South Beach Inspirations

Posted by on Jan 6, 2011 in Blog | 5 Comments

I woke up this morning in a cold sweat because Snooki had invaded my dreams.  I would have just chalked it up to too much NyQuil and this terrible head cold I have, but I realized that it was more likely because I was in Miami last night and passed the gelato parlor that they worked in.

That said, I clearly have a lot floating in my brain. I saw Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time over this break, attended a couple of fabulous celebrations and, as I mentioned, got to head down to South Beach for a brief, albeit lovely stay at The Shore Club. Despite the stay of the Jersey Shore cast, I have always been a huge fan and hugely inspired by South Beach.  It’s kind of the Madonna of cities to me… always reinventing itself, always in love with Latinos.  Other things I love: Cafe Cubano, the fact that you have time to nap before dinner, the fact that everyone is nearly always dressed up, running on the beach.  Much like with Madonna, my favorite Miami inspiration, is of the vintage era…retro glam was, of course, the rage in Miami,  but it still plays so well in modern times.  And so, since I’m home sick today, I put together a little Snooki-free South Beach inspiration board.

From Left to Right (they are #’d if you enlarge them): 1) “Menus” by Photo Bird on Etsy 2) the lady, the legend, Celia Cruz 3) Courtesy The Daily Mail 4) Vintage Miami Beach Postcard 5) via Esme and the Lane Way 6) Shore Club Lobby 7) Oscar de La Renta Gown via Ever After 8 ) Shore Club gardens 9) Retro Miami Engagement Session by Maloman Photographers via Elizabeth Anne Designs 10) Tres Romantic Bride and Coffee Cups via Heather Waraksa 11) Retro Synchronized Swimmers 12) A destination wedding shot by the inspirational Heather Waraksa 13) Loved this from Mrs. Lillien 14) Another shot from the retro Miami engagement session by Maloman Photographers


  1. jacin
    January 6, 2011

    love this!

  2. Rachel - theWeddingVine
    January 7, 2011

    The evening lit path is so romantic! Great inspiration!

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    January 7, 2011

    I love the retro Miami thing. Working on a Miami inspired event and didn’t even think this far back. Totally inspired. Now I just need to find pink flamingo swizzle sticks like my grandmother had when I was a kid. Anyone seen them?

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