If you are one of the few who follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed a few Miami pictures showing up in our feed this month. Before, all I ever knew of this city was terrible experiences at the airport en route to places further south, Crockett and Tubbs, and, of course, this:
I’m so glad I got past the pushed-up suit sleeves, Real Housewives from hell and David Caruso stereotypes. What a gorgeous city Miami is. We stayed in South Beach at this small-ish swanky joint, The Gale, and were surrounded by fun vintage photos in our room and crisp, shall we say “space-saving” design.
I just love the lettering and the art decor curves and details on this building, from the sign to those bars across the doors to the the terrazzo underfoot:
That marble on the walls is not marble though, it’s some sort of brilliant faux painting:
Inside, the place is full of fun vintage photos from the era:
Up on the roof, there was a fabulous view of The Delano, one of the many art deco icons in South Beach:
Check out the way the facade folds, with the angled windows. The view the other way looked like this:
This level had this fabulous green wall. Yup, it was fake, but it looked great:
Even the graffiti in South Beach has it’s own unique flavor:
And the James Hotel provided plenty of playful parrot and dolphin fun on its facade:
I’ll share a few more photos with you in a post next week when I get them organized; there’s more great art deco to share.