Vintage Miami

avalon hotel sobe[trip style = sun + beach + urban]

Last week, Mr. Trip Styler and I spent a handful of hot 'n humid days in Miami. As avid architecture and design fans {of the modern and vintage variety}, we did not let go of our cameras the entire visit. Here are just a few retro gems we captured on a walkabout along Ocean Drive, a '20s- and '30s-built, 10-block stretch some call "America's Riviera." Stay tuned for a bigger slice of South Beach's TS-approved eats, stays and plays coming soon.

PS - Of all the hotels captured below, I dig the Diesel Jeans-owned, 25-room Pelican Hotel.

Breakwater hotel miami Hotel Breakwater

colony hotel south beach Colony Hotel

the carlyle hotel miami The Carlyle

cavalier hotel miami The Cavalier

leslie hotel miami Leslie Hotel {under renovation}

congress hotel South Beach Congress Hotel South Beach

casa grande suite hotel miami Casa Grande Suite Hotel

pelican hotel sobe Pelican Miami Beach

lifeguard station miami beach sobe A stretch of the 15-mile beach across the road.

[photos by @tripstyler]