This year has been in-sane. I’ve been on several media trips this year, which is exciting, but have had zero ME time that wasn’t business, blog, events, or downtime. I didn’t even realize it, until a few weeks ago.
Last year, I purchased four tickets to see Adele in Miami. I bought four tickets with the intent to sell a pair and make back the money I had spent, keep the other two, and make a weekend of it with Jason; though we should have known that law school would ruin it for us.
I can tell you I desperately needed some time away from real life. I contemplated selling all four tickets (which I would have made TRIPLE the money I spent back, per Stub Hub), but that seriously bummed me out.
The older I get, the more important girl time is to me. I am so lucky that my mom and I are close, and I have two younger sisters (and a brother!), that I can count on most of the time. Not everyone has that, and I know I am so fortunate. But there is something about choosing your gal pals once you’re an adult. It becomes more about quality over quantity, and I have several amazing girls in my life.
So naturally once we realized a couple’s trip just wasn’t happening, I asked some girlfriends, and my youngest sister if they’d like to make the drive with me, sing from the soul, and cry over chilled wine dranks with me at Adele. They’re my girls for a reason. BONUS: One of my girlfriends got engaged that week – It was pretty much the perfect way to celebrate!
We stayed just a mile away from the venue at The Langford Hotel Miami, in downtown Miami. It was an adorable boutique hotel, with a very accommodating concierge (hello, free champagne!).
Everything I had read beforehand on TripAdvisor, we were less than 10 miles from South Beach, and anything else exciting. Welp, 10 miles in Tampa is different than 10 miles in Miami. There was/is insane traffic, and it took 40 minutes to get anywhere.
That being said, Adele was ah-may-zing. She was just so funny, and personable. It was just her (no opener), and between songs, she’d chat with the audience. I swear, we’d be awesome friends if she wasn’t…well, Adele.
The lunch we enjoyed at Bachour Bakery was delish, the ice cream we later had in Little Havana at Azucar Ice Cream was my fave! Like seriously, I have been wanting homemade ice cream like this for m.o.n.t.h.s.
All in all, it was a very chill time in a city that isn’t so chill. But it was good for the soul, and I as much as I love my husband (and miss trips with him too!), girl time is just as important.
Happy Weekend, friends! Make sure to tell your fave gals how important they are to you, today.