Travel Diary: Miami, FL

I packed up my New York City life and headed to Maimi to celebrate, well something like that. My cousin and I are a year and 4 days apart and this year he decided he wanted to celebrate in Miami with family. Since he turned 30 and he's the oldest, I scratched my plans and tagged along. We didn't have any plans just wanted to enjoy each other and have some fun in the that's exactly what we did. 

I arrived a day early because I'm that brat who doesn't want to travel on her birthday and makes a big deal about it. My friend Melissa (yes, we're name twins) and I scored this really cool Airbnb for cheap and enjoyed South Beach. 

We ate good then celebrated my bday with some yummy gelato. 

Pink Dress: F21 | White Swimsuit: American Apparel | Flower Crown: H&M |  


I was so excited because of course it was my birthday, but my family would be getting in town that day as well. I knew once they arrived, it was about to go DOWN! 

We pretty much lived that the beach, but spent one night out of the town. 

Orange Swim Suit: OLD (Instagram boutique) | Kimono: F21 (old) | Leopard Swimsuit: American Apparel 

Top and Bottom: Zara (instore) | Shoes: Steve Madden

Cousins? Nah, we’re best friends

10 things I learned on this trip:

  1. Why not Airbnb, it's so much cheaper. 
  2. Trips with your cousin are so much fun. Where are we going next year? 
  3. It's fun to NOT have a plan and just go with the flow. 
  4. Good friends (like Melissa) are very hard to find. 
  5. My birthday will always be a BIG DEAL. 
  6. My cousin Nicole has BAD road rage, lol. 
  7. The beach is my favorite place on earth. 
  8. Clubbing is not my thing anymore. 
  9. If I could wear a swimsuit everyday I'll be perfectly fine. 
  10. Props are always okay when you're  a blogger

I hadn't been to Miami since Spring Break of 2009, so this was a new experience for me. I enjoyed the sun, the food, and the laughs. I think a yearly cousins trip is a must now -- we just get each other. After all, they were my first best friends. 

P.S.- S/o to them for not complaining once about all the pictures. They really support my dream and I love them for that. My cousins are the real MVP's. 


Melissa Chanel