Located in a revamped old motel called the Lido Spa on Belle Island between Miami Beach and the Design District, The Standard is one of my favorite places in Miami. It’s far enough from South Beach that you don’t get annoying crowds, but close enough that you can walk or bike there.
Walk through the mod/scandi lobby through lush gorgeous gardens until you reach the pool area.
On a sunny day, the grill is such a great place to have lunch. It’s rarely crowded and…
…there is even a raw dish on the menu — “living” lasagna — hooray!
In the distance, you can see the building where I used to live.
If I still lived here, I would definitely join the club. Sunrise Yoga, Bayside — ummm, yes, please.
For dessert I just had to try the Vegan Ding Dong, which was a bit heavy for my taste, but still very good.
After that and a glass of cold rosé, I was definitely ready for a nap in the sun…