Surprise Party, Jazz in the Gardens, Brunch on SoBe – A Weekend in Miami

I never realize how much I need to get out of dodge until I do just that…..Get.Out.Of.Dodge.

Last year we didn’t travel at all trying to reserve all of our coins for the move. Now that we are mostly settled in we thought it would be a great time to sneak in a little get away to just relax and refresh. My father flew in from Las Vegas to stay with the children and the Mr. and I threw the deuces and hit the road to Miami.

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After safely arriving to Miami after a 7 hour trip that should’ve taken 10 I hit the pedi spot with my bestie.  With my toes “did”, I got dressed for what I thought was going to be a night out on the town and dinner with the Mr. only to find out he and a friend of mine that lives in Miami put together a nice surprise birthday dinner for her husband and myself. Talk about good times with old friends.

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Saturday involved a trip to the beach, some visiting and a beautiful night under the stars listening to music at Miami Gardens’ annual Jazz in the Gardens concert. This year’s line up included Mint Condition, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Anthony Hamilton and Maze featuring Frankie Beverley.

Jazz in the Gardens

Post show, Mr. drove me  to South Beach, where I spent the night with two of my favorite girls in the world at a very chic boutique hotel on the beach.  Sunday morning the three of us grabbed a selfie and some brunch. We spotted Nicole Murphy walking by, she was about that I don’t want to be bothered life but I caught a glimpse of those abs. Yeah, I’m on that….starting next week!

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The Mr. and I closed out our weekend getaway at Jazz in the Gardens, where LL Cool J, Anthony Hamilton and the infamous Frankie Beverly closed out our phenomenal weekend.

Frankie Beverly

As I head into a very busy next few months followed by the craziness of Summer I am glad that we took this opportunity to sneak away. When was the last time you and your significant other stole away? Have you ever taken a home girls trip? Have any trips planned for the Spring and Summer?

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  1. It looks like you had a great time! Cdub and I haven’t been on a trip alone overnight…..ever since the boy has been born. I mean, I went to blogher by myself two years ago, but just the two of us? naw. Got to make that happen. somehow.
    The only thing I have planned for this YEAR is a trip to San Francisco in July. I’m going for blog her and family time.

  2. Girl…….you did that for your b day!!!! Glad you had a great time and enjoyed some time with your boo!! The hubs and I are planning a getaway this summer!!! Miami may be a choice, that water is gorgeous!!! Me and my girls did a girl’s trip to Atlanta about two years ago so we are in the process of planning another.

  3. What a fun trip! We got back under a week ago from Puerto Rico and I’m already thinking ahead to post-baby #2 when we can take our next getaway. Looks like it’ll be a cruise next year, but for now we have a mini-babymoon coming up in a few weeks in Vermont. I agree it’s so important to get away!
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  4. The Mister and I went to Florida back in January on business and he’s just waiting for that text from me… I booked us a trip (LOL, I’m the planner) as of right now, I don’t have anything planned for us.

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