Hollywood Beach and the Versace Mansio

And that's a wrap on my 40th birthday weekend! Still in disbelief that it has come and gone, but enjoyed every second of our getaway to South Florida. I chose the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort because I wanted to end the weekend with lunch at the Versace Mansion, but didn't want to stay in Miami. So, we stayed about a half hour north with beautiful beach views on one side and the intracoastal on the other. We also had a view of the giant guitar hotel (the Hard Rock in Hollywood) and of the cruise ships setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale. 

I love a good combo of resort fun + being right on the beach which we don't get at the resorts in Orlando. There were 3 pools, a waterslide, multiple restaurants and bars, and a water taxi for the intracoastal. We were also right on the broadwalk and were able to walk to several restaurants and enjoy live music at night. 

We had a partial ocean view room, and I loved how they handed us a welcome margarita (usually it's a glass of bubbles at resorts, but at Margaritaville it's of course a margarita). 

Bathing Suit {available in 8 colors} | Swim Cover-Up

*Brunch on the intracoastal*

*Embracing the humidity and Monica Geller frizz*

After checking out, we drove south before heading north to go home. Why? Because we had lunch reservations at the Versace Mansion in South Beach. Did you know their lunch menu is a three course meal for only $36?! Fine dining in South Beach with that pool view?! Yes please! 

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  1. What a fabulous 40th birthday weekend! You are so lucky to have so many cool places by you in Florida! The food all looks good, including the drinks, dessert, etc. Love your pink skirt!


  2. Monica Geller frizz made me laugh lol. Looks like the best birthday celebrations, and gimmie that yummy pasta!



  3. What a beautiful place! I love the room! It's so nice! And lol at the Monica Geller frizz That is just the best show!

  4. What a perfect birthday weekend! The resort looks amazing! All of the food looks yummy too!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. Oh your Birthday trip looked and sounded like so much fun. You packed a lot in here and so nice to travel with the family. Luxe with the family and celebrating your birthday what is not to love!

    Allie of