Wednesday, January 28, 2015


After a couple of days in Miami...we're back! The N&L team took a much needed retreat to South Beach for a couple days of fun in the sun. And by fun in the sun we strictly mean team building and bonding activities...with a couple rounds of cocktails snuck in as well  :)  We spent four fabulous days soaking up the best that South Beach has to offer, so we want to share our travels with y'all!!
Our company retreat itineraries were art deco fabulous, with a fun flamingo accent! As soon as we touched down in Miami on Thursday morning, we immediately got in our suits and headed to the pool!! These Chicago girls wanted to soak up every minute of sun we could!
There might have been some team building Prosecco involved in laying out.
Thursday night consisted of wine and cheese night at the condo, paired with Cards Against Humanity. We ended the night at The Delano Hotel pool of our favorite places in Miami!! The Delano bar can only properly be explained through pictures, but is best when experienced in person. Believe us when we say it's a little slice of heaven.
Friday morning we woke up bright and early and walked down Ocean Avenue to brunch. We had an amazing breakfast at The Front Porch Cafe, and had a great meal. On our way back to the condo, we walked along the beach! Our favorite part? All of the infamous colored lifeguard stands lining the beach! SO fun and colorful!
On our walk to brunch, we spotted this vintage yellow car than perfectly matched Courtney's we couldn't resist snapping a picture!! #ModelStatus
Just another day at the N&L retreat....studying mint and coral Pantone's on the beach!
Friday night, we went to Il Mulino for dinner. If you're going to be in South Beach, it's a must visit! We had a delicious Italian feast, surrounded by white marble and art-deco decor. The restaurants interior was perfection! But...their food was even better!!
Saturday was a little cloudy, so we spent the day at Monty's Sunset marina bar...where we had a very productive team meeting, and taste tested their mojitos and margaritas. The sun finally came out just as the sun was setting, which was a great end to the day!!
In case anyone was wondering topic of discussion during our Saturday team meeting, here are the minutes. Now we just have to work on getting Meghan a dog  :)
After hours, we headed to Joe's Stone Crab for dinner. Joe's is a South Beach classic!! Open since 1913, presidents and celebs alike (along with N&L) flock to this 102 year old hotspot for delicious stone crabs and unforgettable filets! This is another must visit spot while in South Beach...we promise it won't disappoint! 
Sunday we got the best surprise ever...Lala's Dad joined us for some fun in the sun!! He took us out on his boat (The Junkanoo) for a grand tour of Miami on the ocean. We even spotted some dolphins and a manatee, and learned some new boat terms. Such a fun last day in Miami!
Only in Miami would the cranes be turquoise and white!!
Captain D with his first mates!!
N&L team picture on the boat!
We think the Miami sunset was showing off for us since it was our last night. We had such a wonderful time, and came back relaxed and rested! And very inspired for our favorite time of the year that's fast season!


Nico and Lala

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