|B and All Carbon go to Florida|
It was a quick weekend trip to the beach. We took lazy walks on the beach, went shopping, sat in the sun and just had an overall lovely time.
We checked out Emeril's for dinner. I'm a little skeptical of celebrity chefs, but Emeril's the real deal. We ate our hearts out, and it was AMAZING. Loved the restaurant location, the decor, the service and the food. I even received a postcard from our server when I got back to New York -- she thanked us for our patronage and commented that we impressed her with the amount of food we were able to eat.
Brunch at Big Pink, a South Beach landmark was disappointing. The service was terrible and inattentive, the food overdone and the restaurant was uncomfortably crowded.
Fortunately, a casual dinner at a burger joint started in Honolulu by two girls working at a frame shop, Cheese Burger, made up for our disappointment in Big Pink.
Unfortunately, we can't really say the same for the boutique hotel where we stayed, the Chesterfield Hotel, Suites and Day Spa. The room looked beautiful at first. Then, we realized that the air conditioner didn't work and the toilets didn't flush. We waited for someone to fix the toilet, and no one showed. We were supposed to have two queen beds but ended up with one king. When we spoke to the staff about it, they were unapologetic and unresponsive. Overall, the service was shoddy. I peeked in the Day Spa, which resembled a small room in the basement.
Nonetheless, B and I had a relaxing time in Miami. I made it home with three new bikinis for the windsurfing season, and B made it home with a cute little bikini and skirt ensemble. Can't come back from a girl's weekend away empty-handed. :-)