Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last Friday Night

We celebrated our anniversary at the famed Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach. It's been featured in a lot of movies. It's a 1500 room hotel with multiple buildings, pools, bars and restaurants in the heart of Millionaire's Row. Our hotel was very closeby, but less crowded! However, we were able to take advantage of all the Fountainbleau had to offer. We ate a delicious meal at Hakkasan. Our dessert was fabulous. The prawns were huge. Everything was perfect!

After dinner (about 10:15) we moved to the Bleau Bar (pictured above) in the hotel's main lobby. We met a lot of fun people, some of which were there as part of a convention. The crowd was gathering and awaiting the opening of LIV, the main nightclub that opened at 11. Later I learned this was voted the #2 nightclub in the world last summer! Stars and atheletes pay high dollar to buy tables and bottles at this club. We settled for a high cover charge, expensive drinks and standing room only! We met a couple from Texas also celebrating their anniversary so they became our new friends. It was such a fun experience. This club was hoppin and we were so surprised when Foster the People took the stage at about 1:30 a.m. My kids and I always sing along to their song "Pumped Up Kicks" so I had to quickly find my camera so I could record it to show them later. I was so close to the stage, too! After they played confetti fell like a snow storm from the ceiling.We left around 3:00 a.m. but that place stays open until 5 I believe! It was a memorable anniversary to say the least!

And we met up with our new "club" friends the next night at Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in South Beach. No, it's not the chain Joe's Crab Shack as my mom thought! We stepped out of our cab to see a Rolls Royce, Astin Martin and a few Porsches flanking the curb in front of the door! It's a favorite in South Beach. Stone crabs just came back "in season". Joe's cracks them for you and serves them with a mustard sauce (but I had drawn butter!). And we saved room for their key lime pie. Oh so yummy!! All of us late night party people got to bed much earlier this night.

Sunday we slept in, hit the hotel gym, got out on the beach and then shopped/dined in South Beach. We both hated it when Monday came and we had to go home and back to the craziness called parenthood! But we sure enjoyed a fun weekend being without kiddos. And because we are back that's why it's taken several days to get this posted!

Enjoy your weekend! We're off to a costume party tonight.


Lisa said...

That was a great way to celebrate your anniversary. Everything sounded perfect up until you mentioned the gym part...... :) We love "Pumped Up Kicks" too. Barrett and I sing along to it everytime we hear it.

Jillian, Inc said...

Great photos - and sounds like so much fun.