Postcards from Miami
a Better Happier travel story
ft. palm trees, sunshine
+ some new pieces from White & Warren
As we arrived back in Philly earlier this week, bleary eyed and that loopy sort of tired from a series of flight delays, I was positive that winter had never felt so ridiculously cold. As we stepped through the airport doors, and back to the reality of Northeast weather in March, I said to Robert (between dramatic shivering and frantic bouncing from being under-dressed, of course) “we are definitely not in Miami anymore”.
A week in Miami feels like the ultimate luxury this time of year. I always love winter until about right about this time. Season after season it’s the same routine. The of embracing sweaters, until you’re sick of them, followed by getting ridiculously excited to pull out all of your dresses, and craving the days of not having to wear pants or socks, or even shoes for that matter.
Robert was already in Miami for a photoshoot, and as a couple of shoots of my own popped up, a work trip and vacation were happily married together. Working by a pool is so incredibly hard to argue with, and by the end of it, we both struggled to peel ourselves away from our warm weather routine.
It was everything we needed. A trip together with minimal plans, a rekindling of my love for palm trees, indulging in all of the Cuban food, even my weird tan lines were a welcome addition to our time there. We stayed at the Nautilus, a favorite hotel of mine that is truly perfect in all of its mid-century details. We truly took it so ridiculously easy, biked out of our way for the best açai bowls, hung out by the pool, made sure to get my favorite gluten-free fried chicken at Yardbird, while basking in the warmth of dreamy 80º temperatures. I photographed and styled this little travel story for White & Warren during the trip (you might remember the one I worked on in the Outer Banks last year), featuring a few lightweight pieces, perfect for making that transition from cold to warm we’re craving so strongly. I love the quality of their knits, and am adamant about always packing my cashmere travel wrap, regardless of climate. With any luck, you’ll be able to feel the teensiest bit of visual warmth from these snapshots, a hint of sunlit encouragement and inspiration to help us through these final, dragging weeks of winter. Here’s to hoping for early signs of spring!