Last Saturday, my South Beach getaway with my dear friend Patrina continued with another relaxing day on the beach.
Later, we strolled over to Ocean Avenue, stumbling upon Caffe Milano, another fantastic Italian bistro. Then, thanks to a tip from my SoBe savvy cousin Carla, Trina and I joined the lively, scantily dressed crowd at The Clevelander hotel’s outdoor bar/nightclub.
When we found ourselves noticing the amount of cleavage on parade and commenting on it, a guy standing next to us quipped—
“Enjoy the boobies,” as he walked away.
Only in Miami.
Sunday, we opted to lounge by the cozy pool at the Marriott. Pool attendant Sophia took good care of us and had us laughing with her wicked sense of humor. When we were, ahem, admiring a few of the attractive male guests from afar, she had this to say—
“Good from afar but far from good. Kind of like when you see an Audi and think it’s hot, until you get closer and find out it’s just a Nissan from 1982 with a really good paint job.”
Sophia made sure we were comfortably settled in umbrella-covered deck chairs at the pool’s far end. Trina and I took a break from our fun and non-stop conversation to curl up with E.L. James’ steamy bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey (she had it on her Kindle, I went old school with the paperback edition).
I quickly discovered why the book has become such a big hit – James’ breezy writing style and, of course, flair for romance and raunchy sex scenes, pull you right in. It doesn’t hurt if you’re a Twilight fan too, since it’s easy to see how Edward and Bella’s love story provided the template for James. Fifty Shades basically removes the vampire/werewolf element and replaces it with BDSM and lots of sex.
It was nearly 5pm when Trina and I looked up from Fifty Shades, shocked at how quickly the day had gone by. Is there anything better than reading a good book on a perfect summer day?
A big sports fan, Trina suggested we head downtown to take in the excitement of the Miami Heat/ OKC Thunder playoff game.
Bayside Marketplace was buzzing as we enjoyed cocktails at a mojito bar before a leisurely bite at Tradewinds, a seafood eatery overlooking Biscayne Bay.
Trina and I made a toast to our friendship and a weekend that was so much fun, she suggested we make it an annual tradition. Sign me up!