Imagine waking up to this view from your balcony, during your tropical vacation. Stay at the Thompson Miami Beach and that’s exactly what you’ll be seeing at 7:15am, every morning. A classic latte only a room service call away went perfectly with my balcony view. By the time you’re ready to get sand between your toes, the only-steps-away beach looks likes this. Colorfully inviting and like a mid-century postcard. Why leave the tropical vibes to my surroundings? A banana leaf print skirt felt like a good choice to head to the pool. Which is where we went, everyday. Attentive pool servers, patterned umbrellas and fruity drinks. How could we not? Then it was time to head inside and get ready for delicious fare at The Seagrape, the hotel’s featured restaurant. The most difficult choice for him all trip was which printed shirt to wear. Our room had the perfect little corner by the window to enjoy not only our morning coffee, but also a glass of wine before we headed out for the evening. When on your anniversary vacation, is there really any other way to wake up than doing the above? And even when it rains…two glasses of wine, a comfy king-sized bed and your best friend are more than enough. As soon as the sun showed face again, it was back to the pool with drinks in our hands. That night included watching a beautiful sunset on our balcony. I’ll be honest. My eyes were on something else other than the sunset. #itainteasybeingthischeesy This handsome fiance of mine planned this entire stay for our 8 year anniversary and I couldn’t be more grateful for him or for his sweet heart. Alas, it was time to bid adieu to this ocean view. Thank you to Thompson Miami Beach for wonderful hospitality.