Miami Beach

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On Saturday we woke up to a beautiful sunny day! I kicked things off by making coffee mixed with Amazing Grass.

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Odd combination, I know, but it made me feel good!

I tried to eat a banana with AB but half fell on the floor. Sadness.

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I ate the clean half with the remaining AB.

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After my lame breakfast I headed to the gym while everyone else got ready.

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It was a pretty great gym, the equipment had TVs, they supplied spa and regular water along with plenty of towels.They also had a weight room.

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All of the treadmills were taken so I hopped on the elliptical. I didn’t have very long to workout so I did an interval workout to maximize the benefit. 

My friends came by after 20 minutes and I was drenched in sweat as if I had been working out for much longer. Mission accomplished.

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Don’t mind my impersonation of the St. Hubert logo or my baggy “night” shirt… I hadn’t brought a workout top.

Workout done it was finally time for the beach!!!

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The hotel pool/lounge on our way to the beach.

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The Ritz is conveniently located on Miami Beach! Stars in the City

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Entrance to paradise.

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As guests of the hotel the lounge chairs are complimentary. The awesome staff pushed chairs together while we made a break for the water.

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The water was so perfect!

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We swam and lounged on the beach for hours. I can’t think of anything more perfect or relaxing.

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Oh wait, add some watermelon sangria and now I can’t think of anything more relaxing!

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I also ate 3/4 of an english muffin with AB and jam.

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Eventually we peeled ourselves away from the beach and went to explore the outdoor mall that is Lincoln Road.

I was told I had to try South Beach pizza, so with rumbling tummies, we stopped at a hole in the wall place for a late lunch.

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SoBe pizza = similar to NY pizza. I ♥ NY pizza so this was great.

Our friends stopped for ice cream so Helen and I opted for dairy free treats from Starbiz. I had a Soy Vanilla Latte and HP for the shaken lemonade iced tea.

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As you can see those shirts didn’t stay in the room.  Everyone loved them so much we wore them for the afternoon, they were great conversation starters!

It was a beautiful afternoon to stroll down Lincoln road wandering in and out of shops.

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We reached the end of Lincoln road just as the sun began to set. Exhausted from all of our swimming, walking and relaxing we took a cab back to the hotel to get ready for a night on Ocean Drive…. To be continued.

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About Christina @ Stars in the City

I like sun, sand, surf, tunes and vegan mac ‘n cheese with bacon. Oh, and sarcasm.
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