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Let’s Staycation – Miami to Manhattan

I had such a great time staycationing with the Taste The Style Gang in Montauk – it was my first time in the Hamptons and let me just say… I fell in love. We stayed at the Montauk Beach House, with its rustic and warm vibes and the most unique decor I couldn’t help but go Instagram crazy. We also met the ladies of the beach house’s poolside shop, “We Are Poolside,” a carefully curated collection of vintage, urban and contemporary accessories and clothing, and drank Rekorderlig cider until our heart’s content. My favorite dinner outing was definitely Scarpetta at Gurney’s, just because Scarpetta is my favorite staple restaurant and the renovated Gurney’s takes your breath away (also check out the Regent Cocktail Club, one of my favorites in Miami, located at Gurney’s). I also enjoyed the tacos at La Brisa (pictured above), for a daytime outing and walking around the main street. On our last day we just relaxed on a daybed at Gurney’s with drinks and lots of sunshine – the beaches really are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen (and like we said on Snapchat, smell like a Diptyque candle).

Fore more on our Montauk staycation, click here to see the post on Taste The Style.

All photos by Vanessa.

Wearing Nicole Miller.

This is my first post on a series I’ve been planning to work on for a few months now… ‘Let’s Staycation’ – where you will find reviews of my favorite hotels to spend the weekend in without having to leave the city, starting with some favorites in both Miami and New York (naturally). This month I had the pleasure of staying in the King Suite at Gild Hall, a boutique hotel by Thompson Hotels with a rustic vibe and earthy decor. Gild Hall is nestled in the heart of the Financial District in Manhattan, and upon walking in you’re greeted with tufted leather couches, tables with chess games, and books surrounding the entire lobby area. Walk a bit toward the left and you’ll stumble into Felice, a bar and restaurant offering Italian fare (and the most delicious gnocchi I’ve had in a while).

The Financial District is also an area that is quieter compared to the streets of SoHo or Midtown Manhattan, but I find that in recent years its been expanding to accommodate more restaurants and bars. My favorite places to stop at in FiDi are Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine on New Street for the necessary fix of home cuisine, Bean & Bean on Broadway and Rector Street for a honey latte and a pastry (or two), and for the mandatory brunch or night out, heading over to Stone Street is always a must.

If you enjoy these kinds of posts, let me know! I’m currently brainstorming for my next stay and welcome all suggestions. Photos by Vanessa and myself.

xxx Grace