Marti is the perfect friend to go to South Beach with - she's a phenomenal artist and adds to the already colorful culture plus she knows all the great spots. if you've been, you know that South Beach is really like no other place in the US and if you haven't been, well you should go.
we drive around and soak up the color and relax into a South Beach attitude. it's daytime and traffic moves at a crawl everywhere. the beaches, the streets, the cafes and shops are filled with people. it gets even more crowded after dark when the nightclubs open and party spills out onto the streets.
we end up at the Delano, a fabulous Philipe Starck, hotel for lunch. there are nooks that surprise and delight and are inviting to sit and relax. i could sit in that lobby for hours but Lincoln Road and shopping and the gallleries are next on the list. Just a walk down the road which has been turned into a pedestrian mall is filled with color and music and plenty of entertainment options. it would be easy to spend a week here but i have only one day.
we end the day on Lincoln Road with a stop at Dylan's Candy Bar where there is sugar available in more shapes and sizes than i ever imagined.
we head back to the west coast of Florida and i can't wait for the next adventure with Marti.