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Habitually Chic Hits the High Seas

by habituallychic

01 . 12 . 11
I’ve never really fancied myself a cruise person.  Especially not after all the stories I’ve heard of people gaining ten pounds after eating at the buffet twelve times a day.  But when someone asks you if you want to take a cruise on a brand new ship with fabulous interior design, custom fabrics from Kravet, a Canyon Ranch Spa, a restaurant by Jacques Pépin, and much more, what else could I say but pass the Dramamine and sign me up!  So I will be taking a trip to Miami (February 5-10) to board the new Oceania cruise ship Marina on its maiden voyage to Nassau, Bahamas.  I can’t wait to experience this floating boutique hotel and get some sun!  Joining me on this trip will be my good friend Stefan Hurray of Architect Design.  We’ll also be staying in Miami for a few days after the cruise so if anyone has suggestions on what to do or see, please feel free to let me know.  Same for Nassau.  And for those who’ve already asked, I will definitely be posting my outfits!  That’s the best part! Anchors Away!  

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  1. Luciane at HomeBunch.com January 12, 2011 | 7:51 pm

    That will be fun!!! And sunny!

    I can’t wait to see your outfits!:-)

    Take care, sweetie!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  2. ArchitectDesign™ January 12, 2011 | 8:14 pm

    I can’t wait -get me out of this cold weather ASAP! Hmmm, now cruise-wear!

  3. kp January 12, 2011 | 8:36 pm

    Hi Heather..how fun! I work part time at Royal Caribbean/Celebrity Cruises and I can tell you the ships have come a long way. I will email you a Miami-must see list this week! 🙂 kristin http://www.summerinnewportblog.com

  4. suburban prep January 12, 2011 | 8:57 pm

    What a wonderful experience you will have.
    I have been on a number of cruises and I have enjoyed them.

  5. ruffledrose.com January 12, 2011 | 10:31 pm

    You will LOVE Oceania Cruise Line! It’s divine!

  6. Fernanda January 13, 2011 | 1:35 am

    There is a lot to do and see in Miami, definitely the upcoming Design District, Holly Hunt, Jalan Jalan, Vitra, Raul Carrasco, The Rug Company, Niba, Genius Jones, plus Christian Loubutin, Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, Browns, Tomas Maierfor cothes, and Michael’s or Mandolin for lunch or dinner. Wynwood, a couple of blocks away is more gallery oriented, but incredibly amzing, Plant the Future is a must see for terrariums and orchids.
    Miami Beach if you must, Lincoln Road, Taschen, Coltorti, Babalu, Nest and “etc” you need to visit.
    and for sure Collins avenue with all chic stores and my personal favorite, The Webster in collins and 9th st.
    For dinner @ the Beach, definitely Casa Tua.
    i know you are a fan, so the Viceroy on Brickell with inteiors by kelly Wearstler, i dont love it, but a must see, and Zuma for lunch or dinner.
    There are some mayor private collections, De la Cruz and Rubell are a must see.
    Hope this info is useful, I’ve been here for 12 years and love the evolving culture of Miami and the many languages you can hear during lunch anywhere. Bal harbor has incredible shops, but nothing you dont have in NY, so dont waste your time.

  7. Habitually Chic January 13, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    Fernanda – thanks for the wonderful recommendations and advice! I just copied it all for my master list. Can’t wait to get to Miami and away from the snow!

  8. John J. Tackett January 13, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    Vizcaya is a Must See destination for anyone interested in classic design. If you have a car (or better, someone to drive you), Coral Gables has some very interesting architectural and planning features, such the Venetian Pool, that are overlooked by the typical tourist. __ The Devoted Classicist

  9. k a t e January 13, 2011 | 5:42 pm


    Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau is a can’t miss. The food is delicious and the nautical chic decor is to die for!


  10. Jennifer Powell January 13, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, great post! If you have room in your suitcase I’m sneaking in!

  11. Splenderosa January 13, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    Heather, this is awesome! Don’t believe any of the bad stuff you hear. Cruising is a beautiful way to see open clean clear waters, beautiful destinations & perfect surroundings. Of course, we just block out anything unpretty, you know? Have a wonderful time, I wish I were going !!

  12. Elizabeth January 13, 2011 | 6:49 pm

    would definitely recommend picking up the LUXE guide to Miami at Flight 001 in the West Village- all LUXE guides are fabulous, and this one is no exception!

    Lunch at the Delano is wonderful!

  13. Rice and Beans Vintage January 13, 2011 | 7:14 pm

    Wow, looks fantastic!

  14. Pam January 13, 2011 | 8:34 pm

    Wow!!!! The word “jealous” comes to mind…

  15. go boo boo January 14, 2011 | 3:42 am

    Beautiful! Enjoy!

  16. Pancake January 16, 2011 | 12:43 am

    I, too, will be on this cruise onboard Marina, as I’m the Blogger-at-Large for Oceania Cruises, and I look forward to meeting you onboard! We’re counting down the days to when Marina will cross the Atlantic from Barcelona to Miami, and from there she will take her journey to Nassau for the christening cruise. If you’d like to follow the countdown, you can find the blog at http://www.oceaniacruisesblog.com/. Thanks so much for the wonderful post!

  17. Belle on Heels January 25, 2011 | 8:59 pm

    i’ve always felt the same way about cruises, but this may convert me! tres gorgeous! have you checked out the tory burch city guides? she has a great one posted on miami. and the fountainbleu is really hard to beat, especially for some great celeb spotting!