arepas are DELICIOUS)
FOR THE BEST CEVICHE EVER: Ceviche 105. I'm a big Ceviche105 fan, the price point for the big portion is great + it's truly delicious. Try the Lomo Saltado
YUMMIEST PAD THAI:  Hibachi Grill and Noodle Bar.


PICTURE-WORTHY SPOTS
- If you want a city vibe, I recommend the corner of NE 1st Street with NE 1st Avenue.
- If you are looking to shoot at a rooftop, head to the parking garage on SE 1st street and SE 2nd Ave.

For a different type of plan: try an escape room. We did all the rooms at Fox in a Box in Downtown and we wish they had more!




Even though, the Downtown is pretty small compared to Downtowns around the U.S. Take the Metrorail to move around Downtown + Brickell.


At the parking garage on SE 1st street and SE 2nd Ave.





MIRACLE MILE - CORAL GABLES

The basics: Coral Gables was one of the first planned communities of the area. It was developed during the Florida Land Bloom of the 1920s and it has a characteristic architecture of Mediterranean Revival. In Coral Gables, I love the Miracle Mile area: a boulevard filled with restaurants, shops, boutiques, and art galleries.

In 2016, Miracle Mile began a design update with wider sidewalks and curb-less street edge..for a friendlier experience.

I feel like I've been giving a lot of food options...but hey, a girl's gotta eat.

FOR BREAKFAST & BRUNCH: Threefold Café.
If a place says "all day breakfast", I'm down!  Some of my favorites at Threefold are: sautee Mushrooms, Morning Monkey (an out of this world banana bread), and the pope benedict eggs.

FOR JUICES + ORGANIC TREATS: Green Life Organic Bistro.
As you can see, I have a thing for green juices. Oh and their carrot cake is delicious!


FOR FUN
- Miracle Mile is FILLED with bridal stores. Even if you are single or already married, it's always fun to pretend you are engaged and try on a few dresses! 
- Actor's playhouse at the Miracle Theater: if you want to take a break from the movies, heading to the Miracle Theater for a play or a musical is a good idea!
- For a fun photo opportunity like the one at the magazine stand: check out Books and Books.

p.s: If you are heading to Coral Gables for famous umbrellas, you are not going to find them! They were a limited time exhibit. However, there's more to see! So don't miss it!






Leopard is SO on trend right now but a pair of leopard flats never go out of style.   Plus they are a neutral that work with any print (like the camo print I'm wearing here!). Check them out at Rothy's by click here.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Rothy's. All opinions are my own.
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