As we searched for our temporary home, we came across Circa 39 Hotel. We were instantly enamored by this intimate property located just blocks from South Beach which boasts a vibrant Miami vibe inspired by international travel. The playful personality and global flair creates an equally welcoming and exciting environment. Plus, there are hidden vibrant spaces tucked away through out the property - perfect for us work from any where types who appreciate a tranquil on the road office space.
The property has everything one needs to make for the perfect holiday - ocean breeze, an intimate pool setting and the most refreshing cocktails that have been imagined up by the talented mixologist Leo Holtman. If you’re lucky enough to spot him at the WunderBar, make sure he serves you up a little magic in addition to the refreshing spirits.
While there are an abundance of options for lodging in the South Beach area, we loved supporting this locally owned and Krause Family run property who pioneered Miami hospitality in mid-beach since the early 90s.
Although our time was short, we had the opportunity to travel up to Circa’s big sister property, The Palms Hotel & Spa to enjoy the debut dinner for Essensia Restaurant + Lounge’s Fall/Winter Menu. Chef Venoy Rogers III recently joined the team in July and we were delighted to see him bring his Southern Californian farm-to-table philosphy to the colorful streets of Miami.
Our evening started out enjoying garden-to-table cocktails by mixologist Leo Holtman and then followed by a tour of their on-site chef’s organic garden that Chef Venoy Rogers personally oversees. A few of the highlights from the menu include Stuffed Scallops with Florida stone crab, Florida Stone Fruit & Burrata heirloom tomato with beet ‘soil’ and a personal favorite, Cauliflower ‘Steak’ with garden herbs and sweet potato fettuccini.
If you’re planning to spend an upcoming adventure in South Beach, do yourself a favor and check out these delicious garden items and the delightful Circa 39.