May04

The Little Art Deco Hotel That Could

{Wearing: Vest: Vintage (see DIY tutorial here). Tank: Vince. Skirt: c/o Blush Boutique. Shoes: Ms. Nichols If You’re Nasty Stiletto Mules c/o Entourage. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza}

So I have this whole thing for Art Deco hotels, which living in Miami Beach, works in my favor. For eons, The Raleigh has been my favorite. And then I stumbled upon The Plymouth. It was love at first sight at this little spot located right next to The Bass Museum. The outside is cute, but it’s modest. And much like a good book, you can’t tell what beautiful story lies inside based on its cover alone.

Once you make your way past the vintage sign and into its doors, you know you’ve found something special. This place is adorable. The color scheme alone is fantastic: peach with dark brown, black, white, aqua. It’s perfection. I got to enjoy it on a staycation not so long ago, which is what brings us here today.

The interior has the cutest details: There’s a phone closet for you to take your calls. The bar has the most spectacular light fixtures.

And then there’s the pool.

You’ll want to spend all of your time here at the pool. Trust me. Have breakfast here. It’s complimentary with your stay and includes fruit, tea and toast. You’ll want to hang here when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. You’ll want to have drinks here as the day wears on. You’ll want to stay here long after its dark. Lucky for you, you can do all that. It’s heated and stays open late. You’ll want to live in one of the cabanas, which is something we all want to do in a perfect world. I’ll let you know when that’s an option.

Eventually, you’re going to have to leave the pool and come inside, which is where you’ll find Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill. It’s a famous sushi spot in places like New York and Vegas. Someone had the common sense to add one to Miami back when Basel rolled around, here its been ever since, just waiting for you to go and eat there.

Since I don’t partake in sushi or fried chicken (you know, that whole vegetarian thing), I was wowed to find things I could delve into on the menu. The grilled avocado (yes, grilled) with sesame seeds and ponzu sauce is insane. I never ever blog about food, so the fact I’m mentioning it means something, people.

I opted for dessert to go and then proceeded to eat it in my fluffy bed. It was a key lime treat with herbs. It was awesome. Eating it in bed made it more awesome. I highly suggest ducking out of the restaurant early, heading to your room, throwing on a rob, jumping into bed and doing the same.

Hey, someone had to bring you this news. I’m just glad it was me who got the chance to.

If you’re in staycation mode, or if you are making your way to Miami Beach and you, too, have a thing for Art Deco and sushi, well, check this place out. It’s worth the stay.

The Plymouth, 336 21st St., Miami Beach, 305-602-5000