We all know the age-old practice of escaping down south to soak up some soul-thawing sun in the winter: Birds migrate, co-eds depart for spring break, but at Refinery29, our mid-winter dream is a totally luxe vacay to the Magic City. Not only is Miami one of our favorite destinations (and R29 channels), but with a vibrant design, fashion, and art scene, a trip to the 305 means some incredible culture. And when that toasty sun goes down, we'll party in the city where the heat is on.
So, welcome to our very first all R29-curated, editor-approved trip, which will send a reader and her lucky guest to the Sunshine State for three days filled with all Miami has to offer, not least of all sunning, dining, and of course, loads of shopping. As guests of Refinery29 and The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, you'll get some major red-carpet treatment, including:
Decadent Digs: Experience three nights to remember at the National Hotel in Miami. How you explore the classic hotel is up to you, but we strongly recommend taking a dip in the 205 ft. pool – the longest pool Miami has to offer.
VIP Dining: Head to Red, the Steakhouse for a sizzling five-course chef's tasting menu curated for you by the internationally renowned restaurant. Don't forget to pack a head-turning stunner, since the scene is filled with major Miami influencers.
World-Class Drinks: Not only is the W South Beach a real-deal style destination, but the luxurious lounge and superstar bartenders make it a nightlife go-to, as well. Bring your most cocktail-ready frock, because a round of drinks is on us.
Simply head over to Facebook to "Like" us, and then sign up for the R29 newsletter to enter to win this unbelievable excursion. Forget novelty shot-glasses or crazy cruises, this "spring break of style" means sunny days and South Beach nights, and, well, that sounds like heaven to us. Click here to enter this amazing giveaway!